Claim: “I don’t know whether you noticed, he [U.S. President Donald Trump] recently said that, they asked him where he got the COVID, he said, ‘I probably got it from Blue Star parents.’ They’re people who lost a child in battle.” Former U.S. vice president Joe Biden, October 8.
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Circulating on social media: Claim that the indigenous peoples of the Americas “sacrificed” their leaders “as an offering to the gods” during epidemics.
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