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Jill Biden COVID Diagnosis Spawns Daffy Conspiracy Theories

Posted on AllSides September 5th, 2023
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The usual suspects are at it again. Right-wing commentators and political operatives have taken to social media, spreading rumors that Jill Biden’s positive COVID test is part of a nefarious plan to make everyone vote by mail and return to lockdowns ahead of the 2024 election.

These wild, fact-free theories are bouncing around despite the fact that the first lady is hardly an outlier in contracting COVID; hospitalizations for the virus are up 93 percent over the last three months, according to the CDC.

Eric Spacklen, a former spokesperson for...

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