There were some new clashes, and plenty of claims we’ve heard before, as seven Republican candidates faced off in California.
GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy this week proposed that a physical fitness test be added to the college admissions process as a “simple way” for colleges to diversify. “It’s a fact that those who perform well on math & reading tests tend to perform more poorly on the 1-mile run, and vice versa,” he said. That’s not a fact. In fact, numerous studies show just the opposite.
People with cancer are particularly vulnerable to severe disease and death from COVID-19. Vaccines provide needed protection. It has not been shown that COVID-19 vaccines cause or accelerate cancer. Nor does a recent paper about a mouse that died of lymphoma “prove” that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine induced “turbo cancer,” contrary to social media claims.