Fox News anchor spreads baseless anti-vaccine rumor about California governor’s low public profile
Rumors about Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 booster shot circulated in extremist right-wing spaces, before being repeated by a purported “straight news” Fox anchor.
Claims about Newsom’s health had circulated in extremist spaces online following his booster shot, alleging that an adverse health event would have occurred in relation to the COVID-19 vaccines.
The governor was recently seen in public attending a wedding, and also spoke at a state economic summit on Tuesday.