Fact Check: Unmasking misleading claims around Kamala’s US presidential poll campaign

With elections within the United States simply over two months away, candidates are attempting their greatest to woo the voters, conducting campaigns and itemizing out their plans. Social media too has heated up as Republican and Democrat supporters goal the opposite aspect.

Several Facebook customers have claimed that Democrat Presidential nominee Joe Biden and his working mate Senator Kamala Harris have brazenly flouted social distancing norms throughout election campaigning.

A picture collage of the 2, together with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Senator Cory Booker, has gone viral on Facebook, with the caption saying, “ Not a mask in sight. Tell me again why we are being forced to wear one”.

India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has discovered that the viral photos of Biden and Harris are from March 9, when guidelines concerning social distancing and use of masks weren’t imposed within the US. It was solely in early April that the nation’s nationwide public well being physique really helpful masks for the general public.

The archived variations of the viral posts are saved here and here.

Using reverse search, we discovered the supply of one of many pictures within the collage.

Uploaded by Getty Images, the caption reads, “ DETROIT, MICHIGAN – MARCH 09: Sen. Kamala Harris (L) (D-CA), hugs Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden after introducing him at a campaign rally at Renaissance High School on March 09, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Michigan will hold its primary election tomorrow. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)”.

The complete video of the occasion will be discovered within the web site of “C-Span”. This web site additionally stated that the political occasion befell on March 9 in Detroit, Michigan. Here, Biden spoke in regards to the significance of profitable the state of Michigan within the March 10 main elections.

AFWA has discovered that although the US reported its preliminary Covid-19 instances in March, however there was no lockdown within the subsequent few weeks. It was not till March 23 {that a} state-wide stay-at-home order was issued for Michigan.

As per US media reports, it was not till early April that its nationwide public well being physique Centers for Disease Control and Prevention really helpful the usage of masks for most people.

Hence, it may be concluded that the viral photos of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris conducting an election campaign with out masks or sustaining social distancing had been really taken on March 9, when Covid-19 norms weren’t enforced within the US.

File photo of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

ClaimJoe Biden and Kamala Harris, Democrat nominees for President and Vice-President within the US elections, are flouting Covid-19 norms throughout campaigning. ConclusionThe photos are from March 9, when guidelines concerning social distancing and use of masks weren’t enforced within the US. It was solely in early April that the nation’s nationwide public well being physique really helpful masks for the general public.

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