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This painting depicts Gen. George Washington and his troops on the march to Valley Forge during the American Revolutionary War.  (AP)

George Washington mandated Revolutionary War troops be inoculated against smallpox

Boxes of unpacked PCR tests lay in a laboratory in Vienna on Monday, May 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Lisa Leutner)

CDC test can’t differentiate between COVID and the flu? That’s wrong.

Vials of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine that are being administered for local residents at a vaccination center at the building part of the Tokyo Skytree, the tallest structure in Japan, Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in Sumida ward of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

When will the COVID-19 vaccines get full FDA approval?

A sign advises shoppers to wear masks outside of a store Monday, July 19, 2021, in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles. Los Angeles County has reinstated an indoor mask mandate due to rising COVID-19 cases, largely caused by the highly contagious delta variant. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Let’s review some falsehoods about masks

A sign advises shoppers to wear masks outside of a store Monday, July 19, 2021, in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles. Los Angeles County has reinstated an indoor mask mandate due to rising COVID-19 cases, largely caused by the highly contagious delta variant. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

How some mysterious mutations make delta the most transmissible COVID virus yet

Empty seats are shown at the opening ceremonies during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, July 23, 2021. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

An Olympics hot mic video allegedly of an NBC producer isn’t real — it’s a joke