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The American public is currently concerned about the growing inflation, where the American dollar has less purchasing power than it did before, and the cost of goods have gone up. What is the cause of inflation and when are prices expected to go back down?
Claim: With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreasing nationwide, many states have lifted their mask mandate and you no longer need to wear a mask in public indoor settings.
Rating: This claim is MOSTLY TRUE. Mask mandates do vary county by county but for the most part, you no longer need to wear a mask in public. But if you have a compromised immune system, or are caring for elderly adults or anyone with a weak immune system, it is still strongly recommended that you still wear a mask when you go out to protect the vulnerable members of your family.
Claim: Many Vietnamese Americans believe that President Joe Biden is to blame for the rise in gas prices, saying that during the Trump Administration, gas prices were cheaper.
Rating: This claim is MOSTLY FALSE. The American president does not control gas prices. Gas prices are determined by the price of oil on the global market. Because Russia has waged war on Ukraine, the U.S. and its European allies have reduced their import of Russian oil. This has led to a worldwide increase in the price of oil and thus, a worldwide increase in gas prices.
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With the recent peak of COVID infections due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19, there has been an increased need for COVID-19 testing and a greater demand for COVID-19 tests. Click on the article to get more information, based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about when you should get tested for COVID-19 and how you can get a test.