Have athletes dropped out of Australian Open with vaccine-related health problems?
25 January 2022 | 10:29 am
Anti-vax enthusiasts claim that at least three athletes have dropped out of the 2022 Australian Open tournament due to chest problems related to Covid-19 vaccination. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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