False rumor that booster made CA governor sick spreads on social media

An unsourced claim that California Governor Gavin Newsom had an adverse reaction to the COVID-19 booster took hold on social media and conservative news sites. The rumor spread rapidly with no evidence other than the governor’s lack of official public appearances for 12 days. According to Governor Newsom’s office, he was working and spending time with his family during those 12 days, which appears to be confirmed by a picture posted to social media. There is no evidence that the Governor was sick, from the booster or otherwise.

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