Viral post promotes conspiracy about Moderna sponsorship of U.S. Open

A widely shared social media post speculates that an unvaccinated tennis player was banned from the U.S. Open because the tournament was sponsored by Moderna. The player made international headlines late last year for his refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in the Australian Open.

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