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RTL Today – Fact Check: US remarks on economy misleadingly portrayed as threat to unvaccinated

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An RT article suggests a top US Treasury official sought to blackmail unvaccinated Americans by saying shortages of goods would continue until they all receive Covid-19 shots. But the shortages and higher prices are caused by increased demand and a lack of workers rather than a government plot, and the Treasury official said worldwide vaccination is needed to return the economy to a more consistent state that resembles what came before the coronavirus pandemic.

“US Treasury deputy sec warns unvaxxed Americans that shortages will continue until EVERYONE is jabbed,” says the headline of an October 15, 2021 article on the website of the Kremlin-funded outlet, which was formally known as Russia Today.

“Wally Adeyemo, the Biden administration’s second-highest official in the Treasury Department, appeared to publicly blackmail the still-sizable portion of Americans who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19,” the article says.

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