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FILE - Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington on Dec. 1, 2021. On Thursday, Dec. 23, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming Fauci’s sister “Angelique Fauci” published a book on the omicron variant of the coronavirus the same week it was discovered.

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:

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