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Ongoing Clinical Trials Will Decide Whether (or Not) Ivermectin Is Safe, Effective for COVID-19

September 16, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Studies on whether ivermectin is beneficial in treating COVID-19 patients haven’t been conclusive, and health officials have warned people not to self-medicate. But…

Experts: No Link Between COVID-19 Vaccines and Erectile Dysfunction

September 16, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Public health officials around the world have explained that erectile dysfunction is not a side effect of COVID-19 vaccines, but a viral tweet…

No One Pushed ‘Button’ to Prevent Biden from Speaking

September 15, 2021 /

There was nothing unusual about the end of a routine press “pool spray” before a private meeting between fire officials and President Joe Biden in…

Q&A on Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine-or-Test Rule

September 10, 2021 /

On Sept. 9, President Joe Biden announced a six-point plan to increase vaccinations against COVID-19 and slow the spread of the delta variant of the…

Social Media Posts Mislead on COVID-19 Vaccines, Deaths in Afghanistan

September 10, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Afghanistan has implemented a COVID-19 vaccination program and, although administration of vaccines has slowed due to internal armed conflicts, the program is still…

CDC: No Warning Issued for Acute Flaccid Myelitis in 2021

September 9, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking outbreaks of acute flaccid myelitis — a serious condition mainly affecting children —…

Schumer Falsely Claims ‘All’ Americans Got Out of Afghanistan

September 7, 2021 /

A spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has conceded that the New York Democrat falsely claimed that “all” Americans who wanted to leave Afghanistan…

Biden’s Controversial COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Plan

September 3, 2021 /

Last month, the Biden administration announced a plan to begin administering third shots of the two mRNA COVID-19 vaccines to healthy people in mid-September to…

Republicans Inflate Cost of Taliban-Seized U.S. Military Equipment

September 3, 2021 /

The Taliban seized an arsenal of U.S.-made military equipment when it overran the Afghan army, but not nearly as much as numerous Republicans have claimed.…

Meme Misattributes Quote on Afghanistan to Trump

September 3, 2021 /

Quick Take A viral meme falsely claims that former President Donald Trump suggested that the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan was an orchestrated distraction by…