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Soccer Star’s Collapse Was Unrelated to COVID-19 Vaccine

June 21, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Danish soccer star Christian Eriksen is recovering well after he suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed during a match on June 12. But after…

Conservative Outlets Advance Unfounded Theory About Capitol Attack

June 18, 2021 /

Quick Take There is no evidence that “unindicted co-conspirators” mentioned in federal indictments related to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack are undercover FBI agents or…

Research Rebuts Claims Linking COVID-19 Vaccines to Male Infertility

June 17, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest A new study found there was no negative effect on sperm levels in men after receiving the COVID-19 vaccines, undercutting suggestions that the…

Presidential Vetoes Rare in Unified Government

June 17, 2021 /

When presidents enjoy a unified government, meaning the same party controls the House, Senate and White House, they rarely veto legislation. But Republican Sen. John Barrasso…

Viral Video Misleadingly Questions Safety of Nasal Swabs

June 16, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest A chemical widely used to sterilize medical devices is also used for nasal swabs in COVID-19 testing. But a viral video misleadingly suggests…

Posts Falsely Tie Evangelical Leader to Cannabis Product

June 14, 2021 /

Quick Take A viral Facebook post, which links to a webpage that misrepresents itself as a Fox News report, pushes the false story that evangelical…

FactCheck.org Wins Third Sigma Delta Chi Award

June 14, 2021 /

FactCheck.org has won its second consecutive Sigma Delta Chi Award for fact-checking from the Society of Professional Journalists. The announcement was made June 12. The…

Evidence Points to Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines for Pregnant People

June 11, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Clinical trials and medical studies have indicated that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe for pregnant people. But online posts misrepresent unverified reports submitted…

Facebook Post Misleads on Bipartisan Capitol Attack Report and Interview

June 10, 2021 /

Quick Take On June 8, a bipartisan group of senators released a report on the security and intelligence failures related to the Jan. 6 attack…

SciCheck on the Radio

June 8, 2021 /

FactCheck.org Managing Editor Lori Robertson discussed several of our recent SciCheck articles on the public radio show “Conversations on Health Care.” See the audio clips…