Viewing Month: July 2021

COVID-19 Surges Among Unvaccinated in Florida, Contrary to Baseless Claims

July 30, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Florida health officials have reported a 60% rise in COVID-19 cases, and hospitals are reporting that 95% of COVID-19 patients are not fully…

Vaccines Remain Largely Effective Against Delta Variant, Counter to Claims From Fox News Guest

July 30, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Multiple studies show the FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines continue to be effective against the delta variant of the coronavirus, even if the potency of…

Old Photo of Biden Motorcade Misrepresented Online

July 30, 2021 /

Quick Take Viral social media posts are purporting a photo — which shows a motorcade being met by a swarm of flags supporting former President…

Viral Claim Gets Biden’s COVID-19 Travel and Immigration Policies Wrong

July 30, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The Biden administration hasn’t introduced COVID-19 travel restrictions on Americans going to Mexico since the delta variant became dominant in the U.S., and…

Republicans’ Shaky, No Evidence Attempt to Cast Blame on Pelosi for Jan. 6

July 29, 2021 /

House Republicans have sought to change the narrative on the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by pro-Trump protesters, claiming that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is…

A Guide to the CDC’s Updated Mask Recommendations

July 29, 2021 /

Citing new data on the delta variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that fully vaccinated people wear face masks indoors in some…

Flawed Variant Information Fuels Baseless COVID-19 Theory

July 29, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest A conspiracy theory online baselessly suggests that the World Health Organization and other groups preplanned the variants of the novel coronavirus — citing…

Posts Baselessly Link COVID-19 Tests to Vaccine Conspiracy Theory

July 27, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The COVID-19 vaccines currently in use must be administered via injection. But Instagram posts baselessly suggest that Bill Gates and George Soros will…

Video Twists Advice on Delta Variant and Vaccination

July 27, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest An epidemiologist recommended that people get the COVID-19 vaccine because some evidence suggests an unvaccinated person who gets the delta variant is “twice…

Viral Posts Misrepresent CDC Announcement on COVID-19 PCR Test

July 26, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Scientists consider polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, tests a highly reliable tool for diagnosing COVID-19. But social media posts are misrepresenting a recent…