Viewing Month: July 2021

Beds for Olympic Athletes Were Not Designed for COVID-19 Concerns

July 23, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Participants in the 2020 Olympic Games will be subject to many COVID-19 rules. But social media posts and a news report falsely claim…

FactChecking Biden’s CNN Town Hall

July 22, 2021 /

In a prime-time town hall aired on CNN, President Joe Biden overstated some facts and misled on others. The COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in…

Fauci and Paul, Round 2

July 22, 2021 /

At a July 20 Senate hearing, Republican Sen. Rand Paul and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, once…

Viral Posts Lift Bogus ‘Quarantine’ Story from Satire Site

July 22, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest A satire site a month ago published a joke about the Biden administration creating “quarantine camps” for the unvaccinated. Now that fabricated story…

Debunking Trump’s Latest Arizona Election Claims

July 20, 2021 /

After a contractor hired by state Senate Republicans to look into the results of the 2020 Arizona election provided an update on its findings at…

Businessman’s Social Media Post Distorts Facts on Definition of a Pandemic

July 20, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest A businessman’s post on Instagram and Facebook wrongly claims that the U.S. government “changed the definition of pandemic” in 2004, suggesting that COVID-19…

Mayim Bialik and Sons Got COVID-19 Vaccine

July 20, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik has expressed skepticism about vaccines in the past, but she says she and her two teenage children have…

CDC Data Contradict Julián Castro’s Texas COVID-19 Claims

July 19, 2021 /

Cases of COVID-19 are increasing in Texas, but it doesn’t have the “highest COVID positivity rate and case count in the nation” — contrary to…

Photo Shows 2018 France World Cup Celebration, Not Vaccine Protest

July 19, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Social media posts are misrepresenting an old photo from France by suggesting the sea of people in the streets shows “[p]eople are waking…

More Trump Election Distortions

July 16, 2021 /

Continuing to claim there is “so much evidence” of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, former President Donald Trump offered two new distortions of…