Viewing Month: August 2021

Researcher Distorts Facts on COVID-19 Vaccine Approval, Liability

August 30, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration, though an emergency use authorization also remains in place. Dr.…

Biden Issued Proclamation to Fly Flags at Half-Staff

August 27, 2021 /

Quick Take President Joe Biden issued a proclamation honoring those who died in the attack at the Kabul airport Aug. 26 and calling for flags…

Video: Idaho Doctor Makes Baseless Claims About Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

August 27, 2021 /

1 In this video, FactCheck.org and Univision Noticias teamed up to debunk false claims made by a doctor in Idaho about COVID-19 mRNA vaccines and…

Trump and Boebert’s Oil Spin

August 27, 2021 /

The United States continues to import a smaller amount of its petroleum from the Middle East, part of a decadeslong trend that has continued under…

Health Sensors Misconstrued as Government Tracking ‘Microchips’

August 27, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest A digital device company is developing gel sensors that would monitor the wearer’s health and could potentially help to detect future outbreaks of…

Exposing the Holes in a California Recall Election Conspiracy Theory

August 26, 2021 /

Quick Take Videos on social media suggest that holes in the return envelopes being used for mail-in ballots in California were designed to allow election…

Chiropractor Again Peddles False, Misleading COVID-19 Claims

August 26, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is more transmissible than previous forms of the virus, and has helped spur an increase…

Instagram Post Wrong on U.S. Casualties in Afghanistan

August 25, 2021 /

Quick Take Eleven American military members were killed in Afghanistan in 2020, including four in combat. But, as the U.S. nears its Aug. 31 deadline…

Texas Lt. Gov. Patrick’s False Claim About Unvaccinated Black People

August 24, 2021 /

The majority of United States residents who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 are white, according to available state data and survey research. That contradicts…

Charlie Kirk Misleads on White House Vaccine Policy

August 24, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Federal employees — including at the White House — must attest to being vaccinated against COVID-19, or else comply with routine testing and…