Viewing Month: September 2021

Trump Rejected Generals’ Advice, Too

September 30, 2021 /

Rep. Mike Rogers, the ranking Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, said congressional testimony this week showed that President Joe Biden ignored the advice…

Facebook Posts Distort Robert E. Lee’s Actions and Views on Slavery

September 29, 2021 /

Quick Take A statue commemorating Gen. Robert E. Lee was taken down in Richmond, Virginia, on Sept. 8. Days after the statue was removed, Facebook…

Generals Contradict Biden on Afghanistan Advice

September 28, 2021 /

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. Mark Milley and Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, contradicted President Joe Biden’s claim last month that…

Ads Distort How Much Biden’s Tax Plans Could Cost ‘Your Family’

September 24, 2021 /

The 2022 budget proposed by President Joe Biden would redistribute income, hitting high-income earners with tax increases and providing refundable tax credits to low- and…

Posts Spread Dubious Claim About Ivermectin and Male Fertility

September 23, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The Food and Drug Administration says male infertility is not a known side effect of the antiparasitic medication ivermectin. Dubious claims that the drug…

Debt Limit Q&A

September 22, 2021 /

Democrats and Republicans are once again in a standoff over a looming debt limit crisis. Congress must raise or suspend the limit on federal borrowing…

COVID-19: The Unvaccinated Pose a Risk to the Vaccinated

September 21, 2021 /

Q: How do people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 pose a risk to people who have been vaccinated? A: An unvaccinated person who…

Social Media Post on Use of Ivermectin for Refugees Lacks Context

September 17, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the use of ivermectin as a treatment for arriving refugees to treat parasitic infections. But…

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…