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…

CDC Data Thus Far Show COVID-19 Vaccination Safe During Pregnancy

July 15, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Federal vaccine monitoring systems have identified no safety concerns with the COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant people. Preliminary Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data…

The Facts – and Gaps – on the Origin of the Coronavirus

June 25, 2021 /

A year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic — and with a death toll approaching 4 million lives — how the coronavirus came to…

The Evolving Science of Face Masks and COVID-19

March 2, 2021 /

Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began recommending that members of the public mask up last spring, additional research has backed the use…

Instagram Post Makes Invalid Comparison Between COVID-19 and Flu Vaccines

February 19, 2021 /

Quick Take A tweet shared on Instagram baselessly claims that a person is 300 to 900 times more likely to die “after getting the #Covid…

Video Makes Bogus Claims About ‘War Crimes’ and COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

February 12, 2021 /

Quick Take A video falsely claims that people receiving authorized COVID-19 vaccines are taking part in a deadly clinical trial and that those administering the doses are war criminals under the Nuremberg…

Video Wrong About Fauci, COVID-19

February 3, 2021 /

Quick Take A video from conservative commentator Liz Wheeler falsely claims the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, repeatedly “lied” to the American…

Video Misinterprets Fauci’s Comments on COVID-19 Vaccine

January 26, 2021 /

Quick Take A highly viewed Facebook video distorts a CNN interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci to falsely suggest that a COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the…

Viral Video Makes False and Unsupported Claims About Vaccines

January 22, 2021 /

Quick Take A viral video makes a series of inaccurate and unfounded arguments for why people should not receive any vaccines, including those for COVID-19.…

What Do the New Coronavirus Variants Mean for the Pandemic?

January 16, 2021 /

Q: What are the risks of the newly identified coronavirus variants? A: There’s no clear evidence yet that mutant versions cause more severe disease, although some…