Merck, Pfizer COVID-19 Antivirals Different From Ivermectin

October 15, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Merck and Pfizer are each developing a new oral antiviral drug that might prevent or treat COVID-19. The pills are very different from…

Biden’s Controversial COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Plan

September 3, 2021 /

Last month, the Biden administration announced a plan to begin administering third shots of the two mRNA COVID-19 vaccines to healthy people in mid-September to…

CDC Document Discusses Strategy To Protect Displaced People From COVID-19

August 13, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention document reviews the challenges of using a “shielding” approach to protect high-risk people living in places…

Posts Misinterpret CDC’s Provincetown COVID-19 Outbreak Report

August 6, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Social media posts are misinterpreting the results of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, which found 74% of people in a…

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…