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…

A Guide to Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine

December 22, 2020 /

Moderna’s mRNA vaccine is the second COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use in the U.S. Here, we give a rundown of basic facts about the vaccine…

Q&A on COVID-19 Vaccines

December 18, 2020 /

One COVID-19 vaccine is now authorized in the U.S. and more are likely to follow. In this story, we answer some common questions about the shots. For more information about specific…

A Guide to Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine

December 10, 2020 /

The first COVID-19 vaccine that’s likely to go into any American arms is Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine, which was designed and developed by the German biotech…