Partisan Claims About Flight Cancellations Lack Evidence

October 14, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Southwest Airlines’ flight cancellations fueled partisan claims over the weekend that transportation workers were protesting COVID-19 vaccine requirements and causing the cancellations. But…

White House and HHS Employees Aren’t ‘Exempt’ from Vaccine Mandate

October 7, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest While some specifics of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates haven’t been determined, misleading claims about who will be “exempt” have circulated online.…

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…

Social Media Posts Mislead on COVID-19 Vaccines, Deaths in Afghanistan

September 10, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Afghanistan has implemented a COVID-19 vaccination program and, although administration of vaccines has slowed due to internal armed conflicts, the program is still…

Meme Misattributes Quote on Afghanistan to Trump

September 3, 2021 /

Quick Take A viral meme falsely claims that former President Donald Trump suggested that the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan was an orchestrated distraction by…

Social Media Posts Draw Unsupported Conclusion on Afghan Helicopter Video

September 2, 2021 /

Quick Take Afghan journalists report that a video of a person suspended from a helicopter shows an operation in which the person was trying to…

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…

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…

Indiana Doctor Piles On Bogus COVID-19 Claims in Viral Video

August 10, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest In a viral video, an Indiana physician baselessly claimed that the COVID-19 vaccines, which have been shown to be safe and effective, “fight…

Pfizer CEO Got the COVID-19 Vaccine

August 6, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The CEO of Pfizer posted a photo of himself getting the second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 10. But an Aug.…