Viral Claim Gets Biden’s COVID-19 Travel and Immigration Policies Wrong

July 30, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The Biden administration hasn’t introduced COVID-19 travel restrictions on Americans going to Mexico since the delta variant became dominant in the U.S., and…

Video Twists Advice on Delta Variant and Vaccination

July 27, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest An epidemiologist recommended that people get the COVID-19 vaccine because some evidence suggests an unvaccinated person who gets the delta variant is “twice…

Viral Posts Lift Bogus ‘Quarantine’ Story from Satire Site

July 22, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest A satire site a month ago published a joke about the Biden administration creating “quarantine camps” for the unvaccinated. Now that fabricated story…

Meme Spreads Falsehood About Vaccine Transfer Through Eating Meat

July 15, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Livestock and poultry are not being vaccinated against COVID-19. But a meme is spreading the falsehood that those who eat meat from vaccinated…

Meme Trumpets Falsehood About Delta Variant

July 9, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads more quickly than the original virus and has been classified as a “variant…

Spoof Video Furthers Microchip Conspiracy Theory

July 2, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest A list of the ingredients used in COVID-19 vaccines is publicly available, and the ingredients don’t include microchips. Yet claims advancing conspiracy theories…

Evidence Points to Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines for Pregnant People

June 11, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Clinical trials and medical studies have indicated that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe for pregnant people. But online posts misrepresent unverified reports submitted…

Viral Posts, Pundits Distort Fauci Emails

June 4, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Thousands of pages of redacted emails to and from Dr. Anthony Fauci are now publicly available, thanks to journalists’ Freedom of Information Act…

Dominion’s Defamation Lawsuits Are Still Active

June 3, 2021 /

Quick Take Dominion Voting Systems has sued Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell for making false accusations of election fraud that defamed the company after the…

COVID-19 Vaccine Data Was Peer-Reviewed, Contrary to Meme’s Claim

May 28, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The COVID-19 vaccines have been the subject of peer-reviewed studies that found they were effective and safe, but a meme has been circulating…