Debt Limit Q&A

September 22, 2021 /

Democrats and Republicans are once again in a standoff over a looming debt limit crisis. Congress must raise or suspend the limit on federal borrowing…

Biden Leaves Misleading Impression on U.S. Debt

August 13, 2021 /

In promoting his own spending priorities, President Joe Biden blamed his predecessor’s “unpaid tax cuts and other spending” for increasing the national debt by nearly…

Senators Claim Infrastructure Bill Is ‘Paid For’; Experts Disagree

August 4, 2021 /

Both Democratic and Republican senators who negotiated a bipartisan infrastructure bill have claimed the legislation is “paid for.” But a budget watchdog group says the…

A Guide to the CDC’s Updated Mask Recommendations

July 29, 2021 /

Citing new data on the delta variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that fully vaccinated people wear face masks indoors in some…

FactChecking Biden’s CNN Town Hall

July 22, 2021 /

In a prime-time town hall aired on CNN, President Joe Biden overstated some facts and misled on others. The COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in…

Fauci and Paul, Round 2

July 22, 2021 /

At a July 20 Senate hearing, Republican Sen. Rand Paul and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, once…

No New Revelation on Hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19

July 2, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Randomized controlled trials — the highest standard of evidence — have found that hydroxychloroquine isn’t beneficial in treating hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Yet social…

The Wuhan Lab and the Gain-of-Function Disagreement

May 21, 2021 /

A disagreement between Republican Sen. Rand Paul and Dr. Anthony Fauci has put $600,000 of U.S. grant money to the Wuhan Institute of Virology back…

So Far, Vaccines Remain Effective Against Variants

May 13, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest So far, COVID-19 vaccines have been effective against variants of the coronavirus. Scientists are monitoring the situation carefully, with updated or new vaccines…

Q&A on the Rare Clotting Events That Caused the J&J Pause

April 22, 2021 /

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will meet April 23 to “provide further recommendations” on the use of the Johnson…