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…

FactChecking Claims About the Georgia Voting Law

April 6, 2021 /

A new voting law in Georgia has sparked a rebuke from Major League Baseball and political spin from both parties. We’ll fact-check claims from President…

The Facts on the Increase in Illegal Immigration

March 23, 2021 /

Democrats and Republicans are pointing fingers over an increase in illegal immigration at the southern border, and notably an increase in children traveling alone. While…

Cheney’s Misleading Criticism of the COVID-19 Relief Package

March 12, 2021 /

After the Senate passed its version of the American Rescue Plan Act, Republican Rep. Liz Cheney claimed “the result of that package is going to…

FactChecking Biden’s Prime-Time Address

March 12, 2021 /

In his remarks to the nation after signing the latest COVID-19 relief legislation, President Joe Biden stretched the facts, particularly when boasting of the increase…