OECD Data Conflict With Biden’s Educational Attainment Claim

October 15, 2021 /

As of 2020, almost 52% of the United States population 25 to 34 years old had earned a postsecondary degree — putting the U.S. in…

Republicans Mischaracterize Proposed Financial Reporting Requirement

October 8, 2021 /

To help detect unreported income and narrow the gap between federal taxes collected and owed, the Biden administration has proposed expanding annual reporting requirements for…

Posts Spread Dubious Claim About Ivermectin and Male Fertility

September 23, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The Food and Drug Administration says male infertility is not a known side effect of the antiparasitic medication ivermectin. Dubious claims that the drug…

COVID-19: The Unvaccinated Pose a Risk to the Vaccinated

September 21, 2021 /

Q: How do people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 pose a risk to people who have been vaccinated? A: An unvaccinated person who…

Schumer Falsely Claims ‘All’ Americans Got Out of Afghanistan

September 7, 2021 /

A spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has conceded that the New York Democrat falsely claimed that “all” Americans who wanted to leave Afghanistan…

Instagram Post Missing Context About Israeli Study on COVID-19 Natural Immunity

September 2, 2021 /

SciCheck An Instagram post highlighted a headline about a non-peer-reviewed study from Israel that found that unvaccinated people previously infected with SARS-CoV-2 had greater immunity…

How Many Americans and Allies Are Left in Afghanistan?

September 2, 2021 /

On Aug. 18, President Joe Biden said if there were U.S. citizens left in Afghanistan on Aug. 31 who wanted to leave, “we’re gonna stay…

Texas Lt. Gov. Patrick’s False Claim About Unvaccinated Black People

August 24, 2021 /

The majority of United States residents who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 are white, according to available state data and survey research. That contradicts…

Tweets Misrepresent Border Data

August 19, 2021 /

As of July, there had been more than 1.3 million “encounters” at the southwest border in fiscal year 2021, according to U.S. Customs and Border…

Tax Credit for Plug-in Electric Vehicles Still Available for Certain Models

August 9, 2021 /

Dozens of electric cars and trucks still qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 for buyers purchasing new plug-in electric vehicles. President…