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FactChecking Biden’s Address to Congress

April 29, 2021 /

Summary In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Joe Biden got some facts wrong and stretched others, mainly repeated claims we’ve…

Vaccines Benefit Those Who Have Had COVID-19, Contrary to Viral Posts

April 23, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest There is no evidence that vaccines could cause harm to people who already have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 or have become ill with…

Stories Falsely Cite ‘Stanford Study’ to Misinform on Face Masks

April 22, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Stanford Medicine says it “strongly supports the use of face masks to control the spread of COVID-19.” Yet viral stories falsely claim a…

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…

The Facts on the Recommended J&J Vaccine ‘Pause’

April 13, 2021 /

So far, nearly 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the U.S., including 7.2 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.…

MLB All-Star Lineup: Colorado vs. Georgia

April 7, 2021 /

After pulling its All-Star game out of Georgia because of the state’s new voting law, Major League Baseball picked Colorado for its summer classic —…

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…

FactChecking Claims About Asylum Grants and Immigration Court Attendance

April 1, 2021 /

While discussing ways to quickly determine if people who cross into the U.S. through Mexico are eligible for asylum, Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio…

Viral Posts Misuse VAERS Data to Make False Claims About COVID-19 Vaccines

March 31, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Social media posts repeatedly misuse unverified data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System to falsely claim that COVID-19 vaccines are dangerous, and…

FactChecking Biden’s First Press Conference

March 25, 2021 /

In his first press conference since being inaugurated 64 days ago, President Joe Biden got some facts wrong: Biden claimed that former President Donald Trump…