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Colin Powell’s COVID-19 Death Followed Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment

October 21, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Former Secretary of State Colin Powell died from complications of COVID-19. Although he was fully vaccinated, he was also 84 years old and…

Already Had COVID-19? Vaccines Boost Immunity, Not ‘Wipe Out’ Antibodies

October 21, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Studies show the COVID-19 vaccines boost the antibody levels and improve the immune response of those who previously had COVID-19. The vaccines do…

PhRMA Ad Misleads on Medicare Drug Negotiation Legislation

October 20, 2021 /

In TV ads, the pharmaceutical industry claims congressional plans to allow the federal government to negotiate drug prices in Medicare would deny beneficiaries’ access to…

Merck, Pfizer COVID-19 Antivirals Different From Ivermectin

October 15, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Merck and Pfizer are each developing a new oral antiviral drug that might prevent or treat COVID-19. The pills are very different from…

Trump’s Final Numbers

October 8, 2021 /

Summary The statistics for the entirety of Donald Trump’s time in office are nearly all compiled. As we did for his predecessor four years ago,…

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…

Ongoing Clinical Trials Will Decide Whether (or Not) Ivermectin Is Safe, Effective for COVID-19

September 16, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Studies on whether ivermectin is beneficial in treating COVID-19 patients haven’t been conclusive, and health officials have warned people not to self-medicate. But…

Q&A on Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine-or-Test Rule

September 10, 2021 /

On Sept. 9, President Joe Biden announced a six-point plan to increase vaccinations against COVID-19 and slow the spread of the delta variant of the…

Biden’s Controversial COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Plan

September 3, 2021 /

Last month, the Biden administration announced a plan to begin administering third shots of the two mRNA COVID-19 vaccines to healthy people in mid-September to…

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…