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Instagram Post Makes Invalid Comparison Between COVID-19 and Flu Vaccines

February 19, 2021 /

Quick Take A tweet shared on Instagram baselessly claims that a person is 300 to 900 times more likely to die “after getting the #Covid…

Video Airs False, Misleading Claims About Face Masks

February 17, 2021 /

Quick Take Evidence of the efficacy of face masks to help control the spread of the novel coronavirus has grown since the start of the…

SciCheck Video: The Facts About Fauci and Masks

February 16, 2021 /

In this video, we explain how accumulating scientific evidence ultimately led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to change its guidance on the wearing…

Video Makes Bogus Claims About ‘War Crimes’ and COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

February 12, 2021 /

Quick Take A video falsely claims that people receiving authorized COVID-19 vaccines are taking part in a deadly clinical trial and that those administering the doses are war criminals under the Nuremberg…

Headlines Distort the Facts on CDC Mask Order

February 5, 2021 /

Quick Take Headlines shared on social media distort the facts of a recent order by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that mandates face…

Video Wrong About Fauci, COVID-19

February 3, 2021 /

Quick Take A video from conservative commentator Liz Wheeler falsely claims the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, repeatedly “lied” to the American…

SciCheck Video: Don’t Confuse the Virus with the Disease

February 3, 2021 /

In this video, available in English and Spanish, we explain the distinction between virus and disease: The virus SARS-CoV-2 can lead to illness with the…

Video Uses Bogus Claims to Stoke Race-Based Fears of COVID-19 Vaccine

February 2, 2021 /

Quick Take A viral video clip makes bogus claims about COVID-19 vaccines and falsely accuses the government of “pure racism” for “push[ing] this heavily on…

Viral Posts Distort WHO Guidance on COVID-19 Tests

January 29, 2021 /

Quick Take Dubious websites and viral posts falsely claim that the World Health Organization changed COVID-19 testing protocols for political reasons following Joe Biden’s inauguration…

Hank Aaron’s Death Attributed to Natural Causes

January 28, 2021 /

Quick Take Baseball legend and civil rights activist Henry “Hank” Aaron died from natural causes, according to the medical examiner’s office in Fulton County, Georgia.…