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Beds for Olympic Athletes Were Not Designed for COVID-19 Concerns

July 23, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Participants in the 2020 Olympic Games will be subject to many COVID-19 rules. But social media posts and a news report falsely claim…

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…

Viral Posts Lift Bogus ‘Quarantine’ Story from Satire Site

July 22, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest A satire site a month ago published a joke about the Biden administration creating “quarantine camps” for the unvaccinated. Now that fabricated story…

Businessman’s Social Media Post Distorts Facts on Definition of a Pandemic

July 20, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest A businessman’s post on Instagram and Facebook wrongly claims that the U.S. government “changed the definition of pandemic” in 2004, suggesting that COVID-19…

Mayim Bialik and Sons Got COVID-19 Vaccine

July 20, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik has expressed skepticism about vaccines in the past, but she says she and her two teenage children have…

CDC Data Contradict Julián Castro’s Texas COVID-19 Claims

July 19, 2021 /

Cases of COVID-19 are increasing in Texas, but it doesn’t have the “highest COVID positivity rate and case count in the nation” — contrary to…

Photo Shows 2018 France World Cup Celebration, Not Vaccine Protest

July 19, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Social media posts are misrepresenting an old photo from France by suggesting the sea of people in the streets shows “[p]eople are waking…

CDC Data Thus Far Show COVID-19 Vaccination Safe During Pregnancy

July 15, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Federal vaccine monitoring systems have identified no safety concerns with the COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant people. Preliminary Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data…

Meme Spreads Falsehood About Vaccine Transfer Through Eating Meat

July 15, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Livestock and poultry are not being vaccinated against COVID-19. But a meme is spreading the falsehood that those who eat meat from vaccinated…

Baseless Conspiracy Theory Follows Deaths of Haitian President, Other National Leaders

July 14, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Following the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, social media posts baselessly suggest that he and other world leaders were killed or died…