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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…

Trump and Son Whitewash Vaccine Willingness Before Biden

October 21, 2021 /

The percentage of Americans who say they would “definitely not” get the COVID-19 vaccine has remained relatively stable since 2020. And the daily number of…

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…

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…

Partisan Claims About Flight Cancellations Lack Evidence

October 14, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Southwest Airlines’ flight cancellations fueled partisan claims over the weekend that transportation workers were protesting COVID-19 vaccine requirements and causing the cancellations. But…

Migrants Not Responsible for Latest COVID-19 Surge

October 8, 2021 /

Infectious disease experts say low vaccination rates, resistance to protective measures such as wearing a mask and the highly transmissible delta variant are driving the…

White House and HHS Employees Aren’t ‘Exempt’ from Vaccine Mandate

October 7, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest While some specifics of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates haven’t been determined, misleading claims about who will be “exempt” have circulated online.…

Video: Instagram Posts Spread Texas Lawmaker’s False Claims on Vaccine Testing

October 4, 2021 /

In this video, FactCheck.org and Univision Noticias teamed up to debunk false claims, spreading on social media, that were made by a state senator in Texas…

Basketball Star Bradley Beal’s Misleading Comments About COVID-19

October 1, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest NBA star Bradley Beal made some misleading comments — shared in viral video clips — about the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. No vaccine…

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…