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Video Misinterprets Fauci’s Comments on COVID-19 Vaccine

January 26, 2021 /

Quick Take A highly viewed Facebook video distorts a CNN interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci to falsely suggest that a COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the…

Viral Video Makes False and Unsupported Claims About Vaccines

January 22, 2021 /

Quick Take A viral video makes a series of inaccurate and unfounded arguments for why people should not receive any vaccines, including those for COVID-19.…

What Do the New Coronavirus Variants Mean for the Pandemic?

January 16, 2021 /

Q: What are the risks of the newly identified coronavirus variants? A: There’s no clear evidence yet that mutant versions cause more severe disease, although some…

A Guide to Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine

December 22, 2020 /

Moderna’s mRNA vaccine is the second COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use in the U.S. Here, we give a rundown of basic facts about the vaccine…

Q&A on COVID-19 Vaccines

December 18, 2020 /

One COVID-19 vaccine is now authorized in the U.S. and more are likely to follow. In this story, we answer some common questions about the shots. For more information about specific…

A Guide to Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine

December 10, 2020 /

The first COVID-19 vaccine that’s likely to go into any American arms is Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine, which was designed and developed by the German biotech…

Danish Study Doesn’t Prove Masks Don’t Work Against the Coronavirus

November 25, 2020 /

Q: Did a recent study in Denmark show that face masks are useless for COVID-19? A: No. The study found that face masks did not…

Paul Misleads on Natural Infection and COVID-19 Vaccines

November 19, 2020 /

In a tweet, Sen. Rand Paul misleadingly suggested that immunity from “[n]aturally acquired” COVID-19 was better than that from a vaccine. But it’s not known…

Trump Baselessly Alleges COVID-19 Vaccine Announcement Was Delayed

November 11, 2020 /

In a series of tweets, President Donald Trump claimed — without evidence — that the pharma company Pfizer and his own Food and Drug Administration…

Trump Spins ER Statistic to Claim U.S. Is in ‘Great Shape’ on COVID-19

October 30, 2020 /

At recent campaign rallies, President Donald Trump has made the misleading boast that the U.S. is in “great shape” because 97% of emergency room visits…