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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…

Barr Disputes U.S. Attorney’s Vote Fraud Claim

July 14, 2021 /

Former President Donald Trump says a former U.S. attorney in Pennsylvania was forbidden by then-Attorney General Bill Barr to investigate voter fraud in the presidential…

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…

Greene’s Deceptive Claims of Forced COVID-19 Vaccinations and Vaccination ‘Deaths’

July 13, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest There is no evidence that a door-to-door campaign to encourage vaccinations against COVID-19 means President Joe Biden and Democrats “are coming to your…

Capitol Police Expected to Testify During House Committee’s Probe of Jan. 6 Riot

July 9, 2021 /

Quick Take Members of the Capitol Police will be among the first to testify during the House select committee investigation into the Jan. 6 riot,…

Meme Trumpets Falsehood About Delta Variant

July 9, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads more quickly than the original virus and has been classified as a “variant…

Posts Falsely Accuse U.S. Women’s Soccer Team of Disrespecting Veteran During Anthem

July 8, 2021 /

Quick Take Before a July 5 match against Mexico, some members of the U.S. women’s soccer team turned toward the flag while a World War…

Second Ladies in Combat Zones

July 8, 2021 /

In several recent speeches to members of the military, President Joe Biden has sprinkled in a curious piece of trivia about his wife, Jill, saying…

House GOP’s Misplaced Blame for Rising Homicides

July 7, 2021 /

On Twitter, the House Republican Conference posted an image of rising homicide rates in seven cities with this bit of misleading commentary: “Welcome to President…