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Posts Misrepresent Data to Falsely Claim Italy Reduced Its COVID-19 Death Count

November 18, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The vast majority of people who have died with COVID-19 had other medical conditions that put them at risk of severe disease, or…

Rittenhouse Testified He Drove Himself to Kenosha Without Weapon

November 17, 2021 /

Kyle Rittenhouse, who is on trial for murder, testified in court that he drove himself from his residence in Antioch, Illinois, to Kenosha, Wisconsin, on…

Electric Vehicle Tax Credits in Democratic Plan

November 11, 2021 /

The House’s current Build Back Better plan calls for extending a $7,500 tax credit for the purchase of electric vehicles, and it includes an additional…

Viral Posts Make Unfounded Claims After Newsom Gets COVID-19 Booster

November 11, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest After getting the COVID-19 booster on Oct. 27, California Gov. Gavin Newsom canceled a trip and did not participate in any official public…

SciCheck Featured on Podcast About COVID-19 Misinformation Directed at Latinos

November 11, 2021 /

FactCheck.org staffer Catalina Jaramillo was featured on the latest episode of “A Better Life?,” a podcast that explores how COVID-19 has made immigrants’ lives harder.…

Video Questioning Vaccine Efficacy Pushes Falsehood About Israel Data

November 10, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The COVID-19 death rate for unvaccinated people has been significantly higher than for vaccinated people in both Israel and the U.S. Despite that,…

Aaron Rodgers’ Inaccurate COVID-19 Claims

November 9, 2021 /

Aaron Rodgers, the star quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, made headlines when he contracted COVID-19 and then defended his decision not to get vaccinated…

A Guide to Pfizer/BioNTech’s Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids 5-11

November 5, 2021 /

As with its adult vaccine, Pfizer/BioNTech was the first to cross the finish line and offer a Food and Drug Administration-authorized COVID-19 vaccine to children…

DeSantis, Social Media Posts Mislead on COVID-19’s Toll in Florida

November 5, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Florida’s total COVID-19 case rate is higher than the national rate and 10th highest in the U.S. But social media posts and the…

Biden Botches Virginia Election History

November 4, 2021 /

Seeking to deflect the significance of Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s loss in the Virginia governor’s race to Republican Glenn Youngkin, President Joe Biden wrongly claimed that…