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Insurance Companies Provide Coverage After COVID-19 Vaccination

May 25, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Insurance companies do not deny claims when someone dies after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the American Council of Life Insurers. But…

China Closes Gap with U.S. on R&D Investments, But Hasn’t Caught Up

May 25, 2021 /

China has been rapidly closing the gap with the United States when it comes to research and development investments, experts tell us. But President Joe…

Mailbag: Gain-of-Function Research

May 24, 2021 /

A reader sent us comments on our article on gain-of-function research and whether the federal government helped fund such research at the Wuhan Institute of…

Video Doesn’t Prove Capitol Police Allowed Jan. 6 Protesters to Enter Capitol

May 21, 2021 /

Quick Take More than 400 people have been charged in relation to the Jan. 6 events at the U.S. Capitol, and there is ample evidence…

Posts Distort Testimony of Federal Health Officials on Employee Vaccinations

May 21, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Federal health officials testified at a Senate committee hearing that about 60% of their employees have been vaccinated against COVID-19 so far. But…

Websites and Social Posts Misrepresent CDC Director’s Comments on Breakthrough Deaths

May 21, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest In a May 16 interview, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director said the agency knew of 223 breakthrough fatalities among fully…

The Wuhan Lab and the Gain-of-Function Disagreement

May 21, 2021 /

A disagreement between Republican Sen. Rand Paul and Dr. Anthony Fauci has put $600,000 of U.S. grant money to the Wuhan Institute of Virology back…

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

May 19, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Animal testing and clinical trials were conducted before the COVID-19 vaccines were granted emergency use authorization in the U.S. But a state senator…

Cruz Distorts Nominees’ Defund Police Positions

May 18, 2021 /

Sen. Ted Cruz has falsely tried to label “every single” Senate Democrat as “supporting abolishing the police,” based on a misleading interpretation of the words…

Magnet Videos Refuel Bogus Claim of Vaccine Microchips

May 14, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the U.S. are publicly available. Yet a false claim that the vaccines contain…