Q&A on Monkeypox

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In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a viral outbreak once again has health officials concerned. This time, it’s monkeypox, a much less dangerous relative of smallpox. In early May, cases of the disease began cropping up in Europe and other places outside of Central and West Africa, where monkeypox is […]

‘WHO Has No Authority to Dictate U.S. Health Policy’

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SciCheck Digest The World Health Organization can make recommendations after the declaration of a global emergency, but it has no control over any nation’s decisions. Yet conservatives in the U.S. falsely claim that amendments proposed by the Biden administration to an existing global health treaty, and a new WHO pandemic […]

Navarro Falsely Links Fauci to Pandemic Origin

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SciCheck Digest The U.S. indirectly funded some bat coronavirus research at a lab in Wuhan, China. But those experiments could not have led to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, because the viruses used were very different. Yet former White House trade adviser Peter Navarro repeated a false claim that Dr. […]