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. […]

Q&A On Paxlovid, Pfizer’s COVID-19 Oral Antiviral

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For much of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were few effective treatments — and no easy-to-take oral pill to treat infection with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.  That changed when the Food and Drug Administration authorized Paxlovid, an antiviral pill made by Pfizer, at the end of 2021. The drug had […]

Baby Formula Shortage Fuels Misleading Partisan Claims

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Quick Take A shortage of baby formula has provoked misleading partisan claims that suggest President Joe Biden is responsible for the “bare shelves.” But the shortage has been caused by a recall and plant shutdown by a major manufacturer and ongoing supply-chain issues due to the pandemic. Full Story Baby formula has become increasingly unavailable […]