Facts Check

Fact or Fiction?

We have tried to find a resource to assist us in identifying and weeding out some of the “myth from truth”.

(note: please read with the understanding that information may not be deemed 100% accurate and is collected from 3rd party sources)

Some Posts About NIH Royalties Omit Fauci Statement That He Donates His Payments

SciCheck Digest A nonprofit recently reported that, since 2009, the National Institutes of Health and many of its scientists received an estimated $350 million in royalties for developing experimental treatments. Some kept the money, but ...
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Post Misleadingly Blames Shipments to Ukraine for Baby Formula Shortage in U.S.

Quick Take A Mississippi-based nonprofit has sent shipments of baby formula to Ukraine since Russia invaded the country. A social media post misleadingly suggests the shipments are responsible for the formula shortage in the U.S ...
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Navarro Falsely Links Fauci to Pandemic Origin

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 ...
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Gates’ Investment in Startup Firm Is Not Related to Baby Formula Shortage

Quick Take A fund backed by Bill Gates has invested in a startup working to develop lab-manufactured breast milk, but it won’t reach the market for several years. Yet, social media posts make baseless claims ...
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Plan B Pills Still Legal in Tennessee and Missouri, Contrary to Social Media Claims

Quick Take Proposed legislation in Tennessee and Missouri would not regulate Plan B contraception pills, and experts say state “trigger laws” that would take effect if Roe v. Wade were overturned will not ban methods ...
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Misleading Late Attack on Kathy Barnette in Pennsylvania Senate Race

A late attack ad from a super PAC supporting one of Kathy Barnette’s opponents in the Pennsylvania Senate Republican primary makes several misleading claims about Barnette, who has surged in the polls. The ad highlights ...
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Pfizer Documents Show Vaccine Is Highly Effective, Contrary to Social Media Posts

SciCheck Digest The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine showed a final efficacy of 91% against symptomatic illness in its phase 3 trial. Social media posts wrongly claim recently released Pfizer documents show the vaccine is “12% effective.” ...
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Q&A On Paxlovid, Pfizer’s COVID-19 Oral Antiviral

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 ...
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COVID-19 Vaccines Were Available Before Biden Took Office, Contrary to False Tweet

When Joe Biden was sworn in as president, two COVID-19 vaccines had already been authorized and millions of people nationwide had been vaccinated against the disease. But in a May 12 tweet touting economic progress ...
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Baby Formula Shortage Fuels Misleading Partisan Claims

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 ...
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Posts Misattribute Phrase ‘Domestic Supply of Infants’ in Draft Opinion on Abortion

Quick Take In a footnote of a draft opinion on abortion access, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito quoted from a 2008 government report on the demand for adoption in the U.S., which used the phrase, ...
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Biden’s Economic Spin

In a speech on inflation and the economy, President Joe Biden made some misleading claims and used political spin to criticize Republicans and promote his policies. Biden said higher inflation was due to the COVID-19 ...
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