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)

COVID-19 Surges Among Unvaccinated in Florida, Contrary to Baseless Claims

SciCheck Digest Florida health officials have reported a 60% rise in COVID-19 cases, and hospitals are reporting that 95% of COVID-10 patients are not fully vaccinated. But a Facebook post makes the baseless claims that ...
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Vaccines Remain Largely Effective Against Delta Variant, Counter to Claims From Fox News Guest

SciCheck Digest Multiple studies show the FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines continue to be effective against the delta variant of the coronavirus, even if the potency of the vaccines is somewhat reduced. But a guest on Fox ...
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Old Photo of Biden Motorcade Misrepresented Online

Quick Take Viral social media posts are purporting a photo — which shows a motorcade being met by a swarm of flags supporting former President Donald Trump — captures President Joe Biden’s July 28 visit to ...
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Viral Claim Gets Biden’s COVID-19 Travel and Immigration Policies Wrong

SciCheck Digest The Biden administration hasn’t introduced COVID-19 travel restrictions on Americans going to Mexico since the delta variant became dominant in the U.S., and it is enforcing immigration laws at the border. But a ...
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Republicans’ Shaky, No Evidence Attempt to Cast Blame on Pelosi for Jan. 6

House Republicans have sought to change the narrative on the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by pro-Trump protesters, claiming that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is “ultimately responsible for the breakdown of security at the Capitol.” ...
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A Guide to the CDC’s Updated Mask Recommendations

Citing new data on the delta variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that fully vaccinated people wear face masks indoors in some parts of the country. The July 27 updated guidance comes ...
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Flawed Variant Information Fuels Baseless COVID-19 Theory

SciCheck Digest A conspiracy theory online baselessly suggests that the World Health Organization and other groups preplanned the variants of the novel coronavirus — citing a dubious timeline. But the timeline doesn’t square with the ...
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Posts Baselessly Link COVID-19 Tests to Vaccine Conspiracy Theory

SciCheck Digest The COVID-19 vaccines currently in use must be administered via injection. But Instagram posts baselessly suggest that Bill Gates and George Soros will use COVID-19 tests to secretly vaccinate people who haven’t yet ...
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Video Twists Advice on Delta Variant and Vaccination

SciCheck Digest An epidemiologist recommended that people get the COVID-19 vaccine because some evidence suggests an unvaccinated person who gets the delta variant is “twice as likely to require hospital treatment” than someone infected with ...
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Viral Posts Misrepresent CDC Announcement on COVID-19 PCR Test

SciCheck Digest Scientists consider polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, tests a highly reliable tool for diagnosing COVID-19. But social media posts are misrepresenting a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcement regarding the eventual ...
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Beds for Olympic Athletes Were Not Designed for COVID-19 Concerns

SciCheck Digest Participants in the 2020 Olympic Games will be subject to many COVID-19 rules. But social media posts and a news report falsely claim athletes will be sleeping on specially made, flimsy “anti-sex beds” ...
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Fauci and Paul, Round 2

At a July 20 Senate hearing, Republican Sen. Rand Paul and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, once again had a testy exchange over whether the U.S. funded ...
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