CLAIM REVIEWS

Evidence suggests that political partisanship is associated with higher COVID-19 mortality rates among Republicans compared to Democrats

CLAIM
“Covid death rates are higher among Republicans than Democrats, mounting evidence shows”

SOURCE: Aria Bendix, NBC News

Published: 05 Nov 2022

VERDICT

The amount of potassium chloride in Dasani bottled water is safe and won’t cause cardiac arrest

CLAIM
“Potassium chloride actually causes cardiac arrest […] and we’re drinking it in Dasani water.”

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, TikTok

Published: 05 Oct 2022

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Claim that hydroxychloroquine is an effective early treatment for COVID-19 isn’t supported by evidence from clinical trials

CLAIM
“The FDA hid the evidence that HCQ [hydroxychloroquine] was effective in the early treatment of the disease. Hundreds of thousands of people died as a result of this lie.”

SOURCE: Jim Hoft, Harvey Risch, Gateway Pundit

Published: 25 Sep 2022

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The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective; claim that they have caused an “international medical crisis” is baseless

CLAIM
“there is an international medical crisis due to the diseases and deaths co-related to the administration of products known as ‘COVID-19 vaccines’”

SOURCE: Social media users, One America News Network, Daily Sceptic

Published: 19 Sep 2022

VERDICT

Contrary to claims in a LifeSiteNews article, COVID-19 vaccination makes it less likely for someone to get COVID-19

CLAIM
If you get the Pfizer vax, you’re more likely to get COVID

SOURCE: Patrick Delaney, LifeSiteNews

Published: 09 Oct 2021

VERDICT

Multiple scientific studies suggest that masking can help limit transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in schools, contrary to claim in Federalist article

CLAIM
“There’s no science behind masks on kids”.

SOURCE: Shawn Fleetwood, The Federalist

Published: 27 Aug 2021

VERDICT

No increased risk of miscarriage from COVID-19 vaccines or other safety concerns for pregnant women or their babies

CLAIM
'920 Women Lose Their Unborn Babies After Getting Vaccinated'

SOURCE: Shannon Kroner, Instagram

Published: 11 Jun 2021

VERDICT

A safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine for children would protect children and at-risk people by reducing the virus’ spread

CLAIM
Survival is over 99.9% so 'why are they insisting that children get this experimental treatment?'; 'mRNA vaccines are not vaccines but an mRNA treatment'

SOURCE: Wendy Bell, Wendy Bell Radio

Published: 10 May 2021

VERDICT

There is currently no cure for AIDS; reports to the contrary are incorrect

CLAIM
AIDS was cured in more than a dozen patients

SOURCE: Alfredo Bowman, Facebook

Published: 09 Apr 2021

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The mRNA COVID-19 vaccines aren’t operating systems, and won’t transform the human body into a virus-making factory

CLAIM
The mRNA vaccine is “an operating system that takes over the machinery of your cells” ; “...by the time you get your fourth shot your body will be making all four proteins that make up the COVID-19 virus.”

SOURCE: Abdul Alim Muhammad, Damon Jones, Instagram, Facebook

Published: 06 Apr 2021

VERDICT

INSIGHTS

What you need to know about the current monkeypox outbreak: transmission, symptoms, treatments, etc.

— 20 Aug 2022

Photo by CDC/Cynthia S. Goldsmith at Public Health Image Library (PHIL) The ongoing monkeypox virus outbreak began in May 2022, when the U.K. notified the World Health Organization...