Does a University of Miami study confirm that COVID-19 vaccines will affect men's production of sperm? No, that's not true: The Miami study looked at sperm counts of men infected and killed by COVID, not those of vaccinated men. The Insta
Does the latest "X22 Report" video contain only true and accurate claims? No, that's not true: The video recycles falsehoods circulated by QAnon conspiracy theorists and contradicted by credible publicly available documentation. Among the
If you're planning to travel or visit a doctor, the CDC says cover your face regardless of your vaccination status.
People across the country have found themselves swept into the misinformation maelstrom, their online posts or their very identities hijacked by anti-vaccine activists and others peddling lies about the outbreak.
Instagram posts claim Covid-19 vaccines will leave people exposed to deadly illness during the next cold and flu season, and that germ theory -- the proven concept that pathogens can cause disease -- is a hoax. These claims are false; experts say they
A number of posts on Instagram and Facebook have claimed that the Covid-19 vaccine is causing more deaths per day than Covid-19 in the UK. The image falsely claims that there have been 1,102 “vaccine deaths”. That figure actually relates to
Multiple videos seen thousands of times across social media claim to show magnets sticking to peoples’ arms after they’ve been vaccinated against Covid-19. These videos don’t prove that the contents of the vaccine are magnetic,
Fueled by anguish, desperation and distrust of the government, rumors and hoaxes are spreading by word of mouth and on social media in India, compounding the country's humanitarian crisis.
The Sun, the Mail and the Mirror have all reported scientific research into a possible link between baldness and severe Covid-19. All three newspapers said that bald men are about twice as likely to suffer from severe Covid. Obviously it is true that o
REVIEW As of 11 May 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic caused 160 million cases and more than 3 million deaths worldwide, including almost 600,000 deaths in the U.S. alone. The pandemic prompted an unprecedented effort to develop, test, and administer vacc
Facebook posts circulating in May 2021 claim that China has abandoned Covid-19 jabs in favour of a vaccine that can be inhaled. The claim is false: while a Chinese vaccine company is carrying out trials for an “inhaled vaccine”, the product has
A photo that shows Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and two other officials not wearing face masks has been shared in Facebook posts that claim they flouted Covid-19 rules as infections surged in the country in 2021. The claim is false; the photo w
New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated and having previously contracted the coronavirus during the offseason.
https://factcheck.thedispatch.com/p/does-the-covid-vaccines-cause-miscarriages A viral social media pos
The dictionary came under fire in May 2021, but did the claims against them check out?
In Ohio, a vaccination will help protect you from COVID-19 and make you eligible for a million-dollar giveaway.
Social media posts claim Covid-19 inoculations are an elaborate cover for the implantation of microchips, with videos suggesting people’s arms exhibit magnetic properties afterwards. But this is a hoax. The posts are the latest incarnation of a micro
As the UK Covid-19 vaccine roll out has gathered pace, and the use of “vaccine passports” continue to be debated, an increasing number of social media users are voicing their opposition to these moves and claiming they are an infringement o
Claims that media outlets are reusing images of people injured following a gas leak in India to illustrate a story on the Covid-19 death toll in the country have been circulating online. Some Instagram users have suggested that this is propaganda being
As violence escalated in Gaza in May 2021, multiple online posts shared a video that they claimed shows Palestinians staging a fake funeral in Gaza in a bid to gain world sympathy. The claim is false: the video has circulated online since March 2020
Social media posts claim that the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to hear a case accusing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and other civic officials of “crimes against humanity” for implementing public health measures against
A handful of viral clips attempted to further a conspiracy theory about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Will the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) only count unvaccinated COVID-19 cases? No, that's not true: The agency says it tracks all cases, regardless of vaccination status. A claim to the contrary appears to be in referen
Articles claim a study found that the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech may cause diseases such as Alzheimer’s. But medical experts say the study linking mRNA shots to neurodegenerative diseases has no scientific basis, the paper is publi
SciCheck Digest Japan only recently adopted guidelines for accepting blood donations from those who have received COVID-19 vaccines. The guidelines are intended to give donors time to get over any side effects from the vaccine. Without providing that c
While India suffered a devastating surge in COVID-19 infections and deaths in 2021, some saw an opportunity for insidious religious propaganda.
The sprint to vaccinate millions of middle and high school students has already started in parts of the country.
As of May 5, the U.K. reported 261 confirmed B.1.617 cases, the largest number of COVID-19 cases caused by the variant outside India.
Did a woman captured on video falling off her chair at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic die? No, that's not true: No evidence of her death was presented by those using the video to discourage vaccination. There is ample evidence two women suffer
Did a woman prove with a short video that the area where she received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has become magnetic, or that she was microchipped? No, that's not true: The 20-second long video describes no methodology and does not offer
Readers have asked us to fact check a widely shared WhatsApp message which claims that a student at the University of Pondicherry in India has found a home remedy for Covid-19. The message claims that the remedy, which includes pepper powder, honey an
Applications for the Emergency Broadband Benefit program opened on May 12, 2021.
A viral social media post claims that the COVID-19 vaccines “are causing miscarriages.” The post includes a screenshot of data from what it claims is a list of reports to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System database (VAERS), of pregn
A sacrilegious hoax was making its way around the internet.
Maharastra, Karnataka, Delhi, Andra Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh have decided to "float global tenders" to procure vaccines.
AIIMS Rishikesh has recruited 20 COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms to assess whether chanting Gayatri Mantra leads to better recovery of COVID-19.
Nigerian preacher David Oyedepo claimed during a church service that Covid-19 vaccines are effectively death warrants, stating that the jabs were not tested before they were distributed globally. He also told followers that the shots are mandatory in
Even after working as the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for 37 years under seven presidents, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday he never could have anticipated the level of misinformation that has arisen from th
At Dracula’s castle in picturesque Transylvania, Romanian doctors are offering a jab in the arm rather than a stake through the heart.
Did Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," express anti-mask and anti-COVID-19 vaccine opinions during a segment of his show? No, that's not true: Noah was expressing his discontent with changes in the message from the Ce