In recent months, some European airlines have banned the use of cloth face coverings to control the spread of the coronavirus during air travel, instead favoring surgical masks — sometimes referred to as medical or disposable — and N95 respirat
COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000.
Chris Rock said he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and sent a message to anyone still on the fence: “Get vaccinated.”
In an apparent reference to the Covid-19 vaccines, a post on Facebook claims that people are “being Injected by something that couldn’t even make it past the Animal Trials”. The post does not mention Covid-19 vaccines specifically, bu
Vaccines have NEGATIVE Effectiveness in the Over-40s, as Low as MINUS 38%, Shows New PHE Report The Daily Sceptic, 15 September 2021. A headline on the journalist Toby Young’s website, the Daily Sceptic, falsely claims that a report from Public
Pfizer said it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon -- a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters.
Even after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave its approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine — the first vaccine to get such approval — posters on TikTok were still suggesting it was some kind of rogue jab. One video started with a woman sta
Here are the facts behind claims of impotency, placenta issues, and swollen testicles.
Did the oldest working nurse in the U.S. recommend that seniors use a specific brand of humidifiers to ward off COVID-19 during the winter? No, that's not true: The video that made the claim used fictional quotes and unrelated footage of
There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccination is a money-making exercise for doctors.
The claim is misleading as the Daily Expose is comparing unverified data from the Yellow Card Scheme and incomplete data from the MHRA to support it.
Reports about changes in women's menstrual cycles are being used to falsely claim that vaccines negatively affect fertility. An article published by the Daily Mail is doing the rounds on Facebook. It concerns reports that 35,000 women in Bri
This is unverifiable, but likely false. There are ~800,000 deaths/year from suicide, and there have been ~4 million deaths so far from COVID-19.
Only 4,570 people died within 21 days of a vaccine dose during this period. These deaths were by no means linked to the vaccine.
Children without pre-existing medical conditions are unlikely to develop serious illness from COVID-19. Vaccinating young people is still important.
Ample evidence shows that the COVID-19 vaccines dramatically reduce the risk of serious illness, but stories about breakthrough infections continue to spark fear among people who are vaccinated — and resistance among those who aren’t. President Joe
Reports about changes in women's menstrual cycles are being used to falsely claim that vaccines negatively affect fertility.
Did Vice President Kamala Harris "admit" that COVID-19 vaccines don't work? No, that's not true: Her tweet that is the basis for the claim is a summary of public health recommendations that reflect reality: No vaccine is 100% effective an
In another ominous sign about the spread of the delta variant, Idaho public health leaders expanded health care rationing statewide and individual hospital systems in Alaska and Montana have enacted similar crisis standards amid a spike in the number o
This claim misrepresents unverified data to suggest that vaccines caused 1.18 million adverse reactions. This is false.
SciCheck Digest Studies on whether ivermectin is beneficial in treating COVID-19 patients haven’t been conclusive, and health officials have warned people not to self-medicate. But multiple large trials are continuing to assess the antiparasitic
We have been asked on WhatsApp about what is known on the Covid-19 vaccines crossing the placenta. Can a baby get any protection from their mother’s vaccination, and does mRNA —which is present in some of the vaccines— go across the p
The Daily Expose has misinterpreted FDA data, which has not shown that COVID-19 vaccines have led to deaths among children.
SciCheck Digest Public health officials around the world have explained that erectile dysfunction is not a side effect of COVID-19 vaccines, but a viral tweet from rapper Nicki Minaj has spread the unfounded claim that it is. There is no evidence to su
Suicide is killing more people than Coronavirus. How about we all stock up on smiling at strangers instead? Facebook user, 13 September 2021. A post claiming that more people are dying of suicide than the coronavirus is being shared on Facebook. When
In total, 48 children have died of COVID-19 in the U.K. Of those children, 9 had no pre-existing conditions or comorbidities.
The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has been tested rigorously. It is safe and effective against COVID-19.
There is no evidence that children are dying due to COVID-19 vaccines. Data presented to support this claim has not been verified.
On Sept. 13, Nicki Minaj tweeted that she wasn’t vaccinated against COVID-19, and that if she does get vaccinated, it won’t be until she feels like she’s “done enough research.” About 20 minutes later, the Trinidadian-born rapper tw
Is this video correct in saying ivermectin is a successful treatment for COVID-19, and that is being covered up by the media and the FDA, CDC and WHO; and is natural immunity through infection better than a COVID-19 vaccine? No, none of t
Stay clear of this advice circulating on Facebook.
Does a study find vaccinated patients are 27 times more likely to develop COVID symptoms than unvaccinated? No, that's not true: The study, based on medical records of the Maccabi Health Service HMO in Israel, found that vaccinated patien
We’ve been asked on Whatsapp whether being pregnant means you can have a shorter gap than eight weeks between Covid-19 vaccine doses. We asked NHS England this question and it referred us to the Public Health England (PHE) Green Book, which provi
A total of nearly 664,000 people were lost to the virus in the United States by Sept. 14, 2021.
Cases of myocarditis of COVID-19 vaccine are rare and typically mild. You are more likely to experience myocarditis if you have COVID-19.
In a 30-second video on Instagram, a woman made several inaccurate statements regarding Japan’s response to the pandemic and its use of the Moderna vaccine. The caption: “Japan says goodbye Moderna, hello ivermectin.” “It was ju
Has the COVID-19 vaccine program killed more active-duty military than the virus? No, that's not true: There had not been any deaths from the vaccine as of September 14, 2021, and no fully vaccinated service members had died from COVID-19
Are Walmart locations in Canada requiring shoppers to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a government-issued ID to shop in stores, effective November 1, 2021? No, that's not true: a Walmart Canada spokesperson confirmed that the claim
“Data released by Public Health England showed 9,472 people were admitted to hospital with the highly transmissible coronavirus variant in the seven days up to 29 August.” Sky News, 3 September 2021. Sky, the Evening Standard and the Indep
Two U.K.-based individuals, whose claims are largely based on COVID-19 misinformation narratives, have requested that the ICC look into the matter.