Does a "gold standard" scientific trial prove that N95 respirators and surgical masks are ineffective at preventing the spread of COVID-19? No, that's not true: This claim misrepresents the intent and findings of the trial, the study auth
REVIEW A study in the peer-reviewed journal Annals of Internal Medicine, published at the end of November 2022, generated renewed discussion over the effectiveness of mask-wearing against COVID-19. According to the social media analytics tool Buz
Does a picture grid showing more than a dozen famous people, all of them with what seem to be black eyes, prove they got them from the COVID-19 vaccine? No, that's not true: All the images shown in the social media post were taken before
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Are COVID-19 PCR tests "linked to human cloning"? No, that's not true. There is no evidence confirming that human cloning ever occurred. A study cited in a video making the claim never discussed PCR tests used during the pandemic because
Country singer Jake Flint died because of the COVID-19 vaccine.
REVIEW On 21 November 2022, a pseudo-documentary titled “Died Suddenly”, co-produced by radio host Stew Peters, premiered on Twitter and the video sharing platform Rumble. Through a series of interviews, the film, which is approximately one hour
Stew Peters’ anti-vaccine film ‘Died Suddenly’ revives debunked COVID-19 vaccine claims and alleges the vaccines are part of The Great Reset, an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory. The theory’s proponents believe the vaccines are part of the glo
On November 29 2022, a post to Reddit’s r/news claimed that Twitter had stopped enforcing its policy on disinformation and misinformation around COVID-19: Twitter is no longer enforcing its Covid misinformation policy from news
Many sufferers are unvaccinated and evidence suggests vaccination reduces the risk.
Does data showing that vaccinated people now make up a majority of COVID deaths in the United States mean the vaccines are ineffective? No, that's not true: As of November 29, 2022, more than three-quarters of Americans had received at le
Does a dual-use COVID-19/influenza A&B test prove coronavirus is the flu? No, that's not true: While COVID and influenza are both respiratory ailments, they are caused by different viruses and require different tests. The antigen test
Protesters have taken to the streets in Chinese cities, demanding the president step down and end oppresisive COVID-19 lockdown measures.
There is no evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine causes blood clots. However, there is evidence that COVID-19 infection causes blood clots.
A 4-year-old poster boy in Argentina's vaccination campaign died of bilateral pneumonia. His death is unrelated to COVID-19 vaccination.
REVIEW The mRNA vaccine technology used to produce the first COVID-19 vaccines drew much attention because of its novelty. While it’s understandable for people to raise questions about the safety of a new technology, many online claims related to
The post claims that the Delta variant is fake.
There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are linked to increases in stillbirths.
A BBC news bulletin claimed a recent rise in the number of people who are neither working nor looking for work is “largely because of long Covid”. But there are reasons to believe much of the rise is
Google is not hiding any facts; the disclaimer is a way to show that the information is evolving and is a method to combat misinformation.
Bill Gates did not talk about killing people with Covid 19 vaccines but how to tackle overpopulation by increasing global living standards.
This claim mistakes adverse events following the COVID-19 vaccine for confirmed side-effects, and has been debunked several times.
The event was designed to test the private and public sector's response to a pandemic. It did not predict COVID-19.
The birth rate in Hungary has declined in 2022 compared to previous years, but there is no evidence that it is due to adverse effects of vaccinations.
Does a newly released dataset show that COVID-19 is a deadly "experimental toxin"? And does Dr. Anthony Fauci's resignation have anything to do with it? No, neither are true: the claims recycle old falsehoods based on a distortion of publ
Aindrila Sharma had cancer and died in Kolkata from multiple cardiac arrests. There is no evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine caused her death.
Do COVID-19 vaccines or PCR tests make people "magnetic"? No, that's not true. There is no evidence that either of them can increase what is perceived as "magnetism." But theatrical glue, oily skin or body cream can do the trick of making
Do COVID-19 nasal test swabs contain both lithium and DARPA hydrogel that allow recipients to be remotely controlled? No, that's not true: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told Lead Stories that nasal swabs used to test for COVID do
Did Yemi Getachew, an immigration lawyer who posted in support of COVID-19 vaccination, subsequently die from COVID-19 vaccination? No, that's not true: Getachew was diagnosed with cancer and was admitted to hospice care shortly before he
SciCheck Digest Paxlovid, Pfizer’s COVID-19 antiviral pill, has been shown to prevent severe COVID-19 and death. An online post alleging the drug is a “fraud” and “should be taken off the market” neglects to mention this important informa
Does the movie "Died Suddenly" demonstrate that COVID-19 vaccinations cause widespread sudden death or severe medical outcomes? No, that's not true: The film recycles previously debunked claims that the vaccine is lethal or dangerous for
Suggests "108 FIFA registered players/coaches have died" because of COVID-19 vaccines.
A post on Instagram claims that Covid-19 is a ‘lie’. This is false, and there is ample evidence to prove it is a real, deadly disease.
Increases in respiratory syncytial virus in children are linked to the COVID-19 vaccine.
The surge in the excess child mortality rate in Europe is unrelated to COVID-19 vaccines. Public health threats have caused an increase in deaths.
SciCheck Digest Hospitals across the country are seeing a spike of respiratory syncytial virus infections among children. Experts say the spike is most likely caused by an immunity gap created by the lack of exposure to the virus over the past couple o
No Malaysian doctor was killed for administering a COVID-19 vaccine. The claim stems from an anti-vaccine narrative.