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
Kuru is an incurable disease that is usually fatal within a year of developing symptoms.
An image showing men praying in front of a coffin has been shared hundreds of times alongside a claim that it was taken at the funeral of Chad’s former president Idriss Deby Itno, who died on April 19, 2021. But the claim is false; the image shows th
The headline of a BBC live blog was wrong to report that a group of puppies died with Covid-19 after being transported more than 100 miles in cramped conditions. These dogs actually had an infection called canine coronavirus, which is not the same as C
A suspected short circuit caused a massive fire at the Vijay Vallabh Hospital in Palgarh, Maharashtra, killing at least thirteen COVID-19 patients.
Facebook posts claiming to show a crowd escorting the body of American rapper DMX from White Plains hospital in New York — where he passed away — while blasting his music has been viewed thousands of times online. The claim is misleading; AFP Fact
Twenty-two patients died at a civic hospital in Nashik due to a leak in the oxygen tank.
The Minneapolis Police Department’s May 2020 statement about George Floyd’s death obscured the full story.
A list circulating in multiple Facebook posts purports to give the ages at which various inventors and sports stars died. The posts advise people to "eat whatever you like" and "enjoy life", because, they claim, exercise does not necessarily prolong l
Investigators initially believed Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher, based on statements collected early in the investigation
The royal consort was 99 years old at the time of his death.
Multiple Facebook posts have shared a claim that “not a single politician in the world” died of Covid-19 except John Magufuli, a former president of Tanzania known for downplaying the scale of the pandemic. The claim is misleading: at least seven
Mama Sarah, as the step-grandmother of the former U.S. president was fondly called, promoted education for girls and orphans in her rural Kogelo village.
A Facebook post purporting to show photos of a man celebrating his 150th birthday has been shared nearly 100 times in Uganda. The claim is false: the person seen in the images is an Indonesian man who died in 2017. At the time of his death, he was 146
The emergency management agency reportedly might cover up to $7,000 per family.
Bobby Brown Jr., the son of singer Bobby Brown, died from the combined effects of alcohol, cocaine and the opioid fentanyl, an autopsy report said.
Facebook posts claim to show Tanzanian's vice president Samia Suluhu Hassan visiting late president John Magufuli in hospital before the announcement of his death on March 17, 2021. But this is false: the picture shows Hassan and opposition leader
Did 2,000 people die from the COVID-19 vaccine and do people over 60 need someone to stay with them for up to 20 days after getting the vaccine, as a health precaution? No, that is misleading. There is no proof that the deaths of people w
Quick Take Hall of Fame boxer Marvelous Marvin Hagler “died on March 13 of natural causes,” according to a statement posted on his official website. In a Facebook post, his widow, Kay Hagler, wrote that his death was not the result
U.S. officials have arrested and charged two men with assaulting U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick with bear spray during the Jan. 6 riot, but they do not know yet whether it caused the officer's death.
Facebook posts circulating in the Philippines share a news report about a “victim” of Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine who died after receiving the jab in Japan. However, the posts are misleading; they exclude the part of the news report that
Police say the bombs went off when BJP workers were making them. The family of the injured claim TMC members hurled the bombs. A probe is underway.
VAERS records illness or death after the vaccine but cannot verify the cause of death.
REVIEW On 1 March 2021, Children’s Health Defense published an article claiming that 25 percent of the residents in a nursing home in Berlin, Germany died after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. In a few days, the article receive
Amid concerns that the barricaded square was decimating businesses and making the neighborhood less safe at night, city leaders recently pledged to reopen it after Derek Chauvin’s murder trial.
After stints as field secretary for the Georgia NAACP and executive director of the United Negro College Fund, Jordan became head of the National Urban League, becoming the face of Black America’s modern struggle for jobs and justice for more than a
Body camera footage shows Master Trooper Kory York dragging Ronald Greene “on his stomach by the leg shackles” following a violent arrest and high-speed pursuit, according to internal State Police records obtained by The Associated Press.
The brittle bone disease patient was the subject of internet rumors in February 2021.
Readers have asked us about a widely shared blog which falsely claims that “only 3,000 people have died of Covid-19”. This is based on a misreading of statistics from NHS England. The most recent data available, up to 5 February, shows that
We’ve seen several posts on Facebook using the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) in the US to claim that Covid-19 vaccines have caused many deaths. This is not what the VAERS data means. It is a list of reported incidents that took p
Dustin Diamond, best known for his portrayal of lovable nerd Samuel 'Screech' Powers in the television franchise 'Saved by the Bell,' has died of cancer at age 44.
Doctors discouraged linking the vaccine with the death and said that the man suffered from multiple illnesses.
Health authorities in Switzerland dismissed rumors about the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine causing the death.
The man in question had cancer and heart problems. Preliminary investigations have not linked his death to the vaccine.
A causal relationship between the blood disorder and the vaccine has not been determined.
Claims that 53 people died in Gibraltar in the first ten days after Covid-19 vaccinations started there have gone viral on Facebook. The implication in the article seems to be that these deaths were caused by the vaccine. Linking these deaths to the va
Over 750 people died in a massacre at a church in Ethiopia where the Ark of the Covenant is believed to be kept.
The cause of the child's death and whether he participated in the challenge has not yet been determined.
We’ve been asked by our readers to investigate claims that 23 people died in Norway after getting the Covid-19 vaccination. According to the Norwegian Medicines Agency, as of 14 January there had been 23 deaths “associated with” getti
Is John F. Kennedy Jr. actively working to expose his father's killers, even if it means he has to bring down the whole government? No, that's not true: JFK Jr. has been dead since crashing his small plane into the Atlantic Ocean on July