SciCheck Digest A recent federal report shows a 3% increase in the U.S. infant mortality rate between 2021 and 2022, which is the first statistically significant rise in 20 years. The cause of the uptick is unknown, but there’s no evidence th
Rise in U.S. infant mortality rate connected to COVID-19 vaccines.
REVIEW Introduction The safety of COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant women and their unborn children has been a recurring subject of misinformation, as Health Feedback documented. In a recent illustration of this, a post circulated on social media in No
https://www.reuters.com/fact-check/us-infant-mortality-rise-not-linked-vaccines-2023-11-13/ A report sh
REVIEW On 1 November 2023, host Alex Newman interviewed gynecologist James Thorp for the U.S. TV show The Sentinel Report. During the interview, Thorp claimed that “Americans are dropping dead” from COVID-19 vaccines and that the spike protein f
CLAIM: Japan stopped mandatory childhood vaccinations in 1994, vastly improving the country’s infant mortality rate.
"Biden elimina ‘tráfico sexual de menores’ como una de las prioridades del Departamento de Justicia de su gobierno”.
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
Did the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suppress the results of a study that purportedly showed an increased risk of neurodevelopmental delays in newborns who were given a Hepatitis B vaccine during the first month of lif
Did the tradition of Easter and egg-dying originate as a celebration of Ishtar, the Babylonian goddess of fertility and sexuality? No, that's not true: Easter is related to the Germanic Ostern, a Christian holiday that celebrates the deat
Nearly all children get sick from respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, by the age of 2, and last year, there was a notable surge in RSV-associated hospitalizations. But the Food and Drug Administration is now considering approval of a vaccine and a mo
Harvard Medical School. (Photo by: Sergi Reboredo/VW Pics/Universal Images Group /Getty Images.)The treatments in question are only for intersex babies. The post Is Harvard Medical School Teaching Students to Treat ‘LGBTQIA+’ Infants? appeared fi
Harvard Medical School students “learn how to care for LGBTQIA+ infants.”
Are students at Harvard Medical School being taught that infants can identify as LGBTQIA+? No, that's not true: The claim distorts the content of a class that helps train students in how to care for infants with physical variations in sex
The FIFA president has made no such announcement. The next FIFA World Cup will be held as per norms after four years in 2026.
“Premature babies are at a much higher risk of injury from immunizations than full-term babies.”
It is not true that Japan has the lowest infant mortality rate in the world while the US has the highest, or that Japan does not vaccinate children under two.
The Biden administration is trying to help foreign makers of baby formula stay on the U.S. market for the long term.
U.S. regulators authorized the first COVID-19 shots for infants and preschoolers, paving the way for vaccinations to begin.
https://www.factcheck.org/2022/05/border-patrol-required-to-provide-formula-to-detained-infants/ Is it
Q: Has the Biden administration sent “pallets” of infant formula to the border amid a nationwide shortage? A: Yes. Customs and Border Protection, the agency that first encounters and then processes immigrants, is legally required to provide
Tricare only covers specialized formulas for children requiring extra care; it doesn't cover or ship free formulas for healthy infants and children.
President Joe Biden authorized the use of Air Force planes for the effort because no commercial flights were available.
Quick Take In a footnote of a draft opinion on abortion access, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito quoted from a 2008 government report on the demand for adoption in the U.S., which used the phrase, “domestic supply of infants.” Posts on so
Should parents make and feed homemade baby formula to their infants if they can't find or afford it? No, that's not true: For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Infant Nutrition
Supreme Court Justices Amy Coney Barrett and Samuel Alito said that the U.S. needs a “domestic supply of infants” to meet the needs of parents seeking to adopt.
Abortion-rights activists responded with outrage to a footnote from the draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade. What it actually said was very different.
(Photograph by Erin Schaff/Getty Images.)A viral tweet claims that Supreme Court Justices Amy Coney Barrett and Samuel Alito justified overturning Roe v. Wade in the leaked draft majority opinion because “the US needs a ‘domestic supply of
On May 4 2022, an Imgur user shared a post titled “Domestic Supply of Infants,” which contained a screengrab of a footnote to a recently leaked Supreme Court draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade: The blurry image of the footnote  rea
Quick Take A California bill would do away with mandatory investigations of stillbirths. Opponents misleadingly claim it would “legalize infanticide.” The bill would prevent prosecution in cases of “perinatal death due to a pregnancy-
Lilibet, baby daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, "made her first appearance with the queen.”
REVIEW In the last century, infants in the U.S. went from receiving one routine vaccine protecting against a single disease (smallpox) to receiving as many as 26 inoculations that protect against 14 different diseases. In their first year of life, i
The CDC revised its childhood developmental milestone checklists for the first time in years to help parents identify delays earlier. The changes have been underway since 2017, and there’s no indication they were made to cover up pandemic-related imp
The officer said she performed the infant version of the Heimlich maneuver.
The baby has been dubbed “Neve” by researchers.
Between 2015 and 2020, eight infants reportedly suffocated after being placed on one of three varieties of Boppy "newborn loungers."
When Chicago police officer Ella French was killed in the line of duty, had she recently returned to work after maternity leave and did she leave an infant? No, the superintendent of Chicago police said in a news conference that those per
Search and rescue workers pulled a 6-month-old baby alive from the rubble of a collapsed building as the death toll from the incident rose to 25, Egyptian officials said Sunday.
A Facebook post claims that there was a decrease in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in 2020 due to scheduled vaccinations being cancelled. A link in the post to an article clarifies that the data shown actually represents the number of SIDS reports