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 CDC research has several limitations and is only restricted to the Delta variant of COVID-19.
Booster shots are a key piece of President Joe Biden’s plan to beat the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at the White House, Biden said boosters are “likely to provide the highest level of protection yet.” There has been some confusion about b
The “revolutionary” large-scale trial is a world first.
On September 13 2021, a photograph of a man with a poorly spelled sign (“I know more than the scietists”) went viral on Twitter: this is where we’re at and it hurts. pic.twitter.com/GwM28DIBG2 — Andrew Baback Boozary MD (@drandrew
We’ve been asked on WhatsApp for information regarding the Covid-19 vaccines in use in the UK and whether there are any long-term effects on babies born to women who were vaccinated in pregnancy. What do we know about any long-term effects? Given
A post on Facebook claims that the Taliban survived the pandemic with “no vaccines, social distancing, PCR testing, masks” and were still able “to then recapture an entire country with no mass deaths amongst their population during a
Q: Did the U.S. abandon its military dogs during its withdrawal from Afghanistan? A: The Department of Defense maintains that none of its military service dogs were left behind. But animal welfare groups say some contract working dogs — which did no
U.S. officials are working on one of the largest airlifts in U.S. history ahead of an Aug. 31 deadline to leave Afghanistan. The evacuation effort includes American citizens as well as thousands of refugees and Afghans who helped the U.S. military over
Henri strengthened into a hurricane — and will perhaps become New England’s first in 30 years.
We’ve seen a number of claims over the last few months about the Covid-19 vaccines and miscarriages. Here we debunk a few of the most common ones. What we know so far There is no scientific reason the vaccine might be expected to affect pregnancy
We’ve been asked on WhatsApp for information regarding the Covid-19 vaccines and womens' fertility. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) which is the professional association of pregnancy, childbirth, and women's reproduct
The line struck a chord with hundreds of thousands of Facebook users in August 2021.
At the Tokyo Olympics, Marcell Jacobs is The World's Fastest Man.
Biz Markie, a hip-hop staple known for his beatboxing prowess, turntable mastery and the 1989 classic “Just a Friend,” has died. He was 57.
The horror video that goes by the titles "Midnight Jog" and "Jogger Sees the Unknown" received millions of views on both TikTok and YouTube.
If you’ve been paying attention to recent news reports about the coronavirus pandemic, you’ve probably heard public health officials say they’re pleased about the dropping rates of cases and deaths due to vaccination in the United States — but
If you don't know there are supposed to be limitations on what you can do, perhaps you won't be bound by them.
In the U.S., the coronavirus strain now accounts for about one in every five new cases.
The government has issued what appears to be confusing and contradictory statements over whether health ministers, including former health secretary Matt Hancock, used personal email accounts to conduct government business. We’ve taken a lo
Must public health agencies discontinue COVID-19 vaccinations for people under age 30 because federal authorities "acknowledge" heart risks to young people? No, that's not true. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not
The photo used in the viral post is of Sayeed Rimon, which is part of a Bangladeshi unemployment campaign. The caption about the cut-off is baseless.
Three people died — including a child — in a shooting at the Royal Palm Beach Publix on June 10, 2021.
Factually is a newsletter about fact-checking and misinformation from Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network. Sign up here to receive it on your email every Thursday. What’s the harm? Last week’s announcement by Facebook that it would keep
Politicians like Marjorie Taylor Greene have demanded answers with odd deadlines.
Let's take a trip down the doughnut hole.
It may be the world’s first human to be infected with the H10N3 strain of avian influenza.
Confronting Dr. Anthony Fauci at a Senate committee hearing on the COVID-19 pandemic, Sen. Rand Paul argued that the United States collaborated with the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China to make a more deadly coronavirus. The Kentucky Republican m
Lavinia “Lavi” Mounga had no idea a baby was coming when she went into labor on a flight from her home in Utah to Honolulu last week.
A screenshot of an article claiming “‘How To Hit A Woman So No One Knows’ Was Googled 163 Million Times During 2020” has been widely shared online. One reshare of this headline has been liked more than 200,000 times on Ins
Was the phrase "How To Hit A Woman So No One Knows" Googled 163 million times during 2020 as reported in an article in The Journal of General Psychology and subsequent articles about those findings? No, that's not true: The author of the
An astrophysicist said the landing could "be the equivalent of a small plane crash scattered over 100 miles."
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/andrew-brown-jr-background/ What's True: On more than a dozen occasio
As police reform advocates searched for answers in the killing of Andrew Brown Jr., others focused on his past arrests and incarcerations.
Stay behind the rail unless you want to get yelled at by The Old Guard.
A researcher looking into the trend said the purported findings shocked her.
Long before 2003, when Brooks Jackson and I launched FactCheck.org, I stumbled into adjudicating political misrepresentations by happenstance when editors and producers drew me into the 1988 electoral fray because I had written a book titled “Packagi
During Prime Minister’s Questions on 14 April, the 2014 Lobbying Act, central to the controversy surrounding former prime minister David Cameron’s involvement with Greensill Capital, became a major point of contention. In response to
The data in this piece is correct as of the time of publishing, on 21 April 2021. Articles from news outlets, and posts on social media have raised concerns about the risk posed by a Covid-19 variant which has been dubbed the “Nigerian variant&rd