Do respirator masks prescribed to reduce viral spread contain nano-robot parasites called Morgellons? No, that's not true: "Nano" describes structures one billionth of a meter across, which makes the video images impossible, since it show
"Mask mandates on children lead to learning loss that harms early childhood development."
The White House announced Wednesday that the masks will come from the government's Strategic National Stockpile.
As the global COVID-19 pandemic dragged into its third year, “Gorsuch” trended on Twitter on January 18 2022, primarily due to tweets claiming that Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch refused to wear a mask to work — which forces fello
A number of posts on Facebook have highlighted part of what they claim to be the Nuremberg Code, stating that mask mandates preventing people from accessing food, healthcare or education would be considered a war crime. The highlighted part of th
Those kinds of masks are considered better at filtering the air.
The highly transmissible omicron variant is sweeping through the U.S., causing a huge spike in COVID-19 cases and overwhelming many hospital systems. Besides urging Americans to get vaccinated and boosted, […] The post Is a cloth mask effective e
Ask KHN-Politifact: Is my cloth mask good enough? 2022 edition
Ask KHN-Politifact: Is my cloth mask good enough? 2022 edition
A joke from TikTok about wearing masks in Zoom meetings is being shared on Facebook, where some users seem to believe that it is real. The Facebook post includes a screenshot of an email, which says: “Team, I am writing you all today to inform yo
A fear of masks often manifests in one's inability to recognize satire.
Previously, U.S. and European health authorities didn't recommend mask-wearing. However, we now know mask-wearing can reduce COVID-19 transmission.
A post on Instagram claims that “masks do nothing but limit oxygen and increase risk of bacteria and illness”, warning parents not to put masks on their children. The post contains a quote from Dr Brian Lamb, a doctor based in Pittsbu
An email shows that employers are requiring employees to wear masks during Zoom meetings.
As long as masks are regularly washed or disposed, experts say there is no evidence to suggest it increases chance of bacterial infections.
Did CNN medical analyst Dr. Leana Wen say, "Don't wear a cloth mask. Cloth masks are little more than facial decorations"? Yes, she did say that when speaking about the possibility of New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio canceling the New Y
Quick Take An increase in pandemic restrictions in Germany sparked a protest at a market, where a man dressed as Santa Claus was briefly detained. Online posts falsely claimed he was arrested for not wearing a mask. But police said he was detained fo
“Santa Claus arrested by German police for not wearing a mask.”
Did German police arrest a man in a Santa Claus costume at a Christmas market in the city of Stralsund because he was not wearing a mask? No, that's not true: Local police told Lead Stories the man was not hired to appear as Santa Claus a
Did UNICEF and several agencies and organizations based in the United Kingdom endorse a graphic that includes misinformation about masks? No, that's not true: Six of the eight agencies and organizations included in the graphic told Lead S
Did the mayor of River City, California, make a proclamation that all dogs must wear face masks to protect them from getting sick or else their owners will be cited by police and fined? No, that's not true: The River City, California, Pol
An Instagram post asks “If masks work, then why are you bothered about people who don’t have one on, your masks work right?”. The post seems to suggest masks are only effective for the wearer. While facemasks are considered to offer s
The Republican senator mischaracterized one scientific study and ignored all the others.
A graphic claiming to show the varying transmission risk of Covid-19 between people wearing and not wearing masks has gone viral on Twitter again. This really isn't much to ask of us to keep one another safe. pic.twitter.com/v6JlqHyvET — Giles P
Does this video unmask new-in-November-2021 evidence that Dr. Anthony Fauci helped mastermind the COVID-19 pandemic to bring humankind under government control? No, that's not true: The October, 2019 C-SPAN video has been the subject of c
An Instagram post claims that being “anti-science would be reading the label on a box of masks that says ‘does not protect against viral infections’ and still wearing one”. The post includes an image of the side of a box which s
A post on Instagram claims a Stanford study has shown face masks are ineffective at blocking Covid-19 viral particles. We have written about the study cited before. The author was not affiliated with Stanford University and the paper was strewn with ba
“Mask-wearing cuts Covid incidence by 53%, says global study”. The Guardian, 18 November 2021. The Guardian, New Scientist and Forbes have reported that a new study found wearing a mask cuts the risk of Covid-19 by 53%. This isn’t wh
Scientific evidence shows that masks can suppress the transmission of COVID-19 by preventing respiratory droplets from infecting others.
If you have to support your argument with outdated and unrelated images, it might be worth rethinking your position.
Scam artists are using Amazon to send people face masks laced with “something toxic.”
A video interview of a funeral director from Milton Keynes has been shared on social media. The video contains a lot of false or misleading information about the Covid-19 pandemic including false claims about facemasks, use of midazolam, death rates an
Viral social media posts purport to show Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot maskless in an arena. Steve Cortes @CortesSteve.@chicagosmayor proudly flouts her own mask mandate, amid a sea of lemmings dutifully obeying. The ruling class wan
These unsolicited packages were likely part of a "brushing scam."
Does this video of an air quality monitor's danger signal prove it is unhealthy to wear one of the surgical masks recommended to slow the spread of COVID-19? No, that's not true: The screen on the gadget in the video, according to the use
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
In this special investigation, we also found nearly 100 comparisons of mask-wearing to Nazi Germany in the Let Them Breathe Facebook group.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
A viral video uses a demonstration with a child to claim that the cloth masks used to fight the spread of COVID-19 are unsafe for children. It’s a new version of a claim that’s been debunked. “People make the same mistakes each time, and the
Millions of children return to classes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland today amid fears of a similar spike in Covid cases to Scotland - as 23% of parents of secondary pupils will insist their children wear masks. Mail Online, 6 September 2021.