Experts tell us that even with a successful vaccine and effective treatment, COVID-19 may never go away.
Online users accused president-elect Joe Biden of hypocrisy after Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tweeted a video of them unmasked at an indoor party for his birthday. This is misleading; the video was shot at Biden’s birthday in 2019, before the
Multiple Facebook posts shared hundreds of times claim the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic was actually “not a flu at all” but was instead “caused by random dosages of an experimental 'bacterial meningitis vaccine'”. The claim is false; experts agree
Posts spread by celebrities and liked about 250,000 times on Instagram claim suicides have risen 200 percent since pandemic-linked lockdowns in America began. This is false; there is no data to support such a statement, the timing of which coincides w
A widely shared post on Facebook claims that deaths from suicide have been higher than deaths from coronavirus in the past two months. This claim is unsubstantiated as no official evidence is available for the number of suicides in the past few months.
A video shared hundreds of times on Facebook shows a panel of medical practicioners presenting various claims about Covid-19, with one denying that the pandemic exists and calling the virus “normal flu”. Experts have used scientific evidence repeat
REVIEW This video by talkRADIO, a national talk radio station in the U.K., was uploaded to YouTube on 5 November 2020 and went viral on Facebook, receiving more than 93,000 views. The video features a conversation between talk show host Julia Hartle
REVIEW Claims questioning the mortality or death toll from COVID-19 have recurrently appeared since the onset of the pandemic in early 2020. A video published in October 2020 by chiropractor Eric Berg, who is not a medical doctor and has no backgrou
REVIEW This article, published by Issues and Insights at the end of October 2020, claims that “coronavirus cases are now exploding in Europe at rates far higher than the U.S.,” and, “the share of positive test results is higher in Europe, as i
Trump's policies aggravated an already difficult situation, further putting people at risk.
Friendly's Restaurants, the 85-year-old East Coast dining chain known for its Fribble milkshakes and ice cream sundaes, is filing for bankruptcy protection.
Was the COVID-19 pandemic pre-planned with help from billionaire Bill Gates and have the illnesses associated with it been spread by 5G technology? No, that's not true: The claims made in the "Covid-19 Genocide of 2020" video are a rehash
Does a photo circulating on Twitter prove Joe Biden wears a mask outdoors but not on a plane amid the COVID-19 outbreak? No, that's not true. Richard Grenell, the former US Ambassador to Germany under President Trump, tweeted two photos o
Ghosts, skeletons, princesses and black cats roamed the streets as usual this Halloween, but they kept their distance, wore face coverings and carried hand sanitizer in their quest for treats.
Calling Joe Biden his “brother,” Barack Obama accused Donald Trump of failing to take the coronavirus pandemic and the presidency seriously as Democrats leaned on America's first Black president to energize Black voters in battleground Michigan on
Disinformation has plagued the 2020 election campaign with an effectiveness and volume Russia only dreamed of four years ago.
If the pandemic has taught us nothing else, it’s that science and politics can be a dangerous brew. The national press jumped on an Oct. 27 White House press release that, by some lights, claimed victory over the coronavirus. The release, under the
Tupperware relied on social gatherings for explosive growth in the mid 20th century. In the 21st century, it is social distancing that is fueling sales.
On October 27 2020, rumors appeared that the Trump administration credited themselves in a press release with “ending the COVID-19 pandemic” as a first-term achievement: WTF headline of the year? The White House science office listed &q
There are ways to adapt celebrations.
"We are not prepared for a pandemic," Biden wrote, several weeks ahead of COVID-19's being identified as an emerging threat.
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows declared: “We’re not going to control the pandemic.”
With all kinds of health-related behavior changes, at least half of people relapse within six months.
We’ve been asked about a video of a public speech on Facebook, in which the speaker makes several claims about the outsourcing company Serco and the Covid-19 pandemic. There are too many claims in the video for us to check it all, so we are
REVIEW A video showing a press conference from a group calling itself Doctors for Truth circulated on social media in mid-October 2020, receiving hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube. In this conference, several individuals made claims about th
Did Dr. Anthony Fauci -- a leader of the U.S. government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic -- write a research study in 2008 that proves the unmasked buried the masked during the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic and that masks were the reason
“The politicians and the media have a very, very poor understanding of science and mathematics and they’ve pursued and pushed a narrative that the coronavirus—Covid-19—is far, far worse and more dangerous than it actually is. T
Is it true that the COVID-19 pandemic has ended, that false positives and rapid tests put the rate of infection near zero and that there will be no second wave of infections? No, none of those claims is true. Experts treating and research
Dr. Anthony Fauci said his comments in a campaign ad for President Trump were taken out of context.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made the claim during a debate with Democratic rival U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris.
More than 22 million Americans filed for unemployment aid in April due to lockdown imposed to curb the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.
A 10-second-clip from a 90-minute event was missing some context.
Emergency room doctors, public health experts, survivors of the disease and those who have lost loved ones were aghast at President Trump, saying his cavalier words were especially dangerous at a time when infections are on the rise in many places.
Various reports state staying at home due to the pandemic has to lead to an increase in high-risk alcohol consumption among adults in the U.K.
Posts shared more than 10,000 times in Canada have claimed that recent changes to Alberta's health statutes will bring in forced medical isolation and vaccination. This is misleading; giving power to medical officers to prevent the spread of communicab
ICMR states Cat Que Virus to be the neglected virus at risk, But there are more criteria to be crossed to declare it is the next new Pandemic.
A video has been viewed more than two million times in multiple posts on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube alongside a claim it shows Thailand's exiled former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, giving a public speech about the economic impact of the nov
America’s billionaires saw their fortunes soar by $434 billion during the US lockdown between mid-March and mid-May, according to a new report by Americans for Tax Fairness and the Institute for Policy Studies’ Program for Inequality. Am
A video has been viewed thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook and YouTube alongside a claim it shows Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, a top Shiite leader in Iraq, meeting with a crowd of worshippers on an Islamic holiday despite the risk of cor
Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida, and banned local fines against people who refuse to wear masks as he seeks to reopen the state's economy despite the spread of the coronavirus.