Are Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines associated with an increased risk of serious adverse events of special interest? No, that's not true: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in an email to Lead Stories that the vacc
REVIEW An article published by the website The Daily Sceptic, formerly known as Lockdown Sceptics, claimed that “Covid Vaccines More Likely to Put You in Hospital Than Keep You Out, BMJ Editor’s Analysis of Pfizer and Moderna Trial Data Finds”
Does an "official study" confirm that COVID-19 shots increase the risk of infection from the virus? No, that's not true: One of the authors of the study, Laith Jamal Abu-Raddad, said the article uses several numbers from the report out of
NASA is launching a study of UFOs as part of a new push toward high-risk, high-impact science.
An article on The Sun’s website features the headline: “Taking the Pill could ‘save your life’ as fewer women attempt suicide, experts say”. This headline is not an accurate representation of the (as yet unpublished) resea
REVIEW On 25 May 2022, Steve Bannon, former White House strategist, hosted author Naomi Wolf on his podcast War Room Battleground. During the podcast, Wolf claimed that the babies of vaccinated mothers were dying in disproportionately higher numbers
REVIEW On 18 May 2022, Newsmax posted to its Facebook page
REVIEW On 10 May 2022, comedian Theo Von posted on Facebook a four-minute video clip of an interview between him and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. The clip was an excerpt of a 45-minute interview for Von’s podcast This Past Weekend, which was first publis
U.S. regulators on Thursday strictly limited who can receive Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine due to the ongoing risk of rare but serious blood clots.
Did a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study find COVID-19 vaccination increases the risk of suffering autoimmune disease myocarditis by 13,200%? No, that's not true: The study never mentions autoimmune myocarditis, which
Do COVID-19 vaccines suppress innate immunity and increase the risk of infectious disease and cancer? No, that's not true: There's no evidence that COVID (SARS-CoV-2) mRNA vaccines are causing these maladies. The data used to make those c
The Jo Cox Foundation made the donation before the incident resulting in the suspension of the teacher occured.
REVIEW Acute myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscles (myocardium). Inflammations in this location can impact the heart’s electrical system, causing rapid or irregular heartbeats; they can also weaken the heart muscles, affecting its ab
REVIEW Skin cancer is the most frequent type of cancer in the U.S. Estimates indicate that up to one in five Americans will develop skin cancer over their lifetime, mainly associated with overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. T
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says more government regulation is needed to police the proliferation of cryptocurrency and other digital assets and to ward off fraudulent and illicit transactions.
Rates of Long Covid fall if the virus is caught in warmer months, research suggests. The Mirror, 23 March 2022. An article in the Mirror said that catching Covid-19 at a warmer time of year makes people less likely to develop long Covid. This is a mis
REVIEW Childhood routine immunizations are essential to protect children’s health. Vaccination helped eliminate many potentially disabling and life-threatening infectious diseases that were common in the U.S. in the pre-vaccine era, including
In Russia, the truth of the war on Ukraine is available. The risk comes in sharing it.
The Federal Reserve will launch one of the most difficult tasks a central bank can attempt: Raise borrowing costs enough to slow growth and tame high inflation, but not so much as to topple the economy into recession.
The CDC’s new guidelines on COVID-19 risk and masking send confounding signals
Kyiv, bracing for a potentially catastrophic Russian attack, is the spiritual heart of Ukraine.
SciCheck Digest Rare cases of myocarditis have been reported following the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, particularly among young males after a second dose. Most cases resolve quickly without the need for advanced therapies, although research on any potentia
The Conversation asked three scholars to briefly discuss the attack on Ukraine.
REVIEW Facebook posts appearing in October 2021 claimed that eye ointment containing an antibiotic called erythromycin, which is routinely given to newborns to prevent “pink eye” (prophylaxis), comes with many “dangerous side effects”. These
Are COVID-19 vaccines to blame for "urgent warnings" about blood clots from Pfizer and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? No, that's not true: Both the CDC and Pfizer have promoted such campaigns since 2015. Blood clots
Is the eye ointment administered to newborns and commonly used to prevent a condition caused by the transmission of gonorrhea "pointless" and associated with serious health risks? No, that's not true: The erythromycin eye ointment provide
Texas cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough recently claimed that a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study shows COVID-19 vaccines are causing myocarditis in children. But he took the data out […] The post Children are at far higher risk of
A screenshot of what appears to be an ITV News article with the headline “Shaking the duvet too vigorously while making your bed can increase your chances of a heart attack, scientists warn” is doing the rounds on Facebook, and on Twitter,
An image of a fake mocked-up BBC News article is being shared on social media. The headline reads: “Breathing too many times a day could raise your risk of a heart attack”, and the article excerpt claims a trial found that this can increase
"Study proves children’s hearts destroyed by COVID vaccine."
Does Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine increase the risk of death in children by 5,100%? No, that's not true: The Office of National Statistics (ONS) in the United Kingdom calls the claim "highly misleading." During the bulk of the time period wh
A now-deleted video shared by NHS England on its Twitter and Facebook accounts on 3 February 2022 contained claims about children and Covid-19 that were not accurate. The video was widely shared before being deleted, but at the time of writing, NHS Eng
This doctored meme was spread by anti-vaxxers to reinforce false claims about the COVID-19 vaccine.
The government confirmed today (4 Feb) that it accepts the Law Commission's recommendations on a false communications offence. Full Fact is concerned about the Law Commission’s proposed new anti-harassment offence of sending knowingly false
In the U.S., myocarditis cases among ages 12 to 20 numbered four in 2019; four in 2020; and 2,236 in 2021.
REVIEW The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as medical associations such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend the vaccination of “pregnant and lactating individuals” against CO
“Breastfeeding is good for mothers as well as babies and slashes their risk of dying from heart disease, a study has found” Daily Mail [print edition], 12 January 2022. The print edition of the Daily Mail has reported on new research, clai
REVIEW A Substack article claimed that a “New big data study of 145 countries show COVID vaccines makes things worse (cases and deaths)”. The article, written by tech entrepreneur Steve Kirsch, received more than 4,700 engagements on Facebook, i
There were less than 200 cases of myocarditis per a million jabbed males, and 30 per million jabbed females aged between 12 to 15 years old.