The Rajasthan government has not made such a decision. Rajasthan Police and OSD Lokesh Sharma clarified that the viral post was fake.
Reports about changes in women's menstrual cycles are being used to falsely claim that vaccines negatively affect fertility. An article published by the Daily Mail is doing the rounds on Facebook. It concerns reports that 35,000 women in Bri
Reports about changes in women's menstrual cycles are being used to falsely claim that vaccines negatively affect fertility.
SciCheck Digest Studies on whether ivermectin is beneficial in treating COVID-19 patients haven’t been conclusive, and health officials have warned people not to self-medicate. But multiple large trials are continuing to assess the antiparasitic
The house former drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán fled in 2014 when Mexican marines had him surrounded underwent some changes recently as the Mexican government prepared to give it away in a national lottery.
Ethylene oxide is used to sterilize medical equipment, including swabs, globally. Any residue left is removed, making the swabs safe to use.
Are disposable medical swabs that have been sterilized using ethylene oxide gas carcinogenic and considered dangerous? No, that's not true: It is commonly used to sterilize medical equipment and disposable products like swabs and wound dr
Did the U.S. Supreme Court rule that the COVID-19 vaccine is unsafe? Did Dr. Anthony Fauci and "Big Pharma" lose a lawsuit to Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and others over the safety of COVID vaccine? No, neither of those are true: There has been
The European Union recommended Monday that its 27 nations reinstate restrictions on tourists from the U.S. because of rising coronavirus infections there.
In this video, FactCheck.org and Univision Noticias teamed up to debunk false claims made by a doctor in Idaho about COVID-19 mRNA vaccines and treatments. COVID-19 mRNA vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna have been found to be safe and effecti
The incident went viral.
REVIEW In December 2020, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine became the first COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use in the U.S. Since then, the country has administered more than 202 million doses of this vaccine to its population. On 23 Au
We have been asked on WhatsApp about the effect of the Covid-19 vaccines on breastfeeding. Although there is limited data regarding breastfeeding and the vaccines as pregnant and breastfeeding women were not included in clinical trials, all evidence co
REVIEW In early August 2021, several posts (see examples here, here, and here) claiming that COVID-19 vaccination will cause fertility problems, blood clotting, and increase the chances that the virus bypasses previous immunity to it (immune escape)
REVIEW On 13 August 2021, the Facebook page “America First With Dr. Sebastian Gorka” published a video of nurse Nicole Whitley, who made several claims about ivermectin, COVID-19 vaccine safety, and the COVID-19 PCR tests. Sebastian Gork
Unlicensed but approved vaccines have been tested to demonstrate safety, quality, and efficacy.
The Taliban have agreed to allow “safe passage” from Afghanistan for civilians struggling to join a U.S.-directed airlift from the capital, President Joe Biden’s national security adviser said.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is one of a handful of GOP governors trying to block school districts from requiring masks in the classroom. Under DeSantis’ direction, the state health department adopted a rule that gives families the ability to opt out
The COVID-19 vaccines are safe for people who have severe allergies to food, oral medications, latex, bee stings, or venom.
REVIEW On 20 December 2020, Israel launched the fastest COVID-19 vaccination campaign seen in the world so far. In only two months, half of the country’s population had received at least one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This also
Evidence suggests that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in teens and do not alter a person's genes. A video questioning the effectiveness and safety of COVID-19 vaccines in children 16-and 17-year-olds is doing the rounds on Facebook
It’s safer to be unvaccinated than vaccinated against COVID-19.
The officials “made it clear that, upon return home, I would definitely face some form of punishment,” sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya told the AP.
William Phelps Eno was the man who penned some of the first traffic laws.
A holding facility for asylum seekers became the center of protests in June 2021.
Adverse event reports are a sign that the COVID-19 vaccine safety reporting system is working.
A federal judge in Texas ruled illegal an Obama-era program that prevents the deportation of some immigrants brought into the United States as children.
SciCheck Digest Federal vaccine monitoring systems have identified no safety concerns with the COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant people. Preliminary Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data show that miscarriage is not more frequent than expected
Is "Safe Place," a safety outreach for youth in crisis, provided by QuikTrip, a chain of convenience stores and gas stations that can be found in 12 states? Yes, QuikTrip is a national partner in the National Safe Place Network (NSPN), bu
SciDigest Hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered safely in the United States in the last six months. There is no evidence to indicate that the spike proteins generated by human cells following vaccination are a toxin or t
Fans from abroad were banned several months ago, and organizers are to announce early next week if some local fans should be allowed.
SciCheck Digest A chemical widely used to sterilize medical devices is also used for nasal swabs in COVID-19 testing. But a viral video misleadingly suggests that the swabs are dangerous — saying that the chemical causes cancer and can alter DNA.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene apologized for affronting people with recent comments comparing the required wearing of safety masks in the House to the horrors of the Holocaust.
SciCheck Digest Clinical trials and medical studies have indicated that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe for pregnant people. But online posts misrepresent unverified reports submitted to vaccine monitoring systems in the U.S. and Europe to misleadingly
REVIEW On Monday, 7 June 2021, the state of São Paulo in Brazil began vaccinating all pregnant women who are 18 years and older against COVID-19. Pregnant women have been added to vaccination priority lists in a number of other countries, including
A viral Facebook post brought Lyft's "Smart Trip Check-in" feature to the attention of many readers in June 2021.
REVIEW An interview featuring Peter McCullough, a cardiologist and professor of medicine at Texas A & M University, conducted by writer John Leake on 19 May 2021, was published as a video on Rumble by Fleccas Talks, a channel run by political co
REVIEW The U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a surveillance system that helps ensure the safety of vaccines used in the U.S. However, VAERS reports have been commonly misused to spread misinformation about vaccine safety, partic