REVIEW COVID-19 can be dangerous to pregnant women. Indeed, scientific studies have shown that pregnant women who get COVID-19 are at higher risk of severe disease[1-3]. Furthermore, COVID-19 also increases the risk of negative pregnancy outcomes su
Did a study detect human DNA in many hot dog samples tested with a new type of technology, finding that many hot dogs, even vegetarian hot dogs, are made with human meat? No, that's not true: A startup named Clear Food, which was seeking
REVIEW In late October 2023, a claim that a study found “nearly 1 in 3 COVID-19 vaccine recipients suffered neurological side effects” made the rounds on the Internet. The claim originates from an Epoch Times article, which is in turn based on a
Does an article published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and featured in a video on social media prove that vaccination causes a greater prevalence of childhood illnesses? No, that's not true: Jou
Did a study by the University of Seattle and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center discover that women harvest and store in their brain DNA from every man they've ever made love with? No, that's not true: The headline on an article g
Just because legislation is bipartisan doesn’t make it good.
Did a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirm that men who receive COVID-19 vaccines "will tragically suffer a 24-year loss in their life expectancy"? No, that's not true: Dr. Nabin Shrestha, an inf
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
REVIEW A study from researchers at the University of Melbourne became the basis of claims on social media that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine damaged children’s immune response against other diseases. One example of such a claim can be seen in thi
CLAIM: A study co-authored by Dr. Anthony Fauci showed that “most of the deaths” during the 1918-1919 Spanish flu pandemic were actually due to infections from face masks.
REVIEW August 2023 saw a revival of discussions over a possible return to mask mandates, amid concerns over rising COVID-19 cases. In the wake of this news, a Daily Mail article published on 27 August 2023 claimed that a “mask study published by N
Does an article published in the medical journal Cureus prove that ivermectin reduces COVID-19 mortality by 74 percent? No, that's not true: A professor of medicine at John Hopkins University School of Medicine told Lead Stories, "The stu
Does the German government have study figures that show people given the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (Comirnaty) "have overall suffered from fewer medically undesirable events as subjects who received the placebo"? No, that's not true: As of
Does a study conducted by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic provide an "absolute direct linear correlation" that the more COVID-19 vaccines a person receives, the higher likelihood that person has of contracting the disease, thus provin
The MP has called for a halt to the Covid-19 vaccine booster programme based on a Swiss study. But the study has a number of limitations, and the authors view their findings differently.
SciCheck Digest A Swiss study found that after a COVID-19 booster, less than 3% of people briefly had a slightly elevated blood level of a protein that can be a marker of heart injury. No one in the study had any serious heart damage, and other exp
A MailOnline article and a press release both said that a new study found that eating breakfast earlier lowers the risk of diabetes. But the study did not say this.
REVIEW A research team led by cardiologist Christian Mueller published a study in July 2023 investigating the effects of the Moderna mRNA COVID-19 booster vaccination on the heart. Soon after the study’s publication, posts on social media circu
Does a study by University of Colorado medical researchers show that the "vast majority of humanity has gotten the COVID-19 vaccine via "shedding," meaning the vaccine spread from person to person? No, that's not true: The study's lead au
Did one in every 35 people who received a Moderna COVID-19 mRNA-1273 booster vaccination suffer myocardial injury? No, that's not true: There is no reliable evidence or data to support this claim. Such a high rate of adverse reactions wou
REVIEW On 13 July 2023, the website The Florida Standard published an article carrying the headline “New Study Links Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine to ‘Turbo Cancer’”. Screenshots of the article’s headline circulated on social media in July 2023
New trade remedies would hurt steelworkers and American consumers.
Research covered by the Sun was exploratory and established no definite associations between people’s jobs and their risk of ovarian cancer.
Does a new study prove that the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine causes "turbo cancer"? No, that's not true: The study cited in the social media post doesn't show that the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine induces something called "turbo cancer."
Did a preprint paper submitted to The Lancet on July 5, 2023, find that 74 percent of the deaths in the autopsies it reviewed were caused by the COVID-19 vaccine? Additionally, was it also a legitimate study from The Lancet? No, neither i
NASA warns of “internet apocalypse,” which “means they can execute the Great Reset in silence without anyone knowing it.”
Does this photo show the controller belonging to OceanGate's Titan on the seafloor after the submarine vessel suffered a "catastrophic implosion" while descending to the wreckage of RMS Titanic? No, that's not true: An image shared on soc
REVIEW On 11 June 2023, The Epoch Times republished an article by osteopath Joseph Mercola, which carried the headline “Monkey Virus DNA Found In COVID-19 Shots”. The article claims that a group of scientists had found “massive DNA contaminati
SciCheck Digest Numerous studies have found that additional COVID-19 shots are generally associated with extra protection against the coronavirus. Many people on social media, however, have shared a preliminary finding from a Cleveland Clinic study
REVIEW The claim that a Cleveland Clinic study found taking more COVID-19 vaccine doses increases a person’s risk of COVID-19 went viral in early June 2023. An article by the Gateway Pundit containing this claim received more than 5,800 engagement
Says a report shows that “Ventilators Killed Nearly ALL COVID Patients”
Do people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 shorten their average lifespan by a quarter century? No, that's not true: There is no scientific evidence or credible research to support the idea that being fully vaccinated for COVID-1
Did mechanical ventilators kill "nearly all COVID patients" during the early stages of the pandemic? No, that's not true: The headline making the claim misrepresented the results of a study that reached a different conclusion: that second
Does a study reveal that disposable face masks are the cause of the high levels of microplastics found in human lungs? No, that's not true: Contrary to a headline about the study, the study never mentions disposable masks as a cause of th
“A European study has found COVID vaccines could be causing ‘long-term brain damage.’”
Does a "new study on fasting" prove it can cure any illness? No, that's not true: While fasting has been shown to have potential health benefits and may be useful in certain contexts, such as weight loss and improving insulin sensitivity,
“mRNA in food is being tested by USDA now.”