“If you stop testing (for COVID-19) it all goes away and people just have colds like before.”
As a youth, “I got arrested” protesting for civil rights.
Harshitha here for testing
An Instagram post shares an image of what appears to be two SARS-CoV-2 antigen (lateral flow) tests produced by ACON Laboratories. One of the tests is labelled as a “positive control swab”, and another is labelled as a “negative contr
REVIEW A meme featuring Glinda the Good Witch from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, captioned with the words “If you stop testing it all goes away and people just have colds like before”, began circulating in late December 2021 on Facebook, Insta
Following a 4 January Covid-19 press conference, comments made by Professor Sir Chris Whitty have been highlighted in The Guardian and posts on Twitter as a potential source of confusion over whether someone can end their 10 day period of self-isolatio
When a new variant is found to be spreading, does the old variant instantly disappear? Do people test positive for specific COVID-19 variants if they take a rapid antigen or a PCR test? No, neither of these assumptions are true: The initi
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
Was the definition of what constitutes a positive COVID-19 test changed to include the omicron variant? No, that's not true: The variant (SARS-CoV-2, B.1.1.529) was first reported to the World Health Organization from South Africa on Nove
Did police in Germany detain an elderly woman because she could not present proof of vaccination? No, that's not true: Local police confirmed that an 80-year-old woman was detained in Göppingen, Germany on December 6, 2021, but not for t
"Tap water is testing positive for COVID!”
Do health care workers giving COVID-19 tests need to quarantine after coming into contact with those who test positive? No, that's not true: Those workers are wearing personal protective equipment and are only in close contact for the sec
A misleading and viral tweet became so popular that its content was later shared on TikTok.
The video of farmers' demonstration in Delhi's Red Fort over the farm laws, in which police clashed with protestors misquoted as from Punjab state.
Does Fox News require vaccinations for all employees? No, that's not true: A Fox News spokesperson shared with Lead Stories an internal memo that was sent out companywide in August 2021, stating that "all employees must enter their vaccin
In this video, FactCheck.org and Univision Noticias teamed up to debunk false claims, spreading on social media, that were made by a state senator in Texas about vaccine safety. All three of the COVID-19 vaccines administered in the U.S. went throu
People are protesting against coronavirus measures outside Bundeshaus, Switzerland's Parliament building.
Ethylene oxide is used to sterilize medical equipment, including swabs, globally. Any residue left is removed, making the swabs safe to use.
Does the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) hand over all its testing of new drugs to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and does that put Dr. Anthony Fauci's wife, NIH chief of bioethics Christine Grady, in a position to somehow
A Facebook post shares a meme which says “Britain in 2021: We are currently testing millions of people who aren’t ill, whilst not treating 12 million people who are ill”. The caption of the post then says that this backlog of “g
This is not the first time in history that immigrants have been accused of spreading disease.
A Facebook post featuring a meme with an image of Albert Einstein says that “people are being diagnosed with Delta variant even though there is no Delta variant test”. This isn’t quite right. Although there are no direct Delta v
“This is about our recovery. This is about what we need to do to bring back New York City," Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
Only select users will be given the option to test the new feature.
Protests in France erupted over the vaccine pass scheme, as well as the mandatory vaccination requirement for health workers.
“Something like 80% of children are not doing these tests.” Kate Green MP, 30 June 2021. On the Today programme last week, shadow schools minister Kate Green claimed that 80% of schoolchildren are not doing coronavirus tests. A similar cla
Follow Christine Blue's journey with her son, dog, cat, and even a couple of horses, all on TikTok.
An Instagram post has made misleading claims about Covid-19 survival rates and vaccine safety testing. It states: “99.998% chance of survival But takes part in human vaccine trial where they skipped animal testing.” Both of the claims
Does a video about COVID-19 present only factual and proven statements about the disease and the COVID-19 vaccines? No, that's not true: It recycles claims that have been disproven and leaves out important context. For example, the video
SciCheck Digest Animal testing and clinical trials were conducted before the COVID-19 vaccines were granted emergency use authorization in the U.S. But a state senator in Texas falsely claimed at a hearing that animal tests were “stopped” b
The system designed by BOH is said to identify COVID-19 at a success rate of over 95 percent.
A minor league baseball stadium. A negative coronavirus test and absolutely no slow dancing.
Medina Spirit and two other horses trained by Bob Baffert will be under extra scrutiny in the days leading up to the second jewel of the Triple Crown.
As a surge in Covid-19 infections overwhelmed Indian hospitals, a video emerged online in posts that claimed it shows villagers attacking health workers who tried to test them for the virus. The claim is false: the video shows a group of villagers
A photo that purports to show two former South Korean presidents protesting against the construction of an expressway in the 1960s has been widely shared on Facebook. The photo, however, has been doctored. The original photo, taken by a news organisat
Facebook, Instagram and TikTok posts circulating in April 2021 share a video they claim shows French police throwing their handcuffs to the ground to protest coronavirus lockdowns. The claim is false: the footage actually shows officers protesting
The news anchor emerged as a central figure in the latest damaging stories about his older brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi confirmed that his party will be participating in the West Bengal election and the seats will be revealed on March 27.