With President Joe Biden moving to tighten vaccine requirements, some Republicans have pushed back, arguing that Biden’s policies unduly constrain personal liberty. During a Sept. 16 interview on the conservative channel Newsmax, Rep. Madison Cawth
The claim is misleading as the Daily Expose is comparing unverified data from the Yellow Card Scheme and incomplete data from the MHRA to support it.
Myocarditis in children is a rare side effect of mRNA vaccines. However, the risk of myocarditis from COVID-19 is higher.
This is unverifiable, but likely false. There are ~800,000 deaths/year from suicide, and there have been ~4 million deaths so far from COVID-19.
This claim misrepresents unverified data to suggest that vaccines caused 1.18 million adverse reactions. This is false.
The drugs typically used in drink spiking are tasteless, odorless, and colorless.
A post shared on Facebook says: “There is no “delta variant” - no clinical test can diagnose you with “Delta” and the entire narrative is a media- fabricated scam”. This is incorrect. As we have written before,
Was there a home invader in Laurel, Montana, who in late summer 2021 used a recording of a distressed child to attempt to gain entry into a home? No, that's not true: The police chief of the Laurel Police Department told Lead Stories that
A post on Facebook, shared almost 1,500 times, says: “So just been in a shop and overheard a Scottish water worker tell the member of staff who was serving in the shop that there’s radium in the water that’s what’s making people
A post on Facebook, shared hundreds of times, wrongly claims there are more than 850,000 registered sex offenders in the UK. There are far fewer than 850,000 registered sex offenders in the UK In May, the National Crime Agency published an
Did a new, more-deadly virus arise in August 2021 called "COVID-22"? No, that's not true: social media users grabbed the phrase "COVID-22" from a German news site's interview with an immunologist, causing a worldwide health scare. He used
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
Masks and gloves used to contain COVID-19 are not considered infectious waste and can be disposed of as trash.
Is there a mandatory oil dump order in place per the "Department of Hydrocarbons"? No, that's not true: neither a mandatory oil dumping order nor the "Department of Hydrocarbons" exist, and the creator of the video admitted it was a joke.
On August 16 2021, the Facebook page “Super News Supes” shared a screenshot in which science educator Bill Nye purportedly made a misogynistic comment about Kylie Jenner in a screenshot that was circulating as early as July 9 2019: In th
Did Military Times publish an article that revealed a new study saying people who have gotten the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccination were susceptible to heart disease? No, that's not true: The article does not exist, the claim is pos
Biden made the comments during a press conference on July 8, 2021.
In a video from a school board meeting gone viral, an Indiana family doctor claims that this summer’s surge in COVID-19 cases is caused by COVID-19 vaccines. More specifically, Dr. Dan Stock blames “antibody mediated viral enhancement,”
Are California gas stations pricing gas at over $6 per gallon? No, statewide the average gasoline price is $4.39 per gallon, according to the American Automobile Association. But there are exceptions. An AAA spokesperson said that $6-plus
Did individuals in Italy who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 burn their vaccine "passes" in solidarity with unvaccinated individuals? No, that's not true: Italy's COVID-19 "green" certification is a digital pass -- not a green piece
A TikTok video liked more than 936,000 times claims that COVID-19 vaccines have killed some 6,000 people in the United States. “The Vaccine Adverse Event Recording System shows that 5,946 people have died because of the vaccine,” the user s
"We are seeing a surge like we’ve not seen before in terms of the patients coming."
There is limited data on the exact number of people who got infected outdoors. It is still possible to contract the coronavirus in an outdoor setting.
With the United States in the midst of a COVID-19 surge driven by the delta variant, a post on Facebook claims that the nation’s top infectious disease expert said that a coronavirus variant can evade detection. The Aug. 1 post looks like a screensh
“Fauci just told us they found a (coronavirus) variant that ‘evades the test.’”
A widely shared Facebook post claims that vaccines contain “Graphene Oxide Nano Particles” and that these can reassemble on command and travel to any part of the body. Nanoparticles are a generic term for very small particles which ar
Did the 19th century Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky say or write this prediction: "Tolerance will reach such a level that intelligent people will be banned from thinking so as not to offend the imbeciles"? No, that's not true: This qu
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
Sunflowers are regulated by circadian rhythms that orient them toward sunlight. In the absence of sunlight, they grow upward, not toward each other.
Did the CDC report that deaths related to COVID-19 vaccines had skyrocketed and that more people were dying of the vaccine than the disease? No, that's not true: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not make any such announc
A Facebook post includes an image of tanks lined up along Paris’ Champs-Élysées with the caption “Ladies and gentlemen, here we have an image of tanks on the streets of Central Paris. Nothing to worry about though.” Alth
Are all the "I just left the ER...We are officially getting crushed" memes about the COVID-19 Delta variant outbreak part of a fear campaign aimed at the unvaccinated? Not all of them. Some have been altered to refer to a "Ligma" variant,
Does placing a wet towel near the cutting surface when slicing onions prevent crying by absorbing the irritating enzymes released? No, there is no evidence that this cooking hack works better than any other methods. The reason why slicing
Does a podcaster's online video prove there are no SARS-CoV-2 variants, that there's no pandemic and that COVID-19 isn't a novel disease? No, that's not true: coronavirus conspiracist David Martin's claims fly in the face of the establish
Not every resident would be thrilled, but ornithologist Richard Major was impressed by the ingenuity.
A vaccine adverse reaction tracking tool was misleadingly interpreted by junk news sites.
On July 16 2021, an Imgur user shared a Bernie Sanders quote meme which alleged that a “modest building” in the Cayman Islands was the address for “18,857 companies”: Text on the meme attributed its creation to “Ro Khanna
Was Edward Mordake a man born with a second face on the back of his head that could laugh, cry and whisper horrible things to him? No, that's not true: The legend of Edward Mordake, sometimes called Mordrake, appears to have begun as a wo
REVIEW In June 2021, U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes dismissed a lawsuit brought by 117 employees of the Houston Methodist Hospital system who claimed the hospital’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement violated the Nuremberg Code. The employees also comp