Scam emails purporting to be from the NHS are being sent out, asking for payment in return for a ‘Coronavirus Digital Passport’ to prove that someone has been vaccinated for Covid-19. These emails are not from the NHS, and you do not
Does this colorful graphic chart, with a footnote that the data was sourced from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fairly represent the impact of vaccines on vaccine-preventable diseases? No, that's not true: By carving off
The investigation carried out by the Emergency response team has found that no there was no breach of data from the CoWIN app.
Did the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issue a report that compared how states voted in the 2020 presidential election with their vaccination rates? No, that's not true: There is no such report, according to a CDC spokes
Must public health agencies discontinue COVID-19 vaccinations for people under age 30 because federal authorities "acknowledge" heart risks to young people? No, that's not true. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not
Did Qantas Airlines CEO Alan Joyce get a pie smashed into his face for trying to force COVID-19 vaccinations onto potential passengers? No, that's not true: This video was published four years before the release of the COVID-19 vaccine, a
The White House has launched a month-long blitz to combat vaccine hesitancy and a lack of urgency to get shots, particularly in the South and Midwest.
Every person above 18 in Weyan hamlet received the first vaccine dose, making it the first Indian village to record 100 percent COVID-19 vaccination.
REVIEW In late May 2021, the claim that COVID-19 vaccines could cause blood vessel damage to vaccinated people went viral on social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and Twitter. Many posts and articles (see examples here, and
Vaccine-related freebies get more and more creative.
New Mexico bet big that cash can persuade people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, offering the largest single cash prize among the growing number of states staging lotteries to promote inoculations.
The people of Bolton have again risen to this challenge. The number of vaccinations happening in Bolton right now is phenomenal. Tens of thousands every single day. Matt Hancock, 27 May 2021. Health secretary Matt Hancock claimed in the House of Commo
Lots of people still have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. What’s in them? Who developed them? Do they have legal liability? Are they effective? These are some of the questions we came across in a recent Instagram post that lists things ̶
Is it illegal for businesses to ask for proof of vaccination or to require proof of vaccination as a condition of entry? Furthermore -- if a private business owner or employee were to ask for proof of vaccination would that constitute a v
SciCheck Digest Insurance companies do not deny claims when someone dies after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the American Council of Life Insurers. But a viral social media post has falsely claimed that beneficiaries of a person who dies a
SciCheck Digest Federal health officials testified at a Senate committee hearing that about 60% of their employees have been vaccinated against COVID-19 so far. But viral online posts have distorted their comments to misleadingly claim that half of the
The 76-year-old musician reportedly wrote that he should have “never gone near the needle.”
A video has been viewed hundreds of thousands times in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok posts that claim it shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu purportedly threatening to kill Muslims with vaccines. The claim is false: the
SciCheck Digest Japan only recently adopted guidelines for accepting blood donations from those who have received COVID-19 vaccines. The guidelines are intended to give donors time to get over any side effects from the vaccine. Without providing that c
During May 3 remarks on the American Families Plan, President Joe Biden boasted that there was not much disparity in the COVID-19 vaccination rates for white Americans and Americans of color who are at least 65. “And what’s happening now is all
Did Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," express anti-mask and anti-COVID-19 vaccine opinions during a segment of his show? No, that's not true: Noah was expressing his discontent with changes in the message from the Ce
A video has been viewed hundreds of times in Twitter, Facebook and Weibo posts that claim it shows a failed vaccination attempt in India as Covid-19 cases surged in the country. But the claim is misleading: the video actually shows a vaccination error
REVIEW The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing massive COVID-19 vaccination campaign led to the rollout of an important epidemiological and clinical surveillance. As of 7 May 2021, almost 600,000 persons died from COVID-19 in the U.S. and almost 100 m
The owner of a Northern California bar was arrested on suspicion of selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards to several undercover state agents for $20 each.
A video that appears to show a failed vaccination attempt has been viewed tens of thousands of times on Facebook, Twitter and Weibo. The clip was shared alongside a claim that it was filmed in India as Covid-19 cases surged. But the video has been shar
Facebook posts circulating online in India claim women should avoid receiving the Covid-19 vaccine on specific dates during their menstrual cycle. The claim is false, health experts said. Vaccine manufacturers in India have not warned that a woman's
Appearing at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) press conference on 7 April, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam spoke about vaccine safety. He said: “In a scenario of low exposure... you can see th
The infectious disease expert was reportedly taking care of his father-in-law in India at the time.
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook alongside a claim it shows a Belgian politician faking his Covid-19 vaccination. The claim is misleading: the video shows a trial run for coronavirus vaccinations in
The vaccination drive was called off from April 30 to May 2 in Mumbai, but on May 1, it received a limited supply to inoculate the 18-44 age group.
An American physician and anti-vaccination advocate claims in a video viewed more than 169,000 times that widely used Covid-19 vaccines have not been properly tested and pose long-term health risks. But experts say her claims are inaccurate, the techno
A U.S. health panel says it’s time to resume use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, despite a very rare risk of blood clots.
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin, questioned the need for widespread COVID-19 vaccinations, saying in a radio interview “what do you care if your neighbor has one or not?
There is no conclusive evidince that the COVID-19 vaccination drive will lead to deadlier mutations of the virus.
A post shared on Facebook in South Africa claims that the US Supreme Court “overturned” mandatory vaccination following a lawsuit filed by attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. This is false; the precedent for mandatory vaccination dates back to a Suprem
Social media posts claim there have been 3,005 “Covid vaccine deaths” since December 1, 2020. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it has received that many reports of deaths among people who took a Covid-19 vaccine, but fou
The claim is based solely on a dubious report from the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, a database that anyone can submit reports to that is frequently abused by anti-vaccine activists.