The shift to weekly instead of daily reporting in Florida, Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota marked a notable shift during the pandemic.
The shift to weekly instead of daily reporting in Florida, Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota marked a notable shift.
Virus mutations occur independently of vaccination. Vaccines play a significant role in suppressing variants.
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
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who is determined to hold the Olympics, placed Tokyo under a state of emergency on July 12, but daily cases have sharply increased since then.
Police took him for a COVID-19 test, which came back positive.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, angrily confronted Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul in testimony on Capitol Hill.
A rapid and sustained increase in COVID-19 cases in the nation’s largest county requires restoring an indoor mask mandate even when people are vaccinated, Los Angeles County’s public health officer said.
REVIEW In early July 2021, this meme claiming that “a vaccinated person might get sick from the virus they got vaccinated against because you’re not vaccinated” went viral on social media platforms. The meme received more than 65,000 interacti
Last year’s events were scaled back because of virus fears.
Hospitals are swamped, with growing numbers of the ill dying in isolation at home or while waiting to receive emergency care.
Is the emergence of the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 "fake news"? No, that's not true: The variant, which has been identified in at least 96 countries, is diagnosed by doctors and public health experts as the cause of
Different variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, have emerged throughout 2020 and 2021. Certain kinds of mutations make each variant genetically distinct from the precursor (wild-type) virus and from each other. These genetic differen
RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, is a common cause of cold-like symptoms but can be serious for infants and the elderly.
If you’ve been paying attention to recent news reports about the coronavirus pandemic, you’ve probably heard public health officials say they’re pleased about the dropping rates of cases and deaths due to vaccination in the United States — but
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said legal controls will be replaced by “personal responsibility” when the country moves to the final stage of its lockdown-lifting roadmap.
Is it true that there has "never EVER" been a virus mutation that resulted in a virus that was more lethal? No, that is a misleading claim. Two experts told Lead Stories that while the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus may be less letha
Does Reiner Fuellmich prove in a new video that COVID-19 PCR tests do not detect the virus? No, that's not true: This is one of several debunked conspiracy theories he recycles in a new video that have been refuted by published peer-revie
Are doctors giving men estrogen patches to treat COVID-19 since women are better at fighting the virus? No, that's misleading. An article published by the New York Times with the online headline "Women are better at fighting COVID-19, so
Under the classification, people who have stayed in the U.K. for more than two hours will be restricted from boarding passenger flights to Hong Kong.
A year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic — and with a death toll approaching 4 million lives — how the coronavirus came to spark a global scourge remains unknown. Was it the result of a spillover from an animal to a human, as has happen
Hours earlier, a Spanish court issued a preliminary ruling in favor of the 75-year-old tycoon's extradition to the United States to face tax-related criminal charges.
Were COVID-19 vaccine "candidates" transferred to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) in December 2019 before the COVID-19 outbreak? No, that's not true: The vaccine materials transferred were for MERS-CoV, the virus tha
As coronavirus vaccination rates rise and the United States opens up after a lengthy pandemic, one of the emerging flashpoints involves elite sports. The questions sports teams and leagues are facing are the same types of questions that are puzzling bu
As COVID-19 case rates and deaths drop to levels not seen since the first days of the outbreak, President Joe Biden is proclaiming “a summer of freedom” to celebrate Americans resuming their pre-pandemic lives.
REVIEW On 1 June 2021, Washington Post and Buzzfeed News published reports on several thousands of emails sent by Anthony Fauci, the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The emails, sent during the first half o
European Union lawmakers endorsed a new travel certificate that will allow people to move between European countries without having to quarantine or undergo extra coronavirus tests.
In order to predict and prevent future pandemics like COVID-19, researchers need to find the origin of the viruses that cause them.
Does microbiologist Stefan Lanka prove that virology is not based on scientific methods? No, that's not true: The known conspiracy theorist and debunked anti-vaccination activist gives no evidence that an experiment "refutes the theory on
It’s not only watermelon that can become infected by the virus.
The release of thousands of emails to and from U.S. infectious disease chief Dr. Anthony Fauci has fueled claims that the virus behind COVID-19 was man-made. BuzzFeed and The Washington Post received the emails in response to a Freedom of Informatio
On 16 and 17 April 2021, the Health and Freedom Conference was held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, an event organized by entrepreneur Clay Clark that was attended by over 4,000 people. The aim of the conference was to criticize the measures taken in response to t
This is a new one. Instead of the established understanding that vaccines help reduce the spread of COVID-19, and thereby decrease the likelihood that the virus will be able to mutate enough to create new variants, a new claim circulating online posits
Californians headed to campgrounds, beaches, and restaurants over the long holiday weekend as the state prepared to shed some of its coronavirus rules.
REVIEW On 13 May 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their interim public health recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals. Among the changes was the recommendation that “fully vaccinated people no longer
Multiple Facebook and Twitter posts claim the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of 50,000 daily deaths in India as it battles a surge in Covid-19 cases. The claim is false: the WHO said it did not issue the purported warning; its daily tal
Multiple Facebook posts have shared parts of a study by US-based scientists that analysed spike proteins of the novel coronavirus. The posts suggest the study is evidence that some Covid-19 vaccines could be harmful. The claim is misleading: both the r
Hours after clashing with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at a Senate hearing Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci called Paul’s claim that the National Institutes of Health had funded “gain-of-function research” in Wuhan “preposterous” in an interview with Pol