REVIEW The development and authorization of COVID-19 vaccines initiated a large worldwide campaign of mass vaccination. As of 25 June 2021, there were 2.79 billion doses administered in the world. In the U.S., 150 million people are already fully va
SciCheck Digest A World Health Organization advisory group has concluded that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine “is suitable for use by people aged 12 years and above,” and is specifically recommending it for children ages 12 to 15 who are at hig
Following the collapse of footballer Christian Eriksen during a recent Euro 2020 match between Denmark and Finland, social media users have been sharing information on how to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), a potentially life saving interv
Currently, there is insufficient scientific data to determine the COVID-19 survival rate in children.
Did a director of China's largest baby formula company, Feihe, reveal information about the COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy, saying many women cannot bear children within six months of receiving a coronavirus vaccination and that he expect
Does a post that claims the World Health Organization now recommends against COVID-19 vaccination of children tell the whole story about the agency's recommendation? No, that's not true: WHO's June 3, 2021 guidance says more evidence is n
Were Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls created as symbols to represent children who died from vaccinations? No, that's not true: Although Johnny Gruelle, an illustrator and the creator of the dolls, had a daughter who died after getting a smallp
Polluted water has caused deaths among children in Gaza. However, there is no evidence that Israel is poisoning the water.
For most children, learning to understand sarcasm is challenging.
A discovery of the unmarked graves at Kamloops Indian Residential School brought up a years-old rumor.
Did a Nebraska schoolteacher take a fifth-grade class to a slaughterhouse to show them where meat comes from? No, that's not true: This story originated in 2010 on a satire website called Newsweak with the subheading, "Where facts come to
The beloved actor has been mostly out of the public eye for years.
Does titanium dioxide in food kill children and mentally disable them? No, that's not true: The Food and Drug Administration approves the compound as safe as long as it meets the allowed concentration levels of no more than 1% by weight o
The recommendation follows similar decisions by regulators in Canada and the United States.
Angelina Jolie criticized a judge deciding on custody arrangements for her and Brad Pitt's children during their divorce, saying in a court filing that the judge refused to allow their kids to testify.
To provide support and hope to the bereaved children, Sonia urged Modi to provide free education to young kids who lost their parents due to COVID-19.
A Facebook post shared hundreds of times in South Africa claims that Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo sent a video message to Palestinians expressing solidarity with their plight. While it is Ronaldo who appears in the 21-second clip, he post
COVID-19 vaccines finally are headed for more kids as U.S. regulators expanded use of Pfizer's shot to those as young as 12, sparking a race to protect middle and high school students before they head back to class in the fall.
REVIEW On 5 May 2021, Canada’s health ministry authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children aged between 12 to 15. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to do the same soon and the European Medicines Age
After more than a year of fretting over her 13-year-old son with a rare liver disease, Heather Ousley broke into tears when she learned that he and millions of other youngsters could soon be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
UNICEF estimated 228,000 deaths among South Asian children in 2020 due to cuts in the availability and use of public health services, not lockdowns.
Quick Take A single copy of Vice President Kamala Harris’ children’s book was one of many titles donated to a shelter for immigrant children in Long Beach, California. But a debunked New York Post article – which led to the reporter’s resig
On April 23, the New York Post reported that migrant children routed from the U.S.-Mexico border to a shelter in Long Beach, Calif., will be given a copy of Vice President Kamala Harris’ 2019 children’s book called “Superheroes are Everywhere
Is Kamala Harris' book in "welcome bags" for illegal migrant children in California? No, that's not true. The spokesperson for the city of Long Beach told Lead Stories there was one copy of the book that appeared in a widely circulated ph
A Des Moines woman has pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes for intentionally driving her SUV into two children in 2019 because she said she thought one was Mexican and the other was a member of the Islamic State group.
Children and youth ventured out of their homes & interacted more publicly in recent months after the pandemic protocols were relaxed compared to 2020.
A video of three singers performing the classic Italian song “ll Mondo” has been shared in multiple social media posts claiming they are the sons of the world-famous opera stars Andrea Bocelli, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. However, the
Oxford University has said there are no safety concerns over the vaccine but that it will wait for data on blood clotting before resuming trials.
On video, Jones was screaming and pointing at a vehicle carrying children, but doing little else.
The giant Ever Given container ship that clogged up the Suez Canal for six days isn’t out of the news just yet. After it was freed, Egyptian authorities towed the 1,300-foot ship to Great Bitter Lake, a wider expanse of the canal where authorities w
You do not have to be related to Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, or Luciano Pavarotti to have a great singing voice.
A website with a history of publishing dubious content advanced a conspiracy theory about the formerly stuck Suez Canal ship.
An image shared on Facebook purportedly showed two children after they had been dropped over a fence and abandoned in the desert.
Multiple posts on Facebook claim that a truck carrying 34 kidnapped children was found in Rustenburg, a city in South Africa. The claim is false, according to local police, who said while there have been incidents in the past of undocumented children f
Beverly Cleary, the celebrated children’s author whose memories of her Oregon childhood were shared with millions through the likes of Ramona and Beezus Quimby and Henry Huggins, has died.
There has been a 61 per increase in unaccompanied children held by CBP from January to February 2021. The 28 percent figure relates to all encounters.
A routine review of content labeled satire.
A new bill introduced by three Democratic Congresswomen would provide citizenship to immigrants who lawfully entered the U.S. as children if passed
The purported German tale of a "great tall tailor" who cuts off children's thumbs was featured in a TikTok video and on Reddit.
The majority of California's 6.1 million public school students could be back in the classroom by April under new legislation announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders.