Citing new data on the delta variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that fully vaccinated people wear face masks indoors in some parts of the country.
A conspiracy theory online baselessly suggests that the World Health Organization and other groups preplanned the variants of the novel coronavirus -- citing a dubious timeline. But the timeline doesn't square with the reality of when variants have been identified and designated thus far.
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The COVID-19 vaccines currently in use must be administered via injection. But Instagram posts baselessly suggest that Bill Gates and George Soros will use COVID-19 tests to secretly vaccinate people who haven't yet received the shots. There is no evidence for that conspiracy theory, and scientists say trying to administer a vaccine with a swab would likely not be effective.
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An epidemiologist recommended that people get the COVID-19 vaccine because some evidence suggests an unvaccinated person who gets the delta variant is "twice as likely to require hospital treatment" than someone infected with the alpha variant. But a Facebook video twists that advice to claim that he said vaccinated people would be twice as likely to be hospitalized.
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Scientists consider polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, tests a highly reliable tool for diagnosing COVID-19. But social media posts are misrepresenting a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcement regarding the eventual discontinuation of its own test, falsely claiming the government has conceded that PCR tests aren't reliable.
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Participants in the 2020 Olympic Games will be subject to many COVID-19 rules. But social media posts and a news report falsely claim athletes will be sleeping on specially made, flimsy "anti-sex beds" to prevent intimacy and COVID-19 infection. The beds were designed before the pandemic and can bear more than 400 pounds, the mattress company said.
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At a July 20 Senate hearing, Republican Sen. Rand Paul and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, once again had a testy exchange over whether the U.S. funded gain-of-function research in China, with each man accusing the other of "lying."
A satire site a month ago published a joke about the Biden administration creating "quarantine camps" for the unvaccinated. Now that fabricated story is circulating online, presented as if it's real.
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After a contractor hired by state Senate Republicans to look into the results of the 2020 Arizona election provided an update on its findings at a legislative hearing on July 15, former President Donald Trump issued a series of false and misleading statements about what it has uncovered.
For months, we've asked Republicans for proof that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi failed to act on warning signs. They have none to show us.
The airport is a hub for both travel and urban legends.
"SUPRISE!" the 22-year-old rapper wrote on TikTok.
The “Black Widow” star and executive producer said her contract guaranteed an exclusive theatrical release.
It isn't a stretch to say that this image is real.
The aliens are coming!
The golden shade of the foil wrap on Lindt & Spruengli's Gold Bunny enjoys protected status.
“It doesn't seem like real life.”
It’s time for another “Doctor Who” regeneration.
Judge Marco Juberías wrote that his three-year probe found there existed “sufficient evidence of criminality” for the case to go to a trial judge.
This incident didn't take place at a German dam. It was reported on by Germán Dam.