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FACT Check: Meme featuring DeSantis presents misleading picture of COVID-19 and vaccine safety

SciCheck DigestCOVID-19 was the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2020. But a meme featuring Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis minimizes the toll the pandemic already has taken — particularly among the elderly. The meme also questions getting inoculated, despite the safety record of the...

Does federal law prohibit employers and other institutions from requiring the COVID-19 vaccine?

Does federal law prohibit employers and other institutions from requiring the COVID-19 vaccine? ANSWERAccording to a list maintained by The Chronicle of Higher Education, more than 200 colleges and universities are “requiring [COVID-19] vaccines of at least some students or employees” ahead of the fall semester....

FACT Check: Video doesn’t prove Capitol Police allowed Jan. 6 protesters to enter Capitol

More than 400 people have been charged in relation to the Jan. 6 events at the U.S. Capitol, and there is ample evidence that many protesters defied and assaulted Capitol Police officers that day. Yet viral social media posts are falsely claiming a video clip proves...