The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 04/03/2020

The code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network IFCN at Poynter is a series of commitments organizations abide by to promote excellence in fact-checking. The following fact checks come from IFCN fact checkers. (D. Van Zandt)

Claim by Joe Biden: The Trump administration made no effort to get U.S. medical experts into China as the novel coronavirus epidemic spread there early this year. rating: False

Biden’s False Claim on Trump’s Response to Coronavirus

Claim via Social Media: An image shared on Facebook claims Amazon is suspending all deliveries except for medical supplies during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Check Your Fact rating: False


Claim by Bloggers: Says President Donald Trump will announce that a scientist “finally found vaccine to cure corona virus.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire

Spam news websites spread false claim about coronavirus vaccine

Claim by the Buffalo Chronicle: Is New York State about to ban cigarette sales to combat the novel coronavirus?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: New York Is NOT Banning Cigarette Sales To Combat COVID-19

Claim by U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams: “They’re furloughing nurses in hospitals in western New York state.”

Politifact rating: False

Hospitals refute surgeon general’s claim about nursing furloughs

(International) Claim: 500 body bags were delivered to an ice skating rink outside the Australian city of Adelaide.

AFP Fact Check (France) rating: False

‘It’s a myth’: South Australian health authorities dismiss rumour about an ice rink-turned-morgue for COVID-19 victims

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