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 Dr. Phil: There are “360,000 (deaths) a year from swimming pools. But we don’t shut the country down for that.”
Politifact rating: False
Dr. Phil’s faulty point about the coronavirus and swimming pools
|Claim via Social Media: An image shared on Facebook claims Walmart has adopted a staggered shopping schedule by age groups due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Check Your Fact rating: False
FACT CHECK: DID WALMART INTRODUCE A STAGGERED SHOPPING SCHEDULE BY AGE AMID THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
|Claim by the American Thinker: Did the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confess to lying about COVID-19 death numbers?
Lead Stories rating: False
Fact Check: CDC Did NOT Confess To Lying About COVID-19 Death Numbers
|Claim via Social Media: Articles being shared on social media make the claim that a study to test the effectiveness of drug chloroquine on coronavirus patients in Brazil was halted after participants developed irregular heart rates and 11 died ( here , here )
Reuters Fact Check rating: True
True claim: Brazilian chloroquine study on COVID-19 patients was halted after 11 deaths
|Claim by Gretchen Whitmer: “During the flu pandemic of 1918, some cities lifted social distancing measures too fast, too soon, and created a second wave of pandemic.”
Politifact rating: Mostly True
|(International) Claim: An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows money thrown in the streets by Venezuelans as a symbolic gesture amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Check Your Fact (Venezuela) rating: False
FACT CHECK: DID VENEZUELANS THROW MONEY IN THE STREETS TO PROTEST HEALTH CARE AMID THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC?
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