The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 06/16/2020

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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 Andrew Cuomo: “Why did the state do that with COVID patients in nursing homes? It’s because the state followed President Trump’s CDC guidance.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False

New York’s nursing home policy was not fully in line with CDC

Claim by Trump: “When we took it over from President Obama and Biden the military was a joke. The military was depleted. … We had no ammunition.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s overblown boasts about military, vets

Claim via Social Media: “N95 masks block few, if any” COVID-19 particles due to their size.

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire

Claim that N95 masks can’t stop COVID-19 particles due to size is nonsense

Claim via Social Media: The WHO stated that asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is “very rare”, therefore physical distancing and face masks are not necessary

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect

People who do not show COVID-19 symptoms can and do transmit it to others; physical distancing and face masks effectively reduce the risk of transmission

Claim via Social Media: Nancy Pelosi ordered a 220-seat Boeing 757 to fly to her home state, costing taxpayers nearly $5.8 million annually.

Politifact rating: False

No, Nancy Pelosi doesn’t demand to fly on a 200-seat Boeing 757 jet with taxpayer money

(International: Philippines) Claim: Vice President Leni Robredo asked President Rodrigo Duterte what good would a curfew do during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vera Files rating: False

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