The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 2/28/2021

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Each day Media Bias Fact Check selects and publishes fact checks from around the world. We only utilize fact-checkers that are either a signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) or have been verified as credible by MBFC. Further, we review each fact check for accuracy before publishing. (D. Van Zandt)

Claim Codes: Red = Fact Check on a Right Claim, Blue = Fact Check on a Left Claim, Black = Not Political/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience/Other

Claim by J. Bart Classen (published in the journal Microbiology & Infectious Diseases): The COVID-19 vaccine could lead to prion diseases, Alzheimer’s, ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

The coronavirus vaccine doesn’t cause Alzheimer’s, ALS

Claim via Bitchute Video: Departures from past protocol of wreath ceremony and 21-gun salute prove Biden is not president.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Details Of Inaugural Wreath Ceremony Do NOT Mean Biden Isn’t Official President

Claim via Social Media: “Head of Pfizer Research: Covid Vaccine is Female Sterilization”

FactCheck.org rating: False

No Evidence Vaccines Impact Fertility

Claim by Ethan Pease, Students for Trump: Postal Service contractor revealed ‘MASSIVE Election Irregularities’

USA Today rating: False (the investigation is already done and proven false)

Fact check: USPS investigation disproved claim of backdated ballots

Students for Trump Rating

Claim by Tom Cotton (R): The Biden administration “halted deportations for all illegal aliens — murderers, rapists, terrorists, MS-13 gang members are not being deported.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Tom Cotton falsely claims Joe Biden halted the deportation of criminals

(International: Philippines) Claim: Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr said the Sinovac vaccine is good enough for poor Filipinos despite its 50.4% efficacy rate.

Rappler rating: False

FALSE: Galvez says Sinovac vaccine good enough for poor Filipinos

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