The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/18/2021

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 Aubrey Huff: Hank Aaron and Marvelous Marvin Hagler died “after taking the COVID-19 vaccine.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Claim blaming COVID vaccine for Hank Aaron, Marvin Hagler deaths lacks evidence

Claim via Social Media: $1.9 trillion pandemic relief act includes enough money to pay every American $1 million.

AFP Fact Check rating: False (bad math)

Math doesn’t add up in claim every American could get $1 million payment

Claim by Kevin McCarthy (R): The COVID economic relief package “included $600 million for San Francisco, part of which goes to cover the tab for free alcohol and marijuana for the homeless.”

PolitiFact rating: False (no money for either)

No, federal relief dollars for San Francisco won’t pay for pot, alcohol for homeless

Claim via Social Media: California Gov. Gavin Newsom dined with lobbyists at a Napa Valley restaurant in November 2020 during the COVID pandemic and was photographed without a protective mask while away from the table.

Snopes.com rating: True

Did Gavin Newsom Dine in Napa with Lobbyists During COVID?

Claim by Daystar: “The protein then can bind to your DNA and irreversibly change it”; “[It] has several different type of lipids on it that have never been injected into human beings before”; “We could be looking at right now as many as 12,000 deaths”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (False on all accounts)

COVID-19 RNA vaccines are safe, cannot modify human DNA; death rate in vaccinated people aren’t higher than in unvaccinated people

(International: United Kingdom) Claim: Queen Elizabeth II thanked prime minister Narendra Modi for sending COVID 19 vaccines to United Kingdom

BOOM Live rating: False (Fake)

Satire Photo Of Queen Thanking PM Modi For Vaccines Shared As Real

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