The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/11/2021

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 Tom Tiffany (R): Says it doesn’t make sense for young adults to get the vaccine since they “really are not under that much of a threat as a result of this virus.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Younger people are less likely than their older counterparts to have severe outcomes from contracting COVID-19, but hospitalizations and deaths have occurred within the group.)

Tiffany misses mark with claim that young adults are not susceptible to coronavirus

Claim by Alfredo Bowman: AIDS was cured in more than a dozen patients

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect (there is no cure for AIDS)

There is currently no cure for AIDS; reports to the contrary are incorrect

Claim by Tim Scott (R): Georgia “has more day-of voting rights than CO.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Colorado does not require photo ID)

MLB All-Star Lineup: Colorado vs. Georgia

Claim by OANN editors: “coronavirus itself is responsible for just 6% of all deaths listed as coronavirus related”, the other being “due to pre-existing comorbidities”

Health Feedback rating: Flawed Reasoning (Covid deaths are Covid deaths regardless of pre-existing conditions.)

COVID-19 related deaths are indeed caused by COVID-19 and not by contributing health conditions

OANN Rating

Claim via social media: Prince Philip said that he would like to be reincarnated as a deadly virus as a form of revenge against human overpopulation.

Snopes.com rating: True (He Said “In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, to contribute something to solving overpopulation.”)

Did Prince Philip Say He Wanted To Be Reincarnated as a Deadly Virus?

(International: Hong Kong) Claim: Photo shows Hong Kong artists holding banners in support of Xinjiang cotton.

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Fabricated photo misleads on celebrity support for Xinjiang cotton

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