The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/21/2021

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 Dr. Ryan Cole: “mRNA trials in mammals have led to odd cancers. mRNA trials on mammals have led to autoimmune diseases.” rating: False (no evidence)

Idaho Doctor Makes Baseless Claims About Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

Claim by WRAL and other local NC media: In March 2021, staff at a Walgreens pharmacy in Monroe, North Carolina, inadvertently injected some individuals with saline instead of a COVID-19 vaccine. rating: True

Did a Walgreens in NC Inadvertently Inject Saline Instead of COVID-19 Vaccines?

WRAL Rating

Claim by Pete Buttigieg (D): Polls show the American Jobs Plan has “extraordinary Republican and independent and Democratic support.” rating: Mostly False (A progressive poll shows that but more credible polling puts Republican support at only around 20%)

Democratic Spin on Bipartisan Support for American Jobs Plan

Claim Real America’s Voice: COVID DEATH TOTALS OFF BY NEARLY 25%

Lead Stories rating: False (Evidence-Free)

Fact Check: NO Evidence COVID-19 Death Totals Are Off By Nearly 25%

Real America’s Voice Rating

Claim via Social Media: Schools stopped teaching children cursive so they wouldn’t be able to read the U.S. Constitution and other historical documents.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (cursive dropped due to less relevance, The Constitution is in digital print format all over the internet)

No, schools didn’t stop teaching cursive writing to keep kids from reading the Constitution

(International: Canada) Claim: Canadian authorities are going door-to-door to force people to get COVID-19 vaccines in Ontario.

BOOM Live rating: False

Door To Door COVID-19 Vaccination Offered In Ontario Is Voluntary

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