The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 6/14/2021

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

FALSE Claim by Conservative Talk Radio host Wendy Bell: “The kids who were [in hospital for other reasons] were the ones […] on the ventilators. Not the kids who [were in hospital for COVID-19].”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

CDC study finds five percent of teens hospitalized due to COVID-19 require ventilation, vaccinating against COVID-19 can help reduce the risk of severe disease in teens

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim via Social Media: “These 2 Ankeny moms standing next to the Governor are known Qanon and anti-vaxx conspiracy theorists.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True

Iowa moms with governor have QAnon ties, shared anti-vaxx conspiracy theories

FALSE Claim by Social media users: Joe Biden is to blame for higher gas prices

USA Today rating: False (higher demand and lower supply as a result of reopening from Covid-19)

Fact check: Rising gas prices due to high demand and low supply, not Biden’s policies

FALSE Claim by Viral post: the American Red Cross “reported that vaccinated people cannot donate blood because the vaccine completely destroys their natural antibodies.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Is The American Red Cross Refusing Blood Donations From People Who Have Received COVID-19 Vaccines?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Viral Video: Police Officer helps Homeless Man Showering In A Car Wash

Lead Stories rating: False (Scripted Scene)

Fact Check: Police Officer Did NOT Assist Homeless Man Showering In Car Wash — It’s a Skit

MOSTLY
TRUE
(International: Nigeria): Only 4% of Nigerians have access to healthcare insurance

Africa Check rating: Mostly Correct

Is Nigeria’s central bank governor on the money about health insurance and out-of-pocket payments?

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