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. When appropriate we explain the rating and/or offer our own rating if we disagree with the fact-checker. (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. Anthony Fauci: “There are precious few religions that actually say you cannot” get vaccinated.
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (There are hundreds of religions, but in one summary tally, about five religions ban vaccinations, compared with at least 24 that don’t.)
|Claim via Rumble Video: More than 48,000 people die within 14 days of receiving COVID-19 vaccines, according to data revealed in the “Medicare Tracking System.
Lead Stories rating: False (48,000 people did not die and there is no such thing as a Medicare Tracking System.)
|TRUE||Claim by David McKinley (R): “Overdose deaths in WV are up 45% from the prior year.”
PolitiFact rating: True (Overdose deaths in West Virginia have increased by about 45% between calendar year 2019 and calendar year 2020, according to state data.)
|FALSE||Claim by The Last Refuge (theconservativetreehouse.com): “The California study finds that vaccinated individuals are more susceptible to COVID variant infections than unvaccinated.”
Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Misrepresents the study data: The authors observed that vaccine breakthrough cases made up just 9.1% of their study cohort, suggesting that vaccinated people are less likely to be infected at all compared to unvaccinated people.
|FALSE||Claim by Social media posts: The Biden administration is “orchestrating more shortages” by stopping cargo ships from unloading at U.S. ports.
FactCheck.org rating: False (Baseless conspiracy theory)
|(International: United Kingdom): Claim by Boris Johnson: What you’re also seeing is finally growth in wages.
The Ferret rating: Mostly True
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