The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/01/2022

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. We fact-check the fact-checkers and let you know their bias. 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
Fact Checker bias rating Codes: Red = Right-Leaning, Green = Least Biased, Blue = Left-Leaning, Black = Unrated by MBFC

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Tulsi Gabbard (D): “Biden won’t allow Delta-variant COVID patients to get proven and effective monoclonal treatments even though there are 50,000-100,000 Americans infected by Delta EVERY DAY.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (way off as there are only about 1000 Delta cases per day.)

Fact-checking Tulsi Gabbard’s misleading claim about monoclonal antibody treatments, delta patients

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by thegatewaypundit.com: COVID vaccines cause body to produce spike proteins in the brain, lung, heart, bone marrow, sex organs.

Lead Stories rating: False (Fake news via the Gateway Pundit)

Fact Check: COVID Vaccines Do NOT Create Spike Protein Buildup In Brain, Lung, Heart, Bone Marrow, Sex Organs

Gateway Pundit Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: COVID-19-induced pneumonia is “is actually mast cell degranulation of the lungs,” a type of allergic reaction.

Politifact rating: False (No, it is a complication of Covid-19 infection.)

Doctors dispute claim that COVID-19 pneumonia is actually an allergic reaction

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows an NHS poster that warns the “COVID-19 Vaccine Causes Bell’s Palsy.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show An NHS Poster Linking The COVID-19 Vaccine With Bell’s Palsy?

FALSE Claim by Lori Lightfoot (D): “Chicago maintained the lowest unemployment rate through most of 2021 of any large American city.”

Politifact rating: False (Chicago’s 2021 unemployment rates did not even rank lowest among the four largest cities, which includes Houston,  Los Angeles and New York City.)

No, Chicago’s jobless rate in 2021 was not better than “any large American city”

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Germany): Ten countries cancelled quarantine, covid procedures, vaccination, and Germany is recommending gargling with salt water to curb COVID

boomlive.in rating: False

Message Falsely Claims Countries Have Cancelled COVID-19 Restrictions | BOOM

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