- Violence on Israeli Streets Sows Fear of Lasting Ruptureby The New York Times on May 14, 2021 at 6:03 am
Fighting escalated between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants, with Israeli ground troops now involved, while clashes within Israel continued.
- Australia’s Never-Ending Travel Banby Besha Rodell on May 14, 2021 at 5:53 am
Is it worth it, keeping the borders closed until the middle of 2022?
- For Israel and Hamas, Hard Choices Before Any Talks Could Beginby Steven Erlanger on May 14, 2021 at 5:40 am
Analysts think it may be too early for de-escalation to succeed, as the sides first both need to forge a narrative of victory.
- Covid-19: C.D.C. Guidance Prompts Caution in Some Statesby The New York Times on May 14, 2021 at 5:09 am
Since many states led by Republicans had already eased masking rules, reactions were more obvious in Democratic-led states. The U.S. began the world’s first mass inoculation effort in 12- to 15-year-olds, underscoring the widening gulf in global access to shots.
- In Gaza, Airstrikes End in Civilian Casualtiesby Iyad Abuheweila and Vivian Yee on May 14, 2021 at 4:43 am
A barber, a laundry worker and a family seeking safety were all caught up in the bloodshed of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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- So Far, Vaccines Remain Effective Against Variantsby Lori Robertson on May 13, 2021 at 1:31 pm
So far, COVID-19 vaccines have been effective against variants of the coronavirus. Scientists are monitoring the situation carefully, with updated or new vaccines a possibility in the future, if need be. The post So Far, Vaccines Remain Effective Against Variants appeared first on FactCheck.org.
- Post Misleads on Japan’s Policy for Donating Blood After COVID-19 Vaccinationby Joseph A. Gambardello on May 12, 2021 at 8:53 pm
Japan only recently adopted guidelines for accepting blood donations from those who have received COVID-19 vaccines. The guidelines are intended to give donors time to get over any side effects from the vaccine. Without providing that context, a social media post misleadingly claims Japan is "refusing" blood donations from vaccinated people. The post Post Misleads on Japan’s Policy for Donating Blood After COVID-19 Vaccination appeared first on FactCheck.org.
- Myth of Ballot Watermarks Flushed Out Again by Brea Jones on May 12, 2021 at 3:31 pm
An audit of ballots and a forensic audit of voting equipment earlier this year found no problems in the 2020 elections in Maricopa County, Arizona. But debunked claims about voter fraud revealed by secret "watermarks” are flowing again on social media amid a Republican-led audit. County officials say no watermarks were used on the ballots. The post Myth of Ballot Watermarks Flushed Out Again appeared first on FactCheck.org.
- Both Sides Spinning Jobs Reportby D'Angelo Gore on May 11, 2021 at 10:58 pm
The recently released jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provided an opportunity for Democrats and Republicans alike to spin the facts in their favor. The post Both Sides Spinning Jobs Report appeared first on FactCheck.org.
- No Scientific Basis for Vaccine ‘Shedding’ Claimsby Catalina Jaramillo on May 11, 2021 at 9:55 pm
COVID-19 vaccines do not contain a live virus, so there isn’t a biological path for a vaccinated person to “shed” the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein to those around them. Nor is there any evidence the vaccines cause reproductive problems. That means there's no basis for social media claims that “shedding” causes reproductive issues in unvaccinated people. The post No Scientific Basis for Vaccine ‘Shedding’ Claims appeared first on FactCheck.org.