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  • Merck, Pfizer COVID-19 Antivirals Different From Ivermectin
    by Jessica McDonald on October 15, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Merck and Pfizer are each developing a new oral antiviral drug that might prevent or treat COVID-19. The pills are very different from the antiparasitic medication ivermectin, contrary to claims online that they are “suspiciously similar” or that the companies are “repackaging” ivermectin in a ploy to increase profits. The post Merck, Pfizer COVID-19 Antivirals Different From Ivermectin appeared first on FactCheck.org.

  • OECD Data Conflict With Biden’s Educational Attainment Claim
    by D'Angelo Gore on October 15, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    As of 2020, almost 52% of the U.S. population 25 to 34 years old had earned a postsecondary degree -- 11th among the 38 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. That statistic conflicts with President Joe Biden's claim about educational attainment in the U.S. The post OECD Data Conflict With Biden’s Educational Attainment Claim appeared first on FactCheck.org.

  • Partisan Claims About Flight Cancellations Lack Evidence
    by Saranac Hale Spencer on October 14, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Southwest Airlines' flight cancellations fueled partisan claims over the weekend that transportation workers were protesting COVID-19 vaccine requirements and causing the cancellations. But there's no evidence that workers staged protests. The Federal Aviation Administration, the airline and labor unions have all cited other reasons. The post Partisan Claims About Flight Cancellations Lack Evidence appeared first on FactCheck.org.

  • GOP Group’s Ad Spins Biden Tax Plan on Family Farms
    by Robert Farley on October 14, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    A Republican group’s TV ad falsely claims that President Joe Biden’s tax plans would force the sale of family farms passed on to children due to burdensome taxes. The post GOP Group’s Ad Spins Biden Tax Plan on Family Farms appeared first on FactCheck.org.

  • Infrastructure Bill Proposes Voluntary Pilot Program for Per-Mile Vehicle Fee, Not ‘Driving Tax’
    by Joseph A. Gambardello on October 13, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    The Senate-approved $1 trillion infrastructure bill would create a voluntary pilot program aimed at studying per-mile user fees for motor vehicles to fund the Highway Trust Fund. The bill does not include a "driving tax," as some social media posts misleadingly claim. The post Infrastructure Bill Proposes Voluntary Pilot Program for Per-Mile Vehicle Fee, Not ‘Driving Tax’ appeared first on FactCheck.org.