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  • FactChecking Cruz’s Partisan Spin on COVID-19 Bill
    by Robert Farley on March 5, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    Sen. Ted Cruz says 91% of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan "is a partisan wish list" for "Democratic special interests." But he ignores that Republicans offered an alternative $618 billion bill that included many of the same elements of the Democratic plan, albeit in smaller amounts. The post FactChecking Cruz’s Partisan Spin on COVID-19 Bill appeared first on FactCheck.org.

  • Video Targets Gates With Old Clip, Misleading Edit
    by Angelo Fichera on March 5, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    In a 2010 TED Talk focused on developing new technologies to drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions, Bill Gates briefly mentioned reducing the rate of population growth. A conspiratorial video circulating on Facebook misleadingly edits Gates' talk to suggest his "wish" was to depopulate the planet through vaccines. The post Video Targets Gates With Old Clip, Misleading Edit appeared first on FactCheck.org.

  • Pace of U.S. Vaccinations vs. the World
    by Robert Farley on March 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    President Joe Biden boasts that the U.S. is on pace to be the first country in the world to vaccinate 100 million people. That's true, but per capita the U.S. is not tops in the world in vaccinations. The post Pace of U.S. Vaccinations vs. the World appeared first on FactCheck.org.

  • False Claims Cited in Bogus Theory that Biden Isn’t President
    by Angelo Fichera on March 2, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Facebook posts use faulty claims to baselessly suggest that President Joe Biden isn't really the president. For example, some point out that he hasn't delivered a State of the Union address. But new presidents typically don't in their first year. The post False Claims Cited in Bogus Theory that Biden Isn’t President appeared first on FactCheck.org.

  • The Evolving Science of Face Masks and COVID-19
    by Jessica McDonald on March 2, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began recommending that members of the public mask up last spring, additional research has backed the use of face masks to combat the coronavirus, but knowledge gaps still remain. Here, we summarize the evidence. The post The Evolving Science of Face Masks and COVID-19 appeared first on FactCheck.org.