- Covid Live Updates: Germany Plans to Offer Vaccine Booster Shots in Septemberby The New York Times on August 2, 2021 at 3:14 pm
Global health experts have criticized wealthier nations for considering booster shots while people in poorer countries are still waiting for their first doses. In New York, the governor orders transit workers to get vaccinated or face testing.
- The Blue Jays Finally Return to Canadaby Alex Wong on August 2, 2021 at 2:36 pm
With a pandemic-forced sojourn to Buffalo and Florida now complete, Toronto’s exciting young team got a chance to experience its actual home crowd.
- A Third of White-Tailed Deer Tested in Survey Were Exposed to Coronavirusby James Gorman on August 2, 2021 at 2:29 pm
The results of a federal study are yet another indication of the unpredictable nature of the disease.
- Belarusian Sprinter Who Feared for Her Safety Is Offered Asylum in Polandby Motoko Rich and Tariq Panja on August 2, 2021 at 1:59 pm
Kristina Timanovskaya sought help at a Tokyo airport as her country tried to forcibly send her home from the Olympics.
- Looking for St. Mark’s Square? You May Find Yourself in a Shipyard Insteadby Jason Horowitz on August 2, 2021 at 1:53 pm
As Venice’s ban on cruise ships took effect this weekend, some tourists were surprised to be docked hours away from the city’s famous sights.
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- COVID-19 Surges Among Unvaccinated in Florida, Contrary to Baseless Claimsby Brea Jones on July 30, 2021 at 6:58 pm
Florida health officials have reported a 60% rise in COVID-19 cases, and hospitals are reporting that 95% of COVID-19 patients are not fully vaccinated. But a Facebook post makes the baseless claims that Florida's numbers are not going up, and that all COVID-19 patients recently admitted to a Palm Beach County hospital had been vaccinated. The post COVID-19 Surges Among Unvaccinated in Florida, Contrary to Baseless Claims appeared first on FactCheck.org.
- Vaccines Remain Largely Effective Against Delta Variant, Counter to Claims From Fox News Guestby Jessica McDonald on July 30, 2021 at 6:33 pm
Multiple studies show the FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines continue to be effective against the delta variant of the coronavirus, even if the potency of the vaccines is somewhat reduced. But a guest on Fox News falsely claimed the delta variant “really is not responsive at all, or protected at all by the vaccines” and there is “no clinical reason to go get vaccinated.” The post Vaccines Remain Largely Effective Against Delta Variant, Counter to Claims From Fox News Guest appeared first on FactCheck.org.
- Old Photo of Biden Motorcade Misrepresented Onlineby Angelo Fichera on July 30, 2021 at 4:48 pm
Viral social media posts are purporting a photo — which shows a motorcade being met by a swarm of flags supporting former President Donald Trump — captures President Joe Biden’s July 28 visit to Pennsylvania. While some Trump supporters did protest Biden’s visit, the photo cited is actually from October 2020. The post Old Photo of Biden Motorcade Misrepresented Online appeared first on FactCheck.org.
- Viral Claim Gets Biden’s COVID-19 Travel and Immigration Policies Wrongby Saranac Hale Spencer on July 30, 2021 at 2:54 pm
The Biden administration hasn't introduced COVID-19 travel restrictions on Americans going to Mexico since the delta variant became dominant in the U.S., and it is enforcing immigration laws at the border. But a meme falsely claiming the opposite is circulating online. The post Viral Claim Gets Biden’s COVID-19 Travel and Immigration Policies Wrong appeared first on FactCheck.org.
- Republicans’ Shaky, No Evidence Attempt to Cast Blame on Pelosi for Jan. 6by Robert Farley on July 29, 2021 at 11:44 pm
House Republicans have sought to change the narrative on the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by pro-Trump protesters, claiming that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is "ultimately responsible for the breakdown of security at the Capitol." But their arguments overstate the role of the House speaker in overseeing the security of the Capitol and rely on speculation. The post Republicans’ Shaky, No Evidence Attempt to Cast Blame on Pelosi for Jan. 6 appeared first on FactCheck.org.