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  • DeSantis Misleads on Omicron-Resistant COVID-19 Antibody Treatments
    by Jessica McDonald on January 26, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    After the Food and Drug Administration pulled its authorization of two COVID-19 antibody drugs because the treatments are highly unlikely to work against the omicron variant, Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida misleadingly claimed the decision had been made “without a shred of clinical data” to support it. There may not be data from patients, but lab studies strongly suggest the treatments will not help omicron-infected people. The post DeSantis Misleads on Omicron-Resistant COVID-19 Antibody Treatments appeared first on FactCheck.org.

  • Trump on ‘Race-Based Medicine’ for COVID-19
    by Robert Farley on January 25, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    At a rally in Arizona on Jan. 15, former President Donald Trump waded into the debate over state policies allowing health systems to consider race as a risk factor when prioritizing the allocation of limited supplies of some COVID-19 therapeutics. According to Trump, it translates to white people being denied life-saving medicines and vaccines. The post Trump on ‘Race-Based Medicine’ for COVID-19 appeared first on FactCheck.org.

  • Ted Nugent Posts Fake Headline, Claim About Sotomayor’s Health
    by Brea Jones on January 21, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who as a diabetic is at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, has participated remotely in recent Supreme Court arguments. But Ted Nugent posted a bogus headline on Facebook -- using a CNBC logo and byline -- with the unfounded claim that Sotomayor tested positive for the disease. A CNBC spokesperson said the outlet didn't publish it. The post Ted Nugent Posts Fake Headline, Claim About Sotomayor’s Health appeared first on FactCheck.org.

  • FactChecking Biden’s Press Conference
    by Jessica McDonald on January 21, 2022 at 12:30 am

    In a nearly two-hour press conference, President Joe Biden stretched the facts and left out important context on vaccinations, funding for lead pipe removal, child poverty and more. The post FactChecking Biden’s Press Conference appeared first on FactCheck.org.

  • Biden’s Numbers
    by D'Angelo Gore on January 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    Statistical measures of the president’s term to date. The post Biden’s Numbers appeared first on FactCheck.org.