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FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show A Supermarket In Germany Using A Fence To...

An image shared on Twitter allegedly shows a supermarket in Germany using fencing to separate people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 from people who have not been vaccinated. Germany – the jabbed and unjabbed are separated with a fence in a supermarket pic.twitter.com/Igcw060AtV — chap (@G_P_L_M) November 28, 2021 Verdict: Misleading The photo actually…

Germany Clamps Down On Unvaccinated, Denies Access To Train Platforms

December 09, 2021 5:09 PM ET Unvaccinated Germans are now barred from public transportation, including buses and trains, unless they have a negative test from the last 24 hours or proof of recovery from COVID-19.A sign shows the way to a PCR Covid-19 test station as a man stands at its window in Ludwigsburg, southern…

FACT CHECK: Did Deutsche Welle Publish This Article About Anti-Vaccine Protesters Kissing Each Other?

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows a Deutsche Welle (DW) article titled “German anti-vaccine protests outrage public health officials as thousands gather to kiss each other.” Verdict: False There is no record of DW publishing the article. The image has been fabricated. Fact Check: One iteration of the purported screen grab of the DW…

Buccaneers Star Antonio Brown Suspended Multiple Games Without Pay For Misrepresenting COVID Vaccine Status

December 02, 2021 5:22 PM ET Buccaneers star Antonio Brown and his teammate Mike Edwards have been suspended from playing in multiple games without pay for COVID-19 violations.“National Football League announced today discipline of three players for violating jointly developed and administered NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 protocols,” ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter captioned his post on Instagram…

Oklahoma National Guard Faces Off with Pentagon Over Vaccine Mandate

The Oklahoma National Guard is facing off against the Biden Pentagon over its vaccine mandate for service members. The Oklahoma Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Tommy Mancino, issued a memo last week at the request of Gov. Kevin Stitt that said the state would take “no negative administrative or legal action” against Guard members who decline…

FACT CHECK: Was A Pfizer Patent For ‘Tracking Vaccinated Humans Worldwide Via Microwave And...

A viral Instagram post claims a Pfizer patent application for “tracking vaccinated humans worldwide via microwave and graphene held in fatty tissues of the vaccinated” was recently approved. Verdict: False The referenced patent is owned by Gal Ehrlich and Maier Fenster, not Pfizer. The patent proposes a method of prioritizing vaccination based on counting social…

Reporter: ‘What Do You Make Of These Terrible Polls?’ Psaki: ‘People Still Won’t Get...

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday that President Joe Biden’s administration’s low approval ratings are related to less than a quarter of Americans refusing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.“Look, I would say this is still a really tough time in our country, we are still battling COVID, and a lot of people thought…

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Claims Joe Biden Ordered The Department Of Veterans Affairs To...

A viral Instagram post claims President Joe Biden ordered the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to withhold benefits from veterans who have not received COVID-19 vaccinations. Verdict: False There is no record of Biden ordering the VA to withhold benefits from unvaccinated veterans. The claim stems from a satirical website. Fact Check: The image in…

Immigrants Will Need To Be Vaccinated To Apply For Benefits

September 14, 2021 4:54 PM ET Immigrants will need to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in order to apply for welfare benefits in the U.S. starting on Oct. 1, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on Tuesday.Immigrants who will require medical examinations to access benefits including lawful permanent residency and green cards will need a…

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show French Farmers Protesting Vaccine Policies?

A video shared on Facebook allegedly shows French farmers using tractors to protest against government policies regarding COVID-19 vaccination. Verdict: False The first two clips come from a farmers’ protest that took place in Belgium in 2015, years before the COVID-19 pandemic started. The third clip shows Norwegian farmers protesting the allocation of agricultural funding…

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