VERIFY Fact Check |

No, it’s not dangerous to swim within 30 minutes of eating

Food

Verifying 5 common food claims

Food

No, putting raw onions in your room or on your feet won’t cure your cold

Food

Refrigerated Thanksgiving leftovers are safe to eat for 4 days

Holiday

No, carrots will not improve your vision — but they are good for eye health

Food

No, the nutrients in potatoes and apples aren’t all in the skin

Food

No, gum won’t take seven years to digest

Food

No, eating turkey does not make you sleepy

Holiday

No, hot food doesn’t need to cool down before going in the fridge

Food

It’s not safe for babies to drink water before they’re 6 months old

Health

No, drug manufacturer Eli Lilly is not making insulin free

Medicine

The flu is an epidemic in the US, and that normally happens each year

Health

Most flu shots do not contain mercury

Vaccines

No, Boston University didn’t create a COVID strain with a human mortality rate of 80%

Coronavirus

If you need help voting, it’s legal for someone to assist you

Elections

Yes, Pfizer is planning to increase the cost of its COVID-19 vaccine by nearly 400%

Vaccines