You should not wait to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster. Health organizations and doctors say you should get your booster shot as soon as you’re eligible.
Published: 6:29 PM EST November 30, 2021
The administration will exchange 32 million barrels of oil and sell 18 million barrels under Biden’s plan. That doesn’t mean a dramatically lower price at the pump.
Published: 5:23 PM EST November 30, 2021
The holiday travel season is in full swing. If you're planning on flying, you should be aware that airlines can cancel your flight reservation weeks or months in adv
Published: 3:31 PM EST November 29, 2021
From the busiest travel days, to how long leftovers last and whether they're safe for your pets, here are some Thanksgiving claims, verified.
Published: 12:21 PM EST November 26, 2021
Are leftovers safe to eat all weekend?
Published: 12:07 PM EST November 26, 2021
Supply chain issues are impacting a lot of holiday shopping deals, but you can still find good discounts on some items including computers
Published: 6:23 PM EST November 24, 2021
You wait for your food to cool before putting it into a refrigerator. Just in time for Thanksgiving, the VERIFY team confirms this is false.
Published: 2:44 PM EST November 24, 2021
Did you know that many popular Thanksgiving foods are not safe for pets? The VERIFY team looks into what foods are and aren’t safe for your pets to eat this holiday.
Published: 10:47 AM EST November 24, 2021
One expert told VERIFY that an appeal by the prosecution “would be flagrantly unconstitutional double jeopardy.”
Published: 6:11 PM EST November 23, 2021
Headlines claiming those prices have “nearly doubled” nationwide aren’t accurate.
Published: 4:41 PM EST November 23, 2021
Road delays are at their worst across major metros the day before Thanksgiving, but the Sunday after is when airports are busiest.
Published: 2:33 PM EST November 23, 2021
A United Nations’ goal is to keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 C above pre-industrial levels. But researchers say more needs to be done.
Published: 3:54 PM EST November 22, 2021
Some posts on social media have suggested a vaccine isn’t necessary if there’s a pill to treat COVID-19. But the vaccines and pills do two different things.
Published: 3:50 PM EST November 22, 2021
An old chain message telling users to repost it to legally protect their data from Facebook has resurfaced. It has never changed how Facebook handles user data.
Published: 3:09 PM EST November 22, 2021
The Democrat’s Build Back Better Act passed in the House following an 8 hour and 32 minute delay tactic by House minority leader Kevin McCarthy. Does the filibuster
Published: 5:56 PM EST November 19, 2021
A potentially deadly parasite in the U.S., will a tree be planted for sharing a picture of your pet and do AirPods transmit dangerous electromagnetic waves.
Published: 3:48 PM EST November 19, 2021
You can’t undo a vaccine, just like you can’t unring a bell, Dr. Payal Kohli told VERIFY.
Published: 2:57 PM EST November 19, 2021
Headlines about a parasite called Strongyloides being in the U.S. are accurate. The parasite isn’t deadly for most people – and many people don’t even have symptoms.
Published: 4:06 PM EST November 18, 2021
The House of Representatives voted 223-207 to censure Rep. Paul Gosar for posting a graphic video to social media.
Published: 3:46 PM EST November 18, 2021
Adopting an animal during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic was very popular as stay-at-home orders left people feeling isolated.
Published: 1:31 PM EST November 18, 2021
The account behind an Instagram sticker campaign with over 4 million shares confirmed it could not meet its promise to plant a tree for every pet picture shared.
Published: 2:59 PM EST November 17, 2021
Has the price of a gallon of milk gone up 40% this year? Sources from the Center for Dairy Excellence and the Bureau of Labor Statistic that prove this is false.
Published: 11:05 AM EST November 17, 2021
The VERIFY team looks into a claim saying that Apple’s AirPods transmit dangerous levels of electromagnetic waves. Sources from the FCC confirm this is false.
Published: 10:47 AM EST November 12, 2021
Veterans Day is intended to recognize men and women who previously served in the U.S. armed forces.
Published: 10:24 AM EST November 10, 2021
The original photo advertises that COVID-19 vaccines can be found at the tent without an appointment, with a Spanish translation below in the white box.
Published: 12:40 PM EST November 15, 2021
One of the climate issues being discussed at the U.N. climate conference (COP26) is deforestation, which has been driven in part by cocoa production.
Published: 8:51 PM EST November 12, 2021
The VERIFY team looks into a fake sign about children's organs, false claims about Pfizer's CEO arrest and Puerto Rico's COVID-19 vaccination rates.
Published: 4:53 PM EST November 12, 2021
Four in five people eligible to receive the vaccine in Puerto Rico are fully vaccinated, which is a higher rate than any other U.S. state or territory.
Published: 5:32 PM EST November 12, 2021
Methane is produced as a part of cattle’s digestive process, and cow burps are full of it. That’s what makes cattle a major contributor of U.S. methane emissions.
Published: 5:28 PM EST November 12, 2021
Does the “Build Back Better” bill include a methane tax on livestock? We went to work fact checking this claim and according to the American Farm Bureau Federation a
Published: 5:26 PM EST November 12, 2021
Livestock accounts for 37% of all U.S. methane emissions, and cattle are responsible for much of that, producing 86.2% of that methane.
Published: 4:56 PM EST November 12, 2021
A herd of cattle graze at a farm in St. Mary's County, Maryland, on Monday, November 8, 2021.
Published: 3:55 PM EST November 12, 2021
Water and barley are highly subject to climate change. And that impact could alter the taste of beer and lead to higher prices.
Published: 5:59 PM EST November 11, 2021
Veterans Day started on Nov. 11, 1938, as Armistice Day to honor veterans of WWI
Published: 5:04 PM EST November 10, 2021
China has emitted the most carbon dioxide every year since 2006. Prior to that, the United States was the biggest annual emitter of carbon dioxide.
Published: 5:47 PM EST November 10, 2021
The original video was lifted from Newsom’s Twitter account. In that, he did not appear to suffer from any paralysis and spoke straight into the camera.
Published: 6:19 PM EST November 10, 2021
The VERIFY team looks into a claim made on social media arguing that volcanoes emit more CO2 than humans. Sources from NASA and NOAA confirm this is false.
Published: 6:14 PM EST November 9, 2021
Fines from OSHA can range from more than $10,000 per violation to more than $100,000 per violation.
Published: 4:12 PM EST November 9, 2021
There isn’t a way for people to know if they’re prediabetic without a test
Published: 12:43 PM EST November 9, 2021
This week on Snapchat, we talked about the goals of COP26. Scientists have stated that global warming has dire consequences if the world doesn't stay below 2ºC.
Published: 10:34 AM EST November 9, 2021
The VERIFY team looks into a claim asking if the U.S. has resumed processing all asylum seekers. According to the White House and CDC, this is false.
Published: 5:23 PM EST November 8, 2021
The NFL is investigating whether Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers followed COVID-19 protocols. The league has fined players and teams for past violations.
Published: 4:03 PM EST November 8, 2021
Top Headlines: Pfizer vaccine, paid leave and daylight saving time
Published: 4:23 PM EDT November 5, 2021
A tweet claims two strains of the flu have been eradicated during the pandemic, but public health experts say it’s too soon to tell if any are in hiding or extinct.
Published: 4:47 PM EDT November 3, 2021
The VERIFY team looks into a claim that booster shots mean a vaccine was ineffective. Using sources from the FDA, CDC and a professor of Preventative Medicine, due t
Published: 11:31 AM EDT November 1, 2021
The FDA authorized Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. The dose is one-third of what people and 12 and older receive.
Published: 4:08 PM EDT October 29, 2021
The VERIFY team looks into whether those who received the J&J COVID-19 vaccine are eligible for a booster. The FDA and CDC confirm they now are.
Published: 4:39 PM EDT October 27, 2021
A conservation group estimates billions of masks will end up in the ocean.
Published: 11:00 AM EDT October 26, 2021
On October 20, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized booster shots for Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients and some who received Moderna’s vaccine.
Published: 4:57 PM EDT October 22, 2021
The timing of when at-home rapid tests are conducted, as well as how the test is sampled can affect the accuracy of the results.
Published: 3:42 PM EDT October 15, 2021
Southwest Airlines, the union representing Southwest Airlines pilots and the FAA said the cancellations were not caused by workers protesting the vaccine mandate.
Published: 5:37 PM EDT October 13, 2021
Hospitals can require organ transplant patients and donors to be vaccinated against COVID-19
Published: 5:53 PM EDT October 12, 2021
“DO NOT put hydrogen peroxide into your nebulizer and breathe it in,” the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America said. “This is dangerous!”
Published: 6:01 PM EDT October 4, 2021
Answering your questions about the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster shots.
Published: 5:20 PM EDT October 1, 2021
A nonprofit that tracks law enforcement line-of-duty deaths says there have been more than 300 deaths so far in 2021. Nearly 200 have been linked to COVID-19.
Published: 1:44 PM EDT October 1, 2021
According to the CDC, “there is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems.”
Published: 6:02 PM EDT May 21, 2021
Factors including staffing shortages, increased demand, and virtual work have impacted blood supply, not the vaccine.
Published: 11:21 AM EDT September 29, 2021
An Israeli study found the best protection against the Delta variant of COVID-19 is having natural immunity to the virus.
Published: 4:39 PM EDT September 22, 2021
J&J is planning to make its COVID-19 vaccine available for teens and young children
Published: 6:20 PM EDT September 27, 2021
The ad was created to encourage vaccination.
Published: 5:53 PM EDT September 24, 2021
Pfizer said its trial showed a smaller dose was safe and effective for young children. The data still has to be submitted to the FDA for review.
Published: 7:40 PM EDT September 22, 2021
For most children between the ages of 6 and 12, doctors typically go through a verbal assent process.
Published: 6:17 PM EDT September 23, 2021
A clip of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaking about FEMA funds for COVID-19 victims’ funeral expenses has gone viral, but it’s been edited and taken out of context.
Published: 5:58 PM EDT September 16, 2021
The name Comirnaty is a combination of the terms COVID-19, mRNA, community, and immunity, to highlight the first authorization of a messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine.
Published: 5:54 PM EDT September 16, 2021
The mu variant is not the dominant COVID-19 strain in the U.S.
Published: 7:00 PM EDT September 15, 2021
Most children with COVID-19 don’t have severe symptoms that require hospital-administered treatments. For those that do, there are a few treatments.
Published: 4:25 PM EDT September 15, 2021
Viral tests that are used to determine if a person has COVID-19 are not designed to tell you what variant is causing the infection, but genomic sequencing can.
Published: 8:03 PM EDT September 14, 2021
The president cannot impose a vaccine mandate on Congress via executive order or in an agency or department regulation, according to the Congressional Institute.
Published: 4:46 PM EDT September 13, 2021
The extra benefit from the federal government, which has been a staple of legislation aimed at economic recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic, expired on Sept. 6.
Published: 11:35 AM EDT September 10, 2021
The CDC says there is currently no known risk associated with being in the same room at a funeral service with the body of someone who died of COVID-19.
Published: 3:49 PM EDT September 8, 2021
The COVID-19 vaccines are still undergoing research to determine how long they remain stable.
Published: 5:05 PM EDT September 2, 2021
The VERIFY team looks into a claim on Twitter claiming cocoa production is causing deforestation. Sources confirmed that this is true.
Published: 10:35 AM EST November 8, 2021
The volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands will not cause a ‘mega tsunami’ as conspiracy theorists suggest
Published: 5:17 PM EDT November 4, 2021
A viral Facebook post makes several claims about the carbon footprint of electric cars. The VERIFY team broke down the claims.
Published: 10:39 PM EDT October 19, 2021
It's officially fall and we're here to explain some claims about autumn foliage, blue skies, and pumpkin (or lack thereof).
Published: 3:28 AM EDT October 16, 2021
Once rare extreme weather events are steadily becoming less rare because of the effects of climate change.
Published: 5:59 PM EDT September 14, 2021
Dozens of military installations, like Norfolk Naval Station, sit on the U.S. coastline. Many are being impacted by rising sea levels.
Published: 3:59 PM EDT September 1, 2021
The VERIFY Deep-Dive Team traveled to Norfolk, Va. to investigate rising sea levels and how they impact dozens of U.S. military installations.
The VERIFY Deep-Dive Team traveled to Norfolk, Va. to investigate what's causing coastal flooding and what measures are being taken to protect people.
Published: 2:06 PM EDT August 26, 2021
While the report concluded some changes are irreversible for centuries, experts say there is still a window for humans to limit future warming and its impacts.
Published: 3:35 PM EDT August 23, 2021
There are a total of seven resin codes and each number signifies a different category of plastics. But does that mean they can all be recycled?
Published: 4:37 PM EDT August 16, 2021
The project is fully funded by Oxitec, not the federal government, or Bill Gates.
Published: 5:06 PM EDT August 4, 2021
The moon’s “wobble” went viral after a NASA study predicted it would contribute to tidal flooding in the next decade, but climate change is the primary culprit.
Published: 6:32 PM EDT August 2, 2021
“Botanical sexism” refers to cities’ preferences for male trees over female trees because the males produce pollen instead of “tree litter” like fruits or seeds.
Published: 12:13 PM EDT July 27, 2021
“These cicadas have telltale signs of infection: the back half of their abdomen has been replaced with a yellow/white ‘plug’ of fungus,” says Dr. Brian Lovett.
Published: 4:37 PM EDT May 26, 2021
President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan is getting heat from the GOP for not spending enough on infrastructure, but infrastructure is more than just roads.
Published: 7:46 PM EDT April 2, 2021