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Although all of the vaccines approved and authorized for use in the United States are effective at preventing symptomatic disease, so-called 'breakthrough' cases of COVID-19 after vaccination are to be expected.

An unvaccinated person infected with COVID-19 poses a much greater risk to others who are also unvaccinated, but vaccines are not 100% effective, so there is a chance that an unvaccinated person could infect a vaccinated person — particularly the vulnerable. Read more»

In defense of his claim, Patrick posted a statement to his Facebook and Twitter accounts that revealed that he conflated vaccination rates with the number of unvaccinated people.

The majority of U.S. residents who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 are white, according to available state data and survey research - contradicting Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s claim that, “in most states,” Black residents are “the biggest group” of unvaccinated people. Read more»

The temporary processing facilities in Donna, Texas, February 25, 2021, constructed to safely process family units and unaccompanied alien children (UACs) encountered and in the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol.

As of July, there had been more than 1.3 million “encounters” at the southwest border in fiscal year 2021 - but that does not mean that 1.3 million people crossed the border, nor does it mean that 1.3 million people tried to illegally enter the country. Read more»

Wall-mount electric vehicle charging stations on display at the Minnesota State Fair Eco Experience building.

Many electric cars and trucks still qualify for a federal tax credit for buyers purchasing plug-in electric vehicles, despite President Biden's misleading claimed that the Trump administration allowed the credit to expire, which, so far, is only the case for models made by Tesla and GM. Read more»

U.S. Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Georgia.

A door-to-door campaign to encourage vaccinations does not mean President Biden and Democrats “are coming to your front door to force you to take the vax,” as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted, and she also cited a figure for reported deaths after vaccination, which is not the same as deaths caused by vaccination. Read more»

Rioters outside the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6.

There is no evidence that “unindicted co-conspirators” mentioned in federal indictments related to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack are undercover FBI agents or informants - as conservative outlets have claimed or suggested - and legal experts say that government agents and informants cannot be labeled conspirators to a crime. Read more»

Contrary to online claims, the World Health Organization advisory group has concluded that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine “is suitable for use by people aged 12 years and above,” and is specifically recommending it for children ages 12 to 15 who are at high risk of severe COVID-19. Read more»

Generally, employers, colleges and universities may require immunizations, but there is some uncertainty about the legality of mandating vaccines authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more»

A woman and young girl wait to be processed by Customs and Border Protection officials after being apprehended at the southern border in March.

A study published last year in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review found that “88% of all immigrants in immigration court with completed or pending removal cases over the past eleven years attended all of their court hearings.” Read more»

U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes' opening impeachment statement made some claims that require some context.

During the first day of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump's conduct regarding Ukraine, the top members of the House Intelligence Committee made several statements that lacked context and required more information. Read more»

President Donald Trump disembarks Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, and boards Marine One en route to the White House.

President Trump and his defenders have advanced a bogus theory that whistleblower rules were changed to allow a complaint alleging misconduct by the president to be forwarded to Congress based only on secondhand information. There was no such change in law or policy. Read more»

Protestors in Tucson decry the decision to end DACA.

“We have to break up families,” Trump claimed, because of “bad laws that the Democrats gave us.” But there is no such law. Read more»

A campaign ad attacking Republican Sen. Jeff Flake falsely says that he hasn’t worked with President Donald Trump to “repeal Obamacare.” Read more»

Boasting about a decline in apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border on his watch, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that border apprehensions “didn’t go down” under “past administrations.” Actually, they declined in 10 of the last 16 fiscal years. Read more»

President Donald Trump made a triumphant return to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. But we found that Trump’s speech to his conservative “friends” at the conference contained a lot of the same false and misleading claims we’ve been fact-checking for months. Read more»

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