Yes, the COVID-19 vaccine can lead to a false-positive mammogram

Swollen lymph nodes are a natural reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine. Experts say people should still get vaccinated and not delay overdue mammogram appointments. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), citing a study in the journal Preventive Medicine, said there was a sharp decline in breast cancer screenings at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. … Read more

No, there is no evidence the COVID-19 vaccine spike protein is ‘cytotoxic’

Social media posts have claimed the spike protein the body creates after receiving an mRNA vaccine kills cells. Experts say there is no evidence of that. Throughout the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, there have been people questioning the safety of the vaccines. Recently, posts on social media have suggested the … Read more

No, the COVID-19 vaccine can’t make people magnetic

Claims that the COVID-19 vaccine is causing people to become magnetic are still circulating, but they are false. Claims that the COVID-19 vaccine was causing people to become magnetic have circulated for months. A recent event in Ohio is now triggering more questions about that topic. On June 8, the Ohio Legislature held a House … Read more

Yes, you can get a free ride to and from your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, and free child care too

Uber, Lyft, and several companies are offering incentives to get people vaccinated by July 4. Several U.S. states and the Biden administration are promoting incentives in an effort to entice more people to get the COVID-19 vaccine during The White House’s National Month of Action. On June 7, second gentleman Doug Emhoff claimed on Twitter: … Read more

Yes, there is a risk in uploading a photo of your vaccine card to enter an online contest

The Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shared tips on how people can protect their information during the pandemic. With over half of the U.S. adult population fully vaccinated as of June 3, travel is ramping back up across the country to pre-pandemic levels. In fact, a Transportation … Read more

Yes, guns, beer and trucks are being offered as incentives for people to get a COVID-19 vaccine

More states and businesses are offering incentives to entice more Americans to get vaccinated. President Joe Biden on June 2 announced a national month of action to get more people vaccinated by the Fourth of July. The president wants at least 70% of U.S. adults to get at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine by … Read more

No, COVID-19 vaccines aren’t as effective for immunocompromised people, research suggests

For millions of Americans who are immunocompromised, protection against COVID-19 is far from guaranteed, even after vaccination. Fifteen months into the COVID-19 pandemic, a sense of normalcy is returning to American cities. With more than half of adults fully vaccinated, masks, in many cases, are coming off.  But for millions of immunocompromised Americans, vaccine protection … Read more

No, there is no set standard that will mark the end of the COVID-19 pandemic

With more people in the US getting vaccinated and restrictions being relaxed, some people have asked what it will take for the pandemic to be over. With half of the adult U.S. population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relaxing its mask guidance for people who are fully … Read more

Yes, there have been reports of heart inflammation in adolescents after COVID-19 vaccination, but cause not yet known

The CDC says there have been “relatively few reports of myocarditis,” mainly in adolescents and young adults. But the vaccines have not been identified as the cause. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on May 12 recommended children 12 to 15 years old get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. About 17% of children ages 12 to … Read more

Yes, vaccinations increased in Ohio after the vaccine lottery was announced

Three more states, Maryland, New York and Oregon, have launched similar lottery-style initiatives with the hopes of boosting vaccinations. As nearly 40% of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, states are getting creative to entice people who are hesitant to get vaccinated. A program that caught the attention of many people across the country … Read more

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