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FactChecking Biden’s Inaugural Address

FactChecking Biden’s Inaugural Address

Returning to a time when inaugural addresses promised unity and hope, but few facts, the newly sworn-in President Joe Biden delivered a traditional speech at his inauguration that offered little for fact-checkers.

What Do the New Coronavirus Variants Mean for the Pandemic?

What Do the New Coronavirus Variants Mean for the Pandemic?

Q: What are the risks of the newly identified coronavirus variants?
A: There’s no clear evidence yet that mutant versions cause more severe disease, although some are likely more contagious. Scientists expect vaccines will work but are monitoring the situation.

A Guide to Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine

A Guide to Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Moderna’s mRNA vaccine is the second COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use in the U.S. Here, we give a rundown of basic facts about the vaccine and an overview of how it works.

Q&A on COVID-19 Vaccines

Q&A on COVID-19 Vaccines

Two COVID-19 vaccines are now authorized in the U.S. and more are likely to follow. In this story, we answer some common questions about the shots.

COVID-19 Vaccines Don’t Have Patient-Tracking Devices

COVID-19 Vaccines Don’t Have Patient-Tracking Devices

A video circulating on social media falsely claims that vaccines for COVID-19 have a microchip that “tracks the location of the patient.” The chip, which is not currently in use, would be attached to the end of a plastic vial and provide information only about the vaccine dose. It cannot track people.