Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden answered questions from the public in a CNN town hall, but he got some facts wrong and misled on others.
Issues: face masks
Posts Take Old Photos of Biden, Harris Out of Context
Facebook posts are using out-of-context photos to suggest Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, are not abiding by public health recommendations regarding face masks. The photos are from early March, before face masks were recommended by federal health officials.
Face Masks Don’t Cause Legionnaires’ Disease
Video Misrepresents the Science Behind Face Masks
‘Face Mask Exempt Card’ Isn’t Legitimate
A “face mask exempt card” shared on social media invokes the Americans with Disabilities Act and claims to excuse people from wearing face masks. But the group behind the card — “Freedom to Breathe Agency” — is not a government agency, and federal officials say the ADA “does not provide a blanket exemption” from requirements to wear masks.
Meme Misconstrues Efficacy of Face Masks in Spread of COVID-19
Video Presents Flawed Test on Masks, Oxygen Levels
Wearing Face Mask During Pandemic Doesn’t Affect Concealed Carry Permit
Mailbag: Face Masks
A reader sent us a comment about our article on the research behind face masks and whether people who aren’t sick should use them to limit the spread of COVID-19.