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False Perception of COVID-19’s Impact on the Homeless

False Perception of COVID-19’s Impact on the Homeless

Viral posts suggest that COVID-19 can’t be a serious disease if it hasn’t “wiped out the homeless.” But recent reports published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found high rates of homeless residents testing positive for the novel coronavirus, known as SARS-CoV-2.

Posts Misidentify Site of Used Needle Pile in Homeless Camp

Posts Misidentify Site of Used Needle Pile in Homeless Camp

Posts circulating on social media show a pile of hypodermic needles and falsely identify the site as a homeless encampment in Nancy Pelosi’s district in San Francisco. The photo was actually taken at a homeless camp cleanup in Washington state in 2017.

FactChecking the January Democratic Debate

FactChecking the January Democratic Debate

In the final Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses, there were fewer candidates — only six — but more than a few false, misleading and exaggerated claims.

Sanders Wrong on Homeless

Sanders Wrong on Homeless

In his recent video address to supporters, Sen. Bernie Sanders said homelessness “is increasing.” Actually, the number of homeless people has decreased steadily each year since 2010, going down by more than 72,000, or 11.4 percent.

Dems, GOP Fight Over Homeless Vets

In the fog of a historic budget battle, Democrats are exaggerating the impact of proposed GOP cuts on homeless military veterans. A GOP budget bill approved by the House in February would not fund 10,000 new housing vouchers for homeless veterans this fiscal …