Reviews of articles from: The Federalist

CLAIM REVIEWS

Pfizer is part of Operation Warp Speed, a partnership to produce and distribute a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, but it developed a vaccine without direct funding from the partnership

CLAIM
Pfizer is part of Operation Warp Speed; “Thanks to the public-private partnership forged by President, [Pfizer] announced its Coronavirus Vaccine trial is EFFECTIVE, preventing infection in 90% of its volunteers”

SOURCE: David Marcus, Mike Pence, The Federalist

Published: 12 Nov 2020

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Wearing face masks helps reduce the spread of COVID-19, but it only confers partial protection and should be combined with additional public health measures

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“Mask mandates do nothing to stop [the spread of] COVID[-19]”; There is “overwhelming scientific evidence” that masks do not work

SOURCE: Yinon Weiss, The Federalist

Published: 11 Nov 2020

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Mask use does not increase risk of COVID-19 as viral social media posts claim

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More people who wear masks become sick with COVID-19 compared to non-mask wearers, therefore masks don’t work or are making us ill

SOURCE: Jordan Davidson, The Federalist

Published: 14 Oct 2020

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