Category Archive: KHN & PolitiFact HealthCheck

Social Media Image About Mask Efficacy Right In Sentiment, But Percentages Are ‘Bonkers’

Skip the numbers. Focus on the mask.

In Arizona Race, McSally Makes Health Care Pledge At Odds With Track Record

The use of the word “always” makes this claim a stretch.

Trump’s Take On COVID Testing Misses Public Health Realities

Experts used terms like “misleading” and “counterproductive” to describe the president’s words.

Barr Says Police Didn’t Use Chemical Irritants To Clear Area By DC Church. They Did.

The attorney general’s assertion is directly at odds with the description of pepper balls offered by the manufacturer.

Democratic Super PAC Uses Familiar Political Play To Hit Trump On Medicare

This is a tactic that we’ve seen before.

Democratic Super PAC Uses Familiar Political Play To Hit Trump On Medicare

This is a tactic that we’ve seen before.

Evidence Shows Obama Team Left A Pandemic ‘Game Plan’ For Trump Administration

There’s an actual paper trail.

Trump’s Comparison Of COVID-19 Death Rates In Germany, US Is Wrong

Experts agreed that Trump’s statement is not supported by the data.

Southwest CEO’s Boast About Airplanes’ Low COVID Risk Flies By Key Concerns

Airplanes are small enclosed spaces where social distancing poses special challenges, making this statement an overstatement.

Viral Post Alleging Obama-Era Device Tax Caused Current PPE Shortage Is Way Off

Nothing in this viral meme is accurate. And there are other places to place blame.

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