Explainer: What is long COVID?

“Long COVID” refers to the many symptoms that develop because of COVID-19, and last for weeks and months after first being infected by COVID-19. It’s also known as “post-COVID conditions,” “long-haul COVID,” “long-term effects of COVID,” or “chronic COVID.” These symptoms include lingering fatigue, shortness of breath, and loss of smell and taste.
Those with mild COVID-19 infections typically recover from long COVID after a couple of weeks. In people with more severe COVID-19 infections, long COVID symptoms usually last months after the initial infection, even after the virus is gone from the body.

Are immigrants at the Mexico border causing the COVID-19 surge?

Claim: Texas Governor Greg Abbott has blamed the rise in Covid-19 cases in Texas on the influx of undocumented immigrants crossing the border between Texas and Mexico.
Rating: FALSE. There is no evidence that the rise in COVID-19 cases is because of undocumented immigrants. Multiple health experts instead point to unvaccinated individuals as the reason for the surge of COVID-19 cases. 

Are Democrats trying to resettle Afghan refugees in order to help them win the next election? 

Claim: The Democrats want to resettle Afghan refugees to the U.S. in order to help their party win the next election.
Rating: This claim is FALSE. The main requirement for casting a ballot is that voters are U.S. citizens. There are many severe punishments for non-citizens who vote, including deportation, jail time, and fines, which deter non-citizens from engaging in voter fraud.

Letter From the Editor: Was Viet Fact Check Mentioned on “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”?

This claim is TRUE

Over the summer, Viet Fact Check received an email from a producer for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” a news show on HBO with 4 million viewers per episode. They wanted to devote a whole show to misinformation in non-English communities. Would we tell them about what we have noticed about this trend in the Vietnamese community? 

We told them what we knew. 

Explainer: Who should get the COVID-19 booster shot?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have authorized a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, which were initially two-dose vaccines. They also authorized a second dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 
Both federal agencies said that any adult over the age of 18, and who is six months from their second Moderna or Pfizer shot or two months from the Johnson & Johnson shot, should get a booster shot.

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