Do the COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility?

Claim: A common myth around the COVID-19 vaccines that has circulated around social media is that they cause infertility.
Rating: This claim is FALSE. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said the vaccines are safe for anyone who is pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Their recommendation has been echoed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, who have stated that the vaccines do not cause infertility.  In addition, numerous studies have found that the vaccines do not affect fertility in men or women, and do not affect pregnant women and their fetuses. 

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for children?

Claim: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is safe for children 12 years old and above.
Rating: This claim is TRUE. The CDC recommendations have been echoed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the European Union, and the World Health Organization. The Pfizer vaccine is safe for children 12 years old and above—within the age group 12-15, the vaccine was shown to be 100% effective at preventing COVID-19 infections. Vaccinating kids will also enable them to go back to in-person school.

Is voter fraud a widespread problem?

Claim: A number of Republican politicians, including former President Donald Trump, have claimed that voter fraud is a widespread issue, and that more election security measures need to be taken.
Rating: This claim is FALSE. Numerous studies, including those funded by Trump, have not found any widespread incidents of voter fraud. Those studies have said that voter fraud is exceedingly rare. But these claims of voter fraud have led 14 states to pass new voting laws which critics have said will make it harder for people to vote.

Chủng ngừa COVID-19 có chứa tế bào mô thai đã bị huỷ bỏ không?

Giả định: Nhiều người Mỹ chia sẻ các bài viết trên mạng xã hội về chủng ngừa COVID-19 hãng Johnson & Johnson có chứa các tế bào từ bào thai bị huỷ bỏ.
Thẩm định: Giả định này HẦU HẾT SAI. Thuốc chủng ngừa hãng Johnson & Johnson không chứa bất kỳ tế bào mô thai nào. Nhưng các dòng tế bào của mô thai đã được sử dụng để phát triển vắc-xin, và các dòng tế bào thì không phải là tế bào từ thai nhi. Các dòng tế bào từ mô thai là các tế bào được sao chép trong phòng thí nghiệm từ các tế bào của một bào thai đã bị huỷ bỏ. Các dòng tế bào mô thai đã được sử dụng phổ biến từ những năm 1960 để phát triển chủng ngừa, từng được dùng qua cho chủng ngừa sởi, thủy đậu và viêm gan A. Thành quốc Vatican cũng đưa ra một tuyên bố cho biết người đạo Công Giáo có thể tiêm chủng ngừa J&J nếu không có loại nào khác.

Does the COVID-19 vaccine contain aborted fetal cells?

Claim: Many Americans have been sharing posts on social media about how the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine contains cells from aborted fetuses.
Rating: This claim is MOSTLY FALSE. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine does not contain any fetal cells. But fetal cell lines were used to develop the vaccine—fetal cell lines are not the same as fetal cells. Fetal cell lines are cells that were replicated in a lab from the cells of an aborted fetus. Fetal cell lines have been commonly used since the 1960s to develop vaccines, and it has been used to develop the measles, chicken pox, and hepatitis A vaccine. The Vatican has also released a statement saying Catholics can receive the J&J vaccine if there are no other COVID-19 vaccines available. 

Are Asian Americans a model minority?

Claim: It is a common assumption that Asian Americans are a model minority who have overcome discrimination to ascend in American society.
Rating: This claim is FALSE. While there are many Asian Americans who have visibly successful careers, these instances of success are used to generalize away real issues that Asian Americans face, including racism, poverty, lack of access to education, and domestic violence. 

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