Steve July 29, 2022

In August 2021, Shauna Lennon from County Tyrone was in a serious car accident. The University of Ulster student’s injuries initially led to her having to use a wheelchair. She returned to complete her degree in 2022. Not only did she receive a first class honours in biomedical engineering, but set herself the goal of […]

Steve July 29, 2022

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is finally on board with a budget reconciliation bill. But just because Democratic leadership and President Biden have cleared their biggest hurdle, that doesn’t mean there aren’t others. This week, Manchin announced that he would support the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which includes significant climate, health care, and tax policy […]

Steve July 29, 2022

After an 18-year lapse, it was announced on Friday evening that the House has passed a semi-automatic gun ban. According to AP News, this ban is in direct response to the surge in mass shootings over recent years where many lives were lost to such weapons. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is credited for helping the Democratic-run House […]

Steve July 29, 2022

SciCheck Digest The mRNA COVID-19 vaccines teach the immune system to recognize and fight the coronavirus, greatly reducing the likelihood of severe disease if a person is infected. There is no evidence the vaccines impair immunity, as some, including Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, have baselessly claimed. How safe are the vaccines? How safe are the […]

Steve July 29, 2022

SciCheck Digest A Wuhan Institute of Virology study describes assembling part of a monkeypox viral genome for use in a diagnostic test. Although the researchers only made a fraction of the genome — and it matches a different version of the virus — social media posts are using the study to baselessly claim that the […]