Fact Checks ☑️
Alberta’s health laws used to make misleading claims about mandatory vaccination during Covid-19 pandemic
Posts shared more than 10,000 times in Canada have claimed that recent changes to Alberta's health statutes will bring in forced medical isolation and vaccination. This is misleading; giving power to medical officers to prevent the spread of communicable diseases is not new, according to a legal expert, and Alberta’s premier, health minister and chief medical officer do not support mandatory vaccination.

Paracetamol-based painkillers such as Panadol do not generally cause addiction, medical experts say
Multiple Facebook posts shared tens of thousands of times claim consuming painkillers such as Panadol can cause addiction. The claim is misleading; medical experts say that paracetamol-based pain relievers are generally not addictive.

Misinformation, Speculation Follow Trump COVID-19 Diagnosis
The news that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump contracted the novel coronavirus led to a wave of social media posts spreading misinformation — and politically charged speculation.

Q&A on Trump’s COVID-19 Diagnosis
On Oct. 2, President Donald Trump revealed that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19. Here we answer common questions about the risks of the disease, treatments available and the shortcomings of testing.

Timeline of Trump’s COVID-19 Comments
President Donald Trump announced in the early hours of Oct. 2 that he and the first lady had tested positive for COVID-19. By late afternoon, the White House said that “out of an abundance of caution” the president was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he would spend the next few days.

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the president has been downplaying the risks of COVID-19 — questioning the effectiveness of masks, touting unproven treatments and criticizing his own health experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.