Can the vaccine make you infertile? Can the vaccine affect the menstrual cycle? Here’s what we know.

  • Can the vaccine make you infertile?
  • Can vaccinated women somehow affect unvaccinated women’s cycles?
  • Can the vaccine affect the vaccinated woman’s cycle?

Here’s What Isn’t Happening

A rare reaction to the J&J vaccine appeared in six people. Around 7,000,000 doses have been given in the US.

Threats, Fact Checks, and Reads Newsletter

Threats, Fact-Checks, and Reads #4.11.21

Credit for text and research to Health Feedback, Full Fact, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and Get Smart About News by Peter Adams (@PeterD_Adams), Suzannah Gonzales, and Hannah Covington (@HannahCov) of the News Literacy Project, and E Rosalie ( @NovSci) of Novel Science.

Covid Update

Vigilance Matters When Viruses Vary

Conservative pundits and elected officials have been pushing a “border crisis” narrative that lays blame exclusively on Biden. There’s just one problem: The facts say otherwise.

Border Surge: Blame eagerly tossed around but little in the way of evidence-based discussion

Screenshot from All Sides, a website that helps you balance your media diet.

Original painting by E Rosalie

Let’s have a frank discussion about what happens to Asian women that no one knows about unless they’re an Asian woman.

I was 8-years-old when I learned about the stereotype in the tweet, from boys in my classroom.

A hand signal provides those experiencing violence in home isolation a way to discreetly communicate when they need help.

A hand signal to discreetly communicate that you need help

If You See the Signal: Reach Out. Listen. Respond.

  • REACH OUT: use another form of communication (text, WhatsApp, social media, email)
  • LISTEN: Ask yes or no questions.
  • RESPOND: Only call 911 if the survivor asks. Let the survivor tell you what they need, how you can help.

Example of a woman using the signal in video chat:

Example of a man seeing someone use it through a window and during a package delivery:

Vol 21 Iss 10

Subscribe | | Twitter | Hoaxlines | NOVEL SCIENCE

Disinformation Headlines in Volume 21 Issue 10

  • MOSTLY FALSE: “The process to distribute the vaccine, particularly outside of nursing homes and hospitals out into the community as a whole, did not really exist when we came into the White House.” — Ron Klain
  • FALSE: Don’t trust Moderna vaccine, nothing is known about the company
  • FALSE: The coronavirus pandemic: nano-chips might be injected together with vaccines, allowing “them” to…

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash

Records obtained via Goodman v. Department of Defense

Media Manipulation

Here’s what happened and what you might be missing.

Let’s look at:

  • What…

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