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‘They’re at war with us’: A free ID program for senior citizens puts East Palestine firefighters in crosshairs of train derailment conspiracy theorists

The Fire Chief who first advocated for the program shot down conspiratorial claims.

On Feb 20, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

Monkey in cage

Woman falls ill after encountering escaped lab monkeys—sparking new pandemic fears, wild conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theorists blamed everyone from Bill Gates to Hollywood for the crash.

On Jan 25, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

Man leaves a voicemail for the CDC to the wrong number.

‘You oughta be fired for not answering’: Man confuses TikToker’s number for the CDC, leaves multiple angry voicemails

'I love that he makes it seem like the CDC is one person.'

On Jan 16, 2022 by Dan Latu

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This new meme is mocking the CDC’s decision to shorten quarantine times

'The CDC announced they’re dating Pete Davidson.'

On Dec 29, 2021 by Mikael Thalen

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‘It’s the new anti-vaccine talking point’: Conservatives are saying they ‘identify as vaccinated’ following CDC’s new mask guidance

'You guys have like one joke you tell over and over again.'

On May 16, 2021 by Mikael Thalen

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Facebook removes Senate candidate’s post about CDC coronavirus death numbers

Facebook says posts that misstate CDC coronavirus death data will be removed.

On Sep 2, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

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Video shows woman refusing to wear a mask in a hospital

She called masks 'mainstream media propaganda.'

On Jul 8, 2020 by Sierra Juarez

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This man died from coronavirus hours after begging Facebook friends to wear masks

'If you have to go out, wear a mask and practice social distancing.'

On Jul 3, 2020 by Nahila Bonfiglio

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CDC accused of stoking anti-Asian racism with Instagram post

The post has since been removed.

On Apr 22, 2020 by Samira Sadeque

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Here’s how feds might be using your cellphone data to aid coronavirus response

Feds will be able to use cellphone data to tell whether people are social distancing.

On Mar 29, 2020 by Mikael Thalen

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Old job postings on the CDC website are sparking conspiracy theories

It's all over the web and appears to originate with one man.

On Mar 20, 2020 by Claire Goforth

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Woman’s coronavirus tweetstorm illustrates how unprepared officials are

'This is all incredibly frustrating.'

On Mar 3, 2020 by Samira Sadeque

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The gross history of washing your condoms

Once upon a time, you HAD to wash and reuse your condoms.

On Aug 2, 2018 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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CDC can’t use the words ‘transgender’ and ‘diversity’ after Trump edict

The internet is confused—and concerned.

On Dec 16, 2017 by Josh Katzowitz

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Controversial CDC alcohol warning prompts woman to make alcohol-and-birth-control pairing chart

'This gets me so angry—I need a drink.'

On Feb 8, 2016 by Nayomi Reghay