Posts baselessly link COVID-19 tests to vaccine conspiracy theory

A group backed by the philanthropic organizations of Bill Gates and George Soros recently purchased a U.K.-based company that makes diagnostic tests, including rapid tests for COVID-19. Soros’ Open Society Foundations announced on July 19 that the Soros Economic Development Fund, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, had launched “Global Access Health” — with plans to bring

Viral Posts Misrepresent CDC Announcement on COVID-19 PCR Test

SciCheck Digest Scientists consider polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, tests a highly reliable tool for diagnosing COVID-19. But social media posts are misrepresenting a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcement regarding the eventual discontinuation of its own test, falsely claiming the government has conceded that PCR tests aren’t reliable. What tests are available

CAU canceled Outstanding Student Balances

  Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is using the COVID relief funds they received from the federal government to support students who have been hit hard by the pandemic. CAU’s President George T. French announced Friday the university would be canceling all outstanding student balances for Spring, Summer and Fall of 2020 and Spring and Summer