NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
May 17, 2019
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:
CLAIM: Health care law does not mandate that nurses give vaccines.
THE FACTS: Mandatory flu or pneumococcal vaccinations are not a requirement under the Affordable Care Act passed by Congress in 2010, as a post circulating on Facebook suggests. The Affordable Care Act, commonly called "Obamacare," requires insurance providers to cover the full cost of prev...