Jason Puckett, KGW News

Jason Puckett

KGW News

Charlotte, NC, United States

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Past articles by Jason:

VERIFY: AstraZeneca still recommended and being tested as blood clot reports are investigated

The vaccine is being investigated for reports of blood clots, but it isn't believed to be the cause of them and it is not distributed in the United States. → Read More

VERIFY: Fact-checking President Biden's speech on COVID-19 and vaccinations

The president made several claims about the success of the vaccine rollout during his speech. → Read More

Yes, prison inmates can claim their own stimulus checks

Some people who are incarcerated say they haven’t received any of their money. They reached out to the VERIFY team for help. → Read More

VERIFY: Most of the COVID relief bill is directed toward COVID-related things

If you're just looking at testing, protective gear, treatments and vaccine, then yes. But economic recovery from the pandemic is also addressed in the bill. → Read More

VERIFY: What is a 'fully vaccinated' person under CDC's new guidelines?

Fully vaccinated people should continue social distancing and wearing masks in public, but can remove masks indoors with other fully vaccinated people. → Read More

VERIFY: Gas price jump reflects vaccine optimism, Texas storm impact, experts say

According to AAA the recent rise in gas prices isn't due to politics or Biden taking office, it's due to crude oil prices and the storm that hit Texas refineries. → Read More

VERIFY: Yes, this year's flu activity is far below average

Yes, the number of flu cases this season is dramatically lower and experts are pointing at COVID-19 mitigation measures as one reason why. → Read More

VERIFY: Current evidence suggests it's OK to breastfeed after COVID-19 vaccine

Evidence suggests it may even end up being beneficial for the infant if breastfeeding moms get the COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

VERIFY: Vaccine misinformation, Texas storm power bills and Mr. Potato Head rebrand

This week the VERIFY team tackled misinformation about vaccines, questions about the costs of winter storms and false claims about a toy line's rebrand. → Read More

VERIFY: COVID-19 vaccines didn’t bypass safety testing, don't modify your DNA

Recent claims have emerged that state the vaccines don’t fit the medical definition of vaccines and haven’t passed safety tests. Those claims are false. → Read More

VERIFY: Texas power losses are coming from all energy sources

Claims that renewable energy is primarily responsible for the power deficits are false. → Read More

VERIFY: Yes, all of the COVID-19-causing coronavirus in the world could fit in a soda can

The mathematician who calculated whether all the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could fit in a soda can broke down step-by-step how he did the math. → Read More

VERIFY: Wear two masks and know the tricks to a snug fit to stop COVID-19

The CDC says wearing two masks at the same time can dramatically increase protection from COVID-19, but there are right and wrong ways to do it. → Read More

VERIFY: Pay attention to tax rules on stimulus payments

Here are some common questions and answers about how stimulus payments affect filing your 2020 taxes. → Read More

VERIFY: Yes, Senate has held impeachment trials for officials no longer in office

The VERIFY team dug into Senate archives to see if there was any precedent of senators holding a trial for former officials. → Read More

VERIFY: Yes, you should still get a vaccine if you've already had COVID-19

Medical experts are still unsure how long natural immunity lasts for with COVID-19 and reinfection is possible. So it's a good idea to get vaccinated. → Read More

VERIFY: Ibuprofen/Acetaminophen should be avoided before getting vaccine, but OK afterward

The VERIFY team found over-the-counter pain medications like aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen should be avoided before a COVID-19 vaccine, but are OK afterward. → Read More

VERIFY: Law giving children consent over parents in vaccinations was in DC, not national

No. A local law in Washington, D.C., giving some children the ability to make their own vaccination consent decisions is not a nationwide law. → Read More

VERIFY: Answering common questions about Inauguration Day history

Inauguration Day is a long-held tradition in the United States, and often becomes the topic of a number of fun facts and precedents people commonly like to recall. → Read More

VERIFY: False messages about 'mandatory quarantines' and 'martial law'

A few messages have gone viral since the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, sharing similar falsities about the federal government and coronavirus pandemic. → Read More