Reviews of articles by: Alex Berenson

CLAIM REVIEWS

Study by German researchers didn’t find significant safety concerns with Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, contrary to claim by Alex Berenson

CLAIM
“One in every 500 children under five years who received the Pfizer mRNA Covid vaccine were hospitalised with a vaccine injury”

SOURCE: Alex Berenson, Will Jones, Substack, The Daily Sceptic

Published: 24 Oct 2022

VERDICT

Analysis of Dutch cities’ mortality doesn’t show that COVID-19 vaccines increase the risk of death, contrary to Alex Berenson’s interpretation

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“New paper suggests Covid mRNA vaccination rates are linked to increases in overall deaths”

SOURCE: Alex Berenson, Substack

Published: 17 Aug 2022

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No, a study from Denmark didn’t find that COVID-19 vaccines make people more prone to infection; biases in the study likely led to underestimated vaccine effectiveness

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“Danish researchers [...] found protection against Omicron turned negative three months after the second dose”

SOURCE: Alex Berenson, Substack

Published: 17 Jan 2022

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Unsupported claim about COVID-19 vaccines, anti-spike antibodies, and myocarditis misrepresented conclusions from a New England Journal of Medicine article

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“antibodies that people produce against the coronavirus spike protein may lead to myocarditis”

SOURCE: Jim Hoft, Alex Berenson, Gateway Pundit

Published: 09 Dec 2021

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The COVID-19 vaccines provide strong protection against hospitalization and death; number of vaccinated people in hospital does not indicate evidence against this

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“the vaccinated population accounted for 72% of Covid-19 hospitalisations”; “the vaccinated population accounted for 83% of Covid-19 deaths”

SOURCE: Alex Berenson, Jonathan Allen-Walker, The Joe Rogan Experience, The Exposé

Published: 27 Oct 2021

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Misleading to compare the safety of COVID-19 and flu vaccines based solely on VAERS reports; VAERS reports alone cannot demonstrate that a vaccine caused an adverse event

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One person is 300 to 900 times “more likely to die” after getting the COVID-19 vaccine than the flu vaccine; “Adverse events are widely underreported”

SOURCE: Alex Berenson, Twitter, Facebook

Published: 17 Feb 2021

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Danish face mask study did not show that masks were ineffective at reducing spread of COVID-19; study was underpowered and results were inconclusive

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“Masks make no significant difference”; “Masks have no significant effect”

SOURCE: Sharyl Attkisson, Alex Berenson, Buck Sexton, Anthony Sabatini, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

Published: 20 Nov 2020

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