Reviews of articles by: Facebook users

CLAIM REVIEWS

No scientific evidence supports the claim that consuming apple cider vinegar is a rapid and effective long-term weight control approach

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Apple cider vinegar and thermogenic supplements are effective for rapid weight loss

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 20 May 2022

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Menstrual cycles are natural and regulated by hormones; many mammals apart from humans also menstruate

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“The menstrual cycle isn’t natural”

SOURCE: Facebook Users, Facebook

Published: 08 Apr 2022

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Infants’ immune systems are perfectly able to safely cope with several vaccines in one day

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A “baby’s immune system” cannot “safely handle 8 different antigens 💉 (toxins, bacteria, DNA) in 1 day”

SOURCE: Facebook Users , Facebook

Published: 26 Mar 2022

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Health benefits of CBD gummies are unsupported by scientific evidence; Shark Tank and other TV personalities didn’t endorse them

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TV personalities such as Shark Tank investors, Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz endorsed CBD gummies; CBD gummies have numerous health benefits

SOURCE: Facebook Users, Facebook

Published: 20 Mar 2022

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Stem cell transplantation isn’t a scalable treatment for HIV

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Umbilical cord stem cells can be a cure for HIV; umbilical cord blood should be collected

SOURCE: Facebook Users, Facebook

Published: 21 Feb 2022

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1996 paper is about human evolution, not potential for genius

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“Black Africans possess more DNA series than any other group on earth”; The more DNA series you have, the greater your potential for genius”; “they copyrighted that study, to hide that truth”

SOURCE: Facebook Users , Facebook

Published: 17 Sep 2021

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Male sterility isn’t a proven side effect of ivermectin, contrary to claims by social media users

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Ivermectin sterilizes the majority (85%) of men that take it

SOURCE: Facebook users, Twitter users, Facebook, Twitter

Published: 14 Sep 2021

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Claims that people were being killed by zidovudine (AZT) instead of AIDS are unsubstantiated

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One time in the 80’s-90’s, people died from AZT and not the actual AIDS virus; Anthony Fauci pushed this treatment

SOURCE: Facebook Users , Facebook

Published: 06 Sep 2021

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Cancer and heart disease remain the two leading causes of death in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic

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“No one has died of cancer or heart disease since the COVID-19 thing started”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 30 Aug 2021

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Vaccine boosters help maintain protection provided by initial vaccination; boosters have been used for routine vaccinations like tetanus and polio for decades

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A COVID-19 booster means that the initial vaccination didn’t work

SOURCE: Facebook users , Facebook

Published: 28 Aug 2021

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