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

CLAIM
“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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CDC director’s comments that 75% of COVID-19 deaths are among people with four comorbidities applies only to vaccinated people

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75% of deaths were people with ‘at least four comorbidities’

SOURCE: Anonymous, The Joe Pags Show

Published: 13 Jan 2022

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The scientific evidence shows that COVID-19 vaccination reduces the risk of infection and mortality; analysis of cases and deaths from 145 countries is methodologically flawed

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"New big data study of 145 countries show COVID vaccines makes things worse (cases and deaths)"

SOURCE: Steve Kirsch, Substack

Published: 12 Jan 2022

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Robert Malone’s statements on The Dana Show about vaccine safety and virus variants are inaccurate and unsupported

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Booster COVID-19 vaccine doses can “shut down the immune response”; heart damage following vaccination is “quite frequent”; “many of these [SARS-CoV-2] mutations are being driven by the evolutionary selection caused by the vaccines”

SOURCE: Robert Malone, The Dana Show

Published: 10 Jan 2022

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Contrary to claim in Washington Times op-ed, COVID-19 shots meet the definition of a vaccine

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“COVID-19 shots are not vaccines” because they don’t “prevent one from becoming infected”

SOURCE: Michael McKenna, Washington Times

Published: 07 Jan 2022

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Testing in general reveals infections, it doesn’t create them; COVID-19 isn’t the same as the common cold

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“If you stop testing it all goes away and people just have colds like before”

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Published: 07 Jan 2022

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Contrary to Peter McCullough’s claim, getting vaccinated is safer than getting COVID-19, in spite of rare cases of myocarditis

CLAIM
a “game-changing study” showed that “COVID vaccines [were] more dangerous than the virus itself”; “children aged 12 to 17 are more likely to be hospitalized for myocarditis than for COVID.”

SOURCE: Mike Landry, Peter McCullough, The Western Journal

Published: 24 Dec 2021

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Joe Rogan interview with Peter McCullough contains multiple false and unsubstantiated claims about the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines

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the pandemic was planned; the COVID-19 vaccines are experimental; previously infected people have “permanent immunity”; VAERS shows vaccines killed thousands of people, vaccine-induced spike protein causes damage

SOURCE: Peter McCullough, The Joe Rogan Experience

Published: 23 Dec 2021

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The benefits of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for children outweigh the low risks, unlike what Robert Malone claimed

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mRNA vaccines force “your child’s body to make toxic spike proteins. These proteins often cause permanent damage in children’s critical organs”; “there is no benefit for your children or your family to be vaccinating your children”

SOURCE: Robert Malone, Substack

Published: 20 Dec 2021

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Ivermectin study in the city of Itajaí contains several methodological weaknesses, resulting in questionable conclusions

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A preprint of an ivermectin study in the Brazilian city of Itajaí found that prophylactic ivermectin reduced COVID-19 hospitalization and mortality by half

SOURCE: Jim Hoft, Daniel Horowitz, Gateway Pundit, ZeroHedge, The Blaze

Published: 18 Dec 2021

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