Misleading claims linking the spread of Omicron variant to vaccinated people rely on partial data and are unsubstantiated

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"Omicron COVID Variant Found ONLY in Fully Vaccinated"

SOURCE: Bill Hennessy, Gateway Pundit

Published: 03 Dec 2021

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Inaccurate clickbait headline in Forbes article used to promote the false claim that COVID-19 vaccines change our DNA

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Forbes article is evidence that COVID-19 vaccines change our DNA

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, Instagram

Published: 02 Dec 2021

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Pathogens can evolve to be more virulent over time, contrary to nutritionist’s claim

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“Pathogens evolve to become less, not more, virulent over time”

SOURCE: Mike Mutzel, Facebook

Published: 01 Dec 2021

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No evidence that the low COVID-19 case rate in Sweden is due to herd immunity; vaccines don’t lead to new variants of SARS-CoV-2

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“Sweden obliterates the lie of ‘vaccines’ as ticket to ending pandemic” mass vaccination create vaccine-mediated viral enhancement

SOURCE: Daniel Horowitz, The Blaze

Published: 29 Nov 2021

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Natural News, others jump to conclusions unsupported by the study they cite to claim COVID-19 vaccines destroy the immune system and cause cancer

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COVID-19 vaccine spike proteins accumulate in the nucleus of cells, “destroy DNA repair pathways, paving the way for CANCER” and “destroy the immune system”

SOURCE: Ethan A. Huff, Natural News

Published: 26 Nov 2021

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Claim that the COVID-19 vaccine is riskier than the disease for children is based on an economist’s incorrect calculation of the metric “number needed to vaccinate”

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“more children will die from the vaccine than will die from COVID in the first place and there’s proof”

SOURCE: Toby Rogers, Substack

Published: 26 Nov 2021

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Claim that previously infected people don’t transmit COVID-19 is unsupported, originates from misinterpretation of CDC’s FOIA response

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Previously infected individuals who get reinfected don’t transmit the virus to others; previous infection provides “better protection” than vaccination and this immunity “does not wane”

SOURCE: Aaron Siri, Cristina Laila, Substack, Gateway Pundit

Published: 24 Nov 2021

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Contrary to claim in Becker News article, not all cases of infection lead to immunity; falsely claims that most COVID-19 deaths weren’t caused by COVID-19 but by comorbidities

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“The CDC Finally Admits a Massive Number of Americans Have ‘Natural Immunity’: 146.6 Million People”; 94% of Covid-related deaths were not caused by Covid-19

SOURCE: Kyle Becker, Becker News

Published: 21 Nov 2021

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Pfizer CEO’s wife didn’t die from vaccine complications; Myriam Bourla is alive and well

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“Wife of Pfizer’s CEO dies after complications from the vaccine”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Conservative Beaver

Published: 15 Nov 2021

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Article misrepresents WHO guidance regarding vaccination at schools; the WHO recommends that parents must be informed about the vaccination

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The WHO considers a child's presence at school alone to be sufficient as informed consent for vaccination

SOURCE: Pam Vernon, Signs of the Times

Published: 14 Nov 2021

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