Claim that “flu shots are killing elderly citizens in record numbers” based on misinterpreted study

CLAIM
"Flu shots are killing elderly citizens in record numbers"

SOURCE: Sean Adl-Tabatabai, NewsPunch, Your News Wire

Published: 09 Sep 2019

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Lila Rose claim that “abortion is never medically necessary” is inaccurate; it is necessary in certain cases to preserve mother’s life

CLAIM
"Abortion is never medically necessary"

SOURCE: Lila Rose, Young America's Foundation

Published: 30 Aug 2019

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Mandatory vaccination was not “banned” in Sweden because of “serious health concerns” as claimed by multiple outlets

CLAIM
"Sweden Bans Mandatory Vaccinations Over 'Serious Heath [sic] Concerns'"

SOURCE: Baxter Dmitry, Red Ice

Published: 23 Aug 2019

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Sunscreen protects against skin cancer, contrary to widespread claim that it causes cancer

CLAIM
"Recent Study Shows How Sunscreen Causes Cancer, Not the Sun"

SOURCE: Anonymous, Awareness Act, Midlands Directory, Collective Evolution

Published: 21 Aug 2019

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Internet meme inaccurately claims that fruit is injected with HIV-contaminated blood

CLAIM
"a [group] of people is injecting fruits with blood containing HIV and AIDS"

SOURCE: Anonymous, Flops n' Memes

Published: 13 Aug 2019

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Widespread claim that HPV vaccine side effects outweigh its benefits misrepresents the scientist it relies on

CLAIM
"side effects of the [HPV] vaccine outweigh the positives"

SOURCE: Anonymous, Herbs Info

Published: 07 Aug 2019

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Claims that vaccines contain “cancer enzymes” are unfounded, also misleads with one-sided explanation of nagalase function

CLAIM
"vaccines had cancer enzymes in them"

SOURCE: Anonymous, Disclose.tv

Published: 06 Aug 2019

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Claim that ingredients in flu vaccine are known neurotoxins found to be incorrect

CLAIM
"Each of these ingredients [thimerosal, ovalbumin, formaldehyde, sodium deoxycholate] is a known neurotoxin"

SOURCE: Erin Elizabeth, Health Nut News

Published: 31 Jul 2019

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Claim that vaccines can cause individuals with mitochondrial disorders to develop autism is unsupported

CLAIM
"If a child has a mitochondrial disorder [...] she is more at risk of having a vaccine pushing her over the edge and causing a bad reaction"

SOURCE: JB Handley Jr., GreenMedInfo

Published: 26 Jul 2019

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Claim that virus contaminating polio vaccine between 1955 and 1963 is cancer-causing not supported by science

CLAIM
"CDC Admits 98 Million Americans Received Polio Vaccine In An 8-Year Span When It Was Contaminated With Cancer Virus"

SOURCE: Dave Mihalovic, Waking Times

Published: 25 Jul 2019

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