Jamaica already recorded tens of thousands of COVID-19 cases as of March 2021, contrary to viral meme suggesting that smoking cannabis prevents infections

CLAIM
“Jamaica has not recorded any cases of the coronavirus”

SOURCE: Facebook Users, Facebook

Published: 23 Mar 2021

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Tinnitus isn’t a sign of brain death, even though it arises in the brain; no cure for tinnitus currently exists

CLAIM
"Tinnitus is your first real warning signal that your brain could be dying!"

SOURCE: Anonymous, Tinnitus Battle

Published: 23 Mar 2021

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Messenger RNA is essential for life and a normal component of cells; study by researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering is unrelated to RNA vaccines

CLAIM
“Scientists at Sloan Kettering discover mRNA inactivates tumor-suppressing proteins, meaning it can promote cancer”

SOURCE: S.D. Wells, Natural News

Published: 23 Mar 2021

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Ivermectin isn’t a highly effective drug for treating COVID-19

CLAIM
Ivermectin reduces the risk of death from COVID-19

SOURCE: Tess Lawrie, YouTube

Published: 22 Mar 2021

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No evidence that the milk protein casein causes cancer; claim is based on animal studies involving other well-known risk factors for liver cancer like hepatitis B virus infection

CLAIM
“Milk from cows 'has the most relevant carcinogen ever identified’ and ‘turns on cancer'"

SOURCE: Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution

Published: 21 Mar 2021

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No aborted fetal tissue or cells in the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

CLAIM
“The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has aborted fetal tissue from aborted babies from the retina as well as from kidney cells”

SOURCE: Rizza Islam, Instagram

Published: 18 Mar 2021

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COVID-19 RNA vaccines are safe, cannot modify human DNA; death rate in vaccinated people isn’t higher than in unvaccinated people

CLAIM
“The protein then can bind to your DNA and irreversibly change it”; “[It] has several different type of lipids on it that have never been injected into human beings before”; “We could be looking at right now as many as 12,000 deaths”

SOURCE: Sherri Tenpenny, Daystar

Published: 17 Mar 2021

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Oxygen in the air doesn’t prevent people from getting tetanus through cuts with dirty or rusty objects; the vaccine is important to prevent infection

CLAIM
"The tetanus bacteria is an anaerobic bacteria. That means that it cannot live in the presence of oxygen. You cannot get tetanus by stepping on a rusty nail."

SOURCE: Steven Baker, Facebook

Published: 15 Mar 2021

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Mask mandates are associated with reductions in the spread of COVID-19 cases and deaths; contrary to One America News article

CLAIM
“CDC: Face Masks Don’t Prevent COVID-19, Study Finds Masks Have Negligible Impact on Coronavirus Numbers”; CDC “admitted such mandates do not make any statistical difference.”

SOURCE: OANN editors, One America News Network

Published: 12 Mar 2021

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Vaccines are safe and aren’t associated with autoimmune disease, contrary to claim in viral video by chiropractor Steven Baker

CLAIM
“Vaccines cause autoimmune disease”; COVID-19 vaccine will “change your genes”; aborted fetal tissue is in vaccines

SOURCE: Steven Baker, Facebook

Published: 11 Mar 2021

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