Six residents in a German nursing home died from COVID-19, not from vaccines

CLAIM
“25% of residents in German nursing home died after Pfizer vaccine”; a team including a soldier in uniform used force to vaccinate residents

SOURCE: Anonymous, Children’s Health Defense

Published: 06 Mar 2021

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The U.S. leads the world in number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, but not in the proportion of the population vaccinated

CLAIM
“In five weeks, America has administered the most COVID vaccine shots than any other country in the world.”

SOURCE: Facebook Users, Facebook

Published: 04 Mar 2021

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Yes, COVID-19 vaccines will help us safely resume normal activities like going to restaurants and meeting people, once enough people are vaccinated for herd immunity

CLAIM
The COVID-19 vaccines won’t let us stop mask-wearing, physical distancing and restaurants, pubs, and cinemas still remain closed, so why vaccinate?

SOURCE: Facebook users, Telegram, Facebook

Published: 04 Mar 2021

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The CDC licences vaccine technology, but isn’t a vaccine company; the CDC doesn’t sell vaccines, it buys and distributes vaccines free of charge

CLAIM
“The CDC is not an independent agency. It is a vaccine company […] The CDC owns over 20 vaccine patents. It sells about $4.6 billion of vaccines every year”.

SOURCE: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Children's Health Defense

Published: 04 Mar 2021

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Scientific evidence demonstrates that wearing face masks and implementing lockdowns reduce the spread of COVID-19

CLAIM
“It’s been a year & there is still no evidence masks or lockdowns slow the spread of #COVID19”

SOURCE: Kimberly Klacik, Facebook

Published: 03 Mar 2021

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Bananas may be healthy, but consuming them won’t treat gastrointestinal diseases nor limit the replication of HIV

CLAIM
"Bananas are a powerful antiviral food—so powerful that they have the capacity to repel growth of the retrovirus HIV"

SOURCE: Anthony William, Medical Medium

Published: 02 Mar 2021

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Pregnant women can decide whether to receive the COVID-19 vaccine; safety monitoring suggests that COVID-19 vaccines don’t pose any specific risk for pregnant women

CLAIM
“Health officials push pregnant women to get covid shots, despite known risks”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Children’s Health Defense

Published: 01 Mar 2021

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More evidence needed for the claim that vitamin D supplements reduce risk of COVID-19 infection

CLAIM
“Habitual use of vitamin D supplements was associated with a 34% lower risk of COVID-19 infection”; “This is an observational study so causation cannot be established”

SOURCE: Rhonda Patrick, Instagram

Published: 22 Feb 2021

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The number of new COVID-19 cases fell and daily vaccination increased in early 2021, but no indication that it was due to U.S. president Biden taking office

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COVID-19 cases are “down by 50%” and “daily vaccinations have increased by 85%” since “Biden took office”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Occupy Democrats

Published: 22 Feb 2021

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COVID-19 vaccines don’t increase the incidence of poor outcomes during pregnancy, according to current safety data on COVID-19 vaccines

CLAIM
COVID-19 vaccines caused miscarriages

SOURCE: Facebook users, Twitter, Facebook

Published: 19 Feb 2021

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