The virus that causes COVID-19 exists and was identified and isolated multiple times by independent research groups

CLAIM
“The COVID-19 virus does not exist”; “The virus has never been isolated”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 01 Jan 2021

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COVID-19 antigen tests are highly accurate, but incorrect use on food items such as fruits or Coca-Cola can produce false positive results

CLAIM
Simple cola produced a positive result in the COVID-19 rapid antigen tests, proving mass testing worthless

SOURCE: Michael Schnedlitz, Vaccine Impact, others

Published: 31 Dec 2020

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PragerU video contains misleading claims about COVID-19 deaths, falsely claims 94% of COVID-19 deaths had pre-existing conditions

CLAIM
“only 6% of COVID-19 deaths were caused by COVID-19 alone”; only 0.056% of the U.S. population has died from COVID-19

SOURCE: Will Witt, PragerU

Published: 24 Dec 2020

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The American Medical Association does not reject nor support hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19, nor did it change its position on the use matter

CLAIM
The AMA “reversed course”, now “giving the green light to doctors prescribing HCQ to their COVID patients.”

SOURCE: Brian C. Joondeph, American Thinker

Published: 22 Dec 2020

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Nurse who fainted after getting Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has a history of fainting episodes; does not mean the vaccine is unsafe

CLAIM
Nurse faints after getting a COVID-19 vaccine

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 21 Dec 2020

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The U.S. National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act does not stop people from suing vaccine manufacturers

CLAIM
“According to the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, you cannot sue a vaccine manufacturer if the vaccine has harmed and/or killed someone”

SOURCE: Rizza Islam, America’s Frontline Doctors, Instagram

Published: 19 Dec 2020

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A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel validated Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine; its authorization for emergency use should ensue

CLAIM
“FDA panel backs Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine"

SOURCE: CNET editors, CNET

Published: 18 Dec 2020

VERDICT

COVID-19 vaccine candidates are generally safe and effective at preventing disease; ongoing studies investigate whether the vaccine can also reduce transmission

CLAIM
“They have been reducing the standards so they can pass the vaccine no matter what”; “It does not prevent transmission”

SOURCE: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., This Past Weekend with Theo Von, Children's Health Defense

Published: 18 Dec 2020

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The Krippin virus in “I Am Legend” was intended as a cancer cure, not used as a vaccine

CLAIM
“Remember, in ‘I Am Legend,’ the sickness didn’t make the zombies. The vaccination did.”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook

Published: 15 Dec 2020

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The COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech is comprised of ingredients standard in many vaccines, including mRNA, lipids, sucrose, and salts

CLAIM
The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine contains mRNA encoding the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, lipids, sucrose, and salts.

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 14 Dec 2020

VERDICT