Clip of Anthony Fauci discussing potential vaccine safety concerns is from March 2020; current scientific evidence shows COVID-19 vaccines reduce risk of infection and serious illness

CLAIM
“Dr. Fauci opens up the possibility that the COVID-19 vaccine could be making people more likely to be infected by the virus”, “a vaccine that looked good in initial safety actually made people worse”

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn

Published: 15 Dec 2021

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Unsupported claim about COVID-19 vaccines, anti-spike antibodies, and myocarditis misrepresented conclusions from a New England Journal of Medicine article

CLAIM
“antibodies that people produce against the coronavirus spike protein may lead to myocarditis”

SOURCE: Jim Hoft, Alex Berenson, Gateway Pundit

Published: 09 Dec 2021

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No, a fence in a shopping mall wasn’t used to segregate vaccinated and unvaccinated people; photo was taken in Romania, not Germany

CLAIM
“In Germany, a fence separates vaccinated and unvaccinated people. The biggest symptom of COVID is insanity”

SOURCE: Young Americans for Liberty, Facebook

Published: 08 Dec 2021

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

CLAIM
"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

CLAIM
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

CLAIM
“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

CLAIM
“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”

CLAIM
“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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