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

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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

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The flu is caused by the influenza virus; stress and lack of vitamin D can make infection more likely, but don’t cause the flu

CLAIM
“The flu is not a season! It is an inability to adapt due to decreased sun exposure and water intake, combined with increased sugar intake and stress.”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Healthy Holistic Living

Published: 14 Dec 2020

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Cases of Bell’s palsy and death observed during Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine clinical trials were within expected background range of general population

CLAIM
COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech caused Bell’s palsy and deaths

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook, Health and Money News

Published: 11 Dec 2020

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COVID-19 vaccine candidates show high efficacy and a safe profile in clinical trials, contrary to claims in viral video

CLAIM
“The COVID-19 pandemic is not a real medical pandemic”; “The COVID-19 vaccine is not proven safe or effective”

SOURCE: World Doctors Alliance, BrandNewTube

Published: 10 Dec 2020

VERDICT