No evidence that SARS-CoV-2 was engineered in a laboratory, contrary to claim by Li-Meng Yan

CLAIM
The SARS-CoV-2 virus was engineered in a laboratory and deliberately released

SOURCE: Li-Meng Yan, The Joe Hoft Show, Anon HQ

Published: 05 May 2022

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No evidence supports claim that MTHFR gene influences the risk of side effects from vaccines and medications like Tylenol

CLAIM
Certain medicines and compounds like folic acid “deplete folate, which is very serious for those with MTHFR”

SOURCE: Kate Tietje, Modern Alternative Mama, Earthley

Published: 02 May 2022

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No evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause “fibrous lung clots”, contrary to claim by Jane Ruby

CLAIM
COVID-19 vaccines cause fibrous clots in the lungs

SOURCE: Jane Ruby, Dr. Jane Ruby Show

Published: 01 May 2022

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Persistent myths that HIV was created by the West and that HIV medication causes HIV are both false

CLAIM
“HIV was an invention created by the West”, people “took the HIV medication and got HIV”, you can “reverse HIV naturally”

SOURCE: Yahdan Yada, Facebook, Instagram

Published: 30 Apr 2022

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Cases of severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin in children are unrelated to COVID-19 vaccines

CLAIM
Cases of acute hepatitis in children are linked to COVID-19 vaccines

SOURCE: Social media users, Instagram, Twitter

Published: 29 Apr 2022

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Claim that squalene in vaccines causes autoimmune diseases and Gulf War Syndrome is unsubstantiated by evidence

CLAIM
Squalene in vaccines caused Gulf War Syndrome; the World Health Organization aims to depopulate the world with sterility-causing vaccines

SOURCE: Rima Laibow, Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura

Published: 26 Apr 2022

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Social media posts inaccurately link hormonal contraceptives with polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertility, and depression

CLAIM
Hormonal birth control is associated with “PCOS [polycystic ovarian syndrome], hormonal imbalances, depression, and infertility”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Reallygraceful

Published: 24 Apr 2022

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Claim by Mercola that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine causes immunosuppression is inaccurate, misrepresents study’s findings

CLAIM
“Pfizer Knew About Immunosuppression”; “Fully Vaxxed Are More Likely to Die From COVID”

SOURCE: Joseph Mercola, Mercola, The Epoch Times

Published: 21 Apr 2022

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Insufficient clinical evidence demonstrating that turmeric cures or prevents cancer

CLAIM
“turmeric prevents cancer”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Natural Solutions Magazine

Published: 20 Apr 2022

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Fluoride in toothpaste effectively prevents tooth decay; it isn’t neurotoxic, contrary to online claims

CLAIM
“Toothpaste is poisonous”; “fluoride is a neurotoxin” and doesn’t prevent tooth decay

SOURCE: Charlotte Gerson, Facebook

Published: 13 Apr 2022

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