CDC study finds five percent of teens hospitalized due to COVID-19 require ventilation, vaccinating against COVID-19 can help reduce the risk of severe disease in teens

CLAIM
“The kids who were [in hospital for other reasons] were the ones [...] on the ventilators. Not the kids who [were in hospital for COVID-19].”

SOURCE: Wendy Bell, Facebook

Published: 11 Jun 2021

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No increased risk of miscarriage from COVID-19 vaccines or other safety concerns for pregnant women or their babies

CLAIM
"920 Women Lose Their Unborn Babies After Getting Vaccinated"

SOURCE: Shannon Kroner, Instagram

Published: 11 Jun 2021

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Fauci’s emails don’t support viral claims on masks, hydroxychloroquine and virus engineering

CLAIM
Fauci’s emails prove he knew that masks don’t work against the spread of COVID-19, that hydroxychloroquine is effective against COVID-19, and that the virus is likely engineered, and he lied about these things to the public

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter

Published: 10 Jun 2021

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Byram Bridle’s claim that COVID-19 vaccines are toxic fails to account for key differences between the spike protein produced during infection and vaccination, misrepresents studies

CLAIM
“Terrifying new research finds vaccine spike protein unexpectedly in [the] bloodstream. The protein is linked to blood clots, heart and brain damage”

SOURCE: Byram Bridle, ON Point with Alex Pierson, LifeSiteNews

Published: 08 Jun 2021

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Fully vaccinated individuals are exempt from wearing a mask because they are less vulnerable to infection by SARS-CoV-2 than unvaccinated people

CLAIM
Unvaccinated people have to wear masks to protect vaccinated people

SOURCE: Facebook Users, Facebook

Published: 04 Jun 2021

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Vaccines are a safer alternative for acquiring immunity compared to natural infection and COVID-19 survivors benefit from getting vaccinated, contrary to claims by Peter McCullough

CLAIM
COVID-19 vaccines caused over 4,000 deaths; COVID-19 survivors can’t get the virus and don’t need to be vaccinated; natural immunity trumps vaccine immunity; spike protein from the vaccines is dangerous

SOURCE: Peter McCullough, Fleccas Talks

Published: 04 Jun 2021

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COVID-19 PCR tests are highly sensitive and specific for the virus SARS-CoV-2; the majority of positive results are true positives; there is no evidence that budesonide or HCQ are useful as COVID-19 treatments

CLAIM
Models that predicted that COVID-19 would cause 2.2 million deaths in the U.S. were intentionally false; treatments that are 100% effective are being banned for false reasons

SOURCE: Clay Clark, Rob Marsh, Richard Bartlett, Keith Rose, American Media Periscope

Published: 01 Jun 2021

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COVID-19 vaccines are safer than the risk of COVID-19 infection for people of all ages

CLAIM
COVID-19 vaccines caused as many deaths as the disease in young people

SOURCE: Wendy Bell, Wendy Bell Radio

Published: 29 May 2021

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CDC mask recommendations changed as more people in the U.S. are fully vaccinated; masks are effective at reducing virus transmission and are especially important when the majority of the population is unvaccinated

CLAIM
“Fauci admits to wearing a mask indoors because of appearances, not science”

SOURCE: Hannah Nightingale, The Post Millennial

Published: 28 May 2021

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PCR tests on vaccinated and unvaccinated people are evaluated using the same criteria; the CDC didn’t change criteria for detecting infection in vaccinated people, as alleged in OffGuardian article

CLAIM
The U.S. CDC is “lowering their CT value when testing samples from suspected ‘breakthrough infections’” to decrease the number of officially recorded cases

SOURCE: Kit Knightly, OffGuardian, Zero Hedge, Gateway Pundit

Published: 27 May 2021

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