Contrary to claims in a LifeSiteNews article, COVID-19 vaccination makes it less likely for someone to get COVID-19

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"If you get the Pfizer vax, you’re more likely to get COVID"

SOURCE: Patrick Delaney, LifeSiteNews

Published: 09 Oct 2021

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Study led by UCSF researchers didn’t study vaccinated people’s susceptibility to variants; it found vaccine breakthrough cases to be a minority of infections

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“The California study finds that vaccinated individuals are more susceptible to COVID variant infections than unvaccinated”

SOURCE: Anonymous, The Conservative Treehouse

Published: 06 Oct 2021

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Article by OffGuardian, ZeroHedge claiming to list 30 facts about COVID-19 contains multiple inaccurate and misleading statements

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“There has been NO unusual excess mortality” related to COVID; “Lockdowns do not prevent the spread of disease”; “Masks don’t work”; “PCR tests were not designed to diagnose illness”

SOURCE: Kit Knightly, OffGuardian, ZeroHedge

Published: 04 Oct 2021

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Contrary to claims on social media, people who received a COVID-19 vaccine can donate blood and other blood products, including convalescent plasma

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“The Red Cross says anyone who has received a COVID-19 vaccine cannot donate convalescent plasma”; “the vaccine wipes out these antibodies [against SARS-CoV-2]”

SOURCE: TikTok user, TikTok

Published: 30 Sep 2021

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FDA experts support COVID-19 vaccines, didn’t author unsupported allegations of vaccine-caused deaths

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"FDA experts reveal the Covid-19 Vaccines are killing at least 2 people for every 1 life they save"

SOURCE: Steve Kirsch, The Exposé

Published: 28 Sep 2021

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No scientific evidence for claim by pathologist Ryan Cole that COVID-19 vaccines weaken the immune system

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COVID-19 vaccines weaken the immune system; “Idaho doctor reports a ‘20 times increase’ of cancer in vaccinated patients”

SOURCE: Ryan Cole, LifeSiteNews, Capitol Clarity

Published: 27 Sep 2021

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COVID-19 treatments can improve a patient’s survival and recovery, but don’t replace the individual and community benefits of vaccination

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"Now the vaccines are no longer working"; "the vaccine never stopped transmission"; "earlier-vaccinated people experience a complete waning of the injection-induced antibodies”; antibody therapy, “the one option that works”, is blocked by the government

SOURCE: Daniel Horowitz, The Blaze

Published: 23 Sep 2021

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Pregnancy tests don’t provide a conclusive diagnosis for testicular cancer; not all testicular cancers produce the hormone detected by pregnancy tests

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For men, a positive pregnancy test equals testicular cancer

SOURCE: Anonymous, The Adley Show

Published: 22 Sep 2021

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1996 paper is about human evolution, not potential for genius

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“Black Africans possess more DNA series than any other group on earth”; The more DNA series you have, the greater your potential for genius”; “they copyrighted that study, to hide that truth”

SOURCE: Facebook Users , Facebook

Published: 17 Sep 2021

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Male sterility isn’t a proven side effect of ivermectin, contrary to claims by social media users

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Ivermectin sterilizes the majority (85%) of men that take it

SOURCE: Facebook users, Twitter users, Facebook, Twitter

Published: 14 Sep 2021

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