Retracted study misused statistics and adverse event reports to claim that COVID-19 vaccines don’t offer “clear benefit” and caused deaths

CLAIM
“For three deaths prevented by vaccination we have to accept two inflicted by vaccination.”

SOURCE: Harald Walach, Rainer Klement, Wouter Aukema, MDPI

Published: 07 Jul 2021

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Unvaccinated individuals now account for the vast majority of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S., according to available data

CLAIM
“99.2% of U.S. COVID deaths in June were unvaccinated people”

SOURCE: Judd Legum, Twitter

Published: 07 Jul 2021

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Video didn’t show villagers in India attacking a COVID-19 vaccine crew, as claimed by Charlie Kirk, but a police van instead

CLAIM
“Vaccine crew in Indian village attacked by locals”

SOURCE: Charlie Kirk, The Charlie Kirk Show

Published: 04 Jul 2021

VERDICT

Activated charcoal tablets are unlikely to be effective in counteracting date rape drugs; individuals who have been given date rape drugs should seek medical attention

CLAIM
“Buy yourselves charcoal activated tablets […] it will counteract most date rape drugs”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 29 Jun 2021

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The World Health Organization states that COVID-19 vaccination for children is less urgent, but doesn’t recommend against it

CLAIM
“The WHO says children should not receive COVID-19 vaccines”

SOURCE: Instagram user, Instagram

Published: 29 Jun 2021

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COVID-19 vaccines don’t affect ovaries or fertility in general; the vaccines are highly effective at preventing illness and death

CLAIM
"the ovaries get the highest concentration of [lipid nanoparticles from RNA vaccines]. This turns the ovaries into a very large manufacturing plant to turn out toxic spike protein"

SOURCE: Steve Kirsch, TrialSite News

Published: 24 Jun 2021

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COVID-19 vaccines can enhance protective immunity in previously infected people

CLAIM
“Individuals with previous SARS-CoV-2 infection do not get additional benefits from vaccination”

SOURCE: Sanchari Sinha Dutta, Medical News

Published: 22 Jun 2021

VERDICT

PCR tests are reliable to detect and monitor COVID-19 infections, which are real and have caused millions of deaths worldwide

CLAIM
It’s not a corona pandemic but it’s a planned, staged PCR test pandemic

SOURCE: Reiner Fuellmich, War Room Pandemic

Published: 19 Jun 2021

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COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing illness and death; rare infections in vaccinated people can still occur, as seen in the Celebrity Millennium cruise

CLAIM
“Passengers on first fully vaccinated [...] cruise ship test positive for COVID-19. Almost like the shot is useless.”

SOURCE: Instagram users, Instagram

Published: 17 Jun 2021

VERDICT

COVID-19 itself can cause heart inflammation, in addition to other problems like long COVID; benefits of COVID-19 vaccines outweigh their risks

CLAIM
More than half of myocarditis cases caused by COVID-19 vaccines occur in those aged between 12 and 34, yet this age group has a COVID-19 recovery rate of 99.99%

SOURCE: Kelly Victory, Twitter

Published: 17 Jun 2021

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