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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No data available to suggest a link between India’s reduction of COVID-19 cases and the use of ivermectin

CLAIM
“Coronavirus cases are plummeting in India thanks to new rules that promote Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine”; it is a “now-indisputable fact that [ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine] essentially kill COVID-19 within hours or days”

SOURCE: Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit

Published: 24 May 2021

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U.S. CDC director didn’t state that COVID-19 deaths were over-counted; her statements about deaths among vaccine breakthrough cases were misinterpreted

CLAIM
CDC director admits that COVID-19 deaths were over-counted

SOURCE: Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit

Published: 21 May 2021

VERDICT

COVID-19 vaccines don’t contain magnetic ingredients; dose volume is too small to contain any device able to hold a magnet through the skin

CLAIM
COVID-19 vaccines contain metals or microchips that cause magnets to attach to the arm of vaccinated people

SOURCE: Facebook users, Instagram users, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Published: 20 May 2021

VERDICT

COVID-19 vaccines were tested in animals and clinical trials before receiving authorization; vaccinated people aren’t dying at a higher rate than unvaccinated people

CLAIM
COVID-19 vaccines skipped animal testing; COVID-19 vaccines weren’t tested in humans before being released to the public; COVID-19 vaccines are unsafe

SOURCE: Angelina Farella, Bob Hall, YouTube, Facebook

Published: 18 May 2021

VERDICT

Misinterpretation of VAERS database leads Tucker Carlson to wrongly suggests that COVID-19 vaccines are linked to higher mortality on Fox News

CLAIM
“3,362 people apparently died after getting the COVID-19 vaccine”; “more people, according to VAERS, have died after getting the [COVID-19] shot [...] than from all the other vaccines”

SOURCE: Tucker Carlson, Fox News

Published: 14 May 2021

VERDICT

Evidence shows that lockdowns implemented to tackle the spread of COVID-19 have saved lives, contrary to claims in the New York Post

CLAIM
“COVID lockdowns don’t appear to have saved lives”; “ample scientific evidence points to the fact that lockdowns did not save lives”

SOURCE: Eileen AJ Connelly, Ryan Fazio, New York Post

Published: 10 May 2021

VERDICT

Deaths are attributed to COVID-19 according to clinical symptoms and diagnosis; deaths that occur after vaccination are systematically reported and investigated

CLAIM
“If you die within 20 days of testing positive for [COVID-19][...], you’ll be counted as a COVID death.”; vaccines are systematically dismissed as a possible cause of death.

SOURCE: Instagram Users, Instagram

Published: 10 May 2021

VERDICT

A safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine for children would protect children and at-risk people by reducing the virus’ spread

CLAIM
Survival is over 99.9% so "why are they insisting that children get this experimental treatment?"; "mRNA vaccines are not vaccines but an mRNA treatment"

SOURCE: Wendy Bell, Wendy Bell Radio

Published: 10 May 2021

VERDICT

Scientific evidence demonstrates that COVID-19 and the virus that causes it exist and are different from the flu

CLAIM
“We found no COVID-19 in any of the 1,500 [COVID-19-positive] samples” but influenza A and B; “what we're dealing with is just another flu strain like every year. COVID 19 does not exist and is fictitious”

SOURCE: Instagram users, Instagram

Published: 06 May 2021

VERDICT