CLAIM REVIEWS

Contrary to viral Instagram videos, COVID-19 vaccines remain highly effective against severe disease

CLAIM
Vaccine effectiveness has fallen from 100% to 20%; the early reported vaccine effectiveness figures were lies

SOURCE: Social media users, Instagram

Published: 08 Dec 2022

VERDICT

COVID-19 vaccines have enhanced reporting requirements for vaccine safety database, so death reports cannot be simply compared to other vaccines

CLAIM
“More people have been killed by the COVID vaccines in the last 20 months than all the other vaccines in the world over the last thirty years combined.”

SOURCE: Pearson Sharp, Twitter

Published: 04 Nov 2022

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Complete vaccine coverage in the U.S. could have prevented almost a quarter of COVID-19 deaths

CLAIM
“Quarter of U.S. covid deaths were probably preventable with vaccination”

SOURCE: Philip Bump, The Washington Post

Published: 28 Oct 2022

VERDICT

Neither medical treatments nor errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

CLAIM
“The third leading cause of death is MD-directed treatments”

SOURCE: Peter Glidden, TikTok

Published: 05 Oct 2022

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There is no evidence to support claim that Solfeggio frequencies remove toxins from the body

CLAIM
Solfeggio frequencies can regenerate the body, remove toxins, remove negativity

SOURCE: Facebook users, TikTok users, Facebook, TikTok

Published: 30 Sep 2022

VERDICT

Consuming turpentine is dangerous and shouldn’t be used to treat parasites

CLAIM
Consuming turpentine will kill parasites

SOURCE: Social media users, TikTok, Facebook

Published: 08 Sep 2022

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The CDC hasn’t classified monkeypox as airborne; transmission is typically through sustained physical contact

CLAIM
CDC has now classified [monkeypox] as airborne and anybody within 15 ft can catch it; [it] is now classified as a form of herpes [...] lasts 2-4 months [and] can lead to being paralyzed

SOURCE: Anonymous, Fathers Matter

Published: 04 Aug 2022

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Following COVID-19 vaccination, the spike protein is produced in small quantities in the body, which have not been shown to be harmful

CLAIM
“[Spike] is harmful to the human body in at least eight different ways [and] can persist in the human body for weeks, or even months, after a person gets vaccinated”

SOURCE: Roma Balmakov, The Epoch Times

Published: 25 May 2022

VERDICT

The COVID-19 vaccines protect people from severe COVID-19 and don’t weaken the immune system

CLAIM
“Worldwide Data suggests Fully Vaccinated [people] are developing Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome”

SOURCE: Anonymous, The Exposé

Published: 28 Jan 2022

VERDICT

CDC director’s comments that 75% of COVID-19 deaths are among people with four comorbidities applies only to vaccinated people

CLAIM
75% of deaths were people with ‘at least four comorbidities’

SOURCE: Anonymous, The Joe Pags Show

Published: 13 Jan 2022

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INSIGHTS

How were mRNA vaccines developed for COVID-19?

— 02 Jun 2021

The vaccines for COVID-19 produced by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna were the first mRNA vaccines authorized for use in the general public. mRNA vaccines were a long-standing ambition...