Iria Carballo-Carbajal

Science Editor

Iria earned an undergraduate degree in biology and an MSc in secondary education from the University of Oviedo (Spain). After obtaining her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Tuebingen (Germany), she then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (Barcelona, Spain). Her research has focused on understanding the molecular basis of Parkinson’s disease to search for new potential treatments.

The Science Feedback team


Testimony by Steve Kirsch on the alleged harms of vaccination relies on flawed, biased analyses

“All these vaccines are causing harm to our kids”; “The fully unvaccinated kids are always healthier”; “vaccines are causing chronic disease in America”

SOURCE: Steve Kirsch, Twitter

Published: 10 Aug 2023


Flawed preprint based on autopsies inadequate to demonstrate that COVID-19 vaccines caused 74% of those deaths

“Lancet Study on Covid Vaccine Autopsies Finds 74% Were Caused by Vaccine”

SOURCE: Peter McCullough, Will Jones, The Wellness Company, Daily Sceptic

Published: 31 Jul 2023


Lab-grown meat isn’t made of cancerous cells

Cultivated meat is produced using “cancerous and pre-cancerous cells”

SOURCE: TikTok user, TikTok

Published: 15 Jul 2023


Financial analyst David Martin misrepresents studies and patent applications to promote the baseless claim that SARS-CoV-2 was developed as a bioweapon

“SARS is the research developed by humans, weaponizing a life system model to actually attack human beings”

SOURCE: David Martin, International COVID-19 Summit III

Published: 07 Jun 2023


Neurological adverse events are very rare after COVID-19 vaccination and less frequent than after SARS-CoV-2 infection

A study shows that “COVID vaccines could be causing ‘long-term brain damage’”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Leading Report

Published: 22 May 2023


Animal studies included in Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine approval application showed no signs of reproductive toxicity

“COVID Vaccines Were Never Safe for Pregnant Women, Pfizer’s own data show”

SOURCE: David Bell, The Brownstone Institute, Children's Health Defense

Published: 10 May 2023


Peter McCullough makes multiple false, misleading, and unsupported claims about COVID-19 vaccine safety and efficacy in viral podcast

The spike protein induced by COVID-19 vaccines is toxic and causes diseases and deaths; nattokinase can counter these effects

SOURCE: Peter McCullough, X22 Report

Published: 03 May 2023


An ONS study didn’t show that the COVID-19 vaccine caused a higher risk of heart-related deaths in women, contrary to viral claim

“AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine Tripled Deaths in Young Women”

SOURCE: Social media users, The Florida Standard, Twitter

Published: 13 Apr 2023


Social media clips revive false claims by David Icke linking 5G and COVID-19

5G at 60 GHz “stops the human body and blood absorbing oxygen”; this is what doctors are describing in COVID-19 cases

SOURCE: David Icke, London Real

Published: 23 Mar 2023


Clinical trials show no association between the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs and Alzheimer’s or memory loss

“Alzheimer’s disease did not occur 40 years ago”; cholesterol-lowering drugs and diets cause Alzheimer’s

SOURCE: Joel Wallach, Captain's Quarters: Medical Corps

Published: 21 Mar 2023



Are phthalates causing a decline in male fertility?

— 13 Sep 2023

Introduction According to an estimate published by the World Health Organization in April 2023, infertility affects roughly one in six (17.5%) adults of reproductive age worldwide....

What do we know about the safety of bisphenol A in food packaging?

— 13 Feb 2023

SUMMARY Bisphenol A is an industrial chemical that has been used for decades to make certain plastics and resins. These materials are used as a coating in food and drink cans and r...