CLAIM REVIEWS

The film “Died Suddenly” rehashes debunked claims and conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 vaccines

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COVID-19 vaccines are linked to abnormal blood clotting, sudden deaths, world depopulation

SOURCE: Richard Hirschman, Theresa Long, Steve Kirsch, Stew Peters Network

Published: 29 Nov 2022

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Face masks don’t cause hypercapnia or blood acidity; no evidence indicates that these conditions increase cancer risk

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Face masks cause hypercapnia and blood acidity, which might increase cancer risk

SOURCE: Christina Parks, America's Frontline Doctors

Published: 24 Nov 2022

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Death of a four-year-old boy in Argentina was due to lung infection, contrary to social media posts implying vaccination was the cause

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Death of 4 years old poster boy for vaccination campaign is linked to COVID-19 vaccine

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, Instagram

Published: 17 Nov 2022

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The presence of titanium dioxide in face masks hasn’t been associated with toxicity or any health problems

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Face masks contain a “cancer-causing compound”; “exposure to titanium dioxide ‘systematically exceeded the acceptable exposure level to TiO2 by inhalation’”

SOURCE: Joseph Mercola, Children's Health Defense

Published: 15 Nov 2022

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Clinical trial by Moderna found no safety concerns with the COVID-19 vaccine in toddlers, contrary to claim by Joseph Ladapo

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According to Moderna themselves: Serious adverse events affected 1 in 200 toddlers. But they still concluded the mRNA vaccine was safe in children

SOURCE: Joseph Ladapo, Twitter

Published: 05 Nov 2022

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Photos of blood clots removed during embalming don’t show any link with COVID-19 vaccines; blood clotting risk is much higher after COVID-19 than vaccination

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COVID-19 vaccines are linked to an increase in abnormal blood clots observed by embalmers

SOURCE: Matthew Horwood, Twitter, Instagram

Published: 02 Nov 2022

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COVID-19 vaccine boosters reduce the risk of infection and hospitalization; they don’t increase the risk, contrary to claims of vaccines’ “negative efficacy”

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A study by Kaiser Permanente “shows negative efficacy of the shots against all variants within 150 days”; “the more you inject, the more you infect”

SOURCE: Daniel Horowitz, Conservative Review

Published: 23 Oct 2022

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Type 2 diabetes is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s, but evidence so far doesn’t show that diabetes causes Alzheimer’s

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“Alzheimer’s most of the time is preventable. It’s not genetic, and it’s type 3 diabetes, which is insulin resistance of the brain”

SOURCE: Social media users, TikTok, Facebook

Published: 15 Oct 2022

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Charlie Kirk’s video listing reasons to oppose COVID-19 vaccines contains multiple incorrect, misleading, and unsupported statements

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COVID-19 vaccines were “rushed into market”; VAERS shows an “unusual spike in vaccine adverse events”; unvaccinated people aren't a threat to vaccinated people

SOURCE: Charlie Kirk, The Charlie Kirk Show

Published: 08 Oct 2022

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Article by cardiologist Aseem Malhotra made unsupported claims about the benefits and risks of COVID-19 vaccination

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mRNA COVID-19 vaccines might do more harm than good

SOURCE: Aseem Malhotra, Journal of Insulin Resistance

Published: 06 Oct 2022

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