CLAIM REVIEWS

The current U.S. generation is healthier than previous ones partly because vaccines reduced infectious diseases; childhood immunization schedules are safe, contrary to chiropractor’s claims

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“look at the [vaccination] schedule, we have gotten sicker and sicker”; “the biggest jump in shots came after the 1986 vaccine protection act”

SOURCE: Patrick Flynn, Facebook

Published: 13 Apr 2021

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COVID-19 vaccines are critical for controlling the pandemic; vaccines still offer partial protection against new variants of the virus

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COVID-19 mass vaccination will select for more virulent variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, which will escape vaccine-induced immunity and cause more severe disease

SOURCE: Geert Vanden Bossche, Children’s Health Defense, The HighWire

Published: 23 Mar 2021

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Six residents in a German nursing home died from COVID-19, not from vaccines

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“25% of residents in German nursing home died after Pfizer vaccine”; a team including a soldier in uniform used force to vaccinate residents

SOURCE: Anonymous, Children’s Health Defense

Published: 06 Mar 2021

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Pregnant women can decide whether to receive the COVID-19 vaccine; safety monitoring suggests that COVID-19 vaccines don’t pose any specific risk for pregnant women

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“Health officials push pregnant women to get covid shots, despite known risks”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Children’s Health Defense

Published: 01 Mar 2021

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Misleading to compare the safety of COVID-19 and flu vaccines based solely on VAERS reports; VAERS reports alone cannot demonstrate that a vaccine caused an adverse event

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One person is 300 to 900 times “more likely to die” after getting the COVID-19 vaccine than the flu vaccine; “Adverse events are widely underreported”

SOURCE: Alex Berenson, Twitter, Facebook

Published: 17 Feb 2021

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COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use prevent the disease and are generally safe based on rigorous clinical trials and ongoing monitoring

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“No one can possibly know if the [COVID-19] vaccine is safe and effective because the trial is still underway; “Thousands of people who had the vaccine have died or been seriously injured by it”

SOURCE: Vernon Coleman, Charlie Ward

Published: 11 Feb 2021

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The American Journal of Medicine didn’t recommend hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19; scientific evidence doesn’t show hydroxychloroquine is effective against COVID-19

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The “American Journal of Medicine admit their stand on [hydroxychloroquine] was wrong"; it “published evidence that hydroxychloroquine is effective for preventing COVID-19"

SOURCE: Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit

Published: 03 Feb 2021

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COVID-19 vaccines currently in use stimulate immunity to the same degree as natural infection without exposing the vaccinated person to the risks associated with the disease

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“Merck Scraps COVID Vaccines; Says It’s More Effective To Get The Virus And Recover”

SOURCE: Steve Watson, Summit News

Published: 29 Jan 2021

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Overwhelming weight of scientific evidence demonstrates that vaccines are safe and effective, contrary to claims in video by chiropractor Steve Baker

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There are many reasons to not vaccinate, including vaccine toxicity; “Vaccines don’t prevent transmission”; "Vaccinated kids are not as healthy as unvaccinated kids"

SOURCE: Steven Baker, Facebook

Published: 21 Jan 2021

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Lower flu activity this season likely due to COVID-19 restrictions, increased flu vaccination, and other factors, not to misdiagnosis of flu cases as COVID-19

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"There is no evidence to support the contention that masks would stop influenza while failing to stop COVID”; “Influenza has been renamed COVID-19 in large part”

SOURCE: Daniel Payne, Just the News

Published: 17 Jan 2021

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