ARTICLE REVIEWS

CNN article accurately reports an increased risk of heart attack from cannabis use in young people, but lacks context on difference between absolute and relative risk

in CNN, by Megan Marples

— 21 Sep 2021

"Yes, it’s true that the data suggest a “doubling” of risk for cardiac problems in cannabis users, but the article confuses “absolute” risk and “relative” risk. Those..

CLAIM REVIEWS

Viral videos on Facebook promote unproven cancer cures; no evidence that pharmaceutical companies and the U.S. FDA are hiding the cure for cancer

CLAIM
Turmeric, ketogenic diet, ozone therapy, megadoses of vitamin C and adaptogens are cures for cancer that have been suppressed for four decades

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook

Published: 24 Dec 2022

VERDICT

Laura Braden’s comments questioning the safety and usefulness of childhood vaccines are unfounded; studies show that the hepatitis B and HPV vaccines are safe

CLAIM
Vaccines and vitamin K injections given to children are unsafe

SOURCE: Laura Braden, Rumble, Instagram

Published: 25 Nov 2022

VERDICT

Little clinical evidence supports the use of high-dose intravenous vitamin C to treat cancer

CLAIM
Intravenous vitamin C specifically kills only cancer cells and not healthy cells

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, TikTok

Published: 11 Oct 2022

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Little clinical evidence supports the use of papaya seeds to treat intestinal parasites

CLAIM
“Papaya seeds contain compounds that naturally kill parasites”

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, TikTok

Published: 29 Sep 2022

VERDICT

No clinical evidence supports using cannabis to treat cancer or other conditions, although specific chemicals found in cannabis can be medically useful

CLAIM
Cannabis can treat cancer, PTSD, seizures, anxiety, glaucoma, and depression

SOURCE: Drug Possession Laws, Facebook

Published: 09 Sep 2022

VERDICT

No evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause “fibrous lung clots”, contrary to claim by Jane Ruby

CLAIM
COVID-19 vaccines cause fibrous clots in the lungs and blood vessels

SOURCE: Jane Ruby, Dr. Jane Ruby Show

Published: 01 May 2022

VERDICT

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are safe; they don’t alter our DNA and aren’t subjected to federal regulation on bioweapons

CLAIM
“We are allowing human organisms to become bioweapon factories”

SOURCE: Stew Peters, David Martin, Stew Peters Show

Published: 01 Apr 2022

VERDICT

No evidence that the low COVID-19 case rate in Sweden is due to herd immunity; vaccines don’t lead to new variants of SARS-CoV-2

CLAIM
“Sweden obliterates the lie of ‘vaccines’ as ticket to ending pandemic”; mass vaccination create vaccine-mediated viral enhancement

SOURCE: Daniel Horowitz, The Blaze

Published: 29 Nov 2021

VERDICT

Article misrepresents WHO guidance regarding vaccination at schools; the WHO recommends that parents must be informed about the vaccination

CLAIM
The WHO considers a child's presence at school alone to be sufficient as informed consent for vaccination

SOURCE: Pam Vernon, Signs of the Times

Published: 14 Nov 2021

VERDICT

There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines contain graphene or parasites

CLAIM
COVID-19 vaccines contain graphene and living organisms made of aluminum

SOURCE: Carrie Madej, Franc Zalewski, Stew Peters Show

Published: 21 Oct 2021

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INSIGHTS

Authorization of bivalent COVID-19 boosters is based on scientific evidence of their safety and effectiveness

— 07 Nov 2022

image credit The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Publich Health SUMMARY In August 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized bivalent COVID-19 vaccine formulati...

What has been the effect of the pandemic on the suicide rate of the U.S. population?

— 21 Jun 2021

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic prompted countries everywhere to take measures to reduce the spread of the disease. One of these measures, which has proven to be effective (as c...