Reviews of articles from: Daily Mail

ARTICLE REVIEWS

Daily Mail article misleads with clickbait headline claiming cowpox-derived virus will “kill every type of cancer”

in Daily Mail, by Zoe Zaczek

“This article substantially overhypes early pre-clinical work with a viral therapy that has not yet been tested in even the earliest stages of human clinical trials. The headline is particularly misleading as I can find only three published papers suggesting the therapy has efficacy in lung, breast and colorectal cancers in cell lines and mouse models only.”

— 20 Nov 2019


CLAIM REVIEWS

Human error in vaccine preparation led to the deaths of two children in Samoa after MMR shot – MMR vaccine itself is safe and effective

CLAIM
"Samoa withdraws vaccine protecting against measles, mumps and rubella after two babies die within minutes of receiving the routine shot"

SOURCE: Lauren Ferri, Daily Mail

Published: 24 Oct 2019

VERDICT

E-cigarettes are less dangerous than smoking, but they are not harmless; long-term health effects remain debated

CLAIM
"While e-cigarettes may have milder effects on the lungs, they are just as bad - if not worse - for the cardiovascular system"

SOURCE: Natalie Rahhal, Daily Mail

Published: 12 Mar 2019

VERDICT