Reviews of articles from: Daily Mail


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


Daily Mail article provides misleading interpretation on South Korean mask study to imply mask-wearing is dangerous

“Mask study published by NIH suggests N95 Covid masks may expose wearers to dangerous level of toxic compounds linked to seizures and cancer”

SOURCE: Emily Joshu, Daily Mail

Published: 30 Aug 2023


Short identical gene sequence in SARS-CoV-2 and a gene sequence patented by Moderna can be found in other organisms; not evidence that virus was engineered

“scientists find virus contains tiny chunk of DNA that matches sequence patented by Moderna THREE YEARS before pandemic began”

SOURCE: Connor Boyd, Daily Mail

Published: 02 Mar 2022


Claims that a “Johns Hopkins study” showed lockdowns are ineffective at reducing COVID-19 mortality are based on a working paper with questionable methods

“Lockdowns only reduced COVID-19 mortality by .2%, study finds”

SOURCE: Paul Best, Connor Boyd, Gina Martinez, Fox News, Daily Mail

Published: 10 Feb 2022


A new, highly virulent HIV variant named VB variant was indeed identified in the Netherlands

Highly infectious HIV 'VB' variant makes people ill twice as quickly

SOURCE: Emily Craig, Daily Mail

Published: 09 Feb 2022


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

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


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

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