Reviews of articles from: Facebook

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Sweetgum balls don’t contain Tamiflu’s active ingredient and there’s no evidence of an antiviral effect against COVID-19

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Sweetgum balls contain the same active ingredient that Tamiflu contains, which is shikimic acid; It kills viruses including SARS-CoV-2

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, TikTok

Published: 27 Jan 2023

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Excess deaths in the U.K. remain below the pandemic peak and aren’t linked to COVID-19 vaccines

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More people are dying now than at the peak of the pandemic; the COVID-19 vaccines are the cause of the excess deaths seen in late 2022

SOURCE: Antony Newby, Facebook

Published: 13 Jan 2023

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The Hoxsey herbal mixture doesn’t cure cancer

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Harry Hoxsey’s herbal therapy effectively cures cancer

SOURCE: Facebook Users, Facebook

Published: 29 Dec 2022

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

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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

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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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COVID-19 and influenza are different diseases caused by different viruses

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the 2.8 millions who died of COVID in 2020 can be due to the flu and pneumonia

SOURCE: Facebook Users, Facebook

Published: 04 Nov 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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Little clinical evidence supports the use of high-dose intravenous vitamin C to treat cancer

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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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Biden’s 2021 remarks on the role of COVID-19 vaccines in hurricane preparedness misrepresented in social media posts

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President Joe Biden told people to get vaccinated to protect themselves from hurricanes

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, TikTok

Published: 07 Oct 2022

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The amount of potassium chloride in Dasani bottled water is safe and won’t cause cardiac arrest

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“Potassium chloride actually causes cardiac arrest […] and we’re drinking it in Dasani water.”

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, TikTok

Published: 05 Oct 2022

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