Reviews of articles from: Facebook

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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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The CDC reports more than 2.9 million deaths in the U.S. in 2020; there were at least 377,000 more deaths in 2020 compared to previous years

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the number of deaths in America in 2020 was not greater than that in 2019

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook, Twitter

Published: 07 Jan 2021

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Nashville bomber died in the explosion, not from COVID-19

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“Nashville bomber died from COVID-19”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 05 Jan 2021

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The virus that causes COVID-19 exists and was identified and isolated multiple times by independent research groups

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“The COVID-19 virus does not exist”; “The virus has never been isolated”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 01 Jan 2021

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Nurse who fainted after getting Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has a history of fainting episodes; does not mean the vaccine is unsafe

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Nurse faints after getting a COVID-19 vaccine

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 21 Dec 2020

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The Krippin virus in “I Am Legend” was intended as a cancer cure, not used as a vaccine

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“Remember, in ‘I Am Legend,’ the sickness didn’t make the zombies. The vaccination did.”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook

Published: 15 Dec 2020

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The COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech is comprised of ingredients standard in many vaccines, including mRNA, lipids, sucrose, and salts

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The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine contains mRNA encoding the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, lipids, sucrose, and salts.

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 14 Dec 2020

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Cases of Bell’s palsy and death observed during Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine clinical trials were within expected background range of general population

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COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech caused Bell’s palsy and deaths

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook, Health and Money News

Published: 11 Dec 2020

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Dozens of clinical trials ongoing to investigate whether vitamin D prevents COVID-19; no firm evidence yet

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“Vitamin D insufficiency [...] may account for the majority of COVID-19 deaths”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 04 Dec 2020

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COVID-19 vaccine candidates are rigorously tested for safety during clinical trials, unlike thalidomide; misleading to equate the two

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“Thalidomide was a rapid approved drug introduced in 1957 to counteract nausea and insomnia in pregnant women. It was [...] withdrawn in 1962 due to malformations in newborns [...] Be very careful with what’s coming.”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook, Twitter

Published: 04 Dec 2020

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