Reviews of articles from: Facebook

CLAIM REVIEWS

No scientific evidence supports the claim that consuming apple cider vinegar is a rapid and effective long-term weight control approach

CLAIM
Apple cider vinegar and thermogenic supplements are effective for rapid weight loss

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 20 May 2022

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“Fibers” in the iris of the eye aren’t associated with the strength of the immune system

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“You can see the strength of the immune system from looking at the eyes"

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook

Published: 13 May 2022

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The CGG CGG genetic sequence and furin cleavage sites also exist in naturally-occurring viruses; these features aren’t evidence of genetic manipulation

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“the CGG CGG coding [...] does not appear in nature”, this and the furin cleavage site from the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein gene suggests the virus wasn't transmitted from animals to humans

SOURCE: Dan Bongino, Facebook

Published: 06 May 2022

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Persistent myths that HIV was created by the West and that HIV medication causes HIV are both false

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“HIV was an invention created by the West”, people “took the HIV medication and got HIV”, you can “reverse HIV naturally”

SOURCE: Yahdan Yada, Facebook, Instagram

Published: 30 Apr 2022

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Insufficient clinical evidence demonstrating that turmeric cures or prevents cancer

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“turmeric prevents cancer”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Natural Solutions Magazine

Published: 20 Apr 2022

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Comparing SARS-CoV-2 infection rate of vaccinated and unvaccinated populations doesn’t reflect the real COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness

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The SARS-CoV-2 infection rate is higher among vaccinated than unvaccinated in the UK

SOURCE: Gregg Schmedes, Facebook

Published: 13 Apr 2022

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Higher myocarditis risk after COVID-19 than mRNA vaccination; contrary to Peter McCullough’s claim, young persons decrease their risk by getting vaccinated

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“We have 21,000 cases of myocarditis and climbing. […] Under no circumstances, should a young person ever receive one of these vaccines”

SOURCE: Peter McCullough, Instagram, Facebook

Published: 09 Apr 2022

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Current evidence doesn’t indicate that sunscreen ingredients increase the risk of cancer; it shows that unprotected sun exposure does

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“Sunscreens cause cancer, not the sun”; sunscreen and sunless tanning products contain cancer-causing ingredients

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, Instagram

Published: 09 Apr 2022

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Menstrual cycles are natural and regulated by hormones; many mammals apart from humans also menstruate

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“The menstrual cycle isn’t natural”

SOURCE: Facebook Users, Facebook

Published: 08 Apr 2022

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Claim that the antiviral drug remdesivir is killing people is baseless

CLAIM
“Remdesivir is proven to kill lives”

SOURCE: Bryan Ardis, TikTok, Facebook

Published: 05 Apr 2022

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