Reviews of articles from: Instagram

CLAIM REVIEWS

Contrary to viral Instagram videos, COVID-19 vaccines remain highly effective against severe disease

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Vaccine effectiveness has fallen from 100% to 20%; the early reported vaccine effectiveness figures were lies

SOURCE: Social media users, Instagram

Published: 08 Dec 2022

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Laura Braden’s comments questioning the safety and usefulness of childhood vaccines are unfounded; studies show that the hepatitis B and HPV vaccines are safe

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Vaccines and vitamin K injections given to children are unsafe

SOURCE: Laura Braden, Rumble, Instagram

Published: 25 Nov 2022

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HIV infection is the cause of AIDS; persistent HIV/AIDS denialism relies on false information and is potentially deadly

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“HIV does not cause AIDS”

SOURCE: Judy Mikovits, Instagram

Published: 18 Nov 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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mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 don’t modify humans, and don’t make them patentable or owned by any entities

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“if a human is injected with a GMO it becomes a patented piece of property from the government”, “they take away all your rights with mRNAs”

SOURCE: Instagram Users, TikTok, Instagram

Published: 15 Nov 2022

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Bill and Melinda Gates’ daughter Phoebe Gates is fully vaccinated, including against COVID-19, despite online claims to the contrary

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Phoebe Adele Gates is “unvaccinated, not even [for] childhood vaccines”.

SOURCE: Instagram Users, Instagram

Published: 10 Nov 2022

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Japan preprint on myocarditis used inadequate methods to suggest COVID-19 vaccines cause more myocarditis deaths

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“SARS-CoV-2 vaccination was associated with higher risk of myocarditis death [...] risk of myocarditis following SARS-CoV-2 vaccination may be more serious than that reported previously”

SOURCE: Zachary Stieber, Stephen Hussey, The Epoch Times, Instagram

Published: 03 Nov 2022

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Photos of blood clots removed during embalming don’t show any link with COVID-19 vaccines; blood clotting risk is much higher after COVID-19 than vaccination

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COVID-19 vaccines are linked to an increase in abnormal blood clots observed by embalmers

SOURCE: Matthew Horwood, Twitter, Instagram

Published: 02 Nov 2022

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Abortifacient plants are dangerous, and ineffective as an abortion method

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Plants such as pennyroyal, blue and black cohosh or mugwort are an effective alternative abortion method

SOURCE: Instagram Users, Instagram

Published: 09 Jul 2022

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Cases of severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin in children are unrelated to COVID-19 vaccines

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Cases of acute hepatitis in children are linked to COVID-19 vaccines

SOURCE: Social media users, Instagram, Twitter

Published: 29 Apr 2022

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