Reviews of articles from: Substack

CLAIM REVIEWS

No, a study from Denmark didn’t find that COVID-19 vaccines make people more prone to infection; biases in the study likely led to underestimated vaccine effectiveness

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“Danish researchers [...] found protection against Omicron turned negative three months after the second dose”

SOURCE: Alex Berenson, Substack

Published: 17 Jan 2022

VERDICT

The scientific evidence shows that COVID-19 vaccination reduces the risk of infection and mortality; analysis of cases and deaths from 145 countries is methodologically flawed

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"New big data study of 145 countries show COVID vaccines makes things worse (cases and deaths)"

SOURCE: Steve Kirsch, Substack

Published: 12 Jan 2022

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The benefits of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for children outweigh the low risks, unlike what Robert Malone claimed

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mRNA vaccines force “your child’s body to make toxic spike proteins. These proteins often cause permanent damage in children’s critical organs”; “there is no benefit for your children or your family to be vaccinating your children”

SOURCE: Robert Malone, Substack

Published: 20 Dec 2021

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Claim that the COVID-19 vaccine is riskier than the disease for children is based on an economist’s incorrect calculation of the metric “number needed to vaccinate”

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“more children will die from the vaccine than will die from COVID in the first place and there’s proof”

SOURCE: Toby Rogers, Substack

Published: 26 Nov 2021

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Claim that previously infected people don’t transmit COVID-19 is unsupported, originates from misinterpretation of CDC’s FOIA response

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Previously infected individuals who get reinfected don’t transmit the virus to others; previous infection provides “better protection” than vaccination and this immunity “does not wane”

SOURCE: Aaron Siri, Cristina Laila, Substack, Gateway Pundit

Published: 24 Nov 2021

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Claim that French study showed long COVID doesn’t exist misinterprets the study and fails to account for its limitations

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Long COVID is “mostly a mental disease”; the condition long COVID is solely due to a person’s belief, not actual disease; long COVID doesn’t exist

SOURCE: Anonymous, Substack

Published: 13 Nov 2021

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There is no evidence that luciferase is an ingredient in the COVID-19 vaccines

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Luciferase is in the COVID-19 vaccines to tag and track people

SOURCE: Emerald Robinson, Substack

Published: 11 Nov 2021

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