Reviews of articles from: YouTube

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Public information film on coronavirus allegedly from the 1970s is a parody published in 2020

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A public information film on the coronavirus was released in the 1970s

SOURCE: Social media users, YouTube

Published: 28 Nov 2023

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Marty Makary relies on misleading and unsubstantiated claims to accuse U.S. government of spreading misinformation

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The U.S. government spread misinformation that vaccinated immunity was far greater than natural immunity, that masks were effective, that myocarditis was more common after the infection than the vaccine

SOURCE: Marty Makary, YouTube, Facebook

Published: 26 Oct 2023

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COVID-19 vaccines aren’t associated with an increase in excess deaths, contrary to claim by John Campbell

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There is more excess mortality in countries with higher level of COVID-19 vaccination

SOURCE: John Campbell, YouTube

Published: 11 Oct 2023

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Posts misrepresent CDC risk assessment of new SARS-CoV-2 variant BA.2.86; COVID-19 vaccines don’t increase the risk of infection

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With the new BA.2.86 variant, “We’re in a situation where vaccination, according to the CDC, increases the likelihood of infection”

SOURCE: John Campbell, YouTube

Published: 04 Sep 2023

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Swiss study doesn’t show that Moderna COVID-19 mRNA vaccine is dangerous for the heart, John Campbell and The Gateway Pundit exaggerated the study’s conclusions

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“1 in 35 people showed signs of heart damage after taking the Moderna COVID19 vaccine”; it is a “kill shot”; taking “this kind of risk, it’s just complete madness”

SOURCE: John Campbell, Jim Hoft, YouTube, The Gateway Pundit

Published: 08 Aug 2023

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No imminent avian flu pandemic is being staged by Bill Gates or the WHO; claim by Redacted YouTube channel misrepresented sources

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Bill Gates and health agencies are staging a new pandemic specifically targeting children; it might already be here according to the WHO or the UK government

SOURCE: Clayton Morris, Natali Morris, YouTube

Published: 02 Aug 2023

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Analysis of adverse event variation between Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine batches doesn’t indicate safety problems, contrary to claim by John Campbell

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Danish researchers show high rates of side effects from Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, indicating problems with safety

SOURCE: John Campbell, Vibeke Manniche, YouTube

Published: 12 Jul 2023

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COVID-19 vaccines not responsible for Thai princess’ collapse; the country isn’t revisiting its contract with Pfizer

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Thai princess “most likely a victim of the jab”, Thailand “could become the first country in the world to nullify the contract between the government and Pfizer”

SOURCE: Clayton Morris, YouTube

Published: 10 Jul 2023

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Flawed comparison of cancer mortality between fluoridated and non-fluoridated U.S. cities doesn’t provide sufficient evidence that fluoride causes cancer

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Rise in cancer after water fluoridation was introduced shows fluoride causes cancer; “Fluoride amounts to public murder on a grand scale”

SOURCE: Dean Burk, Facebook, YouTube

Published: 22 May 2023

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Sugar isn’t inherently cancer-causing; no evidence that removing sugar from diet cures cancer

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Sugar causes cancer; eliminating sugar from the diet can cure cancer

SOURCE: Mark Hyman, Barbara O'Neill, The School of Greatness

Published: 05 May 2023

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