Reviews of articles from: YouTube

CLAIM REVIEWS

Monkeypox outbreak triggers conspiracy theories on social media claiming that it was planned or incorrectly linking it to COVID-19 vaccines

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Monkeypox is caused by COVID-19 vaccines; a 2021 tabletop exercise portraying a monkeypox pandemic is evidence that global leaders planned the outbreak; the monkeypox vaccine was “ready” before the outbreak

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube

Published: 26 May 2022

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Pfizer’s confidential document shows adverse events reported following vaccination; it doesn’t demonstrate that the vaccine caused the events or is unsafe

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Safety surveillance data in the Pfizer’s document shows harmful effects of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

SOURCE: Liz Wheeler, John Campbell, Social media users, Children's Health Defense, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram

Published: 11 Mar 2022

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There is no evidence of U.S.-funded bioweapon labs in Ukraine; claims to the contrary misrepresent the U.S. Cooperative Threat Reduction Program

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There are U.S.-funded bioweapon labs in countries surrounding Russia; “Pentagon Funded Bio-Weapons Labs in the Ukraine”

SOURCE: Social media users, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook

Published: 11 Mar 2022

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Ivermectin wasn’t shown to be more effective than remdesivir, contrary to claim by John Campbell

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“In other words, you're about 70 percent less likely to die if you take ivermectin compared to taking remdesivir”

SOURCE: John Campbell, YouTube

Published: 10 Mar 2022

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Family physician Daniel Stock repeated previously debunked misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, treatments, and control strategies in a Mount Vernon School Board Meeting

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Face masks don’t reduce the spread of respiratory infections; COVID-19 vaccines are ineffective, and may lead to more severe disease; ivermectin, vitamin D, and zinc are effective COVID-19 treatments

SOURCE: Daniel Stock, YouTube

Published: 13 Aug 2021

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COVID-19 vaccines were tested in animals and clinical trials before receiving authorization; vaccinated people aren’t dying at a higher rate than unvaccinated people

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COVID-19 vaccines skipped animal testing; COVID-19 vaccines weren’t tested in humans before being released to the public; COVID-19 vaccines are unsafe

SOURCE: Angelina Farella, Bob Hall, YouTube, Facebook

Published: 18 May 2021

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Not all coronaviruses are seasonal, contrary to pathologist Ryan Cole’s claim; COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing illness

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Coronaviruses are all seasonal and go away on their own, including those that cause SARS and MERS; ivermectin is effective for preventing and treating COVID-19; COVID-19 vaccines are “gene therapy”, don’t give immunity or prevent transmission

SOURCE: Ryan Cole, Instagram, YouTube, Bitchute

Published: 04 Apr 2021

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Bill Gates quoted out of context about injecting kids with genetically modified organisms in discussion on GM crops

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Bill Gates stated that 'We’re taking things that are genetically modified organisms, and we’re injecting them into little kids’ arms; we just shoot them right into the vein'

SOURCE: Anonymous, YouTube

Published: 26 Mar 2021

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Ivermectin isn’t a highly effective drug for treating COVID-19

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Ivermectin reduces the risk of death from COVID-19

SOURCE: Tess Lawrie, YouTube

Published: 22 Mar 2021

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There is no evidence supporting the claim that preexisting T cell immunity reduces COVID-19 mortality and infection rate; such cross-reactive T cells predate the pandemic

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“the reason why the death rate is so low is because our body has another way to create immunity that goes beyond just the antibodies, it’s called the memory T cells”

SOURCE: Eric Berg, YouTube

Published: 06 Nov 2020

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