Reviews of articles from: Zero Hedge

CLAIM REVIEWS

Most positive COVID-19 PCR test results are true positives; WHO information notice didn’t change threshold or criteria for a positive COVID-19 test

CLAIM
“WHO Admits High-Cycle PCR Tests Produce COVID False Positives”; the WHO’s new guidance includes lower PCR thresholds

SOURCE: Joseph Mercola, David Samedi, Zero Hedge, Children’s Health Defense

Published: 25 Jan 2021

VERDICT

COVID-19 is more deadly and more contagious than seasonal flu and may also cause long-lasting damage to survivors

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“The coronavirus is no more deadly or dangerous than seasonal flu”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Zero Hedge

Published: 20 Oct 2020

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No evidence that coronavirus genetic sequences were fabricated, contrary to preprint by Li-Meng Yan and colleagues

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Fabricated genetic sequences were used to support the hypothesis that the virus arose naturally

SOURCE: Li-Meng Yan, Zenodo, Zero Hedge, The National Pulse

Published: 16 Oct 2020

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Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier inaccurately claims that the novel coronavirus is man-made and contains genetic material from HIV

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this coronavirus genome contained sequences of another virus […] the HIV virus (AIDS virus)

SOURCE: Luc Montagnier, Gilmore Health News, Zero Hedge

Published: 20 Apr 2020

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No, “HIV insertions” were not identified in the 2019 coronavirus, contrary to claims based on questionable bioinformatics study

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Coronavirus contains 'HIV insertions'

SOURCE: Anonymous, Zero Hedge, InfoWars

Published: 04 Feb 2020

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