Flora Teoh

Science Editor, Health Feedback

Expertise: Chemotherapy, Candidiasis

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CLAIMS REVIEWED

In spite of evidence to the contrary, Rizza Islam claims that the MMR vaccine is used for depopulation

CLAIM
"The World Health Organization is still pushing this [vaccine] depopulation agenda throughout Africa"

SOURCE: Rizza Islam, Sway’s Universe

Published: 31 Oct 2019

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Vaccines do not cause autism, diabetes or cancer, contrary to Shiv Chopra’s claim

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"All these diseases [...] use [sic] to be rare. Autism use [sic] to be 1 in 10,000. Now it’s 1 in 50. Now, where is it all coming from? Vaccines are doing it."

SOURCE: Shiv Chopra, Natural Nana

Published: 30 Oct 2019

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Human error in vaccine preparation led to the deaths of two children in Samoa after MMR shot – MMR vaccine itself is safe and effective

CLAIM
"Samoa withdraws vaccine protecting against measles, mumps and rubella after two babies die within minutes of receiving the routine shot"

SOURCE: Lauren Ferri, Daily Mail

Published: 24 Oct 2019

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ADHD prevalence in France is similar to that of other developed countries like the US, cultural differences notwithstanding

CLAIM
"These two very different cultures have different ADHD levels in children, in America the rate is 19 percent, and in France, it’s .5% – a half of a percent"

SOURCE: Anonymous, Marilyn Wedge, World's Finest New Recipes, Psychology Today

Published: 21 Oct 2019

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Mandatory vaccination was not “banned” in Sweden because of “serious health concerns” as claimed by multiple outlets

CLAIM
"Sweden Bans Mandatory Vaccinations Over 'Serious Heath [sic] Concerns'"

SOURCE: Baxter Dmitry, Red Ice

Published: 23 Aug 2019

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Sunscreen protects against skin cancer, contrary to widespread claim that it causes cancer

CLAIM
"Recent Study Shows How Sunscreen Causes Cancer, Not the Sun"

SOURCE: Anonymous, Awareness Act, Midlands Directory, Collective Evolution

Published: 21 Aug 2019

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Internet meme inaccurately claims that fruit is injected with HIV-contaminated blood

CLAIM
"a [group] of people is injecting fruits with blood containing HIV and AIDS"

SOURCE: Anonymous, Flops n' Memes

Published: 13 Aug 2019

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Claims that vaccines contain “cancer enzymes” are unfounded, also misleads with one-sided explanation of nagalase function

CLAIM
"vaccines had cancer enzymes in them"

SOURCE: Anonymous, Disclose.tv

Published: 06 Aug 2019

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Claim that ingredients in flu vaccine are known neurotoxins found to be incorrect

CLAIM
"Each of these ingredients [thimerosal, ovalbumin, formaldehyde, sodium deoxycholate] is a known neurotoxin"

SOURCE: Erin Elizabeth, Health Nut News

Published: 31 Jul 2019

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Article wrongly claims that measles vaccine claims more lives than measles infection, misinterprets epidemiological data

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"Measles Vaccines Kill More People than Measles, CDC Data Proves"

SOURCE: Ethan A. Huff, Global Research, Natural News

Published: 03 Jun 2019

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