Articles tagged with: Correction

ARTICLE REVIEWS

People who do not show symptoms can contribute to significant COVID-19 transmission, contrary to CNBC report

in CNBC, by William Feuer, Noah Higgins-Dunn

— 10 Jun 2020

there is already “abundant data” showing that people who are not showing symptoms—which could include asymptomatic, presymptomatic, and paucisymptomatic individuals—compris...

Daily Mail article misleads with clickbait headline claiming cowpox-derived virus will “kill every type of cancer”

in Daily Mail, by Zoe Zaczek

— 20 Nov 2019

"This article substantially overhypes early pre-clinical work with a viral therapy that has not yet been tested in even the earliest stages of human clinical trials. The headline i..

2018’s most popular health article promoting cannabis’ safety found to be biased and misleading

in urhealthguide, by John Regan

— 20 Dec 2018

“The article fails to point out that only very limited, low-quality evidence supports the use of cannabis for treating chronic pain. The article also fails to describe the potent...

CLAIM REVIEWS

People who do not show COVID-19 symptoms can and do transmit it to others; physical distancing and face masks effectively reduce the risk of transmission

CLAIM
The WHO stated that asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is “very rare”, therefore physical distancing and face masks are not necessary

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 14 Jun 2020

VERDICT

Vaccines do not cause neurological damage, aluminum levels in vaccines are safe

CLAIM
Aluminum in vaccines causes neurological damage and autism

SOURCE: Arjun Walia, Facebook users, Collective Evolution

Published: 24 Mar 2020

VERDICT

Scientific evidence indicates virus that causes COVID-19 infection is of natural origin, not the result of human engineering

CLAIM
evidence points to SARS-CoV-2 research being carried out at the Wuhan Institute of Virology

SOURCE: Steven W. Mosher, New York Post, Daily Wire, InfoWars

Published: 05 Mar 2020

VERDICT

Overwhelming scientific evidence shows that smoking causes lung cancer, instead of protecting against it

CLAIM
Smoking may protect lungs from cancer

SOURCE: Grayson Black, NewsPunch

Published: 12 Feb 2020

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No conclusive evidence links consumption of bats with the 2019 coronavirus outbreak

CLAIM
Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak linked to eating bats

SOURCE: Emma Parker, Gemma Mullin, Paul Joseph Watson, Daily Star, The Sun, InfoWars

Published: 26 Jan 2020

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. misrepresents WHO causality assessment for adverse events following vaccination, wrongly claims it enables cover-up of vaccine deaths

CLAIM
[It] is nearly impossible to categorize post-vaccine deaths as vaccine-related

SOURCE: Baxter Dmitry, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Children's Health Defense, NewsPunch

Published: 15 Oct 2019

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Claim that “flu shots are killing elderly citizens in record numbers” based on misinterpreted study

CLAIM
Flu shots are killing elderly citizens in record numbers

SOURCE: Sean Adl-Tabatabai, NewsPunch, Your News Wire

Published: 09 Sep 2019

VERDICT

Claims of curcumin cancer cure are premature and unsubstantiated

CLAIM
Science just confirmed eating turmeric every day could ‘reverse cancer’

SOURCE: Anonymous, Get Holistic Health, Natural News

Published: 17 Jun 2019

VERDICT

Marijuana has significant health risks, contrary to claims by Internet meme

CLAIM
Marijuana is non-addictive, cures cancer, and grows brain cells

SOURCE: Anonymous, Truth Teller

Published: 25 Apr 2019

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