Articles tagged with: SARS-CoV-2

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The spread of COVID-19 is not related in any way to the deployment of 5G

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“5G plays a part in this ‘plandemic’” ... The cases of COVID-19 are “directly related to electromagnetic radiation exposure by 5G”

SOURCE: Dee McLachlan, Gumshoe News

Published: 29 May 2020

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Hand-held UV lights sold online to kill microbes are effective only in specific conditions and can be unsafe when used improperly

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UV-C lamps “kill 99.99% of all bacteria, viruses, and mold” on “any surface you want to disinfect” ... “in ten seconds”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Super Charged UV-c

Published: 28 May 2020

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The main cause of death in COVID-19 patients is respiratory insufficiency arising from viral pneumonia, not clotting disorder as claimed in viral social media posts

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"Autopsies performed by the Italian pathologists [have] shown that [COVID-19] is not pneumonia but it is disseminated intravascular coagulation"

SOURCE: Chinonyerem Emmanuella, Facebook users, GistFlash, Facebook

Published: 26 May 2020

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Mortality in the U.S. noticeably increased during the first months of 2020 compared to previous years

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The U.S. is not losing “tons more lives in 2020” compared to 2019 (18,433) ... the increase is virtually non-existent

SOURCE: Candace Owens, Twitter, Facebook

Published: 22 May 2020

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The first SARS-CoV-2 infections in humans occurred during fall 2019, but not enough evidence exists to confirm a global spread before early 2020

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“Coronavirus quickly spread around the world as early as October 2019”

SOURCE: Hashem Al-Ghaili, Facebook

Published: 19 May 2020

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No evidence that using a face mask helps coronavirus enter the brain, contrary to claim by Russell Blaylock

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"New evidence shows wearing face mask can help coronavirus enter the brain and pose more health risk, warn expert"

SOURCE: Russell Blaylock, Anonymous, The Science Times, Technocracy

Published: 19 May 2020

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Contrary to claims in viral social media posts, the novel coronavirus was not man-made nor patented before outbreak

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The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was lab-created and patented; SARS-CoV-2 is not a new virus; COVID-19 pandemic was man-made and planned

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook, Twitter

Published: 15 May 2020

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Wearing face masks does not cause hypercapnia or affect the immune system

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Wearing face masks can cause carbon dioxide toxicity; can weaken immune system

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 13 May 2020

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Bakersfield physicians underestimate COVID-19 mortality using flawed statistics; wrongly claim sheltering in place causes weak immune system

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You have a 0.03[%] chance of dying from [COVID-19] in the state of California. [...] it’s similar to the flu.

SOURCE: Daniel Erickson, Artin Massihi, Youtube, Facebook

Published: 04 May 2020

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Claim that hydroxychloroquine-azithromycin improves COVID-19 recovery is unsupported at this stage

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By administering hydroxychloroquine combined with azithromycin, they were able to observe an improvement in all cases, except in one patient

SOURCE: Anonymous, Tech Startups

Published: 01 May 2020

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