Articles tagged with: Vaccine

ARTICLE REVIEWS

Potential role for T cells in COVID-19 immunity accurately reported in National Geographic article

in National Geographic, by Carrie Arnold

— 19 Aug 2020

"The article accurately discusses the recent findings about the presence/relevance of T cell response against COVID-19. Indeed, both arms of adaptive immunity, humoral and cellular..

COVID-19 vaccine candidate by Pittsburgh scientists show promising results in animal studies, but clinical trials still needed before efficacy in humans is known

in Pittsburgh Magazine, by Garret Roberts

— 11 Apr 2020

Scientists who reviewed this article’s scientific credibility found that the reporting was generally accurate. However, they also highlighted a missed opportunity to provide read...

New York Times accurately reports vaccine-derived polio outbreaks caused by low vaccine coverage

in New York Times, by Associated Press

— 02 Dec 2019

"The content of the article is correct: attenuated polio strain type 2 contained in the oral vaccine can – in very rare cases – mutate and cause disease in under-immunized pers..

Article claiming vaccines cause autoimmunity and autism due to fetal DNA contaminants found unsupported and implausible

in Vaccine Impact, by Theresa Deisher

— 09 Jun 2019

"While the letter provides some concerns about the fetal cell-derived DNA contamination in vaccines, it does not provide any actual evidence to support the claims made. The whole h..

CLAIM REVIEWS

COVID-19 vaccines do not modify the human genome and do not involve hydrogels; Hydrogels are not internet-connecting devices

CLAIM
Hydrogels are part of the genome-modifying COVID-19 mRNA vaccines' delivery system. Hydrogels will connect you to the internet.

SOURCE: Facebook User, Facebook

Published: 25 Sep 2020

VERDICT

Adequate immunization and improved sanitation together protect against infection from both wild and vaccine-derived poliovirus

CLAIM
“UN Forced to Admit Gates-funded Vaccine is Causing Polio Outbreak in Africa"

SOURCE: Anonymous, 21st Century Wire

Published: 10 Sep 2020

VERDICT

A person’s response to vaccination is not associated with birthmarks or the presence of mutations in a gene involved with vitamin B9 production

CLAIM
Birthmarks are indicators of the MTHFR gene; “When people have MTHFR their chances of vaccine reactions increase because they cannot detox the toxins from the vaccines”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 03 Sep 2020

VERDICT

Vaccines undergo strict safety testing before they are licensed for use in the U.S. and many other countries; no validity to the claim of a 33% “death rate” from COVID-19 vaccine

CLAIM
“Would you take a vaccine with a 33% death rate to feel safe from a virus with a .06% death rate?”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 15 Aug 2020

VERDICT

Contrary to claim in viral Facebook post, the flu vaccine does work and certain types of cancers can be cured

CLAIM
“Can't make a vaccine that works for influenza. No vaccine for RSV. Can't cure cancer. But they sure as shit can make a vaccine in 6 months for an illness that they STILL don't understand”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 09 Aug 2020

VERDICT

Infant deaths did not decrease during the pandemic due to a reduced use of vaccines; vaccines are not associated with sudden infant death syndrome

CLAIM
Vaccines are a cause of sudden infant death death syndrome; infant deaths decreased dramatically during the lockdown, when the number of vaccines administered was reduced

SOURCE: Mark Blaxill, Amy Becker, Health Choice, Children’s Health Defense

Published: 17 Jul 2020

VERDICT

Contrary to popular claim on social media, RNA vaccines do not alter our DNA

CLAIM
“Bill Gates explains that the COVID vaccine will use experimental technology and permanently alter your DNA”

SOURCE: Alex Pietrowski, Facebook users, Waking Times

Published: 30 Jun 2020

VERDICT

No, Bill Gates is not funding COVID-19 vaccines as a way to conduct global surveillance or to depopulate the world

CLAIM
Bill Gates, founder of harmful vaccination campaigns in developing countries, now plans to use COVID-19 vaccines to surveil the population

SOURCE: Ty & Charlene Bollinger, The Truth About Cancer

Published: 24 Jun 2020

VERDICT

Article inaccurately claims that coronavirus vaccine by Oxford researchers caused animal test subjects to develop COVID-19

CLAIM
"Bill Gates’ shoddily-hastened vaccine has been determined to make all animal test subjects get COVID-19 when exposed to the virus"

SOURCE: Anonymous, Montana Daily Gazette

Published: 08 Jun 2020

VERDICT

Significant methodological flaws in a 2020 study claiming to show unvaccinated children are healthier

CLAIM
Vaccinated children are more likely to have adverse health outcomes like developmental delays, asthma, and ear infections compared to unvaccinated children.

SOURCE: Brian Hooker, Neil Miller, Children’s Health Defense

Published: 04 Jun 2020

VERDICT

INSIGHTS

“Plandemic: Indoctornation” video rehashes debunked claims and conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines

— 20 Aug 2020

Plandemic is a pseudo-documentary produced by American filmmaker Mikki Willis, whose first instalment was published in May 2020. Featuring an interview with anti-vaccination activi...

Computing Forever interview with Dolores Cahill contains numerous inaccuracies about COVID-19 and vaccines

— 22 May 2020

This video, first published on 11 May 2020, features an interview between Dave Cullen, also known as Computing Forever on YouTube, and Dolores Cahill, a professor at University Col...

“Plandemic” vignette featuring anti-vaccination activist Judy Mikovits contains numerous false and unsupported claims about COVID-19

— 08 May 2020

This video is the first in a series of vignettes preceding a movie titled “Plandemic”. First published on 5 May 2020, it quickly went viral on Facebook, with more than 2.2 mill...

How we know vaccines don’t cause autism – and why this belief persists

— 26 Mar 2019

The claim that “vaccines cause autism” first received its scientific backing by Andrew Wakefield’s now-retracted study in The Lancet, published in 1998. The study...