Aaron Bernstein

Associate Director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment

The Science Feedback team


Vaccinated people are less likely to die from the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 compared to unvaccinated people; viral claim misinterpreted PHE report

“You are more likely to die from the Delta variant if you have been vaccinated”

SOURCE: Anonymous, We Love Trump

Published: 16 Jul 2021


There is no evidence that the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 has a lower fatality rate than the wild-type virus

The fatality rate of the Delta variant of COVID-19 is lower than the original variant

SOURCE: Dan Bongino, Alan Jones, Craig Kelly, The Dan Bongino Show, Sky News Australia

Published: 09 Jul 2021


COVID-19 PCR tests are highly sensitive and specific for the virus SARS-CoV-2; the majority of positive results are true positives; there is no evidence that budesonide or HCQ are useful as COVID-19 treatments

Models that predicted that COVID-19 would cause 2.2 million deaths in the U.S. were intentionally false; treatments that are 100% effective are being banned for false reasons

SOURCE: Clay Clark, Rob Marsh, Richard Bartlett, Keith Rose, American Media Periscope

Published: 01 Jun 2021