CLAIM REVIEWS

There is no evidence that dietary supplements containing zinc and a zinc ionophore, such as the one promoted by Vladimir Zelenko, are effective against COVID-19

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Zinc supplements can protect against COVID-19; Zinc “kills the virus” and zinc ionophores are a “a zinc delivery system” that “allows zinc to go from outside the cell to inside the cell”

SOURCE: Vladimir Zelenko, Gateway Pundit

Published: 18 Jan 2022

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Contrary to claim in Washington Times op-ed, COVID-19 shots meet the definition of a vaccine

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“COVID-19 shots are not vaccines” because they don’t “prevent one from becoming infected”

SOURCE: Michael McKenna, Washington Times

Published: 07 Jan 2022

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Clip of Anthony Fauci discussing potential vaccine safety concerns is from March 2020; current scientific evidence shows COVID-19 vaccines reduce risk of infection and serious illness

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“Dr. Fauci opens up the possibility that the COVID-19 vaccine could be making people more likely to be infected by the virus”, “a vaccine that looked good in initial safety actually made people worse”

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn

Published: 15 Dec 2021

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Natural News, others jump to conclusions unsupported by the study they cite to claim COVID-19 vaccines destroy the immune system and cause cancer

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COVID-19 vaccine spike proteins accumulate in the nucleus of cells, “destroy DNA repair pathways, paving the way for CANCER” and “destroy the immune system”

SOURCE: Ethan A. Huff, Natural News

Published: 26 Nov 2021

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Pfizer CEO’s wife didn’t die from vaccine complications; Myriam Bourla is alive and well

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“Wife of Pfizer’s CEO dies after complications from the vaccine”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Conservative Beaver

Published: 15 Nov 2021

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There is no evidence that luciferase is an ingredient in the COVID-19 vaccines

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Luciferase is in the COVID-19 vaccines to tag and track people

SOURCE: Emerald Robinson, Substack

Published: 11 Nov 2021

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An investigation found no evidence that deaths of HIV-positive foster children enrolled in AIDS drug trials were caused by trial medication, contrary to recent claims

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“[Anthony Fauci] Funded Experimenting With AIDS Orphans…25 Died”

SOURCE: Steven Ahle, Unite America First

Published: 02 Nov 2021

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Vaccination enhances immunity in people who previously had COVID-19; little evidence for claim that the Amish community in Lancaster County, PA, have herd immunity

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“All the Amish know we got herd immunity”, “We all got the Covid, so why would you get a vaccine?”

SOURCE: Sharyl Attkisson, Full Measure

Published: 13 Oct 2021

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Contrary to claims in a LifeSiteNews article, COVID-19 vaccination makes it less likely for someone to get COVID-19

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"If you get the Pfizer vax, you’re more likely to get COVID"

SOURCE: Patrick Delaney, LifeSiteNews

Published: 09 Oct 2021

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1996 paper is about human evolution, not potential for genius

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“Black Africans possess more DNA series than any other group on earth”; The more DNA series you have, the greater your potential for genius”; “they copyrighted that study, to hide that truth”

SOURCE: Facebook Users , Facebook

Published: 17 Sep 2021

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