Reviews of articles by: Instagram users

CLAIM REVIEWS

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing illness and death; rare infections in vaccinated people can still occur, as seen in the Celebrity Millennium cruise

CLAIM
“Passengers on first fully vaccinated [...] cruise ship test positive for COVID-19. Almost like the shot is useless.”

SOURCE: Instagram users, Instagram

Published: 17 Jun 2021

VERDICT

COVID-19 vaccines don’t contain magnetic ingredients; dose volume is too small to contain any device able to hold a magnet through the skin

CLAIM
COVID-19 vaccines contain metals or microchips that cause magnets to attach to the arm of vaccinated people

SOURCE: Facebook users, Instagram users, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Published: 20 May 2021

VERDICT

Deaths are attributed to COVID-19 according to clinical symptoms and diagnosis; deaths that occur after vaccination are systematically reported and investigated

CLAIM
“If you die within 20 days of testing positive for [COVID-19][...], you’ll be counted as a COVID death.”; vaccines are systematically dismissed as a possible cause of death.

SOURCE: Instagram Users, Instagram

Published: 10 May 2021

VERDICT

Scientific evidence demonstrates that COVID-19 and the virus that causes it exist and are different from the flu

CLAIM
“We found no COVID-19 in any of the 1,500 [COVID-19-positive] samples” but influenza A and B; “what we're dealing with is just another flu strain like every year. COVID 19 does not exist and is fictitious”

SOURCE: Instagram users, Instagram

Published: 06 May 2021

VERDICT

COVID-19 vaccines don’t cause herpes infections; a possible association with the reactivation of herpes zoster in patients with rheumatic diseases remains unconfirmed

CLAIM
“Herpes infections may be a side effect of a COVID-19 vaccine”

SOURCE: Jackie Salo, Instagram/Facebook users, New York Post, Instagram/Facebook

Published: 26 Apr 2021

VERDICT

Face masks, handwashing, and vaccination do not weaken the immune system, and are effective measures to reduce the spread of infectious diseases

CLAIM
Public health measures aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19 including face masks, vaccines, and frequent handwashing “suppress our immune systems”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Instagram

Published: 26 Nov 2020

VERDICT