Reviews of articles from: Instagram

CLAIM REVIEWS

EUA withdrawal for CDC COVID-19 PCR test is due to the development of newer tests that help save time and resources, not because the test is faulty

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COVID-19 PCR test is inaccurate, will no longer be used; COVID-19 PCR test cannot differentiate between flu and COVID-19

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Published: 26 Jul 2021

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COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective but don’t prevent the disease completely; unvaccinated people place themselves and others at risk as a reservoir for virus spread

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"Remember to get vaccinated or a vaccinated person might get sick from the virus they got vaccinated against because you're not vaccinated"

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Published: 15 Jul 2021

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Preliminary data indicate that COVID-19 vaccines don’t increase the risk of pregnancy-related adverse outcomes

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“82% miscarriage rate among women who got the [COVID-19 vaccine] between 30 days and 20 weeks pregnant.”

SOURCE: Ian Smith, Instagram

Published: 12 Jul 2021

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The World Health Organization states that COVID-19 vaccination for children is less urgent, but doesn’t recommend against it

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“The WHO says children should not receive COVID-19 vaccines”

SOURCE: Instagram user, Instagram

Published: 29 Jun 2021

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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

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“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

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No increased risk of miscarriage from COVID-19 vaccines or other safety concerns for pregnant women or their babies

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"920 Women Lose Their Unborn Babies After Getting Vaccinated"

SOURCE: Shannon Kroner, Instagram

Published: 11 Jun 2021

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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

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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

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

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“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

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

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“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

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Vaccines do provide immunity and can be used to achieve herd immunity

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Vaccines don’t promise immunity and therefore “vaccine herd immunity doesn’t exist”.

SOURCE: Laura Elizabeth, Instagram

Published: 01 May 2021

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