Articles tagged with: COVID-19

ARTICLE REVIEWS

Washington Times article by Robert Malone and Peter Navarro relies on inaccurate and unsubstantiated claims about virus evolution, vaccine immunity, and COVID-19 vaccine safety

in Washington Times, by Robert Malone and Peter Navarro

— 15 Ago 2021

"This article has inaccuracies throughout with a clear view to push an anti-vaccine agenda. The picture depicting a skull with eyes and nose made of coronaviruses in the shape of t..

Misleading Wall Street Journal opinion piece makes the unsubstantiated claim that the U.S. will have herd immunity by April 2021

in Wall Street Journal, by Marty Makary

— 26 Feb 2021

"The article’s claim that the U.S. is near herd immunity rests on two numbers: 1) the detection of infections by testing (claimed to be 10 – 25 percent) and 2) the infection fa..

New York Post article makes speculative, unsupported claim that mutation could enable the virus causing COVID-19 to evade handwashing and mask-wearing

in New York Post, by Jackie Salo

— 08 Oct 2020

"The preprint that the article focuses on actually says nothing about the most egregious claim made in the article: that the virus is evolving to get around hand-washing, masks, et..

Telegraph article describing the hypothesis that face masks can variolate a population receives mixed reviews on its scientific accuracy

in The Telegraph, by Georgina Hayes

— 24 Sep 2020

"The Telegraph headline is obviously misleading but the subheading is accurate. Masks don’t give immunity; rather, the argument is that infections are milder or asymptomatic and ..

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

in National Geographic, by Carrie Arnold

— 19 Ago 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..

People who do not show symptoms can contribute to significant COVID-19 transmission, contrary to CNBC report

in CNBC, by William Feuer, Noah Higgins-Dunn

— 10 Jun 2020

there is already “abundant data” showing that people who are not showing symptoms—which could include asymptomatic, presymptomatic, and paucisymptomatic individuals—compris...

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 Abr 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...

Viral New York Post article perpetuates the unfounded claim that the virus that causes COVID-19 is manmade

in New York Post, by Steven W. Mosher

— 02 Mar 2020

Overall, Mosher’s argument is based on unfounded speculation and scientific inaccuracies. Such claims, which continue to be perpetuated even by public officials, have real-world ...

CLAIM REVIEWS

Claim that hydroxychloroquine is an effective early treatment for COVID-19 isn’t supported by evidence from clinical trials

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“The FDA hid the evidence that HCQ [hydroxychloroquine] was effective in the early treatment of the disease. Hundreds of thousands of people died as a result of this lie.”

SOURCE: Jim Hoft, Harvey Risch, Gateway Pundit

Published: 25 Sep 2022

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COVID-19 vaccines provide important benefits; SSRN preprint didn’t find COVID-19 vaccines to be “98 times worse” than the virus

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“Covid-19 Vaccines 98 Times Worse Than the Virus”

SOURCE: Jim Hoft, Jonas Vesterberg, Gateway Pundit, The Florida Standard

Published: 22 Sep 2022

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The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective; claim that they have caused an “international medical crisis” is baseless

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“there is an international medical crisis due to the diseases and deaths co-related to the administration of products known as ‘COVID-19 vaccines’”

SOURCE: Social media users, One America News Network, Daily Sceptic

Published: 19 Sep 2022

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Denmark didn’t ban COVID-19 vaccines for people under 50

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Denmark banned COVID-19 vaccines for anyone under 50

SOURCE: Clay Travis, Toby Young, OutKick, Substack

Published: 18 Sep 2022

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Mike Adams’ flawed analysis of a clot sent by embalmer Richard Hirschman doesn’t demonstrate any link between blood clots and COVID-19 vaccines

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Embalmers find “strange clots” in corpses since the implementation of COVID-19 vaccines

SOURCE: Richard Hirschman, Mike Adams, The Epoch Times, Natural News

Published: 12 Sep 2022

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Unsubstantiated claims by Michael Palmer and Sucharit Bhakdi don’t demonstrate that COVID-19 vaccines harm organs

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mRNA vaccines cause “vascular and organ damage” that can lead to death

SOURCE: Michael Palmer, Sucharit Bhakdi, Doctors for COVID Ethics

Published: 03 Sep 2022

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COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of death, contrary to Mark Steyn’s misleading interpretation of mortality data

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“[T]he peak of vaccine mandates in America […] coincides with massive excess mortality among people in the prime of life”

SOURCE: Mark Steyn, GB News

Published: 29 Ago 2022

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Unvaccinated people are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 in San Diego county; vaccines don’t cause COVID-19, contrary to claim by Shaun Frederikson

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“67% of the deaths are from the vaccinated”; “67% of your COVID deaths that you’re creating are from your virus that you’re putting within these people”

SOURCE: Shaun Frederikson, Kusi News

Published: 23 Ago 2022

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COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of pregnancy complications; Pfizer’s clinical trial didn’t show increased rate of miscarriage in pregnant women

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“44 Percent of Pregnant Women in Pfizer Trial Lost Their Babies”

SOURCE: Naomi Wolf, Daily Clout, War Room Battleground

Published: 23 Ago 2022

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Analysis of Dutch cities’ mortality doesn’t show that COVID-19 vaccines increase the risk of death, contrary to Alex Berenson’s interpretation

CLAIM
“New paper suggests Covid mRNA vaccination rates are linked to increases in overall deaths”

SOURCE: Alex Berenson, Substack

Published: 17 Ago 2022

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