Pablo Rougerie

Postdoctoral Researcher

Pablo obtained his PhD in Immunology from the University Paris - Descartes (France). He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York, U.S.) and at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). His research focused on different topics in cell biology, including the regulation of T lymphocyte activation, the mechanics of cell deformation, and the use of biomaterials of specific geometry to guide the growth of biological tissues.

The Science Feedback team

CLAIM REVIEWS

The claim that medical doctors are more likely to kill than firearms isn’t supported by evidence

CLAIM
“In America, you’re 6x more likely to be killed by a Doctor than a gun”

SOURCE: Facebook Users, Facebook

Published: 26 Juin 2022

VERDICT

Published research from the Wuhan Institute of Virology didn’t describe artificially created monkeypox strains; the research is unrelated to the 2022 monkeypox outbreak

CLAIM
Researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) “assembled monkeypox strains”

SOURCE: Natalie Winters, The National Pulse

Published: 03 Juin 2022

VERDICT

No scientific data support the existence of orgone and its ability to cure cancer

CLAIM
“Wilhelm Reich invented a way to cure cancer”

SOURCE: Facebook Users, Facebook

Published: 27 Mai 2022

VERDICT

Event 201 isn’t evidence that authorities knew or planned the COVID-19 pandemic

CLAIM
Event 201 is evidence that officials already knew about COVID-19

SOURCE: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Facebook

Published: 20 Mai 2022

VERDICT

The U.S. COVID-19 death toll reached the 1 million mark in May 2022; 15 million estimated deaths worldwide

CLAIM
U.S. deaths from COVID-19 hit 1 million

SOURCE: Carla Johnson, Associated Press

Published: 17 Mai 2022

VERDICT

The CGG CGG genetic sequence and furin cleavage sites also exist in naturally-occurring viruses; these features aren’t evidence of genetic manipulation

CLAIM
“the CGG CGG coding [...] does not appear in nature”, this and the furin cleavage site from the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein gene suggests the virus wasn't transmitted from animals to humans

SOURCE: Dan Bongino, Facebook

Published: 06 Mai 2022

VERDICT

Insufficient clinical evidence demonstrating that turmeric cures or prevents cancer

CLAIM
“turmeric prevents cancer”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Natural Solutions Magazine

Published: 20 Avr 2022

VERDICT

Comparing SARS-CoV-2 infection rate of vaccinated and unvaccinated populations doesn’t reflect the real COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness

CLAIM
The SARS-CoV-2 infection rate is higher among vaccinated than unvaccinated in the UK

SOURCE: Gregg Schmedes, Facebook

Published: 13 Avr 2022

VERDICT

Menstrual cycles are natural and regulated by hormones; many mammals apart from humans also menstruate

CLAIM
“The menstrual cycle isn’t natural”

SOURCE: Facebook Users, Facebook

Published: 08 Avr 2022

VERDICT

Study brings new, but not conclusive, evidence on the comparative effectiveness of infection-induced and vaccine-induced immunity

CLAIM
The study by Rössner et al. “add[ed] further evidence for the usefulness of vaccines and their clear advantage over natural immunity”

SOURCE: Beth Mole, Ars Technica

Published: 31 Mar 2022

VERDICT