Reviews of articles from: Facebook

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

CLAIM
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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Ethylene oxide is used for sterilizing medical equipment, including nasal swabs, but it’s removed before use

CLAIM
Ethylene oxide in nasal swabs used for COVID-19 testing is harmful

SOURCE: TikTok users, Facebook users, TikTok, Facebook

Published: 26 Jul 2021

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In the U.S. new COVID-19 cases are concentrated in areas with low vaccination rates

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The non-vaccinated don’t get tested, so the increase in COVID-19 cases is made up or due to the vaccinated

SOURCE: Facebook Users , Facebook

Published: 25 Jul 2021

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The Nuremberg Code specifically addresses experimentation; COVID-19 vaccines aren’t experimental, and therefore, don’t violate the Code

CLAIM
“Nuremberg codes stipulate that consent must be voluntary […] Threatening someone’s livelihood unless they take an experimental vaccine is NOT voluntary consent.”

SOURCE: Candace Owens, Facebook, Twitter

Published: 16 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

CLAIM
"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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Activated charcoal tablets are unlikely to be effective in counteracting date rape drugs; individuals who have been given date rape drugs should seek medical attention

CLAIM
“Buy yourselves charcoal activated tablets […] it will counteract most date rape drugs”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 29 Jun 2021

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CDC study finds five percent of teens hospitalized due to COVID-19 require ventilation, vaccinating against COVID-19 can help reduce the risk of severe disease in teens

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“The kids who were [in hospital for other reasons] were the ones [...] on the ventilators. Not the kids who [were in hospital for COVID-19].”

SOURCE: Wendy Bell, Facebook

Published: 11 Jun 2021

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Fauci’s emails don’t support viral claims on masks, hydroxychloroquine and virus engineering

CLAIM
Fauci’s emails prove he knew that masks don’t work against the spread of COVID-19, that hydroxychloroquine is effective against COVID-19, and that the virus is likely engineered, and he lied about these things to the public

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter

Published: 10 Jun 2021

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Fully vaccinated individuals are exempt from wearing a mask because they are less vulnerable to infection by SARS-CoV-2 than unvaccinated people

CLAIM
Unvaccinated people have to wear masks to protect vaccinated people

SOURCE: Facebook Users, Facebook

Published: 04 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

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

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