Reviews of articles from: Gateway Pundit

CLAIM REVIEWS

There is no evidence that dietary supplements containing zinc and a zinc ionophore, such as the one promoted by Vladimir Zelenko, are effective against COVID-19

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Zinc supplements can protect against COVID-19; Zinc “kills the virus” and zinc ionophores are a “a zinc delivery system” that “allows zinc to go from outside the cell to inside the cell”

SOURCE: Vladimir Zelenko, Gateway Pundit

Published: 18 Jan 2022

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Ivermectin study in the city of Itajaí contains several methodological weaknesses, resulting in questionable conclusions

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A preprint of an ivermectin study in the Brazilian city of Itajaí found that prophylactic ivermectin reduced COVID-19 hospitalization and mortality by half

SOURCE: Jim Hoft, Daniel Horowitz, Gateway Pundit, ZeroHedge, The Blaze

Published: 18 Dec 2021

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Unsupported claim about COVID-19 vaccines, anti-spike antibodies, and myocarditis misrepresented conclusions from a New England Journal of Medicine article

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“antibodies that people produce against the coronavirus spike protein may lead to myocarditis”

SOURCE: Jim Hoft, Alex Berenson, Gateway Pundit

Published: 09 Dec 2021

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Misleading claims linking the spread of Omicron variant to vaccinated people rely on partial data and are unsubstantiated

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"Omicron COVID Variant Found ONLY in Fully Vaccinated"

SOURCE: Bill Hennessy, Gateway Pundit

Published: 03 Dec 2021

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Claim that the COVID-19 vaccine is riskier than the disease for children is based on an economist’s incorrect calculation of the metric “number needed to vaccinate”

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“more children will die from the vaccine than will die from COVID in the first place and there’s proof”

SOURCE: Toby Rogers, Substack

Published: 26 Nov 2021

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Claim that previously infected people don’t transmit COVID-19 is unsupported, originates from misinterpretation of CDC’s FOIA response

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Previously infected individuals who get reinfected don’t transmit the virus to others; previous infection provides “better protection” than vaccination and this immunity “does not wane”

SOURCE: Aaron Siri, Cristina Laila, Substack, Gateway Pundit

Published: 24 Nov 2021

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No evidence that the fall in COVID-19 cases in Indonesia is linked to the use of ivermectin

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Ivermectin played a role on the steep decline of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia

SOURCE: Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit

Published: 15 Oct 2021

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No evidence suggests a causal link between ivermectin recommendation and the decline of COVID-19 cases in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh

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"The most populated state in India just declared they are officially COVID-19 free after promoting widespread use of the safe proven medicine"

SOURCE: Pearson Sharp, Jim Hoft, One America News Network, Gateway Pundit

Published: 12 Oct 2021

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PCR tests on vaccinated and unvaccinated people are evaluated using the same criteria; the CDC didn’t change criteria for detecting infection in vaccinated people, as alleged in OffGuardian article

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The U.S. CDC is “lowering their CT value when testing samples from suspected ‘breakthrough infections’” to decrease the number of officially recorded cases

SOURCE: Kit Knightly, OffGuardian, Zero Hedge, Gateway Pundit

Published: 27 May 2021

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No data available to suggest a link between India’s reduction of COVID-19 cases and the use of ivermectin

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“Coronavirus cases are plummeting in India thanks to new rules that promote Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine”; it is a “now-indisputable fact that [ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine] essentially kill COVID-19 within hours or days”

SOURCE: Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit

Published: 24 May 2021

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