Reviews of articles from: Zero Hedge


Washington Examiner op-ed cherry-picks data and misleads readers about climate models

in The Washington Examiner, by Patrick Michaels, Caleb Stewart Rossiter

“This article focuses only on specific lines of evidence that climate models disagree with observations. In doing so, the authors ignore research that helps to reconcile differences between models and observations. The authors do not consider alternate datasets and time periods in which models and observations agree. Models are one tool for understanding climate change; their overall credibility does not hinge on one variable, in one domain, over a specific time period, with respect to a set of imperfect observations.”

— 31 Aug 2019


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

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


Italy didn’t change its definition of COVID-19 deaths; the disease killed more than 130,000 Italians

“Italian Higher Institute of Health has drastically reduced the country’s official COVID death toll number by over 97% after changing the definition of a fatality to someone who died from COVID rather than with COVID”

SOURCE: Paul Joseph Watson, Summit News, Zero Hedge, Il Tempo

Published: 11 Nov 2021


Article by OffGuardian, ZeroHedge claiming to list 30 facts about COVID-19 contains multiple inaccurate and misleading statements

“There has been NO unusual excess mortality” related to COVID; “Lockdowns do not prevent the spread of disease”; “Masks don’t work”; “PCR tests were not designed to diagnose illness”

SOURCE: Kit Knightly, OffGuardian, ZeroHedge

Published: 04 Oct 2021


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

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


Most positive COVID-19 PCR test results are true positives; WHO information notice didn’t change threshold or criteria for a positive COVID-19 test

“WHO Admits High-Cycle PCR Tests Produce COVID False Positives”; the WHO’s new guidance includes lower PCR thresholds

SOURCE: Joseph Mercola, David Samedi, Zero Hedge, Children’s Health Defense

Published: 25 Jan 2021


COVID-19 is more deadly and more contagious than seasonal flu and may also cause long-lasting damage to survivors

“The coronavirus is no more deadly or dangerous than seasonal flu”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Zero Hedge

Published: 20 Oct 2020


No evidence that coronavirus genetic sequences were fabricated, contrary to preprint by Li-Meng Yan and colleagues

Fabricated genetic sequences were used to support the hypothesis that the virus arose naturally

SOURCE: Li-Meng Yan, Zenodo, Zero Hedge, The National Pulse

Published: 16 Oct 2020


Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier inaccurately claims that the novel coronavirus is man-made and contains genetic material from HIV

this coronavirus genome contained sequences of another virus […] the HIV virus (AIDS virus)

SOURCE: Luc Montagnier, Gilmore Health News, Zero Hedge

Published: 20 Apr 2020


No, “HIV insertions” were not identified in the 2019 coronavirus, contrary to claims based on questionable bioinformatics study

Coronavirus contains 'HIV insertions'

SOURCE: Anonymous, Zero Hedge, InfoWars

Published: 04 Feb 2020


Non-peer-reviewed manuscript falsely claims natural cloud changes can explain global warming

During the last hundred years the temperature is increased about 0.1°C because of carbon dioxide. The human contribution was about 0.01°C.

SOURCE: Jyrki Kauppinen, Pekka Malmi, Paul Joseph Watson,, Zerohedge

Published: 12 Jul 2019