Fernanda Ferreira

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CLAIMS REVIEWED

Vaccination enhances immunity in people who previously had COVID-19; little evidence for claim that the Amish community in Lancaster County, PA, have herd immunity

CLAIM
“All the Amish know we got herd immunity”, “We all got the Covid, so why would you get a vaccine?”

SOURCE: Sharyl Attkisson, Full Measure

Published: 13 Oct 2021

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Contrary to claims in a LifeSiteNews article, COVID-19 vaccination makes it less likely for someone to get COVID-19

CLAIM
"If you get the Pfizer vax, you’re more likely to get COVID"

SOURCE: Patrick Delaney, LifeSiteNews

Published: 09 Oct 2021

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Pregnancy tests don’t provide a conclusive diagnosis for testicular cancer; not all testicular cancers produce the hormone detected by pregnancy tests

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For men, a positive pregnancy test equals testicular cancer

SOURCE: Anonymous, The Adley Show

Published: 22 Sep 2021

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1996 paper is about human evolution, not potential for genius

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“Black Africans possess more DNA series than any other group on earth”; The more DNA series you have, the greater your potential for genius”; “they copyrighted that study, to hide that truth”

SOURCE: Facebook Users , Facebook

Published: 17 Sep 2021

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Multiple scientific studies suggest that masking can help limit transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in schools, contrary to claim in Federalist article

CLAIM
“There’s no science behind masks on kids”.

SOURCE: Shawn Fleetwood, The Federalist

Published: 27 Aug 2021

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The development of mRNA vaccines was a collaborative effort; Robert Malone contributed to their development, but he is not their inventor

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“Dr. Malone is the inventor of mRNA vaccines”

SOURCE: Robert Malone, Twitter

Published: 26 Aug 2021

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U.S. prison releases complemented other strategies to limit the spread of COVID-19 in jails and prisons, including face masks

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Masks don’t work; prisoners were released instead of being given masks

SOURCE: Facebook Users , Facebook

Published: 16 Aug 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

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“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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There is no conclusive evidence that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine contains graphene oxide

CLAIM
“These Spanish researchers have found that over 99 percent of the Pfizer vaccine is graphene oxide.”

SOURCE: Stew Peters, Jane Ruby, Stew Peters Show

Published: 08 Jul 2021

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