Articles tagged with: COVID-19

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Germany hasn’t stopped COVID-19 vaccination, contrary to claims made about a simulation game event called “BasisCamp”

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Germany suspended COVID-19 vaccinations

SOURCE: Anonymous, BrandNewTube

Published: 03 Sep 2021

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Cancer and heart disease remain the two leading causes of death in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic

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“No one has died of cancer or heart disease since the COVID-19 thing started”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 30 Aug 2021

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

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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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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 evidence that the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 has a lower fatality rate than the wild-type virus

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The fatality rate of the Delta variant of COVID-19 is lower than the original variant

SOURCE: Dan Bongino, Alan Jones, Craig Kelly, The Dan Bongino Show, Sky News Australia

Published: 09 Jul 2021

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

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“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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Yellow Card scheme for adverse events does not suggest any new side effects of COVID-19 vaccines

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“The MHRA now has more than enough evidence on the Yellow Card system to declare the COVID-19 vaccines unsafe for use in humans.”

SOURCE: Tess Lawrie, America's Frontline Doctors, The Evidence-Based Medicine Consultancy

Published: 16 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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No increased risk of miscarriage from COVID-19 vaccines or other safety concerns for pregnant women or their babies

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"920 Women Lose Their Unborn Babies After Getting Vaccinated"

SOURCE: Shannon Kroner, Instagram

Published: 11 Jun 2021

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CDC mask recommendations changed as more people in the U.S. are fully vaccinated; masks are effective at reducing virus transmission and are especially important when the majority of the population is unvaccinated

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“Fauci admits to wearing a mask indoors because of appearances, not science”

SOURCE: Hannah Nightingale, The Post Millennial

Published: 28 May 2021

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