Articles tagged with: Herd immunity

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Misleading Wall Street Journal opinion piece makes the unsubstantiated claim that the U.S. will have herd immunity by April 2021

in Wall Street Journal, by Marty Makary

— 26 Feb 2021

"The article’s claim that the U.S. is near herd immunity rests on two numbers: 1) the detection of infections by testing (claimed to be 10 – 25 percent) and 2) the infection fa..

CLAIM REVIEWS

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

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"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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There is no evidence supporting the claim that preexisting T cell immunity reduces COVID-19 mortality and infection rate; such cross-reactive T cells predate the pandemic

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“the reason why the death rate is so low is because our body has another way to create immunity that goes beyond just the antibodies, it’s called the memory T cells”

SOURCE: Eric Berg, YouTube

Published: 06 Nov 2020

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