Articles tagged with: mortality

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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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Clinical trials and post-trial monitoring show that COVID-19 vaccines reduce the spread and occurrence of the disease

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COVID-19 vaccines are experimental and don’t prevent infection or transmission; most of us have a 0.05% chance of dying from COVID-19

SOURCE: Facebook user, Facebook

Published: 10 Apr 2021

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Current COVID-19 mortality rate does not predict the future probability of dying from the disease

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“Chance of NOT dying from Covid-19: 99.96%”

SOURCE: Facebook User, Facebook

Published: 21 Aug 2020

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COVID-19 is among the leading causes of death worldwide so far in 2020, but beware of incomplete graphs

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COVID-19 became a leading cause of death globally by the end of May 2020.

SOURCE: Gavin Wood, Flourish

Published: 27 Jun 2020

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German Ministry employee makes unsupported claim that COVID-19 pandemic is a global false alarm in widely circulated yet unsolicited opinion article

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German government leaked document declares COVID-19 is “a global false alarm”

SOURCE: Baxter Dmitry, NewsPunch

Published: 10 Jun 2020

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