Articles tagged with: SARS-CoV-2

ARTICLE REVIEWS

Potential role for T cells in COVID-19 immunity accurately reported in National Geographic article

in National Geographic, by Carrie Arnold

— 19 Aug 2020

"The article accurately discusses the recent findings about the presence/relevance of T cell response against COVID-19. Indeed, both arms of adaptive immunity, humoral and cellular..

People who do not show symptoms can contribute to significant COVID-19 transmission, contrary to CNBC report

in CNBC, by William Feuer, Noah Higgins-Dunn

— 10 Jun 2020

there is already “abundant data” showing that people who are not showing symptoms—which could include asymptomatic, presymptomatic, and paucisymptomatic individuals—compris...

CLAIM REVIEWS

The benefits of COVID-19 vaccines in preventing severe disease and other complications outweigh the risk of myocarditis, which is higher after COVID-19 itself

CLAIM
“they were not able to find a single healthy child in america that died from COVID-19 […] but one in every 2700 people are getting myocarditis”; “athletes are collapsing on playing fields as for myocarditis and it's from the vaccines”; Moderna patent filed in 2019 is linked to the pandemic

SOURCE: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., This Past Weekend with Theo Von

Published: 18 May 2022

VERDICT

Multiple studies show that COVID-19 vaccines don’t cause pregnancy or fertility problems, despite widespread claims on social media

CLAIM
mRNA COVID-19 vaccines accumulate in the ovaries, change menstrual cycles, and lead the immune system to mount “an immune response to their own placental protein”

SOURCE: James Thorp, Michael Yeadon, The Epoch Times

Published: 07 May 2022

VERDICT

The CGG CGG genetic sequence and furin cleavage sites also exist in naturally-occurring viruses; these features aren’t evidence of genetic manipulation

CLAIM
“the CGG CGG coding [...] does not appear in nature”, this and the furin cleavage site from the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein gene suggests the virus wasn't transmitted from animals to humans

SOURCE: Dan Bongino, Facebook

Published: 06 May 2022

VERDICT

No evidence that SARS-CoV-2 was engineered in a laboratory, contrary to claim by Li-Meng Yan

CLAIM
The SARS-CoV-2 virus was engineered in a laboratory and deliberately released

SOURCE: Li-Meng Yan, The Joe Hoft Show, Anon HQ

Published: 05 May 2022

VERDICT

Short identical gene sequence in SARS-CoV-2 and a gene sequence patented by Moderna can be found in other organisms; not evidence that virus was engineered

CLAIM
“scientists find virus contains tiny chunk of DNA that matches sequence patented by Moderna THREE YEARS before pandemic began”

SOURCE: Connor Boyd, Daily Mail

Published: 02 Mar 2022

VERDICT

CDC director’s comments that 75% of COVID-19 deaths are among people with four comorbidities applies only to vaccinated people

CLAIM
75% of deaths were people with ‘at least four comorbidities’

SOURCE: Anonymous, The Joe Pags Show

Published: 13 Jan 2022

VERDICT

Robert Malone’s statements on The Dana Show about vaccine safety and virus variants are inaccurate and unsupported

CLAIM
Booster COVID-19 vaccine doses can “shut down the immune response”; heart damage following vaccination is “quite frequent”; “many of these [SARS-CoV-2] mutations are being driven by the evolutionary selection caused by the vaccines”

SOURCE: Robert Malone, The Dana Show

Published: 10 Jan 2022

VERDICT

Unsupported claim about COVID-19 vaccines, anti-spike antibodies, and myocarditis misrepresented conclusions from a New England Journal of Medicine article

CLAIM
“antibodies that people produce against the coronavirus spike protein may lead to myocarditis”

SOURCE: Jim Hoft, Alex Berenson, Gateway Pundit

Published: 09 Dec 2021

VERDICT

Misleading claims linking the spread of Omicron variant to vaccinated people rely on partial data and are unsubstantiated

CLAIM
"Omicron COVID Variant Found ONLY in Fully Vaccinated"

SOURCE: Bill Hennessy, Gateway Pundit

Published: 03 Dec 2021

VERDICT

Claim that previously infected people don’t transmit COVID-19 is unsupported, originates from misinterpretation of CDC’s FOIA response

CLAIM
Previously infected individuals who get reinfected don’t transmit the virus to others; previous infection provides “better protection” than vaccination and this immunity “does not wane”

SOURCE: Aaron Siri, Cristina Laila, Substack, Gateway Pundit

Published: 24 Nov 2021

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INSIGHTS

What is known about the claims that the Wuhan Institute of Virology conducted research to bioengineer bat coronaviruses?

— 15 Jun 2021

Image: Scanning electron microscope image showing SARS-CoV-2 (round gold objects) emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. Credit NIAID-RML Introduction One of the q...

Could scientists use the bat coronavirus RaTG13 to engineer SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in a lab?

— 19 Mar 2021

One of the biggest outstanding questions of the COVID-19 pandemic is the origin of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus responsible for the disease. One idea, put forward by some news sites...

Computing Forever interview with Dolores Cahill contains numerous inaccuracies about COVID-19 and vaccines

— 22 May 2020

This video, first published on 11 May 2020, features an interview between Dave Cullen, also known as Computing Forever on YouTube, and Dolores Cahill, a professor at University Col...