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Did Park Boram Die Suddenly From Vaccine SADS?!

Did K-pop star Park Boram just die suddenly from COVID-19 vaccine SADS?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Park Boram Died Suddenly From Vaccine SADS!

Right after news broke that Park Boram died suddenly at just 30 years of age, some people immediately claimed or suggested the K-pop star was killed by the COVID-19 vaccine!

Hello Dave #excessdeaths / ⚜️Cassandre🐦Colibri✝️ :

K-Pop Singer-Songwriter Park Boram Found Dead at 30.

No cause of death #diedsuddenly

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No Evidence Park Boram Died Suddenly From Vaccine SADS!

This appears to be yet another example of fake news created by anti-vaccine activists, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Park Boram Reportedly Suffered Cardiac Arrest

On Thursday night, 11 April 2024, Park Boram (born Park Bo-ram 박보람 on 1 March 1994) was drinking with two friends at a residence in Namyangju, Gyeonggi, when she excused herself to go to the washroom.

When Park Boram did not return for an extended period of time, her friends looked for her and found her “slouched over the sink, unconscious” at around 9:55 PM. They called for an ambulance, while one of her friends performed CPR, and attempted to revive her.

Park Boram was reportedly suffering from a cardiac arrest when the police and emergency services reached her. She was transported t to the Hanyang University Guri Hospital, while receiving CPR, but was ultimately declared dead at 11:17 PM.

Fact #2 : Cause of Death + Autopsy Report Not Revealed Yet

An autopsy was conducted on Park Boram on Saturday, 13 April 2024, to determine her cause of death, while the police is conducting its own investigation into her death.

Until and unless the police, the coroner or her family announces her cause of death, or releases her autopsy report, anyone who claims that Park Boram died suddenly from the COVID-19 vaccine is likely lying to you.

Fact #3 : Heavy Drinking Can Cause Sudden Cardiac Death

Park Boram was reportedly drinking heavily before her sudden collapse and death. This is important, as alcohol is known to have “an immediate effect on cardiac rhythm“, and previous studies have shown that “a notable proportion of sudden cardiac deaths (SCD) occur after alcohol intake“.

  • 2022 Finnish study suggests that majority of alcohol-related SCD occur at the late stage of inebriation.
  • 2024 Korean study suggests that moderate and heavy drinking was associated with significantly increased risk of atrial fibrillation

The autopsy will determine whether Park Boram’s alcohol consumption was a contributing factor to her death. So please wait for the autopsy report, and/or her cause of death, to be revealed.

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Fact #4 : Unknown If Park Boram Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Despite claims or suggestions that Park Boram was fully-vaccinated, there isn’t any actual evidence that she ever received the COVID-19 vaccine.

It is possible that Park Boram was unvaccinated against COVID-19, because the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the South Korea.

In fact, many people who were injured or died suddenly were actually unvaccinated, like Kris Jordan, Aaron Carter, Kirstie Alley, Stephan Bonnar, Shane Macaulay, David Wayne Burleson, and Kaden Clymer.

Until and unless her family (or the authorities) reveal her COVID-19 vaccination status, anyone who tells you that Park Boram was vaccinated or otherwise, is likely lying to you. None of us know that.

Fact #5 : Vaccine Side Effects Appear With Hours / Days

Even if Park Boram was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, she would have received her doses more than two years ago! She cannot possibly have suffered from a vaccine side effect, because they appear within hours or days, not months later.

Mild side effects like injection site pain, fever, muscle ache, headache, lethargy develop within minutes to hours of the vaccination. Anaphylaxis develops within minutes, while other severe adverse reactions like myocarditis and VITT develop within days or weeks.

The spike proteins produced by the COVID-19 vaccines also do not stick around for months. If these spike proteins are permanent (as antivaxxers claim), we would have lifelong immunity.

Your own immune system will identify the spike proteins as foreign, and destroy them within a matter of days, although some may last for up to a few weeks. This is part of how vaccines teach your immune system to identify the enemy and destroy it.

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Did Tyler Christopher Die From Vaccine Cardiac Event?!

Did Tyler Christopher die suddenly from a cardiac event caused by the COVID-19 vaccine?!

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Claim : Tyler Christopher Died From Vaccine Cardiac Event!

Right after news broke that Tyler Christopher died suddenly in his apartment, anti-vaccine proponents immediately claimed or suggested that the soap opera actor, and former husband of Eva Longoria, suffered a cardiac event caused by the COVID-19 vaccine!

DiedSuddenly : We’re watching actors Die Suddenly left and right. Reminder that actors were given a strict vaccine mandate.

All of them were unable to show up on set without being fully vaccinated and providing proof that they were. Get ready to see a lot more of this.

William Makis MD : ACTORS Dying suddenly – Matthew Perry (age 54), Tyler Christopher (age 50) are the most recent losses: Vast majority were forced to take COVID-19 Vaccines to get or keep a job

Oct.31, 2023 – 50 year old Tyler Christopher, ex-husband of Eva Longoria, star of “General Hospital” and “Days of our Lives”, died suddenly from a cardiac event in his San Diego Apartment.

#Lets_go_brandon : ‘General Hospital’ Alum Tyler Christopher Dead at 50 After ‘Cardiac Event’… it’s funny how the killing by vaccine crowd start calling these things, “cardiac events“…. more young, healthy people are dying in the last two years with no apparent reason…

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No Evidence Tyler Christopher Died From Vaccine Cardiac Event!

It’s now tradition for anti-vaccination activists to immediately blame all celebrity deaths or illnesses on the COVID-19 vaccine.

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by anti-vaccine activists, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Tyler Christopher Died From Unspecified Cardiac Event

On Tuesday, 31 October  2023, Maurice Benard, who also appeared on General Hospital and Days Of Our Lives, announced on Instagram that Tyler Christopher died after suffering a cardiac event in his San Diego apartment:

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Tyler Christopher. Tyler passed away this morning following a cardiac event in his San Diego apartment.

Tyler was a truly talented individual that lit up the screen in every scene he performed and relished bringing joy to his loyal fans through his acting. Tyler was a sweet soul and wonderful friend to all of those who knew him.

Tyler was an advocate for better mental health and substance use treatment who openly spoke about his struggles with bipolar depression and alcohol. We are beyond devastated by the loss of our dear friend and pray for his children and his father.

Tyler Christopher’s rep, Chi Muni Lo, confirmed his death:

This news was incredibly shocking, and I am devastated by his loss. He was a very gifted actor, and more importantly, an amazing friend. My heart goes out to his friends and family who loved him so much.

At no point in time did any of his family members, friends, or representatives ever suggested that the cardiac event that he suffered had anything to do with COVID-19 vaccines.

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Fact #2 : Tyler Christopher Flatlined Three Times Earlier

Tyler Christopher does not only have depression, he has a long history of alcohol abuse – he actually had his first drink at just nine years old!

In fact, he spoke openly about his alcohol addiction, even revealing on Maurice Benard’s podcast how he almost died after his heart stopped three times in the past.

At some point, you cannot survive it. At some point, it will kill you – and it has. Three times, I have flatlined. And nobody knows that.

Three times I have flatlined, and they brought me back. Twice from [alcohol] poisoning, once from withdrawal.

It is unknown if Tyler Christopher flatlined again from alcohol poisoning or withdrawal, but this is certainly a possibility.

He had actually been arrested just six months earlier, after passing out drunk at the Burbank Airport in Los Angeles on 26 May 2023.

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Fact #3 : Unknown If Tyler Christopher Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Despite claims that Tyler Christopher was compelled to vaccinate against COVID-19, there is no evidence he actually got vaccinated against COVID-19.

He did not appear to posted anything about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on social media, and he had already left both General Hospital and Days of Our Lives due to his alcoholism and bipolar disorder. So there was simply no “requirement” for him to get vaccinated to “stay on the job”.

For all we know – Tyler Christopher may not even be vaccinated against COVID-19! After all, the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United States. Many people who suffered sudden death or injuries were found to be unvaccinated, like Kris Jordan, Aaron Carter, Kirstie Alley, Stephan Bonnar, David Wayne Burleson, and Kaden Clymer.

Until and unless his family reveals his COVID-19 vaccination status, anyone who claims that Tyler Christopher is fully-vaccinated is likely lying to you.

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Fact #4 : Vaccine Side Effects Appear Within Hours / Days

Even if Tyler Christopher was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, it does not mean he suffered a cardiac event from the COVID-19 vaccine. After all, he would have received his doses more than two years ago!

He cannot possibly be suffering from a vaccine side effect, because they appear within hours or days, not months or years later.

Mild side effects like injection site pain, fever, muscle ache, headache, lethargy develop within minutes to hours of the vaccination.

Anaphylaxis develops within minutes, while other severe adverse reactions like myocarditis and VITTdevelop within days.

The spike proteins produced by the COVID-19 vaccines also do not stick around for months. If these spike proteins are permanent (as antivaxxers claim), we would have lifelong immunity.

Your own immune system will identify the spike proteins as foreign, and destroy them within a matter of days, although some may last for up to a few weeks. This is part of how vaccines teach your immune system to identify the enemy and destroy it.

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Did Larissa Borges Die Suddenly From Vaccine?!

Did fitness influencer Larissa Borges die suddenly from double cardiac arrest caused by the COVID-19 vaccine?! Find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2023-09-08 : Added more details
Originally posted @ 2023-09-04

 

Claim : Larissa Borges Died Suddenly From Vaccine!

Right after news broke that Larissa Borges died unexpectedly from two cardiac arrests, some people immediately claimed that the young Brazilian fitness influencer died suddenly from COVID-19 vaccine.

Steve Kirsch : Lot of young fit people suffering cardiac arrest. Let’s not talk about the vaccine. Brazilian fitness influencer Larissa Borges dies aged 33 after a week in a coma following a double cardiac arrest

Wayne Root : U don’t have to guess. I already know medical “experts” (ie bribed professional liars) will blame cause of death on ANYTHING other than mandated Covid vaccine. We are living in world of propaganda like 1930’s Nazi Germany or Soviet Union.

FormerFeds : Fitness influencer Larissa Borges, 33, dies following double cardiac arrest. Was it the jab?

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No Evidence Larissa Borges Died Suddenly From Vaccine!

It’s now tradition for anti-vaccination activists to blame all celebrity deaths or illnesses on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Here are the reasons why this is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by anti-vaccination activists…

Fact #1 : Larissa Borges Died After Suffering Two Cardiac Arrests

33 year-old Larissa Borges was a Brazilian fitness influencer on Instagram. On August 20, 2023, she was admitted to the Hospital Arcanjo São Miguel, after suffering a cardiac arrest in the city of Gramado.

She remained in coma for 8 days, before passing away after she suffered a second cardiac arrest on early Monday morning, August 20, 2023. She was laid to rest on Wednesday, August 30, 2023.

Fact #2 : An Autopsy Was Conducted On Larissa Borges

Even though Larissa Borges died after suffering two cardiac arrests, her official cause of death is still unknown. The Brazilian police are investigating her death, and an autopsy was conducted on her body.

According to Rio Grande do Sul Civil Police deputy Gustavo Barcellos, they are waiting for the autopsy results, which can take up to 30 days to complete, to determine her cause of death.

Until and unless the Brazilian police and/or her family reveals her cause of death, anyone who tells you that Larissa Borges died from this or that cause is likely lying to you.

The truth is – we currently do NOT know her cause of death. And there is no evidence that her cardiac arrest was caused by any vaccine.

Fact #3 : Larissa Borges Allegedly Had Drugs + Alcohol Before Cardiac Arrest

Witnesses told police that Larissa Borges was at a party in the mountain resort town of Gramado before she suffered her first cardiac arrest, where she not only had alcoholic drinks, she also took drugs.

There is a report of a possible ingestion of narcotic substances, accumulated with alcoholic beverages.

We will try to search through laboratory tests for substances that she possibly consumed.

Rio Grande do Sul Civil Police deputy Gustavo Barcellos said that the police also interviewed Larissa Borges’ boyfriend, Eduardo Moreira (who is also known as Dudu Personal) who accompanied her to the party.

The police are also reviewing videos from their phones, as well as surveillance videos from the party, to see if they can get a better understanding of what happened.

Read more : Sinead O’Connor : Autopsy To Determine Cause Of Death!

Fact #4 : Unknown If Larissa Borges Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Despite claims that Larissa Borges was fully-vaccinated, there isn’t any actual evidence that she ever received the COVID-19 vaccine.

It is possible that Larissa Borges was never vaccinated against COVID-19. After all, the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in Brazil.

In fact, many people who were injured or died suddenly were actually unvaccinated, like Kris Jordan, Aaron Carter, Kirstie Alley, Stephan Bonnar, Shane Macaulay, David Wayne Burleson, and Kaden Clymer.

Until and unless her family reveals her COVID-19 vaccination status, anyone who tells you that Larissa Borges was vaccinated or otherwise, is likely lying to you. None of us know that.

Fact #5 : Vaccine Side Effects Appear Within Hours / Days

Even if Larissa Borges was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, she would have received her doses over a year ago!

She cannot possibly have suffered from a vaccine side effect, because they appear within hours or days, not months later.

Mild side effects like injection site pain, fever, muscle ache, headache, lethargy develop within minutes to hours of the vaccination.

Anaphylaxis develops within minutes, while other severe adverse reactions like myocarditis and VITT develop within days or weeks.

The spike proteins produced by the COVID-19 vaccines also do not stick around for months. If these spike proteins are permanent (as antivaxxers claim), we would have lifelong immunity.

Your own immune system will identify the spike proteins as foreign, and destroy them within a matter of days, although some may last for up to a few weeks. This is part of how vaccines teach your immune system to identify the enemy and destroy it.

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Why Did Johnny Depp Faint + Cancel Budapest Concert?!

Did Johnny Depp faint and cancel his Budapest concert because he was “overexcited” from last night’s party?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Johnny Depp Faint + Cancel Concert From Overexcitation!

People are sharing a Music Mundial article which claims that Johnny Depp fainted in his Budapest hotel, and cancelled the Hollywood Vampires concert that day, because of “overexcitation” from last night’s party!

Here is the viral Music Mundial article. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

The cause of Johnny Depp’s fainting at a Budapest hotel has been found

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No Evidence Johnny Depp Fainted + Cancelled Concert From Overexcitation!

This is yet another example of celebrity FAKE NEWS created by Music Mundial to generate page views, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Hollywood Vampires Cancelled Concert At Last Minute

First, let me just give you a quick overview of what happened with Johnny Depp and his celebrity band, Hollywood Vampires, in Budapest.

On July 18, Hollywood Vampires announced that it was forced to cancel the concert just hours before it kicked off:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Vampires will be canceling tonight’s show in Budapest.

All tickets (General and VIP, including Meet & Greet) will be refunded in full.

We love and appreciate all of the fans who traveled from near and far to see us rise, and we’re truly sorry.

Sincere apologies, The Hollywood Vampires
Johnny, Alice, Joe, Tommy, Glen, Buck & Chris

Fact #2 : Johnny Depp Was Seen One Hour Before Cancellation

Approximately an hour before The Hollywood Vampires cancelled its concert in Budapest, Johnny Depp was seen walking in public, with a drink in his hand.

Obviously, Johnny Depp did not collapse and faint in his hotel after being “overexcited” from partying last night!

He may have been found unconscious in his room later – this rumour has not yet been confirmed. But if he fainted, it would have been because of some other cause – drinking, substance abuse, etc – after he returned to his hotel; and not because of last night’s excesses.

Ironically, Music Mundial posted the same photos showing Johnny Depp walking with a drink in his hand, essentially refuting its own claim!

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Fact #3 : No Evidence For Alice Cooper Quote

There is no evidence that Alice Cooper ever said that Johnny Depp was “overexcited” from a very agitated night of partying. I can find no reference to any such quote by Alice Cooper, but I found a single reference by a blog site euro ES Euro:

“What we heard was that he was overexcited and he couldn’t even leave the hotel. We also heard that they had called a doctor to see if something more serious had happened,” the Blikk tabloid quoted “a person with information about the case” as saying yesterday afternoon.

‘Everything was set, the stage was set. It didn’t even occur to us that there might be a problem, especially since the band members had also done a scheduled sound adjustment that afternoon.and. Nobody even thought about the fact that Johnny Depp would not participate, a colleague also installed his microphone, ”a source close to the band explained to the Hungarian medium.

However, that exact quote was never attributed to Alice Cooper. In fact, if Alice Cooper did indeed speak out about Johnny Depp, it would be odd for him to refer to his own band as “they”. He would have said, “we”.

Fact #4 : This Is Just Music Mundial Fake News

Needless to say – Music Mundial offered NO EVIDENCE to back up its claim that Johnny Depp was found unconscious in his hotel because he was “overexcited” from a night of partying.

This appears to be nothing more than yet another example of fake news posted by Music Mundial. Here are examples of Music Mundial fake news that I looked into recently:

Everything Music Mundial posts should be considered as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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Did Woman Smash Bottles Of Alcohol In Lawless US?!

Does a viral video show a woman smashing hundreds of bottles of alcohol in lawless US?!

Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Woman Smashed Bottles Of Alcohol In Lawless US!

Pro-CCP netizens and the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛) are sharing this video on Douyin (China’s version of TikTok) and WhatsApp, as evidence of a lawless US.

The video shows a woman smashing hundreds of bottles of alcohol, allegedly in a Walmart store in the United States. It’s accompanied by messages like this:

‘Zero dollar shopping’ can only take away all you can grab. This one, just destroy everything on site.

No wonder Walmart will close 21 stores in 12 US states and Washington DC. Four Chicago stores are among the latest to join the list.

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Truth : Woman Did Not Smash Bottles Of Alcohol In US!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created by pro-CCP netizens, and promoted / shared by the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛) and its supporters, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : This Video Was Edited

First, let me just point out that the viral video clip was edited, presumably to cast a different light on the story.

The video clip was cut short so you won’t see a security officer leading her away. It was also flipped in half the video to extend the video and make it look like the woman was doing more damage than she really was, and possibly to make it harder for people to locate the source of the video.

Fact #2 : Viral Video Was Recorded In 2020

The viral video isn’t new, even though the wumao and pro-CCP netizens are suggesting it just happened. The video was actually recorded at around 2:30 PM on Thursday, 25 November 2020.

Fact #3 : Viral Video Was Recorded In The United Kingdom

While the wumao and pro-CCP netizens are promoting the video as evidence of a lawless US (as opposed to the glorious security of CCP-controlled China), the viral video was not even recorded in the United States!

The incident also did not occur in a Walmart. The viral video was recorded at an Aldi store, in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

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Fact #4 : The Woman Did Not Steal Anything

While the wumao and pro-CCP netizens are promoting the video as evidence of rampant theft (because no one steals in CCP-controlled China?), the woman did not steal a thing!

The woman – 36 year-old Barbara Stange-Alvarez of Swingate, used her arm to sweep hundreds of bottles of alcohol off the shelves at Aldi the aisle containing bottles of alcohol, and started sweeping bottles off the shelves, before picking them up one by one to smash on the floor.

About 90 seconds into her smashing spree, she slipped and fell onto the broken glass, cutting her hand. A security officer from another store arrived and detained her until police arrived. They then took her to the Lister Hospital in Stevenage, where she kicked a security guard in the shin and hurled racial insults at him.

Barbara was charged with criminal damage, racially-motivated common assault, and racially-aggravated public order offence. She was not charged with theft.

Fact #5 : The Woman Was Mentally Unwell

Stange-Alvarez later told the St. Albans Magistrates’ Court that she was “suffering from mental health issues” because she was unable to work during the pandemic. She also said she was not receiving the treatment she thought she should have.

On the day she smashed those bottles, she visited a local mental health clinic seeking help, but was unhappy with the response and “lost the plot”.

On 18 January 2022, Barbara Stange-Alvarez was given a 12-week sentence suspended for 18 months, and required to undergo mental health treatment and rehabilitation, as well as pay Aldi £5,000 in compensation, and court costs of £85.

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Fact #6 : Walmart Closing 23 Stores Due To Poor Performance

The fake news creator copied the phrase “Walmart will close 21 stores in 12 states and DC. Four Chicago stores are among the latest to join the list.” from a Business Insider article, without actually reading it properly.

The article actually states that, in addition to those 12 retail stores, Walmart is also closing pick-up only stores in Illinois and Arkansas. That’s a total of 23 stores.

Theft at Walmart stores has always been an issue, as Walmart CEO Doug McMillion pointed out, but it does not mean the stores will close because of it:

Theft is an issue. It’s higher than what it has historically been. Prices will be higher and/or stores will close.

Walmart has been quietly closing stores every year since 2019, because they were “underperforming” and had “poor financial performance”.

Fact #7 : This Is Shameless Chinese Propaganda

This is yet another example of Chinese propaganda created by the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛) or pro-CCP netizens.

All of the wumao articles that I looked at so far have proven to be false… in every instance. So please watch out for such false claims. Here is just the latest dozen,.

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Did Paul Grant Die Suddenly From Vaccine SADS?!

Did Star Wars and Harry Potter actor Paul Grant die suddenly from COVID-19 vaccine SADS?!

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Claim : Paul Grant Died Suddenly From COVID-19 Vaccine SADS!

Right after news broke that Paul Grant collapsed outside King’s Cross Station, anti-vaccination activists immediately claimed that the Star Wars and Harry Potter actor died suddenly from COVID-19 vaccine SADS!

Another vaccine death?

‘Star Wars’ and ‘Harry Potter’ actor Paul Grant dead at 56 after collapsing at train station | Fox News

‘Star Wars’ and ‘Harry Potter’ actor Paul Grant dead at 56 after collapsing at train station

Fck that jab💉

Oh no another Died Suddenly from the mRNA jab #DiedSuddendly

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No Evidence Paul Grant Died Suddenly From COVID-19 Vaccine SADS!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created by anti-vaccination activists, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Paul Grant Was Found Unconscious

Paul Grant who starred in Labyrinth, as well as the Harry Potter and Star Wars movies was found by police offices to have collapsed outside the King’s Cross St. Pancras train station on Thursday afternoon, 16 March 2023.

He was rushed to the hospital, but was later declared brain dead. A British Transport Police spokesperson said:

Officers at King’s Cross responded to a medical emergency outside the station at just after 2pm on 16 March.

They performed CPR on a man before paramedics arrived and took over his care. He was taken to a local hospital in a critical condition.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson further explained:

We were called at 2.08pm on Thursday 16 March to reports of an incident at St Pancras Station, Euston Road.

We sent an ambulance crew and a medic in a response car. We treated a man at the scene and took him to hospital as a priority.

He died on Sunday, 19 March 2023, after the decision was made to turn off his life support machine. He was survived by his girlfriend, two daughters, a son, stepchildren, and grandchildren. His daughter, Sophie Jayne Grant, said:

I’m devastated. My dad was a legend in so many ways. He always brought a smile and laughter to everyone’s face. He would do anything for anyone and was a massive Arsenal fan.

He was an actor, father and grandad. He loved his daughters and son and his girlfriend Maria very much, as well as her kids who were like stepchildren to him. My dad I love you so much sleep tight.

Fact #2 : Paul Grant’s Cause Of Death Is Unknown

Some people are claiming that Paul Grant died of a heart attack, but there is simply no evidence of that.

Law enforcement officials and his family have not revealed his cause of death. He could have died from any number of natural causes, from a heart attack to a stroke, or even cardiac arrest.

Until and unless the authorities or his family reveal his cause of death, anyone who tells you that Paul Grant died from this or that cause is likely lying to you.

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Fact #3 : Paul Grant Had Long History Of Drug + Alcohol Abuse

Paul Grant had a long history of drug and alcohol abuse. In fact, just last month – in February 2023, he gave an interview outside the same St. Pancras train station, and shared how he spent all of his money on sex workers and drugs. He also admitted to “blowing” his Star Wars fortune, and that he had been “drinking too much”.

A family friend also said that the 4 foot 4-inch actor had always battled drug and alcohol addiction.

He was a lovely bloke. He’s always battled with drugs and alcohol addiction but he was a talented actor.

He called himself the “King of the Dwarfs”. It’s so sad.

It is possible that Paul Grant’s long drug and alcohol use may have contributed to his death at 56 years of age.

Fact #4 : Unknown If Paul Grant Was Vaccinated

Paul Grant never publicly revealed his COVID-19 vaccination status, so it is unknown if he ever received the COVID-19 vaccine.

The COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory, which is why many people like Kris Jordan, Aaron Carter, Kirstie Alley and Stephan Bonnar were never vaccinated.

Until and unless his family reveals his vaccination status, anyone who tells you that Paul Grant was fully-vaccinated or boosted is likely lying to you.

Fact #5 : Vaccine Side Effects Appear Within Hours / Days

Even if Paul Grant was vaccinated against COVID-19, he would have received all of his doses more than a year ago.

He cannot possibly have died from a vaccine side effect, because they appear within hours or days, not months later.

Mild side effects like injection site pain, fever, muscle ache, headache, lethargy develop within minutes to hours of the vaccination.

Anaphylaxis develops within minutes, while other severe adverse reactions like myocarditis and VITT develop within days.

The spike proteins produced by the COVID-19 vaccines also do not stick around for months. If these spike proteins are permanent (as antivaxxers claim), we would have lifelong immunity.

Your own immune system will identify the spike proteins as foreign, and destroy them within a matter of days, although some may last for up to a few weeks. This is part of how vaccines teach your immune system to identify the enemy and destroy it.

Read more : Kaden Clymer : 6-Foot Blood Clot NOT From Vaccine!

Fact #6 : Claims Of Celebrities Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

So far, claims of sudden deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false at every instance. Here is the latest dozen of other false sudden death claims!

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Did Cody Longo Die Suddenly From Vaccine SADS?!

Did Days of Our Lives actor Cody Longo die suddenly from COVID-19 vaccine SADS?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2023-02-16 : Added updates from the Austin Police Department.
Originally posted @ 2023-02-11

 

Claim : Cody Longo Died Suddenly From Vaccine SADS!

After news broke that Cody Longo suddenly collapsed and died, anti-vaccination activists immediately claimed that the 34 year-old former Days of Our Lives actor died from the COVID-19 vaccine!

Yup, another one suddenly bites the dust.
#diedsuddenly #DiedSuddenly #DiedSuddenlyNews

Cody Longo dies of myocarditis at age 34 💉

‘Days of Our Lives’ Actor Cody Longo Dead at 34 👉🏼UMMMM WHY DON’T THESE PEOPLE DO AUTOPSIES BECAUSE THIS IS GETTING REAL 💉

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No Evidence Cody Longo Died Suddenly From Vaccine SADS!

It’s now tradition for anti-vaccination activists to immediately blame all celebrity deaths or illnesses on the COVID-19 vaccine.

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by anti-vaccination activists, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Cody Longo Was Found Dead In His Own Bed

Cody Longo (born March 4, 1988) made his film debut in the 2008 movie, Ball Don’t Lie. He later appeared in Days of Our Lives, and Hollywood Heights, as well as stints in CSI: NY and Make It Or Break It.

On Wednesday, February 8, 2023, his wife Stephanie Clark who was working at a local dance studio could not reach him. She called the police and asked them to check on him.

When they arrived at his residence in Austin, Texas, there was no response, so the police officers kicked the door down, and found Cody Longo dead in his own bed.

He leaves behind his wife, Stephanie, and three children – a 7 year-old daughter, a 5 year-old son, and a 1 year-old son. His representative, Alex Gittelson confirmed his death, and provided a statement from his wife

Cody was our whole world. The kids and I are shattered and beyond devastated.

He was the best dad and best father. We will always and forever miss you and love you.

Fact #2 : Cody Longo’s Cause Of Death Is Believed To Be Alcohol Poisoning

Cody Longo’s official cause of death has not been revealed, but his family believes that he relapsed, and alcoholism was what likely killed him.

The family member who relayed the news to TMZ, said that Cody struggled with alcohol abuse for years, and went to rehab over the summer.

In November 2020, he was arrested for domestic assault, after allegedly getting into a drunken fight with his wife.

On Saturday, February 11, 2023, his long-time friend, and agent, Alex Gittelson, issued a written statement, saying that his cause of death is believed to be “alcohol-related”.

He died in his sleep at his home in Austin, TX, and was found Wednesday morning. The cause is believed to have been alcohol-related.

Gittelson later told The Washington Post that Cody Longo died in his sleep from what is believed to be “accidental alcohol poisoning“.

There is certainly no evidence to back up claims that he died from myocarditis or cardiac arrest caused by COVID-19 vaccines.

Recommended : Did Lisa Marie Presley Die Of Vaccine Cardiac Arrest?!

Fact #3 : An Autopsy Was Conducted On Cody Longo

Claims that the authorities won’t conduct an autopsy on Cody Longo because it would expose the truth have proven to be false.

On February 13, the Austin Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE that his death did not happen under suspicious circumstances. An autopsy was conducted, and they are still waiting for the autopsy and toxicology reports.

However, based on existing evidence, homicide detectives have concluded that Cody Longo’s death was “non-suspicious”.

Again, there is no evidence Cody Longo died from myocarditis or cardiac arrest caused by COVID-19 vaccines.

Fact #4 : Unknown If Cody Longo Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

It is currently unknown if Cody Longo was vaccinated against COVID-19, as he has never publicly mentioned his vaccination status.

For all we know – he may not even be vaccinated! The COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United States, despite what anti-vaccination activists may claim.

For example, anti-vaccination activists claimed that Kaden Clymer was almost crippled by a 6-foot long vaccine-induced blood clot, but the high school athlete was never vaccinated against COVID-19!

Until and unless his family reveals his COVID-19 vaccination status, anyone who claims that Cody Longo received the COVID-19 vaccine is likely lying to you.

Read more : Did Vaccine Injury Force Justin Bieber To Cancel Tour?!

Fact #5 : Vaccine Side Effects Appear Within Hours / Days

Even if Cody Longo was vaccinated against COVID-19, he would have received his doses many months ago.

He cannot possibly have died from a vaccine side effect, because they appear within hours or days, not many weeks or months later.

Mild side effects like injection site pain, fever, muscle ache, headache, lethargy develop within minutes to hours of the vaccination.

Anaphylaxis develops within minutes, while other severe adverse reactions like myocarditis and VITTdevelop within days.

The spike proteins produced by the COVID-19 vaccines also do not stick around for months. If these spike proteins are permanent (as antivaxxers claim), we would have lifelong immunity.

Your own immune system will identify the spike proteins as foreign, and destroy them within a matter of days, although some may last for up to a few weeks. This is part of how vaccines teach your immune system to identify the enemy and destroy it.

Fact #6 : Claims Of Celebrities Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

So far, claims of sudden deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false at every instance. Here is the latest dozen of other false sudden death claims!

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Dax Tejera : Cause of Death NOT Vaccine Heart Attack!

Did ABC News producer Dax Tejera die from a vaccine-induced heart attack at just 37 years of age?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2023-04-01 : Added Dax Tejera’s official cause of death, and more details.
Updated @ 2023-01-04 : Added more details about Dax Tejera’s heart attack and death.

Originally posted @ 2022-12-27

 

Claim : Dax Tejera Died From Vaccine-Induced Heart Attack!

Right after news broke that Dax Tejera died suddenly, anti-vaccination activists immediately claimed that the ABC News producer died from a COVID-19 vaccine-induced heart attack!

The sudden death of 37y male is shocking .Myocardits post covid vaccine is a possibility that should be explored My deepest condolences to the young family losing their beloved father

ABC News executive producer Dax Tejera, 37, died of a heart attack. COVID vaccines should immediately be pulled off the market.

ABC News producer Dax Tejera dead at 37 RIP, wake up this is not a tragic case this is Genocide by the vaccine manufactures, How many suddenly do we need to wake the F world up you could be the next person if you had the 💉.

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Truth : Dax Tejera Did Not Die From Vaccine-Induced Heart Attack!

It’s now a tradition for anti-vaccination activists to immediately blame all celebrity deaths or illnesses on the COVID-19 vaccine.

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by anti-vaccination activists, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Dax Tejera Collapsed After From Dinner + Drinks

Initially, Dax Tejera – an ABC News executive producer, reportedly passed away from a heart attack on Friday, December 23, 2022. This was announced by ABC News President Kim Goodwin in a staff memo on Christmas Eve :

It’s with a heavy heart and great sadness that we share that our friend and colleague, Dax Tejera passed away suddenly of a heart attack last night.

As EP (Executive Producer) of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Dax’s energy, passion and love for that show, ABC News, and you, shined every Sunday morning. That same love was extended to his precious girls.

Our thoughts are with his wife, Veronica, the couple’s two young daughters, and the entire Tejera family.

Since then, more details have emerged about his death. Dax Tejera collapsed while walking back from dinner and drinks with his wife at a New York City restaurant. He was taken to Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital in an ambulance, but died before he could reach it.

Fact #2 : Dax Tejera Choked To Death

An autopsy was performed on Dax Tejera, and on February 8, 2023, the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner announced that Dax Tejera died from “asphyxia due to obstruction of airway by food bolus complicating acute alcohol intoxication“, and classified his death as “accidental“.

In other words, Dax Tejera choked to death while intoxicated with alcohol. He did not suffer a heart attack as initially suspected. He also did not suffer from any COVID-19 vaccine side effect. Anti-vaccination activists have been proven WRONG… YET AGAIN.

Read more : Why NYPD Arrested Dax Tejera’s Wife After His Death!

Fact #3 : Unknown If Dax Tejera Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Anti-vaccination activists claim that Dax Tejera was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. However, there is no evidence of that, as he never publicly revealed his vaccination status.

For all we know – he may not even be vaccinated! The COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United States where he lives, and many people like Kris Jordan, Aaron Carter, Kirstie Alley and Stephan Bonnar were never vaccinated.

Dax Tejera took his family to St. Barts for a holiday in July 2021, which some anti-vaccination activists are claiming as evidence he was fully vaccinated. That’s not true, because St. Barts allows both vaccinated and unvaccinated Americans to visit.

  • Fully-vaccinated American and Canadian travellers can visit St. Barthelemy without undergoing any PCR or antigen test.
  • Unvaccinated American and Canadian travellers can visit St. Barthelemy with a negative PCR test for COVID-19, taken within 3 days prior to departure, or a negative antigen test taken within 2 days prior to arrival.

So it is possible that Dax Tejera was never vaccinated against COVID-19. Until and unless we know his COVID-19 vaccination status, anyone who claims that Dex Tejera died from the COVID-19 vaccine is lying to you.

Fact #4 : Vaccine Side Effects Appear Within Hours / Days

Even if Dax Tejera was fully-vaccinated before his trip to St. Barts in July 2021, he cannot possibly be suffering from any vaccine side effects, because they appear within days, not 17 months later.

Mild side effects like injection site pain, fever, muscle ache, headache, lethargy develop within minutes to hours of the vaccination.

Anaphylaxis develops within minutes, while other severe adverse reactions like myocarditis and TTS develop within days.

The spike proteins produced by the COVID-19 vaccines also do not stick around for months. If these spike proteins are permanent (as antivaxxers claim), we would have lifelong immunity.

Your own immune system will identify the spike proteins as foreign, and destroy them within a matter of days, although some may last for up to a few weeks. This is part of how vaccines teach your immune system to identify the enemy and destroy it.

Read more : Vaccine Myocarditis Risk Less Than 1 In Million!

Fact #5 : COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries Can Be Proven

Despite anti-vaccination activists chalking up sudden deaths or injuries to the vaccine; injury from rare vaccine adverse effects like myocarditis and TTS can be proven.

Vaccine-induced myocarditis has distinct histopathology findings that are different from typical myocarditis, so a pathologist will be able to determine if the myocarditis was caused by the vaccines or otherwise.

Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS) is very specific to the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. It is also easily differentiated by its unique combination of blood clots in large veins of the brains, abdomen and lungs, together with low platelet counts leading to bleeding tendencies.

Fact #6 : Claims Of Celebrities Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

This is yet another example of anti-vaccination activists abusing celebrity deaths / injuries to create and propagate FAKE NEWS about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.

So far, claims of celebrity deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false at every instance. Here is the latest dozen of other false celebrity claims!

Will these anti-vaccination activists apologise for lying to you? Nope! They will just move on to the next celebrity tragedy…

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Adam Zimmer : New Sudden Death Details Revealed!

Did 38 year-old Bengals offensive analyst, Adam Zimmer, die from vaccine-induced Sudden Adult Death Syndrome?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2022-11-08 : Added details of Adam Zimmer’s condition when police found him.
Updated @ 2022-11-06 : Added details of the NFL vaccine mandate for coaches.

Originally posted @ 2022-11-04

 

Claim : Adam Zimmer Died From Vaccine Sudden Death!

Right after news broke that 38 year-old Adam Zimmer died unexpectedly, anti-vaccination activists immediately claim that the Bengals offensive analyst died from vaccine-induced sudden death (SADS / VIDS / VDS)!

Adam Zimmer, asst Bengals coach age 38 found dead. No cause given, no foul play. Here’s his dad, as Vikings coach frustrated with players not getting the vaccine. I’m willing to bet this is a case of SADS & the coroner will find he had myocarditis 🚫💉

Adam Zimmer, NFL Coach, Succumbs to Poisonous Jab at 38  #COVID19 #vaccine

Sudden mRNA Death Syndrome.

Read more : Did 20 Year-Old Derek Gray Die From Vaccine SADS?!

 

No Evidence Adam Zimmer Died From COVID-19 Vaccine!

It’s becoming a tradition for anti-vaccination activists to immediately blame all athlete deaths or injuries on the COVID-19 vaccine.

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by anti-vaccination activists, and here are the reasons why… and the current facts that we know so far.

Fact #1 : Adam Zimmer Was Found Dead With An Eye Injury

Adam Zimmer (born January 13, 1984) started working with the Cincinnati Bengals as their offensive analyst in July 2022, working remotely from his Minnesota home.

At 1:13 PM on Monday, October 31, the Mendota Heights Police Department were called to conduct a welfare check at his house in the 2500 block of Condon Court, after someone reported that he “had passed out from drinking“.

Based on a search warrant affidavit filed at the Dakota County District Court last week, officers found Adam Zimmer seated on a couch, and he “appeared to have bruising or blood pooling around his eye“, suggesting he may have been punched in the eye.

A woman was there when the police arrived, although the court filing did not identify her, or explain her relationship to Adam Zimmer, if any.

The police department said that “there are no signs of foul play“, and that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. Police captain Wayne Wegener said that his office was “not investigating this as a suspicious death“.

According to the inventory receipt tied to the court filing, the police only took an iPhone, presumably belonging to Adam Zimmer.

Fact #2 : Adam Zimmer’s Cause Of Death Is Currently Unknown

Adam Zimmer’s body was sent to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office, where the coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine his cause and manner of death.

The coroner completed the autopsy but has not released the results. Adam Zimmer’s body was released to his family, and his funeral was scheduled for 11 AM on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Community Church in Colleyville.

Until the autopsy results are known, anyone who claims that Adam Zimmer died of this cause or that cause is lying to you.

There is no evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines had any part in his death. But the court filing suggested that alcohol had a part to play in his death.

Fact #3 : Adam Zimmer Was Likely Vaccinated

Anti-vaccination activists are pointing to the fact that his father, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is very public about his support for COVID-19 vaccination as “evidence” that Adam must be fully-vaccinated too.

While that is certainly a possibility, there is no evidence that Adam Zimmer was vaccinated against COVID-19, so it is wrong for anyone to claim that she died from COVID-19 vaccine side effects.

Earlier I wrote that there is no vaccine mandate in the NFL, and that Mike Zimmer kept expressing his frustration that some of his players refuse to get vaccinated. If the head coach cannot even get the players over which he has so much power to get the vaccine, he cannot force his own son to get vaccinated if he didn’t want to.

However, Steven Cass just pointed out that the NFL requires coaches to get vaccinated against COVID-19. He is correct – the NFL required coaches, front-office staff and team personnel to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster by December 27, 2021.

That said, the NFL vaccine mandate offers exemptions to those who are not eligible to be vaccinated (by CDC definition), and those who contracted COVID-19 in the last 90 days.

Read more : Kaden Clymer : 6-Foot Blood Clot NOT From Vaccine!

Fact #4 : Vaccine Side Effects Appear Within Hours / Days

Even if Adam Zimmer was vaccinated against COVID-19, he would have received all of his doses more than 10 months ago.

He cannot possibly have died from a vaccine side effect, because they appear within hours or days, not months later.

Mild side effects like injection site pain, fever, muscle ache, headache, lethargy develop within minutes to hours of the vaccination.

Anaphylaxis develops within minutes, while other severe adverse reactions like myocarditis and VITT develop within days.

The spike proteins produced by the COVID-19 vaccines also do not stick around for months. If these spike proteins are permanent (as antivaxxers claim), we would have lifelong immunity.

Your own immune system will identify the spike proteins as foreign, and destroy them within a matter of days, although some may last for up to a few weeks. This is part of how vaccines teach your immune system to identify the enemy and destroy it.

Fact #5 : Deaths / Injuries From COVID-19 Vaccines Can Be Proven

Despite anti-vaccination activists chalking up celebrity deaths to the vaccine; death or injury from rare vaccine adverse effects like anaphylaxis, myocarditis and VITT can be proven.

Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) from Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccines happens within minutes. That’s why people are asked to wait for 15-30 minutes after getting the vaccine. People who get an anaphylactic shock will require an epinephrine shot to quickly relieve it.

Vaccine-induced myocarditis has distinct histopathology findings that are different from typical myocarditis, so a pathologist will be able to determine if the myocarditis was caused by the vaccines or otherwise.

Vaccine-induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT) is very specific to the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. It is also easily differentiated by its unique combination of blood clots in large veins of the brains, abdomen and lungs, together with low platelet counts leading to bleeding tendencies.

Read more : Young Athletes At High Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest!

Fact #6 : COVID-19 Vaccines Proven Safe + Effective

COVID-19 vaccines underwent massive clinical trials, and were only approved after they were proven to be safe and effective.

In addition, they were constantly monitored after they received their approvals, which picked up rare side effects after they were administered to billions of people.

Anti-vaccination activists have often claimed that those who received the vaccine would die. Yet, the opposite was true – the vaccines are not only safe, they are effective in protecting people from getting hospitalised or dying from COVID-19.

Even prominent antivaxxer Steve Kirsch is healthy and well, despite being fully-vaccinated against COVID-19!

Fact #7 : Claims Of Athletes Dying From COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

This is yet another example of anti-vaccination activists abusing athlete deaths / injuries to create and propagate FAKE NEWS about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.

So far, claims of athlete deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false at every instance.

Will these anti-vaccination activists apologise for lying to you? Nope! They will just move on to the next athlete tragedy…

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Fact Check : Foods You Should Never Eat With Durian?!

Are there foods that you should never eat with durian, because they will make you sick… or even worse, kill you?!

Take a look at these viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : These Are Foods You Should Never Eat With Durian!

Durian has long been popular in South East Asia, and yet, there are so many myths and misinformation about this King of Fruits.

Many of these myths and misinformation have been circulating on social media, and spread on websites.

Even TikTok influencers, like a certain Malaysian Dato, are trying to ride on the durian gravy train to Internet stardom.

Here is a list of foods these “Internet gurus / experts” claim you should never eat with durian, because they will make you sick… or worse, kill you!

  • Coca-Cola
  • Coffee
  • Milk
  • White wine / alcohol
  • Crabs / seafood
  • Beef / mutton
  • Brinjal / Eggplant / Aubergine
  • Mangosteen / Lychee

I will add more, as and when I find new foods that people believe are dangerous to eat with durian.

 

Truth : You Can Eat These Foods With Durian!

The truth is – these claims are made up by self-professed Internet gurus / experts who have absolutely NO IDEA what the heck they are talking about, and here are the reasons why…

Note : Some of these claims are based on Chinese traditional medicine “beliefs”. I can only tell you what has been scientifically proven or known.

Fact #1 : You Can Drink Coca-Cola While Eating Durian

There is no scientific basis for the claim that Coca-Cola or other soft drinks are dangerous to drink while eating durian.

Coca-Cola and other soft drinks are nothing more than flavoured carbonated water with a lot of sugar in them. They do not interact with durian to produce anything toxic.

However, it is not advisable to imbibe in durian and soft drinks often, as they are both very high in calories.

Fact #2 : You Can Drink Coffee While Eating Durian

There is no scientific basis for the claim that drinking coffee while eating durian can increase your blood pressure and cause a heart attack!

In fact, there are many companies selling durian coffee – basically coffee with durian extracts. Such drinks would have caused many deaths if this claim was true.

It is possible that this false claim originated from a 2018 case in Penang, Malaysia; where two Nepali men were hospitalised after drinking durian coffee that had been tampered with an unknown drug.

The coffee mixture also contains a foreign green substance which is not available in the original packaging. There is a marked difference in weightage, contents and packaging.

The instant durian coffee mixture is laced with a kind of drug, which has yet to be identified, based on the symptoms shown by the two men.

Besides, heart attacks are caused by blockage of your heart’s arteries, by blood clots and arteriosclerosis that develop over years. The mixing of durian and coffee cannot produce instant arteriosclerosis or blood clots.

Read more : Can Coffee Compounds Cure / Prevent COVID-19?

Fact #3 : You Can Drink Milk While Eating Durian

The claim that drinking milk after eating durian is lethal, because it will increase your blood pressure and cause a heart attack, is nonsense.

It is also not logical. Heart attacks are caused by blockage of your heart’s arteries, by blood clots and arteriosclerosis that develop over years. The mixing of milk and durian cannot produce instant arteriosclerosis or blood clots.

Fact #4 : You Can Drink Some Alcohol While Eating Durian

It is claimed that drinking alcohol while eating durian can cause severe indigestion, heartburn and even death. Allegedly, the high sulphur content in durian helps to break down the alcohol in your body… killing you?

As you can tell, even the premise behind this claim is ridiculous – how does the higher metabolism of alcohol injure or kill you? If the high sulphur content in durian increases metabolism of alcohol, it would allow you to better sustain higher levels of drinking!

It is really the other way around – durian have disulphide (disulfide) compounds that may have a disulfiram effect.

Popularly known as Antabuse, disulfiram is a drug that prevents our body from properly metabolising alcohol, causing unpleasant side effects like headache, nausea, vomiting, sweating, chest pain, hyperventilation, vertigo, etc. – what you would experience with an alcohol hangover.

A single 2009 laboratory study showed that the raw durian fruit has disulphide compounds that inhibit up to 70% of the acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) enzyme, potentially producing the disulfiram effect. However, this  has not yet been confirmed in actual human or animal studies.

There is, therefore, no actual scientific basis for the claim that drinking alcohol while eating durian is dangerous. Even if the disulphide compounds in durian do produce a disulfiram effect, it will only cause hangover-like effects that are unpleasant but won’t kill you.

However, out of an abundance of caution, it would be a good idea to limit your alcohol intake while eating durian, while monitoring for the disulfiram effect. If you do experience it while eating durian, you should stop consuming alcohol.

Read more : Timah Whiskey Brand Sold + Moving To China?

Original credit : Year of the Durian

Fact #5 : You Can Eat Crabs / Seafood While Eating Durian

This myth is based on TCM belief that crabs / seafood are “cooling” while durian is “warming” or “heaty”.

Apparently, they believe that it is not good for “cooling” and “warming” foods to mix in your stomach, because it “confuses” the digestive system and causes the stomach to be “upset”.

This belief is not backed by any scientific evidence. It isn’t even consistent – TCM practitioners also advise against mixing alcohol and durian because they are both “warming” foods.

There is no reason or evidence that eating crabs or any kind of seafood with durian, or after eating durian, is bad or dangerous in any way.

Fact #6 : You Can Eat Beef / Mutton While Eating Durian

This myth is based on TCM belief that beef and mutton are “warming” or “heaty” foods. Apparently, they believe that eating two “warming” foods together increases the “heatiness” of your body, and cause inflammation.

There is simply no scientific evidence that any of that mumbo-jumbo is true, never mind any actual evidence eating beef or mutton with durian causes any harm.

These false claims are not even consistent. In Fact #5, I shared how TCM believes the opposite is also true – that mixing “cooling” and “warming” foods is bad.

Read more : Can You Eat Durian Before / After COVID-19 Vaccination?

Angus beef burger with D24 durian by Lombardo’s

Fact #7 : You Can Eat Brinjal / Eggplant With Durian

This myth is based on TCM belief that brinjal / eggplant and durian are both “warming” foods, and that eating them together will make you sick by increasing the “heatiness” and inflammation of your body.

Again, this is utter nonsense that has no scientific evidence or basis whatsoever.

Fact #8 : You Can Eat Mangosteen / Lychee With Durian

Now, this is a real test in logic. TCM practitioners say that mangosteen and lychee should not be consumed with durian because… get this – they are “cooling” and “warming” foods respectively!

Mangosteen + durian is apparently bad because mixing “cooling” and “warming” foods confuses the digestive system, leading to an upset stomach.

Lychee + durian is apparently bad because mixing two “warming” foods increases your body’s “heatiness” and causes inflammation.

Twisted yourself into a pretzel trying to figure this nonsense out? Don’t bother.

There is simply no scientific evidence or basis whatsoever that it is dangerous or bad to eat mangosteen or lychee with durian.

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Paul Pelosi : Real vs. Fake Arrest Mugshot Compared!

People have been sharing a mugshot of Paul Pelosi – US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband – who was arrested for DUI.

Take a look at the viral photo and find out what his real mugshot really looks like!

 

Claim : This Is The Paul Pelosi Arrest Mugshot

For many American conservatives, the story of Paul Pelosi getting arrested for DUI has not gotten enough media attention. So they have resorted to claiming that he was also arrested for possessing child porn and drugs, or that Nancy Pelosi was with the real culprit, and Paul was covering for her.

More recently, they shared a photo, claiming that it was of Paul Pelosi, with a blackened eye.

Paul Pelosi’s mug shot. Looks like he got a shinner…. #PaulPelosi #PaulPelosiMugShot #MugShots #NancyPelosi

Paul Pelosi’s mug shot. Don’t stop passing this around before it is banned…

The police refused to release it but his mugshot got leaked.

 

Paul Pelosi : Real vs. Fake Arrest Mugshot Compared!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS that American conservatives are creating to smear politicians across the aisle.

Fact #1 : That Mugshot Was Photo Edited

The Paul Pelosi mugshot that went viral was digitally altered from a photo taken at the Pre-Grammy Gala, taken by Kevork Djansezian on February 14, 2016.

Here is a comparison of the crop of that Pre-Grammy Gala photo (on the left), and the edited photo on the right.

You can see that many parts of the face are similar – ears, nose, mouth, left eye, both eyebrows, and even the wrinkles on his face.

The person who altered the photo made him look heavier, added hair from a different person, as well as a blackened right eye.

Fact #2 : His Real Mugshot Was Released

Perhaps as a response to the fake mugshot being shared online, Paul Pelosi’s real mugshot was released by the Napa County Department of corrections, with this statement :

Napa County Department of Corrections Releases Paul Pelosi Mugshot

(NAPA, California) — On the night of May 28, 2022, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) arrested Paul Pelosi (DOB 4/15/40) for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving with a .08% Blood Alcohol Content or Higher. He was booked into the Napa County Department of Corrections and subsequently cite released the following morning.

In Napa County, the decision to release or withhold mugshots or booking photos lies with the Napa County Department of Corrections, not the District Attorney’s Office. In the days after Mr. Pelosi’s arrest, Napa County followed the Department of Corrections’ policy regarding the release of booking photos and mugshots. Mr. Pelosi received the same treatment under that policy that all individuals released from County Jail receive.

No state law specifically requires the release of booking photos or mugshots, but policies regarding this topic can vary by jurisdiction. Napa County updated its policy to reflect current best practices and align with the policies of similar jurisdictions. As such, Napa County is now making available to the media and the public the booking photo of Mr. Pelosi taken at approximately 4:30 a.m. on May 29, 2022, at Napa County Department of Corrections.

This comparison shows you his real mugshot (on the left), and the fake mugshot (on the right).

As you can see, Paul Pelosi did not suffer any facial injuries from his crash.

Fact #3 : Paul Pelosi Was Arrested For DUI

Paul Pelosi was driving home from a dinner party at around 10:15 PM on Saturday night, when he attempted to cross a State Route 29 intersection at Walnut Lane in the Napa County.

His 2021 Porsche was hit by a 48 year-old Jeep driver, Jesus Lopez. Fortunately, neither men were hurt seriously, although both cars were written off in the crash.

After the accident, Paul was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.08%, and arrested on “suspicion of DUI”.

Fact #4 : He Faces Two Misdemeanour Charges

Paul Pelosi’s bail was set at $5,000 for two counts of misdemeanour :

  • driving under the influence
  • driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher

He is scheduled to appear in court on August 3, 2022; although Napa County District Attorney Allison Haley said that she has not decided whether to bring charges.

This is standard protocol for any DUI case that is referred by a law enforcement agency in Napa County.

No decision has been made at this time. Any speculation to the contrary is incorrect.

When a filing decision is made by the Napa County District Attorney, the media and public will be notified.

Fact #5 : A Young Lady Was Not Involved

The claims that Paul Pelosi was with a (very) young lady are also false.

This was confirmed by the accident report, which only shows two drivers involved. There were no passengers in both cars.

 

Fact #6 : Nancy Pelosi Was Not Involved

To be clear, there were only two people involved in the accident – Paul Pelosi and Jesus Lopez.

Claim that US Speaker Nancy Pelosi was the real driver, but her husband covered for her are false. This was confirmed by her spokesperson, who stated :

The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast.

She could not be with her husband as she was in the East Coast to deliver a commencement address to the 2022 graduates and receive an honorary doctorate degree at Brown University in Rhode Island, on Monday, 30 May 2022.

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Was Paul Pelosi Arrested For Child Porn + Cocaine?!

Was Paul Pelosi – US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband – just arrested for child porn and crack cocaine?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2022-06-10 : Added Napa County DA’s announcement on charges.
Originally posted @ 2022-05-30

 

Claim : Paul Pelosi Was Arrested For Child Porn + Cocaine!

Within hours of the news breaking that US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, was arrested in California, Vancouver Times posted a story that claimed he was found to also be in possession of child porn and crack cocaine!

They later updated their story to also claim that Nancy Pelosi would also face charges, and that she was tied to international sex trafficking rings.

Paul Pelosi is in serious trouble and could face many years in prison.

Paul Pelosi, the 82-year-old husband of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was re-arrested this weekend for possession of child pornography and crack cocaine. The MSM reported on the first arrest, but not the second arrest.

Sources indicate Pelosi paid off the prosecutor’s office to keep the second arrest “off-the-books.”

Paul Pelosi was first arrested late Saturday in Napa County north of San Francisco, according to a sheriff’s office online booking report.

He was caught driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher, the report said.

Pelosi was originally released on bail, but was re-arrested after police found child pornography on his phone, as well as crack cocaine and pipes in his car. The child porn and drugs were not found during the initial search.

California Highway Patrol Officer and the FBI stated the investigation is ongoing and both Pelosi and his wife Nancy could be facing more charges. There has long been speculation the Pelosi’s are tied to international sex trafficking rings.

Pelosi’s arrest was first reported by TMZ.

 

Truth : Paul Pelosi Was Not Arrested For Child Porn Or Cocaine…

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created to generate page views and money from gullible people.

Fact #1 : Vancouver Times Is A Fake News Website

Vancouver Times is a “content aggregator” (copy and paste) website that is known for creating fake news to generate more page views and money.

To look legitimate, they copy and paste news from legitimate news organisations. To drive traffic, they create fake news, sometimes masked as “satire”.

To give themselves a veneer of deniability, they label themselves as a “satire website” in their About Us section.

Vancouver Times is the most trusted source for satire on the West Coast. We write satirical stories about issues that affect conservatives.

We are not affiliated with the mainstream media (CBC, CTV etc.) in any way, and any similarities between our content and the work of the MSM is purely coincidental.

Fact #2 : They Relabel Fake Stories As Satire

The Satire section in Vancouver Times appears to be a place where their fake stories go to “die”.

It looks like their SOP is to post fake stories as genuine news, to trick people and go viral. They will then shift their fake stories to the Satire section after getting fact checked.

They first posted this fake story about Paul Pelosi under their America section, only moving it to their Satire section after I fact checked it.

Here are some of the fake news that they created recently, that we debunked :

Fact #3 : Paul Pelosi Was Arrested For DUI

Paul Pelosi was driving home from a dinner party at around 10:15 PM on Saturday night, when his 2021 Porsche was hit by a 48 year-old Jeep driver on Walnut Lane in the Napa County while he was trying to cross a State Route 29 intersection.

After the accident, Paul was arrested on “suspicion of DUI”.  He was not arrested for possession of child porn or crack cocaine.

Vancouver Times created that fake claim that the police found child pornography and crack cocaine to drive traffic to their website.

Fact #4 : He Was Granted Bail Within Hours

Paul Pelosi was granted bail within hours, which would not be possible if he was really found to possess child pornography and crack cocaine, as Vancouver Times falsely claimed.

According to Napa County records, this was what happened :

  • 11:44 PM, May 28 : Paul Pelosi was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
  • 4:13 AM, May 29 : Paul Pelosi was booked into jail
  • 7:26 AM, May 29 : Paul Pelosi was released at 7:26 on bail

Fact #5 : He Faces Two Misdemeanour Charges

Paul Pelosi’s bail was set at $5,000 for two counts of misdemeanour :

  • driving under the influence
  • driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher

As the police booking record shows, there was NO MENTION of child porn or crack cocaine – the possession of which are felonies, not misdemeanours.

Vancouver Times made up those claims, to drive traffic to their fake news article.

Fact #6 : Nancy Pelosi Was Not Involved

US Speaker Nancy Pelosi was not with her husband during the incident, it is nonsensical for Vancouver Times to claim that she could be facing charges herself.

This was confirmed by her spokesperson, who stated :

The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast.

She could not be with her husband as she was in the East Coast to deliver a commencement address to the 2022 graduates and receive an honorary doctorate degree at Brown University in Rhode Island, on Monday, 30 May 2022.

Fact #7 : Nancy Pelosi Was Not Tied To Sex Trafficking Rings

Nancy Pelosi was never tied to sex trafficking rings.

That is part of QAnon conspiracy theories about Democrat sex trafficking rings that have been repeatedly debunked.

Fact #8 : Napa County DA Reviewing DUI Charges

On Thursday, June 9, 2022, Napa County District Attorney Allison Haley announced that the Napa County DA’s Office was reviewing the DUI charges.

Haley also said that Paul Pelosi agreed to a court date for early August, although no decision has been made at this time (to charge him for DUI).

If it’s not obvious by now, Paul Pelosi was never arrested and will not be charged for possession of child porn or crack cocaine.

Everything that Vancouver Times publishes should be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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Fact Check : Timah Whiskey Brand Sold + Moving To China?

Was the award-winning Timah whiskey brand sold to China, with its factory shifting to 100 acres of land?

Take a look at the new viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Timah Whiskey Brand Sold + Moving To China!

This message has gone viral on WhatsApp and Facebook, with people sharing it as evidence of the dysfunctional government in Malaysia shooting itself in its own foot… again.

Breaking News!

TIMAH sold to China and the whole factory will be shifting to China. And the China businessman is locating the factory in a 100 acres land!

💪💪💪👏👏👏👍👍👍

Taxation income for the govt. coffer fr. this company is now forever lost thanks to Malaysia’s holier than thou attitude.

The repurcussion is far greater. Foreigners will fight shy to invest in this country. At anytime d name of your product/co. can be interpreted by religious morons as provocative n you have to bend to their wishes by d stupid govt.

 

Truth : Timah Whiskey Brand NOT Sold / Moving To China!

The Timah whiskey brand has recently been under attack over its name in Malaysia, and it’s really bad for business confidence in Malaysia.

And while the viral message has a point about the Malaysian government’s holier than thou attitude, it is still FAKE NEWS!

And here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Winepak Still Owns Timah Whiskey Brand

The Timah whiskey brand has NOT been sold to any company in China, and is still owned by the Winepak Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd.

Fact #2 : Winepak Is Considering A Name + Image Change

On 28 October 2021, the Malaysia Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Alexander Nanta Linggi announced that Winepak requested a week to discuss with their shareholders and board of directors on changing the name and image of their Timah whiskey.

Winepak would not need to do this if they actually sold the brand to a Chinese company.

Fact #3 : Moving To China Won’t Change Things

Winepak has also not announced any plan to move its factory to China, and there is no evidence any Chinese businessman will be allocating 100 acres of land for such a factory.

In any case, moving its factory to China will not change things, the Malaysian government is insisting that they change their name and image.

Even if they move the factory to China, they would still have to change the whiskey’s name and image.

Fact #4 : Timah Whiskey Production Does Not Require 100 Acres Of Land

According to Malt Review, Winepak blends the two imported peated malts, with a locally-distilled neutral cane spirit made from molasses, and ages the blend for at least three years to produce this whiskey.

In other words, Timah can be produced in a small facility, and does not require 100 acres (4.35 million square feet) of land, which is enough to build 15 to 20 condominiums!

 

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What To Do Before, During + After COVID-19 Vaccination?

Getting ready for your COVID-19 vaccination?

Find out what you need to do BEFORE, DURING and AFTER your COVID-19 vaccination!

 

What Should You Do Before COVID-19 Vaccination?

Just received your COVID-19 vaccination appointment? This is what you need to do BEFORE, DURING and AFTER your COVID-19 vaccination!

Medication?

There are fake messages on social media asking people to stop taking their medications before getting their vaccination. That is false and dangerous!

You should CONTINUE to take your medication, unless advised otherwise by your doctor.

Dietary / Exercise Restrictions?

There are NO restrictions on diet or exercise before your vaccination.

However, you should limit or avoid alcohol the day before your vaccination. Excessive alcohol intake can suppress your immune system, and reduce the efficacy of the vaccine.

Painkillers?

You should NOT take painkillers before going for your vaccination.

That’s because painkillers can suppress your immune response, and reduce the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Read more : Can You Take Painkillers Before / After COVID-19 Vaccination?

On Vaccination Day

On the day of your vaccination, please make sure to :

  1. Wear loose and comfortable clothes.
  2. Have a good meal, and drink some water. Don’t drink too much, or you will need to go to the toilet!
  3. Make sure you do NOT have a fever, or any other flu-like symptoms.
    If you are sick, do NOT go to the vaccination centre.
    You will be given a new appointment.
  4. Bring a smartphone with MySejahtera installed, if possible (Malaysia only, not compulsory).
  5. You must bring some form of identification – MyKad (Malaysia) or passport.
  6. Bring your medication list, if you need to ask the doctor’s advice at the vaccination centre.
  7. If you are pregnant, please bring your health record book.
  8. You must wear a face mask, and if possible, wear a face shield.
  9. Bring a bottle of water, in case you get thirsty.
  10. Bring a pen, and something stiff to write on, to fill in the forms.

 

What Should You Do During COVID-19 Vaccination?

When you get to the vaccination room or booth, please follow these steps :

  1. Check the label of the vial or prepared syringe, to confirm the vaccine you are receiving. Here in Malaysia, that’s Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Sinovac.
  2. The doctor or nurse will show you the syringe, for you to verify that it has the correct volume.
Vaccines Dose Volume
Pfizer COMIRNATY 0.3 ml
AstraZeneca Vaxzevria 0.5 ml
Sinovac CoronaVac 0.5 ml

If a low dead volume (LDV) syringe is used, you should read the volume from the first ring of the plunger, not the top.

Read more : How To Read The Volume Of LDV Syringe Correctly?

  1. Ask that you be allowed to record a video of the vaccination process.
  2. After receiving the injection, the doctor or nurse will show you the syringe, for you to confirm that it is empty.
  3. Before leaving the vaccination booth, go through the video to confirm that you received the dose.
  4. If there is any discrepancy, you can address it with the doctor or nurse, or ask to see a supervisor.

Read more : Vaccine Underdose : What Should You Watch Out For?

 

What Should You Do After COVID-19 Vaccination?

First, congratulate yourself on protecting yourself and your family. Then take some photos before you leave the vaccination centre, and share them on social media!

Dietary Restrictions?

There are NO RESTRICTIONS on your diet or daily life after vaccination. Please remember – you were vaccinated against COVID-19, not convicted of a crime!

However, it is best if you limit or avoid alcohol intake for a few days. Excessive alcohol intake can suppress your immune system, and reduce vaccine efficacy.

Exercise Or Not?

You may see health authorities advising against strenuous exercise after your vaccination. There are a few reasons :

  • A precautionary measure for adolescents and young adults (below 30 years of age) who received the Pfizer vaccine, as there is a very small risk that they may get myocarditis.
  • To avoid accidents if people start feeling side effects like headache or fever while exercising.
  • To avoid people conflating post-exercise pain and reporting it as post-vaccination side effect.

Continue COVID-19 Precautions!

You must continue to take COVID-19 precautions in public, like wear a face mask and a face shield, and maintaining physical distance in public, because :

  • you will not receive maximum protection until 2-3 weeks after your second dose.
  • vaccines cannot protect you 100% against COVID-19, so there is a small risk of breakthrough infections.
  • new variants like the Delta variant are partially resistant to vaccines.

Report Side Effects

You can expect some mild side effects over the next day or two, like fever, muscle ache and possibly headache.

You should not worry about them – they are evidence of your immune system learning to fight against COVID-19.

You can take painkillers if you need to, but try to use paracetamol / acetaminophen instead of NSAIDS like ibuprofen and aspirin.

You can report any side effects you feel over the next few days in MySejahtera. If they persist, or get severe, please seek medical attention at the nearest government hospital.

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Pub + Nightclub Ban : Fine Quietly Slashed By Half!

The Malaysian government just quietly slashed the fine for breaking the pub and nightclub ban by HALF!

While this may be a relief for those caught breaking the ban, it is still a hefty fine!

 

Pub + Nightclub Ban : Fine Quietly Slashed By Half!

On 17 March 2021, when the Malaysian government announced the three categories of offences, they set the fine for those breaking the pub and nightclub ban very high :

  • Companies operating a pub or nightclub : RM 50,000
  • Entering a pub or nightclub : RM 10,000
  • Entering an eatery within a pub or nightclub : RM 10,000

That changed on 22 March 2021, when the Malaysia Ministry of Health released this infographic on the Act 342 fines.

What most people, and even the press, did not notice was – they quietly slashed the fine for breaking the pub and nightclub ban by half!

  • Companies operating a pub or nightclub : RM 25,000
  • Entering a pub or nightclub : RM 5,000
  • Entering an eatery within a pub or nightclub : RM 5,000

While this may be a relief for those already hit with the massive RM 10K or RM 50K fine earlier, it is still a considerable sum of money.

Please note that the ban includes any restaurants or cafes within the pub or nightclub.

Since 8 February 2021, pubs and nightclubs are no longer allowed to serve food or drinks at their restaurants, or even offer takeaway!

But apparently, pubs have now switched their licences to restaurants and eateries that serve alcohol, bypassing this ban.

Recommended : Act 342 Offences : COVID-19 Fines, Discounts + FAQ!

 

Pub + Nightclub Fine : Can Appeal For A Discount!

Individuals or companies who get fined for not complying with the pub and nightclub ban can appeal for the following discounts, at the nearest District Health Office.

  • Pay within 7 days : 50% discount
  • Pay within 8 to 14 days : 25% discount

Please do NOT appeal for the discount at the police station. The discount can only be given, and the fine paid, at the District Health Office.

Also note that the discount is only given to first-time offenders. Repeat offenders will not receive the discount.

This infographic by the Malaysia Ministry of Health summarises the fines and discounts for those who break the pub and nightclub ban :

 

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Another U-Turn : Pub + Nightclub Restaurants Now Forbidden!

Malaysia just announced a sudden reversal of their policy of allowing pub and nightclub restaurants to offer takeaway food and drinks.

Nightclub and pub restaurants are no longer allowed to operate.

 

Pub + Nightclub Restaurants : No Longer Allowed!

On 8 February 2021, the Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) announced that pubs and nightclubs, as well as their restaurants, are no longer allow to operate.

Pubs and nightclubs have never been allowed to operate during the MCO, but just days ago, they allowed their restaurants to offer food and drinks for takeaway.

 

Pub + Nightclub Restaurants : Yet Another U-Turn

This is a sudden reversal of their policy to allow pub and nightclub restaurants to offer takeaway food and drinks, to survive during the MCO lockdown.

On 4 February 2021, just four days ago, MKN released an updated MCO SOP, that allowed pubs and nightclubs to operate their restaurants.

In that updated SOP, pub and nightclub restaurants were allowed to offer takeaway food and drinks from 6 AM until 10 PM.

Of course, they were not allowed to serve dine-in customers. But the takeaway option gave them a chance to eke out a living. That is no longer even an option, with this U-turn.

One wonders how their restaurants pose a greater risk of COVID-19 infections than “regular” restaurants, when they all only offer food and drinks to take-away…

 

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Fact Check : Hand Sanitiser Catches Fire, Burns Woman!

Did a woman severely burn both her hands, after the hand sanitiser she applied caught fire from a stove? Find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Woman Applies Hand Sanitiser And Catches Fire From Stove!

Clickbait websites posted stories about a lady who accidentally set both her hands on fire after applying a hand sanitiser.

The injured woman rubbed hand sanitiser all over her hands and arms before preparing a meal.

The woman was likely unaware that the alcohol-based hand sanitiser is a flammable substance.

While waiting for the sanitiser to evaporate, she turned on the kitchen stove.

To her horror, her arms instantly ignited, causing what looks like third-degree burns to both arms.

Clearly, the woman in question should have waited for the sanitiser to dry completely before going near the stove.

 

Hand Sanitiser Catches Fire, Burns Woman : Hoax Debunked!

This is yet another Internet hoax that have been circulating on social media. These websites apparently accepted the claim at face value, without fact-checking.

Alcohol Evaporates Pretty Quickly

The alcohol in alcohol-based hand sanitisers quickly evaporates when you rub it all over your hands. On average, it takes just 15 seconds for the alcohol in a hand sanitiser to evaporate.

Unless the woman in the story quickly turned on the stove after applying the hand sanitiser, it is not possible for the hand sanitiser on her hand to catch fire.

Hand Sanitisers Can Only Be Set On Fire Using A Direct Flame

In August 2010, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a report on the flammability of alcohol-based hand sanitisers. Here were their key findings :

  • a hand sanitiser with 60% alcohol is flammable, but only using a direct flame.
  • alcohol vapour can only be ignited by a direct flame.

In other words, for the story to be true, the woman would have to place both hands over, or very close to, the stove’s flames.

That’s A Skin Graft Donor Site

The picture is of a burn victim, whose forearm was harvested for skin grafts.

You can see the sharp edges on her right forearm – an actual burn would not look like that.

You can also see the pattern on the donor site – marks of the dermatome used to harvest the skin grafts.

 

Hand Sanitiser : Should You Still Use It?

Now, while the story may be a tall tale, you should never take alcohol-based hand sanitisers lightly. It is a flammable liquid, which will catch fire if you pour it near or onto an open flame.

Hand sanitiser brands like Purell recommend that you do NOT use alcohol-based hand sanitisers near an open flame, or while smoking a cigarette.

We should also point out that soap actually works better against microbes, including the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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However, a hand sanitiser is useful if you have no ready access to soap and clean water. Just make sure the hand sanitiser has an alcohol content of 60% to 95%.

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Hand Sanitiser : Can It Set Your Car On Fire?

People are sharing videos of cars catching fire from hand sanitisers left inside under the hot sun, but can a hand sanitiser really set your car on fire? Let’s find out!

 

Hand Sanitiser : Can It Set Your Car On Fire?

Fake news creators, including websites trying to go viral, keep churning out stories about hand sanitisers setting cars and even hands on fire.

Here is a recent example by Scoop – a brand new “entertainment” website, which basically copies and sensationalises news from other outlets.

The writer picked up the news from Daily Express, but added the claim it was caused by a hand sanitiser to sensationalise the story and make it go viral.

The original news report pointed out that the fire started in the engine compartment when the driver attempted to start the car (which underwent an engine overhaul the day before).

 

Hand Sanitiser : No, It Cannot Set Your Car On Fire!

Now, let us explain the science of why hand sanitisers cannot set your car on fire…

Fact #1 : Many Hand Sanitisers Are Not Flammable

There are two main types of hand sanitisers – alcohol-based hand sanitisers, and non-alcohol hand sanitisers.

The non-alcohol based hand sanitisers are based on povidone-iodine, triclosan or benzalkonium chloride, and are completely not flammable.

Alcohol-based hand sanitisers are somewhat flammable, but it all depends on their alcohol content. Those with lower alcohol concentrations – 60-70%, are less flammable than those with higher concentrations – 90-95%.

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Fact #2 : Alcohol Don’t Evaporate That Easily

Many people will point out that alcohol can evaporate, and the vapours are highly flammable. That is true but the boiling points of common types of alcohol used in hand sanitisers are pretty high :

  • Ethanol : 78.37 °C
  • Isopropyl alcohol : 82.5 °C
  • N-propanol : 97.0 °C

But how hot can your car get in a very hot day? Up to 60°C, according to the Metro UK.

In other words – your car won’t get HOT ENOUGH to evaporate the alcohol in your hand sanitiser!

Fact #3 : Alcohol Will Not Spontaneously Ignite

In August 2010, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a report on the flammability of alcohol-based hand sanitiser. Here were their key findings :

  • a hand sanitiser with 60% alcohol is flammable, but only using a direct flame.
  • alcohol vapour can only be produced by directly heating the hand sanitiser
  • alcohol vapour can only be ignited by a direct flame – it won’t spontaneously ignite.

 

Hand Sanitiser : Which Should You Get?

For a hand sanitiser to be effective at breaking apart coronaviruses like COVID-19, it needs to have an alcohol content of 60% to 95%.

Top healthcare authorities like the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the World Health Organisation (WHO), recommend using alcohol-based hand sanitisers over any other type of hand sanitiser.

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Hand Sanitiser Alcohol Catching Fire : Hoax Debunked!

A new viral post is circulating on social media, claiming that a lady badly burned her hands after the alcohol from the hand sanitiser she used caught fire!

Find out what the hoax claimed, and why this is yet another Internet hoax!

 

Hand Sanitiser Alcohol Catching Fire : The Hoax!

First, let’s take a look at the viral hoax that people are forwarding on social media. There are actually TWO versions…

Note : We added a HOAX disclaimer to the original photo, to prevent it from being used to fool more people.

This lady here applied sanitizer on her arms and went to the kitchen to cook. The moment she turn on the stove, her hand caught fire due to the alcohol contained in the sanitizer. Do be very careful.

这位女士在这里用消毒剂擦手臂,然后去厨房做饭。 当她打开火炉的那一刻,由于消毒剂中的酒精,手着火了。 要非常小心。

Attention everyone !!!

I just heard terrible news. A family of friends uses hand sanitizer and goes to the kitchen to cook.

As a result, when the HV gas stove is heated his hands burn as his hands contain hand sanitizer and go to the kitchen without washing his hands.

We use hand sanitizer that contains alcohol, so it’s easy to burn. Hope everyone should wash their hands before cooking

Don’t be careless, this sharing is true, not a joke, remember Remember!

Please send it. Another person knows and can avoid another victim.

 

Hand Sanitiser Alcohol Catching Fire : Hoax Debunked!

Now, let’s look at why this is yet another Internet hoax…

Alcohol Evaporates Completely!

First of all, the alcohol in alcohol-based hand sanitisers evaporates COMPLETELY when you rub it all over your hands.

If there’s any residue, that would be additives in the hand sanitiser – usually some kind of moisturiser to counter the drying action of the evaporating alcohol.

Unless you leave it to pool in your hands, the alcohol will evaporate completely, leaving nothing to catch fire.

That’s A Skin Graft Donor Site

If we are not mistaken, that picture is of a burn victim whose forearm was harvested for skin grafts.

You can see the sharp edges on her right forearm – an actual burn would not look like that.

You can also see the pattern on the donor site – marks of the dermatome.

 

What About That Hospital Memo On Alcohol Catching Fire?

You may have seen this Penang Adventist Hospital internal memo circulating around the same time.

If you actually read it carefully, it merely points out that alcohol-based hand sanitisers are POTENTIALLY flammable, which is true.

So it makes sense for them to warn that it would be a good idea to keep alcohol-based hand sanitisers away from high temperatures and flames.

But nowhere did it state that the alcohol in such hand sanitisers can catch fire AFTER you use it to sanitise your hands!

 

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