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Did WHO Order Worldwide Lockdowns Over Bird Flu?!

Did the WHO just order worldwide lockdowns after Australia reported its first human case of bird flu?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : WHO Orders Worldwide Lockdowns Over Bird Flu!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that the WHO (World Health Organization) just ordered harsh worldwide lockdowns after Australia reported its first human case of bird flu!

Here is an excerpt of the long and (intentionally?) confusing article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

WHO Orders ‘Worldwide Lockdowns’ As Australia Reports First Human Bird Flu Case

The World Health Organization (WHO) has ordered government’s to prepare to initiate harsh new lockdowns after Australia reported its first human case of Bird Flu on Wednesday.

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Truth : WHO Did Not Order Worldwide Lockdowns Over Bird Flu!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : WHO Did Not Order Any Lockdowns

Let me start by pointing out that the WHO (World Health Organization) did not order any lockdown in any country, never mind worldwide!

No legitimate media outlet reported such a shocking development, and no country announced any lockdown. Not even Australia, which reported its first human case of the A(H5N1) avian influenza virus.

That’s because the WHO never ordered any lockdown.

Fact #2 : The People’s Voice Provided No Evidence

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article provided zero evidence to back up its “fact checked” claim that the WHO ordered “worldwide lockdowns” over the first human case of avian influenza in Australia.

In fact, the word “lockdowns” was only mentioned twice in its article – in its title, and the lede. After that, there was no mention of any lockdown, never mind

Fact #3 : WHO Cannot Order Lockdowns

The World Health Organization has no power over any government. It only has an advisory role, and cannot order any government to initiate lockdowns.

Even the Pandemic Treaty that is being negotiated will not grant the WHO any power to order any lockdown.

The power to prevent and respond to any pandemic remains with each individual country and its government.

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Fact #4 : Australia Says There’s No Public Health Risk

The Australian Centre for Disease Control, which announced the case, said that bird flu does not easily infect humans, and that there was “no ongoing public health risk” from the case.

A child acquired the infection while overseas and became unwell on returning to Australia earlier this year. The case was confirmed by the Victorian Department of Health on 18 May 2024.

The child has now made a full recovery and no family members in Australia or overseas have reported
symptoms.

Bird flu does not easily infect humans and there is no ongoing public health risk from this case.

Fact #5 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Are autism rates in Australia surging due to COVID-19 vaccines?!

Are autism rates in Australia surging due to COVID-19 vaccines?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Autism Rates In Australia Are Surging Due To COVID-19 Vaccines!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed or suggested that autism rates in Australia are surging due to COVID-19 vaccines!

Here is an excerpt of the long and (intentionally?) confusing article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Autism Rates Surging in Fully Vaccinated Australia, 25% of Children Now Officially ‘Disabled’

Autism and disability rates have exploded in Australia in recent years, with an astonishing 25% of young children now officially registered as “disabled,” according to government statistics.

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Truth : Autism Rates In Australia Are Not Surging Due To COVID-19 Vaccines!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Guardian Article Did Not Claim Vaccines Cause Rise In Autism!

Let me start by quickly pointing out that the Guardian article called “How the risk of autism and ADHD fractured Australia’s schools” did not claim that COVID-19 vaccines, or any vaccine for the fact, caused the rise in autism in Australia.

In fact, the article pointed out that the national disability insurance scheme was a key driver of the growth [of students with disabilities], as well as changes to how schools assess disability for reporting purposes.

Nowhere in the article was it ever suggested that doctors are baffled about the growth of students with autism and disabilities in Australia. Neither did it even suggest that vaccines might be the cause!

Perhaps that’s why The People’s Voice article did not provide a link to the article? After all, anyone who reads the article will realise vaccines were never mentioned in the entire article, much less blamed for the rise in disabilities or autism in Australia!

Fact #2 : Australia Autism Rates Have Been Rising Before COVID-19 Vaccines

More importantly, the rate of autism in Australia has been steadily increasing year-on-year since 2004 – more than 16 years before the first COVID-19 vaccine was approved!

Obviously, the introduction of COVID-19 vaccines in 2021 could not have possibly caused the yearly increase in autism diagnoses in Australia… unless they have a time machine???

The truth is – the increase in autism diagnoses in Australia has nothing to do with COVID-19 vaccines.

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Fact #3 : Only 4% Of Young Students Have Autism

Just in case you misread the clickbait title and thought that 25% of children in Australia have autism, that’s not true.

The Guardian article pointed out about 4% of young students (7 to 14 year olds) have a primary diagnosis of autism, while 6%-10% of children have ADHD.

Even if you combine both disabilities together, they only make up less than 15%. Nowhere close to 25% for sure!

Fact #4 : Autism Rates Have Been Going Up For Decades

The rise in autism diagnoses isn’t exclusive to Australia either. Thanks to greater awareness and screening, a change in diagnostic criteria, as well as greater access to healthcare services, more children with autism are being diagnosed all across the world.

This increase in autism diagnoses is also not related to COVID-19 vaccines, as they have been increasing since 2000, as this chart shows. It is simply not possible for COVID-19 vaccines, which were only approved at the end of 2020 or early 2021, to go back in time and cause autism…

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Fact #5 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Bondi Attacker Was Not Jewish Extremist Called Ben Cohen!

Was the Bondi Junction killer a Jewish extremist called Ben Cohen?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Bondi Junction Killer Was Jewish Extremist Called Ben Cohen

Right after news broke about a man who stabbed and killed six people at Bondi Junction, some people immediately claimed or suggested that he was a Jewish extremist called Ben Cohen!

Thomas Sewell : First confirmed victim of the terror attack in Sydney is a White mother and her baby.

Media accidentally leaked the attackers name as “Benjamin Cohen”.

In the video you can clearly see he is Arab/Semite, so not surprised to find out he is jewish not muslim.

Thomas Sewell : I doubt this is a coincidence that Iran is attacking Israel today and I’d hazard a guess CSG (Mossad) in Sydney would be behind launching an attack.

Conservative Inc and jews all over twitter and MSM were quick to say this was an anti-semitic attack because it happened in bondi.

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Truth : Bondi Junction Killer Was Not Jewish Extremist Called Ben Cohen

This appears to be yet another example of fake news circulating on social media, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Ben Cohen Is Not Bondi Junction Killer

Let me start by pointing out that Ben Cohen / Benjamin Cohen is not the Bondi Junction killer!

The real Bondi Junction killer has been identified as Joel Cauchi – a 40 year-old man from Toowoomba, Queensland. It was his family who contacted the police, after recognising him on the news.

Joel Cauchi lived a transient lifestyle, and travelled to Sydney in March 2024. At about 3:20 PM on 13 April 2024, Cauchi entered Westfield Bondi Junction and started stabbing people randomly with a knife, killing six people and injuring 12 others.

When police inspector Amy Scott confronted Fauci on the 5th floor, he lunged at her with a knife. She then shot him twice in his chest, and performed CPR on him after he collapsed. However, Joel Cauchi died on the scene.

To be clear – Joel Cauchi was the person who stabbed 18 people at Westfield Bondi Junction, killing 6 of them. Ben Cohen had nothing to do with the Bondi Junction stabbings!

Fact #2 : Benjamin Cohen Is Still Alive

I should also point out that the real Bondi Junction killer was shot dead by Inspector Amy Scott, whereas Ben Cohen / Benjamin Cohen is still alive, and well!

In fact, Ben Cohen – a 20 year-old first-year computing science student at the University of Technology, slammed claims that he was the one who stabbed those people at Westfield Bondi Junction.

His father, Mark, who lives with him, had to fend off those vicious rumours, and called on the New South Wales police to release the name of the real Bondi Junction killer.

Everyone’s asking what’s going on, people asking if it’s true. Of course it’s not true, he’s not even a politically motivated person. He’s just a normal kid who now has got to deal with this.

Hey NSW Police, you need to release the name of the Bondi junction attacker before this nonsense claiming it was my son causes more harm.

Unsurprisingly, none of those who claimed that Benjamin Cohen was the Jewish extremist who stabbed those people at Bondi Junction, ever provided any evidence to back up their claims.

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Fact #3 : Channel 7 Wrongly Identifies Ben Cohen As Bondi Junction Killer

Channel 7 News appears to be the first to claim that Ben Cohen was the Bondi Junction killer.

In a 5-minute video clip on its YouTube channel, Sunrise hose Matt Shirvington was interviewing security expert Scott Taylor outside Westfield Bondi Junction, with the chyron reading “Security expert Scott aylor joins Weekend Sunrise as new details are confirmed about the attacker, Benjamin Cohen, and his victims.

After Channel 7 News was contacted about the mistake, the video clip was quickly deleted, and a spokesperson said that it was “a human error”:

It was human error. The mistake has been rectified. Seven sincerely apologises for the error.

To be clear – Channel 7 News never claimed that Benjamin Cohen was a Jewish extremist. So it is most peculiar to see people immediately claiming or suggesting that he was a Jewish / Israeli extremist.

Needless to say, Ben Cohen found the whole experience of being falsely accused of murdering and injuring so many people “highly distressing”:

It’s extremely disappointing to me to see people mindlessly propagating misinformation like this without even the slightest thought put into fact checking.

But what’s even more disappointing to me is a major news network doing this, using my name without waiting for a statement from police to verify this or going out to try and verify it themselve

This whole incident has been highly distressing and disappointing for myself and my family. And it’s quite disappointing to see how eager people were to ‘bandwagon’ on and spread this type of (misinformation) like wildfire.

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Was Bondi Junction Killer An Islamic Terrorist / Immigrant?!

Was the Bondi Junction killer an Islamic terrorist or a Muslim immigrant?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Bondi Junction Killer Was Islamic Terrorist / Immigrant!

Right after news broke about a man who stabbed and killed six people at Bondi Junction, some people immediately claimed or suggested that he was an Islamic terrorist or a Muslim immigrant!

Mike Davis : An Islamic terrorist goes on a stabbing rampage in an Australian mall. Targeting women, children, and babies. And the men don’t have guns to stop him?

1. Repeal gun control. Arm up.

2. Deport unvetted fighting-aged men from countries that hate Christians and Jews. Smarten up.

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Truth : Bondi Junction Killer Was Not Islamic Terrorist / Immigrant!

This appears to be yet another example of fake news circulating on social media, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Bondi Junction Killer Was From Queensland

Let me start by pointing out that the Bondi Junction killer was identified as Joel Cauchi – a 40 year-old man from Toowoomba, Queensland. It was his family who contacted the police, after recognising him on the news.

Joel Cauchi lived a transient lifestyle, and travelled to Sydney in March 2024. At about 3:20 PM on 13 April 2024, Cauchi entered Westfield Bondi Junction and started stabbing people randomly with a knife, killing six people and injuring 12 others.

When police inspector Amy Scott confronted Fauci on the 5th floor, he lunged at her with a knife. She then shot him twice in his chest, and performed CPR on him after he collapsed. However, Joel Cauchi died on the scene.

To be clear – Joel Cauchi was a native Australian, and not an immigrant. None of those who claimed that he was an immigrant actually provided any evidence to back up their claims.

Fact #2 : Bondi Junction Attack Was Not Terror-Related

Not only was Joel Cauchi not an immigrant, there is no indication he is a Muslim, or even a terrorist of any kind. In fact, the police has stated that the attack was no terror-related.

There was also no report that Joel Cauchi screamed Allahu Akbar  (God is greater) as he stabbed people at Westfield Bondi Junction.

Unsurprisingly, none of those who claimed that Joel Cauchi was an Islamic terrorist, ever provided any evidence to back up their claims.

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Fact #3 : Joel Cauchi Had Mental Health Problems

According to Queensland Police Assistant Commissioner Roger Lowe, Joel Cauchi was known to the police for mental health issues over the past four years, but had not been arrested or arrested for any offence.

He has not been prosecuted or arrested or charged for any offence within Queensland, and he has no record within the courts for a domestic violence order.

New South Wales police also dismissed links to terrorist ideologies, saying that Joel Cauchi acted alone, and had a history of mental health issues. It is believed that Joel Cauchi was suffering from schizophrenia when he stabbed random people (while ignoring others) at Westfield Bondi Junction.

He was first diagnosed with mental health issues when he was 17, but his mental health apparently declined in recent years. A neighbour at his childhood home told the media that Joel Cauchi had schizophrenia growing up.

They seem like a nice family with a nice house but he had schizophrenia growing up.

Needless to say – those who claimed that the Bondi Junction killer was an Islamic terrorist, or a Muslim immigrant, and not just a mentally-disturbed man.

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Did Nathan Templeton Die From mRNA Vaccine SADS?!

Did former Channel 7 Sunrise reporter Nathan Templeton die suddenly from mRNA vaccine SADS?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Nathan Templeton Died Suddenly From mRNA Vaccine!

Right after news broke that Nathan Templeton was found dead in a park, some people immediately claimed or suggested the former Channel 7 Sunrise reporter died suddenly from the mRNA vaccine!

William Makis MD : Australia – 44 year old Channel 7 News reporter Nathan Templeton died while on a dog walk.

“On 9 April 2024, Templeton was found dead near Barwon River in Geelong after suffering a medical episode while out walking the dog”

As far as COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine sudden deaths go, walking the dog may not be such a bad way to go. #DiedSuddenly

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No Evidence Nathan Templeton Died Suddenly From mRNA Vaccine!

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

Fact #1 : Nathan Templeton Died From A Medical Episode

On Tuesday afternoon, 9 April 2024, Nathan Templeton (born 9 May 1979) suffered a medical episode while walking his dog in the Zillah Crawcour Park, in the Geelong suburb of Newtown. According to the Victoria Police:

Emergency services were called to a park in Newtown about 2.30pm where the man was located deceased. The death is not being treated as suspicious at this stage.

There is no evidence he died from the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, and unsurprisingly, none of those who made those claims ever provided any evidence to back up their baseless claims.

Even his family did not claim that Nathan Templeton died from any vaccination, stating simply that:

Our hearts are broken for an adoring father and a wonderful friend, who’ll be missed by many.

Nathan Templeton was just one month short of his 45th birthday, and leaves behind his wife, Kate, and two young sons.

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

The Victoria Police is preparing a report for the coroner, but stated that “the death is not being treated as suspicious at this stage“.

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

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Fact #3 : Nathan Templeton Was Suffering From Personal Issues

Although his cause of death has not been determined or revealed, suicide appears to be a possibility. Nathan Templeton was said to be grappling with long-standing personal issues, including depression.

He stopped being on-air for Channel 7 Sunrise since late 2022, and had been working behind-the-scenes instead last year. He has been receiving support for his personal issues, including depression.

Now, that does not mean Nathan Templeton committed suicide. He could easily have died from a cardiac arrest, a heart attack, a stroke – common medical episodes that have been killing people long before COVID-19 vaccines were invented.

Again, we should wait for the autopsy report, and his official cause of death, and not speculate!

Fact #4 : Nathan Templeton Was Vaccinated Almost 3 Years Ago!

From his social media posts, it appears that Nathan Templeton was vaccinated sometime in May 2021. However, it is unknown if he received an mRNA vaccine, as Australia used a mix of COVID-19 vaccines.

In any case, Nathan Templeton would have been fully-vaccinated almost 3 years ago. He cannot possibly be suffering from a vaccine side effect, because they appear within hours or days, not 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 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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Was Transgender Caught Playing In Women’s Rugby League?!

Was a transgender woman just caught playing in the women’s rugby league?! Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Transgender Woman Played In Women’s Rugby League!

People are sharing a video on YouTube, TikTok, and X (formerly Twitter), claiming that it shows a transgender man playing in the women’s rugby league!

David Atherton : A trans woman shows why they have no place in women’s sport. This is a Rugby League match.

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That Was Not Transgender Woman Playing In Women’s Rugby League!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on YouTube, TikTok and X, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Video Was From September 2022

Let me start by pointing out that the video isn’t new. It was recorded in September 2022, and shows the Australian Prime Minister’s XIII game against Papua New Guinea (source).

Fact #2 : Joanne Lagona Is Not Transgender

The player in the viral video clip that people are accusing of being a transgender woman is actually a Papua New Guinea woman named Joanne Lagona.

Joanne Lagona was a fullback in the Papua New Guinea Orchids women’s national rugby league team, who played in the 2012 Oceania Women’s Sevens Championship, the 2016 Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship, and the 2021 Women’s Rugby League World Cup.

That would not be possible if Joanne Lagona was a transgender woman, because transgender players are not allowed to participate in official women’s rugby matches.

Fact #3 : Joanne Lagona Also Plays Against Men

Joanne Lagona has been playing rugby since she was five years old, and is used to playing against the men. In fact, she plays against men, when there are no women’s competitions in Papua New Guinea.

I am not new to 7s rugby as I have been playing the game at a very young age. At times when there are no women competitions in PNG, I play in the men’s competition. I am used to tough and physical competition.

While she plays against the men, Joanne Lagona is a biological female. People making claims that she is a transgender woman who was born a man, have provided no evidence to back up their claims.

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Fact #4 : IRL Banned Transgender Players In Women’s Rugby

On 21 June 2022, the International Rugby League (IRL) announced that it does not permit transgender players from participating in women’s rugby league matches.

The IRL is continuing work to review and update rules about transgender participation in women’s international rugby league and will seek to use the upcoming World Cup to help develop a comprehensive inclusion policy.

Until further research is completed to enable the IRL to implement a formal transgender inclusion policy, male-to-female (transwomen) players are unable to play in sanctioned women’s international rugby league matches.

As such, it is impossible for any transgender man to play in women’s rugby matches, at least not in official matches, as shown in the viral video.

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Are Vaccinated People Developing Full Blown AIDS?!

Did a top doctor just admit that vaccinated people are developing full blown AIDS?!

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

 

Claim : Vaccinated People Are Developing Full Blown AIDS!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that a top doctor just admitted that vaccinated people are developing full blown AIDS!

Top Doctor Blows The Whistle, Admits Vaccinated People Are Developing Full Blown AIDS

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Truth : Vaccinated People Are Not Developing Full Blown AIDS!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created / promoted by The People’s Voice and Peter McCullough, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Cause AIDS

This is silly, but let me just start by pointing out that there is no medical disease called VAIDS – Vaccine-Induced Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. It appears to be something made-up by anti-vaccination activists to scare people.

AIDS is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Nothing else causes AIDS. Certainly no vaccine, not even the COVID-19 vaccine, causes AIDS.

Robert Charles Gallo – one of the two scientists who independently discovered that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was responsible for AIDS, said in response to the 2021 claim by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that COVID-19 vaccines cause AIDS:

[I]t’s hard to believe anyone would claim that the covid-19 vaccine causes AIDS. We know what causes AIDS.

I don’t know what your president said. So I don’t want to be too critical. But it is obvious that neither the covid-19 vaccine nor any other vaccine causes AIDS.

Fact #2 : HIV Is Different From SARS-CoV-2

Just to be clear, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a completely different virus from SARS-CoV-2 – the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

HIV viruses are single-stranded retroviruses from the Lentivirus genus, and are transmitted through sexual contact, or transfer of blood and bodily fluids.

SARS-CoV-2 is a single-stranded coronavirus from the Betacoronavirus genus, and is airborne, mainly transmitted through respiratory droplets and aerosols.

There is no conceivable way for COVID-19 vaccines, or even COVID-19 infections, to cause AIDS…. or to create a new form of AIDS. That’s utter nonsense.

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Fact #3 : Vaccine Candidate Gave False Positive HIV Results

It is odd that Peter McCullough should bring up the VAIDS claim, when it was debunked more than 3 years ago! This vaccine AIDS claim was based on news in 2020 that the Australian COVID-19 vaccine produced false positive HIV results.

In early 2020, the University of Queensland (UQ) and Australian biotech company CSL, worked on a COVID-19 vaccine based on UQ’s proprietary “molecular clamp” technology. The UQ molecular clamp basically used an 80 amino-acid fragment from a HIV virus protein to stabilise the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.

While the Phase 1 trial results were promising, they also showed an unexpected problem – the HIV protein fragment was generating antibodies that were resulting in false positive HIV tests.

Fact #4 : Vaccine Candidate Did Not Cause AIDS

To be clear – the UQ-CSL vaccine candidate did not infect anyone with HIV, or cause AIDS. The vaccine was merely causing HIV tests to return false positive results, as UQ explained:

There is no possibility the vaccine causes infection, and routine follow up tests confirmed there is no HIV virus present.

Why would anyone continue to claim that COVID-19 vaccines cause full blown AIDS???

Fact #5 : Vaccine Candidate Did Not Cause Immunodeficiency

The Australian COVID-19 vaccine candidate also did not cause immunodeficiency, as claimed.

In fact, the UQ-CSL team continued its Phase 1 clinical trial, as the false positive HIV results did not present any health risk to the participants.

The Phase 1 trial will continue, where further analysis of the data will show how long the antibodies persist, with studies so far showing that levels are already falling. The University of Queensland plans to submit the full data for peer review publication.

Why would anyone claim that COVID-19 vaccines cause immunodeficiency??? Where is the evidence???

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Fact #5 : Australian Vaccine Candidate Was Abandoned

For the Australian vaccine candidate to move forward, there were two possible paths:

  • UQ and CSL could re-engineer their vaccine candidate, but that would take another year or so, or
  • HIV testing procedures would need to significantly changed.

After consulting the Australian government, CSL and UQ announced that they would not proceed to further develop their COVID-19 vaccine candidate on 11 December 2020.

… [f]ollowing consultation with the Australian Government, CSL will not progress the vaccine candidate to Phase 2/3 clinical trials.

With advice from experts, CSL and UQ have worked through the implications that this issue presents to rolling out the vaccine into broad populations. It is generally agreed that significant changes would need to be made to well-established HIV testing procedures in the healthcare setting to accommodate rollout of this vaccine. Therefore, CSL and the Australian  Government have agreed vaccine development will not proceed to Phase 2/3 trials.

In other words – the Australian COVID-19 vaccine that produced false positive HIV results was never approved for use. It did not receive any Emergency Use Authorisation. Heck, it did not even proceed to the Phase 2/3 clinical trials!

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Fact #6 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Publishing Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Is Australia Building mRNA Vaccine Cardiac Arrest Registry?!

Is Australia building the world’s largest sudden cardiac arrest registry to solve the mystery of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine sudden cardiac deaths?!

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

 

Claim : Australia Is Building mRNA Vaccine Cardiac Arrest Registry!

People are sharing a post on X (formerly Twitter), which claims or suggests that Australia is building the world’s largest sudden cardiac arrest registry to solve the mystery of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine sudden cardiac deaths!

It’s a very long post, so feel free to skip right to the next section for the facts!

William Makis MD : Australia is building World’s Largest Sudden Cardiac Arrest Registry to solve the “mystery” of COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Sudden Cardiac Deaths

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Truth : Australia Sudden Cardiac Registry Not Related To mRNA Vaccine!

This appears to be yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on X (formerly Twitter), and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Australia Cardiac Arrest Deaths Unchanged For 40 Years

According to the 9News article that was the basis for this claim, more than 25,000 Australians experience a cardiac arrest every year. What the viral post does not mention is that this has been going on for many years, and certainly long before COVID-19 vaccines were approved.

In fact, the incidence of cardiac arrest deaths has remained “largely unchanged in the past 40 yearsaccording to the End Unexplained Cardiac Death (EndUCD) organisation:

The UCD under 50 death rate has remained largely unchanged in the past 40 years.

Cardiovascular deaths have declined dramatically fro Australians over the age of 50, driven by the message of healthy lifestyle, diet and exercise. Unfortunately these factors do not provide protection against UCD under 50.

Fact #2 : Australia Cardiac Arrest Deaths Not Attributed To mRNA Vaccines

The same 9News article pointed out that doctors have been unable to determine the cause of up to 40% of these sudden cardiac arrests. However, it never once mentioned mRNA vaccines as a cause.

In fact, the 9News article shared the story of Bryan Maris who died suddenly in his sleep from a cardiac arrest. His sudden cardiac arrest death was not attributed to the mRNA vaccine, but was attributed to a genetic condition called Brugada syndrome, which can cause fast, irregular heartbeats.

His wife, Jessica Maris, said that a simple electrocardiogram at the right time could have saved her husband’s life. Their son, Jack, also had Brugada’s syndrome, which was detected in a screening after his father died:

Jack has been identified as having Brugada thanks to the screening that took place because of Bryan; I would’ve loved to have identified Bryan; and not needed to have had a sudden cardiac arrest in the family to be able to identify when a family member is at risk of sudden cardiac arrest

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Fact #3 : CODEX-SD Isn’t First Australian Cardiac Arrest Registry

The CODEX-SD Registry may be the world’s largest cardiac arrest registry, but it isn’t the first cardiac arrest registry in Australia.

The EndUCD Registry started operation in 2019before the COVID-19 pandemic, and about two years before the first mRNA vaccine for COVID-19 was ever approved!

That’s because many Australians have been suffering from cardiac arrests every year, long before mRNA vaccines were invented.

Fact #4 : US CARES Registry Started In 2004

Unexplained sudden cardiac arrest deaths have long afflicted people all over the world, long before any mRNA vaccine for COVID-19 was ever invented, never mind approved.

In fact, the US CDC and the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University established the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) in 2004, as a way to better improve the survival of cardiac arrest victims.

The truth is – sudden cardiac arrest isn’t something new. It has been killing people long before COVID-19 vaccines were invented.

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Did COVID-19 Vaccines Cause 17 Million Deaths?!

Did researchers discover that COVID-19 vaccines were “causally linked” to 17 million deaths?!

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

Updated @ 2024-01-09 : Refreshed for the revival of this claim on social media
Originally posted @ 2023-10-03

 

Claim : COVID-19 Vaccines Caused 17 Million Deaths!

People are sharing an article by The Epoch Times which claims or suggests that COVID-19 vaccines did not save lives, but instead, resulted in 17 million deaths in 17 countries!

Here is an excerpt of The Epoch Times article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts:

Researchers Find COVID Vaccines Causally Linked to Increased Mortality, Estimate 17 Million Deaths

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Truth : COVID-19 Vaccines Did Not Cause 17 Million Deaths!

In this article, I will go through some of their points, and show you what the facts really are!

Fact #1 : It Was A Self-Published Report

First, let’s start by pointing out that the paper in question (PDF download) is not a published scientific report, but a self-published report by Correlation Research in the Public Interest.

As far as we can tell, it has not been submitted to any scientific or medical journal for publication. Even if a scientific report has not been peer-reviewed, it would be available as a pre-print.

Fact #2 : It Has Not Been Peer-Reviewed

There is also no indication that this report has undergone even the basic peer review process. In fact, The Epoch Times confirmed this at the end of their very long article.

It’s important to note the scientific report has not yet been peer-reviewed. Articles that are ultimately accepted by peer review are often revised prior to publication, indicating potential for improvement.

In other words – subject matter experts have yet to inspect their data and findings, never mind verify and authenticate them. Perhaps this should have been mentioned right from the start?

Fact #3 : World Mortality Dataset Covers 103-124 Countries

The World Mortality Dataset (WMD) is a public database maintained by two researchers – Ariel Kaplinsky and Dmitry Kobak, that has been tracking the mortality rates of 103 countries since January 2021. They later expanded their data to cover 124 countries.

It is peculiar that Correlation Research in the Public Interest would focus only on 17 countries, out of 103-124 countries in the World Mortality Dataset. Why not look at ALL countries covered by the WMD data?

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Fact #4 : There Was No Causal Link To Vaccines

The World Mortality Dataset is a big and critical tool for tracking all cause mortality for many countries around the world. However, it is ultimately just a database of all-cause mortality.

There is no way it can be used to demonstrate the causality of any particular cause of death. After all, it only tracks all-cause mortality! It doesn’t differentiate between death from a car accident or a fall, from death from COVID-19, or death from a vaccine injury.

Hence, if you go through the long Correlation Research report (180 pages!!), you don’t see an actual causal link between those spikes in deaths, and COVID-19 vaccines (or any other potential cause of death).

Fact #5 : Eurostat Data Shows Vaccination Reduced Excess Mortality

Perhaps the reason why the European countries were left out of this Correlation Research report is because the Eurostat data showed a strong correlation between high COVID-19 vaccination rates and low excess mortality.

In this chart provided by @dobssi, you can see that the 2021 excess mortality is much lower in countries with high vaccination rates, than countries with low vaccination rates.

Interestingly, two of those highly-vaccinated countries are Australia and New Zealand, both of which had low excess mortality rates in 2021.

The Eurostats data appear to show that Australia has only a small spike in excess death, while New Zealand actually had LOWER excess deaths after vaccinating its population. Imagine that…

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Fact #6 : Those Countries Have Seasons

The report claim to look at 17 equatorial and Southern Hemisphere countries because they have “no summer and winter seasons”, so there won’t be “seasonal variations” in their mortality patterns.

But the truth is – countries in equatorial and southern hemispheres have at least two seasons, instead of four seasons typically seen in the Northern Hemisphere.

Take Thailand, for example – a tropical country that evokes images of sandy beaches and warm weather. Well, Thailand actually has three seasons:

  • a wet season that runs from May to October,
  • a cool season that runs from November to February, and
  • a hot season that runs from March May

Its capital, Bangkok, itself experiences wide variations in temperature throughout the year – from as low as 21°C in the winter, to as high as 37°C in the summer.

And how exactly does proximity to the equator affect the SARS-CoV-2 virus or the COVID-19 vaccine??

Fact #7 : Those Countries Have Different Vaccination Rates

It is hard to understand why those 17 countries were chosen out of 103-124 countries in the World Mortality Dataset. Especially when they have different vaccination rates.

Yes, the report states that these countries comprise 9.1% of the global population and 10.3% of all COVID-19 vaccine injections. That gives us the impression that they are all highly-vaccinated countries.

That’s really not the case. These countries have very different vaccination rates, ranging from 44% to 97%!

Country 1 Dose ≥ 2 Doses
Argentina 14% 77%
Australia 2% 95%
Bolivia 60%
Brazil 6% 82%
Chile 2% 90%
Colombia 12% 72%
Ecuador 85%
Malaysia 2% 84%
New Zealand 1% 95%
Paraguay 56%
Peru 6% 83%
Philippines 79%
Singapore 1% 92%
South Africa 46%
Suriname 3% 44%
Thailand 5% 78%
Uruguay 5% 83%

If they did not select those countries for their high vaccination rate, then why choose those countries and not the dozens of other countries located near the equator?

Why not pick large countries like Indonesia or India? Why not pick small countries like Brunei or Maldives? Why pick South Africa when there are many other African countries much closer to the equator?

Did they cherry-pick those countries because their data fitted the narrative, or was it something else?

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Fact #8 : World Mortality Dataset Study Identified COVID-19 As Cause

The two researchers who maintained the World Mortality Dataset (WMD) actually published a peer-reviewed study in the eLife journal, on 30 June 2021.

Unlike this Correlation Research report, this was an actual peer-reviewed study, published in a journal and the NIH National Library of Medicine. It was also written by the two people who knows the WMD database best – the very people maintaining and updating it!

Both Ariel Kaplinsky and Dmitry Kobak used their WMD data to look at the impact of COVID-19 on the all-cause mortality from 103 countries, and here was what they found:

We found that in several worst-affected countries (Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Mexico) the excess mortality was above 50% of the expected annual mortality (Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Mexico) or above 400 excess deaths per 100,000 population (Peru, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Serbia). At the same time, in several other countries (e.g. Australia and New Zealand) mortality during the pandemic was below the usual level, presumably due to social distancing measures decreasing the non-COVID infectious mortality

Summing up the excess mortality estimates across all countries in our dataset gives 4.0 million excess deaths. In contrast, summing up the official COVID-19 death counts gives 2.9 million deaths, corresponding to the global undercount ratio of 1.4.

In other words – many people were likely being killed by COVID-19 infections, which appear to be undercounted by some 40%.

To be clear – their data do not show COVID-19 vaccines causing those deaths, never mind 17 million deaths!

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Did Lionel Messi Die Suddenly In Tragic Car Crash?!

Did football legend Lionel Messi just die suddenly in a high speed car crash?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-01-09 : Updated with new information
Updated @ 2023-09-24 : Added video fact check and comparison!
Originally posted @ 2023-04-20

 

Claim : Lionel Messi Died Suddenly In High Speed Car Crash!

People are sharing TikTok and YouTube videos which claim that football legend Lionel Messi just died suddenly in a high-speed car accident, with photos of the tragic car crash!

#fyp #soccer #messi #dead rest in peace legend👑⚽️🕊️

LIONEL MESSI DIES IN UNBELIEVABLE CAR CRASH

Messi, Xavi and Christiano dead after car accident

#Rip Messie Messie❤️ respect for Messie ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️⚽️🥅
Messie the best of the world ❤️🇦🇷❤️❤️#Messie

INFO CHOC: Lionel Messi est décédé
SHOCK INFO: Lionel Messi has died

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Truth : Lionel Messi Did Not Die In High Speed Car Crash!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by people to generate income from page / video views and advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported His Death

These social media posts, as well as YouTube and TikTok videos have been circulating for months now, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media has reported on Lionel Messi’s death!

Lionel Messi is one of the world’s best footballer and a mega celebrity. His death would have been covered extensively by the media across the globe! And his fans would have mourned his death on social media.

Yet, no legitimate media outlet has reported that Lionel Messi died recently from any cause, never mind a tragic car accident. Why should you believe no-name websites, or random YouTube / TikTok videos?

Fact #2 : Lionel Messi Is Still Alive + Well!

Lionel Messi (born Lionel Andrés Messi on 24 June 1987) is still very much alive and well, as of Tuesday, 9 January 2024.

Of course, you want proof of life, right? What you should be asking is the proof of death when you see social media claims that some celebrity or athlete has died. But I digress…

Well, Lionel Messi himself posted a photo with his family on New Year’s Day – 1 January 2024. As you can see, not only is he very much still alive, his family looks great!

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Fact #3 : This Car Accident Photo Was From 2009

To convince you that Lionel Messi died (even though he’s still alive), the fake news creators had to make use of unrelated car crashes.

In this example, the video claimed that Lionel Messi, Xavi, and Cristiano Ronaldo, died in this car accident.

The truth is – that is a photo of a Ferrari 599 that crashed in October 2009, on the Great Ocean Road in southern Victoria, Australia. The driver was a 64 year-old man called Carlo Vaccari.

Mr. Vaccari lost control while driving his Ferrari 599 at 80 km/h and ploughed into two motorcyclists travelling in the opposite direction. He was convicted of careless driving, but only fined $3000.

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Fact #4 : This Car Accident Photo Was Posted In 2014

It is unknown when this car accident happened, but this undated car accident photo was posted by WreckedExotics.com on August 13, 2014.

Apparently, the driver lost control of his Ferrari 458 Italia while trying to overtake another car, and crashed into a trash bin. The driver left the scene of the accident, possibly under the influence of drugs / alcohol.

Even though this incident happened in Madrid, Spain, this photo is old and has nothing to do with Lionel Messi.

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Fact #5 : This Car Accident Occurred In 2012

This photo does not show Lionel Messi’s fatal car crash. This accident actually occurred at around 9 PM on 1 September 2012, at the E42 highway near Francorchamps in Belgium.

The driver was a 63 year-old man from Saint-Ghislain, and was obviously not Lionel Messi.

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Fact #6 : Lionel Messi Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Lionel Messi death hoax is, ironically, also fuelled by MediaMass Project, which keeps “updating” the dates in its fake fact check article:

News of footballer Lionel Messi’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the January 2024 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 36-year-old footballer is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Lionel Messi Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Lionel Messi’s unnamed rep confirming that he is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other celebrities whose reps MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Angelina Jolie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Gibb, Bruce Willis, Celine Dion, Clint Eastwood, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dolly Parton, Harrison Ford, Justin Bieber, Lucy LiuMadonna, Melanie Laurent, Mike Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Pattinson, Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks.

He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #7 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

This is yet another example of fake celebrity news created to generate page views and money through advertising, just like these examples:

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Is Australia Opportunistically Vaccinating People Under Sedation?!

Is Australia opportunistically vaccinating people under sedation?!

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

 

Claim : Australia Is Opportunistically Vaccinating People Under Sedation!

People are sharing an ATAGI advisory, while claiming or suggesting that Australia is opportunistically vaccinating people under sedation!

Died Suddenly : Australian Government puts out a chilling notice advising health officials to “opportunistically” administer vaccines to patients who are under sedation or anesthesia. This is horrifying.

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Truth : Australia Requires Consent For Vaccinating People Under Sedation!

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

Fact #1 : ATAGI Sedation Advice Is From April 2022

Let me start by pointing out that the ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) advice on the use of sedation for COVID-19 vaccination is not new.

It was actually published on 6 April 2022, as stated in the PDF document, which has not been changed since.

Therefore, it is curious to see so many people posting the ATAGI advice as if it’s new. It’s more than 20 months old!

Fact #2 : Some People Require Sedation For Anxiety

If you read the ATAGI document (PDF), you will see that it was mainly about how healthcare professionals can safely administer the COVID-19 vaccine to people with:

  • anxiety disorders,
  • needle-phobia, or
  • behavioural disorders

For such people, it may be safer to place them under sedation to allow the safe administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. Even so, ATAGI recommends using other techniques before resorting to sedation:

  • a low-sensory stimulation environment,
  • presence of comforting person or object,
  • distraction with music, video, or toys,
  • relaxation techniques, and
  • cognitive behaviour therapy.

In short – the ATAGI is recommending sedation only as a last resort.

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Fact #3 : Informed Consent Is Always Required

When ATAGI said that vaccines “may also be administered opportunistically while patients are undergoing sedation for unrelated procedures“, it does not mean without their consent.

The ATAGI advice clearly states that whether sedation is used or not, informed consent must be obtained from the patient (or legal guardian), before each dose can be administered.

Informed consent must be obtained prior to each dose from the patient themselves, or, where the patient
does not have capacity to give consent, from the parent, guardian or substitute decision-maker.

Fact #4 : Sedation Not Used To Force Vaccination

Claims or suggestions that Australia is opportunistically vaccinating people while they are sedated based on the ATAGI advice is easily proven false.

For one thing – they do not actually offer any evidence that the Australian government is asking healthcare professionals to vaccinate people against COVID-19, without consent, and under sedation.

More importantly, the ATAGI advice clearly states that sedation should not be used to force people to get vaccinated against COVID-19:

Sedation should not be used as a measure to enforce compliance with vaccination requirements.

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Fact #5 : Opportunistic Vaccination Only During Elective Procedures

What ATAGI mean when it said that vaccines “may also be administered opportunistically while patients are undergoing sedation for unrelated procedures” was that healthcare professionals can offer patients who are undergoing elective procedures the option of getting vaccinated against COVID-19 while under sedation.

The ATAGI strongly encourages this option as it can help avoid the need for a separate episode of sedation. In other words – a patient who suffers from anxiety can opt to get vaccinated against COVID-19 while being sedated for a mole removal, instead of undergoing a separate sedation for the vaccine.

However, this option does not apply to everyone undergoing some kind of medical procedure. The ATAGI advice clearly states that “opportunistic vaccination should only be considered for elective procedures where the patient is not acutely unwell“.

Fact #6 : Sedation Does Not Mean Loss Of Consciousness

The ATAGI also pointed out that placing people under sedation does not mean that they actually lose consciousness. It depends on the type and level of sedation used:

  • anxiolysis involves administering a medication to reduce anxiety alone, where the patient is still able to respond verbally
  • conscious sedation involves depression of consciousness, during which patients can still respond purposely to verbal commands or tactile stimulation and do not require any breathing support
  • deeper sedation involves loss of consciousness, during which patients require breathing support

As you can surmise, placing people under deep sedation requires considerable resources, and is impractical to conduct mass vaccinations, even if a nefarious government wants to forcibly vaccinate its population.

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Did Australian Study Show Spike In Vaccine Excess Deaths?!

Did a new Australian study show a spike in excess deaths from the gene-based COVID-19 vaccine?!

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

 

Claim : Gene-Based COVID-19 Vaccine Linked To Spike In Excess Deaths!

People are sharing an Epoch Health article which claims or suggests that an Australian study by Peter Rhodes and Peter Parry (of the Spikeopathy fame) show a link between “gene-based COVID-19 vaccines” and a “spike in excess deaths”.

Here is an excerpt from the Epoch Health article which is long (archive). Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Australian Researchers Call for Pause on Gene-Based COVID-19 Vaccines Amid Spike in Excess Deaths

In one region of Australia, there were 23 times more adverse reactions from COVID-19 vaccines than all other vaccines combined.

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Truth : mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Not Linked To Spike In Excess Deaths!

Let’s take a closer look at the various claims in the Epoch Health article, and the Australian study, and find out what the facts really are!

Fact #1 : The Article Was Not Peer-Reviewed

Let me start by pointing out that the Peter Rhodes and Peter Parry article can be read in full here (archive).

Its innocuous title – Gene-based COVID-19 vaccines: Australian perspectives in a corporate and global context – does not hint at a vaccine link to excess deaths.

According to Epoch Times / Epoch Health themselves, this paper has not peer-reviewed before its publication in the January 2024 issue of Pathology.

Fact #2 : WAVSS + DAEN Reports Are Unverified

Even though the Epoch Health article suggests that the “authorities” are “reporting high levels of adverse events”, it appears that the Peter Rhodes and Peter Parry article was referring to deaths reported to the Western Australian Vaccine Safety Surveillance (WAVSS) system, and the Database of Adverse Event Notifications (DAEN) system in Australia. There are two big problems with that.

First, adverse events reported to both vaccine safety surveillance systems are not necessarily vaccine side effects. Adverse events are “unfavourable” or “unintended” events that happen after vaccination or taking a drug, like having an anaphylactic reaction or getting into a car accident.

Secondly – both WAVSS and DAEN have explicitly pointed out that those adverse event reports are unverified and have to be investigated to determine if they are even related to the vaccines:

DAEN

  • Inclusion in the DAEN – medicines does not mean that the details of the event have been confirmed, or that the event has been determined to be related to a medicine or a vaccine.‌
  • We encourage people to report suspected side effects (also known as adverse events), even when it is not clear that a medicine or vaccine was the cause. These suspected side effects are listed in the DAEN – medicines and reflect the observations of the person who reported the event.
  • The TGA uses adverse event data, together with other scientific information, to identify and investigate potential safety issues for medicines and vaccines.

WAVSS

An adverse event following immunisation (AEFI) is an unwanted or unexpected event occurring after the administration of a vaccine.

Such an event may be caused by the vaccine or occur by chance after vaccination (that is, it would have occurred regardless of vaccination).

An AEFI may be due to:

  • A person’s response to a vaccine
  • AEFIs also include conditions that may occur following the incorrect handling or administration of a vaccine
  • Coincidence, ie. it would have occurred regardless of vaccination

To be clear – there is no evidence that all of those deaths reported to both vaccine safety surveillance systems have been tied to the COVID-19 vaccines. In fact, the TGA has only determined that 14 of those 983 deaths were linked to any COVID-19 vaccine.

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Fact #3 : COVID-19 Vaccines Use Spike Protein As Antigen

The Peter Rhodes and Peter Parry article appears to be singling out “Gene-based mRNA and viral vector DNA” vaccines as the cause of excess deaths in Australia, because they are “novel” and “experimental”, where as “traditional [vaccine] technologies” use “viral antigens”.

The truth is – all COVID-19 vaccines, regardless of their underpinning technologies, use the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein as the antigen to trigger our immune system to learn how to defend itself against an actual COVID-19 infection.

Fact #4 : mRNA + Viral Vector COVID-19 Vaccines Are No Longer Experimental

The Peter Rhodes and Peter Parry article appears to claim that the mRNA and viral vector vaccines are still experimental, because their clinical trial work was “incomplete” because they lack a placebo arm.

The truth is – COVID-19 vaccines are no longer experimental after they receive their Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) or full approval.

  • The Pfizer COMIRNATY mRNA vaccine received its EUA on 11 December 2020, and full FDA approval on 23 August 2021.
  • The Moderna Spikevax mRNA vaccine received it EUA on 18 December 2020, and full FDA approval on 31 January 2022.
  • The AstraZeneca viral vector COVID-19 vaccine received its EUA from the UK on 30 December 2020, and from the WHO on 15 February 2021.

To be clear – these COVID-19 vaccines were no longer experimental by the time they were approved. Even after approval by various regulatory agencies across the globe, they continue to be monitored for safety and efficacy.

Fact #5 : Placebo-Controlled Trials Are Sometimes Considered Unethical

I should point out that placebo-controlled trials are generally considered to be unethical whenever there are effective and safe treatments / vaccines. That’s because people on the placebo arm will be placed at risk of death or injury.

For example, in 1954, over 420,000 young children participated in the inactivated polio vaccine trial with 200,000 given a placebo of salt water. At the end of that placebo-controlled trial, 16 children in the placebo group died from polio while another 34 were paralysed.

The decision to “drop” the placebo arm in COVID-19 vaccine trials wasn’t something exceptional, or done as a “special favour” to “special interests”. Back in 2014, a WHO expert panel was convened to address this issue, and they issued their recommendations on the use of placebo controls in vaccine trials.

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Fact #6 : Viruses Inject Genetic Code Into Our Cells

The Peter Rhodes and Peter Parry article warns about the risk of “genetic code” from mRNA and viral vector vaccines entering our cells:

Genetic code must enter human cells and undergo translation before intended active outcomes unfold. Unintended consequences are thus possible, as recent reviews attest.

The first source of that claim was Spikeopathy – a poorly-cited article (cited by 4 so far) by Peter Parry himself (and other contributors), which I fact checked earlier. It was just a “literature review” which made use of some opinion articles. Even when it cited proper research, its interpretation appears to be misleading.

The second source referenced for this claim is a similarly poorly-cited article (archive, also cited by 4 so far) which argues for a new term called “Post-COVID-19 vaccination syndrome (PCVS)”. However, that second source only suggested that injecting mRNA vaccines into the veins (which is not the correct way) can cause myocarditis, while injecting virus vector vaccines into blood (also not the correct way) can cause “thrombocytopenia and coagulopathy”.

The truth is – the translation of mRNA instructions into proteins, or DNA instructions into mRNA and then into proteins, is a normal process that is undertaken by all of our cells all the time. That is how our cells make proteins!

What the article fails to mention is that viruses like the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus inject their own genetic code to hijack our cells into producing copies of themselves, which are then released to infect even more cells, in an ever expanding chain reaction.

Unlike viruses though, vaccines do not multiply. So, if you are worried about foreign genetic code being injected into your cells, then you should get vaccinated, so the circulating antibodies the vaccine produces can block the COVID-19 virus from infecting your cells!

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Fact #7 : COVID-19 Vaccines Prevent Death + Hospitalisation

The COVID-19 vaccines were primarily designed to prevent death and hospitalisation, not transmission. That’s why the endpoints of all COVID-19 vaccine trials were their safety and efficacy against death and hospitalisation from severe COVID-19.

Regardless of what politicians and other people may say, blocking transmission was always meant to be a nice bonus if it occurred, but never the endpoint of any COVID-19 vaccine. That’s because the first slew of COVID-19 vaccines were meant to be injected, and the antibodies they produce would circulate in the blood, and would not be able to “block” transmission of virions (the complete virus particle) in the respiratory tract.

In fact, the COVID-19 vaccines were also not designed to block infections. If you look up any COVID-19 vaccine trial, you will notice that one of their endpoints was preventing “symptomatic infections”. That’s because vaccinated people may test positive from swab tests that detect the presence of viruses (virions) in their respiratory tract, but they may not be symptomatic because circulating antibodies (from the vaccine) are blocking the COVID-19 infection from spreading and causing symptoms.

So arguing that the COVID-19 vaccines are a “failure” because they do not “prevent infection or transmission” would be wrong and misleading. They prevent death and hospitalisation from severe COVID-19.

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Spikeopathy : The Vaccine Spike Protein Scare Explained!

Did a new Australian study on spikeopathy show that the vaccine spike protein causes “a wide variety of diseases”?!

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

 

Claim : Spikeopathy Study Shows Vaccine Spike Protein Danger!

An Australian study by Peter Parry, Julian Gillespie, et. al. called Spikeopathy claims to show that the vaccine spike protein causes “a wide variety of diseases”.

Here is an excerpt from the study which is pretty long. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

‘Spikeopathy’: COVID-19 Spike Protein Is Pathogenic, from Both Virus and Vaccine mRNA

In this narrative review, we examine the solid evidence for a counter-narrative to the ‘safe and effective’ message that has accompanied the novel product COVID-19 vaccines, which were developed at ‘warp speed’ with great hope to end the pandemic.

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Truth : Spikeopathy Study Does Not Show Vaccine Spike Protein Danger!

Let’s take a closer look at the various claims in the Spikeopathy study, and find out what the facts really are!

Fact #1 : It Was A Narrative Review

Let me start by pointing out that the Peter Parry et. al. “study” is just a “narrative review” or a “literature review” – a fact that was mentioned in the paper not once, but twice.

The paper basically offers an overview of existing research, and therefore, its quality is highly dependent on the research papers it examined.

Fact #2 : Its Conclusions Appear To Be Misleading

Unfortunately, it appears that the Peter Parry et. al. study did not restrict itself to proper research papers, and clinical studies, and made use of opinion articles. Even when it cited proper research, its interpretation appears to be misleading.

Friedemann Weber, Professor and Chair of the Institute for Virology at the Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany, posted here and here about the problems with the Spikeopathy paper.

I start with the purported connection to prions (like in mad cow disease) Unsuspecting intro (they didn’t bother to add a reference) Vaccinee got Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) just 5 days post-vaccine?

The incubation period for prion diseases is measured in years, if not decades. Of course the authors omitted this uncomfortable fact -> misleading

Reference 39 (left) and 41 (right) are actually not peer-reviewed, but opinion articles from the internet. These do of course not count as a scientific reference. The authors either don’t know or don’t care.

Ref 40, by contrast, is a BMJ article about public investment in development of the vaccines (bmj.com/content/380/bm). However, all it says about safety testing is that vaccines were purchased before testing was completed. Thats quite different from “bypassing”. Purchasing does not mean it was given to people before safety testing was completed. Result so far: misleading

Cited ref 192 is an in silico paper only, i.e. a computer prediction. It has no real-world data on spike binding to these human proteins (https://sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006291X2100499X)
-> misleading

Experimentors of cited reference 217 had pumped 50 μg of peptides containing parts of the spike into mice (so no vaccine). And what the spikeopaths also did not tell is that those mice were ApoE knockout, meaning they have a no blood brain barrier. (https://frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnmol.2023.1177961/full)

That’s a highly artificial and mutant system -> misleading But according to the review authors, spike does disturb the blood-brain barrier! Well, no, that was not shown in the cited ref. All they say in ref 164 is that COVID downregulates a BBB protein. COVID, not the spike. And disturbance of the BBB was also not shown.

And finally, ref 164 authors even emphasise in their abstract that their findings don’t apply to vaccinations. So this BBB/Alzheimer passage from the spikeopathy review is not only misleading, but plain wrong

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Fact #3 : Spike Protein Not Exclusive To SARS-CoV-2

I should now point out that the spike protein isn’t a special feature of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Such spike proteins are actually a feature of all coronaviruses!

In fact, the name “coronavirus” is derived from the Latin word, corona, which means “crown” or “wreath” – a reference to its “crown” of spike proteins. To be clear – all coronaviruses have spike proteins on their cell surfaces.

If those spike proteins are cytotoxic or carcinogenic, etc., we would have seen people keeling over from turbo cancer or cardiac arrest after coronavirus infections since time immemorial.

Fact #4 : Viruses Multiply, Vaccines Won’t

I should also point out that if the spike protein is so dangerous, then it is even more important to get vaccinated against COVID-19. After all, viruses multiply, while the vaccines won’t!

Even if we simply look at the mRNA vaccines alone, they contain a limited number of mRNA instructions that encode for the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The mRNA instructions enter a limited number of cells, which then produce and display those spike proteins on their surfaces, to trigger our immune system.

If you are infected by the actual SARS-CoV-2 virus though, it quickly hijacks your cells to produce millions of copies – each covered with spike proteins, which then infect even more cells, in an ever-expanding chain reaction.

Until your immune system learns to stop and defeat the SARS-CoV-2 virus, it will keep producing millions and millions of viruses that will circulate through your body, delivering those nasty spike proteins everywhere.

So if you are really worried about the spike protein, you should really get vaccinated against COVID-19!

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Fact #5 : All COVID-19 Vaccines Have Spike Proteins

The Spikeology paper by Peter Parry and Julian Gillespie recommended that mRNA and viral vector vaccines be suspended, and replaced with “safer” recombinant protein, attenuated or inactivated virus vaccines. It appears that they believe that those vaccine technologies do not introduce the “dangerous” spike protein.

The problem is – all those vaccine technologies are based on presenting the spike protein to our immune system, to trigger an immune response!

  • recombinant protein vaccines use another organism to create the spike protein
  • attenuated virus vaccines use a live version of the virus (with spike proteins) that won’t cause an actual infection.
  • inactivated virus vaccines use the killed virus (with spike proteins) to elicit an immune response

Regardless of what vaccine technology is used for COVID-19, the focus is to present the virus spike protein to the immune system, because it is exposed on the cell surface, and presents as a major antigen. Antibodies against the spike protein would also help to block the virus from attaching to our cells, and infecting them.

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Did Australia Approve Mandatory Bill Gates mRNA Vaccine?!

Did Australia just approve a mandatory Bill Gates mRNA vaccine for livestock?!

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

 

Claim : Australia Approves Mandatory Bill Gates mRNA Vaccine For Livestock!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), claiming / suggesting that Australia has just approved a mandatory Bill Gates mRNA vaccine for livestock!

Australia Approves Mandatory Bill Gates mRNA Vaccines for ALL Agriculture

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Truth : Australia Did Not Approve Mandatory Bill Gates mRNA Vaccine For Livestock!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Australia Has No mRNA Vaccine Plan For Livestock

The Australian government never announced any mRNA vaccination plan for livestock. There is also no mRNA vaccine mandate for livestock in Australia.

The People’s Voice certainly did not provide any evidence to back any claim that the Australian government approved any mRNA vaccine for livestock.

Fact #2 : Livestock Are Not Being Given mRNA Vaccines

I should also point out that no mRNA vaccine has been developed for livestock anywhere in the world, never mind approved for mandatory vaccination.

Until such an mRNA vaccine is developed and tested, it cannot be approved, and there can be no mass vaccination of livestock. Australia has certainly not approved any mandatory mRNA vaccination of livestock.

Fact #3 : MLA Is Funding mRNA Vaccine Project

In May 2023, Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) – an independent company based in Sydney, announced that it was funding a project to produce and test mRNA vaccines to target a lumpy skin disease (LSD), our other exotic disease outbreaks.

This initiative does not have anything to do with Bill Gates. It is certainly not a requirement in Australia.

This project will develop a mRNA vaccine pipeline initially for LSD, but potentially for other emergency diseases. This will enable capacity for rapid mass production of a vaccine for LSD in the event of an outbreak.

No LSD vaccines are registered for use in Australia yet. While some killed vaccines exist overseas, the path to registration in Australia for traditionally-produced is longer than that of an mRNA vaccine.

In fact, The People’s Voice article only mentioned Bill Gates in its title and lede. It never mentioned how Bill Gates is related to the mRNA vaccine being developed by MLA. It certainly provided no evidence of such a link.

Fact #4 : MLA mRNA Vaccine Has Not Been Approved

The MLA Program Manager for Animal Wellbeing, Michael Laurence, also pointed out that the LSD vaccine is currently undergoing tests until the end of the year.

In other words – the company isn’t even sure if its lumpy skin disease vaccine is effective, never mind seek approval!

The LSD vaccine construct is now being tested for efficacy in animals. By the end of this year, we will know if this vaccine will work in ruminants

To be clear – any claim that this vaccine has been approved for voluntary / mandatory vaccination of livestock at the time the article was posted is utter nonsense. Complete bullshit.

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Fact #5 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Publishing Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should NEVER share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Australian Trip : How To Get This Game For Free!

The fun adventure game, Australian Trip, is now free to own for Xbox and PC!

Find out how to get it FREE, and make sure you TELL your friends!

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Australian Trip

Take a bright and exciting adventure in Australia with the symbol of New Year – dog Dingo. A fascinating and extraordinary puzzle game. Your task is to manage the dingo dog – to move the opal stones, to blow up the boxes, to use the portals and the conveyor belts, and also the laser installations in order to reach the checkpoint.

Do not forget to collect the energetic elements in order to get achievements. Australian Trip is a game for those who love logical puzzles. In some problems it is necessary to think outside the box and calculate the moves in advance.

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Beautiful and colorful graphics will please you. Easy and convenient controls. A lot of levels are scattered on the map of Australia. Original music with elements of Australian Aboriginals will immerse you in the atmosphere of Australia.

Do not even think that you will pass all levels on the first try, some levels will make you think very hard. Accessible for all ages, because the game does not require a quick reaction. Play and enjoy the trip to Australia.

✔ Addictive puzzles;
✔ The game in the sokoban genre;
✔ A game for savvy people;
✔ Beautiful graphics;
✔ Excellent controls;
✔ For people of any age;
✔ Original Aboriginal music;
✔ Lasers, portals, bombs.

 

Australian Trip : How To Get It Free!

Make sure you follow these steps to get this game for free for both Xbox and PC for a limited time!

  1. Go to the Australian Trip page in the Xbox Games Store.
  2. Click on the green GET Free button.
  3. Log into your Microsoft account, or create a new account.
  4. Click on the green GET button in the pop-up screen.
  5. Click on the green CLOSE button in the pop-up screen.

That’s it! It has now been added to your Microsoft account. You can now download and play it on your Xbox console, or on the PC using the Xbox app for Windows.

 

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Malaysia Digital Arrival Card Required For Foreign Visitors!

Foreign visitors are now required to complete the Malaysia Digital Arrival Card (MDAC) prior to arrival in Malaysia! Here is what you need to know…

 

Malaysia Digital Arrival Card (MDAC) Requirement

From 1 December 2023 onwards, the Immigration Department of Malaysia (JIM) requires foreign visitors to complete the Malaysia Digital Arrival Card (MDAC) prior to their arrival in Malaysia.

The Malaysia Digital Arrival Card (MDAC) replaces the physical white arrival card that foreign visitors usually complete before or on arrival in Malaysia.

This new rule applies to all foreign visitors, except:

  • people transiting / transferring through Singapore without seeking immigration clearance,
  • Malaysian Permanent Resident, and
  • Malaysian Automated Clearance System (MACS) holders

As an added benefit, foreign visitors from 10 countries can register their fingerprint at the immigration country, and will thereafter be able to use the Autogate (Egate) at Malaysian airports and other ports of entry to quickly get through immigration!

  • Australia
  • Brunei
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • New Zealand
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • United States
  • United Kingdom

But please note that the MDAC is not a visa. Neither is it an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) that some countries use to pre-register visitors for multiple entries.

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Malaysia Digital Arrival Card (MDAC) Steps

For The First Time

All foreign visitors (except those who were explicitly exempted above) will need to register for the Malaysia Digital Arrival Card (MDAC) for the first time.

  1. Enrol for the Malaysia Digital Arrival Card (MDAC) at this official link.
  2. Complete and submit the MDAC within three days (3) prior to your arrival in Malaysia.
    You will be required to fill in these information:
    a) Full name
    b) Passport number
    c) Nationality
    d) Sex
    e) Date of Birth
    f) Date of Passport Expiry
    g) Email address
    h) Mobile Number
    i) Date of Arrival : Must be within 3 days (including date of submission)
    j) Date of Departure
    k) Mode of Travel : Air / Land / Sea
    l) Last Port of Embarkation
  3. On arrival in Malaysia, you will need to enroll and verify your passport manually at the Malaysian Immigration Department counter.
  4. After that manual enrolment, you will be allowed to use the Egate autogate system when you depart Malaysia.

On Subsequent Visits

On subsequent visits, foreign visitors will need to:

  1. Complete and submit the MDAC within three days (3) prior to your arrival in Malaysia.
  2. Use the Autogate system on arrival and departure

As you can see, the new Malaysia Digital Arrival Card (MDAC) does more than just eliminate waste and improve efficiency through digital transformation of the physical arrival card. It also streamlines the immigration process for foreign visitors, and allows some of them to breeze through using the Egate system!

But again – please note that you can only submit the MDAC within 3 days of your trip, and this includes the date of submission.

 

Malaysia Digital Arrival Card (MDAC) : Other Important Things

Here are other things about the Malaysia Digital Arrival Card that may be important:

  1. You can check the status of your MDAC registration information here.
  2. You can check the visit pass record for the latest 3 months here.
  3. You can check your Egate eligibility status here. *

* Please note that Egate eligibility is only open to business and social travellers from these 10 countries, who have an e-Passport, and will only start after you have enrolled your fingerprints (biometric verification) at the immigration counter.

 

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Victoria Cardiac Arrest Surge Linked To COVID Vaccines?!

Are the “unprecedented surges” in cardiac arrest cases in Victoria linked to COVID-19 vaccines?

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

 

Claim : Cardiac Arrest Surge In Victoria Linked To COVID Vaccines!

Anti-vaccine activists are sharing an article by The Epoch Times, as evidence that the “unprecedented surges” in cardiac arrest cases in Victoria is somehow linked to COVID-19 vaccines!

Here is an excerpt from that article by The Epoch Times:

Unprecedented Surges in Cardiac Arrest Cases in Victoria, Australia: Exploring the Potential Vaccine Link

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Cardiac Arrest Surge In Victoria Not Linked To COVID Vaccines!

Let’s take a look at the surges in cardiac arrest cases in Victoria, and find out why they are not linked to COVID-19 vaccines!

Fact #1 : Myocarditis Is Not Cardiac Arrest

First, I should point out that myocarditis is not the same thing as a cardiac arrest. Both conditions affect the heart, but they are completely different heart problems.

Myocarditis is the inflammation of the heart muscle, and is a side effect of COVID-19 infections, and a rare side effect of mRNA vaccines. People with myocarditis may not have any symptoms, or may present with chest pain, shortness of breath, and/or palpitations.

Cardiac arrest, on the other hand, is an electrical problem that causes the heart to stop beating completely. People who suffer a cardiac arrest will collapse immediately and lose consciousness, as we have seen with many young athletes like Christian Eriksen, as well as children like Jackson Mohr.

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Fact #2 : Victoria Report Does Not Link Vaccines To Cardiac Arrest

The Epoch Times article is based on the Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry 2020-2021 Annual Report (PDF).

If you look at the report, you will realise that it does not link COVID-19 vaccines to the increase in cardiac arrest. In fact, the word “vaccine” does not appear to feature in the report at all. In fact, the reported data does not even include COVID-19 vaccination status.

So I’m not sure why anyone would link this report on sudden cardiac arrest cases in Victoria, Australia, to COVID-19 vaccines. Nothing in the report would suggest such a link.

Fact #3 : Cardiac Arrest Cases Rising Over Past Decade

The report also pointed out that the incidence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) cases has been steadily rising over the past decade.

This clearly shows that the increase has nothing to do with COVID-19 vaccination, which only began in February 2021 in Australia.

This chart also shows that there was no “spike” in the incidence of cardiac arrest cases in Victoria. There is just an increasing trend over the past 10 years.

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Fact #4 : Not All Cases Were Cardiac-Related

On top of that, almost ⅓ of the adult cardiac arrest cases were not cardiac-related. They were caused by trauma (car crashes, falls, shooting / stabbing), respiratory, overdose/poisoning, terminal illness, or hanging and other causes.

In children, only 14% were cardiac-related. The vast majority – 86% of cardiac arrest cases – were caused by respiratory arrests, drowning and trauma.

So how is it possible for anyone to conclude or even suggest that these cardiac arrest cases were somehow linked to COVID-19 vaccines?

Fact #5 : Vaccines Not Linked To Cardiac Arrest

It is odd that the article would suggest in its title that there might be a link between the surge in cardiac arrest cases in Victoria, with the COVID-19 vaccines.

I should point out that there is no evidence that any COVID-19 vaccine causes cardiac arrest.  In fact, an August 2023 study that was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine showed “no evidence for an increase in sudden cardiac arrest or an increase in myocarditis in athletes after COVID-19 vaccination“:

We analyzed all of the studies we could find. Including one from Australia that included more than four million people. There researchers found that neither the rates of sudden cardiac arrest nor the rates of myocarditis as cause for cardiac arrest increased after vaccination. Myocarditis occurs most often in young people, especially in men

Fact #6 : COVID-19 Infections Linked To Myocarditis

What the article may not tell you is that COVID-19 infections are known to cause myocarditis. A September 2021 report by the CDC pointed out that COVID-19 patients have nearly 16X the risk of developing myocarditis:

During March 2020–January 2021, patients with COVID-19 had nearly 16 times the risk for myocarditis compared with patients who did not have COVID-19, and risk varied by sex and age.

The findings in this report underscore the importance of implementing evidence-based COVID-19 prevention strategies, including vaccination, to reduce the public health impact of COVID-19 and its associated complications.

Fact #7 : Myocarditis Is Not Common Cause Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

It is also odd that the article lede would be about the “causal relationship between vaccines and myocarditis”, followed by the claim that myocarditis is a common cause of sudden cardiac arrest in young individuals.

For one thing – myocarditis is not a common cause of sudden cardiac arrest in young individuals. An August 2019 study published in the Forensic Sciences Research journal detailed how autopsies revealed that myocarditis was present only in 6% of people who died from sudden cardiac death.

The most common cause of sudden cardiac death is actually coronary artery disease, which accounts for up to 80% of all deaths. Cardiomyopathies due to obesity, alcoholism, and fibrosis, as well as genetic channelopathies account for most of the remaining causes.

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Can Bak Kut Teh Herbal Soup Cause Liver Damage?!

Did an Australian study show that Bak Kut Teh herbal soup can cause liver damage?!

Take a look at what the study showed, and what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2023-11-24 : Refreshed after claims went viral again
Originally posted @ 2022-07-15

 

Study : Bak Kut Teh Herbal Soup Can Cause Liver Damage!

Australian scientists caused a ruckus in 2022 when their study alleged that the Asian herbal soup called Bak Kut Teh can cause liver damage.

The media excitedly jumped on it, with alarming titles to draw attention (and drive traffic?) :

Adelaide Now : Adelaide forensic expert issues safety warning over liver failure soup

ABC : Bak kut teh herbal soup may cause liver damage and interact with medication, study finds

Medical Xpress : Popular Malaysian soup can cause liver damage when mixed with medication

The Epoch Times : University Professor Warns of Risks Caused by Popular Chinese Soup

Says : Australian Researchers Find Bak Kut Teh Can Cause Liver Damage When Taken With Medicine

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Truth : Study Does Not Show Bak Kut Teh Causing Liver Damage!

Despite the alarming titles, there is no need to panic… because the study does NOT show the herbal soup causing any liver damage.

Here is a quick summary for those who just need to know the basics :

  1. It was a laboratory study, which means the results may not translate into actual effect in a living human being.
  2. What we eat is digested and broken down, so our body absorbs the nutrients and not the actual food. Hence, the study does not accurately replicate what happens in our body.
  3. They didn’t test bak kut teh… they only tested four soup bases used to make bak kut teh.
  4. The soup concentrations were unspecified, so it is unknown if the doses are equivalent to what our livers are subjected to after a meal.
  5. They did not test drug interactions, so it is amazing how so many media outlets claimed that the study showed that bak kut teh may interact with medication!

In short, this study does not show that bak kut teh causes liver damage. Neither does it show bak kut teh causing drug interactions of any kind.

I understand Professor Byard’s concerns about the “unknown” contents of these soup base preparations. Certain traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) have been associated with acute liver failure.

However, that isn’t so much a “bak kut teh” problem, but rather a problem with traditional Chinese medicine or Chinese herbal medicine.

For those who are interested in the details, please scroll down to the next section.

 

Why Study Does Not Show Bak Kut Teh Causing Liver Damage

Let’s start with the basics, and work our way through the Australian study.

Fact #1 : Study Was Conducted By Australian Scientists

First, the study was conducted by University of Adelaide and University of Melbourne scientists – Susan M. Britza, Rachael Farrington, Ian F. Musgrave, Craig Aboltins and Roger W. Byard.

It was published in the journal Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology, and you can read the study here.

Fact #2 : It Was A Laboratory Study

It is important to note that this was an in-vitro study – a laboratory study, not a clinical study.

In-vitro studies are important, but they cannot be extrapolated to make any conclusion about what actually happens in a human body.

For example, in-vitro studies have shown that hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin have an inhibitory effect on the SARS-CoV-2 virus; but once tested in actual human beings – they were shown to have no clinical benefit.

In other words – what happens in a test tube, may not happen in an actual human being.

Read more : Did Study Show Pfizer Vaccine Altering Liver DNA In 6 Hours?!

Fact #3 : What We Eat Is Not What Our Body Absorbs

There is one big problem with doing in-vitro tests on food – what we eat is not what our body absorbs.

Food gets digested, and broken down into nutrients that are absorbed in our intestines. Even simple sugar gets broken down into glucose, fructose, galactose, maltose, sucrose, etc.

So soaking liver cells in a bak kut teh soup would most definitely not reflect what our liver cells actually experience after a bak kut teh meal.

In short, this study does not replicate what happens in our liver when we eat bak kut teh.

Fact #4 : There Are Many Types Of Bak Kut Teh

Bak Kut Teh is not so much a “herbal soup” as it is a pork soup dish. The name “bak kut teh” literally means “meat bone tea” in the Hokkien dialect, but there is no tea in it.

It is usually just a dish of pork ribs simmered for hours in a broth of common herbs and spices like star anise, cinnamon, cloves, dong quai, fennel seeds and garlic.

But there are many variants of bak kut teh. In Malaysia and Singapore where bak kut teh is most popular, there are at least four main “styles” :

  • Teochew style : light in colour, with more pepper and garlic
  • Hokkien style : darker and more fragrant, thanks to a variety of herbs and soy sauce
  • Cantonese style : includes medicinal herbs for a stronger flavoured soup
  • Klang style : a thick and sticky gravy, like a stew

On top of that, there are also chicken and beef versions of bak kut teh. Muslims, for example, love the chicken version, which is colloquially called chi kut teh, chi being short for chicken.

And the Malaysian town of Melaka serves a delicious beef bak kut teh, which is based on a unique black pepper soup with red fermented bean curd.

Fact #5 : They Tested Four Soup Bases

The Australian team were somewhat aware of the wide variety of bak kut teh soup bases. They tested four varieties :

  • Formulation 1 : Dried hawthorn
  • Formulation 2 : Goji berries, ginseng, bark, and dried mushrooms
  • Formulation 3 : Polygonatum odoratum, ligusticum chuanxiong, codonopsis pilosula, cinnamomum cassia, angelica sinensis, illicium verum, piper nigrum, and Eugenia caryophyllata
  • Formulation 4 : Spices, pepper and salt

It is important to note that instead of preparing bak kut teh like you and I would – with meat, vegetables, bean curd slices, etc., the researchers tested soups that were created only using the ingredients listed above.

In short, they did not actually test bak kut teh… they tested soups made from the ingredients above.

Fact #6 : Soup Concentration Was Unspecified

To prepare the four soups for testing, researchers added a sachet of each soup mix to boiling water (of unspecified quantity) for 5 minutes.

The concentration of each soup base was unspecified. They only listed the dilution factor. As such, it is quite impossible to draw any sort of conclusion from the results.

As any toxicologist will tell you – the dose makes the poison. This is why the concentration of any substance is critical in any study. Even water and oxygen – essential to human life to be sure – is toxic at high doses.

Fact #7 : Soups Were Prepared In 5 Minutes

It is important to point out that the soups the researchers used were prepared in just 5 minutes. Bak kut teh is usually prepared by simmering the meat in the soup for hours.

It would have been a good idea to prepare the soup bases like real bak kut teh soup, because boiling the soup for several hours could potentially break down toxins present in its ingredients.

In fact, it would have been better for the researchers to just buy real bak kut teh, instead of resorting to their soup bases prepared in just 5 minutes.

Fact #8 : They Tested Using HepG2 Liver Cancer Cells

It is also important to note that the researchers tested the soup bases by adding them to HepG2 cell cultures, not normal liver cells.

HepG2 is a hepatoblastoma (a type of liver cancer) cell line that was obtained from a 15 year-old boy suffering from liver cancer in 1975.

Now, there is nothing wrong with that – HepG2 is commonly used to test cytotoxicity of substances. Still, it must still be pointed out that HepG2 is not the same thing as normal liver cells.

In-vitro studies based on these cells should not be used to draw any conclusion, only used to drive further research.

Differences HepG2 Cells Normal Liver Cells
Cell Size 12-19 µm 15 µm
Cell Shape Polygonal Cube
Nuclei Single large nuclei
with 3-7 nucleoli
Two or more nuclei
Mitochondrial Content Low High
Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum Poorly Developed High
No. of Chromosomes 50-60 46
DNA Content 7.5 pg ~6 pg
Genome Stability Unstable Stable

Fact #9 : Spices, Pepper + Salt Did Worst In Their Tests

What I found most interesting in their results was the fact that the most “toxic” soup was Formulation 4, which consisted of nothing more than spices, pepper and salt.

Formulation 4 showed the most significant toxicity to the HepG2 cell line with approximately 83% cell death before dilution (p < 0.0001) and persistent toxicity even with dilution 1:10 (15% ± 3.7, p = 0.023) and 1:1000 (14% ± 3.8, p = 0.024)

Well, that’s gonna worry fans of Kentucky Fried Chicken, which boasts 11 herbs and spices, including pepper and salt!

Jokes aside, this result suggest that common spices, pepper and salt are more toxic to HepG2 liver cells than the more fanciful bak kut teh preparations!

Fact #10 : They Did Not Test Drug Interactions

I’m not sure how this study touches on drug interaction, since they didn’t test the soup bases with common hepatotoxic drugs like paracetamol to see if there is a synergistic effect.

No matter how you slice and dice this study’s results, they tell us nothing about any possible interaction with other herbs / drugs.

Yet so many media outlets made the startling claim that the study showed that bak kut teh may interact with medication! Nowhere in the study does it say that!

It appears that most of these journalists probably did not even bother to read the study, and perhaps only paraphrased what other people were writing.

 

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Was Bill Gates Destroyed In ABC News Interview?!

Was Bill Gates just destroyed in an ABC News interview with Sarah Ferguson?!

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

Updated @ 2023-10-07 : Updated with new information after video went viral again
Originally posted @ 2023-03-08

 

Claim : Bill Gates Was Destroyed In ABC News Interview!

People are sharing a TikTok video with the title “Bill Gates caught in corner”, which shows Bill Gates getting destroyed in a recent ABC News interview.

Here are the accompanying subtitles from the interview, but it’s rather long, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

ABC News : So Mr Gates, in your own words, what have you contributed to the world?

Bill Gates : Um I’m not sure if you’re aware, but I created the world’s most popular computer operating system.

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Truth : Bill Gates Was NOT Destroyed In ABC News Interview!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created to go viral on TikTok, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : ABC News Interviewed Bill Gates On Jan 31, 2023

First, let’s start by sharing some basic context on the ABC News interview with Bill Gates.

The interview was conducted by Australian Broadcasting Corporation journalist, Sarah Ferguson, on her current affairs show – 7.30, and released on Tuesday, 31 January 2023.

Fact #2 : ABC News Did Not Destroy Bill Gates In That Interview

Anyone who watches the actual ABC News interview of Bill Gates will be puzzled by the viral video and claim, because Sarah Ferguson never “destroyed” Bill Gates.

You can read all about her interview and even watch the video in an article written by Sarah Ferguson and her colleague Myles Wearring. In her interview, she only asked Bill Gates about:

  • COVID-19 conspiracy theories
  • Elon Musk buying Twitter
  • the rise of artificial intelligence
  • climate change and renewable energy
  • his association with Jeffrey Epstein
  • his philanthropy, and pledge to give away most of his wealth

Sarah Ferguson ended the interview by thanking Bill Gates, who only nods. He never quit the interview in frustration as shown in the viral video.

Fact #3 : Gates Foundation Called Viral Video Fake

The media department for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation labelled the viral video as fake:

We confirm that the audio in this altered video is fake.

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Fact #4 : Viral Video Was Edited Using Artificial Intelligence

The viral video was created by a TikTok creator called bdti989, who posted it with the caption:

How dangerous AI can be 😱
#BillGates #billgates #microsoft #Microsoft #followformore #follow #msdos #uops #ups #ops #world #interview #interviews #artificialintelligence #ai

bdti989 also stated several times that he edited the ABC News interview using artificial intelligence. It is basically a deep fake video.

Yes, it’s AI generated!

Fact #5 : Fake Video Was Not Satire

While some people are trying to justify the creation and/or sharing the video as “satire”, that is not true. Even the content creator himself did not call it satire.

bdti989 does not appear to create satire. His account is full of typical edited news content pushing right wing conspiracies, not satire.

Most of his videos aren’t particularly popular, typically with less than 3,000 views. Only his AI-generated fake video of the ABC News interview of Bill Gates has gone viral, with over 1.4 million views.

It is likely he created it to test his ability to create fake videos using artificial intelligence. Hopefully, it does not inspire him to create more of such deep fake videos to increase the popularity of his TikTok channel.

Fact #6 : Bill Gates Was A Notable Programmer

Regardless of what we may think of Bill Gates as a businessman and/or person, he was well regarded as a programmer. Both Gates and Paul Allen developed Altair BASIC – a BASIC programming interpreter for the MITS Altair 8800 and S-100 computers.

Paul Allen would famously write a bootstrap program for it during a flight to demonstrate their Altair BASIC interpreter, but Bill Gates would famously win the bet on who could write the shortest possible bootstrap program.

Fact #6 : MS-DOS Was Not Created By Gary Kildall

Gary Kildall (wrongly named as Gary Kildahl in the fake video) was the creator of the CP/M operating system that was once considered by IBM for its first PC.

Bill Gates not only did not steal MS-DOS from Gary Kildall, it was Gates who suggested that IBM should purchase CP/M-86 from Kildall for its forthcoming PC.

However, Gary Kildall famously went flying on his private plane instead of meeting IBM representatives, and they failed to reach an agreement.

Fact #7 : MS-DOS Was Based On 86-DOS

MS-DOS (wrongly named as Emma’s DOS in the fake video) was based on 86-DOS from Seattle Computer Products.

After IBM and Digital Research failed to reach an agreement on CP/M-86, IBM lead negotiator Jack Sams asked Bill Gates to find a usable operating system for the IBM PC. Gates later proposed using 86-DOS.

Microsoft then purchased a non-exclusive licence for 86-DOS in December 1980 for US$25,000, and hired Tim Paterson to port it to the IBM PC, so it would work on the Intel 8086 processor. IBM would submit over 300 change requests before accepting the final port.

It was only in July 1981 – a month before IBM released the PC, that Microsoft purchased all rights to 86-DOS from Seattle Computer Products for US$50,000. Microsoft then licensed the modified 86-DOS to IBM, and it became PC DOS 1.0.

In short, MS-DOS (rebranded from PC DOS) was based on 86-DOS, which was a different operating system from CP/M invented by Gary Kildall.

Kildall would later persuade IBM to offer CP/M-86 with the PC. That would not be possible if Kildall really sold CP/M to Microsoft “for a couple of dollars” as the fake video alleges.

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Fact #8 : COVID-19 Vaccines Have Been Proven Safe + Effective

Anti-vaccination proponents are not interested in your health, which is why they keep lying about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.

The truth is – COVID-19 vaccines were only approved AFTER they have undergone extensive safety and efficacy tests, involving tens of thousands of volunteers.

And even after receiving Emergency Use Authorisation and full FDA approval, they continue to be monitored for safety and efficacy.

The reason why doctors and health authorities STRONGLY advocate vaccination is because the vaccines have been PROVEN to protect the vast majority of people from getting COVID-19 in the first place.

And even if you do get infected after vaccination, the vaccine will protect you against hospitalisation and death from COVID-19.

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Did Study Show COVID Vaccines Cause VAIDS In Children?!

Did an official study show that COVID-19 vaccines cause VAIDS in children?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Study Show COVID-19 Vaccines Cause VAIDS In Children!

People are sharing an article by The Expose (formerly Daily Expose), which claims that an official study just showed that COVID-19 vaccines cause VAIDS (Vaccine-Induced Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) in children!

Here is an excerpt from the really long article, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

A new study shows covid injections cause VAIDS in children

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Truth : Study Did Not Show COVID-19 Vaccines Cause VAIDS In Children!

This is just another example of fake news from the notorious fake news website, The Expose, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : The Expose Is A Notorious Fake News Website

Like Real Raw News and NewsPunch, Daily Expose is a website that capitalises on making shocking but fake or misleading stories to generate page views and money. It was later rebranded as The Expose.

Founded in November 2020 by Jonathan Allen-Walker – a mechanic from Lincolnshire, The Expose / Daily Expose is infamous for publishing COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news or misinformation, so you should NEVER share anything from Daily Expose / The Expose. Here are some of its stories that I personally debunked earlier:

Everything posted by The Expose / Daily Expose must be considered fake news, until proven otherwise.

Fact #2 : Study Did Not Mention AIDS / VAIDS

You can read the study, which was conducted by Australian scientists, here – BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccination in children alters cytokine responses to heterologous pathogens and Toll-like receptor agonists.

Anyone who reads through this study will note that it does not mention AIDS, VAIDS, or even immunodeficiency.

So the claim that this study showed that COVID-19 vaccines cause VAIDS is utter nonsense. The study has nothing to do with AIDS, VAIDS, or immunodeficiencies of any kind.

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Fact #3 : It Was A Laboratory Study On Blood Samples

I should also point out that this study was conducted in the laboratory, using blood samples from 29 children.

To be clear – no children were found to have developed any side effect or disease from their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Again, the claim that this study showed that COVID-19 vaccines cause VAIDS is utter nonsense.

In addition, because this is an in vitro (laboratory) study, it does not necessarily mean it accurately reflects what happens in our bodies. This research will need need to be verified and replicated in animal and human studies.

The study authors also pointed this out in their paper, noting that:

There are currently no data on the clinical effects of COVID-19 vaccination-related heterologous effects in children.

Fact #4 : Study Showed Changes In Cytokine Response

The study does not show any actual changes in the children’s immunity against viral or bacterial infections, because it was only evaluating the cytokine response in their blood samples.

A whole blood stimulation assay was used to investigate in vitro cytokine responses to heterologous stimulants (killed pathogens, Toll-like receptor ligands) and SARS-CoV-2 antigens.

The study showed that there was a decrease in cytokine response to bacterial and viral stimulants one month after vaccination. But that changed six months post-vaccination – there was increased cytokine response to bacterial stimulants.

In addition, it should be noted that while the study showed “evidence of temporal associations between BNT162b2 vaccination and altered heterologous effects”, there was “no consistent correlation between BNT162b2 vaccination-induced anti-RBD IgG antibody titre at V2 + 28 and cytokine responses”.

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Fact #5 : COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Cause AIDS

To be clear – there is no medical disease called VAIDS – Vaccine-Induced Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. It appears to be something made-up by anti-vaccination activists to scare people.

AIDS is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Nothing else causes AIDS. Certainly no vaccine, not even the COVID-19 vaccine, causes AIDS.

Robert Charles Gallo – one of the two scientists who independently discovered that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was responsible for AIDS, said in response to the 2021 claim by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that COVID-19 vaccines cause AIDS:

[I]t’s hard to believe anyone would claim that the covid-19 vaccine causes AIDS. We know what causes AIDS.

Perhaps your president wanted to say that, immediately after vaccination, HIV can become a little more active, which is true of any foreign antigen. Or that vaccines might activate immune cells, but that doesn’t have any meaning, and it doesn’t last long.

I don’t know what your president said. So I don’t want to be too critical. But it is obvious that neither the covid-19 vaccine nor any other vaccine causes AIDS.

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Fact #6 : HIV Is Different From SARS-CoV-2

Just to be clear, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a completely different virus from SARS-CoV-2 – the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

HIV viruses are single-stranded retroviruses from the Lentivirus genus, and are transmitted through sexual contact, or transfer of blood and bodily fluids.

SARS-CoV-2 is a single-stranded coronavirus from the Betacoronavirus genus, and is airborne, mainly transmitted through respiratory droplets and aerosols.

There is no conceivable way for COVID-19 vaccines, or even COVID-19 infections, to cause AIDS…. or to create a new form of AIDS. That’s nonsense.

Everything posted by The Expose must be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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FDA Import Alert 99-33 On Japanese Food Fact Check!

Here is what you need to know about the FDA import alert 99-33 on Japanese food over radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant!

Updated @ 2023-08-25 : Updated the article
Originally posted @ 2023-03-21

 

Claim : FDA Issued Import Alert 99-33, Banning Japanese Food!

This message has gone viral on and off over the years, being shared again and again on WhatsApp, and social media. It’s long, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts…

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a notice

A week ago, the US law came into force:
🎯 FDA Issued Alert No. 99-33, prohibiting the following
🅾️ Japanese food entering the US:
📎 Fresh milk,
📎 Butter,
📎Milk powder,
📎Baby milk powder, and others
📎Dairy products;
📎Vegetables, sweet potatoes, salt, and other products
📎Rice,
📎 Whole wheat;
📎Fish;
📎Meat and poultry;
📎Clams;
📎 sea urchin;
📎Citrus pomelo fruits;
📎 Apples, kiwis and other fruits.

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The Truth About FDA Import Alert 99-33 On Japanese Food!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created by the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛) to scare people into boycotting Japan and Japanese food, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : FDA Issued Import Alert #99-33 In March 2011

On March 11, 2011, Japan was hit by a massive tsunami triggered by a 9-magnitude earthquake off its Pacific coast. The force of the tsunami greatly damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, contaminating the surrounding area with radioactive material.

The Government of Japan determined that certain food products in affected prefectures were therefore not fit for human consumption, due to the risk of contamination by the radioactive material. They banned those food products from sale within Japan, and for export.

The US FDA responded by issuing Import Alert #99-33 – “Detention Without Physical Examination of Products from Japan due to Radionuclide Contamination.

This part of the viral post is true, but everything else is false.

Fact #2 : FDA Import Alert #99-33 Was Limited To Certain Prefectures

The FDA Import Alert #99-33 did not ban the import of all Japanese food products, as the viral post claimed.

It only targeted Japan’s own restrictions at the prefecture level, using Section 801(a)(2) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act:

FDA-regulated products are subject to refusal and will be refused admission into the United States if the products appear to be forbidden or restricted for sale in the country in which they were produced or from which they were exported.

Fact #3 : FDA Cancelled Import Alert #99-33 In September 2021

On September 21, 2022, the US FDA deactivated (cancelled) Import Alert #99-33. Since then, there has been no ban on any food product from the five affected prefectures of Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima and Ibaraki.

Now, after an extensive analysis of Japan’s robust control measures that include decontamination, monitoring and enforcement; after reviewing the results of 10 years of sampling food products from Japan; and after determining a very low risk to American consumers from radioactive contaminated foods imported from Japan, FDA has decided that the IA is no longer necessary to protect public health and therefore should be deactivated.

Despite this cancellation of the import ban more than a year ago, the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛) continues to spread this fake story on WhatsApp, as well as social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

Recommended : Did Hong Kong Just Ban All Food From Japan?!

Fact #4 : Australia Did Not Stop Issuing Visa To Japanese Travellers

Australia never suspended visa issuance for Japanese travels over the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.

Fact #5 : US Did Not Suspend Japanese Immigration

The United States never suspended immigration of Japanese citizens over the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.

Fact #6 : Japan Did Not Supply Contaminated Food To Tourists

This claim has been repeatedly promoted by the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛), and is categorically false.

Japan did not reserve their contaminated food supply for consumption by tourists, while importing food for their own citizens. Neither did Chinese tourists to Japan suffer “strange diseases of varying degrees”.

Those are just lies created by the wumao to scare Chinese citizens into boycotting Japan and Japanese food products.

Fact #7 : Fukushima Radiation Only Affected A Small Area Of Japan

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident did not affect 70% of Japanese territory.

The Government of Japan established a 30 kilometre no-fly zone, and a 20 kilometre exclusion zone, around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Aerial survey of the radioactive caesium levels in May 2012 show that only a small part of Japan was affected.

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Fact #8 : Harmful Radionuclides Were Removed From Wastewater

Both fresh water and seawater were used to cool down the melting nuclear fuel rods and spent fuel rods stored at the facility.

Measures were quickly taken to block the seepage of the contaminated wastewater into the sea and water table. For example, TEPCO poured a 60 cm-thick concrete wall covering 70,000 square meters of ocean seabed.

There were occasional accidental discharges of radioactive wastewater, but generally the radioactive wastewater was stored in massive storage tanks and treated using the Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS).

ALPS removed harmful radionuclides like caesium and strontium from the wastewater, leaving only tritium – a mildly radioactive and far less harmful hydrogen isotope.

Fact #9 : Decontaminated Wastewater Used To Keep Reactors Cooled

The water treatment system became fully-functional, together with water recycling systems on 3 July 2011.

The decontaminated wastewater thereafter is being 100% reused to keep the reactors cooler, so no additional volume of contaminated water would be generated.

Fact #10 : Excess Decontaminated Wastewater To Be Released

A large amount of treated wastewater remain at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, and on April 13, 2021, the Government of Japan announced that the treated wastewater would be released in 2023.

The US FDA says that the treated wastewater presents an “extremely low” health risk even if consumed, which is rather minimised because it’s being discharged into the vast ocean.

According to scientific experts from interagency advisory teams and FDA representatives to the US Advisory Team for Environment, Food and Health, the release of the treated wastewater will have “no effect on the safety of foods imported from Japan“.

In other words, the FDA considers food from Japan to be perfectly safe to import and consume, even after the treated wastewater is released into the ocean.

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Did Taylor Swift Die Suddenly In Concert Car Crash?!

Did Taylor Swift die suddenly from a tragic car crash, just after leaving her concert?!

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

Updated @ 2023-08-12 : Added new details, including updated MediaMass hoax
Updated @ 2023-07-02 : Added updated details

Originally posted @ 2023-06-03

 

Claim : Taylor Swift Just Died Suddenly In Car Accident!

A TikTok video which claims that Taylor Swift just died suddenly in a tragic car accident has gone viral. The video has been removed, and unfortunately, I was not able to grab a copy of it before it disappeared.

The viral TikTok video was posted by @taylor.fan17, and shows photos of Taylor Swift performing at her concerts, with a male narrator claiming that the singer died suddenly in a tragic car accident.

The video claimed that Taylor Swift’s car was hit by another car while she was leaving her show in Atlanta, and the unnamed driver was taken into custody, and is now awaiting a court trial for the crime.

Some people have also been sharing a photo of a mural showing that Taylor Swift did indeed die.

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Truth : Taylor Swift Did Not Die Suddenly In Car Accident!

This is yet another example of celebrity FAKE NEWS created and propagated by people to gain notoriety, generate income from page views and/or YouTube advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Reported Her Death

That viral TikTok video has been circulating for weeks, but some people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media has reported her death.

Taylor Swift is, arguably, one of the world’s most famous and influential singer today. A mega star, with a legion of fans who call themselves Swifties. If she just tripped in public, the paparazzi and celebrity blogs would have reported on the incident and analysed it to death.

If she got into any car accident, it would have been international news, even if she did not suffer so much as a scratch. Yet no legitimate media outlet reported that Taylor Swift died suddenly in a tragic car accident. Not even small-time celebrity blogs reported her death!

Fact #2 : Taylor Swift Is Still Alive + Well!

The viral video claimed that Taylor Swift died on Monday, May 1, 2023 – just after wrapping up her stop in Atlanta, Georgia for The Eras Tour.

Taylor Swift did not die, and is still very much alive and well, as of August 9, 2023. That was when she announced that she is releasing a re-recording – 1989 (Taylor’s Version) on October 27!

Tens of thousands of Swifties also sang with Taylor Swift that day on her last concert at the SoFi Stadium in Southern California.

“Here we are, on the last night of the U.S. leg of the Eras tour, in the eighth month of the year, on the ninth day (of the month),” Swift said to frenzied screams, before art for the upcoming “1989 (Taylor’s Version),” due Oct. 27, flashed on the gigantic screen behind her.

Needless to say, all that would not be possible if Taylor Swift died in car accident on Monday, May 1, 2023…

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Fact #3 : Taylor Swift Memorial Mural Is From 2016

You may have seen people posting photos of a Taylor Swift memorial mural as evidence that she truly died.

The mural is real, and is located in Melbourne, Australia. However, it was created by Australian graffiti artist, Lushsux, to mark the “death” of Taylor Swift’s career in March 2016.

At that time, Kanye West released his single, Famous, with the lines:

I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex

Why? I made that bitch famous.

Taylor Swift then got into a spat with Kanye West and his then-wife, Kim Kardashian. That was when Lushsux created the mural, and posted a video of it on Instagram with this caption:

Please pay your respects at Hosier Lane today by laying flowers or lighting a candle in mourning, taken from us too soon sweet princess.

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Fact #4 : Taylor Swift Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Taylor Swift death hoax, ironically, is also being driven by another fake fact check article by MediaMass Project.

News of singer Taylor Swift’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the August 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the singer best known for hit songs like You Belong with Me or Love Story is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Taylor Swift Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Taylor Swift’s’ unnamed reps confirming that she is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other reps of celebrities MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Celine Dion, Clint Eastwood, Oprah Winfrey, Simon Cowell, Madonna, Toby Keith, Cristiano Ronaldo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Justin Bieber, Robert Pattinson, Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Tom Hanks, Morgan Freeman, Dolly Parton, Lucy Liu, and Melanie Laurent.

She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that it is a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #5 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

This is yet another example of fake celebrity news created to generate page views and money through advertising, just like these examples:

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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome From Vaccine Risk Explained!

Should you be alarmed about a reported 7X increase in Stevens-Johnson Syndrome / toxic epidermal necrolysis from COVID-19 and the vaccine?!

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

 

Claim : Alarming 7X Increase In Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Linked To COVID-19 And Vaccine!

People are sharing an Epoch Times article, claiming that it is evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine can cause the dangerous Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) or toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN)!

Here is an excerpt of the Epoch Times article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts:

‘Alarming’ Sevenfold Increase in Steven-Johnson Syndrome Linked to COVID-19 and Vaccine

A sudden increase in Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS)—a rare and potentially fatal skin disorder—may be triggered by COVID-19, increased vaccination rates, or a lowered threshold caused by vaccines or previous infection, according to a large case series recently published in Burns.

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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome May Be Linked To COVID-19 And Vaccine

In this article, I will go through the Epoch Times article, and share with you what the facts really are!

Fact #1 : Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Is An Immune System Disorder

First, let’s start with a quick overview of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN).

Both SJS and TEN are severe skin reactions caused by the body’s own immune system. They are classified as part of the same disease spectrum, with SJS being less severe (<10% body surface affected) and TEN being the most severe form (>30% body surface affected).

SJS / TEN usually occurs as a reaction to new medication or infection, with genetic factors making some people more vulnerable than others. It progresses fairly quickly:

  1. It usually starts with a fever, sore throat, cough and burning eyes for the first 1-3 days
  2. Then you may feel widespread skin pain, and a red or purple rash develops and spreads
  3. You will start to get blisters on your skin, and the ulcers of the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, eyes, and genitals
  4. The affected areas of your skin will start to blister, and eventually peel off

However, recovery takes much longer – skin regrowth takes 2-3 weeks, and full recovery often takes several months.

SJS has a mortality rate of about 5%, but TEN which has greater skin involvement has a mortality rate of 30% to 40%. So this is indeed a very serious disorder.

Fact #2 : Case Report Only Identified Possible Associations

The Epoch Times article is based on a case report published online in the journal Burns, called The seven-fold rise in incidence of Stevens-Johnson syndrome & toxic epidermal necrolysis: Associations with COVID-19 and the vaccine.

It is currently listed as an Uncorrected Proof, which means it still needs to be “proof-read and corrected by the author(s)”. But I personally don’t see anything troubling in the article – it is a case report and discussion on the 7X increase in SJS / TEN cases the authors saw in their hospital.

However, I should point out that this case report only refers to SJS / TEN cases seen in one hospital – the Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney, Australia. That does not mean there is something wrong with the case report. It only means that this is one case report. More research is required before any association can be made.

The authors specifically pointed out that their study only identified three “theories” and “possible associations” for future research to look into:

This study identifies possible associations between COVID, the vaccine and the development of SJS/TEN.

We propose three theories for this seven-fold increase in case number; a virus induced, a vaccine induced and a threshold lowering pathway.

We advise future research investigates the impact viruses such as SARS-COV-2 have on immune mediated diseases such as SJS/TEN.

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Fact #3 : COVID-19 / Vaccine-Related SJS Only Increased By 2.67X

As Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is triggered by a new medication or infection, it is definitely possible for a COVID-19 infection, or vaccine, to cause it. However, it is important to note that SJS / TEN develops soon after the person gets infected, or receives the medication / vaccine.

That’s why the study authors look specifically at just 8 cases (out of 14) where the patients recently had a COVID-19 infection, or received a COVID-19 vaccine. The other 6 cases were not mentioned because they were likely caused by something else.

Because only those 8 cases were deemed to be potentially associated with COVID-19 or the vaccine, the actual increase over the baseline average of 3 cases for that hospital was 2.67x higher than normal, not 7X.

Fact #4 : SJS Risk Appears Higher For COVID-19 Infections

When we look at the breakdown of the eight patients whose SJS / TEN could have been caused by either COVID-19 infection or vaccine:

  • five patients had COVID-19 in the preceding month
  • three patients received a COVID-19 vaccine in the preceding month

Even if we assume that the SJS / TEN of all eight patients were indeed caused by COVID-19 or the vaccine, the results suggest that you are 33% more likely to get SJS / TEN with a COVID-19 infection, than with a COVID-19 vaccine.

  • COVID-19 infection : 2.67X risk over baseline
  • COVID-19 vaccine : 2X risk over baseline

Fact #5 : SJS / TENS Risk Is Still Very Low

Whether the risk of developing Stevens-Johnson Syndrome from a COVID-19 vaccine increases by 7X or just 2X, the risk is still very low.

By the end of 2022, New South Wales vaccinated over 6.5 million people. Taking into account that just three SJS / TENS cases were linked to the COVID-19 vaccine that year, the risk is only about 1 in 2.17 million!

Even if you assume that all 14 SJS / TEN cases (instead of just 3) were caused by the vaccine, that works out to just 1 in 464,286 vaccinated people. Still very rare.

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Fact #6 : Unvaccinated People Have Developed SJS / TENS

The Epoch Times article took pains to point out that “Not a single case of SJS/TEN was reported in an unvaccinated individual.” That’s not surprising because 95% of New South Wales residents were fully-vaccinated by that point in time!

It would be wrong to believe that being unvaccinated means your risk of developing SJS / TEN is zero. Before COVID-19 vaccines were administered, doctors have already reported cases of Stevens-Johnson syndrome in unvaccinated COVID-19 patients:

And I should point out that before the COVID-19 pandemic, the incidence for people who never got infected or vaccinated was:

  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome : 1.6 cases per million people per year
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis : 9.2 cases per million people per year

In other words, New South Wales alone would normally see about 13 cases of SJS, and 75 cases of TENS per year, before the COVID-19 pandemic and the vaccine!

Fact #7 : Risk Of SJS / TENS Much Higher With COVID-19 Infection

A December 2022 review looked at 34 published cases of SJS and TEN developing after COVID-19 infection and vaccination – 12 cases after vaccination, and 22 cases after infection.

Based on their review of the multiple case reports, their tally shows that the risk of getting SJS / TEN from a COVID-19 infection is 4-10X higher than the risk of getting it from any COVID-19 vaccine!

Fact #8 : Underreporting Of SJS / TEN Is Very Unlikely

While the Australian study never once mentioned VAERS (which is an American reporting system), the Epoch Times article took pains to claim that “historically, VAERS has been shown to report fewer than 1 percent of actual vaccine adverse events, which means other cases of SJS/TEN may have occurred but were unreported.

That “less than 1 percent” claim was based on a very old 2011 report (PDF download) on improving vaccine adverse event reporting to VAERS, based on data collected from June 2006 to October 2009. Needless to say – VAERS has improved significantly in the last 14 years!

More importantly, Stevens-Johnson syndrome is such a severe and traumatising event for both doctor and patient, it is extremely unlikely to go unreported or under-reported.

Many people will probably not bother to report adverse events like muscle ache or a fever after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but you can be sure they will rush to the hospital once their skin starts peeling off!

Fact #9 : The Epoch Times Appears To Be Promoting This

Interestingly, the Urchin Tracking Module (UTM) parameters at the end of some of these links suggest that The Epoch Times may be promoting the article through certain partners. For example:

The Chief Nerd
utm_source = partner

utm_campaign = TheChiefNerd

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Did Shane Warne die suddenly from Covid-19 vaccine?!

Did Shane Warne die suddenly in Thailand from a heart attack caused by the COVID-19 vaccine?!

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Claim : Shane Warne Died Suddenly From COVID-19 Vaccine!

Shane Warne died suddenly in March 2022 while on holiday in Thailand, but the media is in a frenzy over claims by two cardiologists that his death may have been caused by the COVID-19 vaccine:

A leading UK-based Indian-origin consultant cardiologist and an Australian medic said on Tuesday that they fear the sudden death last year of Australian cricket legend Shane Warne may have been precipitated by the COVID mRNA vaccine that he had taken approximately nine months prior.

Cardiologists Dr. Aseem Malhotra and Dr. Chris Neil, who is also President of the Australian Medical Professionals’ Society (AMPS), said the post-mortem findings for Warne, 52, revealed coronary atherosclerosis or heart disease. They said their research shows that a COVID mRNA vaccine can cause a rapid acceleration of coronary disease, especially in those that may already have undetected mild heart disease.

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Truth : Shane Warne Died From A Heart Attack

It’s now tradition for anti-vaccination activists to blame all sudden 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 : Shane Warne Died From A Heart Attack

Shane Warne (born Shane Keith Warne on 13 September 1969) was an Australian cricketeer, who became a TV commentator after he retired, working for both Sky and Fox until his death.

On 4 March 2022, Shane Warne was holidaying on the island of Ko Samui in Thailand, when his friend found him unconscious in his villa. They attempted to revive him by CPR after calling for help.

When Thai paramedics arrived, they found a pool of vomit* by his bed, and bloodstains from the prolonged CPR. They attempted CPR as he continued to be “unresponsive” with a “weak pulse”.

An ambulance arrived shortly after and took him to the local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His body was later taken by ferry to a Surat Thani hospital for an autopsy.

On 7 March 2022, the Thai police announced that Shane Warne’s autopsy results confirmed that he died of “natural causes” from a “congenital disease“. They ruled out any foul play, and said that Shane Warne died from a suspected heart attack.

* Vomiting is one of the symptoms of someone suffering a heart attack

Fact #2 : Shane Warne Had Heart Disease

Shane Warne had been suffering from chest pains before he even arrived in Thailand, and had earlier seen a doctor about his heart.

Shane also suffered from asthma, even though he was a life-long smoker, and just finished a “ridiculous” fluid-only diet, according to his manager, James Erskine.

He did go on these ridiculous sorts of diets, and he was just finished with one. It was a bit all or nothing. It was either white buns with butter and lasagna stuffed in the middle or he would be having black and green juices.

He obviously smoked most of his life. I don’t know. I think it was just a massive heart attack.

Warne’s family also confirmed that he had been suffering from heart problems, and asthma in the weeks leading to his death, and that he just completed a 14-day liquid-only diet.

Fact #3 : Shane Warne’s Autopsy Confirmed Atherosclerosis

On 13 February 2023, Shane Warne’s death certificate was released, revealing his official cause of death – coronary artery atherosclerosis.

This confirms that Shane Warne died from a heart attack brought about by atherosclerosis of his coronary arteries.

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

Fact #4 : Atherosclerosis Takes Years To Develop

Atherosclerosis is the thickening and/or hardening of the arteries that occurs when a sticky substance called plaque (which consists of cholesterol, fats, and other substances) builds up inside your arteries.

It generally takes years to develop significant atherosclerosis, although a 2020 study showed that it can rapidly increase in people between the ages of 40 and 50. Even so, that study showed progression over 3 years.

Fact #5 : No Evidence COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Atherosclerosis

While the press reports claim that Dr. Aseem Malhotra and Dr. Chris Neil conducted research that showed that “a COVID mRNA vaccine can cause a rapid acceleration of coronary disease“, there is no evidence of such research.

It is possible that Dr. Aseem Malhotra was referring to the “Gundry study” which allegedly showed that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines double the heart attack risk. If so, that has already been shown to be misleading back in December 2021.

  • It was an abstract, and not a peer-reviewed study
  • The journal published an Expression of Concern over the lack of data or statistical analysis
  • The PULS test used does not directly assess cardiac health
  • Most of the PULS test results were not revealed, or analysed
  • The PULS test is not used in mainstream cardiology

If mRNA vaccines really do cause atherosclerosis in a matter of months, then millions of people would have died from heart attacks in the 2.5 years since they were administered to billions of people. Yet, we have seen no such thing.

Fact #6 : Shane Warne Was Fully-Vaccinated

Shane Warne was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, a fact he revealed when he shared about the time he caught COVID-19 in August 2021, and weathered it just fine.

It was a bit like a hangover, I had a pounding headache. The first couple of days, when I tested positive, I just had a thumping headache and I had one day where I had the shivers, but (was) sweating, like when you have the flu.

I lost a bit of sense of taste for a few days, but after three or four days I was fine. I have apparently got the holy grail. I have been double vaccinated and I have had Covid, so I am meant to be absolutely fine now.

While some of the press did report that Shane Warne was placed on a ventilator, it was not because he was short of breath. Rather, he was testing a special ventilator:

It wasn’t because I could not breathe, or anything like that, it was basically a special ventilator that I was trialling to make sure there were no longer-lasting effects that Covid would have on me.

I have been fine, I have been able to run, I have been able to do everything. I have been absolutely fine.

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Fact #7 : Vaccine Side Effects Appear Within Hours / Days

Even though Shane Warne was fully vaccinated against COVID-19, he was fully-vaccinated more than nine months before his death!

He 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 Bill Gates Demand mRNA Vaccine For Livestock?!

Did Bill Gates demand that Australia force its farmers to inject their livestock with the mRNA vaccine?!

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

 

Claim : Bill Gates Demanded mRNA Vaccine Mandate For Livestock!

People are sharing a Twitter post by Jamie McIntyre – the founder of Australian National Review, which claims that Australia is forcing farmers to inject their livestock with the mRNA vaccine after Bill Gates demanded it.

BREAKING: Australia has announced plans for mass injections of mRNA vaccines into livestock.

I suggest farmers hold out as long as they can as beef etc that isn’t injected will become very valuable. The Government intends forcing it

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Truth : Bill Gates Did Not Demand mRNA Vaccine Mandate For Livestock!

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

Fact #1 : Australia Has No mRNA Vaccine Plan For Livestock

The Australian government never announced any mRNA vaccination plan for livestock. There is also no mRNA vaccine mandate for livestock in Australia.

Jamie McIntyre certainly did not provide any evidence to back his claim that the Australian government announced a mass mRNA vaccination campaign for livestock.

Fact #2 : Livestock Are Not Being Given mRNA Vaccine

I should also point out that no mRNA vaccine has been developed for livestock anywhere in the world, never mind approved for mass vaccination.

Until such an mRNA vaccine is developed and tested, it cannot be approved, and there can be no mass vaccination of livestock.

Fact #3 : MLA Is Funding mRNA Vaccine Project

In May 2023, Meat & Livestock Australia – an independent company based in Sydney, announced that it was funding a project to produce and test mRNA vaccines to target a lumpy skin disease (LSD), our other exotic disease outbreaks.

This initiative does not have anything to do with Bill Gates. It is certainly not a requirement in Australia.

This project will develop a mRNA vaccine pipeline initially for LSD, but potentially for other emergency diseases. This will enable capacity for rapid mass production of a vaccine for LSD in the event of an outbreak.

No LSD vaccines are registered for use in Australia yet. While some killed vaccines exist overseas, the path to registration in Australia for traditionally-produced is longer than that of an mRNA vaccine.

Fact #4 : MLA mRNA Vaccine Has Not Been Approved

The MLA Program Manager for Animal Wellbeing, Michael Laurence, also pointed out that the LSD vaccine is currently undergoing tests until the end of the year. In other words – it has not yet been approved!

The LSD vaccine construct is now being tested for efficacy in animals. By the end of this year, we will know if this vaccine will work in ruminants

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Fact #5 : No Evidence Bill Gates Demanded mRNA Vaccine Mandate

Bill Gates visited Australia in January 2023, meeting with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to discuss climate change, energy, and global health issues.

However, Bill Gates was more interested in preparing for the next pandemic, and fighting AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, than promoting non-existent mRNA livestock vaccines.

Mr Gates praised the prime minister for his “great partnership” on international health issues including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

“As you say, the preparedness for the next pandemic is still a discussion that hasn’t been figured out,” he said. “Malaria in the long run, we want to do the same thing we’re doing with polio, which is eradicated regionally, and then eradicated all over the world.”

There is ZERO EVIDENCE that Bill Gates demanded any kind of mRNA vaccine mandate, whether for human beings or livestock.

Fact #6 : mRNA Vaccines Are Not Designed To Kill

The viral message suggests that the mRNA vaccines are designed to kill livestock, so farmers are forced to sell their land to “Globalist entities”.

That’s ridiculous, because any vaccine that proves to be deadly in any of its different trials would never be approved for use in people, or livestock.

Current mRNA vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, which are only meant for human use, have proven to be safe and effective for the vast majority of people who received them.

Fact #7 : No Evidence mRNA Vaccines Cause Infertility

Billions of mRNA vaccine doses have been administered to humans worldwide in the last 2.5 years, and they have never been shown to cause infertility.

Therefore, there is no reason to believe that mRNA vaccines for livestock would cause infertility, if they are ever developed.

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Is Bill Gates Releasing Millions of GMO Mosquitoes?!

Is Bill Gates manufacturing and releasing 30 million genetically-modified mosquitoes every week?!

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Claim : Bill Gates Is Releasing Millions Of GMO Mosquitoes!

People are sharing a World Mosquito Program video as evidence that Bill Gates is manufacturing and releasing 30 million genetically-mosquitoes every week, from his mosquito factory in Colombia.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr : Should Bill Gates be releasing 30 million genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild? Part of the mentality of earth-as-engineering-object. What could possibly go wrong?

Dr. Anastasia Maria Loupis : BILL GATES – This is Bill’s mosquito factory in Colombia. It’s the largest in the world. 30 million genetically modified mosquitoes are released every week into 11 countries. Because Bill knows better than nature, what could possibly go wrong.

Dr. Lynn Fynn-derella : How is @BillGates allowed to do this? They are likely testing mosquito-borne disease spread in order to roll out more vaccines for the diseases they create. The entire mosquito population should be eradicated- including the king mosquito-

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Truth : Bill Gates Is NOT Releasing Millions Of GMO Mosquitoes!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created about Bill Gates, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Mosquito Factory Video Was Released In 2022

First, let me just point out that the mosquito factory video is not new. It was posted by Bill Gates on his YouTube channel some 9 months ago, on August 16, 2022, garnering over 6.9 million views.

Fact #2 : Mosquito Factory Does Not Belong To Bill Gates

The “world’s biggest mosquito factory” in Medellin, Colombia, does not belong to Bill Gates. It is not Bill Gates’ mosquito factory. He doesn’t own one.

As the viral video clearly states, that mosquito factory belongs to World Mosquito Program.

Fact #3 : World Mosquito Program Has Many “Factories”

The World Mosquito Program actually has a number of mosquito breeding facilities worldwide. The Medellin mosquito factory is merely its biggest. To be clear – Bill Gates does not own any of them.

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Fact #4 : Those Are Not Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes

The claim that those are genetically-modified mosquitoes is false. Those are regular Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that have not been genetically modified.

As the video itself explained, the mosquitoes are only being infected with the Wolbachia bacteria, which are extremely common bacteria found naturally in 50% of insect species.

The World Mosquito Program also clearly stated on its website that it does not genetically modify any mosquito:

Unlike most other techniques that aim to prevent mosquito-borne diseases, our Wolbachia method is natural and self-sustaining.

Our method does not suppress mosquito populations or involve genetic modification (GM), as the genetic material of the mosquito is not altered.

Fact #5 : Wolbachia Mosquitoes Prevent Diseases

When Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are infected by the Wolbachia bacteria, scientists discovered that the bacteria competes with viruses like dengue, Zika, chikungunya, and yellow fever!

This makes it harder for the dengue, Zika, chikungunya, and yellow fever viruses to multiply in the Wolbachia-infected mosquito, and thus, block the transmission of those viruses.

A randomised controlled trial conducted in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, found that Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes reduced the number of dengue cases in the city by a whopping 77%, and dengue hospitalisations by 86%!

Another study conducted in Medillin (where the mosquito factory is located) showed that the mosquitoes reduced dengue cases there by 89% since they were first released in 2015.

On top of that, scientists also discovered that male Wolbachia mosquitoes can reduce the population of uninfected mosquitoes by breeding with normal female mosquitoes – the eggs they produce won’t hatch!

All this can be accomplished by breeding and infecting mosquitoes with the Wolbachia bacteria, and releasing them. There is no need for any genetic modification.

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Credit : National Environment Agency

Fact #6 : World Mosquito Program Is A Monash University Project

The World Mosquito Program is not a Bill Gates project. Formerly known as the Eliminate Dengue Project, it is a non-profit initiative by Monash University of Australia, with funding from the Australian government, as well as other donors.

Fact #7 : Bill + Melinda Gates Foundation Helped Fund The Project

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, together with the Wellcome Trust, awarded the World Mosquito Program with AUD$50 million (US$33.7 million) in additional funds in September 2022.

It is unknown how much the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation alone contributed to the World Mosquito Program, but both foundations have contributed a total of AUD$185 million (US$124.6 million) in funding since 2010.

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Did Media Watch prove Covid patients are just actors?!

Did the Australian TV show, Media Watch, just prove that COVID-19 patients are just crisis actors hired to scare people into getting the vaccine?!

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

 

Claim : Media Watch Proved COVID-19 Patients Are Just Actors!

People are sharing a video clip on WhatsApp and social media platforms like Twitter and TikTok, claiming that crisis actors were paid to scare people into getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

The video purportedly shows the Australian TV show, Media Watch, proving that COVID-19 patients are just crisis actors hired to scare people into getting the vaccine!

Stew Peters : Australia used CRISES ACTORS to spread Covid fear and push “vaccinations”.

SF Conservative PATRIOT : They LIED about everything. #CovidActors helped to do their dirty work.

I Stand For Freedom : Those heartbreaking stories you heard on the news early in the pandemic were mostly all LIES! They were paid Crisis/COVID actors who the GOVT & MSM paid to come on your TV & scare the shit out of you so you would inject yourself with a medical experiment. You pissed yet?

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Truth : Media Watch Proved COVID-19 Patients Were NOT Actors!

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

Fact #1 : Video Was From September 2021

While the video clip is going viral in June 2023, it originally went viral several times in the past, starting around October 2021.

That’s because the video clip was originally aired by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s show, Media Watch, on September 9, 2021.

Fact #2 : Video Was Edited For A Different Conclusion

The video is genuine, but was edited to deliver a completely different conclusion.

In the video, Paul Barry started the segment by discussing rumours that health authorities in New South Wales employed crisis actors to impersonate COVID-19 patients, to push the vaccination campaign.

After showing clips of three Concord Hospital patients in Sydney testifying about their fight with COVID-19, Barry said:

But soon, people on social media were wondering if the New South Wales video was actually a fake.

Yes, all three, including Ramona, were supposedly paid crisis actors, who did not have Covid at all

The video cuts right after it shows a TikTok video in which an “Internet sleuth” called the hospital and found out that Ramona Khoury was not a patient at the hospital.

That’s because like our fact check articles, Paul Barry started by telling his viewers what the fake news was, before debunking it.

What the fake news creator did was cut the video to only show you the first part, and cut out the rest of the segment which shows Paul Barry debunking the claims.

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Fact #3 : Media Watch Proved COVID-19 Patients Were Not Actors

In the full segment of the Media Watch video (watch here), Paul Barry debunked the claims that the three patients in the video were crisis actors.

So is Ramona a crisis actor pretending to have Covid for New South Wales Health? No, of course she’s not.

As New South Wales Health made clear, the patient’s name is not Ramona Khoury, but Ramona El-Nachar who is a pharmacy worker.

[screen shows a photo comparison of Ramona El-Nachar, and Ramona Khoury]

And as you can clearly see, they are two different people, despite the fact that they both are women, and both have dark hair.

And as for [the] two male patients, we are happy to tell you that they are not crisis actors either.

Media Watch then shows one of the male patients, Osama Ahmad, was wrongly identified as actor Mitch Garling, who posted an Instagram video saying that he was not Osama Ahmad:

Turns out that people are using my photo and my StarNow profile saying that I’m an actor sitting in a hospital pretending to have Covid.

Look, I am an actor, but not pretending to have Covid. Not that. It doesn’t even look like me, he has a beard, that’s it.

Fact #4 : Media Watch Called Viral Video “Absurd”

Media Watch executive producer Timothy Latham labelled the edited video clip which keeps going viral on social media as “absurd and deliberately misleading“.

The reason we did the story in the first place was to kill off this idiotic suggestion.

It’s an insult to Concord Hospital and the brave patients who spoke out about the reality of contracting Covid-19.

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Fact #5 : This Is Just Anti-Vaccine Fact News

This is just another example of fake news created and/or spread by anti-vaccination activists to scare people. Here are other recent examples:

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Did Australia Just Ban AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine?!

Did Australia just ban the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine because it’s dangerous?!

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

 

Claim : Australia Just Banned AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine!

People are claiming that Australia just banned the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine because it’s dangerous, and caused many deaths and injuries.

Pelham : Australia has finally banned the AstraZeneca vaccine. This was originally the only vaccine available to Australians and was mandated. After a tsunami of excess deaths (15,000 this year) and millions of vaccine injuries… they finally pulled it from the market. The government…

Craig Kelly : AstraZeneca is GONE from Australia and it’s now time for the Court cases to begin

AstraZeneca HAS caused deaths & injuries

Health “experts” KNEW of the risks, but kept pushing the dangerous product

Let the class actions begin for wrongful deaths, criminal negligence & unsafe…

Steve Van Herreweghe : Australia bans AstraZeneca vaccines.

There was a link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and a rare but serious side effect called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS). Question one is ‘How rare is it really?’ Question two is ‘Why is this not world news?’

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Truth : Australia Did Not Ban AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine!

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

Fact #1 : AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Was Approved In December 2020

First, I think it is important to remember that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine was first approved in the United Kingdom on 30 December 2020, with the first dose days later on 4 January 2021.

Australia provisionally approved the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on 15 February 2021, and its booster dose on 8 February 2022.

Now this is important – since its introduction in January 2021, AstraZeneca has not updated the vaccine to address the new COVID-19 variants that have cropped up in the 2+ years since then.

Fact #2 : TTS Side Effect Can Be Fatal, But Is Rare

After its mass introduction, it was discovered that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, later branded as VAXZEVRIA, can cause a rare side effect called Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS).

In some people, the VAXZEVRIA vaccine can trigger their body’s immune system to attack the platelets in their blood, causing them to clump together and form blood clots.

This creates a situation where the person not only develops blood clots, but also has low platelets which can lead to bleeding tendencies. This can be lethal if not treated quickly.

After 4.2 million doses were administered in Australia in the first 3 months or so, 64 people developed TTS, of which two died. As of March 2023, eight people are known to have died from TTS in Australia, after just under 14 million doses were administered.

So the risk of dying from TTS after getting the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is extremely low – about one in every 1.75 million doses.

Yes, there were some serious adverse reactions but it’s very important not to underestimate how big a difference it made in terms of lives saved back in 2021.

Particularly when Delta was the dominant strain, we couldn’t have got to where we did in terms of fighting off the virus by relying on the mRNA vaccines alone.

– Professor Catherine Bennett, Deakin University Chair in Epidemiology

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Fact #3 : Australia Did Not Ban AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

Just to be clear – Australia did not ban the AstraZeneca VAXZEVRIA COVID-19 vaccine. On the Department of Health’s website, it merely states that:

From Monday 20 March 2023 Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) is no longer available.

Nowhere does it say that the AstraZeneca VAXZEVRIA vaccine has been banned because it was dangerous.

In fact, medical experts had long expected Australia to stop using VAXZEVRIA, because better vaccines were now available. It’s like phasing out an old car model, when a newer and better model becomes available.

Its removal was expected as it had been superseded by other vaccines. It was really only left available for this long for people who had earlier doses of AstraZeneca and wanted to complete their course with it.

It (AstraZeneca) was very effective in the early days of the vaccine rollout. But now with Novavax, there is a more traditional style vaccine that has been proven to be safe and effective as well as the two mRNA vaccines.

– Professor Catherine Bennett, Deakin University Chair in Epidemiology

Fact #4 : It Was AstraZeneca’s Decision To Stop Offering VAXZEVRIA In Australia

According to a spokesperson from the Department of Health and Aged Care, it was AstraZeneca that made the “commercial decision” to stop supplying the VAXZEVRIA vaccine in Australia:

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine remains provisionally approved by the TGA, however, the Sponsor made a commercial decision with respect to supply of AstraZeneca vaccine in Australia.

Fact #5 : Last AstraZeneca Vaccine Batches Expire In March 2023

According to TGA records, AstraZeneca stopped importing the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine last year, with the last two batches (346753P1 and 347442P) being approved on 28 July 2022.

As the VAXZEVRIA vaccine has a 9-month shelf life, the last two batches would have expired around March 2023. Precisely the time when the Department of Health announced that it would no longer be available.

So it appears that Australia stopped offering the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine because the last two batches have expired, and AstraZeneca did not bring in anymore.

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Fact #6 : Australia Switched To Better COVID-19 Vaccines

Australia started using the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine because it was more readily available early in the pandemic, and shifted to the more efficacious Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines when they became more readily available.

In fact, the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine was only available by request in Australia from October 2021 onwards. That was not because it was dangerous, but because better vaccines – monovalent and then bivalent mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, became available.

The Australian Department of Health and Aged Care confirmed the phasing out of the vaccine was due to the availability of newer options. Its spokesperson clarified:

This was not a decision based on safety as some people have misrepresented on social media.

As expected, first generation vaccines have been superseded by newer vaccines targeting the strains of the virus now circulating.

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Coolio : Cause Of Death Confirmed Not Vaccine SADS!

Did Grammy-winning rapper Coolio die from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome caused by the COVID-19 vaccine?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out the final autopsy results just proved that he did not die from vaccine SADS!

Updated @ 2023-04-06 : Added details of his final autopsy report, and official cause of death.
Updated @ 2022-10-05 : Added details of his asthma, and cremation.
Updated @ 2022-10-03 : Added the latest news on Coolio’s autopsy report.

Originally posted @ 2022-09-29

 

Claim : Coolio Died From COVID-19 Vaccine SADS!

Right after news broke that Coolio died suddenly, people started claiming that the Grammy award-winning rapper died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) caused by the COVID-19 vaccine!

Boy said Coolio was required to get vaccinated a few weeks ago or would get dropped from show. RIP Fucked up yo #COOLIO #VaccineDeaths #vaccine

Another sudden cardiac arrest death for someone who just so happened to have a certain medical procedure performed in the last year. #ClotShot #Coolio #Vaccine

Coolio Dead at 59 #SmartNews -Probably not a cardiac arrest- more likely a side effect from the poisonous vaccine!

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Coolio : Cause Of Death Confirmed Not Vaccine SADS!

It is 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… and the current facts that we know so far.

Fact #1 : Coolio Was Suspected To Have Died From Cardiac Arrest

First, let’s establish what we know about Coolio’s death, based on what his longtime manager, Jarez Posey, revealed.

On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 59 year-old Coolio (whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr.) was visiting a friend in Los Angeles when he excused himself to use the bathroom.

When he didn’t return after a while, this friend tried calling him, but when there was no response, went in and found Coolio laying on the floor at around 4 PM.

His friend called EMTs, who arrived and found no sign of life. They tried to resuscitate him for 45 minutes, but failed and pronounced him dead on the scene. According to Posey, the paramedics suspected cardiac arrest as Coolio’s cause of death.

Fact #2 : Coolio Suffered From Asthma

While many people pointed out that Coolio was healthy and well just days before dying, he had a lifelong struggle with asthma. In fact, he carries an inhaler with him to help tackle his asthma attacks.

This may have been a factor in his death, as people with asthma have 50% higher risk of suffering atrial fibrillation which causes an irregular heart beat.

Even those who take medication for their asthma are 60% more likely to suffer strokes, heart attacks, and other heart problems.

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Fact #3 : Coolio Was Well Before His Death

Just days before his death, Coolio took photos with fans at the Houston airport and was, by all accounts, happy and in good spirits. He also appeared to healthy and well when he visited his friend just before he died.

His apparent good health tells us that he isn’t suffering from vaccine-induced myocarditis, which would have left him breathless and fatigued, with cardiac symptoms like chest pain, irregular heart beat, etc.

Whatever happened to Coolio in his friend’s bathroom was acute (sudden) in nature, which is not something that happens with a COVID-19 vaccine, except in the rare case of an anaphylactic attack that occurs within minutes of receiving the vaccine!

Fact #4 : Autopsy Showed Coolio Died From Drug Overdose

An autopsy was performed on Coolio by Deputy Medical Examiner Dr. Phan-Tang, and his body released to his family. His partner for the last ten years – Mimi Ivey – said that he would be cremated, and there would not be a funeral.

The autopsy results and his official cause of death was initially been deferred, pending additional investigations. Once the results of those tests are in, Dr. Phan-Tang will make a final determination of his cause of death.

The police opened an investigation into his death, but they did not suspect foul play. They said earlier that no drugs or drug paraphernalia were found at the scene, but a toxicology test was carried out to help determine the official cause of death.

On Thursday, 6 April 2023, Coolio’s long-time manager Jarez Posey said that Coolio’s family was informed by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner that he died from a fentanyl overdose.

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner also released the final autopsy results for Coolio, showing that his official cause of death was “Effects of Fentanyl, Heroin, and Methamphetamine“.

The final report also showed that Coolio suffered from cardiomyopathy of unspecified cause, asthma, and recent phencyclidine use. Phencyclidine, better known as PCP, is an illegal street drug.

It should also be noted that substance abuse can reduce lung function, and precipitate or worsen asthma attacks.

These final autopsy results conclusively prove, without doubt, that Coolio died from a drug overdose, and not a heart attack / myocarditis / SADS caused by the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Fact #5 : Coolio Was Possibly Vaccinated

It is currently unknown if Coolio was vaccinated against COVID-19, because the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United States, despite what anti-vaccination activists may claim.

However, I believe he was likely vaccinated because he did a live show in Australia on March 7, 2022. At that time, Australia required travellers to be fully-vaccinated.

That said, Australia allows exemptions for medical reasons or if the person had COVID-19 in the previous 4 months, so it isn’t “hard evidence” and we don’t really know for sure.

But currently, it seems more likely than not that Coolio was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, even though there are some evidence that he was anti-vaccination himself.

Fact #6 : Vaccine Side Effects Appear Within Hours / Days

Even if Coolio was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, he obviously received all of his doses before his March concert – many 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.

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Fact #7 : 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 #8 : 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!

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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Australia To Ban TikTok On Official Devices!

Australia just announced that it would join other Western countries in banning TikTok on official devices!

 

Australia To Ban TikTok On Official Devices!

On 4 April 2023, Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus announced that Australia will ban TikTok on official devices, “as soon as practicable“.

Dreyfus said that the decision was taken “after receiving advice from intelligence and security agencies“.

The direction will come into effect as soon as practicable. Exemptions will only be granted on a case-by-case basis and with appropriate security mitigations in place.

Australia also made changes to its Protective Security Police Framework (PSPF), noting that TikTok poses a security threat due to its data collection practices.

The TikTok application poses significant security and privacy risks to non-corporate Commonwealth entities arising from an extensive collection of user data and exposure to extrajudicial directions from a foreign government that conflicts with Australian law.

The Australian government, however, said that it will allow the use of TikTok for “a legitimate business reason”,. and on a separate”standalone device”. This move came after a security review of social media apps, including TikTok, was submitted to the Australian government last month.

Before this announcement, over half of all Australian federal government agencies had already banned TikTok on official devices. With this decision, the ban is applied consistently across the Australian government and brings Australia in line with New Zealand, and other Five Eyes member countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, in banning TikTok on official devices. Norway, the European Parliament and NATO also banned TikTok on official devices.

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TikTok Calls Decision Driven By Politics, Not Fact

Before the ban of TikTok on government devices was announced, TikTok Australia and New Zealand Lee Hunter said that the decision was “driven by politics, not fact”.

There is no evidence to suggest that TikTok is in any way a security risk to Australians and should not be treated differently to other social media platforms.

Our millions of Australian users deserve a government which makes decisions based upon facts and who treats all businesses fairly, regardless of country of origin.

TikTok maintains that there is no evidence to suggest that its app posed a security risk.

In June 2022, TikTok was accused of allowing its engineers in Beijing repeatedly access private user data outside of China! Two years earlier – in June 2020, TikTok was even caught spying on what its users typed in other apps, and accused of being malware.

However, there has been no concrete evidence that TikTok contained the kind of sophisticated malware that was recently discovered in the popular Chinese app, Pinduoduo.

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