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Was Israel Caught Ordering Soldiers To Kill US Citizens?!

Was Israel just caught ordering its soldiers to kill US citizens who support Palestine?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Israel Caught Ordering Soldiers To Kill US Citizens!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that Israel was just caught ordering its soldiers to kill US citizens who support Palestine!

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

Israel Caught Ordering Soldiers To Kill US Citizens Who Support Palestine

The Israeli government has authorized soldiers to detain and execute US citizens in Israel who show support for Palestine.

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Truth : Israel Did Not Order Soldiers To Kill US Citizens!

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

Fact #1 : Israel Did Not Order Soldiers To Kill US Citizens

Let me start by pointing out that Israel did not order its soldiers to kill US citizens who support Palestine!

If that happened, it would have resulted in massive outrage in the United States, and reported widely by the mainstream media. Yet none of that happened … because it was made up!

Israel never authorised its soldiers to “detain and execute US citizens in Israel who show support for Palestine” as claimed by The People’s Voice.

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 Israel ordered its soldiers to kill US citizens who support Palestine.

In fact, the The People’s Voice article only made that claim in its title, and the lede. After that, there was no mention of any Israeli order or permission for its soldiers to “detain and execute US citizens in Israel who show support for Palestine”.

Fact #3 : Omar Assad Died In The West Bank

It is odd that The People’s Voice article would mention Omar Assad since he was not arrested and executed in Israel. Omar Assad was detained and died in village of Jilijliya, which is located in the West Bank, north of Ramallah.

The West Bank is Palestinian, albeit under Israeli occupation and co-administered by Israel and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). 99.3% of Jilijliya is classified as Area A, under PNA authority.

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Fact #4 : Omar Assad Died In 2022

It is also odd that The People’s Voice article would mention Omar Assad since he died more than 2 years earlier, on 12 January 2022!

On that fateful day, members of the Netzah Yehuda Battalion detained 78 year-old Omar Assad, who was then handcuffed, gagged, and forced to lie on his stomach for up to an hour. He would end up dying from stress-induced cardiac arrest. It is unknown if they were aware that Assad was a US citizen.

Omar Assad’s death led the US State Department to take particular interest in the Netzah Yehuda Battalion. It not only sent Hady Amr – the American special representative for Palestinian affairs to visit Assad’s family, it also asked the US embassy in Israel to prepare a report on the battalion.

By November 2022, the Israeli military said it was preparing to indict two of its officers for Omar Assad’s death, and it moved the Netzah Yehuda battalion from the West Bank to the Golan Heights.

Finally, in June 2023, the Israeli military announced that it would punish the soldiers involved in Omar Assad’s detention, but will not charge them for his death as it was impossible to determine if his death was caused specifically by the soldiers’ conduct.

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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Why Grayson Murray Did Not Die From COVID-19 Vaccine!

Find out why two-time PGA Tour winner Grayson Murray did not die suddenly from the COVID-19 vaccine at just 30 years of age, and what was his true cause of death!

 

Claim : Grayson Murray Died Suddenly From COVID-19 Vaccine!

Right after news broke that Grayson Murray died unexpectedly, some people immediately suggested or claimed that the two-time PGA Tour winner died suddenly from the COVID-19 vaccine!

Concerned Citizen :  PGA Tour Winner Grayson Murray dies suddenly age 30. RIP.

Reminder that this is absolutely not fucking normal.

Health officials need to conduct a full investigation into why young fit healthy people keep dying suddenly.

Although you already know why.

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Truth : Grayson Murray Did Not Die Suddenly From COVID-19 Vaccine!

This is yet another example of fake news circulating on X (formerly Twitter), and here are the reasons why!

Fact #1 : Grayson Murray Committed Suicide!

Let me start by pointing out that Grayson Murray did not die suddenly from the COVID-19 vaccine, because he committed suicide!

After social media users speculated that the two-time PGA Tour winner might have succumbed to the COVID-19 vaccine, his parents – Eric and Terry Murray, issued a statement through PGA Tour on 26 May 2024, stating clearly that their son, Garyson Murray, committed suicide.

Life wasn’t always easy for Grayson, and although he took his own life, we know he rests peacefully now.

It is sad that Grayson Murray’s parents have to publicly reveal his cause of death to stem speculation that their son died from COVID-19 vaccination, when there is absolutely no evidence that the vaccines (which have been proven safe and effective) were involved in their son’s death.

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Fact #2 : Grayson Murray Was Anti-Vaccine!

Ironically, Grayson Murray was outspoken about being anti-vaccine himself, and had not been vaccinated against COVID-19!

As the PGA Tour did not require players to get vaccinated, it appears he simply refused to do so. So it is quite amazing for anti-vaccine activists to claim that Grayson Murray died from the COVID-19 vaccine…

Personally I’m not into the scare of the whole thing. That’s my take on it. Now that the vaccine is out, people are going to get it. If they choose not to get it, that’s fine.

I think eventually the tour is going to going to put it on us to go get our own (COVID-19) test and pay for our own test, which would be a pain. That’s their way of saying you’ll have to go get yours (vaccine). I don’t want to but I have family members who have.

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When asked why he was opposed to getting the COVID-19 vaccine, this was what Grayson Murray said:

Technically it’s not FDA approved. Last time I checked it wasn’t. I don’t know what people’s complications from it will be years from now. I’ll do it when it’s FDA approved.

I’ve already had (COVID-19 in July 2020). I’m not going to die from it. If it makes my life easier out here I’m pretty much forced to do it. That’s pretty much what the tour’s doing, which I don’t agree with. … If 60 or 70 percent of the guys out here are vaccinated I don’t think there’s any issue. …

To be clear – the FDA had already approved the COVID-19 vaccine, before it was authorised to be administered to people, and it had continuously updated people on the known side effects of the approved vaccines, which were mostly mild and transient.

This would not be the first time anti-vaccine activists have thrown one of their own under the “Died Suddenly” bus. Grayson Murray now joins the list of unvaccinated people whose deaths / health problems were falsely blamed on the COVID-19 vaccine, like Kris Jordan, Aaron Carter, Kirstie Alley, Stephan Bonnar, Shane Macaulay, David Wayne Burleson, and Kaden Clymer.

Will these anti-vaccination activists apologise for lying to you? Nope! They will just move on to the next sudden death or injury…

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Is Iranian President Alive After Surviving Helicopter Crash?!

Is Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi alive after surviving the helicopter crash?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Iranian President Is Alive After Surviving Crash!

Within hours of news breaking that the helicopter carrying Ebrahim Raisi and other officials crashed, people started sharing a photo while claiming that the Iranian President is alive, after surviving the helicopter crash!

Aussie Cossack (deleted) : Iran’s President survived the helicopter crash and is en router to Tabriz in the Presidential motorcade

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Truth : Iranian President Confirmed Dead After Helicopter Crash!

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

Fact #1 : Ebrahim Raisi Was Confirmed Dead

On Sunday, 19 May 2024, the President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi arrived at the northern border between Iran and Azerbaijan, to inaugurate the Gir Galasi hydroelectric dam with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. After that inauguration, the Iranian delegation left in a convoy of three helicopters to Tabriz.

At approximately 1:30 PM local time, the helicopter carrying the Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Governor of East Azerbaijan Malek Rahmati, and Supreme Leader Representative in East Azerbaijan Mohammad Ali Ale-Hashem, crashed shortly after some passengers made an emergency call.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) described the crash as a “hard landing”. Even at 10:30 AM (GMT+8) on Monday 20, it was unknown if anyone was injured or killed in that crash.

An Iranian official told Reuters that rescuers were still struggling to reach the crash site, and that the lives of Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian were “at risk following the helicopter crash”.

At approximately 12:30 PM (GMT+8) on 20 May, Iranian state TV confirmed that President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and several others were killed in the helicopter crash.

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Fact #2 : Viral Photo Taken In July 2022, Not May 2024

The photo being shared as “evidence” that Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi survived the helicopter crash was actually taken at Firuzkuh, Tehran on 30 July 2022 – almost 2 years ago!

That handout photo was taken and provided by the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), and shows Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi visiting Firuzkuh after floods.

Fact #3 : Crashed Helicopter Was Bell 212, Not Mi-17

In addition, the helicopter that crashed was a US-made Bell 212 helicopter with a blue and white colour scheme.

It is a completely different helicopter from the Mi-17 seen in the July 2022 photo, which has a red and white colour scheme, and the logo of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS).

Here is a comparison of the 2022 photo being used to mislead people, and an actual photo taken of the Bell 212 helicopter that carried Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

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Did Israel + US Crash Iran President’s Helicopter?!

Did Israel and the United States cause the helicopter used by the President of Iran to malfunction and crash?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Israel + US Crashed Iran President’s Helicopter!

Within hours of news breaking that the helicopter carrying the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and other officials crashed, people started sharing a message claiming that Israel and the United States caused the helicopter used by the President of Iran to malfunction and crash!

Reactions to the “purported” crash of the helicopter carrying the Iran President and other top ranking Iranian officials

📍 All the analysts believe that the President and the other ministers are probably dead by now despite rescue efforts underway to find the plane.

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No Evidence Israel + US Crashed Iran President’s Helicopter!

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

Fact #1 : Unknown If Ebrahim Raisi Was Dead Or Alive At That Time

On Sunday, 19 May 2024, the President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi arrived at the northern border between Iran and Azerbaijan, to inaugurate the Gir Galasi hydroelectric dam with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. After that inauguration, the Iranian delegation left in a convoy of three helicopters to Tabriz.

At approximately 1:30 PM local time, the helicopter carrying the Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Governor of East Azerbaijan Malek Rahmati, and Supreme Leader Representative in East Azerbaijan Mohammad Ali Ale-Hashem, crashed shortly after some passengers made an emergency call.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) described the crash as a “hard landing”. Even at 10:30 AM (GMT+8) on Monday 20, it was unknown if anyone was injured or killed in that crash.

An Iranian official told Reuters that rescuers were still struggling to reach the crash site, and that the lives of Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian were “at risk following the helicopter crash”.

How is it possible for anyone to know that Israel and the United States are responsible for the helicopter crash, when rescuers had not even reached the crash site that day, never mind investigate the cause of the crash at that time???

It was only at approximately 12:30 PM (GMT+8) on 20 May – almost a whole day later, that Iranian state TV confirmed that President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and several others were killed in the helicopter crash.

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Fact #2 : Two Other Helicopters Arrived Safely

The viral message claimed that Israel and the US brought down the helicopter carrying the Iranian president by [remotely] disabling its navigation system.

If there was an electronic attack on the helicopter, it would have affected the other two helicopters travelling in the same convoy. Yet the other two helicopters landed safely.

In addition, the flight crew and occupants of those two helicopters did not claim or report that there was an attack on the helicopter that crashed.

Fact #3 : Iranian State Media Blamed Bad Weather For Crash

Iranian state media did not blame Israel or the United States for the helicopter crash. Instead, Iranian state media blamed bad weather for crash, and said that the helicopter made a “hard landing” after getting into difficulties while travelling through heavy fog in the mountainous area.

The rain and heavy fog also made it extremely difficult for rescue efforts, with Iranian state TV broadcasting footage of rescuers trying to reach in the rain and fog trying to reach the crash site. Iranian state media quoted a regional army commander as saying:

The area has very cold, rainy, and foggy weather conditions. The rain is gradually turning into snow.

If the Iranians are not even blaming Israel or the United States for the crash, why would anyone claim otherwise???

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Fact #4 : No Reputable Analyst Claimed Israel / US Involvement

The viral message claimed that “the majority of analysts” or “all the analysts” believe that the helicopter crash was caused by Israel and the United States. That’s utter nonsense.

Currently, no reputable analyst has made such claims. In fact, the viral message did not even name a single analyst who made such a claim!

Fact #5 : Viral Photos Show Trident Pier In Gaza!

To make the fake message more convincing, it comes with two photos, purportedly of US Army equipment used to attack the helicopter carrying the President of Iran. That’s just utter nonsense.

For one thing – the photos were taken at the Trident pier the US military built to provide aid to the Gaza Strip – over a thousand kilometres away!

In addition, it only shows point defences protecting the pier, specifically a Counter-Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar (C-RAM) system with a 20mm Gatling gun, and the M-LIDS system which targets drones and other UAVs.

These point defence systems are very short-ranged, and cannot attack helicopters flying over a thousand kilometres away!

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Fact #6 : Russia Did Not Blame Israel + US For Iran Helicopter Crash

Finally, the viral message falsely claimed that Russian Foreign Minister said that “Israel carried out the assassination of the Iranian President under the auspices of the United States of America.”

That’s not true. Sergey Lavrov has not commented on the Iranian president’s helicopter crash, never mind blame Israel and the United States for it.

Only Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has commented on the helicopter crash, stating:

We are closely following the reports about the passengers of the third helicopter, which carried top-ranking Iranian officials, including President Raisi.

We sincerely hope that they are alive and their lives are out of danger. Russia is ready to offer all necessary help in the search for the missing helicopter and the investigation of the accident.

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John Barnett Autopsy Confirms Suicide, Conspiracists Wrong!

Conspiracists were just proven wrong (again!) when the autopsy of John Barnett showed that the Boeing whistleblower did indeed commit suicide!

 

Claim : John Barnett Did Not Commit Suicide!

Right after news broke that John Barnett was found dead in his truck outside a Holiday Inn in Charleston, some people immediately suggested that the Boeing whistleblower might have been assassinated to prevent his testimony against the aerospace giant.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr : John Barnett worked for Boeing for 32 years. The company worked to destroy his life after he exposed safety concerns. I’m proud that my sister Rory worked to tell his story in her award winning documentary Downfall: The Case Against Boeing. Boeing killed 346 people out of greed. Let’s hope there is a genuine investigation of John Barnett’s “suicide.”

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Truth : John Barnett Was Alone When He Committed Suicide!

Here is what you need to know about John Barnett’s unfortunate death, and why he committed suicide, and was not assassinated…

Fact #1 : John Barnett Committed Suicide

On Friday, 17 May 2024, both the Charleston Police Department and the Charleston County Coroner’s Office separately concluded their extensive investigations, and both issued reports that concluded that John Barnett committed suicide.

John Barnett had been in Charleston, South Carolina, to give his testimony against his former employer – the embattled aerospace giant, Boeing, when he was found dead from a gunshot wound in his truck, in the parking lot of his hotel, a Holiday Inn. He was 62 years old when he died.

The reports released by the police and the coroner, included nearly 100 pages of incident reports, a 911 recording from the hotel worker who found Barnett, and a photo of the note that Barnett left behind. Ultimately, it has been confirmed that John Barnett committed suicide, and he was alone in his truck:

  • investigators found him alone and locked inside his truck, with the key fob in his pants pocket,
  • there was no sign of forced entry, or a physical struggle,
  • his phone and hotel key card showed no suspicious activity,
  • his truck was undisturbed until the discovery of his body the next morning,
  • the ballistics report showed that the bullet was “fired by the firearm located in the victim’s hand”, and
  • the silver Smith and Wesson handgun was registered to Barnett, and legally purchased in 2000,

The report from Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal read, “All findings were consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound“, and concluded that the manner of death is best deemed “suicide“.

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Fact #2 : John Barnett Left A Suicide Note

The police investigation also revealed that a notebook with Barnett’s fingerprints were found next to him, together with “what amounts to a suicide note”, and that only his fingerprints were found on the suicide note.

Comprehensive fingerprint analysis confirmed Mr. Barnett’s fingerprints on the notebook. Three prints were inconclusive due to insufficient detail for identification. All fingerprints on the page containing the note were identified as Mr. Barnett’s.

The police also shared a photo of the handwritten suicide note, with a jumble of thoughts written in three different orientations:

I can’t do this any longer!!! Enough!! Boeing!!! Family & friends I love you all

And I wasn’t stoned when I wrote this… really!

Trump 2024

American come together or die!! I pray the motherfucker that destroyed my life pay!!! I pray Boeing pays!!!

Bury me face down so Boeing and their lying ass leaders can kiss my ass

To my family and friends, I found my purpose! I’m at peace! I love you more

P.S. The entire system for whistleblowers protection is fucked up too!!

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Fact #3 : John Barnett Was Alone When He Committed Suicide

Conspiracists have been claiming or suggesting that John Barnett was somehow assassinated to prevent his testimony against Boeing, never mind the fact that his testimony is already on the record.

Fortunately, investigators were able to recover surveillance footage which showed that John Barnett was alone when he committed suicide:

  • On March 8, Barnett entered the Holiday Inn alone at 7:26 PM, and went to his room at 7:36 PM, and left the building by himself at 8:37 PM.
  • His Dodge Ram was seen backing into a parking lot at 8:45 PM, and remained stationary throughout the night, and into the morning of March 9.
  • No one else entered or exited the truck, and no one approached the truck, in the surveillance footage.
  • The truck’s brake lights blinked on and off at around 7:20 AM on March 9. A Holiday Inn worker told police officers he heard a “pop” sound that morning, but didn’t think anything of it.

Mr. Barnett’s vehicle was captured on video reversing into a parking space at 8:45 p.m., where it remained stationary until it was discovered by officers the following morning. Throughout the night, there was no video evidence of anyone interacting with the vehicle, entering it, or the vehicle leaving its parking spot.

John Barnett’s attorneys called him at around 9 AM. When he didn’t answer, they called the hotel and asked for a welfare check. Hotel employees searched the hotel and parking lot, which was when they found Barnett dead in his truck, which was locked.

Thanks to the surveillance footage, the investigators can conclusively prove that John Barnett committed suicide, and was not “assassinated” by Boeing, or the Deep State, the New World Order, the Illuminati, or the bogeyman of the day.

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Fact #4 : John Barnett Had Mental Health Challenges

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office looked at John Barnett’s medical records, and interviewed his family members, attorneys, and people connected to him.

Its report described how John Bartnett was under chronic stress because of the whistleblower case, and that he was suffering from anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, while grieving the 2022 death of his wife.

Regardless of what he may have told his family and friends earlier, the preponderance of evidence show that John Barnett took his own life.

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Did Trump propose death penalty for pro-Palestine protestors?!

Did Donald Trump just call for the death penalty for pro-Palestine protestors?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Trump Proposed Death Penalty For Pro-Palestine Protestors!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that Donald Trump just called for the death penalty for pro-Palestine college campus protestors!

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

‘Raging Lunatics’: Trump Proposes Death Penalty For Pro-Palestine Campus Protesters

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for the death penalty for pro-Palestine college campus protesters, describing them as “raging lunatics and Hamas sympathizers,” and declaring “we can’t let them do this to our country.”

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Truth : Trump Did Not Propose Death Penalty For Pro-Palestine Protestors!

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

Fact #1 : Trump Did Not Propose Death Penalty For Pro-Palestine Supporters!

Let me start by quickly pointing out that Donald Trump did not call for the death penalty for pro-Palestine college campus protestors!

If he actually said that, it would have been widely reported all over the world, and condemned by both Republicans and Democrats, as well as independents alike. Yet no legitimate media outlet reported such a shocking development… because it never happened!

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice never provided any evidence that Donald Trump called for the death penalty for pro-Palestine college campus protestors!

Fact #2 : Trump Death Penalty Quote Was From 2018!

The truth is – The People’s Voice used a 2018 quote by Donald Trump, who called for the death penalty right after a gunman killed 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 27, 2018.

Hours later, Trump called for the death penalty for the gunman, Robert Bowers, while campaigning for Rep. Mike Bost in Illinois that same day.

Through the centuries, the Jews have endured terrible persecution. You know that. We’ve all read it. We’ve studied it. They’ve gone through a lot. Those seeking [the Jews] destruction, we will seek their destruction.

And when you have crimes like this, whether it’s this one or another one on another group, we have to bring back the death penalty. They have to pay the ultimate price. They have to pay the ultimate price. They can’t do this. They can’t do this to our country. We must draw a line in the sand and say very strongly: Never again.

– Donald Trump, October 27, 2018, Illinois

To be clear – Trump made those remarks about Robert Bowers in 2018, and not about the pro-Palestine campus college protestors!

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Fact #3 : 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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Did Little Joe die from cardiac arrest after COVID-19 vaccination?!

Did Little Joe die from cardiac arrest after COVID-19 vaccination?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Little Joe Died From Cardiac Arrest After COVID-19 Vaccination!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed or suggested that Japan is going to ban mRNA vaccines because they cause turbo cancer!

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

‘Little Joe,’ St. Louis Zoo Gorilla, Dies From Cardiac Arrest Following ‘Experimental’ Covid Vaccine

“Little Joe,” the beloved western lowland gorilla who called the St. Louis zoo home for years, has passed away after suffering a heart attack, according to the zoo.

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Truth : Little Joe Did Not Die From Cardiac Arrest After COVID-19 Vaccination!

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

Fact #1 : Little Joe Died From A Heart Attack

The People’s Voice article claimed in its title that Little Joe – the popular lowland gorilla at the St. Louis zoo, died from a cardiac arrest. That’s not true.

The St. Louis Zoo announced in its Instagram post on 5 May 2024, that Little Joe passed away of a heart attack on May 4th.

In fact, The People’s Voice article itself acknowledged that Little Joe died of a heart attack, not cardiac arrest. So why would it claim in the title that Little Joe died from a cardiac arrest???

Fact #2 : Heart Attack Is Not Cardiac Arrest

Just in case The People’s Voice is not aware, I think it is important to establish that a heart attack (myocardial infarction) is not the same thing as a cardiac arrest.

A cardiac arrest is an electrical problem that causes the heart to stop beating completely, causing the person to collapse and lose consciousness, as we have seen with many young athletes like Christian Eriksen and Paul Duncan, as well as children like Jackson Mohr.

A heart attack is a circulation problem where blood supply to the heart is interrupted, typically by a blood clot. The person will often experience chest pain, shortness of breath, and even feel light-headed or nauseous.

It is also important to note that people who suffer a heart attack can develop an abnormal heart rhythm that leads to a cardiac arrest.

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

Fact #3 : Little Joe Had Heart Disease

I should point out that Little Joe was under treatment for heart disease when he died. So this wasn’t a sudden or unexpected death. Despite the insinuation that Little Joe’s heart attack was caused by COVID-19 vaccines, that’s not true.

COVID-19 vaccines do not cause heart attacks. People and gorillas have been dying from heart attacks long before COVID-19 vaccines were invented.

Fact #4 : Gorillas Commonly Die Of Heart Disease

While gorillas can and do live to 40 years or so, heart disease is probably the most common cause of death in gorillas, according to Luis Padilla, the Director of Animal Health at the St. Louis Zoo.

In fact, another male gorilla – 27 year-old Juma, was being treated for heart disease – heart failure for four years, before dying in 2015.

Needless to say, Juma’s early death from heart disease has nothing to do with the COVID-19 vaccines since they were invented 5 years later!

Fact #5 : Little Joe Was Likely Vaccinated 2.5 Years Ago

Little Joe was likely vaccinated against COVID-19 in the last few months of 2021, using the two-dose Zoetis vaccine for COVID-19. I should point out that this Zoetis vaccine is not used in humans.

The Zoetis COVID-19 vaccine is formulated specifically for animal species, using the same spike protein antigen, but with different carriers and adjuvants, depending on the species. Any side effects Little Joe may have suffered from the Zoetis vaccine would be unrelated to COVID-19 vaccines used in humans.

On top of that, any side effect Little Joe suffered would have appeared within days or weeks, not more than 2 years later. After all, the spike proteins produced by the COVID-19 vaccines do not stick around for months. If they did – we would have lifelong immunity, which is obviously not the case.

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Fact #6 : 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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Did NATO + Russian Forces Engage In Battle In Ukraine?!

Did NATO troops from France and Germany engage Russian troops in battle at Chasiv Yar, Ukraine?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : NATO + Russian Troops Engaged In Battle In Ukraine!

People are claiming that NATO troops from France and Germany just engaged Russian troops in battle at Chasiv Yar, Ukraine.

US Civil Defense News : 🚨Update: Reports that NATO (French and German) troops entered the battle to defend Ukraine near the Chasov Yar, Ukraine! This is bad news.

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Truth : NATO + Russian Troops Did Not Engage In Battle In Ukraine!

This is yet another example of fake news about the Ukraine War, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Evidence Of Battle Between NATO + Russian Troops

First, let me just point out that there is zero evidence of any battle between NATO and Russian troops at Chasiv Yar, Ukraine. There is also no evidence that 7 NATO soldiers died in that battle!

If such a battle actually occurred, Russia would have officially protested against the direct involvement of NATO troops in battle against its forces. After all, Russia has already threatened action against any NATO troops in Ukraine.

Yet, there was no official condemnation by Russia over this alleged battle with NATO troops from France and Germany. Unsurprisingly, none of those who made these claims ever provided any evidence.

There was also no photographic evidence of the battle, or NATO soldiers fighting Russian forces at Chasiv Yar. That’s because it never happened.

Fact #2 : Photo Was Posted At Least 9 Years Ago

This photo showing French Foreign Legion soldiers posing next to a helicopter, is being shared as “evidence” that NATO troops were deployed to fight against Russian forces. Allegedly, this photo was taken at or near Chasiv Yar.

However, this photo isn’t new. In fact, a Russian forum posted it (archive) on 1 December 2014 – over 9.5 years ago! That may not even be the oldest example of this photo, but it was the oldest I found so far.

The truth is – this photo was not taken in Ukraine, and has nothing to do with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, or NATO troops fighting against Russian forces in Chasiv Yar.

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Fact #3 : Claim Based On Single Russian Source

The claim of NATO soldiers engaged in battle with Russian forces appear to be based on a single Russian source – Colonelcassad on Telegram, who posted on 5 May 2024 (translated):

French and German mercenaries entered the battle near the Chasov Yar

It was posted in Russian, hence the Russified name, Chasov Yar, instead of the official Ukrainian name, Chasiv Yar.

However, Colonelcassad provided no evidence to back up his claims. Where is the drone footage? Where are the photos and/or videos of the battle or the 7 dead NATO soldiers???

His claims were never corroborated by other sources, and certainly not by Russian media, or the Russian government.

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Fact #5 : French Foreign Legion Soldiers Were Allegedly Deployed

Colonelcassad referred to an earlier report that French Foreign Legion soldiers were allegedly deployed to Slavyansk – a city approximately 50 km away from Chasiv Yar.

That report was based on a single report by the Russian Weapons Telegram channel, which stated (translated):

⚡️The first company-tactical units of the French Foreign Legion are deployed in the Slavyansk and Kramatorsk operational directions. It is this fact that may be responsible for the multiple intensification of high-precision rocket and artillery strikes of the Tornado-S MLRS on the logistics hubs of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Slavyansk, Seversk and Kramatorsk.

The Russian Weapons Telegram channel not only provided no evidence to back up its claim, it shared a photo that was taken more than 9.5 years ago (see Fact #2 above)!

So there is no actual evidence that any French Foreign Legion contingent was deployed to Slavyansk.

Fact #6 : French Troops Were Allegedly Only Military Advisors

In any case, Russian Weapons did not claim that those French Foreign Legion soldiers were there to fight against Russian forces. In fact, it only claimed that those soldiers were likely there as foreign advisors to help with Ukrainian rocket and artillery strikes.

It would, therefore, make sense that those soldiers were allegedly deployed to Slavyansk – some 50 km away, and not the frontlines at Chasiv Yar.

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Fact #7 : No Germans Troops Were Allegedly Deployed

On top of that, Russian Weapons only mentioned French Foreign Legion soldiers were allegedly deployed to Chasiv Yar.

There was no mention of any German troops, although it is possible that there might be Germans in the French Foreign Legion. French Foreign Legion soldiers are mostly foreigners, with the exception of its commission officers.

That said – German nationals serving under the French Foreign Legion would be considered as French soldiers. On top of that, Legionnaires may apply for French citizenship after three years of service, or upon being wounded in battle.

In any case, there are no known sources claiming that actual German troops were deployed to Slavyansk or Chasiv Yar in Ukraine. So why would anyone quote Russian Weapons and suggest that there were German troops as well???

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Did AstraZeneca mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Kill Many People?!

Did the AstraZeneca mRNA vaccine for COVID-19 kill many people?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : AstraZeneca mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Killed Many People!

People are sharing an article (archive) by Now The End Begins, which claimed that the AstraZeneca mRNA vaccine for COVID-19 has killed many people who took it.

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

AstraZeneca Becomes The First Domino To Fall As They Can No Longer Hide The Fact Their COVID mRNA ‘Vaccine’ Has Killed A Lot Of People Who Took It

AstraZeneca has admitted that its COVID-19 vaccine could cause a rare but deadly blood-clotting condition, potentially exposing the UK pharmaceutical giant to tens of millions in lawsuits brought by loved ones of those injured or killed as a result of the jab, according to court documents.

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Truth : AstraZeneca mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Did Not Kill Many People!

This is yet another example of misinformation created or promoted by anti-vaccine activists, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : AstraZeneca Vaccine Is Not mRNA Vaccine

Let me start by pointing out that the AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 is not an mRNA vaccine, as claimed in the Now The End Begins article.

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which is marketed as Vaxzevria and Covishield, is a viral vector vaccine based on the modified chimpanzee adenovirus, ChAdOx1. It is not based on the mRNA vaccine technology.

Anyone who tells you that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is based on mRNA technology is either ignorant, or lying to you. Certainly, you should never listen to anyone who makes such a silly claim.

Fact #2 : AstraZeneca Submitted Legal Document On TTS Risk

According to news reports, AstraZeneca submitted a legal document to the High Court in February 2024, in which it acknowledged that its COVID-19 vaccine “can, in very rare cases, cause TTS“.

TTS, which is short for Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome, is a rare condition in which the patient develops a dangerous combination of blood clots and low platelets. TTS was previously known as Vaccine-induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT).

In a very small number of cases, the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can trigger the immune system to create anti-PF4 (Anti-Platelet Factor 4) antibodies. These anti-PF4 antibodies attack the platelets, causing them to clump together and blood clots to form.

These blood clots are a little unusual in that they can develop in the large veins of the brain and/or abdomen and/or lungs, and are coupled with low platelet counts, leading to bleeding tendencies. However, the number of cases is very rare.

Recommended : Does COVID Vaccinated Blood Clot In Just 3 Minutes?!

Fact #3 : AstraZeneca Denies Any U-Turn

AstraZeneca denies that its new submission was a U-turn on acknowledging that its COVID-19 vaccine causes TTS.

Its new submission also states that what triggers some people to suffer TTS after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine is “unknown”, and TTS can occur in people independent of any vaccine. It also stated that “causation in any individual case will be a matter for expert evidence“.

Fact #4 : AstraZeneca Vaccine TTS Risk Was Known Since 2021

It has been acknowledged since April 2021 – 3 years ago, that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can potentially cause TTS in a very small number of people.

On top of that, it was not keyboard warriors or anti-vaccine activists who started warning people about TTS. It was health officials who first identified cases of TTS / VITT as early as March 2021 – just two months after the AstraZeneca vaccine was first deployed.

By April, the evidence was clear enough that health officials started warning people about the risk of TTS / VITT, and restricting the AstraZeneca vaccine to people over 30. They only offered the vaccine to people over 40 in May 2021.

On 23 May 2021, Australian and New Zealand health officials also issued a joint statement on the risk of TTS from the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, pointing out that TTS is “rare”, and can be “treated very effectively”.

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Fact #5 : AZ Vaccine Did Not Cause Tens Of Thousands Of Deaths

The Now The End Begins article claimed or suggested that “tens of thousands of people” have died from the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Yet the same article pointed out that only 51 cases have been filed in London’s High Court, or just “dozens” of class-action claimants. How does 51 or dozens transform into “tens of thousands of people”??? Magic???

Fact #6 : AstraZeneca Vaccine TTS Risk Was Very Low

Even though health officials were aware of the TTS risk by April-May 2021, they continued to offer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine because the risk was judged to be extremely low – about one in 30 million.

Far fewer people – maybe one in 600,000, would die from TTS. In the United Kingdom, about 81 people died from blood clot complications linked to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, after about 50 million doses were administered.

In August 2021, the Australian Academy of Sciences issued this infographic, in which it compared the risk of dying from TTS to other common risks.

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Fact #7 : COVID-19 Blood Clot Risk Was Much Higher

What you may not know is that COVID-19 infections greatly increases the risk of developing blood clots – up to 41% in positive patients, and up to 95% in severe COVID-19 cases.

Blood clots can also develop (through different mechanisms) with smoking and the use of oral contraceptive pills (OCP). Back in May 2021, we created this table to better demonstrate the risk:

Risk Difference
Thrombocytopenia in
severe COVID-19 cases
Up to 95% 45,238X
Thrombocytopenia
in COVID-19 cases
Up to 41% 19,524X
Dying from COVID-19 Infection 0.25% to
10%
119X to 4762X
Thrombosis from OCP
(Adult)
Up to 0.46% 219X
Thrombosis from Smoking 0.18% 85.7X
Thrombosis from OCP
(Adolescents)
Up to 0.01% 4.8X
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia
(AstraZeneca Vaccine)
0.0021% Baseline

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Did Frank Csorba Die Suddenly From Vaccine / Suicide?!

Did University of Lynchburg star runner Frank Csorba die suddenly from the COVID-19 vaccine, or suicide, right after winning the NCAA Division III national championship?!

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

Updated @ 2024-04-30 : Updated with Frank Csorba’s true case of death!
Originally posted @ 2024-04-28

 

Claim : Frank Csorba Died From COVID-19 Vaccine / Suicide!

Right after news broke that Frank Csorba died suddenly after winning the NCAA Division III national championship last month, some people immediately claimed or suggested that the University of Lynchburg student and star runner was somehow killed by the COVID-19 vaccine!

Andrew Bridgen MP : “What next for the future?” University of Lynchburg athlete Frank Csorba talks in this heartbreaking video recorded one month ago about his plans, shortly after helping bring a national track and field title home.

Now he’s dead. Cause of death has not been released. His university mandated Covid 19 vaccinations in 2021. #diedsuddenly (April 2024)

On the other hand, discussion in the Let’s Run forum have suggested that Frank Csorba committed suicide. In fact, the administrator of the Let’s Run forum appeared to confirm that (archive):

We apologize that this thread wasn’t moderated more timely.

Because a cause of death wasn’t mentioned, many people speculated it was somehow related to the vaccine and those were deleted and then people complained about the moderation. We have moved to moderation moving forward.

It appears he took his own life. Moving forward, we are requiring registration to post in this thread. If we are wrong about the cause of death, please email us at etsrun@letsrun.com.

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Truth : Frank Csorba Did Not Die From COVID-19 Vaccine / Suicide!

This is yet another example of fake news circulating on social media and forums, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Frank Csorba Died From Accidental Shooting!

Frank Csorba (born Francis Lawrence Csorba on 12 December 2000) was a graduate student studying public health, and a star runner, at the University of Lynchburg.

Together with the school’s distance medley relay team consisting of Jacob Hodnett, Sam Llaneza, and Chasen Hunt, Frank Csorba won the NCA Division III national championship in early March, completing it at 9:47.17.

On 2 March 2024, Frank Csorba was named Division III athlete of the week by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association – the first male from the ODAC  (Old Dominion Athletic Conference) to ever win the award.

Unfortunately, Frank Csorba unexpectedly died on Tuesday, 23 April 2024. The University of Lynchburg distance program announced his death on Instagram:

It is with extremely heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our brother, teammate, and friend Frank Csorba.

Since his first steps on campus, Frank was a light to so many, epitomizing the power of joy in the journey. Through the years, he lifted others to reach the impossible and smiled with every run. As a champion, warrior, and leader, he fought persistently to continue battling for his team. While we knew and loved our groundbreaking, record-setting national champion, we treasure the beautiful memories we have shared with our brother.

We wish our condolences to the Csorba family and everyone who had the privilege of knowing this young man. Please respect the family’s privacy and thoughts during this time of grief.

His funeral was held at 2 PM on Sunday, April 28, 2024 at the chapel; of Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home, with burial in the family cemetery. Frank Csorba was 23 years old when he died. A GoFundMe was setup to help his family pay for funeral expenses.

On Saturday, 27 April 2024, his mother, Jessica Csorba, revealed that Frank died from an accidental shooting while cleaning his gun, after using it at a shooting range.

So the rumor mill has started that my son Frank Csorba took his own life. That is NOT true he died from an Accidental shooting while cleaning his gun after using it at a shooting Range. My son had way to much to live for and life full of goals to achieve. This is a tragedy and anyone that want tarnish my son’s legacy please have the day you deserve!!

Did those people – complete strangers at that, who confidently claimed or suggested that Frank Csorba died from the COVID-19 vaccine, or suicide, apologise??? Nope.

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Fact #2 : His Teammate Dismissed Vaccine Death Rumour

On 24 April 2024, PeterMor, who identified himself as a teammate and a close friend of Frank Csorba dismissed rumours (archive) that he died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

Teammate and close friend here. Stop this bs about vax deaths and rumors, let him rest. He was an amazing leader, kind friend, and would go to bat for anyone he knew. Took me under his wing personally my freshman year, taught me how to leave it all on the line and put 200% into everything I did.

Needless to say, those who claimed that Frank Csorba died from the COVID-19 vaccine never provided any evidence to back up their claims.

Fact #3 : Vaccine Side Effects Appear With Hours / Days

Needless to say, COVID-19 vaccines cannot cause accidental shootings. But on the off-chance someone out there claims his accidental shooting may have been precipitated by some kind of vaccine side effect, that’s just not realistic.

Due to University of Lynchburg policy, Frank Csorba was likely fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 2-3 years ago. 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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Was AstraZeneca vaccine finally exposed for causing TTS?!

Was the truth about the AstraZeneca vaccine causing a side effect called TTS finally exposed?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : AstraZeneca Vaccine Finally Exposed For Causing TTS!

Right after news broke that AstraZeneca admitted in court for the first time that its COVID-19 vaccine can cause a deadly side effect called TTS, some people immediately claimed or suggested that the truth about the mRNA or COVID-19 vaccines were finally exposed.

PeterSweden : BREAKING: AstraZeneca has now ADMITTED in court that their covid injection can cause a rare side effect.

The side effect is called TTS and causes blood clots and low blood platelet count. THE TRUTH IS FINALLY COMING OUT!

Recommended : AstraZeneca Vaccine Blood Clots : What To Look For?

 

Truth : AstraZeneca Vaccine Was Not Exposed For Causing TTS!

This is yet another example of misinformation created or promoted by anti-vaccine activists, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : AstraZeneca Submitted Legal Document On TTS Risk

According to news reports, AstraZeneca submitted a legal document to the High Court in February 2024, in which it acknowledged that its COVID-19 vaccine “can, in very rare cases, cause TTS“.

TTS, which is short for Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome, is a rare condition in which the patient develops a dangerous combination of blood clots and low platelets. TTS was previously known as Vaccine-induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT).

In a very small number of cases, the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can trigger the immune system to create anti-PF4 (Anti-Platelet Factor 4) antibodies. These anti-PF4 antibodies attack the platelets, causing them to clump together and blood clots to form.

These blood clots are a little unusual in that they can develop in the large veins of the brain and/or abdomen and/or lungs, and are coupled with low platelet counts, leading to bleeding tendencies. However, the number of cases is very rare.

Fact #2 : AstraZeneca Denies Any U-Turn

AstraZeneca denies that its new submission was a U-turn on acknowledging that its COVID-19 vaccine causes TTS.

Its new submission also states that what triggers some people to suffer TTS after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine is “unknown”, and TTS can occur in people independent of any vaccine. It also stated that “causation in any individual case will be a matter for expert evidence“.

Recommended : Does COVID Vaccinated Blood Clot In Just 3 Minutes?!

Fact #3 : AstraZeneca Vaccine TTS Risk Was Known Since 2021

Despite claims that “the truth is finally coming out“, it has been common knowledge since April 2021 – 3 years ago, that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can potentially cause TTS in a small number of people.

On top of that, it was not keyboard warriors or anti-vaccine activists who started warning people about TTS. It was health officials who first identified cases of TTS / VITT as early as March 2021 – just two months after the AstraZeneca vaccine was first deployed.

By April, the evidence was clear enough that health officials started warning people about the risk of TTS / VITT, and restricting the AstraZeneca vaccine to people over 30. They only offered the vaccine to people over 40 in May 2021.

On 23 May 2021, Australian and New Zealand health officials also issued a joint statement on the risk of TTS from the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, pointing out that TTS is “rare”, and can be “treated very effectively”.

Fact #4 : AstraZeneca Vaccine TTS Risk Was Very Low

Even though health officials were aware of the TTS risk by April-May 2021, they continued to offer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine because the risk was judged to be extremely low – about one in 30 million.

Far fewer people – maybe one in 600,000, would die from TTS. In the United Kingdom, about 81 people died from blood clot complications linked to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, after about 50 million doses were administered.

In August 2021, the Australian Academy of Sciences issued this infographic, in which it compared the risk of dying from TTS to other common risks.

Recommended : AstraZeneca Vaccine Blood Clot Risk : How Dangerous Is It?

Fact #5 : COVID-19 Blood Clot Risk Was Much Higher

What you may not know is that COVID-19 infections greatly increases the risk of developing blood clots – up to 41% in positive patients, and up to 95% in severe COVID-19 cases.

Blood clots can also develop (through different mechanisms) with smoking and the use of oral contraceptive pills (OCP). Back in May 2021, we created this table to better demonstrate the risk:

Risk Difference
Thrombocytopenia in
severe COVID-19 cases
Up to 95% 45,238X
Thrombocytopenia
in COVID-19 cases
Up to 41% 19,524X
Dying from COVID-19 Infection 0.25% to
10%
119X to 4762X
Thrombosis from OCP
(Adult)
Up to 0.46% 219X
Thrombosis from Smoking 0.18% 85.7X
Thrombosis from OCP
(Adolescents)
Up to 0.01% 4.8X
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia
(AstraZeneca Vaccine)
0.0021% Baseline

Fact #6 : AstraZeneca Vaccine Is Not mRNA Vaccine

Finally, let me just point out that the AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 is not an mRNA vaccine, as claimed by some people.

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which is marketed as Vaxzevria and Covishield, is a viral vector vaccine based on the modified chimpanzee adenovirus, ChAdOx1.

So the rare TTS / VITT side effect of the AstraZeneca Vaxzevria vaccine has no bearing on the side effects of mRNA vaccines. They are based on completely different vaccine technologies.

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Did WEF Founder Klaus Schwab Just Die In Hospital?!

Did WEF founder Klaus Schwab just die in the hospital, after he was pulled off life support?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : WEF Founder Klaus Schwab Just Died In Hospital!

On 26 April 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) which claimed that WEF founder Klaus Schwab just died in the hospital, after he was pulled off life support!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

JAG Pulls Plug on Klaus Schwab

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Truth : WEF Founder Klaus Schwab Did Not Die In Hospital!

The truth is – this is just another fake story created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : Klaus Schwab Is Still Alive + Well!

No matter what you think of him, Klaus Schwab is a person of note, as the founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

If Klaus Schwab ever died from any reason, it would have been reported all over the world. However, there has been no legitimate media report of Klaus Schwab dying or being hospitalised for any reason.

On top of that, WEF spokesperson Yann Zopf confirmed to both Snopes and Lead Stories that the rumours were “entirely baseless”, and Schwab was in “excellent” health:

These claims are entirely baseless and unfounded. Professor Schwab’s health is excellent. Like many high-profile individuals and organizations, he and the World Economic Forum have been targeted by conspiracy narratives, as well as misinformation and disinformation campaigns.

Unsurprisingly, the Real Raw News article offered no evidence to back up its claim, just rambling nonsense.

Fact #2 : Donald Trump Is No Longer President

It is really silly for anyone to claim that President Trump ordered Klaus Schwab to be taken off life support.

Not only does the President of the United States not have the right to order people to be taken off life support, Donald Trump is no longer the President of the United States!

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Fact #3 : US Military Has Not Executed Anyone Since 1961

Even though the US military has killed many combatants intentionally, and civilians as collateral damage, they have not executed prisoners since 1961.

There are four US military inmates on death row, but none of them have been executed so far.

Fact #4 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

His articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should NEVER share anything from his website. Here are some of his fake stories that I debunked earlier:

Everything posted by Real Raw News should be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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Did Japan study show explosion of mRNA cancer deaths?!

Did a new study show that mRNA vaccines are behind the explosion of cancer deaths in Japan?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Japan study shows explosion of mRNA cancer deaths!

People are claiming or suggesting that a new study shows that mRNA vaccines are behind the explosion of cancer deaths in Japan!

Alex Jones : New Japanese Study Suggests mRNA Vaccines Behind Explosion of Cancer Cases in Japan during the Pandemic. I suggest the sun is yellow…

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Truth : Japan study does not show explosion of mRNA cancer deaths!

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

Fact #1 : Japan Continues To Support COVID-19 Vaccination

Let me start by quickly pointing out that Japan continues to support vaccination against COVID-19. In fact, its Health Ministry has officially designated the COVID-19 vaccine (translated archive) as a routine vaccination:

Starting from 2024, the new coronavirus vaccine will be considered a routine vaccination, and people aged 65 and over will be eligible for the vaccination.

The schedule for routine vaccinations is to be conducted once every fall and winter, based on data on the status of infectious diseases and the effectiveness of vaccines.

The type of COVID-19 vaccine (strain contained in the vaccine) used for routine vaccinations will be reviewed annually for the time being.

I should also point out that COVID-19 vaccinations continue to be supported by virtually every country in the world. That would not be the case if the COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to cause or accelerate cancer.

Fact #2 : Cureus Relies On Post-Publication Peer Review

These claims appear to be based on a Japanese study by Miki Gibo et. al. called “Increased Age-Adjusted Cancer Mortality After the Third mRNA-Lipid Nanoparticle Vaccine Dose During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Japan” (PDF).

Even though this paper was marked as “peer-reviewed”, the peer review process at Cureus is “unusually fast“, and Cureus relies on “post-publication peer review“, as its Editor in Chief John R. Adler explained to Retraction Watch in 2015:

Yes, Cureus has an unusually fast review process, which is an important part of the journal’s philosophy. We believe that post publication peer review, a focus of our journal through commenting and our unique SIQ process, is potentially a more powerful way to discern truth.

In other words – the pre-publication peer review appears to be superficial, and Cureus relies on the scientific community to peer-review the papers after publication.

Therefore, “peer-reviewed” studies published in Cureus can and do get retracted after further review, like the infamous article “COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines: Lessons Learned from the Registrational Trials and Global Vaccination Campaign” by Mead et. al.

Even if the paper was properly peer-reviewed by a prestigious journal, that would only be the first step in the scientific review process, which would include replication and verification, as well as criticism by other members of the scientific community.

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Fact #3 : Study Does Not Show Cancer Deaths From mRNA Vaccines

The Gibo et. al. study only performed statistical analysis of publicly-available data to look at whether there has been any increase in cancer deaths. While such studies may suggest a potential issue with the COVID-19 vaccines, they cannot prove any correlation, much less causation.

In fact, the authors themselves admitted at the end of their paper that their findings have “not been clinically validated“, and that “further studies” are warranted.

Here are some reasons why this paper does not show a rise in cancer deaths in Japan and/or that they were caused by mRNA vaccines:

COVID-19 Vaccination Status Was Not Established

The study did not even establish the vaccination status of people included in the data, never mind how many actually received the third dose! The authors actually admitted that at the end of their long paper:

Further analytical statistics study by vaccination status is needed.

Japanese government data showed that as of April 2024, 80.4% received at least one dose, 79.5% received at least two doses, while just 67% received all three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. In other words – about ⅓ of the people in the study do not meet the definition of receiving the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine!

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Japan Used A Mix Of COVID-19 Vaccines

Japan also used a mix of COVID-19 vaccines, not just mRNA vaccines. The study did not filter out those who received non-mRNA vaccines, so how can anyone use its analysis to tie any excess deaths to the mRNA vaccines???

There Was No Control Group

The study also lacked a control group – unvaccinated people. So how can anyone use its analysis to link any excess deaths to COVID-19 vaccines?

For all we know – the excess deaths may be attributed to unvaccinated cancer patients dying from COVID-19! After all, cancer patients are more likely to die from COVID-19 than healthy people.

Cancer Deaths Have Been Rising For Years

The study appears to focus only on three years – 2020, 2021, and 2022. However, if you look further back, you will see that deaths from cancer have been rising for years, as Professor Marc Veldhoen pointed out!

The greatest surge actually occurred between 2014 and 1995, before increasing at a slower rate. Then cancer deaths started picking up from 2019 – before the COVID-19 pandemic, and before mRNA vaccines were approved.

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Japan Has An Aging Population

Professor Veldhoen also pointed out that Japan has an ageing population, with over 30% of its people aged 65 years and older, while over 10% are 80 years and older.

This could easily explain the increase in cancer rates, as well as cancer deaths. Elderly people are less likely to survive cancer, after all.

Cancer Is Leading Cause Of Death In Japan

I should also point out that cancer has been the leading cause of death in Japan since 1981 (source), accounting for ⅓ of total deaths.

In fact, this 2023 study projects that cancer cases will rise by 13.1% from 2020 to 2050, based on data collected from 1975 to 2019.

Obviously, this increase in cancer cases has nothing to do with COVID-19 vaccines, because they were only approved at the end of 2020.

Fact #4 : Turbo Cancer Does Not Exist

Finally, there is no such thing as “turbo cancer”, and after billions of doses have been administered worldwide in the past 3 years – there is still no evidence that any COVID-19 vaccine can cause cancer, or make cancer go “turbo”.

The US National Cancer Institute also clearly states that there is no evidence that any COVID-19 vaccines cause cancer, lead to recurrence, or lead to disease progression. It also pointedly stated that COVID-19 vaccines do not change your DNA.

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Did Japan Declare Emergency Over mRNA Vaccine Cancers?!

Did Japan just declare a national emergency over the explosion of cancer cases from mRNA vaccines?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Japan Declares Emergency Over mRNA Vaccine Cancers!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that Japan just declared a national emergency over the explosion of cancer cases from mRNA vaccines!

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

Japan Declares Emergency Over ‘Explosion of mRNA Cancers’

Japan has declared a national emergency over the explosion of cancer cases across the country caused by the mRNA vaccines.

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Truth : Japan Did Not Declare Emergency Over mRNA Vaccine Cancers!

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

Fact #1 : Japan Did Not Declare Emergency Over mRNA Vaccine Cancers!

Let me start by quickly pointing out that Japan did not declare any national emergency over mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.

If that actually happened, it would have been reported worldwide. Yet, no legitimate media reported on such a shocking development, because it never happened.

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article did not provide any actual evidence that Japan declared a national emergency over the mRNA vaccines for COVID-19.

Fact #2 : Japan Has Not Announced Any Vaccine Ban

On top of that, Japan’s Health Ministry has not announced any ban of the COVID-19 vaccines.

It only announced that it will no longer be providing the COVID-19 vaccines for free, from 1 April 2024 onwards.

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Fact #3 : Study Did Not Show Cancer Deaths From mRNA Vaccines

These claims appear to be based on a Japanese study by Miki Gibo et. al. called “Increased Age-Adjusted Cancer Mortality After the Third mRNA-Lipid Nanoparticle Vaccine Dose During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Japan” (PDF).

While the study appears to be peer-reviewed, Cureus relies on “post-publication peer-review”, which means Cureus relies on the scientific community to peer-review the papers after publication.

Even if the paper was properly peer-reviewed by a prestigious journal, that would only be the first step in the scientific review process, which would include replication and verification, as well as criticism by other members of the scientific community.

More importantly, the study only performed statistical analysis of publicly-available data to look at whether there has been any increase in cancer deaths. While such studies may suggest a potential issue with the COVID-19 vaccines, they cannot prove any correlation, much less causation.

In fact, the authors themselves admitted at the end of their paper that their findings have “not been clinically validated“, and that “further studies” are warranted.

The perceived surge in cancer deaths in 2021 and 2022 can, for example, be due to disrupted cancer screening and/or treatments during the COVID-19 pandemic. After all, Japan declared a national emergency over COVID-19 on 7 April 2020, which was expanded to all 47 prefectures on 16 April. This was lifted and then reinstated in 2020 and 2021.

It is also possible, even likely, that cancer patients died after being infected by the more virulent Delta variant, and the more infectious Omicron variant, that spread in 2021 and 2022. Cancer patients are, after all, more likely to die from COVID-19 than healthy people, and most COVID-19 deaths in Japan occurred in 2021 and 2022, before fading away… thanks to the COVID-19 vaccines!

I covered the study in greater detail in a separate article, which you can read if you need more details.

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Fact #4 : Turbo Cancer Does Not Exist

I should also point out that there is no such thing as “turbo cancer”, and after billions of doses have been administered worldwide in the past 3 years – there is still no evidence that any COVID-19 vaccine can cause cancer, or make cancer go “turbo”.

The US National Cancer Institute also clearly states that there is no evidence that any COVID-19 vaccines cause cancer, lead to recurrence, or lead to disease progression. It also pointedly stated that COVID-19 vaccines do not change your DNA.

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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Did Bruce Willis Just Die At Home After Years Of Suffering?!

Did Bruce Willis just die suddenly at home, or on the way to the hospital?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-04-22 : Updated with new details and versions.
Originally posted @ 2023-05-30

 

Claim : Bruce Willis Died At Home After Years Of Suffering!

People are sharing YouTube and Facebook videos claiming to prove that Bruce Willis just died suddenly at home, or on the way to the hospital, with titles like:

5 Minutes Ago / Bruce Willis DIED After A Long Battle With CANCER

10 Minutes Ago / Bruce Willis Just Died At Home / Goodbye Bruce Willis.

15 Minutes Ago / Bruce Willis Just Died At Home / Goodbye Bruce Willis

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Truth : Bruce Willis Did Not Die At Home After Years Of Suffering!

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

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported His Death

These YouTube videos have been circulating for weeks and months, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media reported Bruce Willis’ death.

Never mind the slew of ridiculously terrible movies he participated in before his retirement, Bruce Willis remains a Hollywood mega star. His diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) got front page news all over the world!

If Bruce Willis really did die, whether from his dementia, a car accident, or a heart attack, the worldwide media would have reported it. Such momentous news would not have been left to a bunch of small-time celebrity death blogs / small YouTube and Facebook channels!

The truth is – no legitimate media outlet reported that Bruce Willis died suddenly from any cause, because it never happened

Fact #2 : Bruce Willis Is Still Alive + Well!

Bruce Willis did not die, and is still very much alive and well, as of Sunday, 21 April,2024. That was when he posted a photo of himself on his official Instagram account.

Bruce Willis officially retired from acting in March 2022, after his aphasia diagnosis, and his family announced that his aphasia was caused by frontotemporal dementia on February 16, 2023.

However, Bruce Willis did not die in 2022, 2023, or even April 2024 as alleged by people on social media. He’s very much still alive!

In fact, on Sunday, 21 April 2023, his family posted a video on Instagram, showing him with his granddaughter Louetta.

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Fact #3 : Bruce Willis Death Photos Were Edited

I analysed the photos used in these videos, and traced the origin of three examples used in many of these videos.

This photo that shows Bruce Willis on a hospital bed, was edited from a stock photo of an old man, taken by Raul Rodriguez. It’s titled “Elderly 80 plus year old man recovering from surgery in a hospital bed“.

In addition, the purple ribbon isn’t used for awareness of frontotemporal dementia, which is relatively uncommon. The purple ribbon is often used to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and pancreatic cancer.

Incidentally, frontotemporal dementia is different from Alzheimer’s disease, affecting a different part of the brain, and presenting with different symptoms.

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This photo of a large funeral is not of Bruce Willis, but of Irish makeup artist Cathriona White, taken on October 10, 2015.

If you look carefully, you can spot actor Jim Carrey looking sombre next to the pallbearer. He dated Cathriona White for three years, from 2012-2015. She died from a suicide by prescription drug overdose on September 28, 2015.

The fake news creator just added a photo of Bruce Willis, making it look like Jim Carrey and the lady beside him were carrying it. The truth is there was no photo, and they were just holding hands.

This photo of Bruce Willis’s funeral is also fake. This is actually a photo of Serbian folk singer, Šaban Šaulić, who died on February 17, 2019. His funeral was held on February 22, 2019.

The fake news creator flipped the photo, and superimposed a large and overly bright head of Sylvester Stallone together with a photo of Bruce Willis magically floating in front of him!

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Fact #4 : Bruce Willis Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

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

News of actor Bruce Willis’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the April 2024 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his roles in The Fifth Element or Die Hard is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Bruce Willis 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 Bruce Willis’ unnamed reps confirming that he is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other reps of celebrities MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Angelina Jolie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Gibb, Brad Pitt, Celine Dion, Clint Eastwood, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dolly Parton, Harrison Ford, Justine Bieber, Lionel Messi, Lucy LiuMadonna, Melanie Laurent, Mike Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Pattinson, Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone, Taylor Swift, 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 #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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Was WEF Founder Klaus Schwab Just Hospitalised?!

Was WEF founder Klaus Schwab hospitalised last night, and may already be dead?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-04-21 : Updated with official WEF statement, and other updates
Originally posted @ 2024-04-15

 

Claim : WEF Founder Klaus Schwab Was Just Hospitalised!

People are suddenly claiming or suggesting that WEF founder Klaus Schwab was hospitalised late last night, and may be dead.

Mario Nawfal : 🚨 WEF FOUNDER KLAUS SCHWAB ALLEGEDLY HOSPITALIZED

Founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Klaus Schwab, 86, has reportedly been hospitalized.

Matt Wallace / jamiemcintyre : Rumors are circulating that Klaus Schwab has fallen very ill

Leading Report : BREAKING: WEF founder Klaus Schwab has allegedly recently been admitted to the hospital.

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Truth : WEF Founder Klaus Schwab Was Not Hospitalised!

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

Fact #1 : Klaus Schwab Was Not Hospitalised!

No matter what you think of him, Klaus Schwab is a person of note, as the founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF). If he was ever hospitalised, it would have been reported all over the world. However, there has been no legitimate media report of Klaus Schwab being hospitalised for any reason.

On top of that, WEF spokesperson Yann Zopf confirmed to both Snopes and Lead Stories that the rumours were “entirely baseless”, and Schwab was in “excellent” health:

These claims are entirely baseless and unfounded. Professor Schwab’s health is excellent. Like many high-profile individuals and organizations, he and the World Economic Forum have been targeted by conspiracy narratives, as well as misinformation and disinformation campaigns.

Finally, none of those who claimed that Klaus Schwab was hospitalised actually provided any evidence to back up their claims.

Fact #2 : Source Is Untrustworthy

It appears that the source of these claims originated in a new website called Weekly Crier.

Weekly Crier is not only a very new website, whose domain was registered only on 8 January 2024; it appears to post a hodgepodge of AI-generated content. The Weekly Crier ownership is also hidden, with its authors using pseudonyms.

Unsurprisingly, the Weekly Crier did not provide any evidence to back up its claims that Klaus Schwab has been hospitalised. In short – this is an untrustworthy source.

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Fact #3 : Weekly Crier Article Was AI-Generated

I ran the Weekly Crier article (archive) through five AI content detectors, and they all unanimously reported it as AI-generated content.

  • Scribbr : 100% chance that your text is generated by AI
  • GPTZero : There is a 100% probability this text was entirely written by AI
  • Quillbot : 100% of text is likely AI-generated
  • Undetectable AI : Your content is detected as written by AI (0% Human)
  • Copyleaks : AI Content Detected

Frankly speaking, anyone reading the text will get a feeling that the text was AI-generated. These detectors merely confirmed that it really was AI-generated.

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Did Mandisa Die Suddenly From Vaccine SADS?!

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

 

Claim : Mandisa Died Suddenly From Vaccine SADS!

Right after news broke that Mandisa died suddenly at 47 years of age, some people immediately claimed or suggested the American Idol alumnus and Christian gospel singer was killed by the COVID-19 vaccine!

Steve Kirsch : Mandisa, Grammy award-winning ‘American Idol’ alum, dead at 47. Died suddenly.

Covid vaccines are the #1 cause of sudden death according to statistics that I was able to gather on timing.

Oddly, nobody else is gathering these statistics. I wonder why?

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

No cause of death #diedsuddenly

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No Evidence Mandisa Died Suddenly From Vaccine SADS!

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

Fact #1 : Mandisa’s Cause Of Death Has Not Been Determined

Let me start by pointing out that Mandisa’s cause of death has not been determined. So it would be ludicrous for anyone to claim that she died from the COVID-19 vaccines.

On Thursday, 18 April 2024, Mandisa (born Mandisa Lynn Hundley on 2 October 1976) was found dead in her Nashville-area home.

Mandia’s representative, The Media Collective, issued a statement confirming her death, and stating that her cause of death is not yet known:

We can confirm that yesterday Mandisa was found in her home deceased. At this time we do not know the cause of death or any further details. We ask for your prayers for her family and close knit circle of friends during this incredibly difficult time.

To be clear – neither Mandisa’s representative nor her family knows her cause of death.

Fact #2 : Franklin Police Is Investigating Her Death

Max Winitz, a spokesperson for the Franklin Police Department. said that its officers are involved in an “active death investigation” on Friday, 19 April 2024 – a day after Mandisa was found dead.

While he declined to confirmed her identity, he said that the death was being “Actively investigated”:

What I can confirm is that our officers responded to a residence for a death investigation Thursday evening, and it’s being actively investigated.

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

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Fact #3 : Mandisa Suffered From Depression

Although her cause of death has not been determined or revealed, suicide appears to be a possibility. Mandisa revealed in a 2017 interview with ABC News that she struggled with depression, and even contemplated suicide.

It got pretty bad — to the point where if I had not gotten off that road I would not be sitting here today.

I was this close to listening to that voice that told me, ‘You can be with Jesus right now, Mandisa. All you have to do is take your life.’

Now, that does not necessarily mean Mandisa committed suicide. She 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 police investigative report, and her official cause of death, and not make baseless claims on social media!

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

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

It is possible that Mandisa was unvaccinated against COVID-19, because the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United States.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dolly Parton Just Died Suddenly From Cancer?!

Legendary singer Dolly Parton just died suddenly from cancer?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-04-20 : Updated with new version and new details.
Originally posted @ 2023-05-05

 

Claim : Dolly Parton Just Died Suddenly In Hospital!

People are sharing YouTube and Facebook videos claiming that legendary singer Dolly Parton just died suddenly in a hospital of cancer or a stroke, with titles like :

5 Minutes Ago / The UNEXPECTED Death of Dolly Parton After A Long Battle With CANCER

7 minutes ago/ Dolly Parton passed away suddenly last night/ Goodbye actor Dolly Parton

1 hours ago, Singer Dolly Parton died at the hospital, extremely painful

5 Minutes Ago/Dolly Parton Is Currently On Life Support After Diagnosed With Dangerous Disease.

7 minutes ago / R.I.P. Singer Dolly Parton Died on the way to the hospital

20 minutes ago / The family announced the sad news of Country singer Dolly Parton / Goodbye

30 minutes ago, Famous Singer Dolly Parton was found dead in the bathroom after suffering a stroke

10 Minutes Ago / Sad News / RIP Dolly Parton / Goodbye Dolly Parton

Minutes ago at Dolly Parton’s funeral, Blake Shelton: ‘I can’t believe she’s gone forever’

10 mins ago / With singer Dolly Parton’s tearful final goodbye, she is confirmed as..

With heavy hearts as we report sudden death of 76-year-old singer Dolly Parton, goodbye and rest.

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Truth : Dolly Parton Did Not Die Suddenly From Cancer!

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 Her Death

These YouTube and Facebook videos have been circulating for months now, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media has reported Dolly Parton’s death.

Dolly Parton is such a big celebrity and a legend in the music industry, her death would have been covered globally by the media and celebrity blogs.

Yet, no legitimate media outlet, nor celebrity blog, has reported that Dolly Parton died recently from any cause. Why should you believe no-name websites, or random YouTube / Facebook videos??

Fact #2 : Dolly Parton Is Still Alive + Well!

Dolly Parton (born Dolly Rebecca Parton on May 13, 1946) is still very much alive and well, as of Friday, April 20, 2023, when she posted on Instagram with players from the New York Yankees at the Yankee Stadium.

And just two days earlier, she posted an Instagram photo promoting the pre-order of her upcoming cookbook – Good Lookin’ Cookin’ (US | UK | AU).

All those posts came many weeks to months after those YouTube and Facebook videos claimed that she died suddenly from cancer, a stroke, or some “dangerous disease”.

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Fact #3 : The Videos Provided No Evidence For Her Death

To generate ad money, the videos must engage you long enough, so they come up with some story that Dolly Parton was suffering from “cancer”, a “dangerous disease” or a “stroke”, and they drag out the video with details about Dolly Parton’s life.

In any case, after watching the videos, you will realise that none of them actually provided any evidence that Dolly Parton died from cancer, or any dangerous disease.

That may anger you, but it doesn’t matter. They got you to watch the video, generating income for them. And they know that most people will not realise that, and forward the fake news to their family and friends!

Fact #4 : They Videos Used Stock Photos

To make their videos more convincing, these fake video creators add faces of celebrities like Sylvester Stallone and Blake Shelton to the fake Dolly Parton funeral photos.

Take for example, this photo of Sylvester Stallone apparently leading the pallbearers carrying Dolly Parton’s coffin. Not only is Stallone smirking (odd for a funeral, isn’t it?), his head looks strange – it’s too large and you can see a second ear just right ear!

That’s because the fake news creator use the funeral photo from Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries that was taken on Sunday, January 21, 2018 by Getty photographer, Charles McQuillian, in her hometown of Limerick in Ireland.

The fake news creator had to make Sylvester Stallone’s head larger to cover up the face of the man in the real photo, but even so, was not able to cover up the man’s right ear completely.

The fake news creator also added a photo of Dolly Parton. In the real photo, you can see that the man was not holding anything.

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Fact #5 : Dolly Parton Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Dolly Parton death hoax, ironically, also bring driven by another fake fact check article by MediaMass Project.

News of singer Dolly Parton’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the April 2024 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 9 to 5, I Will Always Love You or Jolene is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Dolly Parton 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 Dolly Parton’s unnamed rep confirming that she is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other celebrities MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Angelina Jolie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Gibb, Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Celine Dion, Clint Eastwood, Cristiano Ronaldo, Harrison Ford, Justine Bieber, Lionel Messi, Lucy LiuMadonna, Melanie Laurent, Mike Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Pattinson, Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone, Taylor Swift, Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks.

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 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.

Fact #6 : 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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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 OJ Simpson Die From Vaccine Turbo Cancer?!

Did OJ Simpson just die suddenly from COVID-19 vaccine turbo cancer?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : OJ Simpson Died From Vaccine Turbo Cancer!

Right after news broke that OJ Simpson died from prostate cancer, some people immediately claimed or suggested that the former NFL star developed turbo cancer from the COVID-19 vaccine!

Alex Jones : Watch OJ Simpson demand you get your COVID Shots. Turbo Cancers are off the charts, and we warned you.

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Truth : OJ Simpson Did Not Die From Vaccine Turbo Cancer!

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

Fact #1 : OJ Simpson Died From Prostate Cancer

In May 2023, OJ Simpson (born Orenthal James Simpson on 9 July 1947) publicly revealed that he had been diagnosed with cancer, and was undergoing chemotherapy. At that time, he did not reveal what cancer he had. It was only in February 2024 when it was reported that OJ Simpson was being treated for prostate cancer.

In the final days before his death, all of his children visited him at his home in Las Vegas, right next to the Rhodes Ranch Golf Club. On Wednesday, 10 April 2024, OJ Simpson died from prostate cancer, surrounded by his children and grandchildren.

To be clear – OJ Simpson did not die from his COVID-19 vaccination. He died from prostate cancer.

Fact #2 : His Family Did Not Blame COVID-19 Vaccines

OJ Simpson’s family announced his death on his official account on X (formerly known as Twitter):

On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer.

He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren.

During this time of transition, his family asks that you please respect their wishes for privacy and grace.

-The Simpson Family

Notably, OJ Simpson’s family did not claim that he died from COVID-19 vaccines, or turbo cancer.

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Fact #3 : OJ Simpson Likely Had Advanced Prostate Cancer

When OJ Simpson announced in May 2023 that he was diagnosed with (prostate) cancer, he also said that he was undergoing chemotherapy. That suggests that Simpson was diagnosed with metastatic or advanced prostate cancer.

Unfortunately, the prognosis for advanced or metastatic prostate cancer is rather poor, with a 5-year survival rate of just 32%. So it is not surprising that OJ Simpson would succumb just under a year later.

Fact #4 : Turbo Cancer Does Not Exist!

I should also point out that there is no such thing as “turbo cancer”, and after billions of doses have been administered worldwide in the past 3 years – there is still no evidence that any COVID-19 vaccine can cause cancer, or make cancer go “turbo”.

What OJ Simpson experienced is similar to what many men with prostate cancer have experienced. The fact that he underwent chemotherapy in May 2023 suggests that he was diagnosed with metastatic or advanced prostate cancer.

Needless to say, anti-vaccine activists provide no evidence to back their claims that vaccinated people are dying from turbo cancer. Ironically, they even accused unvaccinated people (and fellow anti-vaxxers) like Kirstie Alley of dying from turbo cancer!

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Did Park Boram Die Suddenly From Vaccine SADS?!

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

 

Claim : Park Boram Died Suddenly From Vaccine SADS!

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

Hello Dave #excessdeaths / ⚜️Cassandre🐦Colibri✝️ :

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

No cause of death #diedsuddenly

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No Evidence Park Boram Died Suddenly From Vaccine SADS!

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

Fact #1 : Park Boram Reportedly Suffered Cardiac Arrest

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact #3 : Heavy Drinking Can Cause Sudden Cardiac Death

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Did 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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Did RFK Jr Conspiracy Theories Turn Out To Be True?!

Did 5 conspiracy theories promoted by RFK Jr turn out to be true?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : RFK Jr Conspiracy Theories Turned Out To Be True!

People are sharing a post by The Vigilant Fox (archive), which claims / suggests that five conspiracy theorists promoted by Robert F. Kennedy (RFK Jr.) turned out to be true! The Vigilant Fox also posted this on X (formerly known as Twitter):

RFK Jr. Hits Back at Chris Cuomo After Being Labeled a ‘Conspiracy Theorist’

“Tell me a theory that you think I got wrong. Show me facts.”

Kennedy then listed a series of “conspiracy theories” that ended up being true:

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Which RFK Jr Conspiracy Theories Turned Out To Be True?

Let’s take a look at those five conspiracy theories promoted by RFK Jr, and find out if they indeed turned out to be true!

Claim #1 : Glyphosate Causes non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Verdict : Still Uncertain

Glyphosate, a widely-used herbicide, has been the subject of many studies and lawsuits, over claims that it can potentially cause cancer, particularly non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

As the City of Hope cancer centre pointed out, it has still not be scientifically proven that glyphosate causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, even though the courts have seen fit to dole out billions of dollars in damages.

In 2019, researchers at University of Washington concluded that using glyphosate increases the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41 percent. However, the preponderance of research worldwide has found no connection to glyphosate and cancer risk. And most of the world’s health agencies agree. For instance:

Notably, Bayer settled the majority of current and future lawsuits over Roundup – Monsanto’s glyphosate product, for $10 billion, without admitting that glyphosate causes cancer. In fact, Roundup and other glyphosate herbicides are still sold all over the world today!

The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), however, stated in 2015 that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” CNN reported that hundreds of patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma started suing the manufacturers of glyphosate herbicides after IARC made its announcement.

In other words – glyphosate has not yet been proven to cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The research is currently still not definitive.

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Claim #2 : COVID-19 Vaccines Would Not Prevent Transmission
Verdict : False

Let me start by pointing out that COVID-19 vaccines were never required to prevent transmission. The main purpose of the COVID-19 vaccines was to prevent death and severe disease (and hospitalisation) from COVID-19, not to block transmission.

Hence, the end points for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials did not include blocking transmission, although scientists and healthcare professionals were hoping that the vaccines would significantly block transmission.

After vaccinations started in 2021, researchers found that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, for example, was significantly reducing the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

UK study : New data from Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge suggests that a single dose of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine can reduce by 75% the number of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections. This implies that the vaccine could significantly reduce the risk of transmission of the virus from people who are asymptomatic, as well as protecting others from getting ill.

Israeli study : These results suggest that BNT162b2 is moderately to highly effective in reducing infectivity, via preventing infection and through reducing viral shedding.

While the vaccines’ effectiveness against infection and transmission waned with each new variant (research), they still continue to provide protection, not only against death and hospitalisation from COVID-19, but also infection and transmission.

In fact, a September 2023 systematic review of existing research show that COVID-19 vaccines reduce transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, regardless of variant:

Overall, study results showed the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 transmission (range 16–95%), regardless of vaccine type or number of doses.

The effect was apparent, but less pronounced against omicron (range 24–95% for pre-omicron variants versus 16–31% for omicron).

Results from viral load studies were supportive, showing SARS-CoV-2 infections in vaccinated individuals had higher Ct values, suggesting lower viral load, compared to infections among the unvaccinated.

In short – the RFK Jr. conspiracy theory that COVID-19 vaccines do not block transmission at all has been disproven time and time again.

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Claim #3A : COVID Lockdowns Were Very Harmful To Children
Verdict : Partially True

This isn’t a conspiracy theory, but more of an opinion by RFK Jr., as no one actually disputed even back then that COVID-19 lockdowns would be detrimental to everyone, not just children. After all, human beings evolved to be social animals, and are biologically-driven to seek out the company of others.

The lockdowns were only implemented because the authorities wanted to stop the spread of COVID-19, and determined that the benefits far outweighed the risks. While children were judged to be least affected by COVID-19, they cannot be left out of a lockdown, because they can transmit the virus to vulnerable members of their own family.

While it is indisputable that the lockdowns can have a negative impact on children, the claim that the lockdowns were “very dangerous” to children isn’t borne out in actual studies.

2021 Spanish study : Children, in general, showed high resilience and capability to adapt to new situations. Sleeping problems were reported in more than half of the children (54%) and adolescents (59%), and these were strongly associated with less time doing sports and spending more than 5 h per day using electronic devices. Parents perceived their children to gain weight (41%), be more irritable and anxious (63%) and sadder (46%).

2022 Chart Review : Many children developed educational, social, emotional, and behavioral gaps during LD, and they lost skills to deal with everyday problems due to social isolation. It is important to follow the long-term impact of the lockdowns and social isolation.

In short, while more children experience mental health issues during the lockdown, other children were able to cope with the changes.

Also important to note – the lockdowns helped to prevent vulnerable people – both adults and children, from dying from COVID-19. While mental health issues can be detrimental, it can be treated or mitigated, whereas death cannot.

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Claim #3B : COVID Lockdowns Would Damage Economy
Verdict : True

Well, thank you, Captain Obvious. No one ever said that COVID-19 lockdowns would not damage the economy. RFK Jr. might as well have said that it gets wet when it rains.

To be clear – everyone knows that lockdowns will damage the economy. That’s indisputable when businesses are forced to close, and people are required to stay at home. The lockdowns were only implemented to save lives, by blocking the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, until vaccines and treatments could be developed.

Claim #3C : COVID Lockdowns Would Not Block Transmission
Verdict : False

The claim by RFK Jr. and other people that lockdowns would not block the transmission of viral infections is false. The concept of a quarantine and the wider lockdown is centuries-old, and have proven to be effective in curbing the spread of disease.

More recently, the SARS outbreak in 2002, which killed over 800 people, was contained by blocking all human-to-human transmission through syndromic surveillance, strict isolation of patients and quarantine of their contacts, and lockdowns (community quarantine).

Even though the far more extensive COVID-19 lockdowns did not stop its global spread, they helped to reduce transmission and reduce the impact on healthcare services, until effective vaccines become available:

Even if our public health measures are not able to fully contain the spread of COVID-19 because of the virus characteristics, they will still be effective in delaying the onset of widespread community transmission, reducing peak incidence and its impact on public services, and decreasing the overall attack rate.

In addition, minimising the size of the outbreak or suppressing its peak can reduce global deaths by providing health systems with the opportunity to scale up and respond, and to slow down the global spread until effective vaccines become available.

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Claim #4A : Face Masks Won’t Block Transmission
Verdict : False

People like RFK Jr. who claim the face masks don’t work often refer to the 2023 Cochrane report which stated that, “wearing masks in the community probably makes little or no difference to the outcome of influenza‐like illness“.

However, they fail to point out that the same report urged caution, and pointed out that there was “a high risk of bias in the trials, variation in outcome measurement, and relatively low adherence with the interventions during the studies hampers drawing firm conclusions“.

Cochrane officially said that the report was inconclusive, and the editor-in-chief of the Cochrane Library, Karla Soares-Weiser, called reports saying that “masks don’t work” as an “inaccurate and misleading interpretation“.

It would be accurate to say that the review examined whether interventions to promote mask-wearing help to slow the spread of respiratory viruses, and that the results were inconclusive.

In addition, Michael D. Brown, who serves on the Cochrane editorial board pointed out that the review could not arrive at a firm conclusion because “there were not enough high-quality randomised trials where participants adhered to mask-wearing rules.

Other studies, like this 2020 Japanese study, show that wearing a properly-fitted face mask will greatly reduce the amount of inhaled virus droplets / aerosols, compared to not wearing a face mask at all.

  • Cotton face mask : 20% to 40% reduction
  • Surgical mask : 47% to 50% reduction
  • N95 mask : 80% to 90% reduction

They also show that infected people wearing face masks can block transmission, by reducing the amount of virus droplets / aerosols being expelled into the environment.

Our airborne simulation experiments showed that cotton masks, surgical masks, and N95 masks had a protective effect with respect to the transmission of infective droplets/aerosols and that the protective efficiency was higher when masks were worn by the virus spreader.

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Claim #4B : Face Masks Do More Harm Than Good
Verdict : False

There is no evidence that face masks do more harm than good, as RFK Jr. claimed or suggested. In fact, healthcare professionals have been wearing face masks to protect their patients and themselves since they were invented in the late nineteenth century.

Their effectiveness was greatly improved by Malaysian Chinese epidemiologist Dr. Wu Lien-teh, who developed a face mask with layers of gauze and cotton that would protect both the wearer, and other people.

The modern surgical mask as we know it was developed in the 1960s, and has been in use since then. In the 1990s, Taiwanese-American scientist Peter Tsai would invent the electrocharged fibre that would make the N95 mask possible.

To be clear – face masks do not do more harm than good, no matter how many times people like RFK Jr. repeat such claims.

Claim #5 : Social Distancing Not Based On Science
Verdict : Partially True

The claim that Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted that social distancing is not based on science isn’t actually accurate.

In his closed-door congressional testimony, Dr. Fauci said that the US federal social distancing guidance that people keep six feet of social distance “sort of just appeared”. He didn’t actually say that social distancing did not work. He only said that the six feet guidance was not backed up by an actual study.

When the US government first issued its guidance on social distancing, there were no studies on how far the COVID-19 virus can disperse from an infected person and remain infective. The six feet recommendation was based on early assessments that COVID-19 spread by droplets. Later, this was found not to be accurate, as COVID-19 could also spread by aerosols, therefore extending beyond the six feet guidance.

In short – social distancing can help reduce transmission. The further away you are from an infected person, the less likely you will inhale significant amounts of viral particles. What was not based on science back in 2020 was the six-feet recommendation. If we know what we know today – people would have to socially-distance way beyond six feet.

Now, isn’t it fortunate that we now have effective COVID-19 vaccines, and can do away with social distancing?

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Was Taiwan Earthquake Caused By Chinese Seismic Attack?!

Was the Hualien City earthquake in Taiwan caused by a Chinese seismic attack?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Taiwan Earthquake Was Caused By Chinese Seismic Attack!

Right after news broke about the strongest earthquake to hit Taiwan in 25 years, some people immediately claimed or suggested that it was a Chinese attack using some kind of seismic or directed energy weapon (DEW).

Matt Wallace : Rumors are circulating that the Chinese government caused the earthquake in Taiwan using “geological impact devices” in preparation for a feared “imminent takeover” of the country while Joe Biden is still in office ⚠️

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Truth : Taiwan Earthquake Was Not Caused By Chinese Seismic Attack!

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

Fact #1 : Earthquakes Are Common In Taiwan

Let me start by simply pointing out that earthquakes are common in Taiwan, because the island is located within a seismically-active zone on the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Geologists have identified 42 active faults on the island, but the Hualien City earthquake was caused by a complex zone of convergence between the Philippine Sea Plate, and the Eurasian Plate.

Between 1901 and the year 2000, Taiwan recorded 91 major earthquakes, in which 48 resulted in loss of life.

In short – strong earthquakes are common in Taiwan. There is nothing nefarious about earthquakes in Taiwan.

Fact #2 : Hualien City Earthquake Was Less Destructive

The Hualien City earthquake struck at 7:58 AM on 3 April 2024, and its magnitude was measured at 7.4 on the Richter scale. While that made it the largest earthquake in 25 years, the 1999 Jiji earthquake was much stronger with a magnitude of 7.7.

Fortunately, only ten fatalities have been reported so far, with about a thousand people injured. In contrast, the 1999 Jij earthquake killed 2,415 people and injured over 11,300 people.

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Fact #3 : Earthquake Weapons Do Not Exist

I should also point out that earthquake weapons or geoweapons do not exist. There is no evidence that any country is even making a serious effort to develop earthquake weapons.

Unsurprisingly, none of those who made these claims ever provided any evidence that China (or any other country for the matter) has weapons that can cause earthquakes.

Fact #4 : CSES Is A Satellite

Incidentally, CSES stands for China Seismo-Electromagnetic Satellite), also known as Zhangheng. It is a joint Chinese-Italian mission to monitor electromagnetic field and waves, plasma, and particle fluxes in the near-Earth space.

The CSES satellite is not a seismic, or directed energy weapon. It only weights 730 kg, and has a peak power consumption of just 900 watts. Hardly enough to power a house, never mind a directed energy weapon of any kind!

The CSES mission is also jointly funded and managed by China and Italy. So even if it’s some kind of nefarious geoweapon, it would not have been deployed without Italy’s consent.

Again, none of those who claimed that the CSES satellite is a weapon of some sort, ever provided any evidence.

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Fact #5 : China Made No Effort To Invade Taiwan

The claim that China struck Taiwan with an earthquake weapon as a prelude to an invasion is easily disproven – there was no invasion fleet, no Chinese tanks on the beachhead, no airstrikes by the PLAAF.

Instead, the Chinese government expressed concern and offered assistance to Taiwan. Zhu Fenglian, spokesperson for China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, stated extended its heartfelt condolences to those affected by the earthquake in Taiwan, and emphasised that the CCP government is willing to provide support for disaster relief efforts.

Does that sound like a prelude to an invasion? Naturally, none of these conspiracists ever offered any evidence that China is invading Taiwan right after this tragedy.

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Baltimore Bridge Collapse Conspiracies Debunked!

Take a look at the conspiracy theories surrounding the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, after it was hit by a ship, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-03-28 : Added new conspiracies, and updated information
Originally posted @ 2024-03-27

 

Baltimore Bridge Collapse Conspiracies… So Far!

Right after news broke that the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapsed after being hit by a massive container ship, some people immediately began suggesting there was more to the tragedy than meets the eyes…

Lara Logan : Welcome to the world of cyber terrorism.
Acc to intel sources: The Baltimore bridge collapse was a 9/11 style attack but they won’t admit it and we cannot see it because it was a CYBER ATTACK.

Lauren Witzke : You know things are getting bad when you can’t tell the difference between DEI incompetency and terrorism.

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Baltimore Bridge Collapse Conspiracies Debunked!

This is yet another example of fake news created or promoted by conspiracy theorists and conspiracists, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Baltimore Bridge Collapsed After Being Hit By Ship

Let me start by simply pointing out that the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapsed on March 26, 2024, after being hit by a massive cargo container ship.

This Baltimore bridge did not collapse after an explosion. Neither was its collapse caused by a planned demolition in a false flag operation.

The viral video showing the bridge collapsing after an explosion is actually a video showing the partial collapse of the Crimean Bridge after being hit by a truck bomb on 8 October 2022. It has nothing to do with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore.

Fact #2 : Baltimore Bridge Opened In 1977

Constructed over a period of five years at an estimated cost of US$110 million, the Francis Scott Key Bridge opened in 1977. It is a 4-lane steel bridge that spanned 2.6 km across the Patapsco River, where its namesake wrote the Star-Spangled Banner in 1814 after witnessing the British defeat at the Battle of Baltimore, and the British bombing of Fort McHenry.

After the bridge collapsed, other ships could no longer leave the Port of Baltimore. Over 40 ships remain trapped inside the Baltimore port, while another 30 ships that planned to make port are no longer able to do so.

The key point is this – this bridge was built 47 years ago under Republican president Gerald Ford, and opened under Democratic president Jimmy Carter. There was no DEI at that time, and its design and construction had nothing to do with the present Biden Administration, including current Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

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Fact #3 : The Container Ship Lost Power

The Dali is a massive Singapore-flagged container ship that is 289 meters long, and holds up to 10,000 twenty-foot equivalent (TEU) cargo containers. At the time it hit the bridge, it was carrying 4,679 TEU containers of cargo.

It was just leaving the Port of Baltimore just after midnight when it lost power. Not only were the crew blinded in the dark, none of its electronics worked and there was no propulsion, so they were unable to control the ship.

As the crew tried unsuccessfully to restart its engine, a local pilot onboard the vessel ordered the ship to be steered to port (left), and the anchor to be dropped. While the crew managed to restore electrical power using an emergency generator, they were not able to restart its engines.

With the ship floating adrift, the two local pilots onboard issued a mayday call at 1:30 AM to warn authorities that a collision was imminent, which allowed them to stop traffic from going over the bridge. A Maryland Transportation Authority official was recorded saying at that time:

There’s a ship approaching that has lost their steering. Until you’ve got that under control, we’ve got to stop all traffic.

According to NTSB investigator in charge, Marcel Muise, the recovered voyage data recorder (VDR) helped them establish the timeline of events:

12:39 AM : Dali departs Seagirt Marine Terminal

1:07 AM : Dali enters Fort McHenry Channel

1:24 AM : Numerous alarms were recorded on audio at the ship’s bridge, and data recording stopped (due to power loss) before resuming shortly from a redundant power source.

1:26 AM : The pilots onboard Dali made a high frequency radio call for tugboats to assist the Dali.

1:27 AM : The pilot dropped the port anchor and made another radio call reporting that the Dali lost all power, and was approaching the bridge.

1:29 AM : The Dali collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge’s support pylon, causing it to collapse.

The video below, which is being shared on WhatsApp, does not accurately reflect the truth – the ship never regained the use of its engines, but it clearly shows when the ship lost power, and when it restored electrical power.

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Fact #4 : No Evidence It Was A Planned Attack

There is no evidence that this accident was a planned attack, a cyberattack or a false flag operation.

For one thing – the Dali is owned by Singapore-based Grace Ocean, and managed by Singapore-based Synergy Marine Group, and it was chartered by Danish shipping giant Maersk to carry cargo. It is highly unlikely that those Singaporean and Danish companies would be involved in a planned attack.

On top of that, there were two local pilots onboard the Dali. If it was a planned attack, they would be complicit in a plot that would have involved dozens of people and intricate planning… for the “terrifying” purpose of collapsing a single bridge. Hardly makes for a great movie plot, don’t you think?

The Baltimore Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said in a press statement, that “There is no specific and credible information to suggest any ties to terrorism at this time.

United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron also dismissed those claims in a public statement, saying “There is no evidence at this time to suggest that today’s collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore has any ties to terrorism.

Fact #5 : Dali Was Inspected Twice Last Year

Dali was involved in a July 2016 accident, in which it hit a quay as it tried to exit the North Sea container terminal at the port of Antwerp in Belgium. That incident, which damaged several meters of its hull, was blamed on the ship’s master, and the local pilot onboard.

The Dali was inspected twice last year. According to Equasis, an inspection that was carried out in June 2023 in San Antonio, Chile, found that the Dali had “propulsion and auxiliary machinery” deficiencies. The Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said a faulty monitor gauge for fuel pressure was rectified before the vessel departed the port.

In September 2023, the Dali underwent another inspection, this time by the US Coast Guard in New York, but that inspection did not find any deficiencies at that time. However, that does not mean that the Dali did not suffer engine failure before colliding into the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

Until investigations into the Dali are complete, anyone who claims that the collision was intentional is likely lying to you.

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Fact #6 : Loss Of Power May Be Caused By Dirty Fuel

The loss of power experienced by the Dali is common in the maritime industry (source) – as many as 600 cases each year according to FuelTrust, although most occur in open water. They are often associated with poorly mixed fuel, or changing from high-sulphur to low-sulphur fuels when entering coastal emission control areas (ECAs).

In fact, shipping experts think “dirty fuel” may be the reason for Dali to lose power before smashing into the Francis Scott Key Bridge (source).

That power loss could have been caused by dirty fuel clogging filters that lead to the ship’s main generator.

While inside a port, as the Dali was before the collision, ships typically run on a relatively light diesel fuel. That also could have been contaminated. Common contaminants include water, dirt and algae. He definitely could have had dirty fuel

– Gerald Scoggins, a veteran chief engineer in the oil and gas industry and the CEO of the Houston company Deepwater Producers

Ian Ralby, the CEO of I.R. Consilium, a maritime and resource security consultancy, also said heavy marine fuel loaded onto ships in port is mixed with what is called cutter stock, and is prone to being loaded with contaminants and is not closely regulated. Such dirty fuel could have “gummed up all of the fuel lines on the ship.”

Fact #7 : Baltimore Bridge Was In Fair Condition

According to a press aide for Pete Buttigieg (source), the Francis Scott Key Bridge was last inspected in May 2023, and “found to be in satisfactory condition with an overall rating of fair”. Such inspections are supposed to occur every 24 months

Previously, Federal Highway Administration records show the bridge was last inspected in May 2021. Back then, inspectors rated its condition as “fair” with a rating of 6 (satisfactory) out of a maximum of 9, on three parameters.

To be clear – these inspections were being carried out on the bridge every 2 years, regardless of who happens to be the Transportation Secretary at that time.

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Fact #8 : Baltimore Bridge Location + Design Was Problematic

In light of the accident, experts are highlighting the problems with the location of the bridge’s piers and its design.

The Francis Scott Key Bridge is a steel truss suspension bridge with three centre spans held up by piers. Engineering experts that 11 News spoke to questioned why those piers were built so close to the shipping channel. They also pointed out that the bridge piers were not built to handle such ship collisions.

The way that it collapsed, I think that was surprising to some people, in particular, because one of the piers was hit, but all three of the spans collapsed. That’s a function of the continuity of the bridge.

So, there is a lot of load-sharing that goes on among those three spans, and so, if two of them are damaged or destroyed, as was the case here, by their support, direct support being removed, then the third span is going to be severely impacted and collapsed as well.

– Rachel Sangree, an associate teaching professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering

In other words – the Francis Scott Key Bridge did not collapse due to controlled demolition. Its three spans collapsed after the pier was hit due to its suspension design.

Fact #9 : Baltimore Bridge Lacked Pier Protection

Roberto Leon, a Virginia Tech engineering professor, also highlighted the fact that the piers lacked protection:

The only way the post can resist it is by bending. But it cannot absorb anywhere near the energy that this humongous ship is bringing. So it’s going to break.

If a bridge pier without adequate protection is hit by a ship of this size, there is very little that the bridge could do.

After the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, Maryland discussed installing pier guards, but decided against it as it was too expensive.

I think they would have been effective in all this. They would have reduced the impact, or at least prevented the ship impacting directly the piers because the way it went, it looked almost effortlessly the same. The vessel hit the pier and it just went and there was no hesitation. The bridge couldn’t handle it at all. So, I think the fenders, the bumpers would help.

– Abieyuwa Aghayere, a civil engineering professor at Drexel University

Just to be clear – this decision was made more than 20 years ago, and had nothing to do with the current Biden Administration, or current Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

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Was a man killed after putting out his arm to stop the lift?!

Does a viral video show a man being killed after putting out his arm to stop the lift?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Man Was Killed After Putting Out His Arm To Stop The Lift!

People are sharing a video on WhatsApp, and social media platforms like Facebook and X (formerly Twitter), claiming that it shows a man who was killed after putting out his arm to stop the lift for a lady.

GIDI / Dr Penking / KenyanTraffic / Interesting bits, Useful Info & Updates. :

Never Use Your Hand Or Leg To Hold An Elevator Door Open, The Sensors Might Be Faulty.

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Truth : Man Was Not Killed After Putting Out His Arm To Stop The Lift!

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

Fact #1 : This Is A Very Old Video

Let me start by pointing out that this is a very old video, that was originally uploaded to YouTube in 2006 – about 18 years ago!

The original video, called “Hold The Door” is no longer available on YouTube, which removed it for violating its Terms of Service.

Fact #2 : Video Appears To Be Created For A Book Launch

I traced this video to an old YouTube channel called thepowerofnice, appears to be created to promote the launch of the book “The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World with Kindness” (US | UK | AU).

It is likely that the video was a dark comedy skit filmed to show how there are better ways to be nice in the business world.

Fact #3 : Viral Video Appears To Be Edited

The original video is 37 seconds long, but interestingly, the newer version that’s going viral is just 30 seconds long. It appears that someone intentionally edited out the last 7 seconds to make it easier to fool people.

The last 7 seconds not only credit the video to ThePowerOfNice.com website, it also humorously points out that:

There’s a better way to be nice at the office.

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Fact #4 : No Legitimate News Report On This Incident

If a man really died, or lost his arm, after putting it out to stop a lift / elevator, it would have been major news and reported worldwide as a warning to everyone.

Yet, there was not even a single legitimate news report on such an incident over the past 18 years. That’s because this never happened.

Fact #5 : Many Signs Video Is Fake

Even without knowing the history and details of this video, a close examination will show several clues why this is a fake video, or rather, a skit:

  • CCTV recording date is missing the year.
  • The man absurdly extended his arm way out, when a normal person would simply use their hand, to stop the lift doors from closing.
  • The man’s torso is curiously not visible even with his arm fully extended.
  • The lift doors close completely, which would not be possible with the arm blocking them.
  • Blood appears on the elevator door before the arm is even amputated.
  • The arm gets amputated before it even hits the top of the elevator door frame.
  • The amputated arm does not bleed.

Maybe that’s why people are sharing this video at such a low resolution – it is easier to spot these clues in higher resolution videos.

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Fact #6 : Lift Doors (Generally) Won’t Trap Hands / Arms

According to Doug Guderian (archive) – an elevator engineer, licensed elevator mechanic, and an owner of an elevator company, lift doors generally won’t trap your hands or arms, unless you put them out when the doors are almost fully closed:

If a limb (an arm or a leg) is fully in the path of an elevator door, the door should reopen from the door sensor. If the sensor fails, the door will try to close, but the force is only enough to possibly bruise the limb. The 1/4 or 1/2 horsepower door motor does not have the strength to cut it in half. The safety code actually requires a maximum force setting of 30 pounds for the door closing. Since the door cannot fully close the doors closed and locked contacts will not make up so the elevator will not move.

Please also note: If you don’t put your hand all the way into the closing door assembly, you may not reach the sensor – it can be as much as 125mm (5 inches) to reach the sensor – your hand can get caught and injured.

Also note: Many of the sensors disable when the door is almost fully closed so that they do not detect the other door, or the strike post and keep indefinitely reopening. If you manage to get your fingers into the door at this point they will also get injured since fingers are not designed to stop a 100kg (220lb) door.

In summary, if you are using your hand to reverse the door, only do it when the door is still far enough open so that you can pull your hand our again if the door does not reverse as expected.

For safety reasons, it’s not a good idea to put out your hand or arm to stop the lift doors from closing. More so when you are actually inside the lift, and can use the door open button to hold it open, or to reopen the closing doors!

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Was Kate Middleton murdered + replaced with body double?!

Was Kate Middleton murdered and replaced with a body double?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Kate Middleton Was Murdered + Replaced With Body Double!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that Kate Middleton was murdered and replaced with a body double!

Here is an excerpt of the extremely long and (intentionally?) confusing article…

Royal Insider: Kate Middleton Was Sacrificed and Replaced With Body Double

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Truth : Kate Middleton Was Not Murdered + Replaced With Body Double!

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

Fact #1 : Kate Middleton Was Not Murdered

Let me start by pointing out that Kate Middleton has not been murdered and replaced with a body double for PR purposes.

If Kate Middleton actually died, it would merely be a matter of time because it has to be made public. For one thing – her children would have know that she died, and would not have kept quiet.

No matter how long the Royal Family can pretend, it would have gotten out eventually, and there would have been a major uproar.

More importantly – there is simply no reason to keep quiet about her death. What purpose would it serve to get a body double to masquerade as Kate Middleton if she actually died??? How does covering up her death serve any nefarious Illuminati or Luciferian purpose???

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

Not surprisingly, The People’s Voice article never actually provided any evidence that Kate Middleton was murdered, and replaced with a body double.

It also never provided any evidence that Christine Fitzgerald, or two palace aides, ever said that Kate Middleton was sacrificed in some kind of bloody ritual, and replaced with a body double.

Fact #3 : Kate Middleton Was Seen Alive + Well

The claim that Kate Middleton was murdered is also ludicrous, as she has been spotted in public at least TWICE, even if you ignore the TMZ video.

On 4 March (more than a week ago!), paparazzi took photos of Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, sitting in a vehicle being driven by her mother, Carol, near Windsor Castle.

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On 11 March – 3 days ago, she was seen leaving in a car with Prince William, just hours after she apologised for digitally editing her Mother’s Day photo.

These two photos clearly show that Kate Middleton is alive and well enough to go out without medical staff present. They suggest that Kensington Palace was telling the truth when it stated that the Princess of Wales was recovering well.

On top of that, Kate Middleton herself posted a photo taken by Prince William for Mother’s Day:

Fact #4 : Royal Family Didn’t Share Those Photos

The People’s Voice article claimed that the “Royals have now shared a total of four… faked photos“. That’s simply not true.

With the exception of the infamous Mother’s Day photo taken by Prince William, and purportedly edited by Princess Catherine, the Royal Family never posted or shared the other two photos, or the TMZ video.

They were all taken and posted by the media, and never shared by the House of Windsor, Buckingham Palace, or Kensington Palace.

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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Did Cristiano Ronaldo Just Die In Tragic Car Accident?!

Did football legend Cristiano Ronaldo just die suddenly in a tragic car accident?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-03-21 : Added new updates, including a new photo.
Originally posted @ 2023-04-18

 

Claim : Cristiano Ronaldo Just Died Suddenly In Tragic Car Accident!

People are claiming on Facebook, TikTok, YouTube and social media that football legend Cristiano Ronaldo just died suddenly in a tragic car accident, with photos of the car accident and his funeral procession!

YouTube : CRISTIANO RONALDO DEAD IN CAR ACCIDENT

YouTube : 10 minutes ago / Cristiano ronaldo Death | Sad News | RIP Cristiano Ronaldo

YouTube : He died #cr7 #cristiano #cristianoronaldo

myricebowl : CR7 DIED | CR7 dies in a car crash and the other car flees the scene

nolfi : cr7 is dead. RIP 😭😭😭😭

Good Bye Cristiano ronaldo | Rip Cristiano

Rip #fyp #ronaldo #cristianoronaldo #rip #sad #viral #blowthisup #foryoupage #cr7

He’s dead 🥶☠️ #ronaldo #football #fyp #foryou #soccer

Very Sad News 10 minutes ago! Cristiano Ronaldo Super star Food ball CR7 lost his life in a car accident in Portugal

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Truth : Cristiano Ronaldo Did Not Die Suddenly In Tragic Car Accident!

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 : Cristiano Ronaldo Is Still Alive + Well!

Cristiano Ronaldo (born Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro on 5 February 1985) is still very much alive and well, as of Monday, 21 March 2024!

Of course, you will want “proof of life”, don’t you? Well, Ronaldo posted a photo of himself enjoying a day out on a beach in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, 20 March 2024!

That post came after the Portuguese national team announced that Cristiano Ronaldo would not be joining its friendly match against Sweden on March 21. However, he will join the team on the eve of its match against Slovenia on March 26.

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Fact #2 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported His Death

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

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the world’s best footballers and a mega celebrity. His death would have been covered extensively by the media across the globe!

Yet, no legitimate media outlet has reported that Cristiano Ronaldo died recently from any cause. Why should you believe no-name websites, or random YouTube / Facebook / TikTok videos?

Fact #3 : Viral Car Accident Photo Was From 2009

The viral photo of a badly damaged car is genuine, and shows a car in which Cristiano Ronaldo drove and crashed. However, that happened many years ago, when the Portuguese footballer was just 23 years old!

At 10:20 am on 8 January 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo crashed his Ferrari sports car into a roadside barrier in a tunnel on the A538 Wilmslow Road near the Manchester airport, on the way to train with the Manchester United team.

The car was badly damaged, with one of the front wheels sheared off and thrown over a hundred metres away. However, Cristiano Ronaldo was not injured, and got out of his car by himself, and later went on to train that morning.

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Fact #4 : Cristiano Ronaldo Accident + Funeral Photos Are Fake!

Because Cristiano Ronaldo never died in a car crash or a hospital, these fake news creator have to resort to using photos from other accidents or funerals.

For example, this photo does not show a screenshot of a news report about Cristiano Ronald’s tragic car accident, in which the other car fled the scene.

The fake news creator simply used a photo from a tragic accident in the Portuguese island of Madeira, where a tour bus swerved off a winding street and tumbled down a hill, killing at least 29 people and injuring dozens of other passengers.

To make it more convincing, the fake news creator added the LIVE and BREAKING NEWS chyrons to the image.

Needless to say, Cristiano Ronaldo was not onboard the tour bus. He was never there, never mind injured, or dead, in that April 2019 tragedy.

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In this example, the fake news creator merely added an inset photo of Cristiano Ronaldo with an arrow, a crying emoji and a LIVE chyron, to a photo of the funeral procession of IRA veteran Bobby Storey, which occurred on 30 June 2020.

If you take a closer look, you will see a bagpiper and Argos – a retailer operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland. You may also notice that everyone’s white! That’s because the photo was taken in Belfast, not Portugal!

Cristiano Ronaldo is Portuguese. Why on Earth would his funeral be held in Ireland?! And why would his family want a bagpiper at his funeral?!

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Fact #5 : Cristiano Ronaldo Death Hoax Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Cristiano Ronaldo death hoax is, ironically, just another fake fact check article by MediaMass Project, which keeps “updating” the dates in their fake fact check article:

News of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the March 2024 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 39-year-old footballer is alive and well.

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

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 #6 : 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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Fact Check : King Charles III Just Died From Cancer?!

Did King Charles just die from cancer at the age of 75?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : King Charles III Just Died From Cancer!

Some people are claiming that King Charles III just died from cancer at the age of 75! Here are just some examples:

TRACKER DEEP : BREAKING: SOURCE REPORTS KING CHARLES HAS DIED AFTER SUCCUMBING TO PROSTRATE CANCER AT THE AGE OF 75

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No Evidence King Charles Died From Cancer!

This appears to be another example of fake news circulating on social media platforms like X (formerly Twitter), and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : King Charles Did Not Die From Cancer!

Let me start by simply pointing out that King Charles did not die from cancer on 17 March 2024.

There was no announcement from official Buckingham Palace sources like its official website, or its official Instagram page, or its official X page.

If King Charles III actually died from any cause, it would have officially announced on the official website, and on the BBC. Yet, there has been no such announcement.

On the other hand, the UK Embassy in Ukraine officially announced that King Charles is not dead:

News about King Charles III death is fake

Fact #2 : King Charles III Death Announcement Is Fake

Other people are sharing what appears to be an official announcement by Buckingham Palace, which states simply:

THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE BY ROYAL COMMUNICATIONS

The King passed away unexpectedly yesterday afternoon.

Monday, 18th March 2024

Even though this announcement was dated today – Monday, 18 March 2024, it was not posted by Buckingham Palace. We also know that it’s fake, because:

  • The announcement does not appear to be formatted properly as previous official statements.
  • Statements issued by Buckingham Palace would not be labelled as issued by Royal Communications.

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Fact #3 : King Charles III Does Not Have Prostate Cancer

Here’s another clue why this is a fake claim – King Charles does not have prostate cancer.

On 5 February 2024, Buckingham Palace issued a statement informing the public that when King Charles underwent a procedure for benign prostate enlargement, his doctors discovered an unspecified cancer.

During The King’s recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement, a separate issue of concern was noted. Subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a form of cancer. 

Buckingham Palace declined to reveal what type of cancer King Charles was diagnosed with, and would only confirm that it was not prostate cancer.

No further details are being shared at this stage, except to confirm that His Majesty does not have prostate cancer.

Fact #4 : No One Offered Any Evidence

Quite a number of people are claiming that an unnamed “source” reported that King Charles died from prostate cancer. However, none of them actually offered any evidence such a source exists.

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Fact #5 : Rumour First Appeared In Russian Media

Interestingly, this rumour appears to have first appeared in Russian media, instead of the notoriously inquisitive and free media in the United Kingdom!

Russia’s Gazeta, for example, reported on its Telegram channel that Russian media reported King Charles III died, only to later update it with an announcement that:

Buckingham Palace told TASS that Charles III is alive. He continues to perform work duties and engage in private affairs.

Fact #6 : Rumour Came Right After Major Announcement Fake News

Coincidentally (or perhaps not), this rumour came right after people falsely claimed that the British Royal Family told people to look out for an impending major announcement.

Fact #7 : This Is Just Royal Family Fake News!

This appears to be yet another example of fake news about the British Royal family, like these examples:

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