Did the USS Al Gore Global Warming Research Vessel get frozen in ice?
Take a look at the pictures, and find out what the facts really are!
USS Al Gore Global Warming Research Vessel Frozen In Ice?
People keep sharing pictures of the USS Al Gore Global Warming Research Vessel frozen in ice, some as a joke, some as evidence that global warming does not actually exist.
You will find these being shared on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Reddit, and even some websites.
Note : We intentionally placed the FALSE overlay to prevent them from being further abused.
Because these have been debunked previously on our sister website, someone started sharing a new picture instead. This time, of a much larger ship.
USS Al Gore : The Facts
As you can surmise by now, those pictures are NOT of the USS Al Gore Global Warming Research Vessel.
Climate change is real, and sharing pictures of frozen boats is not going to change the fact that the world is getting warmer.
Here are the reasons why these are all FAKE PICTURES being shared by climate change deniers.
Fact #1 : There Is No USS Al Gore
The USS Al Gore does not exist. The USS (United States Ship) designation is reserved for active commissioned ships of the US Navy. There has never been a ship named for former US Vice-President Al Gore.
Well, a FICTIONAL submersible aircraft carrier – the CVJ-01 USS Al Gore – was named after him, but I don’t suppose that counts… because it’s a SUBMARINE! 😀
Fact #2 : Al Gore Has A Houseboat Called Bio-Solar One
Al Gore has a 100-foot houseboat that is powered by bio-diesel and solar panels, called Bio-Solar One. It was launched sometime in September 2008.
Here, you can see it at the Hurricane Marina in Silver Point, Tennessee. Completely different design and size, and NEVER FROZEN in ice.
Photo Credit : The Tennessean
Fact #3 : The Frozen Boat Was In Switzerland
The original fake picture of USS Al Gore was of a boat moored off Versoix, on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland.
It was hit by an ice storm in 2005 – the freezing rain froze into a thick glaze of ice that covered not only this boat, but also vehicles, buildings and the streets.
Did a nurse really faint after getting the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine? A viral video seems to show just that!
Find out what happened, and what the facts really are!
Did This Nurse Faint After Getting COVID-19 Vaccine?
A viral video is being shared on social media and YouTube, showing a nurse faint after getting injected with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
The video is usually accompanied by comments or warnings like these :
17 minutes after receiving the shot GATES VACCINE, NURSE PASSES OUT on LIVE TV
3 cameramen, witnesses were live, but stopped filming
Watch this nurse pass out after receiving the COVID vaccine. It’s so safe though, right? This will become a mass genocide if people continue to follow these rabid dictators.
This is an experimental vaccine that has not received official approval from government regulators. The Pfizer vaccine has only received EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) and the trials are still ongoing. So that makes this an experimental vaccine in my book and the public appears to be the guinea pigs.
After delivering an efficacy rate of 95% (p<0.0001) in its Phase 3 trials, the Pfizer BNT162b2 vaccine received its Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) from the US FDA.
Once it receives that EUA, it is no longer considered an experimental vaccine, even though it has yet to receive a full US FDA licence.
Fact #6 : Not All EUAs Are The Same
While it is true that the EUA is a shortcut, it is necessary in an urgent public health crisis like this COVID-19 pandemic.
A typical US FDA approval requires two separate, well-controlled studies to prove that a drug / vaccine / tool is safe and substantially efficacious – typically taking 5-10 years (if not longer). During that time, millions of people would have died from COVID-19.
Its EUA may be withdrawn if further data suggests that it doesn’t work. For example, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine received EUAs for use with COVID-19 even though NEITHER were tested for their efficacy against SARS-CoV-2.
But in June 15, 2020, their EUAs for use in COVID-19 were revoked after studies showed that they were completely useless against SARS-CoV-2, even killing people.
Japan’s professor of Physiology & Medicine, Professor Dr Tasuku Honjo, created a sensation in front of the media today by saying that the corona virus is not natural. If it is natural, it wouldn’t have adversely affected entire world like this, as per nature.
日本的生理学和醫學教授本庶佑（Tasuku Honjo）博士 （註一）今天在媒体面前製造了轟動，他说冠狀病毒不是天然的。如果這是自然的，根據性質, 它不會對整個世界造成這樣的負面影響。
Temperature is different in different countries. if it is natural, it would’ve adversely affected only those countries having same temperature as China. Instead, It is spreading in a country like Switzerland, in the same way it is spreading in the desert areas.
Whereas if it were natural, it would have spread in cold places, but died in hot places. I have done 40 years of research on animals and viruses. It is not natural. It is manufactured and the virus is completely artificial.
I have come the conclusion that since USA has all the 5 strains mutating at the same time, and there are millions of infections with some around still not tested. It is obvious, that the the huge number of death lends credibility to the CDC of America ‘s wrong classification of corona virus death in July to December 2019 to Flu diseases.
Also a reported leak and closure of Fort Detrick , and strange Coronavirus death spreading in Italy and Iran in November, even before the Wuhan outbreak , lend credibility to the early outbreak from America. I can now said with confidence USA is the source of the original outbreak.
On 25 April 2020, Mir Monaz Haque, the Editor-In-Chief of Asia Today, posted this variant on his Facebook page (now deleted) without comment, lending further credence to the story :
Japan’s professor of Physiology or Medicine, Professor Dr Tasuku Honjo, created a sensation in front of the media today by saying that the corona virus is not natural.
if it is natural, it wudn’t hv adversely affected entire world like this. bcoz, as per nature, Temperature is different in different countries.
if it is natural, it wud’ve adversely affected only those countries hvg same temperature as China. instead, It is spreading in a country like Switzerland, in the same way it is spreading in the desert areas.
whereas if it were natural, it would hv spread in cold places, but died in hot places. I have done 40 years of research on animals and viruses.
It is not natural. It is manufactured and the virus is completely artificial.
I have come to the conclusion that since USA has all the 5 strains mutating at the same time, and there are millions of infections with some around still not tested, it is obvious, that the the huge number of death lends credibility to the CDC of America ‘s wrong classification of corona virus death in July to December 2019 to Flu diseases.
Also a reported leak and closure of Fort Detrick ,and strange Coronavirus death spreading in Italy and Iran in November, even before the Wuhan outbreak , lend credibility to the early outbreak from America. I can now said with confidence USA is the source of the original outbreak.
Fact #3 : Professor Honjo Does Not Work On Viruses
Tasuku Honjo is a professor of Immunology and Genomic Medicine. He has only worked on immunology, not virology.
His 2018 Nobel Prize, in particular, was for his work on stimulating the immune system to attack tumour cells in cancer.
Fact #4 : Tasuku Honjo Issued A Statement Refuting The Claim
Professor Honjo issued this statement through one of his PhD students :
Prof. Honjo never gave any such statement. Each and every sentence of this post is completely false and has no connection with truth.
Prof. Honjo never worked in Wuhan laboratory. He never called there. He did not work on virus origin and functions and other related issues.
All the contents are just concocted and nothing else.
Fact #5 : Tasuku Honjo Said COVID-19 Originated In China
In an interview with Nikkei Asian Review on 10 April 2020, Professor Tasuku Honjo said that COVID-19 originated in China, but also that it will be the first country to recover from it.
However, he never said that it was manufactured or created by China. Originating in a country, is quite different from creating it.
Fact #6 : Multiple Strains Denote A Later Time Line
Viruses mutate and create new strains over time. A novel virus like COVID-19 would start with a single strain and evolve into multiple strains as it spreads globally and mutate over time.
Hence, the very fact that there are five strains in the United States would actually refute it as the source of SARS-CoV-2 – the COVID-19 coronavirus.
In fact, by analysing the genomic changes of these strains, scientists have pretty much concluded that SARS-CoV-2 did indeed originate in China.
Fact #7 : Earliest COVID-19 Death In US Was In February 2020
The CDC did not wrongly diagnose COVID-19 deaths in the US from July to December 2019.
The earliest death from COVID-19 in the US was revised on 22 April 2020, with the diagnosis of three COVID-19 deaths in Santa Clara, California :
a 57 year-old woman on 6 February 2020
a 69 year-old man on 17 February 2020
a 70 year-old man on 6 March 2020
Fact #8 : Fort Detrick Was Closed Because Of Sterilisation Plant Failure
The CDC temporarily shut down the US Army lab at Fort Detrick on 2 August 2019, after finding “biosafety lapses” there.
Conspiracy theorists pounced on that as “evidence” that COVID-19 may have leaked from Fort Detrick, but a quick check would reveal that :
the shutdown was ordered because the lab was no longer able to decontaminate wastewater from its highest security labs.
the lab’s steam sterilisation plant was damaged in a flood in May 2018, and they had been using a chemical decontamination method instead.
no disease-causing materials were found outside authorised areas
if SARS-CoV-2 leaked from Fort Detrick, Maryland would have been the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak, not Wuhan.
Fact #9 : SARS-CoV-2 Is Just ONE Of Many Coronaviruses
Conspiracy theorists keep saying that coronavirus deaths were reported long before SARS-CoV-2 appeared in Wuhan.
But the fact of the matter is – SARS-CoV-2 is merely one of many coronaviruses in the world, including SARS and MERS!
The earliest cases of COVID-19 have so far been traced back to Wuhan, China.
Why Would Someone Create This Fake Story?
With China’s aggressive foreign policy moves in recent years, it is not uncommon to see fake pro-China, anti-America stories being created and shared.
Many believe it’s part of a concerted attempt to burnish China’s image overseas, and to drown out negative coverage of China’s controversial Belt and Road Initiative, and their aggressive moves in the South China Sea..
This COVID-19 was made in the US is also part of the narrative China has been trying to push, after US President Donald Trump blamed them for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whatever the reasons may be, it is our duty as global citizens to stop the proliferation of such fake stories.
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We fact-check an article by Mvslimfeed, claiming that science supports Islam’s declaration of pig as haram with proofs.
This is not a critique of any religion or dietary preference, but the TRUTH about pigs and pork.
Science Supports Pig As Haram With Proofs? : A TLDR Summary
Here is a quick summary of Mvslimfeed’s false claims about the pig and its meat, pork :
Eating pork infects you with tapeworm : FALSE
Pigs eat garbage and human shit : FALSE
Factory-farmed pigs are overdosed on antibiotics : MISLEADING
Pork infects 100,00 Americans a year with Yersinia enterocolitica : MISLEADING
Cooking won’t kill pig parasites : FALSE
Pork has twice the fat of beef : MISLEADING
Pork eaters have hundreds of diseases : FALSE
Pigs spread influenza to humans : MISLEADING
Pigs are toxic because they don’t perspire : FALSE
Pigs cannot be killed with poison : FALSE
Science Supports Pig As Haram With Proofs? A Detailed Debunking!
Here is our detailed examination of Mvslimfeed’s false claims about pigs and pork, and the real FACTS.
Claim #1 : Eating Pork Infects You With Tapeworm
Eating pork can cause over 70 different types of latent diseases as their body contains many toxins and deadly parasitic worms like tapeworm, roundworm, pinworm, hookworm, etc. These worms and diseases easily pass into human body and causes severe illness.
These worms can enter the human body through the mouth, anus, nose, or skin, with most species attaching themselves to the intestinal tract, damaging body. The most dangerous of these worms are tapeworms.
These tapeworms when enter brain cause memory loss, If it enters the heart it can cause heart attack, in the eye it can cause blindness, and in the liver it can cause liver damage. It can damage almost all the organs of the body.
Our Verdict : FALSE
Pork, like other kinds of animal meats, may harbour zoonotic diseases. That is why it is important to properly handle and cook them.
Parasitic worms like tapeworm, roundworm, pinworm, hookworm, etc. also exist in other animals that are halal for Muslims to consume – chicken, cows, buffalo, fish and so on.
Unless you consume raw meat (from any animal) infested with parasitic worms or their cysts / eggs, there is no danger. In fact, only certain parasitic worms can effectively infect a human.
The pig tapeworm (Taenia solium) can infect humans through undercooked pork, but generally does not cause any symptoms beyond abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhoea or constipation.
Taenia solium worms do not invade the brain, heart, eyes or liver. So claims that they can cause memory loss, heart attack, blindness or liver damage are categorically FALSE.
On the other hand, if one eats food contaminated with human or pig faeces containing tapeworm eggs, that can cause neurocysticercosis, leading to seizures or epilepsy.
We should point out that cattle have a similar tapeworm that can infect humans too – Taenia saginata.
Like pig tapeworms, the beef tapeworm infects humans through raw or undercooked meat, causing similar symptoms – abdominal pains, diarrhoea or constipation, etc.
If you wish to avoid parasitic worms – don’t just avoid pork. AVOID ALL MEAT.
Claim #2 : Pigs Eat Garbage And Human Shit
A pig is a filthy animal as it eats from garbage and human excreta. It will eat anything from urine, dirt, its own feces, decaying animal’s flesh, maggots or decaying vegetables. Eating so much of filth naturally makes them unfit for human consumption. They even eat the cancerous growths off other pigs or animals.
Some people may object that farm grown pigs aren’t dirty or filthy to which the response is that they are kept in a combined place where they live together and eat filth which a farmer fail to know.
Our Verdict : FALSE
Pigs are opportunistic omnivores. That means they will eat almost everything they’re fed.
In farms, that may range from corn- and soy-based animal feed to processed food waste. That’s no different from what cattle and poultry are fed.
Do pigs eat insects? Yes, in the wild, pigs will feed on insects, as well as small mammals. However, they mostly eat plants.
Do pigs feed on their own faeces, urine, decaying animal flesh or cancer growths on other pigs or animals? No. Those are just LIES.
Claim #3 : Factory-Farmed Pigs Are Overdosed On Antibiotics
It is estimated that 70 percent of factory-farmed pigs have pneumonia when they go to the slaughterhouse. When so many pigs stay together at a farm they are more prone to diseases and filth. They are given an overdose of anti-biotics and other vaccines to keep them disease free which in turn goes into human body.
Our Verdict : MISLEADING
In intensive farming, up to 30% of a herd may get infected (Taylor, D. J. (1995). Pig Diseases) with up to half the herd dying. So the claim of 70% of factory-farmed pigs getting pneumonia is likely to be fabricated.
It is true that antibiotics are used to prevent diseases in factory-farmed pigs. However, antibiotics are also used to prevent diseases in other factory-farmed animals like cattle, poultry and even fish.
So the statement, while partly true, is intentionally misleading.
We should point out that you can avoid antibiotics in your food by opting for meat harvested from free-range animals, whether they are pigs, chicken or cattle.
Claim #4 : Pork Infects 100,000 Americans A Year With Yersinia Enterocolitica
A 2013 Consumer Reports analysis of U.S. pork chops and ground pork samples found widespread (69 percent) presence of a bacteria called yersinia enterocolitica. This bacterium infects around 100,000 Americans a year, especially children, and can cause fever, diarrhea and abdominal pain in humans.
Our Verdict : MISLEADING
While the claim is accurately sourced from Consumer Reports, it is intentionally misleading.
Yersinia enterocolitica does not just affect pork, but other animal meats like beef and chicken. And it is prevented by adequately cooking the meat.
If we want to be intentionally misleading like Mvslimfeed, we would also point out that Consumer Reports also posted that ground beef and even romain lettuce contaminated with E. coli O1O3 or Salmonella have sickened and even killed people.
The fact of matter is – food safety is a concern whether you are eating pork, beef or vegetables. Stay safe by adequately cooking your food!
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Claim #5 : Cooking Won’t Kill Pig Parasites
Pigs carry several parasites into their body which doesn’t go off even after proper cooking. One of the biggest concerns with eating pork meat is trichinosis or trichinellosis.
This is an infection that humans get from eating undercooked or uncooked pork that contains the larvae of the trichinella worm. There is a common misconception that these worms die when cooked properly, again it’s a false notion. One in six people in the US and Canada has trichinosis from eating trichina worms (roundworms), which are found in pork.
These worms are found in the flesh of pig and the diseases caused by eating pork are incurable once it reaches beyond a certain stage.
The disease of trichinosis causes typhoid, arthritis, rheumatism, gastritis, meningitis, gall bladder trouble etc. The disease lodges itself in the brain, intestines, muscles and spinal cords.
Our Verdict : FALSE
Trichinella is a parasite that is prevalent in many mammals, not just pigs. Notably, it is a HUMAN parasite – you can be infected by Trichinella parasites even if you have never consumed pork in your entire life.
Trichinella infections in farmed pigs is actually rare. It is more commonly found in wild pigs, home-raised pigs, or free-range pigs because they are more likely to eat food contaminated with Trichinella.
Trichinella is also effectively eliminated by cooking pork properly – 63°C or higher for 3 minutes or longer. So the claim by Mvslimfeed is categorically FALSE.
Claim #6 : Pork Has Twice The Fat Of Beef
Pork contains fat. Almost more than twice as much as beef contains. It has very little muscle building material and contains excess of fat. This fat gets deposited in the vessels and can cause hypertension and heart attack. America is home to the most obese people in the world.
Our Verdict : MISLEADING
As any chef can tell you, the amount of fat in any animal meat is dependent on the cut. So it would be misleading to claim that pork has twice as much fat as beef.
For example, 100 grams of pork belly has 54 g of fat, yet 100 grams of pork tenderloin only has 3.5 g of fat, while 100 grams of beef tenderloin can contain as much as 25 g of fat.
We should point out that fat is prized in beef cuts, with the rib eye boasting up to 37.6 grams of fat. Connoisseurs pay top dollar for steaks that are well-marbled with fat.
Claim #7 : Pork Eaters Have Hundreds Of Diseases
Pork-eaters aren’t healthy at all rather they store only fat in their body which makes their body home to hundreds of diseases which we even can’t pronounce.
Our Verdict : FALSE
The human body stores excess calories that we consume as fat, irrespective of whether we obtained them by eating carbohydrates (bread, rice) or animal meats (pork, beef, chicken)… or beer.
And anyone who has hundreds of diseases in their body will likely be dead… except in the imagination of the Mvslimfeed writer.
Claim #8 : Pigs Spread Influenza To Humans
Influenza or flu is one of the most lethal illnesses that pigs share with humans. This illness is harboured in the lungs of pigs during summer and tends to effect pigs and humans in the cooler months.
Our Verdict : MISLEADING
Influenza is a very large family of viruses, infecting all kinds of mammals. They do not all transmit from animals to humans, although some do.
The 2009 swine flu pandemic was particularly severe, which was estimated to have killed about 284,000 people across the world.
Even so, it was not a very lethal disease, with a mortality rate of just 0.01-0.03%. It only killed so many people because it infected hundreds of millions of people around the world.
COVID-19, which has a bat origin, is far more lethal, with a mortality rate that is 100X higher – 1-2%. It has already killed over 471,000 people as of 22 June 2020.
The 2009 H1N1 swine flu also spread from human to human, and had nothing to do with whether you eat pork or not.
Claim #9 : Pigs Are Toxic Because They Don’t Perspire
One of the reasons why pork is haram in Islam is unlike other animals pigs don’t perspire. Since they don’t sweat all their toxic excretion is absorbed by their meat and these meats are consumed by humans. So, pal if you eat pork, you eat the toxic chemical excretion of pigs.
Our Verdict : FALSE
Pigs have sweat glands but they are not functional (eccrine) sweat glands. That means they are not used to regulate the pig’s body temperature.
Instead, they are apocrine glands that do not secrete sweat but an oily substance. They therefore function like scent glands.
Sweating in mammals is not the main way of excreting toxins. It is, by large, a way to regulate the body temperature. The same toxins excreted in sweat is disposed in far larger quantities in the urine and faeces.
What little minerals, lactate and urea that isn’t excreted in a pig’s (hypothetical) sweat is not absorbed by its flesh but excreted in its urine / faeces.
That is also why people who live in cold climates do not die from toxins building up in their bodies, just because they don’t sweat.
Claim #10 : Pigs Cannot Be Killed With Poison
Pig meats are also poisonous and they can’t be killed with normal poisons such as strychnine. Farmers often put pigs at the nests of venomous snakes to eat them up while they won’t be affected by the sting of the snakes.
Our Verdict : FALSE
This is such a ridiculous lie. Strychnine is highly toxic to pigs.
According to the Merck Veterinary Manual, the oral LD50 toxic dose is only 0.5-1 mg/kg for a pig. A cat, in comparison, has an oral LD50 dose of 2 mg/kg.
Now that dexamethasone has been found to be the first lifesaving drug against COVID-19, people are starting to self-medicate.
Find out how dexamethasone helps against COVID-19, and why you should NOT use dexamethasone to self-medicate against COVID-19!
Dexamethasone : What Is It?
Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid that was first produced in 1957, and approved for medical use in 1961.
Used to reduce inflammation in a wide number of conditions – from skin diseases and allergies to certain cancers – it is no longer patented, and is therefore, cheaply and widely available.
Dexamethasone : First COVID-19 Treatment To Save Lives
On 16 June 2020, Professor Peter Hornby reported that preliminary trial results of the Oxford University RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY) study showed that :
Dexamethasone is the first drug to be shown to improve survival in COVID-19. This is an extremely welcome result.
The survival benefit is clear and large in those patients who are sick enough to require oxygen treatment, so dexamethasone should now become standard of care in these patients.
Dexamethasone is inexpensive, on the shelf, and can be used immediately to save lives worldwide.
Here is a short summary of their initial insights from the study :
A total of 2104 patients were randomised to receive dexamethasone 6 mg once per day (either by mouth or by intravenous injection) for ten days and were compared with 4321 patients randomised to usual care alone.
Among the patients who received usual care alone, 28-day mortality was highest in those who required ventilation (41%), intermediate in those patients who required oxygen only (25%), and lowest among those who did not require any respiratory intervention (13%).
Dexamethasone reduced deaths by one-third in ventilated patients (rate ratio 0.65 [95% confidence interval 0.48 to 0.88]; p=0.0003) and by one fifth in other patients receiving oxygen only (0.80 [0.67 to 0.96]; p=0.0021).
There was no benefit among those patients who did not require respiratory support (1.22 [0.86 to 1.75; p=0.14).
Based on these results, 1 death would be prevented by treatment of around 8 ventilated patients or around 25 patients requiring oxygen alone.
Dexamethasone : Do NOT Self-Medicate Against COVID-19!
Now, as important as these findings are, it is extremely important that we should NOT use dexamethasone to self-medicate against COVID-19. Here are the reasons why…
Reason #1 : These Are Preliminary Findings
We cannot stress this enough – these are preliminary findings from the Oxford University RECOVERY study. A full data analysis is underway, which should reveal more.
WHO will also coordinate a meta-analysis to understand how and when dexamethasone should be used to treat COVID-19, and update their clinical guidance later.
Reason #2 : Dexamethasone Only Helps Patients On Respiratory Support
The Oxford University RECOVERY press statement explicitly stated that dexamethasone only helped patients requiring respiratory support, reducing deaths for :
patients on ventilators : by one-third (33%)
patients receiving oxygen : by one-fifth (20%)
There was no benefit among those patients who did not require respiratory support.
If you have mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms – not requiring respiratory assistance – then dexamethasone cannot help improve your outcome.
Reason #3 : Dexamethasone Does Not Destroy SARS-CoV-2
Dexamethasone has no effect on the SARS-CoV-2 virus (which causes COVID-19). It can neither destroy it, or stop it from replicating.
Rather, it appears to prevent or reduce damage from an immune system overreaction – called a cytokine storm – that can occur in severe COVID-19 cases.
Reason #4 : Dexamethasone Suppresses The Immune System
Dexamethasone is an immunosuppressant – about 30 times more potent than cortisol. It will suppress your body’s immune system, and make you more susceptible to infections.
So taking dexamethasone to prevent COVID-19 will make you more likely to get infected by SARS-CoV-2, or other microbes!
Reason #5 : Dexamethasone Has Dangerous Side Effects
Dexamethasone should not be taken unless it is necessary, because it has many dangerous side effects, like :