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Can Holding A Sneeze Rupture Your Throat?!

Can holding a sneeze really rupture your throat?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Holding A Sneeze Can Rupture Your Throat!

People are sharing a video which claims that holding a sneeze can rupture your throat. Here is a transcript of the video:

A man was hospitalized after holding a sneeze. This is what happened.

A 34-year-old unnamed man pinched his nose and kept his mouth closed during a sneeze. He immediately felt a popping sensation in his neck, but didn’t think much of it.

Hours later, the man felt pain in his throat and his neck, and when it became swollen and his voice changed, he took himself to the hospital.

When doctors examined the soft tissue, they heard popping and cracking. That was because air bubbles were getting into the man’s muscles and deep into his tissue.

The man suffered a tracheal perforation, and in other words, the man blew a small hole in his throat. He was barely able to speak or swallow, so he was given antibiotics, and had to be fed through a tube for seven days.

A sneeze can propel mucus droplets at a rate of 100 miles per hour. If you hold in a sneeze, that pressured air has to go somewhere. If your mouth and nose are closed during a sneeze, the pressure in your upper airways could increase by up to 20 times.

So the next time you feel a sneeze coming, don’t hold it in.

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Truth : Holding A Sneeze Will Not Rupture Your Throat!

This is yet another fake video circulating on WhatsApp, and social media, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Man Perforated His Trachea After Holding In A Sneeze!

First, let me point out that no man has ever ruptured his throat while holding in a sneeze. What actually happened was a man suffered a tracheal perforation – a tear in his trachea (windpipe) after holding in his sneeze.

In November 2023, doctors in Scotland published a case report in which a man in his 30s perforated his trachea while holding in a sneeze. The man had a background of allergic rhinitis, and was driving a car, when he stifled a sneeze by pinching his nose and closing his mouth.

A CT scan of his neck and chest with contrast revealed that he had a small 2 mm x 2 mm x 5 mm tear in his trachea, which lead to pneumomediastinum – air leaking into the mediastinum (space in the chest), and surgical emphysema of the neck – air under the skin of the neck.

Fact #2 : Only One Case Has Ever Been Documented

While such tracheal perforations can be potentially life-threatening, they are extremely rare, and usually occur from corrosive injury, sharp and blunt force trauma, or during surgical or medical interventions like intubation, thyroidectomy, tracheostomy, inserting an oesophageal stent.

This is the first known case of a “spontaneous tracheal perforation following a sneeze”. That makes it an extremely rare occurrence.

That does not mean it’s a good idea to hold in a sneeze. As the authors point out – holding in a sneeze may cause the pressure in your upper airways to increase by up to 20 times.

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Fact #3 : He Immediately Suffered Severe Neck Pain

The video wrongly claimed that the man only felt a popping sensation after sneezing, and only experienced pain and swelling of the neck and throat several hours later.

The truth is – the man experienced severe neck pain immediately after “pinching his nose and closing his mouth” to stifle the sneeze.

Fact #4 : His Voice Did Not Change, He Did Not Have Trouble Swallowing

The video also wrongly claimed that the man’s voice changed, and he had trouble swallowing.

The truth is – the man denied having any dyspnoea (trouble breathing), dysphonia (abnormal voice), or dysphagia (trouble swallowing).

Fact #5 : He Was Not Given Antibiotics

The video (and some news reports) also wrongly claimed that the man was given antibiotics.

Tracheal perforations like this often require surgical intervention, but the cardiothoracic surgeons who were consulted felt there was no need for surgery, as the patient was “systemically well with normal heart and respiratory rate, normal blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and body temperature“.

In the end, he was given drugs for his pain, allergic rhinitis and nasal congestion. The doctors specifically pointed out that he was not given any antibiotics.

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Fact #6 : He Was Not Fed Through A Tube For 7 Days

The video (and some news reports) also wrongly claimed that the man was fed through a tube for 7 days. The patient was only kept in the ward for 48 hours for close observation, and was never fed through a tube.

In fact, he was kept nil by mouth for the first night, just in case his condition deteriorated, and he needed to be intubated. That means he was not given any food, water, or medication by mouth.

The man remained clinically stable during his 2-day stay, and was discharged with medicine for his pain and allergic rhinitis, and advised to avoid strenuous physical activities for two weeks. Naturally, doctors also advised him to avoid stifling sneezes by pinching the nose with the mouth closed!

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Is Japan Banning mRNA Vaccines For Causing Turbo Cancer?!

Is Japan going to ban mRNA vaccines because they cause turbo cancer?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Japan To Ban mRNA Vaccines For Causing Turbo Cancer!

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 long and (intentionally?) confusing article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Japan To Ban mRNA As Turbo Cancers Among Vaxxed Skyrocket

Turbo cancers are exploding among the vaccinated according to Japan’s leading oncologist who has slammed the mainstream media and Big Pharma in the West for covering up the extent of the medical crisis engulfing the world.

Recommended : Did Japan Order Investigation Of COVID-19 Vaccine Deaths?!

 

Truth : Japan Is Not Banning mRNA Vaccines For Causing Turbo Cancer!

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 Order Any COVID-19 Vaccine Investigation

The People’s Voice claimed that “Professor Emeritus Dr. Masanori Fukushima was ordered by the Japanese government” to investigate the skyrocketing excess deaths in Japan. That’s utter nonsense.

In fact, The People’s Voice made the same false claim in June 2023, that was already debunked earlier.

The Japanese government did not order any investigation into COVID-19 vaccines or excess deaths, much less ordered Professor Emeritus Dr. Masanori Fukushima to conduct it!

The truth is – Dr. Masanori Fukushima took upon himself to call for a press conference on 2 February 2023 to announce that he decided to “file a lawsuit against the Japanese government” over COVID-19 vaccines.

Fact #2 : Japanese Government Refuted Claim Last Year

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) told AAP FactCheck in February 2023 that there was “no such investigation“, and Japan “had not reported any deaths with a causal relationship to COVID vaccination“.

Yousuke Tsukada, a secretariat in the MHLW’s Health Service Bureau, said that apart from the standard review and evaluation of reports in Japan’s adverse drug event reporting system, it had not launched an investigation into deaths caused by COVID-19 vaccines.

In addition, Hiroki Kinoshita, from MHLW’s Pharmaceutical Safety Division, said in an email: “Currently, no causal relationship between COVID-19 vaccination and death has been confirmed under the Suspected Adverse Reactions Reporting System.

Recommended : Did Japan study show explosion of mRNA cancer deaths?!

Fact #3 : Japan Has Not Announced Any COVID-19 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.

Fact #4 : Dr. Fukushima Provided No Evidence

While many people are sharing a video of Dr. Masanori Fukushima claiming that COVID-19 vaccines can cause turbo cancer, he never provided any actual evidence.

Thus, it was not surprising when Kyoto University distanced itself from his claims, with a spokesperson stating:

The institution doesn’t take responsibility for faculty members and their comments post-retirement.

According to his biodata, Dr. Fukushima retired as Professor Emeritus in April 2009 – 15 years ago.

Fact #5 : 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.

Recommended : Is Japan going to ban vaccinated blood donation?!

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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Was shocking Autism-COVID vaccine connection just confirmed?!

Was a shocking connection between autism and the COVID-19 vaccine just confirmed?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Shocking Autism-COVID Vaccine Connection Just Confirmed!

People are sharing an article (archive) by Natural News, which claimed or suggested that a shocking connection between autism and the COVID-19 vaccine was just confirmed!

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

Shocking connection now confirmed between AUTISM and COVID VACCINES

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Truth : There Is No Autism-COVID Vaccine Connection!

This is yet another example of anti-vaccine fake news created or promoted by Natural News, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Contain Thimerosal / Mercury!

Let me start by pointing out that COVID-19 vaccines do not contain thimerosal or mercury! On top of that, most vaccines do not use thimerosal as a preservative.

In the United States, thimerosal – a mercury-based preservative was used in multi-dose medicines and vaccines. However, it was removed from most vaccines out of an abundance of caution in 1999, and all childhood vaccines in 2001.

Many vaccines which people claimed contained thimerosal, never used that preservative (CDC):

  • the mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR) vaccine never used thimerosal,
  • the chickenpox (varicella) vaccine never used thimerosal,
  • the inactivated polio vaccine never used thimerosal,
  • the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine never used thimerosal,
  • and of course – the COVID-19 vaccines never used thimerosal!

The only vaccine that currently uses thimerosal is the influenza (flu) vaccine in the multi-dose vial. The single-dose influenza vaccine does not use thimerosal as a preservative.

So why would anyone claim or suggest that thimerosal or mercury is still used in many vaccines???

Fact #2 : Thimerosal Does Not Cause Autism

On top of that, both thimerosal and aluminium adjuvants were never linked to autism. Many thorough studies have concluded that thimerosal did not contribute to the development of autism.

Even after thimerosal was removed from almost all childhood vaccines, autism rates continued to increase – demonstrating that it has no bearing on the development of autism in children.

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

Fact #4 : Vaccines Do Not Cause Cell Damage Response

Cell Danger Response (CDR) is a (relatively) new hypothesis proposed by Professor Dr. Robert K. Naviaux, MD PhD – a professor of medicine, pediatrics and pathology at the University of California San Diego (UCSD).

From what I understand, Professor Naviaux first wrote about its metabolic features in August 2013, and conducted a small Phase 1/2 randomised clinical trial in 2015-2016, with some promising results.

As he explained in his autism research subset, the CDR hypothesis proposes that autism is a “treatable metabolic syndrome” that is caused by abnormalities in ATP (purinergic) signalling that can be caused by:

  • a mutant gene
  • environmental threats like air and water pollution, pesticides,
  • infections,
  • other early life stressors encountered during pregnancy, or in the first 2-3 years of life

Notably, Professor Naviaux never claimed or suggested that any vaccine was responsible for Cell Damage Response, or causing autism. So why would anyone suggest otherwise???

In fact, Professor Naviaux proposed treating autism with anti-purinergic therapy, which is why his 2017 clinical trial involved the use of an old anti-purinergic drug called suramin.

If he believed that vaccines cause Cell Damage Response, he would have advocated for a stop to childhood vaccines. He never did that, because vaccines do not cause CDR.

Fact #5 : COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Cause CDR / Autism

Just to be clear – COVID-19 vaccines do not cause Cell Danger Response (CDR), or autism.

In fact, the Natural News article does not even offer any evidence that any COVID-19 vaccine has been linked to CDR or autism!

All it appears to do is just make that claim, and expect everyone to just believe them. Nuts!

Recommended : Pfizer Vaccine Causes Autism? Rats Are Not Mini Humans!

Fact #6 : Natural News Is Known For Fake News

Natural News is a far-right, anti-vaccination conspiracy theory and fake news website that is known for publishing / promoting pseudoscience, disinformation, and far-right extremism.

Writing in the journal Vaccine, Anna Kata identified Natural News as one of numerous websites spreading “irresponsible health information”. According to John Banks, Natural News founder Mike Adams uses “pseudoscience to sell his lies” and is “seen as generally a quack and a shill by science bloggers.”

Dr. David Gorski called Natural News “one of the most wretched hives of scum and quackery on the Internet,” and the most “blatant purveyor of the worst kind of quackery and paranoid anti-physician and anti-medicine conspiracy theories anywhere on the Internet”.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from Natural News.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Did WHO official just admit Vaccine Passports were a scam?!

Did a WHO official just admit that vaccine passports were a scam?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : WHO Official Admits Vaccine Passports Were A Scam!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The Expose (formerly The Daily Expose), which claimed that a WHO (World Health Organization) official just admitted that vaccine passports were a scam!

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

WHO Official Admits Vaccine Passports May Have Been a Scam

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Truth : WHO Official Did Not Admit Vaccine Passports Were A Scam!

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

Fact #1 : Dr. Hanna Nohynek Is Not WHO Official

Let me start by pointing out that Dr. Hanna Nohynek is not a WHO official. She is the Chief Physician and Deputy Head of the Infectious Diseases Control and Vaccines Unit of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.

Dr. Hanna Nohynek is also the chairperson of the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE), but that does not make her a WHO official.

SAGE comprises of 15 members, who serve in their personal capacity, and are not WHO employees or officials. Neither do they represent the WHO, or speak on its behalf. The SAGE team only advises the WHO on overall global policies and strategies on vaccines and immunisation.

Fact #2 : Dr. Hanna Nohynek Did Not Call Vaccine Passports A Scam

As far as we can tell – Dr. Hanna Nohynek did not call COVID-19 vaccine passports a scam. There is no transcript of her testimony in court that I can find yet. Certainly, no one has provided a transcript of what she testified in court.

These claims appear to be based on a video by Ike Novikoff (archive) telling us what Dr. Nohynek testified in court, and this was what he said:

[She] testified that the Finnish Institute of Health was aware already latest by the summer of 2021 and possibly earlier that the COVID-19 vaccines do not stop the transmission or prevent infection fully.

She also testified that the Institute advised the Finnish government by the end of the year 2021, that there was no basis to continue the COVID Pass. The government continued anyway, demanding the COVID Pass of its citizens. She said that the COVID Pass gave a false feeling of security.

As you can see, even Ike Novikoff never said that Dr. Hanna Nohynek called the vaccine passports a scam. If what Ike Novikoff reported was accurate, she only said that because the COVID-19 vaccines cannot fully stop the transmission or infections, the COVID Pass was no longer useful.

I should point out that it also clearly shows that the Finnish government exercised its sovereignty, and controversially its independence of experts like Dr. Nohynek, when it decided to continue with its COVID Pass.

However, I must point out that this is merely based on reporting by Ike Novikoff. Dr. Hanna Nohynek’s alleged testimonial in court has yet to be confirmed or verified.

Recommended : Did Mandisa Die Suddenly From Vaccine SADS?!

Fact #3 : Dr. Hanna Nohynek Did Not Call Vaccines Ineffective

According to Mikko Korhonen (archive), a Finnish commentator who heard what she said on the court audio recordings, Dr. Hanna Nohynek did not call the COVID-19 vaccines ineffective.

She stated that they had around 50% efficacy against infections, and 90% efficacy against severe disease.

Because you obviously can’t check the story, why spread lies? She definitely didn’t call the vaccines ineffective. Take this from someone who can actually understand what she says on the court audio recordings. She said they had around 50 % efficacy (infection), 90 % (severe).

This would accurately reflect the COVID-19 vaccines’ efficacy against the Delta variant that was spreading globally at that time. So this isn’t “shocking” news by any means.

Obviously, the COVID-19 vaccines were effective in preventing hospitalisation and death from severe disease.

Fact #4 : COVID-19 Vaccines Did Reduce Transmission

The COVID-19 vaccines were primarily designed to prevent death and hospitalisation from SARS-CoV-2 infections. Blocking transmission was not even an end point in any of the COVID-19 vaccine trials – it would be a nice bonus, but the key thing was to prevent deaths and severe disease.

In the end, the COVID-19 vaccines did reduce transmission, albeit not completely. For example, Israeli researchers (here and here) showed that the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine was reducing transmission of the coronavirus.

Whether it is 75 or 90 percent reduction doesn’t matter – it is a big drop in transmission.

It means that not only is the individual vaccinated protected, the inoculation also provides protection to his or her surroundings

– Michal Linial, Professor of Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics, Hebrew University

Of course, new COVID-19 variants eroded the vaccines’ protection against infections and transmission. But the COVID-19 vaccines continue to provide protection against infection and transmission.

Recommended : Did study find Long COVID patients all received mRNA vaccine?!

Fact #5 : The Expose Is Known For Fake News

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

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

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

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

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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.

Recommended : FDA Now Allows Experiments On People Without Consent?!

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.

Recommended : Do COVID-19 Vaccines Increase Risk Of Long COVID?!

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.

Recommended : Did Norway Study Show mRNA Vaccine Risk In Children?!

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.

Recommended : Did Scientists Call For Global mRNA Vaccine Moratorium?!

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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Ryan’s Autism Journey – How To Be The Miracle!

In support of Autism Awareness Month, I want to share with all of you – Ryan’s Autism Journey, and how your child can be the miracle too!

Updated @ 2024-04-02 : Updated for World Autism Awareness Day 2024
Originally posted @ 2021-04-30

 

Ryan’s Autism Journey : Be The Miracle!

It’s been a dozen since my son, Ryan, was diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), just 3 months shy of his second birthday.

Today, he’s like any other kid his age. He goes to a normal school, keeps up with his studies, and can interact with people pretty normally.

Take a look at how Ryan went from being completely non-verbal, with poor motor skills and no eye contact, to the boy he is today.

Look at how far he has come along in the last 10 years. Your child too can become your miracle!

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Ryan’s Autism Journey : How He Became Our Miracle!

I’m sorry, but your child exhibits behaviours consistent with the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

That is something no parent ever wants to hear. That is something no parent deserves to hear. But it is what it is. It would explain his inability to speak or stay still, his lack of eye contact, repetitive behaviours, screaming fits at night (night terrors), and more.

But no one ever accepts it when they hear it for the first time, the second time, or even the third time. We always hold out hope that it must be something else. Maybe he’s just slower than the other kids. Maybe he’s just cranky. No one wants to hear the dreaded A word.

Acceptance

IMHO, acceptance was KEY to our success. It was the first step we took into the dark tunnel, and out the other end.

Over the years, many people have confided in me how their friends or relatives refused to acknowledge the diagnosis, thus preventing them from moving to the next stage – helping the child.

If it helps, ignore the label. The diagnosis really does not matter. All you need to know is that your child is missing key milestones, and he/she needs help. That is all that matters.

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How can we not fight for Ryan???

Every Day Counts

Everyone goes through the stages of grief when you get the diagnosis. But time is of essence. Every day counts. So I decided right away to speed right through to acceptance, and get right down to work.

That meant reading up on the latest studies and treatments, and getting urgent referrals to the best doctors and therapists in the area.

It may be somewhat easier for me, because I already underwent a similar baptism of fire when my wife had two strokes just 1.5 years earlier. So I would understand if you may have trouble moving past this stage.

If I may offer a personal suggestion, try focusing on the fact that your child urgently needs your help, and every day counts.

Neuroplasticity

It soon became clear that the key was THERAPY, and the earlier he started, the better; because young brains are especially “plastic”.

Neuroplasticity – the ability of our brains to “rewire” itself – is how stroke patients regain function through therapy, and it’s the same reason why therapy works well in children with ASD.

The key is to start therapy as early as possible, to take advantage of the developing brain of young children, which is highly plastic.

You don’t even have to wait for a diagnosis. As our developmental paediatrician, Dr. Rajini Sarvananthan, once told me – as long as a child has developmental issues, therapy should begin.

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The writer with Dr. Rajini Sarvananthan

Therapy, Therapy, Therapy

We put Ryan on occupational therapy with Madam Teo Lee Fun to work on his sensory and behavioural issues, as well as his fine and gross motor skills.

We also put Ryan on speech therapy with Dr. Cindy Lian, to help him learn to speak, and later, to improve his pronunciation.

Finally, we managed to get a slot in an Early Intervention Programme – Bridges EIP – for two-hour sessions, twice a week.

EIP is an incredibly useful programme, where special needs kids are taught cognitive skills at the table for about 30 minutes, followed by 15-20 minutes of gross motor activities. Then they learn to eat by themselves, and interact with other children during snack time. After that, they usually have some kind of art and craft activity, and end with singing.

Many thanks to great teachers like Jeremy Yong, Rachel and Lois Fu!

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Save Money By Learning + Repeating At Home

Therapy sessions are not cheap, and we had a tough time coping financially with the costs. I’m sure many parents felt the same way too.

So a great way to save money and improve your child’s chances is to actually attend every therapy session yourself, and learn how to perform those therapies yourself. That way, you can cut down on the number of therapy sessions, without jeopardising your child’s therapy. Simply repeat the therapies at home, as often as you can.

Some parents have told me how some therapists refuse to let them join therapy sessions. If that is the case, then you should choose a different therapist. The therapists we worked with all insist that we join the sessions so we can learn and repeat at home.

Therapy Is Brain Exercise

Learning therapies and repeating at home isn’t just about cost. Therapy is literally brain exercise. The more you exercise, the better you get. So please understand this – weekly therapy sessions alone are NOT ENOUGH.

We not only made sure Ryan did not skip any therapy sessions, we also made sure we attended every session ourselves, to learn the therapies, and repeating them at homeThe key is to repeat, repeat, repeat at home.

Even if you are rich enough to afford daily sessions, that still amounts to just a few hours a week. It cannot beat parents teaching their kids at home too.

No matter how often you send your child for therapy, please repeat, repeat, repeat the therapies at home as often as you can!

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Don’t Give Up

Looking back at my records, Ryan did not improve much for quite some time – at least 1.5 years. That is really a long time to stick with something with little to show for.

But I knew that therapies are literally the only proven treatment for ASD. So I never once considered stopping his therapies, even as I watched other parents give up to try alternative therapies.

As expensive in money and time as they were – my wife and I attended all of them, and we repeated the therapies at home. We slogged on, even when Ryan did not seem to be making progress at all.

Then suddenly, Ryan started to show improvements, and by golly, when that happened, it just kept snowballing! In just 1.5 years, he went from speaking only a few words and barely able to hold a ball, to being able to converse normally and he even learned the waveboard by himself in just two weeks!

He improved so much, we ended up sending him to a Chinese school – to keep pushing the envelope. Ryan is now in a public school, where he even won an award for being the most improved student in his class!

Three years after I first wrote this story, Ryan is now a prefect in his secondary school, and loves playing badminton. He doesn’t yet know what he wants to be when he grows up, but he wants to go to a university when he figures that out!

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Don’t Chase After Miracles!

If there is any advice we can give to parents with children on the spectrum, it is this – please don’t fall for what’s easy and what’s miraculous.

Biomedical treatments that promise quick solutions, or supplements that promise a fast cure – they are all enticing, I’m sure. But don’t listen to what they have to sell.

Find out what WORKS, and seek advice from those who have actually SUCCEEDED. Don’t chase after miracles. BE THE MIRACLE!

No Special Treatment

This is not part of therapy, it’s just common sense. Don’t pamper or coddle your child, or treat him/her differently from the other siblings.

We made the conscious choice of making sure Ryan is treated no differently from his siblings. Not only is he FULLY VACCINATED, he has NO SPECIAL DIET / SUPPLEMENTS, and certainly NO PASSES for bad behaviour.

We are not going to be here forever. If we want him to be fully independent as an adult, he has to learn to eat, drink and behave like everyone else.

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Ryan’s Autism Journey : Why It’s Important To Speak Up

We may be out of the dark tunnel, but we are not out of the woods yet. Even today, we are still working with Ryan on his social skills. But it is truly amazing how far we have come in the last 12 years.

I spent hours creating the video and writing this article, because it is important for those who have succeeded to lend a hand, and help those who are struggling with the enormity of the task at hand.

I hope Ryan’s journey will inspire all of you to persevere and trust in the evidence, and trust in the science.

Ryan did it, and so can your child.

All we ask is that when you succeed, you too will lend a helping hand to other parents, and be a voice for other children on the spectrum.

Thank you!

 

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Did Olivia Munn Get Turbo Breast Cancer From Vaccine?!

Did Olivia Munn get turbo breast cancer from the COVID-19 vaccine?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Olivia Munn Got Turbo Breast Cancer From COVID-19 Vaccine!

Right after news broke that Olivia Munn revealed that she underwent four surgeries including a double mastectomy, some people immediately claimed or suggested that she suffered turbo breast cancer from the COVID-19 vaccine!

Erin Elizabeth Health Nut News : Celebrity and curvy bikini model, Olivia Munn , announced she had a double mastectomy after she was diagnosed with breast cancer just months ago after all of her Covid shots.

We see this so much and it’s so prevalent. #TurboCancer. You think Benadryl and Prozac are bad? Try the jabs

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Truth : Olivia Munn Did Not Get Turbo Breast Cancer From COVID-19 Vaccine!

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

Fact #1 : Olivia Munn Was Diagnosed With Luminal B Breast Cancer

Let me start by with a recap of what led to Olivia Munn being diagnosed with Luminal B breast cancer.

On 13 March 2024, Olivia Munn posted on Instagram that she was diagnosed with Luminal B breast cancer, and shared what happened. Here’s a quick summary:

  • In February 2023, she took a genetic test to check for 90 different cancer genes, including BRCA – the most well-known breast cancer gene. She tested negative, and so did her sister, Sara.
  • In the winter of 2023, she had a mammogram, which did not find anything.
  • Her OBGYN Dr. Thais Aliabadi decided to calculate her Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Score, which turned out to be 37%.
  • She was sent to get an MRI, which led to an ultrasound, and then a biopsy.
  • The biopsy showed that she had Luminal B breast cancer in both breasts. This was 2 months after her mammogram came back normal.
  • 30 days after her biopsy, she had a double mastectomy.

For those who want to read her full statement, here it is:

In February of 2023, in an effort to be proactive about my health, I took a genetic test that checks you for 90 different cancer genes. I tested negative for all, including BRCA (the most well-known breast cancer gene). My sister Sara had just tested negative as well. We called each other and high-fived over the phone. That same winter I also had a normal mammogram.

That short gap of 2 months between her negative mammogram and her breast cancer diagnosis led to claims that it was turbo cancer caused by the COVID-19 vaccines. I will show you why that’s just not true.

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Fact #2 : Mammograms Screening Isn’t 100% Accurate

Just because Olivia Munn had a “normal” mammogram two months before her breast cancer diagnosis, it doesn’t mean she didn’t actually have breast cancer by then. Olivia Munn’s breast cancer was likely missed by her mammogram.

According to the US Cancer Institute, mammogram screening will miss about 20% of breast cancers that are present at the time of screening, but that can be as high as 30% (source). Such false-negative results are more common in younger women (like Olivia Munn) with denser breasts, or when the tumour is small.

That is likely why her doctor decided to assess her breast cancer risk, and send her for an MRI and then, an ultrasound. In fact, Olivia Munn shared her story so that women are aware of the need to conduct their own Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Score. As her doctor advised, those whose scores exceed 20% will need “annual mammograms and breast MRIs starting at age 30“.

Fact #3 : Luminal B Breast Cancer Is More Aggressive

Luminal B breast cancer is estrogen receptor-positive, and HER2-negative. About 15%-20% of breast cancers are of the Luminal B type, and they tend to appear in younger women (like Olivia Munn).

As Olivia Munn shared, “Luminal B is an aggressive, fast moving cancer“. Since her Luminal B breast cancer was missed on mammogram, and it took an MRI and an ultrasound to detect it, it was likely in the early-stage.

Luminal B breast cancer can be treated with chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and if small enough, with a lumpectomy. However, Luminal B breast cancer has a high recurrence rate, so she likely underwent the double mastectomy to eliminate the risk of a future recurrence.

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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 there is no evidence that any COVID-19 vaccine can cause cancer, or make cancer go “turbo”.

What Olivia Munn described are normal characteristics of Luminal B breast cancer. There is nothing to suggest that her breast cancer went “turbo” after she received her COVID-19 vaccination sometime in 2021. There isn’t even a plausible correlation (never causation) between her breast cancer diagnosis in early 2024, to her COVID-19 vaccination some three years ago!

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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Is Kristoffer Olsson fighting for his life from vaccine injury?!

Is Swedish footballer Kristoffer Olsson fighting for his life in the hospital after suffering a COVID-19 vaccine injury?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-03-14 : Added Kristoffer Olsson’s diagnosis, and COVID-19 vaccination.
Originally posted @ 2024-02-28

 

Claim : Kristoffer Olsson Is Fighting For His Life After Vaccine Injury!

Right after news broke that Kristoffer Olsson was placed on a ventilator in hospital, some people immediately claimed or suggested that the Swedish footballer suffered a COVID-19 vaccine injury!

The People’s Voice : Sweden’s Top Soccer Player Fighting for His Life Following COVID Shot

Sweden’s top professor [sic] soccer player Kristoffer Olsson is fighting for his life in hospital just weeks after getting a COVID vaccine.

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No Evidence Kristoffer Olsson Is Fighting For His Life From Vaccine Injury!

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

Fact #1 : Kristoffer Olsson Has An Acute Brain Disease

Let me start by simply pointing out that FC Midtjylland posted a statement on Tuesday, 27 February 2024, stating that Kristoffer Olsson suffered an acute brain disease.

According to FC Midtjylland, the 28 year-old Swedish national team player lost consciousness at his home on Tuesday, 20 February – a week earlier. He was taken to the Aarhus University Hospital, where he was hospitalised and placed on a ventilator.

FC Midtjylland stated that Kristoffer Olsson has “an apparently acute disease related to the brain, which is not due to self-harm of any kind, nor is the cause due to external factors“.

That clearly rules out suicide, a drug overdose, or COVID-19 vaccine injury. It is possible that Kristoffer Olsson may have suffered a stroke, although the statement suggests that doctors have not made a diagnosis.

Announcement about Kristoffer Olsson

To be clear – there is no evidence that Kristoffer Olsson has suffered a vaccine injury of any kind. His football club made no such suggestion, and has clearly stated that his brain disease was not due to any “external factors”.

Not surprisingly, people have offered no evidence to back up their claims that Kristoffer Olsson suffered a COVID-19 vaccine injury.

If his doctors, family, and team, never said that Kristoffer Olsson was injured by the COVID-19 vaccine, why should you believe random strangers on the Internet who make such baseless claims???

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Fact #2 : Kristoffer Olsson Was Diagnosed With Vasculitis

On 7 March, FC Midtjylland issued another statement, which revealed that Kristoffer Olsson had “an extremely rare inflammatory condition in the vessels of the brain“, which led to “several small blood clots on both sides of the brain“.

The status of Kristoffer Olsson, who has now been given a definitive diagnosis.

Although the statement does not reveal the “rare inflammatory condition” Kristoffer Olsson was diagnosed with, it likely refers to a type of central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis, which is an extremely rare disease that affects fewer than 3 in 1 million people.

If the blood vessel inflammation (vasculitis) is limited to the brain and spinal cord, and in the absence of bacterial or viral infection, or systemic autoimmune diseases like SLE, then it would be classified as primary angiitis of the central nervous system (PACNS).

There is no evidence that any COVID-19 vaccine can trigger CNS vasculitis. In fact, if COVID-19 vaccines can cause CNS vasculitis, there would have been millions of cases of this extremely rare disease.

Fact #2 : Kristoffer Olsson Was Likely Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Kristoffer Olsson never revealed his COVID-19 vaccination status, but he was likely fully-vaccinated by September 2021. However, there is no evidence he just received another COVID-19 vaccine dose “weeks ago”

Kristoffer Olsson joined RSC Anderlecht on 21 July 2021, as part of Team A. On 16 September 2021, RSC Anderlecht announced that its entire Team A was vaccinated against COVID-19. So it is likely that Kristoffer Olsson was vaccinated by that date.

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

Even though Kristoffer Olsson was likely fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, he would have received his COVID-19 vaccine more than 2.5 years ago! He cannot possibly have suffered 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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Why Dr. Vicky Jennings Did Not Die Suddenly From Vaccine!

Find out why Dr. Vicky Jennings – a fully-vaccinated trauma surgeon, did not die suddenly from the COVID-19 vaccine!

 

Claim : Dr. Vicky Jennings Died Suddenly From Vaccine Heart Attack!

Right after news broke that Dr. Vicky Jennings died suddenly, some people immediately claimed or suggested that the South African trauma surgeon suffered a heart attack caused by the COVID-19 vaccine!

Erin Elizabeth Health Nut News : Vicki was a trauma surgeon & bikini model who mocked “anti vaxxers” liked us. She was extremely young and reportedly healthy when she #DiedSuddenly of a reported #HeartAttack

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Truth : Dr. Vicky Jennings Did Not Die From Vaccine / Heart Attack!

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

Fact #1 : Dr. Vicky Jennings Died After Celebrating Her Birthday

Let me start by giving you a summary of what led to Dr. Vicky Jennings’ sudden death on Sunday, 3 March 2024.

The night earlier, Dr. Vicky Jennings and her boyfriend went out to celebrate her 45th birthday. They had dinner and stayed overnight at a hotel. At 2 AM, when her boyfriend wanted to give her his birthday present, he could not wake her up.

Dr. Vicky Jennings’ death was officially announced by Netcare Limited – the South African hospital network at where she worked.

Dr Vicky Jennings was the embodiment of selfless, caring and committed service, dedicating her life as a surgeon to her patients in the public and private sector.

Dr Jennings was the clinical lead in trauma surgery at Netcare Milpark Hospital and the Netcare Milpark Academic Trauma Centre. She also worked as the Deputy Head of Trauma Surgery at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital.

She loved her work and what she described as her privileged life, often praising her colleagues, patients, friends and loved ones for making her journey an extraordinary one. She will forever hold a place in our hearts and memories.

Dr. Vicky Jennings was 45 years old when she died. Not 43 years old, as claimed by some people.

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Fact #2 : Dr. Vicky Jennings’ Cause Of Death Was Not Publicly Revealed

Netcare never revealed her cause of death as a heart attack. So it is odd that so many people are claiming that Dr. Vicky Jennings died from a heart attack, with some even attributing it to Netcare!

Dr. Jennings’ family also did not publicly reveal her cause of death. Even her mother-in-law, Geraldine Gilbert, only stated what a shock it was. She too did not reveal her cause of death, never mind blame it on the COVID-19 vaccines!

Thank you Val for those sweet words.💔 Such a shock to the system!

So why would anyone claim that she died from a heart attack caused by the COVID-19 vaccine??? Where is the evidence???

Fact #3 : Dr. Vicky Jennings Did Not Die From Vaccine / Heart Attack

Dr. Vicky Jennings was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, like most responsible doctors and healthcare workers. However, she did not die from the COVID-19 vaccine, or even a normal heart attack.

I know this because I reached out to a close family friend who revealed that an autopsy was conducted on Dr. Vicky Jennings. The autopsy and toxicology test reports have determined that Dr. Vicky Jennings did not die from a heart attack, and her death was not vaccine-related.

Her grieving family does not wish to publicly reveal her official cause of death, and I can understand why. All I can publicly confirm, with the help of this close family friend, is that Dr. Vicky Jennings died from an unrelated cause of death that had nothing to do with a heart attack, or the COVID-19 vaccine.

I should point out that none of those who claimed that Dr. Vicky Jennings died from a heart attack caused by the COVID-19 vaccine have ever offered any evidence, or even bothered to find out what really happened.

If, and when, her family decides to publicly reveal her cause of death, you will see that Dr. Vicky Jennings indeed did not die suddenly from a heart attack, or the COVID-19 vaccines. Until then, please respect their wish for privacy.

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Is IJN Discharging All Civil Servants + Pensioners Due To Cost?!

Is IJN (Institut Jantung Negara) discharging all civil servants and pensioners, following an MOH directive due to government cost-cutting measures?!

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

Updated @ 2024-02-27 : Added new section on KKM’s response to these claims
Originally posted @ 2024-02-26

 

Claim : IJN Discharging All Civil Servants + Pensioners Due To Cost!

A letter posted by CodeBlue has gone viral, in which a pensioner claimed that the National Heart Institute (IJN) is discharging all civil servants and pensioners, following a Ministry of Health (KKM) directive due to government cost-cutting measures.

Here is the anonymous pensioner’s letter (archive), which is rather long. So feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

At a recent visit to our National Heart Centre (Institut Jantung Negara, IJN), I was shocked to be informed that I was being discharged. This happened despite 25 years of my receiving extensive care at IJN with many admissions and multiple procedures.

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No Evidence IJN Discharging All Civil Servants + Pensioners Due To Cost!

Fact #1 : It Was A Personal Opinion

Let me start by pointing out the disclaimer at the very bottom of the article, which states that the letter was published as a “personal opinion”.

This is the personal opinion of the writer or publication and does not necessarily represent the views of CodeBlue.

Fact #2 : Letter Did Not Provide Any Evidence

I think it is also important to point out that the letter appears to be published “as-is“, without any additional context or verification. Unfortunately, the letter itself does not provide any evidence on its own.

Was the pensioner really discharged from the National Heart Institute (IJN) because of cost-cutting measures, or because he was deemed well enough to be transferred back to the referring hospital?

Is this a new KKM policy, or was it already in effect for some time? Did the other hospital really not have the necessary medicine he needed? Were the substitutes the pensioner received not the proper ones? Were his fear of allergic reaction to those substitute drugs well-founded?

It is simply impossible to tell, without knowing his full history, and what exactly he is talking about. He didn’t even mention what drugs he was on, and what substitutes he received! But let’s see what we can find out, shall we?

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Fact #3 : IJN Is Still Treating Government Patients

From what I can determine, the National Heart Institute (Institut Jantung Negara / IJN) is not discharging all civil servants and pensioners due to new cost-cutting measures. In fact, it is still treating civil servants and pensioners, because it is fully-owned by the government, under the Minister of Finance Incorporated.

In fact, IJN clarified this on 5 August 2023, when similar accusations by “Concern [sic] Pensioners” went viral on WhatsApp and social media, claiming that IJN has been privatised, and refuses to treat retired civil servants, and was instead transferring them to other hospitals.

As IJN clarified, while it operates privately under the Malaysian Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 1998, under the purview of the Health Ministry, its primary mission is to provide exceptional medical services to all Malaysians, including government employees, retirees, and citizens.

However, the Public Service Department (JPA) requires all civil servants and retirees (and their dependents) to get a referral from a doctor or cardiologist from public or private clinics / hospitals, before they can seek treatment at IJN because it is a cardiac tertiary hospital.

Patients with government GL may refer to the JPA circular Appendix SR. 2.1.1 (G) provided in the official MyPPSM portal or refer to their human resources on the process, as every government agency has its own terms and requirements on their employee’s eligibility and coverage when seeking treatment at our centre.

Back in August 2023, IJN said that about 84.7% of its patients came from the public sector – government employees, pensioners, and their dependents. Only 14.9% are private, paying patients, while just 0.4% were foreign patients.

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Fact #4 : KKM Issued IJN Follow-Up Circular In 2002

Interestingly, it appears that this Malaysia Ministry of Health (KKM) policy started in October 2002 – more than 21 years ago!

That was when the Office of the Director General of Health in Malaysia issued circular no. 12/2002, called (translated) Guidelines for Follow-Up Treatment at the National Heart Institute for Government-Dependent Patients (PDF).

Fact #5 : Government-Dependent Patients To Be Discharged After 12 Months

According to the October 2002 guidelines (officially called Pekeliling Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan 12/2002 Garis Panduan Rawatan Susulan di IJN untuk Pesakit Dibiayai Kerajaan), here is the pertinent section that I translated:

i. patients who are not undergoing surgery or invasive treatments in IJN do not require follow-up treatment at IJN, and should be transferred back to the referring hospital after consultation, examination, and treatment.

ii. patients who are waiting to undergo surgery or invasive procedure within 1 year can receive follow-up treatment at IJN until treatment is completed.

iii. the follow-up treatment period for patients who have undergone surgery or invasive procedure at IJN are:

  • 6 to 12 months of follow-up treatment at IJN after surgery / invasive procedure
  • 1 to 2 years of follow-up treatment after last surgery for paediatric patients with “complicated” heart issues that require multiple surgeries

iv. Patients with complications that need to be warded, or require intensive care, by cardiothoracic specialist, or cardiologist, will receive follow-up treatment according to their condition. Such patients will be transferred to their referring KKM hospitals when IJN specialists determine that they no longer need to be treated at IJN.

v. Patients who were referred to KKM hospitals can be referred back to IJN when necessary. The follow-up treatment will depend on the conditions stated above.

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Fact #6 : Anonymous Letter On CodeBlue Was Criticised

In response to the letter being posted on CodeBlue, Datuk Dr. Christopher K.C. Lee – who was the former National Advisor for Infectious Diseases in the Malaysia Ministry of Health and a member of the Selangor Public Hleaht Advisory Council (SELPHAC), stated that only stabilised patients would be asked to return to cardiologists and doctors at other MOH hospitals for their follow-up. He also pointed out that this would free IJN to attend to other people who need more urgent care.

Only pensioners/civil servants who are stabilized will be asked to return to cardiologists/physicians at MOH for followup. This allows others who really need IJN care the opportunity to do; without clogging up IJN & running up the bill there. Pls see the Big Picture!

In response to a CodeBlue editor pointing out that the “issue is not about stability at the point of discharge, but complexity”, he responded:

Complexity can be subjective. In particularly complex cases, there can be discussions with the MOH cardiologists. However, most cases can be ably managed by the MOH cardiologists & shd be referred back. This has been in practice for a while & helps to keep the system sustainable.

Perhaps the anonymous letter should not have been posted “as-is”, without providing the necessary context as this isn’t a new policy – the circular was already in effect since October 2002.

Fact #7 : KKM Refutes Claims

On 26 February 2024, the Malaysia Health Ministry (KKM) issued a statement, refuting those claims, and clarifying the partnership between IJN and KKM hospitals.

I wrote a separate article on this, which you read for more context: KKM Refutes IJN Discharging Pensioner For Cost Reasons Claim!

 

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Did Jamie Dornan Suffer Heart Attack From Vaccine?!

Did Jamie Dornan recently suffer a heart attack from the COVID-19 vaccine?!

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

 

Claim : Jamie Dornan Suffered Heart Attack From Vaccine!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which suggests Irish actor Jamie Dornan recently suffered heart attack symptoms that was likely caused by the COVID-19 vaccine, but is instead being blamed on caterpillars by the media!

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

Fully Vaccinated Actor Hospitalized With ‘Heart Attack Symptoms,’ Media Blames Caterpillars

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Truth : Jamie Dornan Did Not Suffer Heart Attack From Vaccine!

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

Fact #1 : Two Friends Were Hospitalised At The Same Time

I should start by pointing out that it wasn’t just Jamie Dornan who was hospitalised in Portugal. His friend, Gordon Smart, was hospitalised at the same time!

What do you think are the odds of two friends suffering a heart attack from their COVID-19 vaccinations at the same time? Of course, The People’s Voice article offered no evidence that their hospitalisations were due to COVID-19 vaccines.

Perhaps that’s why the long article curiously left out Jamie Dornan’s friend who was hospitalised at the same time! It would have introduced too many inconvenient questions, wouldn’t it?

Fact #2 : Jamie Dornan Did Not Suffer A Heart Attack

The People’s Voice article suggested that Jamie Dornan suffered heart attack symptoms, and is the “latest young and healthy person to be struck down with a bizarre health ailment”. Well, that’s not really true.

Sometime in March 2023, Jamie Dornan went on a golf trip in Portugal with three friends – one of whom was Scottish broadcaster Gordon Smart.

As Gordon Smart recounted the story on a BBC comedy podcast, he (not Jamie Dornan) started feeling some “tingling” in his “left hand” and “left arm”, which he thought was “normally the sign of the start of a heart attack”.

It was Gordon Smart who was taken to the local hospital, where his heart beat was measured at 210 beats per minute (tachycardia). It was at the hospital where he saw Jamie Dornan as well. According to Smart, Jamie Dornan was hospitalised soon after him, after his limbs went numb:

There [Dornan] was with all this stuff attached to this chair saying, ‘Gordon, about 20 minutes after you left, my left arm went numb, my left leg went numb, my right leg went numb. And I found myself in the back of an ambulance.

Gordon Smart never said that Jamie Dornan suffered a heart attack. In fact, Gordon never said he suffered a heart attack either. He only “thought” the tingling sensation he experienced might be early symptoms of a heart attack.

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Fact #3 : Hospitalisation Claim Was Refuted

Jamie Dornan himself never spoke about his hospitalisation in Portugal. In fact, a source close to Dornan refuted Gordon Smart’s story:

He never went into the hospital — he even played a game of golf the next day and won.

Fact #4 : It Was Gordon Smart Who Mentioned Caterpillars

The People’s Voice article claimed or suggested that the mainstream media came up with the story that Jamie Dornan’s health scare was caused by toxic caterpillars. That’s not true either.

It was Gordon Smart (again) who mentioned in the BBC comedy podcast that their health scare was likely caused by the pine processionary caterpillars. He said that he received a “phone call from the doctor” a week after the golf trip, to ask if the group came in contact with caterpillars on the golf course.

The doctor also sent him a local news story about processionary caterpillars, which have thousands of tiny hairs that have an irritating protein called thaumetopoei, which can cause rashes and allergic reactions.

It turns out that there are caterpillars on golf courses in the south of Portugal that have been killing people’s dogs and giving men in their 40s heart attacks. It turns out we brushed up against processionary caterpillars and had been very lucky to come out of that one alive.

So there’s my story. The good news is it wasn’t a caffeine overdose, it wasn’t a hangover. It was a poisonous, toxic caterpillar.

Even though Gordon Smart suggested that the caterpillars might cause heart attacks, the truth is – pine processionary caterpillars do not cause heart attacks. They can cause severe rashes, and allergic reactions, but not heart attacks.

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

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

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

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

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Can Malaysia Hospitals Now Use Ivermectin For COVID-19?

Is the Malaysia Ministry of Health now allowing hospitals to use ivermectin “off-label” against COVID-19?

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

Updated @ 2024-01-24 : Refreshed for the revival of this old hoax
Originally posted @ 2021-07-07

 

Claim : Hospitals Allowed To Use Ivermectin To Treat COVID-19!

This is the viral message that is circulating on WhatsApp, with a link to a FreeMalaysiaToday article, called “Hospitals can apply for ‘off-label use’ of Ivermectin, says health ministry“.

Woohoo!! GOOD NEWS!! IVERMECTIN is being recognised!!

Malaysia bucks the tide of heavy Pharma lobby and Approves IVERMECTIN!!

 

Truth : Hospitals Must Apply To Use Ivermectin To Treat COVID-19!

The viral message is using an actual FMT article to convey a FALSE narrative. Here are the facts…

Fact #1 : Hospitals Must APPLY To Use Ivermectin To Treat COVID-19

The Malaysia Ministry of Health (KKM) did not “allow” hospitals to use ivermectin as an “off-label” treatment of COVID-19.

They only said that hospitals can APPLY to the Drug Control Agency (DCA) for the “off-label” use of ivermectin.

KKM also said that the use of off-label medication “must be done in a monitored environment“.

Fact #2 : Off-Label Application Has Long Existed

The ability for hospitals to apply for off-label use of medications have long existed.

This permission to apply for off-label use isn’t something new, or exclusive to ivermectin.

Fact #3 : Patient Consent Is Also Required

As off-label use of medicine can be detrimental to the patient, it is important for the doctor to inform the patient of the risks and obtain his/her consent.

In 2012, KKM started introducing a patient consent form, which was updated in 2016, with the latest version issued on 11 March 2019.

The treating physician in the hospital is required to fully explain the risks to the patient, who must then consent to the off-label use of the medication before it can be administered.

The signed consent form is then kept as part of the patient’s record.

Fact #4 : Ivermectin Mechanism Of Action Has Not Been Determined

The person who wrote the fake message claimed that ivermectin acts against COVID-19 in 3 ways. Its mechanism of action is currently unconfirmed.

It has been PROPOSED that ivermectin acts by these mechanisms :

  • inhibiting the host cell’s importin alpha/beta-1 nuclear transport proteins
  • interfering with the attachment of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein
  • exhibiting anti-inflammatory properties

There is no evidence that ivermectin will disrupt virus replication, which occurs after the cell is infected.

There is also no evidence that ivermectin will “flush out the viral debris”, or that it is the dead virus that causes a cytokine storm.

And there is also no evidence that the (proposed) anti-inflammatory properties of ivermectin can heal tissue damage.

Fact #5 : COVID-19 Breathing Difficulties Caused By Pneumonia + ARDS

The fake news writer claims that ivermectin helps to “ease the air duct congestion“. It suggests that he/she falsely believes that COVID-19 creates asthma-like breathing difficulties.

Breathing difficulty in COVID-19 is caused by pneumonia and/or ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome).

COVID-19 causes damage to the blood vessels, causing them to fluid into your lungs. The fluid fills the air sacs in your lungs, which limits their ability to take in oxygen.

You start getting breathless and ARDS develops, leaving you unable to breathe on your own. This is when you require oxygen support, or mechanical ventilation.

Photo Credit : Oxford University

Fact #6 : Ivermectin Has Not Been Proven To Work Against COVID-19

Ivermectin has been shown to work against COVID-19 in vitro studies (labs studies), but does NOT improve clinical outcomes or prevent transmission.

That is why the WHO and practically the vast majority of health authorities around the world do NOT advocate using ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19.

Recommended : Latest Ivermectin COVID-19 Study : What Does It Really Say?

Fact #7 : Ivermectin Has Not Been Tested Against COVID-19 Variants

The fake news writer claims that with ivermectin “all those scary new variants don’t have to be scary anymore.

What he/she left out was the fact that ivermectin has NOT been tested against COVID-19 variants!

On the other hand, vaccines are being tested against COVID-19 variants, and we know that the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines offer robust protection against the Alpha and Delta variants.

Recommended : UK COVID-19 Vaccines Very Effective Against Delta Variant!

Fact #8 : Ivermectin Isn’t Necessarily Safe

The fake news writer claimed that “In 30 years of using ivermectin for humans, there have been minimal reports of adverse reactions.

That’s probably because no one has been stupid enough to self-medicate using ivermectin!

In February 2021, Julie Weber, President of the American Association of Poison Control Centers and the director of the Missouri Poison Center warned that people are getting poisoned by fake COVID-19 cures like hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin.

The Missouri Poison Center also issued a warning :

There have been reports of intentional ivermectin overdoses which can cause serious symptoms such as seizures, coma, lung and heart problems.

 

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Did Top Docs Just Warn UK Parliament About Deadly Vaccines?!

Did top doctors just warn the UK Parliament about the deadly COVID-19 vaccines, asking for them to be removed from market?!

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

 

Claim : Top Docs Just Warned UK Parliament About Deadly Vaccines!

People are sharing an article by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), claiming / suggesting that it shows top doctors warning the UK Parliament about the deadly COVID-19 vaccines, and asking for them to be removed from market!

Here is an excerpt from the article (archive), which is really long. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Top Doctors Plead For Deadly Covid Jabs To Be Removed From Market In Address To UK Parliament

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Truth : Most Of UK Parliament Declined To Join Their Event!

This appears to be yet another MISLEADING article by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : It Was Not UK Parliament Event

Let me start by pointing out that the session COVID-19 vaccines was a small, private event hosted by British MP Andrew Bridgen in a rented room of the Portcullis House.

To raise funds, the U.K. Parliament has allowed companies and individuals to rent certain rooms for private events since January 2014. The session on COVID-19 vaccines was held in the Wilson Room, in Portcullis House, which is part of the Parliamentary estate, but not part of the Houses of Parliament.

On top of that, the meeting / event/ address / debate was short – lasting just 2 hours, from 5 PM to 7 PM.

To be clear – it was not an official UK Parliament event. It was just a private event held in a small, rented room in Portcullis House. On top of that, they were not even allowed to livestream or record the event!

In short – the speakers at that event were only “testifying” to the few attendees in the room, not to the U.K. Parliament… unless it was by telepathy?

Fact #2 : It Was A Small Private Event

Even though the private COVID-19 vaccines event was hosted by UK MP Andrew Bridgen, it appeared that he had trouble getting his fellow MPs to attend. In fact, Andrew Bridgen had to ask the public to write to their MPs to ask (beg?) them to attend that meeting!

The choice of The Wilson Room also suggests that Andrew Bridgen did not expect many to attend. The Wilson Room appears to be a small meeting room, with a maximum capacity of 12-16 delegates, with sitting room for another 30 or so people.

Although Steve Kirsch claimed that some 12-16 MPs, other people said that the MPs only popped in for a few minutes. For example, MP Desmond Swayne left “disapprovingly” after the first 5 minutes, and just two minutes into David Martin’s presentation.

For context, the United Kingdom has 650 Members of Parliament in the House of Commons, and 784 members in the House of Lords.

This appears to be a much smaller, UK version of the International COVID Summit III, which claimed to be an official EU Parliament event (it was not).

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Fact #3 : Most UK MPs Did Not Attend

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, for one, not only declined to attend, he pointed out (archive) that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.

Firstly, whilst I am unable to attend the debate, the arrival of safe, effective and medically approved vaccines brought about a dramatic shift in our fight against Covid-19, not only in the UK but across the globe. I am incredibly proud of the strong role the UK played internationally in producing a viable vaccine, and also the incredible speed at which the NHS rolled it out domestically.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) followed rigorous procedures to ensure the vaccines met the necessary high standards in safety and efficacy.

The MHRA is one of the most respected regulators in the world and the World Health Organisation not only backed its approach, but also commended its work.

As I have alluded to previously, any Covid-19 vaccine that is approved must go through rigorous clinical trials and safety checks. Millions of people have been given a Covid-19 vaccine and reports of serious side effects, such as allergic reactions, have been very rare.

Data has shown that the vast majority of reported side effects are mild and in line with most types of vaccine, including the seasonal flu vaccine. The MHRA continues to monitor potential side effects of all vaccines in the UK. Routine safety monitoring and analysis of the approved Covid-19 vaccines by the MHRA shows that the safety of these vaccines remains as high as expected from the clinical trial data that supported the approvals.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact me.

Cat Smith, the Member of Parliament for Lancaster and Fleetwood, also declined to attend, noting that the overwhelming evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe, and MPs would be legitimising the debate by participating:

Thank you for your emails regarding excess deaths and next week’s debate in Parliament.

The overwhelming evidence demonstrates that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for the overwhelming majority so no I will not be legitimising this debate by participating in it.

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Fact #4 : COVID-19 Vaccines Proven Safe + Effective

Regardless of what the 7 “experts or top doctors” may have said during that short 2-hour private meeting in The Wilson Room of the Portcullis House, they cannot refute the overwhelming evidence that COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be safe and effective for the vast majority of people who took them.

Tens of billions of doses have already been administered over the past 3 years, and verified cases of serious side effects and deaths have been few and far in between. In fact, the risk of developing myocarditis after a COVID-19 infection, for example, was shown to be hundreds of times higher than with multiple doses of the vaccines.

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

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

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

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

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Do COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Long-Term Heart Damage?!

Did Japanese researchers just discover that COVID-19 vaccines can cause long-term heart damage, even in people with no symptoms?!

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

 

Claim : COVID-19 Vaccines May Cause Long-Term Heart Damage!

People are sharing an article by the Children’s Health Defense, suggesting that Japanese researchers found evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause long-term heart damage, even in people with no symptoms!

Children’s Health Defense : 🚨 COVID Vaccine May Cause Long-Term Heart Damage, Even in People With No Symptoms

The findings contradict claims by the CDC that people who develop myocarditis following COVID-19 vaccines experience symptoms but “feel better quickly.”

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No Evidence COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Long-Term Heart Damage!

Let’s take a look at what the Japanese researchers did, and find out why they did not actually show that COVID-19 vaccines cause long-term heart damage!

Fact #1 : Assessment Done Via Pet/CT Scan

First, let me just point out that the study in question (link) is called “Assessment of Myocardial 18F-FDG Uptake at PET/CT in Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2–vaccinated and Nonvaccinated Patients” by Nakahara et al.

This was not an actual clinical study, but a retroactive study based on the PET/CT scans of about 1,000 people – 303 unvaccinated people and 700 vaccinated people.

Fact #2 : Study Was Paired With Editorial

The Nakahara et al study was published in Radiology Vol. 308, which lends it great credence. However, the journal paired it with an editorial by Dr. David Bluemke – a professor of radiology at the University of Wisconsin, to offer much needed context.

Professor Dr. Bluemke was very critical in his editorial, pointing out many problems with the Nakahara et al study. I will summarise some of his key findings below, but if you have the time, please read his editorial in full.

Fact #3 : Study Did Not Conclude Vaccines Cause Heart Damage

To be clear – the study did not show that vaccinated people actually had heart damage, whether long-term or otherwise. It’s even stated in the study’s conclusion:

When compared with nonvaccinated patients, asymptomatic patients who received their second vaccination 1–180 days prior to imaging showed increased myocardial 18F-FDG uptake on PET/CT scans.

The study authors only stated that those PET/CT scans increased myocardial 18F-FDG uptake. Did they not actually claim that it proves any heart damage, long-term or otherwise.

In fact, they also pointed out that the increased 18F-FDG uptake seen in the PET/CT scans may just show minor inflammation, and “may not represent severe myocardial abnormalities”:

[E]ven though vaccinated patients in this study showed elevated myocardial 18F-FDG uptake on PET/CT scans up to 180 days after vaccination, this could result from relatively minor inflammation and may not represent severe myocardial abnormalities.

Recommended : Did MIT Study Prove Pfizer Vaccine Raised Heart Problems?!

Fact #4 : 18F FDG PET/CT Is Bad At Evaluating Heart Inflammation

Dr. Bluemke pointed out in his editorial that PET/CT scans using the 18F FDG tracer are a bad way to evaluate any inflammation of the heart.

Unfortunately, in routine clinical practice, 18F FDG PET/CT is a terrible tracer with which to evaluate myocardial inflammation. This is because glucose is the normal source of energy for the myocardium—almost all patients have high myocardial uptake.

As he explained, a proper study would require “diet manipulation” and “12 hours of fasting” to accurately perform myocardial imaging for 80% of patients using FDG PET/CT scans.

Typical disease processes of interest (infection or inflammatory disease) also result in high myocardial uptake. Routine PET/CT cannot help to reliably identify higher activity due to inflammation on an already high background of normal myocardium. Special steps need to be taken.

The trick is to combine a low carbohydrate and high fat diet the day before the FDG PET scan with 12 hours of fasting immediately before imaging. The myocardium will then typically convert to lipid metabolism; radiotracer activity on 18F FDG PET scans is low in about 80% of patients. Therefore, after diet manipulation and fasting, the clinician has a reasonable possibility of detecting inflammatory or infiltrative myocardial disease.

Still, that leaves 20% of patients who have not switched off their use of glucose. With fasting alone (no diet changes), the success of myocardial imaging with PET/CT is even worse, with about 30%–50% of individuals having residual myocardial activity on FDG PET/CT scans.

Recommended : Do mRNA Vaccines Increase Heart Disease Risk?!

Fact #5 : The Patients Had Cancer + Other Diseases

I should point out that the study isn’t actually representative of the general population. About half the patients had cancer of some sort:

  • Vaccinated group : 328 of 700 patients had cancer (46.9%)
  • Unvaccinated group : 153 of 300 patients had cancer (50.5%)

On top of that, the other patients had a variety of diseases like – sarcoidosis, thyroid disease, etc. and many underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and other forms of treatment that could account for the results.

Dr. Bluemke also pointed out in his editorial that such a non-representative cohort requires “further analysis”:

The main results are asymptomatic patients vaccinated for COVID-19 before PET had about 40% greater radiotracer activity in the myocardium than unvaccinated individuals. The P value was low, less than .001. This translates to only one time out of 1000 that these results would occur by chance.

These results are compelling, but we should remain suspicious without further analysis. There are simply too many things that can still go wrong with this comparison.

Patients with cancer who get vaccinated tend to be older and perhaps at greater risk for being immunocompromised or needing chemotherapy. We do not know the full characteristics of vaccinated versus unvaccinated patients (including the course and nature of chemotherapy treatments). Prior studies showed that younger male individuals had more reports of vaccine-related myocarditis after their second dose of vaccine.

Standardized uptake values are quantitative and useful, but metabolic derangements might also cause the same differences. In short, other differences besides vaccination could be responsible for differences between the two patient groups.

In short – this study requires more data, and more analysis. One certainly cannot draw any kind of conclusions based on PET/CT scams of just 1,000 people – half of which had cancer!

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Peter McCullough Testified To EU Parliament On Vaccine Safety?!

Did Dr. Peter McCullough testify to the EU Parliament on COVID-19 vaccine safety on 13 September 2023?!

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

Updated @ 2023-10-06 : Added a link, and other small changes.
Originally posted @ 2023-09-18

 

Peter McCullough Testified To EU Parliament On Vaccine Safety?!

People are sharing Twitter (X) and Rumble videos of Dr. Peter McCullough, claiming that he testified about the dangers of COVID-19 vaccines to the EU Parliament on 13 September 2023:

Blake 🔮 : Must Watch: Dr. Peter McCullough Calls For Complete Stop To All COVID Injections – Not Safe For Human Use (9/13/23):

@P_McCulloughMD testifies in the European Parliament to end all COVID vaccinations.

“I submit to you the COVID-19 vaccines and all of their progeny & future boosters are not safe for human use.”

World Council for Health (WCH) : In a session focused on the @WHO, Dr Peter McCullough (@P_McCulloughMD) delivered a powerful speech to the EU Parliament ahead of his upcoming WCH event in Bath, UK with Dr Tess Lawrie on Tuesday.

William Sumner Scott : The EU decided to allow Dr. Peter McCullough to make his presentation of the dangers of the covid – 19 vaccines. Bottom line, do not take any more of them.

America Out Lout : Dr. McCullough delivered a speech to the European Union Parliament on September 13, 2023, in a session dedicated to the World Health Organization and Pandemic response.

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Peter McCullough Testified At EU Parliament : What I Discovered

Don’t be surprised if you did not see any EU Parliament announcement about banning COVID-19 vaccines, after Dr. Peter McCullough’s damning testimony to them.

Such a tremendous testimony should have made international news, shouldn’t it? After doing some research, this was what I discovered…

Fact #1 : Hearing Was About New WHO Proposed Rules

Like me, you probably thought that the EU Parliament invited Dr. Peter McCullough to testify about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.

However, the event was actually billed as an “Expert hearing with Q&A” on “Health & Democracy under WHO’s new proposed rules“.

The new WHO rules they are referring to are really proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR) that WHO member states themselves have drafted and negotiated since December 2021.

Fact #2 : It Was Not An Official European Parliament Event

If you check the European Parliament website, you will not find this event listed at all. You also won’t find it in the European Parliament’s list of official events for September 2023:

Hearings : A committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. No hearings were held in August or September 2023.

Workshops : Workshops are organised by the policy departments and enable members to put questions to and exchange views with experts on subjects associated with parliamentary business or subjects of current interest. No workshops were held in September 2023.

Other Events : All other public events organised as part of committee activities involving external speakers or experts. Only one event was scheduled for September 2023 – the 13th meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group on Europe on 20 September 2023.

As far as I can tell – the Health & Democracy under WHO’s new proposed rules event was not an official European Parliament event. It appears to consist of allotted time for the speakers to speak to the attendees and a livestream from within a European Parliament room, similar to the earlier International COVID Summit III.

Perhaps that was ultimately the purpose of this event – to give those speakers the patina of European Parliamentary approval? Perhaps that was all they wanted.

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Fact #3 : The Event Was Held At De Madariaga S7 Room

It took some digging, but I managed to trace the location of this event. It was not held in the grand plenary hall where the 705 Members of the European Parliament meet, of course.

Rather, the Health & Democracy under WHO’s new proposed rules event took place from 2:30 PM until 4:30 PM at the S7 room in the Salvador de Madariaga (SDM) building.

This is a different, secondary building across the river from the main Louise Weiss building, with many rooms available for MEPs to use.

This appears to be a smaller version of the earlier International COVID Summit III event.

Fact #4 : Event Was Hosted By ECR + ID Parliamentary Groups

The Health & Democracy under WHO’s new proposed rules event appears to be sponsored or hosted by several European Parliament Members from the ECR (European Conservatives and Reformists), and the Identity and Democracy (ID) groups.

  • MEP Christine Anderson, Identity and Democracy – Germany
  • MEP Mislav Kolakušić, Non-attached Member of the European Parliament – Croatia
  • MEP Ivan Vilibor Sinčić, Non-attached Member of the European Parliament – Croatia
  • MEP Cristian Terheş, European Conservatives and Reformists – Romania
  • MEP Virginie Joron, Identity and Democracy – France

That explains how this event was held within the European Parliament building, even though it was not an official or sanctioned event. This is similar to the earlier International COVID Summit III event.

Obviously, speaking to those five MEPs do not constitute speaking to the European Parliament itself, since 700 other MEPs were not in the room, and it wasn’t even an official event!

On top of that, the event banner shows that they were not there as official representatives of the European Parliament, but as “hosting MEPs”…

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Fact #4 : European Parliament Had Plenary Session At That Time

While it may appear that Dr. Peter McCullough and the other people at the event were speaking to the European Parliament itself, the truth is – the European Parliament was in the midst of a 4-day plenary session from 11-14 September 2023.

At the same time that Dr. McCullough was giving his “testimony” in the S7 room in the Salvador de Madariaga building across the river, the European Parliament itself was in the grand plenary hall in the Louise Weiss building for issues (itinerary) like:

  • Topical debate (Rule 162) – Reviewing the protection status of wolves and other large carnivores in the EU
  • Presentation by the Council of its position on the draft general budget – 2024 financial year
  • Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for ensuring a secure and sustainable supply of critical raw materials and amending Regulations (EU) 168/2013, (EU) 2018/858, 2018/1724 and (EU) 2019/1020
  • Opening of negotiations of an agreement with the United States of America on strengthening international supply chains of critical minerals
  • Report with recommendations to the Commission on amending the proposed mechanism to resolve legal and administrative obstacles in a cross-border context

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Fact #5 : All Hosting MEPs Attended Plenary Session!

The Health & Democracy under WHO’s new proposed rules event was hosted by five MEPs. However, the video does not actually show them present in the McCullough testimony video.

When I checked the attendance register, I was surprised to see that all five MEPs attended the plenary session on 13 September 2023 at the Louise Weiss building across the river!

  • Christine Anderson
  • Mislav Kolakušić
  • Ivan Vilibor Sinčić
  • Cristian Terheş
  • Virginie Joron

It is possible that those five MEPs may have taken time off from the plenary session to drop by the unofficial event they hosted – a roundtrip would take 30-40 minutes by car.

But there is currently no evidence that I can find to show that those MEPs were actually present during Peter McCullough’s testimony.

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Florida Anti-Vaccine Advice Slammed As Dangerous!

Former Florida surgeon general Dr. Scott Rivkees and the CDC just publicly slammed the state’s advice against getting the updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine!

Find out what he said, and what’s going on!

 

Florida Recommends Against 2023 Updated COVID-19 Vaccines!

Just one day after the CDC recommended that everyone 6 months and older should get the new 2023 updated COVID-19 vaccines, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo issued a statement recommending against people under 65 getting the updated vaccine.

In his statement, Ladapo claimed that getting the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines make it easier for people to get infected, while running risk of getting cardiac problems. Instead of getting the new COVID-19 vaccines, Ladapo recommends staying physically active outdoors, and eating more vegetables

As the federal government makes new boosters for COVID-19 available, the Florida Department of Health (Department) reminds health care providers of their obligation to remain up to date with the current literature related to the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.

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Former Surgeon General Slams Florida Vaccine Advice!

Former Florida surgeon general Dr. Scott Rivkees just publicly slammed the DeSantis administration and Dr. Joseph Ladapo for advising people against getting the updated 2023 COVID-19 vaccines.

Dr. Scott Rivkees preceded Dr. Joseph Ladapo as the state surgeon general, resigning in September 2021 after being shunned by Ron DeSantis for encouraging COVID-19 precautions when the Florida governor wanted virtually no preventive measures.

When the current Florida surgeon general issued that advice against getting the updated COVID-19 vaccine, he spoke up against it to USA TODAY NETWORK – Florida.

Dr. Rivkees, who is a pediatrician and now a professor at the Brown University School of Public Health, pointed out that the COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to be “very safe” and “very effective”.

Rates of COVID vaccination are lower in Florida than they had been. I think the cumulative effect of this anti-vaccine messaging is being felt.

COVID is a vaccine preventable disease. These vaccines are very safe and very effective.

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CDC Labels Florida Vaccine Advice As Dangerous!

The CDC also publicly criticised both Florida governor Ron DeSantis and his surgeon general Joseph Ladapo for advising against getting the updated 2023 COVID-19 vaccine, with CDC Director Dr. Mandy Cohen calling their comments “dangerous“.

Vaccination against COVID-19 remains the safest protection for avoiding hospitalizations, long-term health challenges, and death.

As we head into the fall and winter seasons, it is important that Americans get the updated COVID-19 vaccine. They are proven safe; they are effective, and they have been thoroughly and independently reviewed by the FDA and CDC.

Public health experts are in broad agreement about these facts, and efforts to undercut vaccine uptake are unfounded and dangerous.

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The US FDA has also stated publicly that the new 2023 COVID-19 vaccines have been thoroughly reviewed and tested for safety:

The public can be assured that these updated vaccines have met the agency’s rigorous scientific standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality.

We very much encourage those who are eligible to consider getting vaccinated.

– Peter Marks, Director of the FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

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Pertussis Outbreak : Should You Avoid Rompin + Pekan?!

Should you avoid the districts of Rompin and Pekan, because of the pertussis (whooping cough) outbreak there?!

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

 

Claim : Avoid The Pertussis Outbreak In Rompin + Pekan

People are sharing a screenshot of an official document issued by the Malaysia Ministry of Health (KKM) declaring a pertussis outbreak in the town of Kuala Rompin, together with alarming warnings like these:

Please do not go or encounter Pekan and Rompin. There’s an epidemic disease worse than Covid. Everyone is required to wear masks.

Minta semua orang jangan pergi atau jumpa orang Pekan dan Rompin. Ada wabak yg lebih sirius daripada Covid, terus sesak nafas. Minta semua pakai MASK.

请通知身边的人尽量不要过去PEKAN 和ROMPIN区。比新冠病毒更严重的病毒在散播中,患者会短时间内呼吸困难窒息至死。请出访时务必戴上口罩。

Ask everyone not to go or meet people from Pekan and Rompin. There is an epidemic more serious than Covid, [you’ll] immediately suffocate. Ask everyone to wear a MASK.

Here are the text of the viral KKM document, and its English translation:

Sir,

DECLARATION OF PERTUSSIS OUTBREAK IN ROMPIN

With all due respect, I refer to the matter above.

2. For your information, the Rompin District Health Department has declared an outbreak of pertussis localised in Kampung Bahagia, Kuala Rompin on 13.8.2023. In order to control the spread of the disease, we request your cooperation to examine your cases more carefully to see if there are patients from the same locality with the symptoms of pertussis. The correct use of PPE should be practiced to prevent the spread [of pertussis] among healthcare workers.

3. We greatly appreciate your cooperation and hope that the spread of pertussis can be well controlled. Thank you.

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No Need To Avoid Pertussis Outbreak In Rompin + Pekan

Here is what you need to know about pertussis, and why there is no need to avoid people from Rompin or Pekan, or avoid going to those districts.

Fact #1 : KKM Document Is Genuine

First, let me just point out that the Pahang Department of Health confirmed on 19 August 2023, that the viral KKM document is genuine.

According to the Pahang Department of Health, there was a small outbreak of pertussis (whooping cough) in Kampung Bahagia, in Kuala Rompin, Pahang.

Fact #2 : Only Three Cases Were Reported In Kuala Rompin

Pahang Health Director Dato’ Indera Dr. Nor Azimi binti Yunus said that the pertussis (whooping cough) outbreak involved a mother and her two children, who are being treated, and are in a stable condition.

All the patients have been given treatment and are in stable condition. The Rompin PKD has increased prevention and control activities in the area where the patients are residing.

Health education activities have been undertaken through ceramah, distribution of pamphlets and dissemination of information via social media.

There was no report of any pertussis cases in Pekan.

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Fact #3 : Pertussis Is Not More Dangerous Than COVID-19

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a respiratory disease like COVID-19. However, it is not caused by a virus, but the bacterium, Bordetella pertussis.

Pertussis spreads easily through the coughs and sneezes of the infected person, but it is rare these days because the vast majority of people in Malaysia have already been immunised in their childhood.

While pertussis vaccines do not confer lifelong immunity, they are given at childhood, when the disease is most likely to strike and kill. In addition, pertussis can be treated using antibiotics, which is not possible for COVID-19.

Therefore, the claim that pertussis (whooping cough) is more dangerous than COVID-19 is not true.

Fact #4 : Pekan Is An Hour Away From Rompin

It is unknown why people would create fake messages about the risk of pertussis in Pekan. After all, no cases of pertussis were reported in Pekan!

The pertussis outbreak in Kuala Rompin isn’t going to “jump” to Pekan either. Pekan is located over 80 km away from Kuala Rompin! That’s more than an hour’s drive by car!

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Fact #5 : Viral Messages Were Labelled As Fake News

On 21 August 2023, Pahang Health Director Dato’ Indera Dr. Nor Azimi binti Yunus, spoke out again about the viral messages, calling them misleading. Here is an English summary of what she said:

The pertussis case that occurred in Kampung Bahagia, Rompin is under control, so the warnings “not to come to Rompin, not to come to Pekan and Pahang” are inappropriate.

It is not extraordinary for there to be pertussis cases. And an outbreak is declared whenever there are more than two cases of the same disease in a locality. We not only face a pertussis outbreak, but also dengue outbreaks, leprosy outbreaks and so on.

The letter was issued to alert healthcare providers to quickly control the outbreak by actively looking for cases, instead of waiting for people to come to the hospital.

In Kampung Bahagia, we found 370 people (50% of the population) to conduct contact tracing. To date, there has been no new cases, and we have given prophylactic antibiotics to 37 people who were identified as the patients’ close contacts.

We also examined and conducted tracing on 52 residents of Kampung Sepakat that is located next to Kampung Bahagia, and found no new cases.

The chain of an outbreak is considered broken completely, if no new cases were reported within two weeks of the last case to be detected.

She called on the public not to spread unverified information about this pertussis outbreak.

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Did CDC Alter Death Certificates To Remove Vaccine Deaths?!

Did the CDC alter death certificates to remove the COVID-19 vaccine as a cause of death?!

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

 

Claim : CDC Altered Death Certificates To Remove Vaccine Deaths!

People are sharing a Brownstone Institute article, which claims to show that the CDC altered death certificates in Minnesota to remove the COVID-19 vaccine as a cause of death!

Here is an excerpt from the very long article. Feel free to skip to the next part for the facts!

CDC Altered Minnesota Death Certificates that List a Covid Vaccine as a Cause of Death

Someone (who needs to remain anonymous) was able to obtain the death certificates from Minnesota for all deaths that occurred from 2015 to the present, which presented the opportunity to see if the CDC is being entirely honest about the US death data. Unsurprisingly, the CDC is not.

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Truth : CDC Did Not Alter Death Certificates To Remove Vaccine Deaths!

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

Fact #1 : NCHS Is Responsible For ICD

The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) is a system that was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with other health organisations. The current version – ICD-10, has been in use since January 1, 1999.

In the United States, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is the federal agency responsible for the proper use of ICD, and responsible for developing a Clinical Modification (ICD-CM) – to track morbidity and include new causes of morbidity like COVID-19.

Fact #2 : Doctors / Coroners Do Not Assign ICD Codes

The ICD-10 codes on death certificates are not assigned by the doctor attending to the death, or the coroner who performed the autopsy. In most states, that the job is performed by a state agency – usually its department of health.

In this 2009 article, Chris Dimick explains how ICD coding is done for death certificates in the United States (with my emphasis in bold):

For every death that occurs in the US, a physician, coroner, or medical examiner completes a death certificate. The certificate lists details about the cause of death as well as any contributing conditions or injuries.

All death certificates are sent to a state agency, which varies by state but can include the department of health.

Fact #3 : NCHS Performs ICD Coding For Some States

Not all states do their own ICD coding. For those states, it is the NCHS that does the coding for their death certificates.

However, not all states do their own coding. Some states send their non-automated coding to NCHS, where government mortality coders finish the job.

Other states do not handle any of the process and pass along compiled death certificates for NCHS do both data entry and coding.

It is possible that Minnesota may be one of those states that rely on the NCHS to do their ICD coding, but I cannot yet confirm this.

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Fact #4 : ICD Codes Are Mostly Assigned By Software

Regardless of whether a state health agency or the NCHS handles the ICD coding of death certificates, the vast majority of these ICD codes are assigned automatically by software. Only complicated cases are manually coded.

Each state agency compiles the death certificates and uses a suite of automated coding software to translate the death certificate information into ICD-10 codes.

Since not all certificates can be coded automatically, some states employ mortality coders to handle complicated cases. Typically only one or two mortality coders work in the state offices, Anderson says.

However, it is not possible to know from the death certificate itself whether the ICD code was automatically assigned by software, or manually assigned by a human mortality coder.

Unless those who claim malicious alteration of the ICD code in any death certificate can offer actual evidence to back up that claim, he/she is likely lying to you.

Fact #5 : No Evidence Of Altered Death Certificates

There is no evidence that anyone actually altered those Minnesota death certificates. Neither the CDC / NCHS, nor the state health agencies.

Assigning an ICD-10 code that differs from the cause of death is not an alteration, which implies there was a different ICD-10 code earlier, and someone else changed it.

There is no evidence of any death certificates being altered, and the Brownstone Institute offered no evidence of that either.

And regardless what ICD-10 codes are assigned, mortality coders cannot change the causes of death listed on those death certificates.

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Fact #6 : They Were Senior Citizens Who Died From Other Causes

The Brownstone Institute identified 7 death certificates from Minnesota which they claim list “covid vaccine as a cause of death“, but the CDC “omitted the corresponding ICD 10 code“.

But their death certificates listed other causes of death under Part 1 (Immediate Cause and Underlying Cause). None of them actually mentioned COVID-19 vaccine as an “Immediate Cause” or “Underlying Cause” of death.

Death #1 : 78 years old, sudden cardiac death with congestive heart failure, and coronary artery disease

Death #2 : 77 years old, anoxic encephalopathy (brain injury from a lack of blood flow), with acute respiratory failure and cardiogenic shock after cardiac arrest

Death #3 : 92 years old, myocardial infarction (heart attack) with hypertension

Death #4 : 82 years old, natural causes with mitral stenosis and hypertension

Death #5 : 65 years old, myocardial infarction (presumed) with coronary artery disease, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension

Death #6 : 82 years old, hypoxic respiratory failure and septic shock with pneumonia, and acute myocardial infarction

Death #7 : 86 years old, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) due to COVID-19 pneumonia, with hypertension, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and severe viral sepsis

The Brownstone Institute appeared to highlight them because COVID-19 vaccination was mentioned in Part II.

However, health issues mentioned in Part II refer to “other significant conditions contributing to death but not resulting in the underlying cause given in Part I“.

In other words – anything mentioned in Part II of the death certificate are NOT the direct cause of death.

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Fact #7 : ICD Code May Not Match Official Cause Of Death

It is also important to point out that mortality coders have to follow a specific and complicated set of rules to assign the correct ICD-10 code for each deceased person.

The correct ICD-10 code may not necessarily be the same as the underlying cause of death identified by the coroner or doctor.

In part, the coding is meant to capture an underlying cause of death -the main disease, accident, or injury that caused the death. A death certificate usually lists more medical information than is directly reflected in the underlying cause of death.

These conditions are coded as multiple causes of death, which provide specifics of what contributed to a person’s death. While a physician may indicate an underlying cause of death on a death certificate, that categorization is not alw used by the coder, Anderson says.

ICD-10 provides mortality coders with a complicated set of rules that must be followed to select an underlying cause of death.

We don’t necessarily take what the certifier or physician writes as the underlying cause of death, because what they may write down may not necessarily be the best underlying cause, Anderson says. Even if they do it exactly correctly, since we are looking for something that is most useful from a public health standpoint, we may reselect another cause on the certificate.

Again – it is important to point out that regardless of what ICD codes are used, the causes of death on each death certificate do NOT change.

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How This Doctor Pulled USB Cable Out Of Man’s Ear!

How did a doctor pull out a long USB cable out of this man’s ear?!

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

 

Claim : Doctor Pulled Out USB Cable Out Of Man’s Ear!

People are sharing a TikTok video which purportedly shows how a doctor pulled out a long USB cable out of a man’s ear! Here is a transcript of the viral video:

Doctor : Okay, we are going to get this out as quickly as possible. Nurse, can we get a bit of Lidocaine in there?

Nurse : Why yes, doctor, yes, right here.

Doctor : I can’t believe the patient got a phone charger stuck in their ear. Can you just dab that with the gauze, we are going to start pulling this right out. Okay, let’s give it a tug. Omigosh, look at that.

Nurse : Oh, wow, doctor, does this happen often?

It’s also being shared on WhatsApp, with messages like this:

Deft surgical extrication no doubt: but how in heavens did it find its way there in the first place 😱😱😱😱

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Truth : No Doctor Pulled Out Any USB Cable From Man’s Ear!

This is yet another FAKE VIDEO created by TikTok “content creators” to generate views, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : USB Cable In Ear Video Is Fake

First, let me just point out that the viral video showing a doctor pulling a USB cable out of a man’s ear is fake.

The way the doctor talks should tell anyone that he’s fake, especially when he refers to a pair of forceps as his “precision tool”, and uses a dentist’s mirror to look into the ear canal!

The video was recorded using a silicone head mask. At around 1:50 in the video, you can clearly see the thick translucent silicone being lifted up by the cable through the ear canal.

Fact #2 : Ear Canal Is Too Small To Fit USB Cable

It is anatomically impossible for any person to fit any USB cable in their ear canals, as the ear canal is only 2.5 cm deep, with a diameter of just 5-7 mm.

Fact #3 : Original Video Was Posted On TikTok

I traced the original video to a TikTok video that was posted by @hwoecbavix0, who posted it on 19 April 2023 without any title or description, probably to trigger controversy and go viral.

@hwoecbavix0 does not appear to be a medical-related TikTok channel. Instead, the channel posts random food and prank videos.

Fact #4 : Original TikTok Video Is Almost 6.5 Minutes Long

The original video was 6 minutes and 28 seconds long, while the video that went viral on WhatsApp and other social media platforms was much shorter at 2 minutes and 39 seconds.

Whoever cut the video to send it on WhatsApp likely wanted the video to end at the dramatic “How many phones does one man need?

Fact #5 : This Is Just TikTok Fake News

This appears to be yet another example of fake news posted on TikTok to drive traffic. Here are some other examples I look into recently:

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

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Did Dr Rashid Buttar die suddenly from vax shedding?!

Did Dr Rashid Buttar – one of the infamous Disinformation Dozen – just die suddenly from vaccine shedding?!

 

Claim : Dr Rashid Buttar Died Suddenly From Vaccine Shedding!

COVID-19 conspiracy theorists and anti-vaccination activists are upset that Dr Rashid Buttar died suddenly, even though he was completely unvaccinated against the coronavirus!

As one of the infamous Disinformation Dozen, Rashid Buttar helped to spread a lot of misinformation about COVID-19, and the COVID-19 vaccines. The group is said to be responsible for producing “up to 65% of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms“.

The news was confirmed by other members of the Disinformation Dozen, with Sayer Ji – founder of Green Med Co, being amongst the first to confirm that Rashid Buttar passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2023.

Dr Rashid Buttar’s sudden death apparently stunned many conspiracy theorists and anti-vaccination activists, because he was definitely not vaccinated. It seemed impossible to these people that unvaccinated people would ever “die suddenly”.

So how exactly did Dr. Rashid Buttar die suddenly, despite being unvaccinated? Officially, his family has not spoken up, or revealed his cause of death. Perhaps an autopsy will be performed, and the official cause of death announced to lay all rumours to rest, as Died Suddenly activists have often demanded.

Interestingly, it appears that Dr Rashid Buttar recently suffered both a stroke and myocarditis, and had to be admitted to the ICU for 6 days!

Stroke and myocarditis – the two common causes of death and morbidity antivaxxers blame on COVID-19 vaccines… but Dr Rashid Buttar was never vaccinated against COVID-19, so how is that possible?

According to Sayer Ji, Dr Buttar blamed “vaccine shedding” for his stroke and myocarditis – vaccine spike proteins released by vaccinated individuals entering his body to poison him! Wow!

For the record, Rashid reached out to me on Feb. 18th, and explained that only a few weeks before, he was in the ICU for 6 days, with a diagnosis of both stroke and myocarditis, with symptoms and biomarkers consistent with adverse effects from the mRNA jabs (which he did not have).

As you will see in the video, he believed that he was experiencing the result of shedding (aka, “self-amplifying” properties) from the transgenic mRNA jabs.

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Truth : Dr Rashid Buttar Did Not Die From Vaccine Shedding!

The truth is – we still don’t know exactly how and what Dr Rashid Buttar died. He was in intensive care for six days, but that was in January, after experiencing significant limb swelling and shortness of breath. Did he have heart failure too, or was he suffering from COVID-19? We don’t know.

He was admitted to the hospital on January 18, 2023, weighing 260 pounds (118 kg). By the time he was discharged, he only weighed 180 pounds (81.6 kg).

He did not reveal what caused his myocarditis or stroke, but considering the fact that he was never vaccinated, it was possible that he could have developed viral myocarditis and stroke after a COVID-19 infection. Studies have shown that the risk of developing myocarditis and stroke is much, much higher with a single COVID-19 infection than it is with any COVID-19 vaccine! But again – this is mere speculation.

What we know for sure is that his death had nothing to do with vaccine shedding (or viral shedding), as Dr. Rashid Bullar himself suggested prior to his death.

Vaccine / viral shedding is only possible with live, attenuated virus vaccines, which use a weakened form of the virus which can “multiply” and “shed” inside and outside the body.

Vaccine / viral shedding is not possible with current COVID-19 vaccines, because none of them use live, attenuated SARS-CoV-2 viruses! So it is simply impossible for any COVID-19 vaccine currently approved to shed viruses or spike proteins.

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Dr Rashid Buttar : A Controversial Career

Born in London on January 20, 1966 to Pakistani parents, Rashid Ali Buttar emigrated to the US when he was 9, and eventually became a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. After that, he found himself in many controversial circumstances.

In 2007, Rashid Buttar was brought before the North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, accused of unprofessional conduct while treating four cancer patients, three of whom died. The panel would recommend that his licence be suspended indefinitely, and that he be prohibited from treating children or patients with cancer, but ultimately stayed that decision.

In 2010, the FDA warned Rashid Buttar about illegally marketing unapproved topical creams. FDA inspections also revealed that his company, V-SAB Medical Labs, did not comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and its products were adulterated.

In 2011, the Hawaii Medical Board denied Rashid Buttar a medical licence.

In 2019, the North Carolina Medical Board disciplined Rashid Buttar after receiving two complaints – his treatment of a cancer patient increased the patient’s pain and suffering, and his “personal relationship with the parent of a young patient” violated boundary.

In March 2021, the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) listed Dr. Rashid Buttar as part of the Disinformation Dozen – 12 individuals or organisations responsible for up to 65% of anti-vaccine content on major social media sites.

Dr Rashid Buttar is survived by his three children, Sara (30), Abie (24), and Rohan (18). Our deepest condolences to his family.

 

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COVID vaccines have 1000X death rate than safe limit?!

Do COVID-19 vaccines have a death rate that is over 1000X higher than the acceptable safe limit?!

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

 

Claim : COVID Vaccines Have 1000X Death Rate Than Safe Limit!

People are sharing an article by tech millionaire Steve Kirsch, who claims that the COVID vaccines have a death rate that is 1000X higher than the acceptable safe limit!

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

The COVID vaccines have an estimated death rate >1,000 higher than the acceptable safe limit

But nobody at the FDA or the CDC cares about that. The real story is that an estimated 80% or more of the vaccines examined in this study are too deadly to be used. Here’s the data showing that.

Read more : Did FDA just admit Pfizer vaccine has Graphene Oxide?!

 

Truth : COVID Vaccines Do Not Have 1000X Death Rate Than Safe Limit!

This is yet another example of MISINFORMATION being created to scare people about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : VAERS Data Is Unverified

First, let me just point out that VAERS data is unverified, and notoriously susceptible to abuse, and false reporting. That’s because it’s an open system that anyone – not just doctors, can report anything they want.

In addition, the reports may be duplicated and have not been verified to be related to the vaccine or drug in question. Hence, VAERS specifically warns against using its reports to reach any conclusion about the risks or safety of vaccines / drugs in question.

But that is precisely why anti-vaccination activists love using VAERS data – it’s unverified, and very susceptible to abuse and false reporting.

Fact #2 : NVICP Data Does Not Cover COVID-19 Vaccines

Oddly, the VAERS Analysis chart used data from NVICP (National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program), but not CICP.

Why does it use NVICP data when actual COVID-19 vaccine claims are covered by a separate programme called Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP)?

COVID-19 vaccines are covered countermeasures under the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP), not the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

Fact #3 : 1000X Death Rate Was Completely Made-Up

As mentioned earlier, VAERS data is unverified, and open to abuse and false reporting. So deaths reported to VAERS may not be related to the vaccine, and may have duplicate reports.

On top of that, the VAERS Analysis chart included NVICP data, but not CICP data. Hence, the VAERS Analysis chart with its death rate of 25 per million for the COVID-19 vaccines is highly suspect.

But what’s worse is what Steve Kirsch did with that already suspect data – he multiplied it by 41! Why 41? Why not 42 – the answer to life, the universe, and everything?

Where do I get the 1,000X higher than safe?

The graph shows just 25 deaths per million. But VAERS is under-reported by 41X. Do the math: 25 x 41 = 1025.

How did Steve Kirsch determine that VAERS is under-reported by 41X? Who knows? But multiplying it by 41 lets him declare that there are over 1000 deaths per million, and therefore, the COVID-19 vaccines are >1000X over the nonsensical safety limit of 1 death per million.

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Fact #4 : There Is No Such Thing As A Safe Limit

I should now point out that there is no such thing as a universal “acceptable safe limit” for all vaccines or drugs of “1 death per million vaccinated people”.

Decisions on whether a treatment or vaccine should or should not be recommended are based on risk benefit analyses that determine whether the benefits outweigh the risks. Those decisions are exclusive to that particular vaccine / drug, and may change over time depending on new research and data.

Fact #5 : Dr. Paul Offit Never Mentioned A Safe Limit For Vaccines

Steve Kirsch based his “acceptable safe limit” of 1 death per million vaccinated people on a quote by Dr. Paul Offit from an interview with 60 Minutes on 11 December 2002.

However, Dr. Paul Offit never said that 1 death per million vaccinated was an “acceptable safe limit”. This was what he said:

“We know if we immunize a million people, that there will be 15 people that will suffer severe, permanent adverse outcomes and one person who may die from the vaccine,” says Dr. Paul Offit, one of the country’s top infectious disease specialists, and he knows all about vaccines that prevent those diseases. In his lab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, he studies and creates new vaccines.

Dr. Paul Offit was pointing out that more effort should be made to improve the safety of the smallpox vaccine, since the current vaccine is based on 18th century technology, and there are now better and safer vaccine technologies.

There’s nothing new about the smallpox vaccine. The vaccine was created in 1796. The vaccine used today is essentially the same, Offit says. “We tend to think of vaccines as being very safe and every effective, which they are. But all the vaccines that we use today are the result of modern technology. That’s not true of the smallpox vaccine. It has a side effect profile that we, we would not accept for vaccines today,” he says.

That doesn’t mean that 1 death in 1 million vaccinated is a universal safe limit for vaccines. It merely means new vaccine technologies can be used to make an even safer smallpox vaccine.

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Fact #5 : COVID-19 Vaccines Have Been Proven Safe + Effective

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

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

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

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

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

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Do COVID-19 Vaccines DOUBLE Heart Attack Risk?!

Do COVID-19 vaccines DOUBLE the risk of heart attack over 5 years?!

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

 

Claim : COVID-19 Vaccines DOUBLE Heart Attack Risk!

People are sharing a Twitter post and video of Dr. Aseem Malhotra telling Joe Rogan about a study by Dr. Steve R. Gundry that claims to prove that COVID-19 vaccines double your heart attack risk over a 5-year period!

COVID Vaccines DOUBLE Heart Attack Risk Over 5-Year Period, According to Data from Cardiac Surgeon

“What he [Dr. Steve R. Gundry] found was that within eight to ten weeks of these patients taking the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine … those markers of inflammation in the blood had increased to a level where their risk of a heart attack went from 11% at five years – just within two months – to 25%,” shared @DrAseemMalhotra.

“To give it context, if I today decided I was going to smoke 40 cigarettes a day, eat junk food … not sleep, [and] stop exercising, I couldn’t even get close to increasing my risk that much in two months.”

Read more : Do mRNA Vaccines Increase Risk Of Death + Injuries?!

Truth : COVID-19 Vaccines Do NOT DOUBLE Heart Attack Risk!

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

Fact #1 : It Was An Abstract, Not A Peer-Reviewed Study

The article was an abstract (Abstract 10712), called “Observational Findings of PULS Cardiac Test Findings for Inflammatory Markers in Patients Receiving mRNA Vaccines“. It was not a peer-reviewed study.

An abstract is meant to be a short factual summary of an actual study, describing its context, methods, results and conclusions. However, the author – Steven R. Gundry – did not provide details of how he conducted the study, so it is impossible for anyone to confirm that his results are even accurate, much less peer-review it.

Fact #2 : The Abstract Was Published In 2021

This abstract was also published more than 17 months ago – on 8 November 2021. And as far as I can tell, the findings were never replicated or verified by other studies.

Fact #3 : AHA Published An Expression Of Concern

Circulation is a reputable medical journal, published by Lippincourt Williams & Wilkins for the American Heart Association. However, that does not mean that everything published in Circulation is peer-reviewed and/or endorsed by the American Heart Association.

In fact, right after the article was published, the journal published an Expression of Concern, noting (with our emphasis) :

Soon after publication of the above abstract in Circulation, it was brought to the American Heart Association Committee on Scientific Sessions Program’s attention that there are potential errors in the abstract.

Specifically, there are several typographical errors, there is no data in the abstract regarding myocardial T-cell infiltration, there are no statistical analyses for significance provided, and the author is not clear that only anecdotal data was used.

We are publishing this Expression of Concern until a suitable correction is published to indicate that the abstract in its current version may not be reliable.

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Fact #4 : PULS Test Does Not Directly Assess Cardiac Health

The PULS (Protein Unstable Lesion Signature) test is a proprietary blood test developed by GD Biosciences Inc. that claims to detect and diagnose early-stage heart disease in asymptomatic patients. It does this by measuring the plasma levels of 9 proteins that are allegedly biomarkers of endothelial (blood vessel) damage.

So the PULS test does not actually tell us anything about the condition of the patient’s heart. It only predicts the future risk of a plaque forming in the blood vessels, that could potentially detach or rupture and lead to a heart attack.

The protein levels that are measured also change over time. Did Gundry confirm that the protein levels remain elevated 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, or 12 months post-vaccination? Because if the increase in protein levels was transient, then the risk of acute coronary syndrome predicted by the PULS score would not actually change.

Fact #5 : Measurement Units + Important Data Are Missing!

While the PULS test looks at 9 protein levels, Dr. Gundry only mentioned three of them. What happened to the other six protein levels?

Did Dr. Gundry forget about them? Or did their results go against the abstract’s dramatic conclusions? How did Circulation let Dr. Gundry post an abstract with ⅓ of the data?

Incredibly, Circulation also allowed Dr. Gundry to publish test results that were devoid of measurement units. Were they measured in mg/dL or pg/ml or PLUS units? Who knows?

On top of that, the abstract does not even mention how many of those 566 patients had elevated PULS scores, and protein levels. Was it all of them? 50%? Or just 1%?

No matter how you slice and dice this abstract, no one can come to any conclusion with just ⅓ of the PULS test results that lack even measurement units.

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Fact #6 : The Abstract Was Heavily Corrected

Despite being a short abstract, it was heavily corrected. In fact, the correction was posted on 21 December 2021 was much longer than the original abstract!

  • its title was revised from “Mrna COVID Vaccines Dramatically Increase Endothelial Inflammatory Markers and ACS Risk as Measured by the PULS Cardiac Test: a Warning” to “Observational Findings of PULS Cardiac Test Findings for Inflammatory Markers in Patients Receiving mRNA Vaccines”
  • the PULS test was no longer “a clinically validated measurement”, but simply “a clinically utilized measurement”
  • it no longer claimed that “dramatic changes in PULS score became apparent in most patients” after receiving mRNA vaccines.
  • it added that “There was no comparison made with unvaccinated patients or pts treated with other vaccines“.
  • it removed the claim that “these changes persist for at least 2.5 months post second dose of vac”.
  • it added the warning that “No statistical comparison was done in this observational study“.
  • it removed the original conclusion that “mRNA vacs dramatically increase inflammation on the endothelium and T cell infiltration of cardiac muscle and may account for the observations of increased thrombosis, cardiomyopathy, and other vascular events following vaccination”, and replaced it with “the mRNA vacs numerically increase (but not statistically tested) the markers IL-16, Fas, and HGF, all markers previously described by others for denoting inflammation on the endothelium and T cell infiltration of cardiac muscle, in a consecutive series of a single clinic patient population receiving mRNA vaccines without a control group.”

In the end, this abstract does not prove that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines double the risk of heart attack in a 5-year period. It only showed that the proprietary PULS score and 3 (out of 9) protein levels were elevated at a particular point in time for an unknown number of people.

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Fact #7 : PULS Test Not Used In Mainstream Cardiology

The PULS test is not used in mainstream cardiology, and its use is limited even in the few countries where it is offered.

For example, in the UK, it is only provided through a single medical practice that appears to be focused on “natural health”. Similarly, it is only available in India through a single provider.

Dr. Lander Foquet, an infectious disease scientist, pointed out that the PULs test was promoted heavily by the abstract author, and is “not something used by a real cardiologist”.

Fact #8 : Dr. Gundry Sells Supplements

It should also be noted that Dr. Gundry sells a plethora of dietary supplements under his own brand name – Gundry MD.

There is nothing wrong with creating and selling your own dietary supplements, of course. But many people would consider that to be a potential conflict of interest that should have been mentioned in the abstract’s disclosure. Dr. Gundry reported no conflict of interest.

Fact #9 : Dr. Gundry Was Pitching Quercetin

This was not mentioned in the printed Circulation abstract, but presented to the meeting attendees.

In his slide, Results An [sic] Conclusions, Dr. Gundry recommended the use of low-dose aspirin and/or Quercetin to “treat” this increased risk of heart disease from the mRNA vaccines.

Despite the dramatic claim that mRNA vaccines greatly increase inflammation of the heart, his recommended use of a supplement suggests that he doesn’t even believe it’s particularly dangerous.

I should point out that his recommended treatment is based on ZERO EVIDENCE. Dr. Gundry did not explain why he recommended either “treatment”. Neither did he provide any evidence to back them up.

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Credit : Dr. Lander Foquet

Fact #10 : mRNA Vaccine Cardiac Risk Limited To Myocarditis / Pericarditis

Post-marketing monitoring of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have revealed that these mRNA vaccines introduce a small risk of myocarditis and pericarditis in young males.

However, there is NO EVIDENCE that mRNA vaccines cause increased risk of heart disease other than the aforementioned myocarditis / pericarditis risk.

Billions of doses of mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna have already been administered worldwide in the past 28 months.

If the Gundry abstract is correct, we should have seen HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of people keeling over from heart attacks in the last year or so. That is obviously not the case at all.

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Elbow Pit Slapping For Heart Attack : Does It Work?!

Elbow pit slapping has been recommended for treating and preventing heart attack for many years now, but does it really work?

 

Elbow Pit Slapping For Heart Attack : What Is It?

The elbow pit slapping method is based on traditional Chinese medicine belief that there are three acupressure (meridian) points around the left arm, that affects the heart and lungs.

The idea is that slapping the left elbow pit, until it turns red, will restore qi (energy) and blood circulation to the heart and lungs.

It also claims that slapping the left elbow pit on a daily basis can prevent heart disease, and reduce the risk of a heart attack.

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Elbow Pit Slapping For Heart Attack : The Evidence?

People are sharing this message together with a video showing a man who apparently had a heart attack while watching a movie in a cinema.

A sudden heart attack in a Singapore theater. The Singapore doctor & helpers slapped their hands on the patient’s arms and he recovered after about 2 minutes.

A Chinese sinseh (traditional doctor) can be seen in the video reviving the man by slapping his elbow pit for 2 minutes.

The video is being shared as evidence that the elbow pit slapping method really works in reviving patients suffering from a heart attack.

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Truth : Elbow Pit Slapping Does NOT Work For Heart Attack!

Fact #1 : Slapping Elbow Pit Does Not Treat / Prevent Heart Attack

The truth is slapping the elbow pit will not revive someone with a heart attack. Neither can slapping your elbow pit on a daily basis help prevent heart disease, or a heart attack.

There is simply no scientific basis, never mind actual fact, behind such claims. It is DANGEROUS to teach people to do this.

People who use this method, instead of calling for medical assistance, will likely cause more harm, even death.

Do NOT play doctor! If you encounter someone suffering from a heart attack, you should quickly call for an ambulance, and perform CPR!

Fact #2 : It Has Been Debunked By Taiwanese Doctors

As our fact check video above shows, the Taiwanese Ministry of Health and Welfare asked doctors to publicly debunk this elbow pit slapping method.

They pointed out that believing such fake stories could result in poor outcomes for the victims, because proper treatment would likely be delayed.

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Fact #3 : Video Likely Not Recorded In Singapore

The incident in the viral video very likely did not happen in Singapore.

A careful listening of the voices will reveal that they are speaking Mandarin with a Mainland Chinese accent. So the video was most likely recorded in China.

Fact #4 : It Appears To Be Video Of A TCM Seminar

A careful examination of the video will show that while they appear to be in a mini theatre, they don’t appear to be watching a movie.

A purple podium with Chinese characters can be seen on the left side of the screen, and the staff appears to be wearing purple uniforms – one is even wearing an orange sash.

It is likely that this may be some kind of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) seminar being held in a cinema.

Fact #5 : The Man Doesn’t Look Like He Had A Heart Attack

The man did not appear to be suffering from a heart attack. Instead of clutching his chest in pain and breaking out in cold sweat, he was just unconscious.

And when they revived him, he appeared disorientated, shook his head and got up several times. He also appeared to be breathing normally.

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Do mRNA Vaccines Increase Risk Of Death + Injuries?!

Do the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines increase your risks of serious adverse events, hospitalisation, and death?!

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

 

Claim : mRNA Vaccines Increase Risk Of Death + Injuries

People are sharing a Twitter post and video of Dr. Aseem Malhotra telling Joe Rogan that a reanalysis of Pfizer and Moderna’s original clinical trial data shows that mRNA vaccines INCREASE your risks of serious adverse events, hospitalisations, and death!

Dr. Aseem Malhotra tells Joe Rogan that a reanalysis of Pfizer and Moderna’s original clinical trial data shows that their COVID mRNA vaccines *INCREASE* your risks of serious adverse events, hospitalization, and death:

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Truth : mRNA Vaccines Not Proven To Increase Risk Of Death + Injuries

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

Fact #1 : The Study Was Published In September 2022

The study that Dr. Aseem Malhotra was referring is called “Serious adverse events of special interest following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination in randomized trials in adults“.

It was published in the journal Vaccine on September 22, 2022, and you can read the full version here.

Fact #2 : The Article Looked At Reported AESI

The article looked at Adverse Events of Special Interest (AESI) reported in the original Phase 3 trials of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines from 2020. It’s short, so I’m reproducing the results here for your convenience:

Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines were associated with an excess risk of serious adverse events of special interest of 10.1 and 15.1 per 10,000 vaccinated over placebo baselines of 17.6 and 42.2 (95 % CI -0.4 to 20.6 and -3.6 to 33.8), respectively.

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Fact #3 : Adverse Events Of Special Interest Are Not Necessarily Side Effects

I should now point out that Adverse Events of Special Interest (AESI) are not necessarily vaccine side effects. That’s why they are called “adverse events” and not “side effects”.

Adverse events are “unfavourable” or “unintended” events that happen after vaccination or taking a drug, like having an anaphylactic reaction or getting into a car accident.

All reported adverse events have to be investigated to find out if they are related (anaphylactic reaction) or not (getting into a car accident) to the vaccine or drug that was taken.

Even if an adverse event was “possibly caused” by the vaccine, it must still be confirmed that the vaccine directly caused it, because an anaphylactic reaction (for example) can also occur from a bee sting, or an existing peanut allergy.

Only once an adverse event is confirmed to be caused by the vaccine, is it then a vaccine side effect. Otherwise, it is merely an adverse event, not a side effect.

Fact #4 : Brighton AESI List Is More Specific

Unlike the much wider infamous AESI list of 1,291 adverse events used by Pfizer, the priority AESI list from the Brighton Collaboration is much more specific. You can download the December 2020 version here (PDF).

While the Brighton Collaboration AESI list is more specific, it includes adverse events that may not be related to the vaccine itself. As stated at the top of its Executive Summary on Page 4, the AESI list was created based on:

  • known association with immunization or a specific vaccine platform;
  • theoretical association based on animal models;
  • occurrence during wild-type disease as a result of viral replication and/or immunopathogenesis.

As noted in Fact #3, these adverse events are not necessarily vaccine side effects. Again, that’s why they are called “adverse events”, and not “side effects”.

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Fact #5 : The Study Used An Expanded Brighton AESI List

At first glance, one may be forgiven for thinking that the authors used the more specific Brighton Collaboration AESI list.

However, they actually expanded the Brighton list with 29 additional adverse events that the Brighton Collaboration rejected because they were “known to have been reported but not in sufficient numbers to merit inclusion on the AESI list“.

The 29 additional adverse events (see Page 8) that Brighton Collaboration declined to include in the priority list, but the authors added anyway include adverse events like:

  • abscess, alopecia, conjunctivitis, mania, psychosis
  • breast milk, ectopic pregnancy, pregnancy, neonatal diagnoses, foetal diagnoses
  • host-specific diagnoses not related to pregnancy : geriatric, HIV

In other words – the results in the article were skewed by the inclusion of 29 additional adverse events that were expressly rejected by the Brighton Collaboration.

Fact #6 : The Study Proved Nothing

Dr. Aseem Malhotra wondered why this study did not pause vaccinations. Well, it’s simple – this study is not “the highest quality of scientific evidence” as claimed.

The study offered ZERO EVIDENCE that the mRNA vaccines increased the risk of death or hospitalisation or injury. Neither did it show that the risks of getting the mRNA vaccines exceeded its benefits.

There is already a lot of data on actual, proven COVID-19 vaccine side effects, after more than 20 months of vaccinations (from December 2020 until September 2022). If they wanted to prove that the mRNA vaccines are dangerous, they could have reanalysed the original Phase 3 trial data using proven serious side effects, not serious adverse events.

Unfortunately, they chose to use adverse events instead of side effects, and ended up proving nothing in their article. What a waste of time.

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Are Doctors Encouraging Vaccine Injections In Penis?!

Are doctors really encouraging male patients to get the COVID-19 vaccine through penis injections?!

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

 

Claim : Doctors Encourage COVID-19 Vaccine Injections In Penis!

People are sharing a screenshot of a CNN article that apparently shows that doctors are encouraging male patients to get the COVID-19 vaccine through penis injections!

Doctors are discovering that, for male patients, the penis offers the fastest release of the vaccine throughout the body. Based on findings from a University of California study involving 1,500 men who received the vaccine.

Read more : Did FDA just admit Pfizer vaccine has Graphene Oxide?!

 

Truth : Doctors Are Not Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccine Injections In Penis!

This is just another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on social media platforms, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : This Is Old Fake News

First, let me just point out that this is actually OLD fake news, which has been circulating since January 2021 – soon after the COVID-19 vaccines were first approved, and started being given worldwide.

Fact #2 : There Is No Such CNN Article

Just in case this is not obvious – there is no such CNN article. You can look it up on the CNN website for yourself, and there are many obvious clues in the viral screenshot:

  • It is not a video, so why is there a CNN Live TV chyron?
  • CNN uses a sans serif (without serifs) font based on the Helvetica font, called CNN Sans. The fake CNN screenshot used a serif font.
  • There are style errors – covid-19 (instead of Covid-19), and the use of full stops in the title
  • It lacks the any byline, dateline or placeline, which appear in all CNN articles

Fact #3 : There Is No Such University of California Study

Just to be clear – there is no such study by the University of California.

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Fact #4 : Doctor In Photo Called It Fake News

The doctor in the viral CNN screenshot is New York-based Dr. Mohitkumar Ardeshana, who called the viral screenshot “fake” in January 2021:

The article is completely fake. I have not said anything about such a study. It is a work of mischief by someone.

Fact #5 : Penis Injection Was For Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

I traced the image of a penis injection, and found that it was likely taken from a Spectrum Health Lakeland article on erectile dysfunction treatments.

Medication injected into the side of the penis causes an erection.

The drawing was attributed to Mary Ann Zapalac, with the copyright belonging to The StayWell Company.

Fact #6 : COVID-19 Vaccine Injections Are Intramuscular

So far, all of the approved COVID-19 vaccines are meant to be injected intramuscularly – deep into the deltoid muscle.

The penis is a vascular organ, but only for the purpose of developing an erection. Even so, it is designed to trap blood flow during an erection. Hence, it is not a good site to inject a vaccine.

The intramuscular injection site is the most common method of administering vaccines, as muscles have good vascularity. This allows the injected drug / vaccine to reach systemic circulation quickly, bypassing the first-pass metabolism.

The intramuscular injection for COVID-19 vaccines should be given within the safe white triangle area of the upper arm, into the deltoid muscle.

Fact #7 : Wrongly Injecting Vaccine Can Cause Problems

Vaccine manufacturers advise healthcare professionals to avoid injecting the COVID-19 vaccines intravascularly (into the vein), subcutaneously (under the skin layer), or intradermally (into the skin), as that can cause problems.

Subcutaneous fat, for example, have poor vascularity, so injecting a vaccine there will result in slow mobilisation and processing of the antigens, leading to vaccine failure.

The vaccine antigens may also be denatured (destroyed) by enzymes if they remain subcutaneously or intradermally for a prolonged period. Subcutaneous and intradermal injections can also lead to localised cellulitis, granuloma formation, and abscess.

In short – injecting the COVID-19 vaccine into the penis and anything but the deltoid muscle, is not encouraged at all!

Fact #8 : This Is Just COVID-19 Vaccine Fake News

This is just another example of fake news created about the COVID-19 vaccines. Here are just some of the most recent examples that I looked into:

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Did Switzerland Just Stop All COVID-19 Vaccinations?!

Did Switzerland just order a stop to all COVID-19 vaccinations?!

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

 

Claim : Switzerland Stops All COVID-19 Vaccinations!

People are sharing an article by Report24, as evidence that Switzerland has stopped all COVID-19 vaccinations:

@USMortality : Switzerland stops the Covid vaccinations: All vaccination recommendations have been withdrawn, doctors can only administer the controversial vaccines in individual cases under certain conditions – but then bear the risk of liability for vaccination damage.

Robert W Malone, MD : “News from the Front Lines Switzerland bans the COVID vaccines, Spike protein kills brain cells, AAPS updates, Twitter at war with Sbstck.”

Robert W Malone, MD : This is big news! “Switzerland stops the Covid vaccinations: All vaccination recommendations have been withdrawn””

PeterSweden : BOMBSHELL NEWS🚨🚨🚨

Switzerland is STOPPING the covid shots except under special circumstances.

And doctors will now be held LIABLE for injuries from giving it to patients.

Here is a machine translated excerpt from the really long German article, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

BREAKING: Switzerland withdraws all Covid vaccination recommendations

Switzerland stops the Covid vaccinations: All vaccination recommendations have been withdrawn, doctors can only administer the controversial vaccines in individual cases under certain conditions – but then bear the risk of liability for vaccination damage. When will countries like Germany and Austria follow this example?

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Truth : Switzerland Did Not Stop All COVID-19 Vaccinations!

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

Fact #1 : Swiss COVID-19 Recommendations Are Available In 4 Languages

First, let me point out that the latest COVID-19 vaccination recommendations by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH / BAG) are available in both English and German, as well as French and Italian.

So there is no reason to rely on the German article posted by Report24, because you can directly read what the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health actually said.

Fact #2 : Switzerland Does Not Recommend Vaccination For Spring + Summer 2023

In its latest COVID-19 vaccination recommendations, the FOPH does not recommend COVID-19 vaccination for spring / summer 2023, because:

  • nearly everyone (98%) in Switzerland has protection against COVID-19 from vaccination and/or having contracted and recovered from COVID-19,
  • the virus is likely to circulate less in spring / summer 2023, and
  • the current virus variants cause rather mild illness

However, that recommendation may change if “a wave of infection were to emerge in spring / summer 2023“.

In addition, it has not made any recommendation for autumn 2023, because that depends on the situation later in the year – whether there is a new variant or wave of infection.

It makes sense for Switzerland to stop recommending COVID-19 vaccination. After all, it had already achieved herd immunity with 98% of its population already protected through a combination of vaccination and prior infections.

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Fact #3 : Switzerland Did Not Stop All COVID-19 Vaccinations

While Switzerland no longer recommends COVID-19 vaccination for the next six months, it did not actually order a stop to all COVID-19 vaccinations.

In fact, the FOPH pointed out that “vaccination may be wise in individual cases, as it improves protection against developing severe COVID-19 for several months” and that the advice “applies regardless of the number of vaccinations” already received.

The FOPH also maintained its advice on vaccination timing and vaccine type to be used:

Vaccination Timing

The COVID-19 vaccination can be given from 6 months after the last COVID-19 vaccination or from 6 months after a known coronavirus infection. Other vaccinations with inactivated vaccines can also be administered before, at the same time as or after a COVID-19 vaccination.

Vaccine

We advise you to get vaccinated with a bivalent (i.e. variant-adapted) mRNA vaccine or with the protein-based Novavax vaccine. Which vaccine(s) you have previously received is of no importance here. Monovalent mRNA vaccines continue to provide good protection against severe COVID-19 with possible hospitalisation.

Please note: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have a severely weakened immune system, you should get yourself vaccinated with an mRNA vaccine.

Fact #4 : Not Recommended Vaccination At Own Cost + Own Risk

Because the FOPH no longer recommends COVID-19 vaccinations for spring / summer 2023, people who want to get vaccinated without a recommendation (for travel purposes, for example) will have to pay for the vaccine that was previously provided for free.

In addition, the COVID-19 vaccination will be given without subsidiary liability protection by the federal government.

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Fact #5 : Recommended Vaccination Remains Free + Protected

However, if a doctor recommends that you receive the COVID-19 vaccine because you are considered “high risk”, it will be provided free of charge, and covered by compulsory health insurance.

In addition, such recommended COVID-19 vaccination will continue to be covered by subsidiary liability protection by the federal government.

The federal government can only pay compensation for vaccination damages for vaccinations recommended or ordered by the authorities. However, the federal government will only pay compensation for damages that are not otherwise covered (subsidiary liability).

In other words, a person suffering damages is only entitled to compensation if the damage has not already been covered, for example, by the vaccine manufacturer (product liability), the person administering the vaccination (medical liability) or by social or private insurance.

Fact #6 : COVID-19 Vaccination Is Not Off-Label Use

The new changes in COVID-19 vaccine recommendation does not mean that COVID-19 vaccinations are now “off-label”, because they don’t change the authorisation of those recommended / approved vaccines:

Here are the latest approved COVID-19 vaccines in Switzerland (as of 9 April 2023):

Pfizer Comirnaty

Monovalent for 12 years and above : 5-year authorisation since 27 March 2023
Monovalent 5 to 11 years : 5-year authorisation since 27 March 2023
Bivalent for 18 years and above : Temporary authorisation since 10 October 2022

Moderna Spikevax

Monovalent for 18 years and above : Temporary authorisation since 12 January 2021
Monovalent for 12 years and above : Temporary authorisation since 9 August 2021
Monovalent booster dose : Temporary authorisation since 26 October 2021
Monovalent for 6-11 years : Temporary authorisation since 13 May 2022
First bivalent vaccine : Temporary authorisation since 29 August 2022
Second bivalent vaccine : Unlimited authorisation since 8 March 2023

Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccine for 18 years and above : Temporary authorisation since 22 March 2021
Booster dose : Temporary authorisation since 27 December 2021

Nuvaxovid COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccine for 18 years and above : Temporary authorisation since 12 April 2022
Vaccine for 12-18 years and booster dose : Temporary authorisation since 2 September 2022

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Fact #7 : There Is No Change In Doctor Liability

The new changes in COVID-19 vaccine recommendation do not mean that doctors “have to be liable for the vaccination“.

Based on the FOPH document (PDF download) on COVID-19 vaccination strategy (November 29, 2022), the doctor’s liability in vaccinating people against COVID-19 is no different from any other medical procedure or vaccination.

The liability of the doctor in a private practice or in a private hospital is assessed according to the Swiss Code of Obligations, in particular according to the regulations of the contract law (comparable requirements apply in a public hospital, but the liability is based on the cantonal state liability law).

The same rules regarding patient information apply to the Covid-19 vaccination as to all other vaccinations. Only if the duty of care has been violated and the other liability requirements are met (namely in the contractual relationship: breach of contract, adequate causal connection, fault and in the case of state liability: unlawfulness and adequate causal connection) can the vaccination center or the person vaccinating be held liable.

Ultimately, the cantonal authorities and courts have to decide whether and to what extent there could be a breach of the duty of care that could give rise to liability.

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Did Australian Surgeon Collapse From Vax Stroke?!

Was an Australian surgeon caught on CCTV collapsing after suffering a stroke from his COVID-19 vaccine?!

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

 

Claim : Australian Surgeon Collapsed From Vaccine-Induced Stroke!

Anti-vaccination activists are sharing a short video clip that shows a surgeon apparently collapse while performing surgery, claiming that he suffered a stroke caused by the COVID-19 vaccine!

Stew Peters : Triple jabbed Australian surgeon stroking out mid-surgery. Again, this is apocalyptic.

Died Suddenly : HORROR Surgeon strokes out in the middle of performing surgery 💉

Remember: medical workers were forced to take the death shots in order to continue practicing their professions.

Vaccinated surgeons are putting patient‘s lives at risk every day.

He recently received his third death-shot but no one knows what made him collapse. It’s a complete ‘mystery‘!

Stay away from doctors and hospitals at all costs, unless you have a death wish.

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Claim : Australian Surgeon Did Not Collapse From Vaccine-Induced Stroke!

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

Fact #1 : The Surgeon Is Chinese, Not Australian

The doctor who collapsed in the viral video is not an Australian surgeon as claimed, but a 25 year-old Chinese surgeon called Hu Gang.

At that time, he was performing a urology operation together with Li Song, the deputy director of the Urology Department of Zhenxiong County People’s Hospital in Yunnan, China.

Fact #2 : The Surgeon Did Not Collapse From A Stroke

The claim that the surgeon “stroked out”, or collapsed from a vaccine-induced stroke is utter nonsense.

Dr. Hu Gang had been working from 5 PM the previous day and was so busy, he didn’t have time to rest or eat breakfast.

He subsequently collapsed at around 11 AM the next day in the operating room from fatigue and hypoglycaemia – low blood sugar. He quickly recovered after being treated, and getting some rest and food.

Fact #3 : Incident Happened In January 2020

The video isn’t new. It actually went viral more than three years ago, because the incident happened on 17 January, 2020. Here is a translation of a Chinese news report clarifying the events behind the viral video:

Beijing News (Reporter Ni Zhaozhong) Today (January 17) afternoon, a video of a doctor from Zhenxiong County People’s Hospital in Yunnan Province fainting during an operation was circulated on the Internet. A reporter from the Beijing News learned from the hospital that the main reason for the doctor’s fainting was hypoglycemia and long hours of fatigued work. After treatment, he was fine.

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Fact #4 : The Surgeon Was Not Vaccinated

While it may seem obvious, I should point out that the surgeon was not vaccinated against COVID-19, since no COVID-19 vaccine had been developed in January 2020.

Therefore, it is perplexing why Stew Peters and other “vaccine truthers” would claim that this doctor was triple-vaccinated. I would like to see them prove that.

Scientists in China only initiated the first phase of a clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine in March 2020, which is two months after this incident.

There was no COVID-19 vaccine, not even experimental doses, available to vaccinate any doctor in China, never mind give them a third, booster dose as well.

Fact #5 : This Is Just Anti-Vaccination Disinformation

This is just another example of anti-vaccination disinformation or propaganda, using irrelevant or misleading videos to scare people into not protecting themselves against COVID-19.

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

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

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Was Joan Rivers Killed For Insulting The Obamas?!

Was comedian Joan Rivers killed for revealing that Barack Obama is gay, and Michelle Obama is a transgender woman?!

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

 

Claim : Joan Rivers Killed For Insulting The Obamas

People are sharing a video of Joan Rivers saying that Barack Obama is gay, and Michelle Obama is a transgender woman, as evidence the comedian was killed for insulting them!

WeLoveTrump : Joan Rivers “Died Suddenly” After Making This Comment About Michelle Obama…

Well since Michael Obama is trending, it’s time to pull out this little nugget. (Joan Rivers died during plastic surgery shortly after this interview).

Don’t forget just after outing Michelle Obama as a transgender, Joan Rivers went in for a “routine” surgery and died.

 

Truth : Joan Rivers Was NOT Killed For Insulting The Obamas

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created to disparage Barack and Michelle Obama by misogynists and Republicans of the MAGA, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Joan Rivers Made Comments On July 1, 2014

First, let me just establish some context about Joan Rivers’ comments on the Obamas.

On Monday, June 30, 2014, Joan Rivers officiated an impromptu gay wedding between two of her fans at a bookstore in New York City.

The next day, a reporter approached her on the street, and asked her about officiating that gay wedding, before asking whether the US will ever see a gay president:

Reporter : Do you think that the United States will see the first gay president or the first woman president?

Joan Rivers : Well, we already have it with Obama, so let’s just calm down. You know Michelle is a tranny.

Reporter : I’m sorry, she’s a what?

Joan Rivers : A transgender. We all know. It’s OK. 

Reporter : Oh my gosh!

The viral video wrongly claims that she made the comment on July 4, 2014. She made it on July 1 – the day after she officiated the impromptu gay wedding.

It was only reported on July 3 by The Hollywood Reporter, before being picked up by mainstream media on July 4.

Fact #2 : Joan Rivers Called It A Compliment

After the story was picked up by CNN, her representative released this statement that Joan Rivers appears to have written:

I think it’s a compliment. She’s so attractive, tall, with a beautiful body, great face, does great makeup. Take a look and go back to La Cage Au Follies (sic). The most gorgeous women are transgender.

Stop it already … and if you want to talk about ‘politically correct,’ I think this is a ‘politically incorrect’ attack on me because I’m old, Jewish, a woman and a ‘hetty’ – a heteosexual …

And I plan to sue the reporter who, when he turned off his camera, tried to touch me inappropriately on the ass – luckily he hit my ankle.

Read the book … if you think that’s silly, wait to (sic) you see what I say about FDR and Eleanor!

Fact #3 : Joan Rivers Died A Week After Her Endoscopy

On August 28, 2014, Joan Rivers visited her personal throat doctor, Dr. Gwen Korovin, at Yorkville Endoscopy for an appointment to check out her sore throat and hoarseness of voice.

A gastroenterologist, Dr. Lawrence Cohen, who was the medical director of the clinic at that time, performed a laryngoscopy and saw something of concern with her vocal cords.

Dr. Gwen Korovin then started a second laryngoscopy to view Joan Rivers’ vocal cords, even though she was not certified by Yorkville Endoscopy, and only authorised to observe Cohen. It was during that procedure that her vocal cords began to swell, cutting off oxygen to her lungs and leading to a cardiac arrest.

At 9:40 AM, someone at the Yorkville Endoscopy dialled 911, reporting a patient in cardiac arrest. 5 minutes later, the New York Fire Department response team arrived at the clinic, and found that CPR was already being performed on Joan Rivers with a defibrillator attached and a breathing tube inserted into her windpipe.

The firefighters took over the CPR efforts, until an ambulance from Mount Sinai Hospital arrived at the clinic two minutes later at 9:47 AM. The ambulance crew joined in the CPR efforts, as a second NYFD unit with Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) arrived with a supervisor.

By 9:50 AM, ten rescue workers were on site, trying to revive her. She was rushed to the Mount Sinai Hospital, where she died a week later, on September 4, 2014.

Fact #4 : Joan Rivers Autopsy Revealed Her True Cause Of Death

The claim that she was killed by the Obamas was dispelled with the release of her autopsy results and cause of death on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

According to the New York Medical Examiner, Joan Rivers died from a complication of the [endoscopic] procedure she underwent, causing “anoxic encephalopathy due to hypoxic arrest” that occurred “during laryngoscopy and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with propofol sedation for evaluation of voice changes and gastroesophageal reflux disease.

The classification of a death as a therapeutic complication means that the death resulted from a predictable complication of medical therapy.

In other words, Joan Rivers suffered from laryngospasm – a spasm of her vocal cords that blocked air from reaching her lungs, resulting in a loss of oxygen supply to her brain.

Even if the Obamas wanted to kill Joan Rivers, it would be quite impossible for them to trigger laryngospasm during a procedure with multiple medical personnel in the room.

Fact #5 : Michelle Obama Isn’t Transgender

The claims that Michelle Obama is a transgender woman who was born a man is not only false, it’s absurdly ridiculous, because… she suffered a miscarriage and later gave birth to two girls – Malia Obama and Sasha Obama.

For those who are wondering – transgender women cannot give birth, or suffer miscarriages, as they were born men, and lack both ovaries and uterus.

Viral photos showing Michelle Obama with a penis bulge were also proven to have been edited to falsely show that she was a transgender woman.

Read more : Do Photos Prove Michelle Obama Is Transgender?!

Fact #6 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity / Politician News

This is yet another example of fake news about celebrities and/or politicians created to generate page views and money through advertising, just like these examples:

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Jordan Brister : Student’s Cause of Death Revealed!

The official cause of death for 18 year-old student Jordan Brister has been revealed, confirming that he did not die from any vaccine side effect!

 

Claim : Jordan Brister Died From COVID-19 Vaccine SADS!

Right after news broke that Jordan Brister died suddenly and unexpectedly, people immediately claimed that the 18 year-old Las Vegas student died suddenly from COVID-19 vaccine SADS!

Another one #DiedSuddenly

Jordan Brister, 17 year old high school student dies suddenly #Covid #Vaccine

ANOTHER Las Vegas teenager has collapsed and died while at school from a sudden heart attack. 💉☠️💉☠️
“Jordan Tyler Brister suddenly and unexpectedly suffered cardiac arrest while at school with no explanation as to why” #diedsuddenly #VaccineDeath

Nothing to see here 👀 ..and don’t even begin to question what the connection could possibly be 💉

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Truth :  Cause Of Death For Jordan Brister Was Not Vaccine!

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

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

Fact #1 : Jordan Brister Was Found Unconscious After Gym Class

18 year-old Jordan Brister was a 12th grade student at the Amplus Academy in Las Vegas, who was found unresponsive in his school’s bathroom after attending gym class on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

As he was suspected to have suffered a sudden cardiac arrest, Amplus Academy staff performed CPR on him until paramedics arrived and transported him to the Southern Hills Hospital.

Despite the efforts of first responders and the medical team at Southern Hills Hospital, Jordan Brister passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2023.

Fact #2 : Jordan Brister’s Cause Of Death Was Pneumonia + Tracheitis

The Clark County Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy of Jordan Brister, and released its results on Friday, February 24.

According to the Clark County Coroner’s Office, Jordan Brister died from acute bacterial pneumonia and tracheitis (an infection of his windpipe, the trachea) caused by the bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus.

The coroner also said that Brister’s manner of death was natural.

Needless to say, this confirms once and for all that Jordan Brister did not die from any COVID-19 vaccine side effect.

Fact #3 : Jordan Brister Donated His Organs

This fact has no relevance to the topic, but I felt it is important to know that even in death, Jordan Brister made a difference – he donated his organs.

The Southern Hills Hospital held an honor walk on January 11, with care providers lining the hospital hallways as Brister was transferred to an operating room to donate his organs.

Staff said so many people came out to support Brister that staff members had trouble fitting in the hallways. Brister’s family said their goodbyes as he went into surgery.

Anytime an organ is donated, it helps change the track of someone’s life. He gets to live on in these individuals whose lives are impacted and saved.
– Dr. Shahid Ahmad, Southern Hills Hospital

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

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

For all we know – he may not even be vaccinated! The COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United States, and the Amplus Academy, where he studied, does not have any COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

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

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

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

Even if Jordan Brister was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, it does not mean he died from the COVID-19 vaccine, as he would have received his doses many months ago!

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

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

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

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

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

Recommended : Are Children Dying From Heart Attacks By Vaccine?!

Fact #5 : Claims Of Teachers / Students Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

So far, claims of teacher or student deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false at every instance. Here is the latest dozen cases I fact checked recently.

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

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Did Dr Chad Hazouri Die Suddenly From Vaccine?!

Did prominent Sydney cosmetic dentist Dr Chad Hazouri die suddenly from vaccine SADS?!

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

 

Claim : Dr Chad Hazouri Died Suddenly From Vaccine SADS!

Right after news broke that Dr Chad Hazouri died suddenly and unexpectedly, people immediately claimed that the prominent Sydney cosmetic dentist died suddenly from COVID-19 vaccine SADS!

Mid-50s? Far too young… #vaccine ? #VaccineSideEffects ?
#VaccineDeath #vaccinegenocide

Another young person dies from taking the poison jab. How many more are going to die before we stand up to the world gvt and what they have done to us

JABB GOT ANOTHER ONE.. “SADS”

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No Evidence Dr Chad Hazouri Died From COVID-19 Vaccine SADS!

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

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

Fact #1 : Unknown How / When Dr Chad Hazouri Died

Dr Chad Hazouri (born Charbel El Hazouri in 1966) was a prominent cosmetic dentist and injectables expert in Sydney, Australia, who developed his own Precise Aligners orthodontic system.

It is unknown precisely when or how Dr Hazouri died, only that his friends started posting condolences on Facebook on Monday, February 20, 2023.

From I can determine, Dr. Hazouri was about 56-57 years old when he died, and is survived by his wife, Kylie Hazouri, and two daughters, Lauren Hazouri and Jade Hazouri.

A celebration of his life was held from 6-9 PM on Tuesday, February 21 at 63 Parkes Street, West Ryde, Sydney, Australia. He was laid to rest on Saturday morning, February 25, 2023.

Fact #2 : Dr Chad Hazouri’s Cause Of Death Not Revealed

The cause of death for Dr Chad Hazouri is currently not publicly revealed. His family and friends made no mention of how or why he died.

Dr Hazouri could have died suddenly from any number of reasons – a heart attack, a car accident, a stroke, suicide, a fall, etc. So it would be wrong and disrespectful for anyone to claim, without evidence, that he died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

However, the fact that Dr Chad Hazouri was laid to rest so soon, and that there was no mention of an autopsy, suggest that the cause and manner of his death was not suspicious in any way.

Read more : Did Ryan Keeler Die Suddenly From Vaccine SADS?!

Fact #3 : Unknown If Dr Chad Hazouri Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

Even if Dr Chad Hazouri was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, it does not mean he died from the COVID-19 vaccine, as he would have received his doses many months ago!

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

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

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

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

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

Fact #5 : Claims Of Doctors Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

So far, claims of doctor deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false at every instance. Here are a few examples I fact checked in the past.

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

Please help us FIGHT FAKE NEWS by sharing this fact check article out, and please SUPPORT our work!

Don’t forget to protect yourself, and your family, by vaccinating against COVID-19!

 

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Name : Adrian Wong
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Dr. Adrian Wong has been writing about tech and science since 1997, even publishing a book with Prentice Hall called Breaking Through The BIOS Barrier (ISBN 978-0131455368) while in medical school.

He continues to devote countless hours every day writing about tech, medicine and science, in his pursuit of facts in a post-truth world.

 

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