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Did Embalmers Find Vaccine-Induced Blood Clots?!

Did Embalmers Find Vaccine-Induced Blood Clots?!

Did embalmers find vaccine-induced blood clots in bodies of dead vaccinated people?!

Take a look at this pivotal claim in the Died Suddenly “documentary”, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Died Suddenly : Embalmers Find Vaccine-Induced Blood Clots?!

Anti-vaccination activist and conspiracy theorist Stew Peters just launched Died Suddenly – his “documentary” on sudden deaths that he blames on the COVID-19 vaccine.

One of the key premise of his “documentary” is that these sudden deaths are caused by mysterious white fibres or blood clots found by embalmers like Richard Hirschman.

Hirschman has been making these claims for a long time now, but it now takes centerstage in Stew Peter’s fake documentary – Died Suddenly.

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Truth : Embalmers Did Not Find Vaccine-Induced Blood Clots!

This is nothing more than another example of FAKE NEWS created by anti-vaccination activists, who have no shame and no qualms LYING to you, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Embalmers Do Not Conduct Autopsies

Let me start by pointing out that embalmers are not qualified to conduct autopsies. Richard Hirschman speaks as if he is capable of conducting autopsies, which is simply not the case.

Autopsies are conducted by a medical examiner, who is a certified doctor licensed in forensic pathology. An embalmer is simply someone who is trained to embalm and prepare a dead body for funeral services.

Ben Schmidt, a funeral director and embalmer with a bachelor’s degree in natural science, explained in his article:

Despite what they might think, the vast majority of embalmers are not medical professionals. While there are embalmers who came from nursing, EMT, and other medical backgrounds, it is rare for an embalmer to be a qualified pathologist or hematologist or to make such a medical diagnosis.

Furthermore, embalmers are in no position to claim that someone who has died of natural causes “was in normal health.” Sorry, people, if you have big clots lurking in your body, you are not in normal health.

Fact #2 : Embalmers Do Not Know Vaccination Status

Richard Hirschman makes a point of stating that he started tracking in November 2021 how many times he finds strange clots in the bodies he embalms, and their vaccination status.

He even coloured coded his data, using green for people who were verified to be vaccinated. In this screenshot, you can see that he even remarked that one of them was vaccinated 4 times.

How did Hirschman know they were vaccinated? The death certificate does not list the deceased’s vaccination status. An embalmer also wouldn’t have access to the deceased’s medical records.

He would have to personally ask the family members of the deceased about his/her vaccination status, which he never alluded to. As Ben Schmidt explains :

It would also be extremely unusual for an embalmer to know someone’s medical history unless they were closely related to the deceased person. It has been my experience that embalming often takes place before a specific cause of death is communicated to the embalmer let alone their vaccination records.

It is also interesting to note that he somehow knew that one of the dead persons he worked on never had COVID-19. Did he run a COVID-19 serology test on the body?

Fact #3 : Most Of His Own Data Not Linked To Vaccination

Even if you take his word for it that he somehow knew the vaccination status of the dead bodies, his own data showed that they accounted for only 16 out of about 118 dead bodies.

So why did he include the other 102 bodies whose COVID-19 vaccination status he did not know?

Fact #4 : Blood Clots Are Common In Refrigerated Bodies

Despite Richard Hirschman’s claim that such blood clots are uncommon, that is actually not true as Monica Forrest, a licensed embalmer with NXT Generation Mortuary Support explained:

The blood clots are from refrigeration. It happens to many bodies. It’s just that there were so many bodies to process, many of them sat in refrigeration for long durations so they got blood clots. It’s not a big deal and these people are trying to make it a thing.

Fact #5 : Formaldehyde + Water Coagulates Blood

Funeral director Ben Schmidt also explained how formaldehyde and water using in the embalming process coagulates the blood:

Formaldehyde coagulates proteins during the embalming process, and blood is made of protein. Further, tap water contains calcium which drives the blood clotting reaction, even after death.

We add specific chemicals called water conditioners that remove calcium in order to prevent the blood clotting reaction.

Fact #6 : Blood Clots Vary A Lot

Richard Hirschman started by calling what he found blood clots, but in the Died Suddenly video, he started calling them “white fibrous clots” or “white fibrous structures”.

The composition and appearance of blood clots depends greatly on where they form, and when they are found.

Blood clots that form in the arteries contain few red blood cells, and are formed primarily by fibrin and platelets. On the other hand, venous clots have a higher red blood cell content, although even these clots tend to accumulate fibrin over time.

Blood clots also change with time. Fresh blood clots appear red and are friable, but over time, become gelatinous and rubbery with a yellowish “chicken fat” surface.

Here is a comparison between antemortem and postmortem blood clots, courtesy of Dr. Judy Melinek M.D.

Difference between antemortem and postmortem clots. Courtesy : Dr. Judy Melinek M.D.

Fact #7 : COVID-19 Infections Cause Blood Clots

What Died Suddenly does not tell you is that the COVID-19 infection kills many people through abnormal blood clotting, caused by a massive inflammatory response to the virus that increases clotting factors in the blood.

As a result, these patients develop blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism), legs (deep vein thrombosis), arteries to the brain (causing stroke) and kidneys (causing kidney failure), as well as peripheral blood vessels.

Yazan Abou-Ismail, a haematologist at the University of Utah Health explained:

The association between COVID-19 and blood clots was recognized early in the pandemic among hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

These patients experienced blood clots both in deep veins and arteries, which sometimes led to strokes and heart attacks. Although these conditions have mostly been seen in patients with severe COVID-19 illness, people with moderate illness have also developed blood clots.

The incidence of blood clots ranged from 20% to 40% among patients with severe COVID-19 illness, and 3% to 9% among those with mild to moderate COVID-19 illness.

Fact #8 : Abnormal Blood Clots Seen In COVID-19 Deaths

As Monica Torres also explained, abnormal clots were found in people who died from COVID-19 infections “long before vaccinations were available“.

The US National Funeral Directors Association also said that its embalmers noticed similar abnormal blood clots in COVID-19 deaths, in both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

Fact #9 : Blood Clot Risk Not Seen With mRNA Vaccines

I must point out that the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines do present a very small risk of developing serious blood clots that can be life-threatening.

Called Vaccine-induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT), or Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS), this condition is very unique in its combination of blood clots in large veins of the brains, abdomen and lungs, together with low platelet counts leading to bleeding tendencies.

It can be treated when diagnose on time, and is not caused by mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna – the vast majority of COVID-19 vaccines used in the United States.

Therefore, it is more likely that not that these blood clots have nothing to do with blood clots caused by the AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Fact #10 : Swirling Blood In A Tube Is Not Evidence

Instead of an actual pathological evidence of how COVID-19 vaccines can possibly cause these white fibrous clots, Richard Hirschman just swirls some blood in what is probably embalming fluid, and remarks “you can almost see they are stringy looking”.

That’s the kind of “incredible evidence” this embalmer has come up with, and this is drivel that Died Suddenly is based on.

Fact #11 : Embalmers Are Not Medical Examiners

I will end with this – embalmers are not pathologists. With all due respect to these professionals, they are not trained to conduct autopsies, take samples or conduct tests, never mind come to any conclusion about the cause of death.

That’s why the Died Suddenly video only features embalmers (and only a handful!) and not pathologists or forensic pathologists.

The medical examiners who did the actual autopsies would have seen these blood clots and tested them, before handing the bodies over to the embalmers.

The very fact that no medical examiner was featured in the “documentary” is because none of them found anything out of the ordinary.

Based on their experience with COVID-19 deaths, they would have noted the blood clots as common in such deaths, and not scream, “It must be the vaccine!“.

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Santino Blanco : Why Face of AR Vaccine Effort Died

Santino Godoy Blanco – the 4 year-old face of Argentina’s child vaccination campaign tragically died.

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

 

Claim : Santino Godoy Blanco Died From Vaccine Sudden Death!

Right after news broke that Santino Godoy Blanco fell sick and died, anti-vaccination activists immediately claimed that the poster boy for Argentina’s child vaccination campaign died from vaccine-induced sudden death (SADS / VIDS / VDS)!

Heartbreaking: Santino Blanco, the four-year-old boy who had been the face of #Argentina’s national #vaccination campaign #diedsuddenly this morning. This is #murder.

These parents have made this 💉 a religion and they are all willing to sacrifice their healthy children to pharma gods.  Shameful and disgusting.

A new slap from Israel to the COVID-19 vaccines, while in Argentina, 4-year-old Santino Godoy Blanco, who was the central figure of the National Vaccination Campaign, died!

Read more : Did Aaron Carter Die From Vaccine Sudden Death?!

 

Truth : Santino Godoy Blanco Did NOT Die From Vaccine!

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

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

But before I start, I would like to point out that it is unbelievable how low they would go. They didn’t even bat an eye in lying about a young boy’s death. They have no shame at all.

Fact #1 : Santino Godoy Blanco Died From Pneumonia

Santino Godoy Blanco, who hailed from the town of San Miguel, had been unwell for a week with a high fever that persisted despite being given ibuprofen.

His mother, Agustina Blanco, took him to the Dr. Raúl F. Larcade Municipal Hospital at dawn on Wednesday, November 2, where the doctor said that he had a viral fever, and sent him home.

Unfortunately, Santino’s fever persisted and he started to throw up. He was Reliverán (Metoclopramide) for his vomiting, but eventually went back to the hospital after his condition did not improve.

Santino’s condition continued to deteriorate to Thursday – he kept vomiting, and was weak and not able to eat. Once again, his mother brought him to the hospital, but this time, Santino was so weak, he was no longer able to sit up and had to lie down.

After 10 minutes, the nurse told his mother that Santino needed oxygen, explaining that the doctor who checked him believed he was suffering from bronchospasm, but the three pulse oximeter sensors they tried didn’t work. Santino then went into shock, and they tried but failed to revive him after 1.5 hours.

After Santino Blanco died, an autopsy was conducted on his body, which revealed that he died from pneumonia.

In short, Santino Godoy Blanca’s cause of death was pneumonia, not COVID-19 or the COVID-19 vaccine.

It was also not a “sudden death”, as anti-vaccination activists keep claiming. Sadly, Santino suffered for a long time before dying from pneumonia.

Fact #2 : Argentinian Vaccination Campaign Was Not For COVID-19

Now, I should point out that the vaccination campaign that Santino Godoy Blanco was featured in, was not for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Santino was a model for the Argentinian National Ministry of Health’s vaccination campaign for measles, rubella, mumps and polio (sarampión, rubéola, paperas y polio).

All those nasty antivaxxers mocking his family or the boy for promoting something that “killed him” got it completely wrong. So you have to ask yourself – why should you listen to people who either lied, or just made up that claim?

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Fact #3 : Unknown If Santino Blanco Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Just because Santino Godoy Blanco was a model for a vaccination campaign, does not mean he was actually vaccinated against COVID-19.

It’s no different from how actors may appear to be macho in a movie, but are quite different people in real life.

For all we know – he may not even be vaccinated! The COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in Argentina, 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!

Fact #4 : Argentina Uses Sinopharm For Child COVID-19 Vaccinations

Anti-vaccination activists are falsely blaming Santino Godoy Bianco’s death on mRNA vaccines.

Even if Santino Godoy Blanco was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, he never received an mRNA vaccine, because Argentina only approved the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for use in children between 3 and 11 years in age.

The Sinopharm COVILO vaccine, also known as BBIBP-CorV or just BIBP, is an inactivated virus vaccine made from actual SARS-CoV-2 virus grown in Vero cells, and killed using β-propiolactone. This vaccine does not use mRNA technology.

Fact #5 : Pneumonia Is A Common Cause Of Childhood Death

Anti-vaccination activists falsely claim that children do not die from pneumonia.

The truth is – pneumonia is a common cause of death in very young children, accounting for 14% of all deaths of children under 5 years old.

In fact, the WHO points out that pneumonia is the single largest infectious cause of death in children worldwide, killing 740,180 children in 2019 alone.

Pneumonia is a form of acute respiratory infection by viruses, bacteria or fungi that infect the lungs, and makes breathing difficult and reduces the amount of oxygen the child receives.

Recommended : Gwen Casten : Cause of Sudden Death NOT Vaccine!

Fact #6 : COVID-19 Vaccines Cannot Prevent Other Causes Of Death

COVID-19 vaccines are designed to protect us against severe illness and death from COVID-19, by teaching our own immune system how to create antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

They, however, cannot protect us against other causes of death, whether it’s pneumonia, cardiac arrest or even other viruses. Hence, fully-vaccinated people can and will die from other causes of death.

It is therefore ludicrous for anti-vaccination activists to blame all deaths of fully-vaccinated people on the vaccine. Did they really expect the COVID-19 vaccine to be an elixir of immortality? Please grow up.

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

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

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

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

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Why Camila Alves Did Not Injure Neck From Vaccine!

Anti-vaccination activists are blaming the fall that injured Matthew McConaughey’s wife, Camila Alves, on the vaccine!

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

 

Claim : Camila Alves Injured Neck Because Of COVID-19 Vaccine!

Right after news broke that Matthew McConaughey’s wife, Camila Alves injured her neck in a fall, anti-vaccination activists immediately blamed it on the COVID-19 vaccine.

DiedSuddenly : Matthew McConaughey’s fully 💉’d wife Camila has fallen down a flight of stairs and broken her neck. The couple originally took a stand against childhood mandates, but then caved from pressure and volunteered their son. #DiedSuddenly

Dr. James E. Olsson : Why did Matthew McConaughey’s wife Camila fall down the stairs? Did she pass out or randomly collapse? Seems like a lot of people are collapsing. I don’t know about these people. I’m not being sarcastic about it but they might need to wear a helmet, it could save their lives.

Read more : Did Aaron Carter Die From Vaccine Sudden Death?!

 

Truth : Camila Alves Injured Neck By Tripping, Not From Vaccine!

I cannot believe I have to write this piece. Just because the fall injured a celebrity, does not mean the vaccine caused it.

Yes, both Matthew McConaughey and his wife were fully vaccinated in 2021, because Matthew’s mother who is living with them, was 90 years old then and immunocompromised.

But Camila’s fall had NOTHING to do with the vaccine. She basically tripped on loose pant fabric that got caught on her shoe, and fell.

These antivaxxers keep getting away with their lies and disinformation, because they know that most people don’t bother to check.

If they just read what Camila Alves herself wrote about what happened, they would have realised that her fall had NOTHING to do with the COVID-19 vaccine!

I am ok but… Don’t fall people…don’t fall…
Ladies hold your long dresses up or lose pants up when going by down the stairs!! wind blew mine as I was midair, pant fabric wrapped around my shoe and down the floor I went…A silly fall, turned into not so silly neck situation, recovery time ahead…
💚💛💚💛💚💛💚💛💚💛💚💛
não cai gente… não cai… um acidente bobo, tornou-se em não tão bobo, agora entrando na fase de recuperação… quando tiver descendo escada segura o vestido longo ou calça solta !! O vento bateu quando estava descendo escada, minha calça solta prendeu no sapato quando estava no meio do degrau, vi o chão!! Uma caída boba se transformou em nao tanto agora entrando na fase de recuperação

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Let me be clear – COVID-19 vaccines are not magical potions, or elixirs of immortality. Even if we are fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, we will still die one day, eventually.

The COVID-19 vaccine just helps to train our own immune system to fight off the SARS-CoV-2 virus, so that if we do get infected, we stand a much better chance of avoiding severe illness, and death.

These vaccines are nothing more than training camps for our body’s own army – our immune system. Sure, you can go into war without training and heck, you might even win the war. But does it not make sense to train your soldiers first, to give your army a better chance?

Now, after you are fully-vaccinated and boosted, your body is more capable of fighting off a COVID-19 infection. Heck, you may end up with an asymptotic infection, and not even realise you were infected!

But that does not mean you are protected against other causes of sudden or unexpected death or injuries – other infections and diseases, car accident, strokesudden cardiac arrest, suicide, drug overdose, or even a fall.

Yes, you can fall, break a leg, suffer a heart attack or sepsis, or even get cancer. The vaccine does not make you immortal.

Read more : RECoVaM Study Highlights How Well COVID-19 Vaccines Work!

Only antivaxxers will falsely blame the COVID-19 vaccine for deaths from other causes. It’s not only immoral, it is highly irresponsible, malicious and vindictive.

It’s one thing if antivaxxers choose to risk their own lives. They have no right to lie and mislead people into risking their lives.

Over 12 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered worldwide in the past two years, and their safety and efficacy have been proven time and time again.

Stop believing in the lies peddled by crazy people on the Internet. Yes, that includes disgraced doctors like Peter McCullough who was finally stripped of his board certifications!

Speaking of doctors, I should also point out that the real Dr. James E. Olsson died in 2006. The popular anti-vaccination Twitter account used his name to push fake news. Look at how deceptive and evil these antivaxxers really are.

 

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Dr. Peter McCullough Has (Finally) Been Decertified!

Dr. Peter McCullough has finally been decertified, after two years of spouting misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines!

 

Dr. Peter McCullough Has (Finally) Been Decertified!

Tech millionaire and anti-vaccination activist, Steve Kirsch (who is ironically fully-vaccinated himself!), just revealed that his antivax buddy, Dr. Peter McCullough has just been decertified!

Finally, after two years of spouting misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines, Dr. Peter McCullough was stripped of his board certifications in Internal Medicine and Cardiology!

Peter McCullough had earlier been terminated as the Editor-In-Chief of Cardiorenal Medicine, and Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine in March 2022. But when he was stripped of his board certifications, he went crying to his pal, Steve Kirsch:

I was terminated as the Editor-In-Chief of Cardiorenal Medicine and Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine after years of service and rising impact factors. There was no phone call, no board meeting, no due process. Just e-mails or certified letters. Powerful dark forces are working in academic medicine to expunge any resistance to the vax.

Yesterday I was stripped of my board certifications in Internal Medicine and Cardiology after decades of perfect clinical performance, board scores, and hundreds of peer reviewed publications.

None of this will stop until there is a “needle in every arm.”

According to McCullough, the American Board of Internal Medicine said that his primary offences were :

  1. Understating the risk COVID-19 death for people under the age of 50.
  2. Overstating the risk of death from COVID-19 vaccines.

I would have said better late than never, but that would be like being fine with letting a serial murderer carry on slicing and dicing his victims for two years.

And the truth is – there is already a needle in every arm that is willing to accept facts, and the protection offered by the COVID-19 vaccines.

Yet the sky hasn’t fallen, except for Dr. McCullough… extremely belated, but still welcome nevertheless.

Read more : Why Dr. Pierre Kory Got COVID-19 Despite Taking Ivermectin!

 

Dr. Peter McCullough : His Lies That Cost Lives

It is impossible to know how much damage Dr. Peter McCullough wrought with his lies, but he definitely cost many people their lives, or those of their loved ones.

McCullough has made so many false claims about COVID-19 and the vaccines, that it would be impossible to cover all of them, so here’s just a selection of his “best hits”:

  • He falsely claimed that the COVID-19 pandemic was planned many years ago at a 2017 Johns Hopkins University symposium.
  • He falsely claimed that there’s no scientific reason for healthy people under 50 to get the vaccine.
  • He falsely claimed that people who develop COVID-19 have “complete and durable immunity”, and that there is no benefit in vaccinating someone who recovered from COVID-19.
  • He falsely claimed that over 50,000 Americans died from the COVID-19 vaccine during his Texas Senate testimony in March 2021.
  • He falsely claimed that there is a “low degree, if any of asymptomatic spread” of COVID-19.
  • He promoted the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19.
  • He falsely claimed that the COVID-19 vaccines are experimental.
  • He falsely claimed that the Emergency Use Authorisation is new and have never been used before.
  • He falsely claimed that there was a global recall of the COVID-19 vaccines.
  • He falsely claimed that face masks don’t work.

Just four months ago, Dr. Peter McCullough falsely testified to a Texas Senate Committee on Health & Human Services, that the COVID-19 vaccines were recalled after over 40,000 deaths were reported.

In my fact check, I pointed out the many mistakes (lies) Dr. McCullough made in his testimony. He may sound authoritative to the public, but he’s really “full of shit”.

Read more : Were COVID-19 Vaccines Recalled After 40K Deaths?!

When you look at just the short list above, you have to wonder – why didn’t they strip his board certifications earlier?

It wouldn’t stop him from lying, but it would have blunted the effectiveness of his lies, by stripping him of the credibility his board certifications offer him.

In fact, that’s the reason why McCullough kept claiming to be the Vice Chief of Internal Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center, amongst other titles, MONTHS after he was “let go”.

In the end, Baylor Scott & White Health had to sue him for $1 million in damages, and file a restraining order to stop him from associating himself with their medical facilities.

Dr. Peter McCullough has long lost the respect of the medical fraternity because they know that he’s lying and putting people’s lives at risk, literally breaking the Hippocratic oath.

But the public doesn’t know that. They believe his lies because he frames himself as a medical authority with board certifications.

Stripping him of his board certifications will not stop him from lying, but it sure as heck will clip his credibility.

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Young Athletes At High Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest!

Find out why young athletes are at high risk of dying from sudden cardiac arrest, and why it really has nothing to do with COVID-19 vaccines!

 

Young Athletes At High Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest!

While student athletes appears to be the epitome of healthy young people, many are at risk of dying from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

In fact, studies show that sudden cardiac arrest is the leading medical cause of death in young athletes.

On average, about 2,000 young people in the United States (less than 24 years old) die from sudden cardiac arrest every year, and many do not have previously-known heart disease.

That does not mean that they do not have a heart disease. It simply means most of them were not screened, and were not aware of any heart disease they might have.

16 year-old Haley Meche, for example, only survived sudden cardiac arrest on the football field because she was earlier diagnosed with a heart condition, and had a defibrillator implanted.

Another student athlete, Josh Tetteh, was also fortunate enough to detect his heart condition through preventive screening, even though he did not have any symptoms. If untreated, it could have led to sudden cardiac arrest.

My whole life was perfect. We had this screening, they found something within my heart that is one of the reasons why athletes die.

Read more : Did NHL Player Bryan Marchment Die From Vaccine SADS?!

According to Dr. Jonathan Drezner – head of the UW Medical Center for Sports Cardiology, “1 in 300 young persons has a condition at risk for sudden cardiac arrest.

On top of that, Dr. Drezner said that the risk is nearly four times higher in student athletes, and this is a risk that most athletes don’t even know about.

Research shows that up to 80% of kids who suffer sudden cardiac arrest have no symptoms prior.

A majority of high schools in the United States now require student athletes to take a questionnaire and undergo a physical examination, with additional testing and ECG for those at higher risk.

Even so, Dr. Drezner believes that the current selective ECG screening model is not enough, and still leaves “the majority of kids at risk undetected“.

In addition to student athletes, adults are also at risk of dying from sudden cardiac arrest while undertaking strenuous sporting activities. Approximately 356,000 adults suffer from sudden cardiac arrest every year in the United States, 90% of which are fatal.

That’s why many states in the United States enacted laws requiring automated external defibrillators (AED) to be made available in health clubs, gyms, schools, and other public places.

Read more : Did NBA Star Caleb Swanigan Die From COVID-19 Vaccine?!

 

Why Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Athletes Are Not Caused By Vaccines

In most of the world though, ECG screening for student athletes and adults is virtually non-existent, which has led to many cases of sudden deaths on the field.

These sudden deaths have been weaponised in the past 2+ years by anti-vaccination activists as “evidence” of vaccine injury, which is utter nonsense.

For one thing – sudden cardiac arrest isn’t caused by COVID-19 vaccines. SCA is a medical emergency that has been documented for as long as medical records exist.

And SCA is actually pretty common. The United States alone records over half a million cases of sudden cardiac arrest cases every year – an incidence of about 130 per 100,000 individuals per year.

The incidence of SCA also did not increase after the vaccines were introduced, which squashes the claim that vaccines is causing a spike in sudden cardiac arrest deaths.

As this Peterson-KFF chart shows, the incidence of heart disease as well as other causes of death in the United States remained relatively stable during the pandemic. Only deaths from COVID-19 varied significantly during that time.

It is also important to note that many SCA cases have undiagnosed heart conditions that may not produce noticeable symptoms in daily life, but could result in sudden cardiac arrest during strenuous activities.

That’s why many of these cases occur more frequently in athletes during sporting activities, even though they are by most accounts healthier than the general population.

In fact, the rate at which athletes are experiencing sudden death has progressively increased over the years. This chart from the Maron study showed how the number of athletes suffering from sudden death increased at a rate of about 6% per year, from 1980 to 2006.

Read more : Did Hundreds Of Athletes Die Of COVID-19 Vaccine Effects?!

Finally, death or injury from rare vaccine adverse effects like anaphylaxis, myocarditis and VITT can be proven.

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

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

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

Several deaths have been confirmed this way by health authorities. So if anyone tells you that an athlete died from the COVID-19 vaccine, ask for the evidence.

 

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

Did high school athlete Kaden Clymer get a career-ending 6 foot long blood clot in his leg from the COVID-19 vaccine?!

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

 

Claim : Kaden Clymer Got 6-Foot Blood Clot From Vaccine!

Anti-vaccination activists, including the Gateway Pundit and Epoch Times websites, are promoting the story about a high school athlete called Kaden Clymer who was forced to end his football career after doctors found a 6 foot long clot in his leg.

They are claiming or suggesting that the super-long blood clot came from COVID-19 vaccines :

Think the stories of “unusual” blood clots is just wild “conspiracy theories”? Most of these examples die, but meet Kaden Clymer, a high school football player who, although his football playing days are over, lived through it

This is a heartbreaking story which begs a very big question. Could you please follow up w/ Kaden & ask him if he received the covid injection, when, which, batch/lot; whether his drs are looking into that & if he has filed a VAERS report? We need brave journalists to ‘go there’

My friend and colleague Meredith McBride, M.D., is a vascular surgeon. In her long and successful career
in medicine she has never seen anything like this before. This is new, Dr. McBride posted on social media.
“This is not normal.”

We know from a new peer-reviewed article that 94 percent of the blood of people who had COVID-19
vaccines and a subsequent illness displayed unusual clotting formations. You can read that science
article here. Or read my Epoch Times article, with Dr. Joe Wang, about that article here.

 

Truth : Kaden Clymer Did Not Get Blood Clot From Vaccine!

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

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

Fact #1 : Kaden Clymer Has Inferior Vena Cava Atresia

On August 1, 2022, Kaden Clymer had severe pain in his back and legs. When his father took him to the Toledo Children’s Hospital emergency room, his calves were swollen by about 4 inches.

Doctors confirmed that he had blood clots in both legs, and surgeons later removed about 6 feet of blood clots from both of his legs.

It was then that doctors confirmed that Kaden was suffering from a rare condition called Inferior Vena Cava Atresia (IVCA) – in which there is a complete or partial absence of the inferior vena cava blood vessel.

It is shocking that a vascular surgeon like Dr. Meredith McBride has never heard of IVCA, and actually thinks “this is new“. Dr. McBride would do well to read about this 2015 IVCA case, for example.

Fact #2 : Inferior Vena Cava Atresia Causes Blood Clots

While not directly life-threatening, IVCA greatly increases the risk of developing blood clots that cause intense pain and swelling of the legs. These blood clots can also cause pulmonary embolism, if pieces break off and travel to the lungs.

That is why Kaden Clymer now receives daily injections of blood thinners, as his mother shared:

He gets shots in his stomach every day, twice a day, which is not something fun. I don’t enjoy giving them to him and I know he doesn’t like getting them. Yet, he does it with a smile and we appreciate that. It could’ve been so much worse.

In short, his blood clots had NOTHING to do with the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #3 : Kaden Clymer Was Not Vaccinated + Never Had COVID-19

Kaden’s sister, McKayla, spoke out against those claims, stating that he was never vaccinated against COVID-19, and he never contracted COVID-19.

She also confirmed that Kaden was born without the Inferior Vena Cava (IVC), and that was the cause of his blood clots :

Kaden clymer is my brother. He was never vaccinated or had Covid. You can’t argue with facts. Kaden was born without his ivc vein which caused his bloodclots.

Fact #4 : Gateway Pundit + Epoch Times Spread Fake News

Both the Gateway Pundit and Epoch Times are notorious for creating and spreading FAKE NEWS about COVID-19 and vaccines.

Everything they post should be considered FALSE, until proven otherwise. Here are some of their articles that I debunked in the past :

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

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

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

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

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

Read more : Antivax Steve Kirsch Admits He’s Fully-Vaccinated!

Fact #6 : Claims Of Athletes Dying From COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

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

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

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

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Did 5 Doctors Die Right After Getting Booster Dose?!

Did five Toronto doctors die within a week of getting their COVID-19 booster dose?!

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

 

Claim : Five Doctors Died Right After Getting Booster Dose!

Vancouver Times just posted an article claiming that five Toronto doctors from their COVID-19 booster dose

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

5 doctors in the Greater Toronto Area in Canada are dead as a direct result of taking the experimental Covid jab, according to a recently released report viewed by the Vancouver Times.

One doctor, Dr. Paul Hannam, had his death officially linked to the Covid “vaccine” earlier this month. The news went unreported by mainstream outlets.

 

Those Doctors Did NOT Die After Getting Booster Dose!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created by anti-vaccination activists to scare people from protecting themselves against COVID-19, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Vancouver Times Is A Fake News Website

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

To look legitimate, they copy and paste news from legitimate news organisations. To drive traffic, they create fake news. To give themselves a veneer of deniability, they label themselves as a “satire website” :

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

The truth is – they just create fake news to “go viral”. Here are some of their fake news that we debunked :

Fact #2 : Dr. Paul D. Hannam Died Of Sudden Cardiac Failure

Dr. Paul Davidson Hannam collapsed and died of sudden cardiac failure while he was out for a run.

While anti-vaccination activists claim that it is impossible for athletes and fit people to die during exercise, that’s not true.

The truth is – many fit athletes die unexpectedly every year, and the number has been steadily increasing every year.

This chart from the Maron study shows a progressive rise in sudden death reports of 6% per year, from 1980 to 2006.

In fact, the number of sudden deaths in young and fit athletes more than quadrupled from 1980 to 2006!

This debunks the claim that such a rise in sudden death must be due to the COVID-19 vaccine, which obviously did not exist back then.

Read more : Dr. Paul Hannam : Cause of Death Was Not Vaccine!

Fact #3 : Dr. Lorne Segall Died Of Lung Cancer

Dr. Lorne E. Segall died after a year-long battle with advanced lung cancer.

So he most definitely did not die from getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #4 : Dr. Stephen McKenzie Was Seriously Ill

According to his office, Dr. Stephen W. McKenzie had been “seriously ill” leading up to his death.

Although the nature of his illness was not disclosed, his office had earlier been permanently closed, so it must have happened earlier and is thus unrelated to the 2nd booster dose.

Fact #5 : Dr. Jakub Sawicki Died From Stomach Cancer

According to his wife, Iris Sawicki, Dr. Jakub Sawicki was diagnosed with Stage 4 gastric cancer in August 2021 – just two weeks after the birth of their son, John-Paul.

Specifically, Dr. Jakub Sawicki had signet ring cell adenocarcinoma (SRCC) – a rare and very aggressive form of stomach cancer. He most certainly did not die from the COVID-19 vaccine.

Read more : Did Four Doctors Die Right After 4th Vaccine Dose?!

Fact #6 : Dr. Candace Nayman Collapsed During A Triathlon

Dr. Candace Nayman collapsed in the water during the Toronto Triathlon Festival on Sunday, July 24, 2022.

Lifeguards responded immediately, rescuing her from the water and paramedics attended to her before they took her to the hospital. Unfortunately, she died four days later, on Thursday, July 28.

Deaths from cardiac arrests during triathlons are not rare – a study of more than 9 million participants in the US over 3 decades showed that the incidence rate was 1.74 out of every 100,000 competitors.

According to the lead study author, Dr. Kevin Harris – a cardiologist at the Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minnesota :

The majority (66.7%) of deaths occur in the swim portion of the triathlon, which is the first portion of the race.

During this portion of the race, the athletes likely experience an adrenaline surge as they enter the water and are competing in close proximity to other athletes, and in some cases with environmental conditions that are difficult to prepare for.

Fact #7 : No Evidence They Received Booster Dose Recently

Jason Pires of Vancouver Times claimed, without evidence, that the five Toronto doctors died “as a direct result” of getting the booster dose.

He was too lazy to even point out that the province of Ontario started recommending the 2nd booster dose (4th vaccine dose) just before the doctors died.

But even if he did – it wouldn’t mean anything, because it does not mean they actually got the second booster dose.

The truth is – there is NO EVIDENCE any of the five doctors received a COVID-19 booster dose recently.

Read more : Did Hundreds Of Athletes Die Of COVID-19 Vaccine Effects?!

Fact #8 : Bill Gates And Dr. Tedros Were Not Arrested

Vancouver Times created the fake stories that both Bill Gates and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus were arrested for crimes against humanity.

That was completely fabricated to trigger conspiracy theorists and anti-vaccination activists into sharing their fake story.

INTERPOL does NOT have the power to arrest or charge anyone of any crime in any country around the world.

Fact #9 : There Are No Arrest Warrants For Justin Trudeau + Klaus Schwab

Vancouver Times also created the fake story that INTERPOL issued arrest warrants for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and WEF Chairman Klaus Schwab.

There is no arrest warrant for either men. This was fabricated by Vancouver Times to trigger conspiracy theorists and anti-vaccination activists to share their fake news.

Fact #10 : There Is No Such Thing As A Publication Ban

Vancouver Times likes to use the “media blackout” claim, to explain why you can’t find any reputable media outlet reporting on Bill Russell dying from the COVID-19 vaccine.

That’s utter and complete bullshit. No one – not a judge, not even the American government – can control the worldwide media, or prevent anyone from writing about Bill Russell’s death.

You can also be sure that even if the mainstream media refused to run the story, it would have been reported by many other websites and bloggers.

Yet, not a single blogger or online website published their account of this incredible story? That’s because IT NEVER HAPPENED…

Read more : Plandemic 3 To Prove Satan’s Hand In COVID-19 Vaccines!

Fact #11 : Mainstream Media + Big Tech Would Have Loved The Hype

Vancouver Times is gaslighting you about how mainstream media and Big Tech want to hide the “truth” about Bill Russell’s cause of death.

They would all loved such shocking news, because it would have driven tons of traffic and engagement to their websites / platforms.

In fact, that was precisely why Vancouver Times created the fake story – to drive traffic, for the ad money.

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

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Did Three Doctors Die Right After 2nd Booster Dose?!

Did three doctors at a Canadian hospital die just days after receiving their second COVID-19 booster dose?!

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

 

Claim : Three Doctors Died Right After 2nd Booster Dose!

Anti-vaccination activists have been actively promoting the story that three doctors at a Canadian hospital died just days after receiving the second COVID-19 booster dose!

How much can we know deaths of three doctors dying over a three-day period, short time after the Mississauga Health system delivered 4th dose, second boosters for staff?
Dr. Stephen McKenzie Dr. Lorne Segall Dr. Jakub Sawicki

Trillium Partners staff physicians Dr. Jakub Sawicki, Dr. Stephen McKenzie and Dr. Lorne Segall died last week, just days after the tragic death of North York General Hospital’s Dr. Paul Hannam, an Olympian who died during a run at 50 years old.
they won’t admit they had the vax

3 DOCTORS at Trillium Health in Mississauga, Ontario died in a 3-day period just days after receiving their 4th Covid shot.
Doctor’s names Jakub Sawicki, Stephen McKenzie & Lorne Segall.
The dates of death:  July 17, 18, 20.
JUST A COINCIDENCE, RIGHT? 🙄

Read more : Dr. Paul Hannam: Cause Of Death Was Not Vaccine!

 

Truth : All Three Doctors Did Not Die From 2nd Booster Dose!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created by anti-vaccination activists, to scare people from protecting themselves against COVID-19, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Evidence They Received 2nd Booster Dose

There is no evidence any of the three doctors received the 2nd booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Sure, the province of Ontario started recommending the 2nd booster dose (4th vaccine dose) just before the doctors died, but that is no evidence they actually got their 4th vaccine dose.

Fact #2 : Two Doctors Were On Medical Leave When They Died

Two of the three doctors were confirmed to be on medical leave for severe illness when they died.

  • Dr. Lorne Segall was on long medical leave, with office closed until at least until September 2022.
  • Dr. Stephen McKenzie was “seriously ill”, to the point his office was “permanently closed”.

Fact #3 : Second Booster Dose Same As Primary Vaccine

Canada offers three booster doses – from Moderna, Pfizer and Novavax (upon request).

The Pfizer and Novavax booster doses have the same dosage as the primary doses, but the Moderna vaccine is offered at half the primary dose.

The first and second booster doses are really the same vaccine as the primary series vaccine, so there is no reason for new adverse effects to develop.

If you experienced no adverse effects with the first two primary doses, there is simply no reason why you should develop new adverse effects with either the first or the second booster doses, if they are of the same vaccine.

Fact #4 : 2nd Booster Dose Was Not Mandatory In Ontario

The Ontario government only recommended the 4th vaccine dose (2nd booster dose) for specific groups :

  • individuals aged 60 and over
  • First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals or a non-Indigenous household member aged 18 and over
  • residents of long-term care homes / retirement homes / Elder Care Lodge, or older adult living in other congregate settings providing assisted living / health services
  • moderately to severely-immunocompromised individuals

None of the three doctors who died were in those recommended groups.

Read more : Did Italian Court Rule Vaccine Mandate As Unconstitutional?!

Fact #5 : Dr. Lorne Segall Died Of Lung Cancer

Dr. Lorne E. Segall died after “a ridiculously unfair and hard fought year-long battle with advanced lung cancer“, according to his family.

So he most definitely did not die from getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #6 : Dr. Stephen McKenzie Was Seriously Ill

According to his office, Dr. Stephen W. McKenzie had been “seriously ill” leading up to his death.

Although the nature of his illness was not disclosed, his office had earlier been permanently closed, so it must have happened earlier and is thus unrelated to the 2nd booster dose.

Fact #7 : Dr. Jakub Sawicki Died From Stomach Cancer

According to his wife, Iris Sawicki, Dr. Jakub Sawicki was diagnosed with Stage 4 gastric cancer in August 2021 – just two weeks after the birth of their son, John-Paul.

Specifically, Dr. Jakub Sawicki had signet ring cell adenocarcinoma (SRCC) – a rare and very aggressive form of stomach cancer. He most certainly did not die from the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #8 : Trillium Confirmed Doctor Deaths Unrelated To Vaccine

Trillium Health Partners confirmed that none of their doctors died from the COVID-19 vaccine in a statement on Wednesday, 27 July 2022.

The rumour circulating on social media is simply not true. Their passings were not related to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #9 : Deaths / Injuries From COVID-19 Vaccines Can Be Proven

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

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

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

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

Read more : Vaccine myocarditis risk less than 1 in million!

Fact #10 : COVID-19 Vaccines Proven Safe + Effective

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

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

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

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

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Dr. Paul Hannam : Cause Of Death Was Not Vaccine!

Did Dr. Paul Hannam die from the 4th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine he received days ago?!

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

 

Claim : Dr. Paul Hannam Died From COVID-19 Vaccine!

Vancouver Times claims that Dr. Paul Hannam from the North York General Hospital died from the 4th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine he received just days ago.

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

A top doctor in North York, Toronto has died due to complications from the Covid vaccine.

Dr. Paul Hannam, the chief of emergency medicine and program director at North York General Hospital, died suddenly during a run, local media reported.

Read more : Was WHO DG Dr. Tedros Just Arrested By Interpol?!

 

Truth : Dr. Paul Hannam Did Not Die From COVID-19 Vaccine!

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

Fact #1 : Vancouver Times Is A Fake News Website

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

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

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

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

Here are some of their fake news that we debunked :

Fact #2 : Dr. Paul Hannam’s Cause Of Death Was Sudden Cardiac Failure

Dr. Paul Hannam collapsed while he was out for a run. His cause of death was determined to be sudden cardiac failure.

Fact #3 : Athletes Die Unexpectedly Every Year

Vancouver Times suggested that Dr. Paul Hannam cannot possibly die because he was in good shape, and exercised regularly.

The truth is – many fit athletes die unexpectedly every year, and the number has been steadily increasing every year.

This chart from the Maron study shows a progressive rise in sudden death reports of 6% per year, from 1980 to 2006.

In fact, the number of sudden deaths in young and fit athletes more than quadrupled from 1980 to 2006!

This debunks the claim that such a rise in sudden death must be due to the COVID-19 vaccine, which obviously did not exist back then.

Read more : Did Hundreds Of Athletes Die Of COVID-19 Vaccine Effects?!

Fact #4 : North York General Hospital Confirmed His Death Unrelated To Vaccine

North York General Hospital issued a statement refuting claims that Dr. Paul Hannam died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

North York General Hospital can confirm that the tragic death of Dr. Paul Hannam was not related to COVID-19 or vaccinations of any kind.

Fact #5 : Dr. Paul Hannam’s Family Never Talked About A Lawsuit

Dr. Paul Hannam’s family never claimed that he died from the COVID-19 vaccine. They certainly did not state that they plan to “hire a team of high-powered lawyers to take on the vaccine companies”.

Vancouver Times just made it up to bait anti-vaccination activists into sharing their fake story.

Fact #6 : Deaths / Injuries From COVID-19 Vaccines Can Be Proven

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

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

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

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

Fact #7 : There Is No Such Thing As A Publication Ban

Vancouver Times likes to use the “media blackout” claim, to explain why you can’t find any reputable media outlet reporting on INTERPOL’s investigation of Bill Gates.

That’s utter and complete bullshit. No one – not a judge, not even the American government – can control the worldwide media, or prevent anyone from writing about his arrest.

You can also be sure that even if the mainstream media refused to run the story, it would have been reported by many other websites and bloggers.

Yet, not a single blogger or online website published their account of this incredible story? That’s because IT NEVER HAPPENED…

Read more : Is Interpol Investigating Bill Gates For Murder?

Fact #8 : Mainstream Media + Big Tech Would Have Loved The Hype

Vancouver Times is gaslighting you about how mainstream media and Big Tech want to hide the “truth” about INTERPOL’s (non-existent) investigation of Bill Gates.

They would all loved such shocking news, because it would have driven tons of traffic and engagement to their websites / platforms.

In fact, that was precisely why Vancouver Times created the fake story – to drive traffic, for the ad money.

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

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Did Four Doctors Die Right After 4th Vaccine Dose?!

Did four Toronto doctors die within a week of getting their 4th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?!

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

 

Claim : Four Doctors Died After Getting 4th Vaccine Dose!

Anti-vaccination activists are sharing a Hollywood LA News video and article which claims that four Toronto doctors died within a week of getting their 4th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine!

Four Canadian Doctors In Toronto Area Died Last Week
[within one week of their 4th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine]

 

No Evidence Doctors Died After Getting 4th Vaccine Dose!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created by anti-vaccination activists to scare people from protecting themselves against COVID-19, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Evidence They Received 4th Vaccine Dose

Hollywood LA News claimed, without evidence, that all four doctors received the 4th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Their evidence – the province of Ontario started recommending the 2nd booster dose (4th vaccine dose) just before the doctors died.

So what? If the province of Ontario started recommending electric cars a week before the doctors died, does that mean they were killed by electric cars?

The truth is – NO ONE KNOWS if any of the four doctors received the 4th vaccine dose.

Fact #2 : 4th Vaccine Dose Was Not Mandatory In Ontario

The Ontario government only recommended the 4th vaccine dose (2nd booster dose) for specific groups :

  • individuals aged 60 and over
  • First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals or a non-Indigenous household member aged 18 and over
  • residents of long-term care homes / retirement homes / Elder Care Lodge, or older adult living in other congregate settings providing assisted living / health services
  • moderately to severely-immunocompromised individuals

None of the four Toronto doctors that died were in those recommended groups.

Read more : Will COVID-19 Vaccination Void Your Life Insurance?

Fact #3 : Vaccination Takes Time

Hollywood LA News suggested that all four doctors got their 4th vaccine dose on the first day the Ontario government made it available – on July 14, 2022.

That’s such utter bullshit. Just because the 4th vaccine dose / 2nd booster dose is available on July 14, does not mean everyone who wants one can get it on that day.

It takes time to vaccinate people, which is why you can’t just walk in for your vaccination. You have to book an appointment!

Even if all those four Toronto doctors eagerly booked appointments for their 4th vaccine does, they may not get it so soon. They are not amongst the recommended group, and may have to wait until more vulnerable people are vaccinated first.

Fact #4 : Second Booster Dose Same As Primary Vaccine

Canada offers three booster doses – from Moderna, Pfizer and Novavax (upon request).

The Pfizer and Novavax booster doses have the same dosage as the primary doses, but the Moderna vaccine is offered at half the primary dose.

The first and second booster doses are really the same vaccine as the primary series vaccine, so there is no reason for new adverse effects to develop.

If you experienced no adverse effects with the first two primary doses, there is simply no reason why you should develop new adverse effects with either the first or the second booster doses, if they are of the same vaccine.

Fact #5 : Dr. Paul D. Hannam Died Of Sudden Cardiac Failure

Dr. Paul Davidson Hannam collapsed and died of sudden cardiac failure while he was out for a run. Hollywood LA News suggested that it was impossible for a healthy 50 year-old marathon runner to die on a run.

The truth is – many fit athletes die unexpectedly every year, and the number has been steadily increasing every year.

This chart from the Maron study shows a progressive rise in sudden death reports of 6% per year, from 1980 to 2006.

In fact, the number of sudden deaths in young and fit athletes more than quadrupled from 1980 to 2006!

This debunks the claim that such a rise in sudden death must be due to the COVID-19 vaccine, which obviously did not exist back then.

Read more : Did Hundreds Of Athletes Die Of COVID-19 Vaccine Effects?!

Fact #6 : Dr. Lorne Segall Died Of Lung Cancer

Dr. Lorne E. Segall died after a year-long battle with advanced lung cancer.

So he most definitely did not die from getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #7 : Dr. Stephen McKenzie Was Seriously Ill

According to his office, Dr. Stephen W. McKenzie had been “seriously ill” leading up to his death.

Although the nature of his illness was not disclosed, his office had earlier been permanently closed, so it must have happened earlier and is thus unrelated to the 2nd booster dose.

Fact #8 : Dr. Jakub Sawicki Died From Stomach Cancer

According to his wife, Iris Sawicki, Dr. Jakub Sawicki was diagnosed with Stage 4 gastric cancer in August 2021 – just two weeks after the birth of their son, John-Paul.

Specifically, Dr. Jakub Sawicki had signet ring cell adenocarcinoma (SRCC) – a rare and very aggressive form of stomach cancer. He most certainly did not die from the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #9 : North York General Hospital Confirmed Death Unrelated To Vaccine

North York General Hospital issued a statement refuting claims that Dr. Paul Hannam died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

North York General Hospital can confirm that the tragic death of Dr. Paul Hannam was not related to COVID-19 or vaccinations of any kind.

Fact #10 : Trillium Confirmed Doctor Deaths Unrelated To Vaccine

The other three doctors – Dr. Lorne E. Segall, Dr. Stephen W. McKenzie, and Dr. Jakub T. Sawicki – worked for Trillium Health Partners, which put out a statement on Wednesday, 27 July 2022.

The rumour circulating on social media is simply not true. Their passings were not related to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #11 : Deaths / Injuries From COVID-19 Vaccines Can Be Proven

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

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

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

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

Read more : Vaccine myocarditis risk less than 1 in million!

Fact #12 : COVID-19 Vaccines Proven Safe + Effective

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

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

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

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

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Was WHO DG Dr. Tedros Just Arrested By Interpol?!

Was WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros just arrested for crimes against humanity?!

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

 

Claim : WHO DG Dr. Tedros Was Just Arrested!

After WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus announced that the monkeypox outbreak was a global emergency, Vancouver Times posted a story claiming that he was soon arrested for crimes against humanity.

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

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the current director of the World Health Organization (WHO) has been arrested by Interpol and is being held in prison for crimes against humanity and genocide. This comes as police agencies across the world have begun targeting politicians, businessmen, and corporate leaders for their role in the “plandemic,” and for pushing unnecessary and deadly vaccines on the human population.

Read more : Was Bill Gates arrested for crimes against humanity?!

 

Truth : WHO DG Dr. Tedros Was Not Arrested By Interpol?!

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

Fact #1 : Vancouver Times Is A Fake News Website

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

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

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

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

Here are some of their fake news that we debunked :

Fact #2 : Dr. Tedros Was Not Arrested

Just to be clear – Dr. Tedros was not arrested, or charged with crimes against humanity, by INTERPOL.

For one thing – Dr. Tedros issued a public statement on World Drowning Prevention Day, one day after Vancouver Times posted their fake story.

You may also note that neither the INTERPOL or any mainstream media announced the arrest, which would have been worldwide news.

Yet, there has been zero coverage, and that’s because it never happened.

Fact #3 : INTERPOL Has No Jurisdiction In Any Country

INTERPOL is an international organisation that facilitates police cooperation between different countries.

It acts as a liaison between police organisations, and does NOT have any jurisdiction in any country.

Just in case there is any confusion, INTERPOL does NOT have agents with the power to arrest anyone in any country around the world.

Fact #4 : Bill Gates + Klaus Schwab Arrests Were False

To bait conspiracy theorists and anti-vaccination activists into sharing their fake news, Vancouver Times falsely claimed that both Bill Gates and Klaus Schwab are under investigation, and could soon be arrested.

They were both falsely claimed to have been arrested last year, by the infamous Conservative Beaver.

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

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

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

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

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

Read more : Antivax Steve Kirsch Admits He’s Fully-Vaccinated!

Fact #6 : There Is No Such Thing As A Publication Ban

Vancouver Times likes to use the “media blackout” claim, to explain why you can’t find any reputable media outlet reporting on the arrest of Dr. Tedros.

That’s utter and complete bullshit. No one – not a judge, not even the US government – can control the worldwide media, or prevent anyone from writing about his arrest.

You can also be sure that even if the mainstream media refused to run the story, it would have been reported by many other websites and bloggers.

Yet, not a single blogger or online website published their account of this incredible story? That’s because IT NEVER HAPPENED…

Fact #7 : Mainstream Media + Big Tech Would Have Loved The Hype

Vancouver Times is gaslighting you about how mainstream media and Big Tech want to hide the “truth” about Dr. Tedros’ (non-existent) arrest.

They would all loved such shocking news, because it would have driven tons of traffic and engagement to their websites / platforms.

In fact, that was precisely why Vancouver Times created the fake story – to drive traffic, for the ad money.

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Did Dr. Fauci Admit COVID Vaccines Don’t Work Well?!

Did Dr. Anthony Fauci just admit that COVID-19 vaccines don’t work “overly well”?!

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

 

Claim : Dr. Fauci Admitted COVID-19 Vaccines Don’t Work Well!

Anti-vaccination activists are excitedly posting that Dr. Anthony Fauci just admitted that COVID-19 vaccines don’t work “overly well”. Here are some examples on social media.

Fauci says “vaccines” don’t work “overly well” still blames vaccines and not the attenuated Omicron variant for his weak symptoms.

Well there you go! – Dr Antony Fauci admits Covid vaccines don’t work ‘overly well’

Dr Antony Fauci admits Covid vaccines don’t work ‘overly well’ at stopping infection in a interview with Fox News. The revelation follows the admission by the Australian government that the vaccines only provide modest protection. #Moderna #Pfizer #COVID

 

Dr. Fauci Said Vaccines Work Well Against Severe COVID-19 + Death!

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

Fact #1 : Dr. Fauci Said Vaccines Work Well Against Severe COVID-19 + Death

First, let me confirm that Dr. Fauci said that the COVID-19 vaccines “don’t protect overly well against infection“, but that was what we have long known.

What anti-vaccination activists don’t tell you is that he was pointing out that the COVID-19 vaccines “protect quite well against severe disease leading to hospitalisation and death”.

Dr. Fauci was also referring to the high transmissibility of the current Omicron variant, which makes it much easier to infect people, compared to previous variants.

One of the things that’s clear from the data [is] that even though vaccines – because of the high degree of transmissibility of this virus – don’t protect overly well against infection, they protect quite well against severe disease leading to hospitalisation and death.

Fact #2 : Dr. Anthony Fauci Only Has Mild COVID-19 Symptoms

Dr. Anthony Fauci was explaining how being vaccinated protected him from developing severe COVID-19.

He tested positive for COVID-19 on June 15, 2022, but experienced only mild symptoms, despite his age.

I believe that’s the reason why at my age, being vaccinated and boosted, even though it didn’t protect me against infection, I feel confident that it made a major role in protecting me from progressing to severe disease. And that’s very likely why I had a relatively mild course.

Despite claims that he died from COVID-19, Dr. Fauci had mild COVID-19, and was well enough to work from home. He even testified at the Senate HELP hearing on June 16, 2022; where he verbally sparred with Senator Rand Paul.

Read more : Was Dr. Fauci Found Dead After Catching COVID-19?!

Fact #3 : Vaccines Were Designed To Prevent Hospitalisation + Death

Anti-vaccination activists always harped on the fact that fully-vaccinated people can still get infected.

But what they don’t tell you is that – the COVID-19 vaccines were never designed to prevent infections. They were designed to prevent hospitalisation and death from COVID-19.

If you look at Phase 3 trial results of any COVID-19 vaccine, you will see that their efficacy is listed as :

  • protection against symptomatic disease
  • protection against severe disease
  • protection against death

None of the COVID-19 vaccine efficacy studies will ever mention protection against infection. That’s because the COVID-19 vaccines approved so far develop antibodies in the blood and body fluids, not in the mucosal tissues of the mouth and nose.

Thus, those antibodies will only start to work once a COVID-19 infection spreads enough to come into contact. But once they do, these antibodies will latch onto the viruses, and block them from attacking your cells.

That’s why a fully-vaccinated and boosted person may test positive for COVID-19, and even develop mild disease; but will have strong protection against severe disease and death from COVID-19.

Fact #4 : Dr. Fauci Stressed The Effectiveness Of Vaccination

Dr. Fauci was pointing out that while COVID-19 vaccines may not prevent infections by highly-infectious variants like the new Omicron BA.5, they will prevent you from developing a more severe disease.

My message to people who seem confused because people who are vaccinated get infected – the answer is if you weren’t vaccinated, the likelihood [is] you would have had [a] more severe course than you did have when you were vaccinated.

Read more : Did Fauci Write That Angry COVID-19 Post : How Dare You?

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

Despite what anti-vaccination activists may claim, COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be both safe and effective in preventing severe infections and deaths.

The RECoVaM study, for example, showed that the vast majority of people who died from COVID-19 were either unvaccinated, or partially vaccinated.

So stop believing in the lies being peddled by anti-vaccination activists. Protect yourself and your family, by vaccinating against COVID-19!

Read more : RECoVaM Study Highlights How Well Covid-19 Vaccines Work!

 

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Can 4th Vaccine Jab Shut Down Our Immune System?!

Did the mainstream media just admit that the 4th vaccine jab can shut down our immune system?!

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

 

Claim : 4th Vaccine Jab Can Shut Down Our Immune System!

Anti-vaccination activists are excitedly sharing this Good Morning America (GMA) video, claiming that the mainstream media has now admitted that the 4th vaccine jab can shut down our immune system!

For your convenience, here is my transcript of the relevant part of the video (at around 1:05) :

People who have high antibody levels… there is the potential – I want to underscore the potential, we haven’t seen any evidence of this immune phenomenon known as tolerance, where if you already have high antibody levels, and you get another booster that your immune system can start to say, well, what am I needed for, and can kind of start to shut down.

 

Truth : No Vaccine / Booster Jab Can Shut Down Our Immune System!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created by anti-vaccination activists to scare people into not protecting themselves against COVID-19.

Let me share with you the FACTS, and tell you WHY this is just fake news…

Fact #1 : Jennifer Ashton Was A Guest On GMA

First, let me establish some context of the video. It was a Good Morning America (GMA) video, in which Dr. Jennifer Lee Garflen Ashton was a guest.

She is a board-certified obstetrician and gynaecologist, who is also ABC News chief medical correspondent. You will see that stated on the chyron at about 0:08 of the video.

Fact #2 : Video Was On Antibody Surge From 4th Vaccine Dose

The GMA segment was discussing the May 9, 2022 study published in the Lancet, showing that the 4th vaccine dose (a second booster dose) delivered a large surge of antibodies.

Fact #3 : Video Was Recorded On May 10, 2022

The video is actually pretty old, being recorded two months ago – on May 10, 2022.

It was only in July 2022 that anti-vaccination activists stumbled on what Dr. Jennifer Ashton said in that video.

Fact #4 : Tolerance Does NOT Shut Down Immune System

When Dr. Ashton said that your immune system “can kind of start to shut down“, she was referring to your immune system ignoring the vaccine, not that it would actually shut down your immune system.

This phenomenon is known as immune tolerance or immunotolerance, which she also mentioned in the video. It happens when your own immune system no longer reacts to the allergen (like peanut or a vaccine).

If you develop a tolerance to the vaccine, your immune system does not shut down. The vaccine simply does not trigger the immune system to produce additional antibodies. It just goes, “Who cares???”

Fact #5 : Dr. Ashton Said There Was No Evidence Of Tolerance

In the video, Dr. Ashton stated very clearly that “we haven’t seen any evidence of this immune phenomenon known as tolerance“.

She was only mentioning tolerance to explain why the CDC is being cautious and recommending the 4th vaccine dose – a second booster dose – only for 50 years and older, or those who are immunocompromised.

Unfortunately, anti-vaccination activists are twisting her words to convey the false narrative that the 4th vaccine dose can shut down our immune system.

Fact #6 : COV-BOOST Study Showed No Evidence Of Tolerance

The study the GMA video was discussing looked at whether the fourth dose, which is a second booster dose, would deliver a good boost of antibodies, or trigger tolerance and therefore produce little to no additional antibodies.

This study was based on the COV-BOOST trial – a multicentre, blinded, randomised controlled trial (RCT) of third doses, in which there was a sub-study of a fourth dose.

The study, which was peer-reviewed and published in the Lancet, showed that there was no immune tolerance to the 4th vaccine dose.

In fact, it showed that the 4th vaccine dose induced a significant boost in antibody levels, especially for the elderly – those who are 70 years and older.

14 Days After
4th Dose
Less than
70 Years Old
70 Years Old
+ Above
vs. Day 28 after 3rd Dose +37% +68%
vs. Day 0 after 4th Dose +745% +1239%

Fact #7 : Anti-Vaccine Claims All Proven False

This is yet another example of anti-vaccination activists twisting the facts to deceive you into believing that vaccines are dangerous.

So far, their COVID-19 vaccine claims have proven to be false… at every instance!

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Was Dr. Fauci Found Dead After Catching COVID-19?!

Was Dr. Anthony Fauci found dead in his home, after catching COVID-19?!

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

 

Claim : Dr. Fauci Was Found Dead After Catching COVID-19!

Vancouver Times just posted a story claiming that Dr. Anthony Fauci was found dead in his home, after catching COVID-19!

Dr. Fauci has been found dead in his home after he caught Covid-19. The head of the government’s Covid response had four doses of the vaccine, making his death suspicious. Doctors haven’t ruled out that the vaccines may have contributed to his death.

Fauci was isolating and recovering at home from a case of Covid-19, at first reporting “mild” symptoms. His symptoms suddenly took a turn for the worst, and Fauci was found dead by his wife, who promptly called for paramedics. However, the paramedics arrived too late to save Fauci.

Fauci’s response to the Covid pandemic was seen as “heavy handed.” Many people had called for his resignation, even murder. Steve Bannon suggested on his podcast that Fauci should be decapitated. He was subsequently banned from Twitter and YouTube.

The mainstream media and big tech want to hide the truth. Beat them at their own game by sharing this article!

 

Truth : Dr. Fauci Was NOT Found Dead After Catching COVID-19!

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

Fact #1 : Vancouver Times Is A Fake News Website

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

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

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

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

Here are some of their fake news that we debunked :

Fact #2 : Dr. Anthony Fauci Only Has Mild COVID-19 Symptoms

Dr. Anthony Fauci tested positive for COVID-19 using a rapid antigen test on June 15, 2022.

After his diagnosis, he isolated himself, and started working from his home, following CDC guidelines for COVID-19. He is currently experiencing only mild symptoms.

Fact #3 : Dr. Anthony Fauci Just Testified At Senate Hearing

Dr. Anthony Fauci was healthy and well, when he sparred with Senator Rand Paul at the Senate HELP hearing on the US federal pandemic response on June 16, 2022.

Together with CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, and FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, he answered questions from other Senators at the hearing which lasted over 2.5 hours.

Fact #4 : Dr. Anthony Fauci Received Four COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

Dr. Fauci was fully-vaccinated, with two booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. He is also taking the Pfizer antiviral drug, Paxlovid, as a precaution.

If the COVID-19 vaccine can kill people, as Vancouver Times suggested, Dr. Fauci would have been struck dead by any of the four doses he received.

Fact #5 : COVID-19 Vaccines Are Safe + Effective

Even though Dr. Fauci is 81 years old, the odds of him dying from COVID-19 is extremely remote, because he is not only fully-vaccinated, he was boosted twice.

Because his body’s own immune system has been trained to tackle COVID-19, he will most likely experience mild symptoms that will not become worsen, much less kill him.

Despite what anti-vaccination activists may claim, COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be both safe and effective in preventing severe infections and deaths.

The RECoVaM study, for example, showed that the vast majority of people who died from COVID-19 were either unvaccinated, or partially vaccinated.

Read more : RECoVaM Study Highlights How Well Covid-19 Vaccines Work!

Fact #6 : There Is No Such Thing As A Publication Ban

If Dr. Anthony Fauci was found dead in his home, it would have been worldwide news, even if he didn’t recently test positive for COVID-19.

Vancouver Times likes to use the “media blackout” claim, to explain why you can’t find any reputable media outlet reporting on Dr. Fauci’s purported death from COVID-19 or the vaccine.

That’s utter and complete bullshit. No one – not a judge, not even the FBI – can control the worldwide media, or prevent anyone from writing about such a momentous arrest.

You can also be sure that even if the mainstream media refused to run the story, it would have been gleefully published by bloggers and anti-vaccination websites.

Yet, not a single press / gonzo outlet published their account of this incredible story? That’s because IT NEVER HAPPENED…

Read more : Did US Special Forces Just Arrest Dr. Anthony Fauci?!

Fact #7 : Mainstream Media + Big Tech Would Have Loved The Hype

Vancouver Times is gaslighting you about how mainstream media and Big Tech want to hide the “truth” about Dr. Fauci’s death.

They would all loved it if Dr. Fauci was really found dead in his home. The news would have driven tons of traffic and engagement to their websites / platforms.

In fact, that was precisely why Vancouver Times created the fake story – to drive traffic, for the ad money.

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

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Did Justin Bieber Blame Pfizer Vaccine For His Paralysis?!

Did Justin Bieber blame the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for the permanent paralysis of his face?!

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

 

Claim : Justin Bieber Blamed Pfizer Vaccine For His Paralysis!

Vancouver Times just posted a story claiming that Justin Bieber blamed the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for the permanent paralysis of his face!

Justin Bieber now admits that he regrets taking the Covid-19 vaccine, saying that it left him with permanent paralysis in his face. Bieber made the confession to a close friend, who later leaked the information to the Daily Mail. Bieber reportedly plans on suing Pfizer for causing his paralysis, despite the fact the company is shielded from liability.

Bieber admitted that “the vaccine has ruined my life. I’m going to take these criminals to court and sue them. The CEO of Pfizer has a lot of skeletons in his closet, and now it’s payback time.”

Justin Bieber is a multi-millionaire with a massive platform. If he manages to stay alive, he may be able to blow the lid off the whole fake-pandemic-conspiracy. It has long been reported that Big Pharma and Hollywood are full of WEF and UN-aligned globalists that seek to form a one world government.

The mainstream media and big tech want to hide the truth. Beat them at their own game by sharing this article!

 

Truth : Justin Bieber Did NOT Blame Pfizer Vaccine For His Paralysis!

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

Fact #1 : Vancouver Times Is A Fake News Website

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

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

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

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

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

Fact #2 : They Relabel Fake Stories As Satire

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

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

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

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

Fact #3 : Justin Bieber Did Not Blame Pfizer Or Vaccine

Justin Bieber himself explained on his verified Instagram account that his facial paralysis was caused by a viral infection, not the Pfizer vaccine :

I have this syndrome called Ramsay Hunt syndrome and it is from this virus that attacks the nerve in my ear and my facial nerves and has caused my face to have paralysis.

Vancouver Times falsely claimed that Justin told a friend who leaked it to Daily Mail, and added a link to trick you into believing it’s real.

The truth is – the Daily Mail article only detailed his Ramsay Hunt diagnosis, and did not claim he blamed the COVID-19 vaccine for it. In fact, the words “vaccine” of “Pfizer” do not even appear in the entire article!

Read more : Did Justin Bieber Get Ramsay Hunt Syndrome From Vaccine?!

Fact #4 : Justin Bieber Did Not Say His Paralysis Is Permanent

Vancouver Times falsely claimed that Justin Bieber said that his facial paralysis is permanent.

In fact, he told his fans that he will “get back to 100 per cent” by resting and doing facial exercises.

I will be using this time to rest and relax and get back to 100 percent so that I can do what I was born to do.

I am going to get better. I’m doing all of these facial exercises to get my face back to normal and it will go back to normal.

It’s just time, we don’t know how much time it will be, but it’s going to be okay.

That would obviously not be the case if his doctors told him that his facial paralysis is permanent.

Ramsay Hunt syndrome is treated by antiviral medication like acyclovir or famciclovir, as well as corticosteroids like methylprednisolone.

Generally, a high percentage of patients (70.4%) will recover completely with treatment, although some degree of facial paralysis and hearing loss may become permanent in some cases.

Read more : Did Indian Singer KK Die From Vaccine Heart Attack?!

Fact #5 : Justin Bieber Did Not Say He Plans To Sue Pfizer

To be clear – Justin Bieber did not say that he plans to sue Pfizer for causing his condition. Vancouver Times made that up, to drive traffic to their website.

No one knows if Bieber was even vaccinated, never mind receiving the Pfizer vaccine.

Even if he was vaccinated, he could have received the Moderna vaccine or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine – the other two COVID-19 vaccines approved in the United States.

What is clear though is that Justin Bieber never said he wants to sue Pfizer because their “vaccine ruined his life”.

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

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Over 560 Monkeypox Cases Confirmed In 25 Countries!

Over 560 monkeypox cases have now been confirmed in at least 25 countries outside of Africa!

Find out if the monkeypox outbreak could become a new pandemic we have to worry about!

 

Over 560 Monkeypox Cases Confirmed In 25 Countries!

People are now worried about the rapid spread of monkeypox globally. although the WHO has said that it is unlikely to become a pandemic like COVID-19.

Discovered in 1958, the first human infection was only reported in 1970, and there were only like 400 cases from 1970 to 1986.

Monkeypox became more common over time, with 2000 cases per year reported between 2011 and 2014, and several outbreaks in the US (2003 and 2021), UK (2018 and 2021), and Singapore (2019)..

However, nothing has come close to the 2022 monkeypox outbreak which has now affected at least 25 countries outside of Africa, with over 560 cases!

Country Confirmed
Cases
Suspected
Cases
Total
United Kingdom 179 179
Spain 120 120
Portugal 96 96
Canada 26 37 63
Germany 33 33
Netherlands 26 26
France 17 17
United States 15 15
Italy 14 14
Belgium 9 9
Czech Republic 5 5
Switzerland 4 4
UAE 4 4
Sweden 3 3
Ireland 2 1 3
Argentina 2 2
Australia 2 2
Denmark 2 2
Israel 2 2
Slovenia 2 2
Austria 1 1
Finland 1 1
Malta 1 1
Mexico 1 1
Thailand 1 1
TOTAL 568 56 617

 

Monkeypox Cases May Increase, But Unlikely To Become Pandemic

On 30 May 2022, the World Health Organisation’s top monkeypox expert, Dr. Rosamund Lewis, gave a public briefing on the 2022 monkeypox outbreak.

Here is a summary of the key points Dr. Lewis shared in that public session :

  • She does not expect the monkeypox outbreak to turn into another pandemic like COVID-19.
  • There are still many unknowns about this outbreak, including how exactly it is spreading.
  • The suspension of mass smallpox immunisation decades ago may have resulted in increased transmission.
  • Vast majority of current cases seen in gay, bisexual or men who have sex with men.
  • There is a higher proportion of people with fewer visible lesions that are more concentrated in the genital region, and sometimes nearly impossible to see. This is a danger because they are infectious even though their lesions are not visible.
  • There is a window of opportunity to shut down the outbreak so it does not become endemic in new areas.

Fortunately, the 2022 monkeypox outbreak appears to be of the less virulent West African strain, because there is no proven treatment.

The smallpox vaccine can offer up to 85% protection against monkeypox, and certain antiviral treatments can be attempted.

But otherwise – hospitals can only offer supportive treatment as the patient isolates for 2-4 weeks until the disease resolves.

Read more : What You Must Know About Monkeypox!

Monkeypox primarily spreads through close contact, but can spread through respiratory droplets. However, it is far less contagious and is not airborne like COVID-19.

Infected people are also not considered contagious until they start showing symptoms, which limits transmission. This is unlike COVID-19 which is often spread by people who are asymptomatic.

The best way to describe its ability to infect people would be to understand its R0 (Reproduction Number, pronounced as R naught) – how many people an infected person is expected to pass the disease along to.

The ancestral COVID-19 virus has an R0 of between 2 to 3, which increased to 8 with the Omicron variant. That’s really contagious – every infected person will (on average) transmit the virus to 8 other people.

On the other hand, past outbreaks of monkeypox had an R0 of less than one. That means even though there may be clusters of several cases, even outbreaks, the cases die out on their own.

Virus R0
Measles 12 to 18
Omicron COVID-19 8
Smallpox 5 to 7
Ancestral COVID-19 2 to 3
H1N1 (2009) 1.5 to 2.5
Monkeypox <1

Monkeypox fortunately does not spread very efficiently between humans. Generally, you need to have skin-to-skin contact with an infected person, or come into contact with his/her bodily fluids, to get infected.

The people most at risk would be close contacts of the infected person, like family members or healthcare workers taking care of them.

Transmission is really happening from close physical contact, skin-to-skin contact. It’s quite different from COVID in that sense.
– Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO Infectious Disease Epidemiologist

It’s not as highly transmissible as something like smallpox, or measles, or certainly not Covid. It does not spread easily from person to person, the risk to the general public is low.
– Anne Rimoin, infectious disease epidemiologist at University of California.

That is why it is very unlikely to become a pandemic, although if it spreads to susceptible rodent populations, it could become endemic in those areas.

There is also the fact that the monkeypox is so closely related to the smallpox virus, the smallpox vaccine offers 85% protection against monkeypox infections.

In fact, one smallpox vaccine – JYNNEOS – was approved in the United States to serve as protection against monkeypox. Even though there is no public access to this vaccine, that can quickly change.

Several countries, including the United States, have strategic reserves of smallpox vaccines, which can be deployed in a monkeypox outbreak.

Countries have also started purchasing smallpox vaccines :

  • 19 May 2022 : Spain’s Ministry of Health announced that it was in the process of purchasing thousands of doses of smallpox vaccines
  • 24 May 2022 : CDC announced that the US is in the process of releasing some JYNNEOS smallpox vaccine doses for people who are “high risk”.
  • 25 May 2022 : the German government announced that it was buying 40,000 doses of the JYNNEOS smallpox vaccine from Bavarian Nordic.
  • 26 May 2022 : the UK Health Security Agency announced that it purchased 20,000 doses of the JYNNEOS smallpox vaccine from Bavarian Nordic.

 

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Lianhua Qingwen Finally Tumbles Over Efficacy Concerns!

The Chinese medicine Lianhua Qingwen is finally tumbling over concerns about its efficacy against COVID-19.

Find out why it has apparently fallen out of favour with the Chinese government!

 

Lianhua Qingwen Maker Plunged 10% Over Efficacy Questions

Traditional Chinese medicine company Shijiazhuang Yiling Pharmaceutical saw its shares skyrocket by over 260% since the COVID-19 pandemic started.

Driving its meteoric rise was its Lianhua Qingwen capsules, sales of which eventually accounted for 42% of their revenue.

That came to a halt on Monday, 18 April 2022, when its shares fell by the maximum daily limit of 10%, over questions of Lianhua Qingwen’s efficacy against COVID-19.

On 13 April 2022, Wang Sicong – a Chinese internet influencer, and son of Dalian Wanda Group chairman, Wang Jianlin, posted a video on Weibo questioning the efficacy of Lianhua Qingwen against COVID-19.

He pointed out that the World Health Organisation (WHO) never recommended using Lianhua Qingwen to treat COVID-19. That slashed the market value of Shijiazhuang Yiling Pharmaceutical by $1.05 billion on Friday, 15 April 2022.

Then on Sunday, 17 April 2022, the Chinese health platform Dingxiang Yisheng published an article advising the public not to take it to prevent COVID-19.

That triggered a sell-off that saw its market value plunge by the maximum daily limit of 10% in Shenzhen the next day.

 

Lianhua Qingwen NOT Proven To Work Against COVID-19

Lianhua Qingwen has been heavily promoted by the Chinese government and the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛), leading to massive sales in the global Chinese diaspora.

It then gained oversized importance when both Hong Kong and Shanghai distributed boxes of these capsules to help stave off the surge of COVID-19 in both cities.

Yet, the mass distribution of Lianhua Qingwen has done nothing to stop the spread of COVID-19 in both cities.

That’s because there never was any evidence that Lianhua Qingwen can treat or prevent COVID-19.

Its main “call to fame” was a small Chinese study conducted early during the pandemic, which showed that it had only a modest effect on symptom recovery :

  • time to recover from fever : 2 days, instead of 3 days
  • time to recover from fatigue : 3 days, instead of 6 days
  • time to recover from coughing : 7 days, instead of 10 days

There was NO DIFFERENCE in the viral load, or the risk of developing severe COVID-19.

Read more : Did US NCBI Confirm Lianhua Qingwen Treats COVID-19?

In other words – Lianhua Qingwen only helped to reduce symptoms, and was no different from taking over-the-counter drugs like paracetamol.

However, it was far more expensive, and had potential side effects from long-term use and counterfeit products capitalising on the hype.

The medicine could cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and rash.

Fang Bangjiang, doctor from Long Hua Hospital of the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, said that Lianhua Qingwen has complex ingredients and is mainly suitable for COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms of fever and pneumonia but unsuitable for prevention.

Its ingredients will affect the renal system.

Lianhua Qingwen, incidentally, is nothing more than a mix of common herbs :

Forsythia suspensa (Thunb.) Vahl (Weeping Forsythia) Fruit – 27.41mg, Lonicera japonica Thunb. (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower – 27.41mg, Gypsum Fibrosum – 27.41mg, Isatis indigotica Fort. (Isatis) Root – 27.41mg, Dryopteris crassirhizoma Nakai (Male Fern) Rhizome and Frond Bases – 27.41 mg, Houttuynia cordata Thunb. (Heartleaf Houttuynia) Aerial Part – 27.41 mg, Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth. (Cablin Patchouli) Aerial Part – 9.40mg, Ephedra sinica Stapf (Ephedra) Herbaceous Stem – 9.14mg, Prunus sibirica L. (Bitter Apricot) Ripe Seeds – 9.14 mg, Rhodiola crenulata (Hook. f. et Thomson) H.Ohba (Bigflower Rhodiola) Root and Rhizome – 9.14mg, Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch. (Liquorice) Root and Rhizome – 9.14mg, 1-Menthol – 7.50mg, Rheum palmatum L. (Rhubarb) Root and Rhizome – 5.47mg.

None of its ingredients have been proven to cure COVID-19, although poor quality studies have demonstrated that it is effective in reducing fever. Again, you would get the same effect from the much cheaper and easier-to-obtain paracetamol…

And yes, Forsythia was the fake herbal cure promoted by Jude Law’s character – Alan Krumwiede in the medical thriller – Contagion.

Despite longstanding warnings by health authorities like Singapore’s HSA that Lianhua Qingwen cannot treat or prevent COVID-19, it continues to rack up sales amongst the Chinese diaspora globally.

Credit definitely goes towards active Chinese government promotion, and misinformation created and shared by the Chinese wumao and pro-China activists.

There is no scientific evidence from randomised clinical trials to show that any herbal product, including Lianhua Qingwen products, can be used to prevent or treat COVID-19.

Interestingly, official Chinese outlets like Global Times have now published articles about Shijiazhuang Yiling Pharmaceutical’s downfall.

In addition, the Chinese government did not censor Wang Sicong’s Weibo video or the Dingxiang Yisheng article.

That suggests that the Chinese government is looking for someone to blame for their failure to contain the massive outbreak of COVID-19 in Shanghai, and Lianhua Qingwen appears to be the perfect scapegoat for their failing Zero COVID policy.

It is sad, but enlightening, to see that the myth of Lianhua Qingwen is finally being broken only because the Chinese government decided to throw it under the bus.

 

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Is It Safe To Get COVID-19 Vaccine With Other Vaccines?

Your doctor may have told you that the COVID-19 vaccine cannot be given with other vaccinations, but that’s NO LONGER TRUE!

Find out why it is safe to take your COVID-19 vaccine with other vaccines at the same time!

 

Earlier : Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Within 2 Weeks Of Other Vaccines

The US FDA approved the Pfizer mRNA vaccine for 12- to 15-year old children (with 100% efficacy!) on 10 May 2021.

At that time, the US CDC recommended avoiding taking the COVID-19 vaccine within two weeks of other vaccinations.

WHO also recommended an interval of 14 days between the administration of COVID-19 vaccines, and any other vaccines.

So parents were urged to catch up on their children’s missed vaccinations, in order to receive their COVID-19 vaccination at the earliest opportunity.

 

Now : It Is Safe To Get COVID-19 Vaccine With Other Vaccines!

On 12 May 2021, Dr. Kate Woodworth of the CDC’s birth defects division, said that the CDC is changing their earlier advice, and that the COVID-19 vaccine can be administered with other vaccines, even on the same day!

At a meeting of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunisation Practices (ACIP), she said,

“Extensive experience with non-Covid-19 vaccines has demonstrated that immunogenicity,” or the ability of a vaccine to provoke an immune response, “and adverse event profiles are generally similar when vaccines are administered simultaneously as when they are administered alone,”

On 14 May 2021, the US CDC updated their clinical considerations to say that COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines can be administered “without regard to timing“, including on the same day.

The American Academic of Paediatrics also said on the same day that it supports giving childhood vaccines together with the COVID-19 vaccines.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine + Other Vaccines On The Same Day?

On 2 July 2021, the US CDC updated their clinical considerations to recommend that if a patient is receiving multiple vaccines on the same day, each shot should be administered “in a different injection site“.

They also pointed out that the deltoid muscle in adolescents and adults “can be used for more than one intramuscular injection“.

Their best practice for multiple vaccinations in a day include :

  • Label each syringe with the name and the dosage (amount) of the vaccine, lot number, the initials of the preparer, and the exact beyond-use time, if applicable.
  • Separate injection sites by 1 inch or more, if possible.
  • Administer the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccines that may be more likely to cause a local reaction (e.g., tetanus-toxoid-containing and adjuvanted vaccines) in different limbs, if possible.

 

US CDC On Administering COVID-19 Vaccine With Other Vaccines

In their updated clinical considerations for COVID-19 vaccines, this was what the US CDC posted on administering it with other vaccines :

Coadministration with other vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines were previously recommended to be administered alone, with a minimum interval of 14 days before or after administration of any other vaccines. This was out of an abundance of caution and not due to any known safety or immunogenicity concerns. However, substantial data have now been collected regarding the safety of COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized by FDA for use under EUA. Although data are not available for COVID-19 vaccines administered simultaneously with other vaccines, extensive experience with non-COVID-19 vaccines has demonstrated that immunogenicity and adverse event profiles are generally similar when vaccines are administered simultaneously as when they are administered alone.

COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines may now be administered without regard to timing. This includes simultaneous administration of COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines on the same day, as well as coadministration within 14 days. It is unknown whether reactogenicity of COVID-19 vaccine is increased with coadministration, including with other vaccines known to be more reactogenic, such as adjuvanted vaccines or live vaccines. When deciding whether to coadminister another vaccine(s) with COVID-19 vaccines, providers should consider whether the patient is behind or at risk of becoming behind on recommended vaccines, their risk of vaccine-preventable disease (e.g., during an outbreak or occupational exposures), and the reactogenicity profile of the vaccines.

If multiple vaccines are administered at a single visit, administer each injection in a different injection site. For adolescents and adults, the deltoid muscle can be used for more than one intramuscular injection.

 

WHO On Administering COVID-19 Vaccine With Other Vaccines

On 21 October 2021, the WHO updated its advice on co-administration of COVID-19 vaccines with other vaccines :

WHO considers that coadministration of an inactivated seasonal influenza vaccine and any dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is acceptable, given that the known risk of serious illness for adults infected with influenza virus or SARS-CoV-2 is substantial.

While there is no theoretical concern, WHO recommends using the contralateral limb for injection, when the two vaccines are administered during the same visit, to minimize any perceived risk. Continued pharmacovigilance monitoring of coadministration of the two vaccines is recommended. 

 

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Did Taylor Hawkins Die From Vaccine Myocarditis?!

Did Foo Fighters drummer, Taylor Hawkins, die from COVID-19 vaccine-induced myocarditis?!

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

 

Claim : Taylor Hawkins Died From Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis!

Just three days after Foo Fighters drummer, Taylor Hawkins, was found dead in his hotel room in Colombia, The COVID Blog claimed that he died from vaccine-induced myocarditis.

They wrote a long rambling post about him, so let me share the relevant part with you. It’s long, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts.

Witnesses said Mr. Hawkins called the front desk complaining of chest pains right before he passed away. An ambulance arrived, but could not revive him. That means his heart stopped beating.

 

Truth : Taylor Hawkins Did NOT Die From Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis!

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

And The COVID Blog (TCB) has peddling COVID-19 fake news and misinformation for a long, long time. So it’s no surprise that they would jump on the bandwagon.

Here are the reasons why TCB is not only wrong, they are intentionally abusing Taylor Hawkins’ death  to push their anti-vaccine beliefs.

Fact #1 : No Evidence Hawkins Had Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis

First, let me start by simply pointing out that The COVID Blog has ZERO EVIDENCE that Hawkins had vaccine-induced myocarditis.

They did not perform the autopsy on Hawkins, or run any laboratory test on his blood or urine samples. They did not even base their opinions on publicly-released information.

They concocted that claim out of thin air, without even an ounce of evidence.

Fact #2 : Colombian Authorities Released Urine Toxicology Report

After Hawkins died, the Colombian authorities took his body for an autopsy, and a urine test found 10 different kinds of drugs in his system.

The Colombia Attorney General’s Office issued this statement on the initial autopsy findings :

Colombia’s Attorney General’s Office can confirm the following after the initial autopsy on the body of Taylor Hawkins.

That in the toxicology test on Taylor Hawkins’ urine 10 types of substances were preliminarily found, including marijuana, tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opioids.

The National Institute of Forensic Medicine is continuing its medical studies to be able to completely clarify the facts that led to Taylor Hawkins death.

Colombia’s Attorney General’s Office will continue with the investigation and reveal the results obtained as part of this investigation as appropriate.

Members of the Technical Investigation Corps (CTI) remove the lifeless body of the drummer of the rock band Foo Fighters, Taylor Hawkins, at the Casa Medina hotel, in Bogota, Colomia

Fact #3 : Urine Toxicology Does Not Take Weeks To Complete

TCB claimed that the Hawkins toxicology report cannot possibly be genuine because it typically takes 4-6 weeks to complete, and shared a link to WebMD as evidence.

That’s misleading, because the WebMD article was talking about how long it takes for a complete forensic toxicology report. The 4-6 week time is required because :

  • the investigation may reveal additional drugs being taken, thus requiring new tests, and/or
  • the initial results may require additional testing to confirm, and/or
  • there may be a backlog of cases at one or more laboratories.

It’s also misleading because the Colombian authorities only released the urine toxicology report, not the complete forensic toxicology report.

They basically tested his urine sample for common drugs – a test that is quick to perform. In fact, most laboratories can complete the tests within a few hours.

Fact #4 : Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis Is Rare

TCB misleads you into thinking that vaccine-induced myocarditis is common, by saying that it is “the second-most common adverse reaction” … “covered on this blog“.

In other words, vaccine-induced myocarditis is not the second-most common side effect of the vaccines, it is merely the second-most common adverse reaction they like to write about!

The truth is studies like SAFECOVAC have shown that vaccine-induced myocarditis is extremely rare – less than 1 in a million doses!

In fact, you are hundreds of times more likely to get myocarditis from COVID-19 than from three doses of any COVID-19 vaccine!

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

Fact #5 : Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis Occurs Mostly In Young Males

Vaccine-induced myocarditis occurs mainly in young adults and adolescent males 12 to 39 years in age.

Hawkins was 50 years old when he died, and in his age group – the risk is practically non-existent.

To help you understand that, I created this table to show you the risk of vaccine-induced myocarditis for different age groups.

Note : Baseline refers to the typical number of myocarditis cases expected in the unvaccinated population.

Age Group Male Rate
(per million doses)
Baseline
(per million doses)
12-17 32.4 2.0
18-24 30.7 1.8
25-29 12.2 1.9
30-39 6.9 1.9
40-49 3.5 1.9
50-64 1.9 1.9

Fact #6 : Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis Mild + Resolves Quickly

Vaccine-induced myocarditis is not only rare, most cases resolve quickly, compared to non-vaccine myocarditis.

As Dr. Matthew Elias, M.D., a cardiologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) explained :

In classic myocarditis, there are a wide range of presentations, from very mild symptoms to extremely serious, or even fatal, cases.

Overall, this does not seem to be happening in post-vaccine myocarditis. In the patients seen at CHOP and at other hospitals, symptoms are generally mild and self-resolving, and heart function is less affected, if affected at all.

Fact #7 : Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis Occurs Acutely

Vaccine-induced myocarditis is an acute condition that occurs within a few days of receiving an mRNA-based vaccine from Pfizer or Moderna.

Individuals who develop vaccine-induced myocarditis will experience symptoms like :

  • chest pain
  • shortness of breath
  • heart palpitations

If Hawkins was suffering from vaccine-induced myocarditis, he would not have been able to fly around to play with the Foo Fighters at various concerts around the world :

  • Feb 26-27 : Innings Festival 2022, Tempe, Arizona, United States
  • Mar 4 : Foo Fights / Amyl and the Sniffers / The Meanies, Geelong, Australia
  • Mar 18 : Lollapalooza Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • Mar 20 : Lollapalooza Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Taylor Hawkins (back) on a plane with band member Pat Smear (left) and Samantha Sidley (right) on Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Fact #8 : Cardiomegaly Takes Time To Develop

The initial autopsy report stated that his heart weighed “at least 600 grams” – twice the average for a man his age.

This finding of cardiomegaly (enlarged heart) suggests that he had a longstanding heart condition like heart failure, or cardiomyopathy.

TCB claimed that was evidence of vaccine-induced myocarditis, because the Myocarditis Foundation says that myocarditis enlarges the heart.

It is true that myocarditis can enlarge the heart by weakening the heart muscle, but that process takes time – weeks, if not months, to develop.

Fact #9 : Hawkins Discovered Enlarged Heart In 2021

Interestingly, Hawkins himself may have discovered that he had an enlarged heart (cardiomegaly) in 2021.

On 15 June 2021, he did a Rolling Stone interview with Brian Hiatt, where he revealed that his doctor recently told him that he had a “big” heart.

I just found out from my doctor, got all my blood tests and my heart everything checked and he goes, “Dude, you’re in amazing shape. Your heart’s big, because you exercise a lot. It’s like a runner’s heart.”

Fact #10 : His Cardiomegaly May Be Due To Sleep Apnea

In the same Rolling Stone interview, Hawkins also revealed an interesting detail that many people missed – he was likely suffering from sleep apnea.

The only thing is, he said, “I think you have sleep apnea.” And my wife’s always saying you snore and you fucking make weird noises while you’re sleeping and stuff.

Untreated sleep apnea increases cardiovascular stress, which elevates blood pressure and forces the heart to work harder. This can result in an enlarged heart (cardiomegaly) over time.

Fact #11 : Hawkins Almost Died From Drug Overdose In 2001

Hawkins had a long history of drug use, and almost died from a heroin overdose in 2001. He recounted the incident in 2018 :

I was partying a lot. I wasn’t a junkie per se, but I was partying. There was a year where the partying just got a little too heavy.

Thank God on some level this guy gave me the wrong line with the wrong thing one night and I woke up going, ‘What the f**k happened?’ That was a real changing point for me.

Tragically, it appears that Hawkins overdosed again, but was not able to recover this time, due to his existing heart condition.

For certain, his COVID-19 vaccination played no role in his death.

Don’t risk your life, or your family’s lives, on the bad science and misinformation promoted by The COVID Blog.

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Will COVID-19 Vaccine Void Your Life Insurance?!

Dr. Peterson Pierre has gone viral with his claim that getting the COVID-19 vaccine will void your life insurance.

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

 

Dr. Pierre : COVID-19 Vaccine Will Void Your Life Insurance!

People are sharing a video of Dr. Peterson Pierre, claiming that getting the COVID-19 vaccine will void your life insurance.

He quotes a court case in France, and claims that the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) said that life insurance policies may deny payment for people who die from COVID-19 vaccines.

Here is a transcript of his video for your reference. But feel free to skip to the next section for the facts…

So in France, there was an elderly, wealthy businessman who got a life insurance for millions of dollars. He got the COVID-19 vaccine and he died.

 

Truth : COVID-19 Vaccine Will NOT Void Your Life Insurance!

This is yet another example of anti-vaccination FAKE VIDEOS that anti-vaccination activists are concocting to mislead people about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : AFLDS Creates + Spreads COVID-19 Misinformation

Dr. Pierre identifies himself as a doctor with the AFLDS – America’s Frontline Doctors.

AFLDS is a right-wing American political organisation that is well-known for creating and propagating COVID-19 misinformation.

Everything associated with AFLDS should never be trusted, until proven true. Yes, they are that bad.

Fact #2 : The Story Was Made Up

I traced the provenance of this story from a Greek website, to a right-wing, anti-vaccination German website, which claimed that the story was originally published by the family’s lawyer, Carlo Alberto Brusa, on his Facebook page.

However, Brusa’s Facebook page has ZERO post about any court case, going all the way back to 27 December 2020 – when COVID-19 vaccinations first kicked off in France.

As far as anyone can tell – this story was completely FABRICATED.

Fact #3 : There Was No Such Case In France

There are several articles and videos – all referencing the Greek or German website, which leads us back to Brusa. And yet, there is ZERO evidence :

  • that a French millionaire actually died from his COVID-19 vaccination.
  • that any insurance company refused to pay a life insurance policy, because the insured died from COVID-19 vaccination.
  • that any French court ruled that a death from vaccination is considered a suicide.
  • of any case or court document regarding the case

If a French court did indeed rule that dying from a COVID-19 vaccine is considered a suicide, it would have been HUGE NEWS with major legal implications, and covered worldwide!

These articles were first posted in January 2022, and more than 2 months later, no one else covered it except for a few small anti-vaccination websites?

That’s because it never happened.

Fact #4 : COVID-19 Vaccines Are Not Experimental

Dr. Pierre falsely claimed that the COVID-19 vaccines are experimental.

COVID-19 vaccines are no longer experimental, after they receive either an emergency use authorisation or full approval from a health authority like the US FDA or EMA.

That only happens if they successfully complete their Phase 3 trials, and undergo a stringent review process. So it is not possible to use an experimental vaccine for mass vaccination.

I should also point out that the Pfizer vaccine received its full FDA approval on 23 August 2021, while the Moderna vaccine received its full FDA Approval on 31 January 2022.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) also renewed the authorisation for these vaccines :

  • Moderna Spikevax : 4 October 2021
  • Pfizer COMIRNATY : 3 November 2021
  • AstraZeneca Vaxzevria : 9 November 2021
  • Johnson & Johnson Janssen : 3 January 2022

So none of those COVID-19 vaccines are experimental. They have all passed their clinical tests, and have been approved.

Read more : What’s The Difference Between EUA vs Full FDA Approval?

Fact #5 : COVID-19 Vaccines Proven Safe

The COVID-19 vaccines were proven safe and effective in the massive Phase 2/3 trials that involved hundreds of thousands of volunteers.

These COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials are much larger than the usual clinical trials for new drugs or vaccines.

On top of that, they continue to undergo post-marketing surveillance, to catch very rare side effects like myocarditis (risk of less than 1 in million).

With so much clinical data, there is no way any insurance company or court can say that the vaccines are dangerous, or experimental.

Read more : What’s The Difference Between Full FDA Approval vs. EUA?
Read more : Vaccine Myocarditis Risk Less Than 1 In Million!

Fact #6 : COVID-19 Vaccine Will Not Affect Life Insurance

Dr. Pierre also falsely claimed that the American Life Insurance Council said that “life insurance policies may deny payment if you die from the COVID-19 vaccine because they are experimental drugs.”

First of all, there is no American Life Insurance Council. There is only the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI).

Secondly, the ACLI had earlier posted two statements refuting this ridiculous claim.

ACLI Statement Of 12 March 2021

A social media post appears to be behind the spread of entirely false information, suggesting a COVID-19 vaccine could be a factor a life insurer considers in the claims-paying process. 

The fact is that life insurers do not consider whether or not a policyholder has received a COVID vaccine when deciding whether to pay a claim. 

Life insurance policy contracts are very clear on how policies work, and what cause, if any, might lead to the denial of a benefit. A vaccine for COVID-19 is not one of them. 

Policyholders should rest assured that nothing has changed in the claims-paying process as a result of COVID-19 vaccinations. 

Policyholders should reach out to their life insurers, agents or financial professionals for their COVID-related questions. They will be happy to help.

ACLI Statement Of 16 September 2021

We said it before and, unfortunately, we must say it again because misinformation about life insurance claims and the COVID-19 vaccine continues to spread.

Policyholders should rest assured that nothing has changed in the claims-paying process as a result of COVID-19 vaccinations. Life insurance policies are very clear on how they work, and what cause, if any, might lead to the denial of a claim. A policyholder’s decision to receive or not receive a vaccine for COVID-19 is not one of them. Nothing has changed in life insurers’ claims paying process.  

Policyholders should reach out to their life insurance companies, agents or financial professionals for their COVID-related questions. They will be happy to help.

In other words, insurance companies in the United States will not deny payment of a life insurance in the event someone dies from a COVID-19 vaccine.

These statements were posted MONTHS ago… so Dr. Pierre knowingly misled you about what the ACLI said. So I have to ask Dr. Pierre – why do you lie?

Fact #7 : It’s The Same In France + Around The World

Just in case you are wondering – insurance companies in France and around the world do NOT :

  • consider COVID-19 vaccines “experimental”
  • deny payment in the event someone dies from a COVID-19 vaccine

Insurance companies and associations worldwide have stated that COVID-19 vaccinations do NOT impact life insurance claims.

They also do not call deaths from getting a COVID-19 vaccine “suicide”.

Insurance Control and Resolution Authority of France (ACPR)

The conditions of the death of the insured have no effect on the payment to the beneficiary of the sums paid on a life insurance contract.

Exclusion clauses are provided for contractually… In practice, the risks targeted by the exclusions are not very diversified and, to our knowledge, no contract contains clauses which would make it possible to exclude as a cause of death, the aftermath and consequences of vaccination, or more generally of taking medical treatment, on the prescription of a doctor.

Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA)

Contrary to misinformation being shared online, receiving a COVID-19 vaccine will have no effect on the ability to obtain coverage or benefits from life insurance or supplementary health insurance.

The CLHIA is aware of misinformation that is being spread through social media claiming that individuals who get the vaccine will not be able to get life insurance or may be denied their disability or life insurance benefits. These claims are incorrect and have no basis in fact whatsoever.

Association of British Insurers (ABI)

There are some claims being made that having the Covid-19 vaccine will impact your life insurance cover. This is false.

Receiving a vaccination against Covid-19 will not impact your insurance cover, be it life insurance, private medical insurance or other forms of insurance.

Financial Services Council of Australia (FSC)

 The Financial Services Council (FSC) is today reassuring Australians that taking a COVID-19 vaccine will not invalidate life insurance policies despite false rumours suggesting otherwise. 

FSC CEO Sally Loane said the false rumours, which have been circulating on social media, incorrectly suggest the COVID-19 vaccine is an “experimental medical treatment” and therefore having the vaccine is a “self-inflicted injury” which could void life insurance policies. 

“To be clear – the COVID-19 vaccine is not experimental treatment. Receiving approved treatment from a qualified medical professional at an approved medical facility is not a self-inflicted injury,” Ms Loane said. 

“One of the main reasons why people hold life insurance policies is to provide peace of mind for themselves and their families. The FSC would like to reassure Australians that when they get vaccinated, their life insurance will be there for them, completely unaffected. 

“This scare mongering is wrong, it is entirely inappropriate and it needs to stop immediately.”

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You Can Now Get Booster Dose After Breakthrough Infection!

You can now get your booster dose right after you recover from a breakthrough infection!

Here is what you need to know…

 

You Can Now Get Booster Dose After Breakthrough Infection!

Due to the Omicron surge in Malaysia, the Ministry of Health announced on 19 March 2022, that you can get your booster dose immediately after you recover from a breakthrough infection!

There is no longer the need to wait for 90 days, to give other people priority to receive the booster dose. To qualify, you must :

  • be fully-vaccinated with a primary series COVID-19 vaccine,
  • have fully-recovered from your COVID-19 breakthrough infection
  • undergo consultation by a medical officer

Read more : When Can You Get Vaccinated After COVID-19 Infection?

 

Should You Get Booster Dose After Breakthrough Infection?

Those who recover from a COVID-19 infection usually gain significant protection from further infections, but that protection isn’t foolproof or long-lasting.

  • 1%-10% of people infected with COVID-19 do NOT develop detectable neutralising antibodies.
  • Individuals with mild / asymptomatic infections tend to have lower antibody levels.
  • Some studies have shown that waning of antibody levels occurs within several months after infection.

Hence, it is strongly recommended that those who recover from COVID-19 should still get vaccinated, to ensure lasting protection.

 

Can Booster Dose Prevent Another COVID-19 Infection?

Vaccine breakthrough infections are inevitable – partly because no vaccine is perfect, and partly because vaccines rely on the immune system to work.

The vaccine does not actually protect you against the COVID-19. It merely mimics the SARS-CoV-2 virus, to help your body learn to fight the real virus.

  • In some people, the vaccine may not galvanise an adequate immune system response.
  • In other people, their immune systems may not had sufficient time to produce the necessary antibodies to fight off the infection.
  • Or they may be infected with a new variant that partly or completely bypasses the training offered by the vaccine.

That’s why booster doses are necessary, as protection wanes with time and new variants. They work like like refresher classes in college.

Every time you receive a booster dose, it reminds your immune system that the virus is a real threat. This kickstarts the production of antibodies, boosting your protection against COVID-19.

Read more : What You Need To Know About Vaccine Breakthrough!

 

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Why MAECC Is Wrong About Pfizer mRNA Vaccine Study!

The MAECC is at it again, calling for a pause on the COVID-19 vaccine mandate because of a recent Swedish study on the Pfizer mRNA vaccine!

Let’s take a look at their claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

MAECC : Pause Vaccine Mandate Over Pfizer mRNA Vaccine Study!

The MAECC (Malaysian Alliance for Effective Covid Control) has issued yet another call for the Malaysia Health Ministry to pause the “vaccine mandate”.

This time, they are using the recently-released Swedish study that allegedly shows the Pfizer mRNA vaccine being converted into DNA.

Their press release is very long, so feel free to skip it and head over to the next section for the facts.

PAUSE ON VACCINE MANDATE IS NECESSARY ON LATEST SCIENTIFIC FINDING

Malaysian Alliance for Effective Covid Control (MAECC) would like to highlight a recently published study that has confirmed the messenger RNA (mRNA) from the Pfizer Covid vaccine is able to enter human liver cells and convert into DNA. From the outset MAECC has been very concerned for the potential long-term adverse effect of the mRNA Covid vaccine, and this includes DNA change. Our fear is now confirmed.

 

Here’s Why MAECC Is Wrong About Pfizer mRNA Vaccine Study!

The MAECC has stridently promoted ivermectin, despite the lack of evidence, and came out strongly against vaccination even though COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to be safe and effective.

Here are the reasons why they are, yet again, wrong about the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #1 : There Is No Vaccine Mandate In Malaysia

First, let me address their title – there is no COVID-19 vaccine mandate in Malaysia.

No one is forced to take the COVID-19 vaccine in Malaysia. Any claim that there is a COVID-19 vaccine mandate is undeniably false.

Heck, Malaysia has no vaccine mandate, period. That’s why children of antivax parents remain unvaccinated, despite the risks to their health.

If they start off with a factually false title, what hope is there that their press release is actually based on facts?

Fact #2 : Swedish Study Did Not Show Pfizer Vaccine Changed DNA

The crux of their new press release is the recently-released Pfizer mRNA vaccine study by the Lund University of Sweden.

The MAECC claimed that their fear that the mRNA vaccine can change our DNA “is now confirmed“. That’s nonsense.

The Swedish researchers themselves pointed out in their study, that :

At this stage, we do not know if DNA reverse transcribed from BNT162b2 is integrated into the cell genome.

To be clear, the study does not show that the Pfizer mRNA vaccine altered our DNA in any way or form.

The study does not even show that the transcribed DNA entered the cell nucleus!

Read more : Did Pfizer mRNA Vaccine Combine With DNA In Liver Cells?!

Fact #3 : Study Findings Did Not Shock Scientists / Physicians

The MAECC claims that the Swedish study findings has “shocked scientists and physicians throughout the world“. That is utter nonsense, unless they mean the few who did not read the study, or actually understand what it stated.

You don’t see health authorities ordering the immediate cessation or pause of mRNA vaccination, as some have done when some real adverse effect was discovered, like the risk of pericarditis / myocarditis.

Instead, the only people calling for mRNA vaccines to be stopped based on this laboratory study are fringe groups like the MAECC.

That’s because everyone else spent their time reading and understanding what the study meant, instead of “accidentally” or intentionally misinterpreting its results to push their own agenda.

If you are interested to know more about what the results of this Swedish study actually mean, please read my article – Did Pfizer mRNA Vaccine Combine With DNA In Liver Cells?!

Fact #4 : Waning Immunity Is Indirect Evidence Of No DNA Change

The waning immunity of COVID-19 vaccines is actually indirect evidence that mRNA vaccines do NOT change our DNA. Here’s why…

mRNA vaccines work by instructing some of our cells to manufacture the SARS-CoV-2 virus spike proteins, and put them on the cell surface to trigger the immune system into action.

If the mRNA vaccine actually integrates into our human DNA, all of our cells would display those spikes and continuously trigger the immune system for lifetime protection. That is not simply not the case.

In fact, it is now known that our COVID-19 antibody levels gradually drop after we are fully-vaccinated, which is why a booster dose is required to boost antibody levels after a few months.

Booster doses would not be necessary if the mRNA vaccine actually integrates with our DNA, making all our cells produce the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein forever.

Read more : Sinovac Vaccine Efficacy Rapidly Drops After 2 Months!

Fact #5 : mRNA Vaccine Proven Safe + Effective

MAECC claims that bad science is “behind the promotion and coercion of the masses to get the injections“. That’s utter nonsense. They are the ones propagating bad science.

COVID-19 vaccines have undergone the world’s largest clinical trials, collectively involving over hundreds of thousands of volunteers – far more than clinical trials of vaccines and drugs in the past!

All those clinical trials have shown that the approved COVID-19 vaccines are all safe and effective. Even then, these vaccines continue to be monitored for safety issues.

Over 10 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered worldwide, and we are already able to confirm rare adverse effects like anaphylaxis and myocarditis with mRNA vaccines.

If it’s true that mRNA vaccines are able to modify our DNA, we would have seen those effects in the real world, not only in a small laboratory study of liver cancer cells.

Don’t risk your life or your family’s lives on the bad science and misinformation promoted by fringe groups like the MAECC.

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Study Shows 10X Ivermectin Can’t Prevent Severe COVID-19!

The I-TECH study that was just published in JAMA showed that high-dose ivermectin cannot prevent patients from developing severe COVID-19!

Take a look at the peer-reviewed study, and find out why ivermectin really is useless against COVID-19.

 

I-TECH Study of 10X Ivermectin Dose to Prevent Severe COVID-19

Ivermectin proponents like the FLCCC have claimed that ivermectin works best as a prophylaxis or in early cases of COVID-19, preventing people from getting severe COVID-19.

Ivermectin’s efficacy as a prophylaxis was already dealt a fatal blow, when the FLCCC’s cheerleader himself – Dr. Pierre Kory and his daughter got sick from COVID-19 despite being on the I-MASK+ ivermectin protocol.

Keep in mind that the FLCCC only advocates taking one ivermectin tablet a week, which doubled after it failed to protect Dr. Kory from COVID-19.

Read more : Why Dr. Pierre Kory Got COVID-19 Despite Taking Ivermectin!

The I-TECH (Ivermectin Treatment Efficacy in COVID-19 High-Risk Patients) Study aimed to address the other question – can ivermectin prevent COVID-19 patients from developing severe disease?

Registered in the Clinical Trials database as NCT04920942, it was a multi-centre open-label randomised controlled trial of 490 patients using 5X the dose of ivermectin recommended by the FLCCC.

  • patients who were 50 years and above, with co-morbidities were selected because they are most likely to develop severe COVID-19
  • patients had to be hospitalised, with Stage 2 / 3 (mild to moderate) COVID-19
  • patients were randomised at a 1:1 ratio to :
    a) IVM group receiving ivermectin + standard of care
    b) SOC group receiving only standard of care
  • IVM group patients received 2X the standard dose of ivermectin (0.4 mg/kg/day) for 5 days – 5X higher than recommended by the FLCCC

Read more : I-TECH Study : Does Ivermectin Work Against COVID-19?

 

I-TECH Study : 10X Ivermectin Can’t Prevent Severe Covid-19!

After follow-up ended on 25 October 2021, the team released a preliminary report in November 2021, before it was peer-reviewed and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on 18 February 2022.

I read through the I-TECH paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine, and summarised their key findings in the tables below.

No Significant Difference In Clinical Outcomes

There was little difference between the two groups. In other words – ivermectin offered no clinical benefit to those who took it, even at 2X the usual dose.

Keep in mind that even COVID-19 vaccines have to show a minimum of 50% efficacy. That minimum level of efficacy was not demonstrated in the I-TECH trial, even at 5X the dose recommended by the FLCCC.

Outcomes Ivermectin Standard
of Care
Significance
(p <0.05)
Progress to severe COVID-19 21.6% 17.3% 0.25, not significant
Time to severe COVID-19 (mean) 3.2 days 2.9 days 0.51, not significant
Patients requiring ventilation 1.7% 4.0% 0.17, not significant
Patients admitted to ICU 2.5% 3.2% 0.79, not significant
In-hospital mortality 1.2% 4.0% 0.09, not significant
Length of hospital stay (mean) 7.7 days 7.3 days 0.38, not significant
Total symptom resolution (day 5) 51.3% 53.0% 0.72, not significant
Normal chest radiography (day 5) 25.6% 24.9% 0.92, not significant

Ivermectin proponents are pointing out that more people died in the control group than with ivermectin. However, the truth is that 4 deaths in the control group were from nosocomial sepsis, not COVID-19.

If we adjust for that, this is what the true comparison of COVID-19 mortality would be like  – even less significant.

Outcomes Ivermectin Standard
of Care
In-hospital mortality 1.2% 2.4%

Ivermectin proponents are also complaining that the study did not properly match the two groups, while ignoring the inconvenient fact that the ivermectin group has almost twice as many people who were fully-vaccinated than the control group.

That alone would have greatly improved the ivermectin group’s chances of warding off serious COVID-19, and death. And yet, the ivermectin group did not show any significant advantage over the control group.

In fact, if the study authors perform a sub-group analysis with equal number of fully-vaccinated individuals, it’s likely that the mortality rate will be similar.

Significantly More Side Effects

The study also revealed that the ivermectin group suffered significantly more non-serious side effects, particularly diarrhoea.

The ivermectin group also experienced significantly more serious side effects :

  • 4.3X more serious side effects reported
  • 3.1X more Grade 3 side effects than the standard of care group
  • 5.3X more Grade 4 side effects than the standard of care group

Two patients who received ivermectin, for example, suffered heart attacks during the short trial period.

Side Effects Ivermectin Standard
of Care
Difference
Non-Serious Side Effects 15.8% 4.8% + 3.3X
Serious Side Effects
– Myocardial infarction
– Arterial injury
– Severe Anaemia
– Hypovolemic Shock
1.7%
0.83%

0.41%
0.41%
0.4%

0.4%

+ 4.3X



CTCAE Grade 1 9.5% 2.8% + 4X
CTCAE Grade 2 3.3% 1.2% + 2.8X
CTCAE Grade 3 2.5% 0.8% + 3.1X
CTCAE Grade 4 2.1% 0.4% + 5.3X

 

Summary : 10X Ivermectin Does Not Prevent Severe COVID-19

I should also point out that I-TECH was an OPEN LABEL trial, which means participants are aware and consent to receiving ivermectin.

That alone would skew the results in favour of the ivermectin group, as participants would benefit from the placebo effect.

Yet the results show that ivermectin did not prevent those who received it from progressing to severe COVID-19, despite taking 5X the dose recommended by the FLCCC, and 10X the standard dose.

On the other hand, 1 in 59 patients who took ivermectin for just 5 days reported serious side effects.

Based on the I-TECH trial results, there can be no doubt – ivermectin cannot protect patients from developing severe COVID-19, even at 10X the standard dose.

So ask yourself – how then can ivermectin work at 2X the dose once a week, as recommended by proponents like the FLCCC?

 

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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.

 

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.

It’s a long message, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts.

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.

This video gives you advice on emergency situations to pay attention to heart patients and how to deal with a heart attack that usually happens suddenly.

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.

 

Elbow Pit Slapping For Heart Attack : The Truth

Fact #1 : Slapping The Elbow Pit Does Not Help 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 TCM 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 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.

Fact #3 : It Does Not Appear To Have Happened 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 Chinese accent. So the video was most likely recorded in China.

Fact #4 : It Appears To Be 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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Malaysia HCW Close Contacts No Longer Required To Isolate!

Healthcare workers in Malaysia will no longer be required to isolate themselves on being identified as close contacts!

Here is what you need to know…

 

Malaysia HCW Close Contacts No Longer Required To Isolate!

On 17 February 2022, Malaysia Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin announced a change in the Close Contact policy for healthcare workers in Malaysia.

Due to the Omicron surge occurring now, many people are being identified as a close contact of COVID-19 patients every day. This causes huge disruptions to the economy and management of human resources.

The Malaysia Ministry of Health has now issued a circular, introducing a new protocol for healthcare workers.

Healthcare workers in Malaysia will no longer be required to isolate once they are identified as a close contact, if they are not symptomatic. Instead, they will undergo COVID-19 tests on certain days.

This new protocol will apply to healthcare workers in both public and private sectors. If it works well, it may eventually be implemented for everyone else in Malaysia.

 

Why Are HCW Close Contacts No Longer Required To Isolate?

The current self-quarantine period for fully-vaccinated healthcare workers are 5-7 days, depending on whether they received their booster dose.

As it is very easy to become a close contact during this Omicron wave, too many healthcare workers will end up in isolation and detrimentally affect the healthcare system’s ability to handle the surge of patients.

The new protocol will ensure that healthcare workers are not unnecessarily stuck in self-isolation, simply because they come into close contact with a COVID-19 patient.

For those on the frontline – that is literally what they do every day – come into close contact with COVID-19 patients that they treat.

Read more : New Quarantine Rules For Close Contact / COVID-19 Positive!

 

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COVID-19 Home Treatment By Health DG Dr. Noor Hisham?!

Did Malaysia Health Director-General Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah share his home treatment advice for COVID-19?

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

 

Claim : COVID-19 Home Treatment Advice By Dr. Noor Hisham!

This post, allegedly by Malaysia’s Director General of Health, Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, has gone viral on WhatsApp.

It’s really long, so skip to the next section for the FACTS…

FAMILY MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER – PKPK

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

Covid Medical Kit Needed at home:

1. Paracetamol.
2. Betadine for mouthwash and gargling.
3. Vitamins C and D3.
4. B complex.
5. Steam + capsule for steam.
6. Oximeter.
7. Oxygen cylinder (for emergencies only).
8. Breathing Exercises.

 

Truth : Fake COVID-19 Home Treatment, Not By Dr. Noor Hisham!

This is yet another example of the many fake news circulating on WhatsApp, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : It Was Not Written By Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah

Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah is considered to be the Malaysian equivalent of Dr. Anthony Fauci in the United States, which is why fake news creators love to attach his name to the fake news they create.

For Doubting Thomases who think they are smarter than everyone else, this was confirmed as fake news by the Malaysia Ministry of Health on 9 August 2021.

Fact #2 : Home COVID-19 Medical Kit Is Fake

The Malaysia Ministry of Health does not advocate the items in the fake home COVID-19 medical kit attributed to Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah.

  • Paracetamol is useful for bringing down a fever, but does not work against COVID-19
  • Betadine mouthwash helps with bad breath, but is useless against COVID-19
  • Vitamins C, B complex and D3 have not been proven to work against COVID-19
  • Steam and capsule for steam are completely USELESS against COVID-19
  • Breathing exercises are completely useless against COVID-19

Do NOT rely on these useless “home remedies” from a random WhatsApp message to treat COVID-19.

Read more : Can Inhaling Steam + Supplements Prevent COVID-19?

Fact #3 : There Is No Such Thing As 3 Levels Of COVID-19

There is no such thing as three levels of COVID-19.

When you get infected by SARS-CoV-2 – the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, it immediately infects your cells to replicate.

The virus doesn’t stay in your nose for a short holiday, before taking a slow hike to your throat and then hitting your lungs. It’s a virus, not a tourist.

Fact #4 : SpO2 Levels Should Not Drop Below 90%

The normal oxygen saturation level, SpO2, as measured by a pulse oximeter, is between 95% and 100%.

If your SpO2 level drops below 90%, you need oxygen supplementation, because :

  • your brain gets affected when it falls below 80% to 85%, and
  • you become cyanotic (your skin turns bluish) when your SpO2 level drops below 67%.

You will be dead before your blood oxygen level reaches 43% – the point which the stupid viral message says you need an oxygen cylinder.

Fact #5 : Alternative Treatments Do NOT Work Against COVID-19

Hospitals do not provide alternative treatments for COVID-19 like Vitamin C or Vitamin C, eggs, sitting in the sun, and all the bullshit listed in the viral message.

Neither will they prescribe warm water with lemon to “get rid of the virus before it reaches your lungs”.

All those “alternative treatments” are made-up BULLSHIT, and do NOT work against COVID-19.

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Did Doctors In China Kill COVID-19 Using Warm / Salt Water?

Did doctors in China kill the COVID-19 virus using warm or salt water?

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

 

Claim : Doctors In China Killed COVID-19 Using Warm / Salt Water!

This message has gone viral on WhatsApp, claiming that doctors in China killed the COVID-19 virus using warm or salt water.

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

GREAT NEWS

📌 Doctors in the General Hospital in China confirmed that COVID-19
(Corona virus) can be killed :

這 是 100 % 準確 的 信息 ,
This information is 100% accurate

對於 每個 人 都 非常 有效。
Very effective for everyone

為什麼 中國 大陸 過去 幾天 大大 減少 了 感染 人數
China has significantly reduced the number of infections in the past few days.

除了 戴 口罩 勤 洗手 外 ,
Besides wearing masks and washing hands

他們 只是 簡單 地 每天 漱口 3 次 鹽水
They also gargle salt water 3 times a day

 

Truth : Doctors In China Did Not Kill COVID-19 Using Warm / Salt Water!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS about using warm water / salt water to cure COVID-19.

Fact #1 : Warm / Salt Water Cannot Cure COVID-19

The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 cannot be destroyed by warm water or salt water.

Therefore, drinking or gargling with warm water or salt water cannot cure or prevent COVID-19.

Fact #2 : No Hospital In China Has Advocated Warm / Salt Water

There is NO hospital in China that advocates drinking or gargling with warm water or salt water to cure or prevent COVID-19. This is complete nonsense.

Fact #3 : COVID-19 Virus Infects In Multiple Ways

The SARS-CoV-2 virus infects people through three principle ways :

  • inhalation of respiratory droplets and aerosol particles,
  • deposition of respiratory droplets and aerosol particles on exposed mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, or eye, and
  • touching mucous membranes of the mouth, nose or eye, with contaminated hands

Gargling or drinking warm or salt water cannot prevent infection through inhalation or deposition of respiratory droplets and aerosols.

Neither can it prevent infection through the touching of your mouth, nose or eye with contaminated hands.

Fact #4 : Salt Water Does Not Reduce Viral Load

An October 2021 study by Tiong et. al in Malaysia actually looked at the effectiveness of salt water gargle in directly destroying SARS-CoV-2.

The study found that salt water “did not show any reduction in viral load“, compared to commercial mouthwashes.

Gargle Log10 Reduction In Viral Titres
Clean Condition Dirty Condition
Colgate Plax 5.0 5.0
Bactidol 5.0 5.0
Oradex 4.0 4.0
Thymol Mouthwash 0.5 0.5
Salt Water 0.0 0.0

Fact #5 : Warm Water Does Not Kill SARS-CoV-2

Studies have shown that it takes between 2.5 and 5 minutes to kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 with a temperature of 70°C (158°F).

That’s scalding hot, certainly much hotter than human beings can drink. Sure, you sip water at that temperature, but it will cool off in your mouth and will not maintain the necessarily high temperature of 70°C (158°F) by the time it reaches your throat.

Even if you are crazy enough to try gargling or drinking hot water at 70°C (158°F) or higher, you will need to continuously do it for 2.5 to 5 minutes. Please do NOT try it, as it will scald and injure your mouth and throat.

In other words, the warm water that the fake message advocates will most definitely NOT kill the COVID-19 virus.

Read more : Can German Abmonak Gargle Solution Prevent COVID-19?

Fact #6 : SARS-CoV-2 Does Not Stay In Throat For 4 Days

The COVID-19 coronavirus infects you when you breathe in the viral particles, but your throat is NOT a filter for your respiratory system.

These viral particles or virion will NOT stop by the throat for a 4-day holiday before heading to your lungs.

So trying to “flush it down” or “flush it out by gargling” with warm water or salt water is NOT going to work.

Don’t waste your time gargling or drinking warm / salt water. Protect yourself by getting vaccinated against COVID-19!

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Fact Check : Video Of Prof. Jacob Giris On COVID-19 Vaccine

Did Professor Jacob Giris admit on video that the COVID-19 vaccine cannot prevent severe COVID-19 disease?

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

 

Video : Prof. Jacob Giris Says COVID-19 Vaccine Cannot Prevent Severe COVID-19!

Antivaxxers have been sharing a video of Professor Jacob Giris (whom they wrongly call Yaakov Jerris) speaking on Israel’s Channel 13 news.

They claim that the video is proof that Professor Giris admitted that the COVID-19 vaccine cannot prevent severe COVID-19 disease.

Here is an example of the kind of comments accompanying the viral video :

In Israel, 80% of severe COVID cases are fully vaccinated,” Ichilov Hospital director, Professor Yaakov Jerris told Channel 13 news TV, “Vaccine has no significance when it comes to severe illness“.

 

Truth : Prof. Jacob Giris Was Quoted Out Of Context

The video is genuine, but what Professor Jacob Giris said in the Channel 13 news interview was taken out of context.

Whether that was intentional or not, I do not know. But I do know now that it was WRONGLY / FALSELY reported as evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine does not work.

The Channel 13 news segment was in Hebrew, which I did not understand. So I roped in a native Hebrew speaker to check it out for me, and this was the opinion :

The translation and explanation in the articles you sent were taken out of context.

He was saying that for critically ill people with existing health conditions, the vaccine is less relevant. In his hospital, most COVID-19 patients are much older and come in with co-morbidities.

He was not against the vaccine, he was just saying that it was less relevant for this particular group of patients.

 

Let me emphasise this – Professor Giris was telling Channel 13 that the COVID-19 vaccine had “no significance” because most of his patients were elderly, and coming in sick from another disease, with co-morbidities.

Those factors are why they developed severe COVID-19 disease, not the fact that they were fully-vaccinated.

This actually matches what he stated just days earlier (27 February 2022) on the official hospital Facebook page.

  • most patients are coming into his hospital for other conditions, and incidentally found to have COVID-19
  • the mortality rate is very low
  • COVID-19 is often not the cause of death for his patients
  • the public should not panic

He posted in Hebrew, which does not translate well using machine translation, so I had to correct some of the grammar to make it readable :

Hi, this is Prof. Jacob Giris, the Director of Internal Medicine Department and COVID-19. My team and I have been on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19 since the second wave.

I read the news about the mortality reports, hospital wards that are full of patients and expert alerts to postpone the cancellation of isolation for children and I would like to give you a snapshot of the situation in my department here in Ichilov.

This wave is different from the previous waves. The patients that arrive are coming in because of other diseases and not because of the Omicron variant. The rate of turnover in the ward is like that of a movie – every day ten patients are admitted and discharged on average.

Most of them come to get treatment for some other disease. The mortality rate is very low, and even when it happens, the Omicron variant is not the cause of death.

In fact, I remember much more turbulent times, where we suffered especially violent outcomes like 4 waves ago. This wave, what’s different for me is that I treat a wider variety of internal diseases and we are all suffering from isolation.

I felt compelled to give you the real picture of the situation in the field, give the public confidence and prevent unnecessary fear. We should not only strengthen internal medicine measures during difficult times, or when there is an epidemic, but as part of a national plan.

Until then, have fun with the children who need to see the spectacular sights of snow and breathe the fresh air outside in our beautiful country. Have a peaceful, white weekend.

The truth is – antivaxxers are intentionally quoting the video out of context, to falsely suggest that the vaccines do not work.

COVID-19 vaccines have been proven, over and over again, to greatly reduce hospitalisation and death.

For more details, you can read my exhaustive fact check of the false claims about what Professor Jacob Giris told Channel 13.

Read more : Prof Yaakov Jerris Said Vaccine Can’t Prevent Severe COVID?

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Prof Yaakov Jerris Said Vaccine Can’t Prevent Severe COVID?

Did Professor Yaakov Jerris from Ichilov Hospital just admit that the vaccine cannot prevent severe COVID-19 disease?!

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

 

Claim : Prof Yaakov Jerris Said Vaccine Can’t Prevent Severe COVID!

Antivax and conspiracy websites are claiming that Ichilov Hospital director, Professor Yaakov Jerris admitted that the vaccine cannot prevent severe illness from COVID-19.

Are Israeli hospitals really overburdened with COVID patients who haven’t been vaccinated? The situation, according to Prof. Yaakov Jerris, director of Ichilov Hospital’s coronavirus ward, is radically different. According to the professor, COVID vaccines cannot protect us from severe illness as we are being told.

“Right now, most of our severe cases are vaccinated,” Jerris told Channel 13 News. “They had at least three injections. Between seventy and eighty percent of the serious cases are vaccinated. So, the vaccine has no significance regarding severe illness, which is why just twenty to twenty-five percent of our patients are unvaccinated.”

Jerris also highlighted some of the ambiguity in case reporting. He addressed ministers at a cabinet meeting on Sunday, “Defining a serious patient is problematic. For example, a patient with a chronic lung disease always had a low level of oxygen, but now he has a positive coronavirus test result which technically makes him a ‘serious coronavirus patient,’ but that’s not accurate. The patient is only in a difficult condition because he has a serious underlying illness.”

 

Prof Yaakov Jerris Did Not Say Vaccine Can’t Prevent Severe COVID!

This appears to be a “variant” of the earlier misinformation being shared on anti-vaccination and conspiracy website.

Just like the earlier version, this is FAKE NEWS created by antivaxxers, who likely based it on a bad translation (which could be intentional).

Here are the facts of this case…

Fact #1 : Hospital Is Called Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

There is no longer an Ichilov Hospital. That is the former and colloquial name for the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

The original Ichilov Hospital was established in 1961, and renamed as the Sourasky Medical Center in June 1973.

That hospital was then combined with two other municipal hospitals in 1980, and renamed as the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

Fact #2 : He Is Professor Jacob Giris, Not Yaakov Jerris

There is no Professor Yaakov Jerris listed amongst the staff of the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. That name was likely a translation mistake by someone using Google Translate / Bing Translate.

His actual name is Professor Jacob Giris (יעקב ג’ריס), and he is the director of their Internal Medicine department.

Fact #3 : His Words Were Taken Out Of Context

I managed to obtain a video of Professor Giris speaking on Channel 13, which I will share below.

It was in Hebrew, which I don’t understand. So I had a native Hebrew speaker check it out for me, and this was the opinion :

The translation and explanation in the articles you sent were taken out of context.

He was saying that for critically ill people with existing health conditions, the vaccine is less relevant. In his hospital, most COVID-19 patients are much older and come in with co-morbidities.

He was not against the vaccine, he was just saying that it was less relevant for this particular group of patients.

Fact #4 : He Said Earlier That Most COVID-19 Patients Now Don’t Die

About a week earlier, Professor Giris posted this statement in Hebrew on 27 January 2022, where he stated that :

  • most patients are coming into his hospital for other conditions, and incidentally found to have COVID-19
  • the mortality rate is very low
  • COVID-19 is often not the cause of death for his patients
  • the public should not panic

Here is the English translation, which I attempted to clean up and make more understandable :

Hi, this is Prof. Jacob Giris, the Director of Internal Medicine Department and COVID-19. My team and I have been on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19 since the second wave.

I read the news about the mortality reports, hospital wards that are full of patients and expert alerts to postpone the cancellation of isolation for children and I would like to give you a snapshot of the situation in my department here in Ichilov.

This wave is different from the previous waves. The patients that arrive are coming in because of other diseases and not because of the Omicron variant. The rate of turnover in the ward is like that of a movie – every day ten patients are admitted and discharged on average.

Fact #5 : It Was Likely A Bad Translation

The viral news report called him Professor Yaakov Jerris, and the quotes attributed to him are grammatically odd.

After using Google Translate and Bing Translate to translate his Hebrew post (see Fact #3), I realised that the viral news report was most likely mistranslated from Hebrew.

With that in mind, and based on what he said a week earlier, this was my interpretation of what he said :

  • He believes that the reporting of severe cases is wrongly labelling serious COVID-19 patients, when they have a different serious condition and only happen to have COVID-19.
  • Between 70% and 80% of his severe cases are vaccinated with at least three shots.
  • Vaccination status has no significance, because these patients are seriously sick from their admitting condition

This would match what he said a week earlier, about many patients coming into his department with other diseases, and incidentally discovered to have COVID-19.

And this was confirmed by the Hebrew translator who watched the video. See Fact #3.

Fact #6 : He Never Said Vaccine Can’t Prevent Severe COVID-19

A bad translation is one thing, but this new fake news “variant” claims that Professor Giris admitted that the vaccine cannot prevent severe COVID-19 disease.

That’s not what he said. He is quoted to have said, “the vaccine has no significance regarding severe illness“.

You don’t have to be a linguist to know that there is a big difference between “no significance regarding severe illness”, and not being able to prevent severe illness.

And in the video, he actually said that the vaccine had no significance, because the patients that came in were already severely sick with other diseases. See Fact #3.

Fact #7 : Misleading To Use Percentage

It is misleading to report that 80% of severe COVID-19 cases are of vaccinated people, without the necessary context. After all…

  • In a country with zero vaccination, 100% of severe COVID-19 cases will be of unvaccinated people.
  • In a country with 100% vaccination, 100% of severe COVID-19 cases will be of vaccinated people.

In addition, the vaccinated-unvaccinated ratio for severe COVID-19 is highly dependent on age, co-morbidities, and whether the patients came in for other medical problems.

Senior citizens with co-morbidities, and coming in for other medical problems, are far more likely to develop severe COVID-19, than young adults without co-morbidities.

Without context – data – it is impossible to know the true situation. But that is perhaps why anti-vaccination and conspiracy websites are reporting the claim without context.

Fact #8 : This Is Base Rate Fallacy At Work

As explained above, we should expect more cases of vaccinated people getting severe COVID-19 than unvaccinated people, simply because there are far more vaccinated people than unvaccinated people.

This concept is sometimes difficult to grasp, which is why it’s being abused by antivaxxers to trick you into thinking that vaccinated people are more likely to get severe COVID-19. That’s nonsense.

This is the Base Rate Fallacy at work, which Marc Rumilly demonstrates in this visualisation.

At first glance (left), it may appear that more vaccinated people are getting hospitalised than unvaccinated people.

But if you “zoom out” and look at the population as a whole (right), the risk profile is completely different. It is obvious now that unvaccinated people are far more likely to be hospitalised than vaccinated people.

Fact #9 : Unvaccinated People Have 6X Higher Risk Of Severe COVID-19

Marc took actual data from the Israel Ministry of Health, to demonstrate how the Base Rate Fallacy masks the fact that unvaccinated people in Israel are 6X more likely to get severe COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Fact #10 : Vaccines Greatly Reduced Infections + Deaths

Many studies have already proven, time and time again, the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines in preventing infections, hospitalisations and deaths.

Let’s take a look at one example – the October 2021 study in Israel which looked at the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination in preventing new infections and deaths of people over 70 years old.

New Cases dropped by 20X after vaccination

Deaths dropped by 6X after vaccination

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Are Most Severe COVID-19 Cases In Israel Fully Vaccinated?

Did Professor Yaakov Jerris just admit that 80% of severe COVID-19 cases in Israel are fully-vaccinated?

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

 

Claim : Most Severe COVID-19 Cases In Israel Fully Vaccinated!

Antivax and conspiracy websites are claiming that Professor Yaakov Jerris, an Ichilov Hospital director, admitted that 80% of severe COVID-19 cases in Israel are fully-vaccinated.

Are Israeli hospitals really overloaded with unvaccinated COVID patients? According to Prof. Yaakov Jerris, director of Ichilov Hospital’s coronavirus ward, the situation is completely opposite.

“Right now, most of our severe cases are vaccinated,” Jerris told Channel 13 News. “They had at least three injections. Between seventy and eighty percent of the serious cases are vaccinated. So, the vaccine has no significance regarding severe illness, which is why just twenty to twenty-five percent of our patients are unvaccinated.”

Jerris also revealed some of the confusion in reporting cases. Speaking at a cabinet meeting on Sunday, he told ministers, “Defining a serious patient is problematic. For example, a patient with a chronic lung disease always had a low level of oxygen, but now he has a positive coronavirus test result which technically makes him a ‘serious coronavirus patient,’ but that’s not accurate. The patient is only in a difficult condition because he has a serious underlying illness.”

 

Truth : Fully Vaccinated In Israel Not At Most Risk Of Severe COVID-19!

I can now confirm that this is FAKE NEWS created by antivaxxers, who likely based it on a bad translation (which could be intentional).

Here are the facts of this case…

Fact #1 : Hospital Is Called Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

There is no longer an Ichilov Hospital. That is the former and colloquial name for the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

The original Ichilov Hospital was established in 1961, and renamed as the Sourasky Medical Center in June 1973.

That hospital was then combined with two other municipal hospitals in 1980, and renamed as the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

Fact #2 : He Is Professor Jacob Giris, Not Yaakov Jerris

The Ichilov Hospital director mentioned in the news report was extremely hard to track down, because he was wrongly named.

There is no Yaakov Jerris or Yaakov Jeris listed amongst the staff of the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. That name is most likely a translation mistake by someone using Google Translate / Bing Translate.

However, I managed to track him down as Professor Jacob Giris (יעקב ג’ריס), the director of their Internal Medicine department.

Fact #3 : His Words Were Taken Out Of Context

I managed to obtain a video of Professor Giris speaking on Channel 13, which I will share below.

It was in Hebrew, which I don’t understand. So I had a native Hebrew speaker check it out for me, and this was the opinion :

The translation and explanation in the articles you sent were taken out of context.

He is saying that for critically ill people with existing health conditions, the vaccine is less relevant. In his hospital, most COVID-19 patients are much older and come in with co-morbidities.

He is not against the vaccine, he was just saying that it was less relevant for this particular group of patients.

Fact #4 : He Said Earlier That Most COVID-19 Patients Now Don’t Die

About a week earlier, Professor Giris posted this statement in Hebrew on 27 January 2022, where he stated that :

  • most patients are coming into his hospital for other conditions, and incidentally found to have COVID-19
  • the mortality rate is very low
  • COVID-19 is often not the cause of death for his patients
  • the public should not panic

What he said earlier matches what he said in his Channel 13 news interview.

Here is the English translation, which I attempted to clean up and make more understandable :

Hi, this is Prof. Jacob Giris, the Director of Internal Medicine Department and COVID-19. My team and I have been on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19 since the second wave.

I read the news about the mortality reports, hospital wards that are full of patients and expert alerts to postpone the cancellation of isolation for children and I would like to give you a snapshot of the situation in my department here in Ichilov.

This wave is different from the previous waves. The patients that arrive are coming in because of other diseases and not because of the Omicron variant. The rate of turnover in the ward is like that of a movie – every day ten patients are admitted and discharged on average.

Fact #5 : It Was Likely A Bad Translation

The viral “news report” called Professor Giris “Yaakov Jerris” or “Yaakov Jeris“, and the quotes attributed to him were peculiar grammatically.

After using Google Translate and Bing Translate to translate his Hebrew post (see Fact #4), I realised that the viral news report was most likely mistranslated from Hebrew.

With that in mind, and based on what he said a week earlier, this was my interpretation of what he said :

  • He believes that the reporting of severe cases is wrongly labelling serious COVID-19 patients, when they have a different serious condition and only happen to have COVID-19.
  • Between 70% and 80% of his severe cases were vaccinated with at least three shots.
  • Vaccination status has no significance, because these patients are seriously sick from their admitting condition

This would match what he said a week earlier, about many patients coming into his department with other diseases, and incidentally discovered to have COVID-19.

And this was confirmed by the Hebrew translator who watched the video. See Fact #3.

Fact #6 : Misleading To Use Percentage

It is misleading to report that 80% of severe COVID-19 cases are of vaccinated people, without the necessary context. After all…

  • in a country with zero vaccination, 100% of severe COVID-19 cases will be of unvaccinated people.
  • in a country with 100% vaccination, 100% of severe COVID-19 cases will be of vaccinated people.

In addition, the vaccinated-unvaccinated ratio for severe COVID-19 is highly dependent on age, co-morbidities, and whether the patients came in for other medical problems.

Senior citizens with co-morbidities, and coming in for other medical problems, are far more likely to develop severe COVID-19, than young adults without co-morbidities.

Without context – data – it is impossible to know the true situation. But that is perhaps why anti-vaccination and conspiracy websites are reporting the claim without context.

Fact #7 : This Is Base Rate Fallacy At Work

As explained above, we should expect more cases of vaccinated people getting severe COVID-19 than unvaccinated people, simply because there are far more vaccinated people than unvaccinated people.

This concept is sometimes difficult to grasp, which is why it’s being abused by antivaxxers to trick you into thinking that vaccinated people are more likely to get severe COVID-19. That’s nonsense.

This is the Base Rate Fallacy at work, which Marc Rumilly demonstrates in this visualisation.

At first glance (left), it may appear that more vaccinated people are getting hospitalised than unvaccinated people.

But if you “zoom out” and look at the population as a whole (right), the risk profile is completely different. It is obvious now that unvaccinated people are far more likely to be hospitalised than vaccinated people.

Fact #8 : Unvaccinated People Have 6X Higher Risk Of Severe COVID-19

Marc took actual data from the Israel Ministry of Health, to demonstrate how the Base Rate Fallacy masks the fact that unvaccinated people in Israel are 6X more likely to get severe COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Fact #9 : Vaccines Greatly Reduced Infections + Deaths

Many studies have proven, time and time again, the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines in preventing infections, hospitalisations and deaths.

Let’s take a look at one example – the October 2021 study in Israel which looked at the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination in preventing new infections and deaths of people over 70 years old.

New Cases dropped by 20X after vaccination

Deaths dropped by 6X after vaccination

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