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Can scopolamine / Devil’s Breath powder put a spell on you?!

Can scammers use scopolamine powder, also known as Devil’s Breath, to put a spell on you?! Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Video : Woman Uses Scopolamine / Devil’s Breath To Put Spell On People!

People are sharing a video which purportedly shows a woman using long sleeves with scopolamine powder, also known as Devil’s Breath, to put a spell on people!

👆🏻Watch how she flicks her sleeves into people’s faces. She’s using Scopolomine/hyoscine powder aka Devil’s Breath.

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Scammers Can Use Scopolamine / Devil’s Breath To Induce Loss Of Memory

This is yet another example of half truths circulating on WhatsApp, and social media platforms, and here are the reasons why!

Fact #1 : Video Does Not Appear To Be Genuine

Let me start by pointing out that the viral video does not appear to be genuine. Rather, it appears to be some kind of reenactment by Vietnamese actors.

For one thing, the multiple camera angles suggest that the video was recorded using at least two cameras, and in two different locations to boot. That is pretty much impossible for genuine “caught in action” videos.

The recorded audio was also very clear, even at a distance, and the volume did not change even when the cameraman moved in closer. That suggests that the audio was recorded using a boom microphone hovering near the actors.

Fact #2 : Scopolamine Can Be Used To Induce Loss Of Memory

Scopolamine (which is also known as hyoscine, burundanga or Devil’s Breath) is obtained from nightshade plants. Medically, it is used to treat motion sickness, post-operative nausea and vomiting, among other uses.

Criminals, however, are using scopolamine to render victims unconscious, and cause amnesia – loss of memory. Scopolamine attacks are most common in Colombia, where it is estimated that there are 50,000 victims annually.

In fact, the US Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) issued a 2012 travel advisory warning about scopolamine being used to rob tourists. In March 2019, OSAC further warned that the Colombian National Police have reported an increase in thieves targeting tourists with scopolamine in major Colombian cities.

One common and particularly dangerous method that criminals use in order to rob a victim is through the use of drugs. The most common has been scopolamine.

Unofficial estimates put the number of annual scopolamine incidents in Colombia at approximately 50,000. Scopolamine can render a victim unconscious for 24 hours or more. In large doses, it can cause respiratory failure and death.

The Canadian government also issued a 2022 travel advisory (archive) which warned about the risks of being attacked with scopolamine in Colombia. Scopolamine has also been reportedly used in kidnappings, and sexual assault.

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Fact #3 : Criminals May Not Actually Be Using Scopolamine!

Despite the media frenzy over scopolamine attacks, and government advisories appearing to corroborate them, there isn’t much actual evidence to support claims that scopolamine is actually the drug being used to “zombify” or “put a spell” on people.

As Val Curran, a professor of pharmacology at UCL’s Clinical Pharmacology Unit said, in response to a tabloid story about scopolamine attacks in Paris:

You get these scare stories and they (the victims) have no toxicology, so nobody knows what it is. The idea that it is scopolamine is a bit far-fetched because it could be anything.

That’s partly because scopolamine only remains in the body for about 12 hours, with a half-life of just 4.5 hours. By the time victims wake up, traces of it may already be gone, even if they quickly seek treatment and get tested.

That does not mean that criminals are not using scopolamine to incapacitate victims. It only means that there is little, if any, evidence that scopolamine was actually used in any of those “scopolamine attacks”. It is possible that criminals are using more common drugs like Rohypnol (flunitrazepam), GHB, clonazepam, etc.

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Fact #3 : Scopolamine Attacks Usually Through Spiked Drinks

While there have been claims that criminals are throwing scopolamine in the faces of their victims, or applied it on pamphlets or items, experts have questioned those methods.

For one thing – skin absorption is low and slow – transdermal patches, for example, are used over hours and days. Even when delivered through an injection, scopolamine takes effect after 20 minutes. So throwing powder into someone’s face would not immediately cause someone to lose consciousness or memory.

It is far more likely that criminals are spiking food and drinks, or even cigarettes, with scopolamine or other drugs. That could explain why most attacks occur during dates, or in night clubs or bars, as OSAC warned:

Scopolamine is most often administered in liquid or powder form in foods and beverages. The majority of these incidents occur in night clubs and bars, and usually men, perceived to be wealthy, are targeted by young, attractive women.

It is recommended that, to avoid becoming a victim of scopolamine, a person should never accept food or beverages offered by strangers or new acquaintances, nor leave food or beverages unattended in their presence. Victims of scopolamine or other drugs should seek immediate medical attention.

In fact, anecdotal reports by victims mostly show that their last memory was drinking beer or some kind of beverage with the perpetrators, like these examples:

Here is the takeaway – you should never go to nightclubs and bars on your own, and you should never leave your food or drinks unattended, or accept food or drinks from strangers.

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Fact #4 : No Evidence Scopolamine Can Be Delivered Via Sleeves

While there are reports of criminals slipping powered drugs like scopolamine into drinks and even throwing it into the faces of their victims, there is no report of anyone actually using long sleeves impregnated with scopolamine.

An online search also showed no evidence that any criminal ever used long sleeves to deliver scopolamine or other hypnotic / psychotropic substances to a victim.

It really seems very unlikely that sleeves impregnated with scopolamine would be able to deliver a large enough dose quickly enough to incapacitate anyone, or make them amnesic.

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Did Britain Secretly Euthanise Elderly To Boost COVID Deaths?!

Did the British government secretly euthanise elderly hospital patients to boost COVID-19 deaths?!

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

 

Claim : Britain Secretly Euthanised Elderly To Boost COVID Deaths!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims or suggests that a new study showed that the British government secretly euthanised elderly hospital patients to boost COVID-19 deaths!

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

New Study: British Gov’t Secretly Euthanized Elderly Hospital Patients To Boost ‘Covid Deaths’

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Truth : Britain Did Not Euthanised Elderly To Boost COVID Deaths!

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

Fact #1 : Paper Was Preprint Article

Let me start by pointing out that the paper that are being quoted is an article called Excess Deaths in the United Kingdom: Midazolam and Euthanasia in the COVID-19 Pandemic by Wilson Sy – an investment analyst.

This article does not appear to have undergone peer review. It’s listed as a preprint on ResearchGate, and was accepted for publication in Medical & Clinical Research (which charges $3,916 for each paper) in less than a week:

Submitted : 20 Jan 2024
Accepted : 25 Jan 2024

While that does not mean its findings are necessarily wrong, such preprint papers should not be relied upon as “established information”. It very much needs to be investigated, analysed, and verified.

Even the peer-review process is merely the first step in the scientific review process, which would be followed by replication, verification, and criticism by other researchers.

Fact #2 : Paper Does Not Show Deaths Caused By Midazolam

You might expect that the paper would at least show evidence for tens of thousands of deaths that were caused by Midazolam. Unfortunately, it shows nothing of the sort.

Did it look at death certificates or medical records to determine that those deaths were caused by Midazolam, and not COVID-19? No, that would be far too much work…

All it appears to do is try and prove some kind of correlation between excess deaths and the number of Midazolam injections in the United Kingdom. And when it could not show a correlation, it adjusted the chart temporally by one month, and voilà! that looks like correlation!

The only problem is – Midazolam is a short-acting drug, with a half-life of just 1.5 to 2.5 hours. It cannot possibly kill someone one month after injection!

Not only does this paper not show that any of the deaths were actually caused by Midazolam, it does not even show any correlation between Midazolam usage and excess deaths in the UK!

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Fact #3 : Midazolam Is Used To Sedate Patients

Midazolam is infamous for being used to execute people sentenced to death, as well as an end-of-life medication. However, it has far more common and less morbid uses.

Midazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine that is frequently used to sedate patients before they undergo surgeries, as well as medical /dental procedures. It is also used to treat prolonged seizures, or sedate agitated patients.

It is not surprising that Midazolam usage should spike during the COVID-19 pandemic, as it  is one of the two most commonly-used drugs used to sedate patients in the ICU. It is also used to sedate patients before they are intubated and placed on mechanical ventilation.

Many of us may forget, but many ICUs were overwhelmed with patients who had to be intubated and placed on mechanical ventilation during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, many hospital wards (and even parking lots!) were converted into temporary ICUs to accommodate the surge of patients requiring mechanical ventilation.

In fact, if you think about it – it makes sense for excess deaths to spike days, weeks, or months, after a spike in Midazolam usage. It would suggest that people were dying after receiving Midazolam while critically ill in the ICU, or being intubated for mechanical ventilation.

Fact #4 : Many Deaths From COVID-19 Were Confirmed

Just over 73,000 people died from COVID-19 in the United Kingdom in 2020, with the vast majority – 94.6% confirmed as “deaths due to COVID-19”.

Deaths listed as “Confirmed COVID-19” were confirmed through tests, while deaths that were clinically determined to be caused by COVID-19 were listed as “Suspected COVID-19” if no test was available at that time, or the test result was not conclusive (source).

Regardless of whether you believe that Midazolam had any hand in these deaths, one thing is for sure – the vast majority of these deaths were confirmed to have been caused by COVID-19.

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Fact #5 : Many Critially-Ill COVID-19 Patients Died

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many critically-ill patients had to be intubated and placed on mechanical ventilation as they could no longer breathe on their own. Midazolam is used to sedate such critically-ill patients, so its use would go up with the number of critically-ill patients being treated in the ICU, or placed on mechanical ventilation.

Unfortunately, a large percentage of patients on ventilator died, with some hospitals reporting mortality rates of 50% to 97%. An early report on the mortality of patients on ventilator at three hospitals in Georgia showed that approximately 30% of patients dying after being ventilated, and another 8.5% remaining on ventilation.

Just because many of those patients died while in the ICU or on mechanical ventilation does not mean that those machines, or the oxygen they provided, caused their deaths. It certainly does not mean that the Midazolam they received for sedation killed them.

Fact #6 : Euthanasia Is Illegal In United Kingdom

Finally, I should point out that both euthanasia and assisted suicide are illegal throughout the United Kingdom, and can be prosecuted as murder or manslaughter.

Doctors in the UK can only assist their patients in hastening their deaths by withholding treatment and reducing pain, and even then, only when they feel that “death is only a few days away”.

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Fact #7 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Publishing Fake News

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

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

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

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Midazolam Murders: Were deaths falsely blamed on COVID-19?!

Were tens of thousands of deaths in the UK caused by Midazolam falsely blamed on COVID-19?!

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

 

Claim : UK Deaths From Midazolam Were Falsely Blamed On COVID-19!

People are sharing links to a new paper, which claims / suggests that tens of thousands of deaths caused by Midazolam were falsely blamed on COVID-19!

أبو عمّار (Maajid Nawaz) : The CRIME OF THE CENTURY: Midazolam Murders – Euthanizing The Elderly

“If the data is correct, the only conclusion is that tens of thousands of elderly ENGLISH were MURDERED with an INJECTION of the end-of-life drug MIDAZOLAM.”

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UK Deaths From Midazolam Were Not Falsely Blamed On COVID-19!

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

Fact #1 : Paper Was Preprint Article

Let me start by pointing out that the paper that are being quoted is an article called Excess Deaths in the United Kingdom: Midazolam and Euthanasia in the COVID-19 Pandemic by Wilson Sy – an investment analyst.

This article does not appear to have undergone peer review. It’s listed as a preprint on ResearchGate, and was accepted for publication in Medical & Clinical Research (which charges $3,916 for each paper) in less than a week:

Submitted : 20 Jan 2024
Accepted : 25 Jan 2024

While that does not mean its findings are necessarily wrong, such preprint papers should not be relied upon as “established information”. It very much needs to be investigated, analysed, and verified.

Even the peer-review process is merely the first step in the scientific review process, which would be followed by replication, verification, and criticism by other researchers.

Fact #2 : Paper Does Not Show Deaths Caused By Midazolam

You might expect that the paper would at least show evidence for tens of thousands of deaths that were caused by Midazolam. Unfortunately, it shows nothing of the sort.

Did it look at death certificates or medical records to determine that those deaths were caused by Midazolam, and not COVID-19? No, that would be far too much work…

All it appears to do is try and prove some kind of correlation between excess deaths and the number of Midazolam injections in the United Kingdom. And when it could not show a correlation, it adjusted the chart temporally by one month, and voilà! that looks like correlation!

The only problem is – Midazolam is a short-acting drug, with a half-life of just 1.5 to 2.5 hours. It cannot possibly kill someone one month after injection!

Not only does this paper not show that any of the deaths were actually caused by Midazolam, it does not even show any correlation between Midazolam usage and excess deaths in the UK!

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Fact #3 : Midazolam Is Used To Sedate Patients

Midazolam is infamous for being used to execute people sentenced to death, as well as an end-of-life medication. However, it has far more common and less morbid uses.

Midazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine that is frequently used to sedate patients before they undergo surgeries, as well as medical /dental procedures. It is also used to treat prolonged seizures, or sedate agitated patients.

It is not surprising that Midazolam usage should spike during the COVID-19 pandemic, as it  is one of the two most commonly-used drugs used to sedate patients in the ICU. It is also used to sedate patients before they are intubated and placed on mechanical ventilation.

Many of us may forget, but many ICUs were overwhelmed with patients who had to be intubated and placed on mechanical ventilation during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, many hospital wards (and even parking lots!) were converted into temporary ICUs to accommodate the surge of patients requiring mechanical ventilation.

In fact, if you think about it – it makes sense for excess deaths to spike days, weeks, or months, after a spike in Midazolam usage. It would suggest that people were dying after receiving Midazolam while critically ill in the ICU, or being intubated for mechanical ventilation.

Fact #4 : Many Deaths From COVID-19 Were Confirmed

Just over 73,000 people died from COVID-19 in the United Kingdom in 2020, with the vast majority – 94.6% confirmed as “deaths due to COVID-19”.

Deaths listed as “Confirmed COVID-19” were confirmed through tests, while deaths that were clinically determined to be caused by COVID-19 were listed as “Suspected COVID-19” if no test was available at that time, or the test result was not conclusive (source).

Regardless of whether you believe that Midazolam had any hand in these deaths, one thing is for sure – the vast majority of these deaths were confirmed to have been caused by COVID-19.

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Fact #5 : Many Critially-Ill COVID-19 Patients Died

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many critically-ill patients had to be intubated and placed on mechanical ventilation as they could no longer breathe on their own. Midazolam is used to sedate such critically-ill patients, so its use would go up with the number of critically-ill patients being treated in the ICU, or placed on mechanical ventilation.

Unfortunately, a large percentage of patients on ventilator died, with some hospitals reporting mortality rates of 50% to 97%. An early report on the mortality of patients on ventilator at three hospitals in Georgia showed that approximately 30% of patients dying after being ventilated, and another 8.5% remaining on ventilation.

Just because many of those patients died while in the ICU or on mechanical ventilation does not mean that those machines, or the oxygen they provided, caused their deaths. It certainly does not mean that the Midazolam they received for sedation killed them.

Fact #6 : Euthanasia Is Illegal In United Kingdom

Finally, I should point out that both euthanasia and assisted suicide are illegal throughout the United Kingdom, and can be prosecuted as murder or manslaughter.

Doctors in the UK can only assist their patients in hastening their deaths by withholding treatment and reducing pain, and even then, only when they feel that “death is only a few days away”.

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Does Indocafe Instant Coffee Contain Harmful Drugs?!

Was Indocafe instant coffee mix found to contain harmful drugs?! Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Indocafe Coffee Mix Contains Harmful Drugs!

People are sharing a video clip on WhatsApp, TikTok, and social media, claiming or suggesting that Indocafe instant coffee mix was found to contain harmful drugs!

WhatsApp example #1 : Please viral to all your family and friends in your group

Discovery of sachets in Indocafe 3 in 1 coffeemix from Indonesia, mixed with harmful drugs??

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Here is the rough English translation of the commentary in Indonesia / Bahasa Malaysia:

Here are all the drugs. From Indonesia. New coffee from Indocafe, which I will open now. This is new okay, now we open.  Let’s throw this first okay. Empty. Okay. Let’s open. Let’s see if there are still reddish drugs. Oh my God… Oh my God… There’s a lot.

 

Truth : Indocafe Coffee Mix Does Not Contain Harmful Drugs!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS being shared on WhatsApp and online platforms like TikTok and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Many Indocafe Customers Disputed Claim

The video appears to have been posted on TikTok by @dianaz780 on 26 November 2023 (archive).

Many people who commented on the video pointed out that they have never seen such pink-coloured drugs or dangerous substances in their Indocafe coffee mixture, even though some have been drinking it for many years.

Personally, I have also made and drunk this particular Indocafe instant coffee mix, and have never seen such pink-coloured substances before.

Fact #2 : Indocafe Labelled Video As “False”

On the same day, Indocafe advised people on Instagram not to fall for the “hoax”, stating that it has more than 38 years of experience in the industry. Then on 29 November 2023, Indocafe issued a statement (archive) through their lawyer, labelling the video as “false” and “fake news”. Here is the English translation:

In connection with the video currently circulating on social media regarding our product, namely Indocafe Coffeemix, which contains drugs, we hereby deny in the strongest possible terms that this is false and is fake news.

The statement also pointed out that the Indocafe Coffeemix product is monitored by the Indonesian Food and Drug Authority (BPOM)

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Fact #3 : Unknown What Those Pink Substances Are

Unless the person who created that video sends the samples to Indocafe (or an independent laboratory) for testing, it is impossible to know what those pink-coloured pieces really are.

Could the instant coffee mix sachets have been tampered with? Or is it possible that these are counterfeit Indocafe coffee mix sachets?

Fact #4 : Pink Substance May Be Annatto

Assuming the sachets were not contaminated or tampered with, what could those pink pieces be? Short of a laboratory test, it would be quite impossible to know.

That said, the ingredients (archive) of this particular Indocafe Coffeemix 3-in-1 product may offer us a clue:

Sugar, Non-Dairy Creamer [Glucose Syrup, Hardened Vegetable Fat, Sodium Caseinate (contain milk protein), Stabilizer (E452ii, E340ii) and Emulsifier (non-animal origin) (E471), Anti-caking Agent (E554), Colour (160b)], Indocafé Instant Coffee.

The three key components of this coffee mix are sugar, non-diary creamer, and coffee. But one of the components of the non-diary creamer is 160b (E160b), also known as Annatto – orange-red food colouring from the seeds of the Bixa orellana tree.

It is possible that the annatto powder may have clumped together with the other components of the creamer, caking them into large pieces in the presence of excessive moisture.

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Fact #5 : Narcotics Are Expensive

While contamination or counterfeiting might be possible, it is absurd to claim, without evidence, that the pink substances are “dangerous drugs”. For one thing – narcotics are expensive. Who would be so stupid enough to put narcotics into cheap instant coffee mix?

Fact #6 : World Population Is Now Over 8 Billion

Claims that these “dangerous drugs” are being used to kill people and depopulate the world is a ridiculous conspiracy fantasy. Anyone who opens a sachet would immediately see the large pink pieces, thus foiling the dastardly plans of an incompetent evil cabal that has hitherto failed to stop the world from expanding to 8 billion people!

A real “Deep State operative” would have blended the poison to mix evenly with the coffee mix. And a real evil depopulation cabal would have done a better job of stopping population growth! This is nothing more than a silly conspiracy theory.

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Matthew Perry : Actual Cause of Death Confirmed!

The LA County Medical Officer has finally determined the cause of death for Matthew Perry!

Find out if Matthew Perry really died from drowning after suffering a cardiac arrest, or from the COVID-19 vaccine!

Updated @ 2023-12-17 : Added Matthew Perry’s official cause of death
Updated @ 2023-11-11 : Added Matthew Perry’s death certificate, and other updates.

Originally posted at 2023-11-01

 

Matthew Perry Died Suddenly In His Hot Tub!

The Internet is just obsessed with Matthew Perry’s sudden death. Not only because so many of us have such fond memories of Chandler Bing in Friends, but also because Matthew Perry died suddenly under bizarre circumstances.

He was said to have accidentally drowned in his hot tub, while other people claim that he suffered a cardiac arrest. Anti-vaccination proponents naturally claimed that Matthew Perry died from the COVID-19 vaccine!

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Matthew Perry : Cause of Death Confirmed!

Here are the latest updates on the circumstances surrounding Matthew Perry, and his sudden death in his bathtub.

On Saturday, 28 October 2023, Matthew Perry played an hour game of pickleball at the Riviera Country Club in the morning – shorter than usual. According to Extra host, Billy Bush, his pickleball partner said that he had been feeling tired for the past week, and on the day itself.

I spoke to the woman he [Matthew Perry] played with this morning and every morning. She said he had been fatigued today and over the past week. A little more than usual. He played for one hour, then went home.

When he got home, he sent his assistant out on an errand. When his assistant returned two hours later, he discovered Matthew unresponsive, and under water in his hot tub.

His assistant called 911, at around 4 PM, which was confirmed by a representative for the Los Angeles Police Department:

West L.A. officers responded to [a residence] at 4:10 p.m. for a Death Investigation of a male in his 50s.

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The assistant lifted Matthew Perry’s head from under the water, and tried to get him some air. But by the time first responders got to his Pacific Palisades home, Matthew Perry was already dead.

Los Angeles Fire Department Captain Erik Scott said:

Los Angeles City Firefighters responded [and] found an adult male unconscious in a stand-alone hot tub.

A bystander had brought the man’s head above the water and gotten him to the edge, then firefighters removed him from the water upon their arrival.

A rapid medical assessment, sadly, revealed the man was deceased prior to first responder arrival.

Sadly, it was reported that Matthew Perry wasn’t in his hot tub for very long before his apparent drowning. Law enforcement officers noted that his body was not waterlogged, when first responders arrived.

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There appears to be some confusion about the earlier claims of him dying from cardiac arrest, which stemmed from reports that first responders were called to the scene for a cardiac arrest.

The 15-second dispatch call has emerged, revealing that it was his assistant who reported a cardiac arrest to 911. But first responders were actually called to the scene for a drowning.

Agent 23. Rescue 23, EMS 9 [Emergency Medical Situation 9 refers to a drowning] on the radio. In response to the drowning.

It is unknown if he actually suffered a cardiac arrest. He could have fallen unconscious for any number of reasons. At this point in time – Matthew Perry’s official cause of death has not been revealed, or confirmed.

Captain Scot Williams of Los Angeles Police Department said that his Robbery-Homicide Division was investigating Matthew Perry’s sudden death, but no foul play was suspected at this time:

The Robbery-Homicide Division is handling the death investigation involving Matthew Perry and foul play is not suspected at this time.

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While unnamed sources at the scene claimed that no drugs were found at the scene, the LAPD Captain Scot Williams refused to comment on what its officers recovered at the scene:

I will not comment on what was or was not recovered at the scene, as the investigation is ongoing.

Sources told TMZ that law enforcement officers did not find any illegal drugs, but they found prescription drugs, specifically anti-depressants, and anti-anxiety drugs, as well as an unnamed drug for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy was conducted on Matthew Perry (Case 2023-14789, now removed), but the determination of his official cause of death was deferred, pending toxicology results.

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On 8 November 2023, The Blast obtained Matthew Perry’s death certificate. It too said that the official cause of death is being deferred pending toxicology reports.

However, initial toxicology reports indicate that there was no meth or fentanyl in his system when he drowned. His death certificate officially recorded his time of death as 4:17 PM.

On Friday, 15 December 2023, the Medical Examiner revealed Matthew Perry’s official cause of death – acute effects of ketamine, although the exact method of intake was unknown. The manner of his death was ruled as an accident (drug and drowning related).

Matthew Perry was reportedly receiving ketamine infusion therapy prior to his death for depression and anxiety. However, his last known treatment was 1.5 weeks prior to his death, and could not have been a contributing factor.

Per the Medical Examiner Investigator’s report, his last known treatment was 1½ weeks prior to death, and the ketamine in his system at death could not be from that infusion therapy, since ketamine’s half-life is 3 to 4 hours, or less.

The toxicology report stated that Perry had such high levels of ketamine in his blood that it ultimately led to his death from “cardiovascular overstimulation” and “respiratory depression“. It noted that Matthew Perry had blood ketamine levels of up to 3.54 mg/dL, when the levels for general anaesthesia in surgery was between 1.0 to 6.0 mg/dL.

At the high levels of ketamine found in his postmortem blood specimens, the main lethal effects would be from both cardiovascular overstimulation and respiratory depression.

The postmortem report also listed other contributing factors to Matthew Perry’s death – drowning, coronary artery disease, and the effects of buprenorphine (which is used to treat opioid addiction).

While the autopsy report could not determine how Matthew Perry received such a high dose of ketamine (trace amounts was found in his stomach contents), what is certain is that he died from an ketamine, and not from the COVID-19 vaccine, or some other cause of death.

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Did Matthew Perry Die From Vaccine Cardiac Arrest?!

Did Matthew Perry die suddenly in his Jacuzzi from vaccine-induced cardiac arrest?!

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

Updated @ 2023-12-17 : Added Matthew Perry’s official cause of death
Updated @ 2023-10-31 : Added new details about the discovery of his body

Originally posted @ 2023-10-30

 

Claim : Matthew Perry Died From Vaccine Cardiac Arrest!

Right after news broke that Matthew Perry died suddenly in his Jacuzzi, anti-vaccine activists immediately claimed that the beloved Friends actor died from a cardiac arrest caused by the COVID-19 vaccine!

Matt Wallace : Do you believe Matthew Perry died from heart issues in his Jacuzzi that were caused by him getting so many Covid Vaccines?

He once promoted a shirt saying “Could I be any more vaccinated?” RIP Matthew Perry

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Fact : Matthew Perry Did Not Die From Vaccine Cardiac Arrest!

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

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

Fact #1 : Matthew Perry Drowned In His Hot Tub

Matthew Perry (born Matthew Langford Perry on 19 August 1969) was most famous for starring as Chandler Bing in the NBC sitcom, Friends, from 1994 to 2004. He also appeared in Ally McBeal, The West Wing, The Odd Couple, and The Good Wife.

On Saturday, 28 October 2023, Matthew Perry played a two-hour game of pickleball in the morning, and then sent his assistant out on an errand. When his assistant returned two hours later, he discovered Matthew unresponsive, and underwater in his hot tub.

A representative for the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed, saying:

West L.A. officers responded to [a residence] at 4:10 p.m. for a Death Investigation of a male in his 50s.

His assistant lifted his head from under the water, and tried to get him some air, and then called 911. But by the time first responders got to his Pacific Palisades home, Matthew Perry was already dead.

Los Angeles Fire Department Captain Erik Scott said:

Los Angeles City Firefighters responded [and] found an adult male unconscious in a stand-alone hot tub.

A bystander had brought the man’s head above the water and gotten him to the edge, then firefighters removed him from the water upon their arrival.

A rapid medical assessment, sadly, revealed the man was deceased prior to first responder arrival.

There appears to be some confusion about the earlier claims of him dying from cardiac arrest, which stemmed from reports that first responders were called to the scene for a cardiac arrest.

The 15-second dispatch call has emerged, revealing that it was his assistant who reported a cardiac arrest to 911. But first responders were actually called to the scene for a drowning.

Agent 23. Rescue 23, EMS 9 [Emergency Medical Situation 9 refers to a drowning] on the radio. In response to the drowning.

In other words – it was unknown, at that time, if he actually suffered a cardiac arrest. He could have fallen unconscious for any number of reasons.

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Fact #2 : No Foul Play Was Suspected

Captain Scot Williams of Los Angeles Police Department said that his Robbery-Homicide Division was investigating Matthew Perry’s sudden death, but no foul play was suspected:

The Robbery-Homicide Division is handling the death investigation involving Matthew Perry and foul play is not suspected at this time.

While unnamed sources at the scene claimed that no drugs were found at the scene, the LAPD Captain Scot Williams refused to comment on what its officers recovered at the scene:

I will not comment on what was or was not recovered at the scene, as the investigation is ongoing.

Fact #3 : Matthew Perry Died From Acute Effects Of Ketamine

An autopsy was conducted on Matthew Perry by the LA County Medical Examiner, and his body was marked as ready for release to his family.

However, the preliminary autopsy report (Case 2023-14789, now removed) stated that determination of his official cause of death was deferred, pending toxicology results.

On Friday, 15 December 2023, the Medical Examiner revealed Matthew Perry’s official cause of death – acute effects of ketamine, although the exact method of intake was unknown. The manner of his death was ruled as an accident (drug and drowning related).

Matthew Perry was reportedly receiving ketamine infusion therapy prior to his death for depression and anxiety. However, his last known treatment was 1.5 weeks prior to his death, and could not have been a contributing factor.

The toxicology report stated that Perry had such high levels of ketamine in his blood that it ultimately led to his death from “cardiovascular overstimulation” and “respiratory depression“. It noted that Matthew Perry had blood ketamine levels of up to 3.54 mg/dL, when the levels for general anaesthesia in surgery was between 1.0 to 6.0 mg/dL.

At the high levels of ketamine found in his postmortem blood specimens, the main lethal effects would be from both cardiovascular overstimulation and respiratory depression.

The postmortem report also listed other contributing factors to Matthew Perry’s death – drowning, coronary artery disease, and the effects of buprenorphine (which is used to treat opioid addiction).

To be clear – the full autopsy report did not mention the COVID-19 vaccine as a contributing cause.

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Fact #4 : Matthew Perry Had Long History Of Substance Abuse

While it has been said that no drugs were found at the scene of his sudden death, Matthew Perry has a long history of substance abuse.

He started drinking at the age of 14, and later became addicted to Vicodin, Oxycontin, and Xanax. It was his Vicodin addition that led to a jet-ski accident, and his first stint in rehab in 1997 – at the height of his Friends fame.

In 2022, he told The New York Times how he spent $9 million fighting his addiction:

I would fake back injuries. I would fake migraine headaches. I had eight doctors going at the same time. I would wake up and have to get 55 Vicodin that day, and figure out how to do it.

When you’re a drug addict, it’s all math. I go to this place, and I need to take three. And then I go to this place, and I’m going to take five because I’m going to be there longer.

It’s exhausting but you have to do it or you get very, very sick. I wasn’t doing it to feel high or to feel good.

I certainly wasn’t a partier; I just wanted to sit on my couch, take five Vicodin and watch a movie. That was heaven for me. It no longer is… I’ve probably spent $9 million or something trying to get sober.

According to Matthew Perry, he ended up in rehab at least 15 times, and had 14 stomach surgeries after suffering gastrointestinal perforations from his opioid abuse.

He also recounted in his 2022 memoir – Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing (US | UK | AU), that in 2018 – when he was 49 years old, and years before COVID-19 vaccines were invented – his colon burst from excessive opioid use, and he ended up in a coma for two weeks, and was hospitalised for five months.

The doctors told my family that I had a 2 percent chance to live. I was put on a thing called an ECMO machine, which does all the breathing for your heart and your lungs. And that’s called a Hail Mary. No one survives that.

Fact #5 : High Ketamine Levels Unlikely From Treatment

While Matthew Perry is known to have received ketamine infusions to treat his depression and anxiety, his last known treatment was 1.5 weeks prior to his death. It is, therefore, impossible for those ketamine treatments to contribute to his death, and certainly impossible for the high levels of ketamine in his blood to originate from that last known treatment, as the Medical Examiner pointed out:

Per the Medical Examiner Investigator’s report, his last known treatment was 1½ weeks prior to death, and the ketamine in his system at death could not be from that infusion therapy, since ketamine’s half-life is 3 to 4 hours, or less.

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Fact #6 : Matthew Perry Was Possibly Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Matthew Perry did not publicly mention his COVID-19 vaccination status, so it is uncertain he was vaccinated against COVID-19. His family also has not mentioned his vaccination status.

The only “evidence” quoted by many people that Matthew Perry was vaccinated was his May 2021 tweet promoting a T-shirt with the words, “Could I BE Any More Vaccinated?

Other than that single tweet, we really have no evidence that Matthew Perry was actually vaccinated against COVID-19. People claiming that was fully-vaccinated and/or boosted certainly offered no evidence to back up their claims.

For all we know – he may not even be vaccinated against COVID-19! After all, the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United States. Many people who died suddenly were found to be unvaccinated, like Kris Jordan, Aaron Carter, Kirstie Alley, Stephan Bonnar, David Wayne Burleson, and Kaden Clymer.

Until and unless his family reveals his COVID-19 vaccination status, anyone who claims that Matthew Perry died from the COVID-19 vaccine is likely lying to you.

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

Even if Matthew Perry was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, it does not mean he died from the COVID-19 vaccine, as he would have received his doses more than two years ago!

He cannot possibly be suffering from a vaccine side effect, because they appear within hours or days, not months or years later.

Mild side effects like injection site pain, fever, muscle ache, headache, lethargy develop within minutes to hours of the vaccination.

Anaphylaxis develops within minutes, while other severe adverse reactions like myocarditis and VITTdevelop within days.

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

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

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Fact #5 : Claims Of Celebrities Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

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

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

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Died Suddenly Caught Using Fake Parasite Video!

The infamous Died Suddenly account on X was just caught using a fake parasite video to promote an “anti-parasitic supplement”! Here is what you need to know…

 

Died Suddenly Shares Fake Parasite Video!

The infamous Died Suddenly account on X (formerly Twitter) posted a video which appears to show a man pulling out a parasite from the armpit of another man.

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Died Suddenly appears to have posted the video to promote a “parasite cleanse guide” on a website pitching an “anti-parasitic supplement” called The Purge.

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Died Suddenly Parasite Video : Why Is It Fake?!

The viral video that the Died Suddenly account posted on X (formerly Twitter) does not show a man pulling out a long parasite from the armpit of another man.

The video has a low resolution, which makes it appear as if the thing being pulled out is a tapeworm.

Now, people can and do pull out long tapeworms from mouths and anuses, but never armpits. There is simply no known mechanism by which a tapeworm would travel to anyone’s armpit!

The truth is – the video shows the removal of a wound packing strip, which is a long, slender piece of gauze which is used to pack cavity wounds.

The man likely had an abscess cavity in his armpit. After the incision and drainage of that abscess, the doctor would have packed the wound cavity to aid in its healing process.

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If you look at the video again, you will notice that the man is actually smiling. In which universe (or dimension?) would a person be smiling while getting a parasite pulled out of his armpit?

Needless to say – such wound packing strips are not parasites. So one has to wonder why would the Died Suddenly account share that video to promote a “parasite cleanse guide” on a website pitching an “anti-parasitic supplement” called The Purge.

Interestingly, the website is called Purge Suddenly.

But even if you have tapeworm in your gut, don’t worry. Doctors have actual anti-parasitic drugs that can quickly kills them. There is no need to take such supplements.

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Did Mayo Clinic Admit Hydroxychloroquine Can Treat Covid?!

Did the Mayo Clinic just admit that hydroxychloroquine may be used to treat COVID-19?!

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

 

Claim : Mayo Clinic Admitted Hydroxychloroquine Can Treat COVID-19!

People are sharing a Mayo Clinic article, or screenshots of that Mayo Clinic article, claiming that it shows the Mayo  Clinic quietly admitting that hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) can be used to treat COVID-19 patients!

Peter Navarro : From Mayo Clinic website grudging admission of glaring truth: “Hydroxychloroquine may be used to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) in certain hospitalized patients.” For all you murderers at @CNN
@johnberman who spread lies about hydroxy, this one’s for u.

Chief Nerd: Well how about that…

DC_Draino : 🚨Mayo Clinic quietly updates website to say Hydroxychloroquine can be used to treat Covid patients

Doctors were fired and censored for saying this

Media smeared it

All because Big Pharma couldn’t have any therapeutic drugs available in order to make billions from vaccine EUA

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Truth : Mayo Clinic Did Not Admit Hydroxychloroquine Can Treat COVID-19!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS about COVID-19 treatments, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Mayo Clinic Posted This Back In 2020

First, I should address the claim that the Mayo Clinic “quietly” updated its website recently to say that hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) can be used to treat COVID-19 patients.

The truth is the Mayo Clinic first mentioned hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment for COVID-19 more than 3 years ago – on 22 May 2020, to be specific.

It was not a recent development, or even a quiet change. The last time Mayo Clinic appears to have changed its hydroxychloroquine article regarding COVID-19 was in June 2020!

Just because some people did not notice the changes until three years later in September 2023, does not mean the Mayo Clinic “quietly” admitted anything.

Fact #2 : Mayo Clinic Warned About Hydroxychloroquine

The Mayo Clinic article only stated that hydroxychloroquine “may also be used” to treat COVID-19 in “certain hospitalised patients“.

Hydroxychloroquine may also be used to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) in certain hospitalized patients.

More importantly, the next paragraph actually warned people against self-medicating with hydroxychloroquine, and said that it “should only be used for COVID-19 in a hospital or during clinical trials“.

The Mayo Clinic article also explicitly pointed out that hydroxychloroquine may increase the risk of developing heart rhythm problems.

Using this medicine alone or with other medicines (eg, azithromycin) may increase your risk of heart rhythm problems (eg, QT prolongation, ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia). Hydroxychloroquine should only be used for COVID-19 in a hospital or during clinical trials. Do not take any medicine that contains hydroxychloroquine unless prescribed by your doctor.

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Fact #3 : Mayo Clinic Article Changed According To Evidence

The Mayo Clinic article on hydroxychloroquine actually changed twice in 2020, as new evidence presented itself during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To make it easier for you to understand, here is the timeline of the Mayo Clinic updates on hydroxychloroquine, and some significant points in the use of HCQ to treat COVID-19:

18 March 2020 : The WHO announced that chloroquine and HCQ would be tested in the multinational Solidarity clinical trial for COVID-19 treatments using existing drugs.

19 March 2020 : US President Donald Trump encouraged the use of chloroquine and HCQ during a national press conference, causing a massive increase in demand for both drugs in the US.

28 March 2020 : US FDA authorised the use of chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate to treat COVID-19, under an Emergency Use Authorisation as an experimental treatment for emergency use in hospitalised patients.

8 April 2020 : The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) began the first clinical trial to assess whether hydroxychloroquine is safe and effective to treat COVID-19.

24 April 2020 : US FDA cautioned against using chloroquine / hydroxychloroquine outside of a hospital or clinical trial, after reports of adverse events including heart problems and deaths.

Between 8-22 May 2020 : Mayo Clinic first updated its hydroxychloroquine article to say that it “may be used” to treat COVID-19 patients in “certain hospitalised patients

5 June 2020 : Hydroxychloroquine was discontinued in the UK RECOVERY Trial when a preliminary analysis of the data showed that it provided “no beneficial effect” in patients hospitalised with COVID-19.

Between 5-13 June 2020 : Mayo Clinic updated its HCQ article to warn about the risk of heart rhythm problems while taking hydroxychloroquine. It also warned that HCQ should only be used “in a hospital or during clinical trials“.

15 June 2020 : US FDA revoked the EUA for both chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, while allowing clinical trials for both drugs to continue.

20 June 2020 : US NIH halted its clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine, after it showed that HCQ was “unlikely to be beneficial to hospitalised patients with COVID-19”.

4 July 2020 : WHO discontinued the hydroxychloroquine arm of the Solidarity Trial, after HCQ produced “little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalised COVID-19 patients“.

24 September 2023 : Mayo Clinic article from 13 June 2020 went viral on social media after former Trump advisor, Peter Navarro, posted it on X (formerly known as Twitter).

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Did Larissa Borges Die Suddenly From Vaccine?!

Did fitness influencer Larissa Borges die suddenly from double cardiac arrest caused by the COVID-19 vaccine?! Find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2023-09-08 : Added more details
Originally posted @ 2023-09-04

 

Claim : Larissa Borges Died Suddenly From Vaccine!

Right after news broke that Larissa Borges died unexpectedly from two cardiac arrests, some people immediately claimed that the young Brazilian fitness influencer died suddenly from COVID-19 vaccine.

Steve Kirsch : Lot of young fit people suffering cardiac arrest. Let’s not talk about the vaccine. Brazilian fitness influencer Larissa Borges dies aged 33 after a week in a coma following a double cardiac arrest

Wayne Root : U don’t have to guess. I already know medical “experts” (ie bribed professional liars) will blame cause of death on ANYTHING other than mandated Covid vaccine. We are living in world of propaganda like 1930’s Nazi Germany or Soviet Union.

FormerFeds : Fitness influencer Larissa Borges, 33, dies following double cardiac arrest. Was it the jab?

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No Evidence Larissa Borges Died Suddenly From Vaccine!

It’s now tradition for anti-vaccination activists to blame all celebrity deaths or illnesses on the COVID-19 vaccine.

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

Fact #1 : Larissa Borges Died After Suffering Two Cardiac Arrests

33 year-old Larissa Borges was a Brazilian fitness influencer on Instagram. On August 20, 2023, she was admitted to the Hospital Arcanjo São Miguel, after suffering a cardiac arrest in the city of Gramado.

She remained in coma for 8 days, before passing away after she suffered a second cardiac arrest on early Monday morning, August 20, 2023. She was laid to rest on Wednesday, August 30, 2023.

Fact #2 : An Autopsy Was Conducted On Larissa Borges

Even though Larissa Borges died after suffering two cardiac arrests, her official cause of death is still unknown. The Brazilian police are investigating her death, and an autopsy was conducted on her body.

According to Rio Grande do Sul Civil Police deputy Gustavo Barcellos, they are waiting for the autopsy results, which can take up to 30 days to complete, to determine her cause of death.

Until and unless the Brazilian police and/or her family reveals her cause of death, anyone who tells you that Larissa Borges died from this or that cause is likely lying to you.

The truth is – we currently do NOT know her cause of death. And there is no evidence that her cardiac arrest was caused by any vaccine.

Fact #3 : Larissa Borges Allegedly Had Drugs + Alcohol Before Cardiac Arrest

Witnesses told police that Larissa Borges was at a party in the mountain resort town of Gramado before she suffered her first cardiac arrest, where she not only had alcoholic drinks, she also took drugs.

There is a report of a possible ingestion of narcotic substances, accumulated with alcoholic beverages.

We will try to search through laboratory tests for substances that she possibly consumed.

Rio Grande do Sul Civil Police deputy Gustavo Barcellos said that the police also interviewed Larissa Borges’ boyfriend, Eduardo Moreira (who is also known as Dudu Personal) who accompanied her to the party.

The police are also reviewing videos from their phones, as well as surveillance videos from the party, to see if they can get a better understanding of what happened.

Read more : Sinead O’Connor : Autopsy To Determine Cause Of Death!

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

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

It is possible that Larissa Borges was never vaccinated against COVID-19. After all, the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in Brazil.

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

Until and unless her family reveals her COVID-19 vaccination status, anyone who tells you that Larissa Borges was vaccinated or otherwise, is likely lying to you. None of us know that.

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

Even if Larissa Borges was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, she would have received her doses over a year ago!

She cannot possibly have suffered from a vaccine side effect, because they appear within hours or days, not months later.

Mild side effects like injection site pain, fever, muscle ache, headache, lethargy develop within minutes to hours of the vaccination.

Anaphylaxis develops within minutes, while other severe adverse reactions like myocarditis and VITT develop within days or weeks.

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

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

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Jamie Cail : Autopsy Confirms Cause Of Death!

The autopsy of US swimming star Jamie Cail who died suddenly, has confirmed her true cause of death!

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

 

Claim : Jamie Cail Died Suddenly From COVID-19 Vaccine!

Right after news broke that Jamie Cail died suddenly in the US Virgin Islands at just 42 years old, some people immediately claimed or suggested that the WWE superstar died from the COVID-19 vaccine!

SecretSquirrel : Another Vaccine Death? Police to investigate sudden death of former US swimming sensation Jamie Cail

Diane Adams : it sounds like Jamie Cail Sudden death was the vaccine that she might have took, all of these Vaccines have a rotten side affect, allot of people wind up dead because of all of these vaccines that they have been taking, not a good thing, may Jamie Cail rest in Peace. 😇✝️😇✝️😇💐

liftingabuv : #SuddenDeaths2023 this “novel” #vaccines SAD demographic is increasing. #athletes, mid-life group: Ex-U.S. Swim Champ Jamie Cail Dies Suddenly In Virgin Islands, Police Investigating

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Truth : Jamie Cail Did Not Die From COVID-19 Vaccine!

It’s now tradition for anti-vaccination activists to blame all athlete deaths or illnesses on the COVID-19 vaccine.

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

Fact #1 : Jamie Cail Died Unexpectedly At Home

Jamie Cail was a former member of the US swimming team that participated in the 1997 Pan Pacific Championships, and won a gold medal in the 800m free relay event. She also won a silver medal at that 1998-1999 World Aquatics Swimming World Cup in Brazil.

Shortly after midnight on February 21, 2023, her boyfriend ” left a local bar” to check on Jamie Cail who was at their shared home on the island of St. John. On arrival, he found Jamie Cail was found unresponsive on the floor.

Her boyfriend and a friend took her to the Myrah Keating-Smith Clinic, where doctors indicated that “she was in cardiac arrest” and performed CPR on her. However, Jamie Cail could not be revived, and passed away in the early hours.

The Virgin Islands Police Department was informed of her death-on-arrival, and an autopsy was performed to determine her cause of death.

Fact #2 : Jamie Cail’s Cause Of Death Was Fentanyl Poisoning

On August 27, 2023, the Virgin Islands Police Department announced the official cause of death for Jamie Cail, after the US Virgin Islands Office of Medical Examiner released its autopsy report on August 22.

According to the Medical Examiner’s autopsy report, Jamie Cail’s official cause of death was “fentanyl intoxication with aspiration of gastric content“.

The Virgin Islands Criminal Investigation Bureau said that the overdose was “accidental“, but did not say if it was investigating the source of the fentanyl that led to Jamie Cail’s death.

However, the United States has been hit by an epidemic of death from drug overdoses involving fentanyl. The US recorded more than 100,000 deaths from drug overdoses in 2021, most of which were caused by fentanyl.

Needless to say – the autopsy report completely debunks the claims that Jamie Cail died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Fact #3 : Unknown If Jamie Cail Was Vaccinated

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

It is possible that Jamie Cail was unvaccinated against COVID-19. After all, the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United States.

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

Until and unless her family reveals her COVID-19 vaccination status, anyone who tells you that Jamie Cail was vaccinated or otherwise, is likely lying to you. None of us know that.

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

Even if Jamie Cail was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, she would have received her doses over two years ago!

She cannot possibly have suffered from a vaccine side effect, because they appear within hours or days, not months later.

Mild side effects like injection site pain, fever, muscle ache, headache, lethargy develop within minutes to hours of the vaccination.

Anaphylaxis develops within minutes, while other severe adverse reactions like myocarditis and VITT develop within days or weeks.

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

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

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Fact #5 : Claims Of COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries Often Proven False

Most claims of sudden deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false. Here is the latest dozen of other false sudden death claims!

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Was Madonna Revived From Death By Narcan Injection?!

Was Madonna really revived from her death by a Narcan (naloxone) injection?!

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

 

Claim : Madonna Was Revived From Death By Narcan Injection!

People are sharing a RadarOnline article which claims that Madonna was revived from death by a Narcan (naloxone) injection!

Madonna Was Revived by Narcan Injection: Terrifying New Details Reveal Queen of Pop ‘Had to Be Brought Back From The Dead’

Madonna’s brush with death was far worse than anyone knows, RadarOnline.com has exclusively been told.

When the Queen of Pop was found unresponsive on June 24, those who discovered her lifeless body were forced to administer a NARCAN injection, sources said.

NARCAN is an emergency medical treatment commonly used to reverse the life-threatening effects of a suspected overdose. But it is also used to reverse acute septic shock in patients — a condition Madonna is said to have suffered.

The injection, commonly held in medical treatment kits of the rich and famous, is considered useful to increase blood pressure in the management of septic shock, a life-threatening condition that happens when blood pressure drops to a dangerously low level.

There is nothing at all to suggest the hitmaker needed NARCAN for the ill effects of any drug use.

A spokesperson for Madonna had no comment.

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No Evidence Madonna Was Revived From Death By Narcan Injection!

On Saturday, June 24, 2023, Madonna was found unconscious and unresponsive in New York City, and rushed to a hospital ICU, where she was diagnosed with a serious bacterial infection.

Her condition was so severe, she had to be intubated, and her family feared they would “lose her”. That was why they kept quiet about her condition, until the worst was over.

Amazingly, she was busy recording music with Katy Perry in a studio, just hours before she collapsed at home.

After being treated in the ICU for several days, Madonna was discharged on Wednesday night, June 28, and taken to her New York City apartment to recover.

What we don’t know was the circumstances in which Madonna was found, only that she was unconscious and unresponsive. No one has yet been able to corroborate RadarOnline’s claim that Madonna was revived using a Narcan injection. Heck, we don’t even know if Madonna was revived at her home as claimed, or at the hospital.

What we do know is Narcan / naloxone is used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, not treat acute septic shock.

It is also unlikely for first responders to think of acute septic shock when they see an unconscious and unresponsive person. Chances are – whoever injected Madonna with naloxone probably did so out of the assumption that she may have overdosed on opioids – a common problem in the United States.

Even if Madonna was injected with Narcan, it is unlikely to have revived her from the dead as claimed. That is only possible if she suffered from an opioid overdose. There is no evidence Madonna overdosed from opioids, but we know that she was hospitalised for a serious bacterial infection.

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To be clear, the FDA allows Narcan to be administered for septic shock as an “adjunctive use” (PDF download), but warns that it should be used “with caution”:

NARCAN is indicated for the complete or partial reversal of opioid depression, including respiratory depression, induced by natural and synthetic opioids, including propoxyphene, methadone and certain mixed agonist-antagonist analgesics: nalbuphine, pentazocine, butorphanol, and cyclazocine. NARCAN is also indicated for diagnosis of suspected or known acute opioid overdosage. NARCAN may be useful as an adjunctive agent to increase blood pressure in the management of septic shock

Pfizer, one of the many naloxone manufacturers, states that while naloxone has been shown to produce a rise in blood pressure in some cases of septic shock, it has also been associated with adverse effects like nausea, vomiting, hypotension, cardiac arrhythmias and seizures.

Adjunctive Use in Septic Shock

Naloxone has been shown in some cases of septic shock to produce a rise in blood pressure that may last up to several hours; however this pressor response has not been demonstrated to improve patient survival. In some studies, treatment with naloxone in the setting of septic shock has been associated with adverse effects, including agitation, nausea and vomiting, pulmonary edema, hypotension, cardiac arrhythmias, and seizures. The decision to use naloxone in septic shock should be exercised with caution, particularly in patients who may have underlying pain or have previously received opioid therapy and may have developed opioid tolerance.

Therefore, it would not have been likely for trained first responders to administer Narcan to Madonna if they suspected she had septic shock. They would have quickly stabilised her, and rushed her to the hospital.

That scenario certainly remains a possibility – we still do NOT have any confirmation that anyone actually injected Madonna with naloxone!

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At the end of the day, the RadarOnline article is nothing more than celebrity rumour grist to generate some controversy for the page views. Despite insinuations by various blogs and media covering the same story, there is no evidence Madonna collapsed from an opioid overdose, or a COVID-19 vaccine injury.

Nothing has changed with the original story – Madonna suffered from a bad bacterial infection, and had to be hospitalised in the ICU for several days.

 

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Did Lisa Marie Presley Die From Vaccine Cardiac Arrest?!

Did Elvis’ daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, suddenly collapse and die from vaccine-induced cardiac arrest?!

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

Updated @ 2023-07-14 : Updated with Lisa Marie Presley’s autopsy results and official cause of death!
Originally posted @ 2023-01-13

 

Claim : Lisa Marie Presley Died Suddenly From Vaccine Cardiac Arrest!

Right after news broke that Lisa Marie Presley collapsed and died suddenly from cardiac arrest, anti-vaccination activists immediately claimed that singer-songwriter and the only child of Elvis Presley was a victim of the COVID-19 vaccine!

the experimental vaccines strike again
Lisa Marie Presley dies suddenly from cardiac arrest
She was 54

Sad to hear about Lisa Marie Presley. It seems like every day I see another story of an athlete or a big-name person having cardiac arrest. But whatever you do, you can’t talk about the vaccine, right?

Lisa Presley, Elvis’ daughter possible cardiac arrest victim. How many more of these heart failures until we ALL can start asking questions about the mRNA vaccine?

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Truth : Lisa Marie Presley Did Not Die From Vaccine Cardiac Arrest!

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

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

Fact #1 : Lisa Marie Presley Complained Of Stomach Pains

Lisa Marie Presley (born February 1, 1968) was an American singer-songwriter, who was the only child of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley. She was once married to musician Danny Keough, singer Michael Jackson, actor Nicholas Cage, and music producer Michael Lockwood.

Lisa Marie Presley complained of stomach pains that got more and more intense on early Thursday morning, January 12, 2023.

Later that morning, Lisa Marie was found lying unresponsive in her bedroom by her housekeeper. Her ex-husband, Danny Keough (who lives with Lisa Marie) arrived home after taking their kids to school, and administered CPR until paramedics arrived.

When they arrived, the paramedics gave her at least one epinephrine shot, and managed to restore her pulse before rushing her to a nearby hospital. Her 77 year-old mother, Priscilla Presley confirmed her death on Thursday night:

It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us.

She was the most passionate strong and loving woman I have ever known. We ask for privacy as we try to deal with this profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers. At this time there will be no further comment.

Fact #2 : Lisa Marie Presley Died Of Small Bowel Obstruction

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner performed an autopsy of Lisa Marie Presley, with the case number of 2023-00513.

Its autopsy report confirmed on Thursday, 13 July 2023 that Lisa Marie Presley died from the “sequelae of small bowel obstruction“.  Her death was ruled as “natural“.

The bowel obstruction that led to Lisa Marie Presley’s death appeared to be caused by adhesions that developed after she underwent bariatric surgery (stomach stapling) many years ago.

Her toxicology results also show that she had “therapeutic” levels of Oxycodone in her blood, as well as a second opioid – Buprenorphine, which is used to treat opioid dependence. These opioids may have played a role in her death, as they can cause bowel dysfunction.

There were also traces of Qeutiapine – an antipsychotic drug, in her blood.

To be clear – COVID-19 vaccines cannot cause small bowel obstruction.

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Fact #3 : Lisa Marie Presley Had History Of Drug + Alcohol Abuse

The presence of opioids in her system isn’t surprising. The autopsy report confirmed that Lisa Marie Presley underwent a cosmetic procedure a few months before her death, and was prescribed opioids.

But she also has a history of “overmedicating” – forgetting that she took her medication, and taking them again. On top of that, the report also states that, Lisa Marie Presley had a history of drug and alcohol abuse.

She started abusing drugs and alcohol when she was just 13, until her mother checked her into a Scientology rehab center at 17 years old. She then became addicted to opioids in 2008, and was heavily using cocaine by 2013, checking into rehab at least five times.

I did everything but mushrooms and heroin or crack. Cocaine, sedatives, pot, and drinking — all at the same time… I don’t know how I lived through it.

Her son, Benjamin Keough, also had addiction problems, and died by suicide on 12 July 2020, when he was just 27 years old.

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Fact #4 : Lisa Marie Presley Was Suspected To Have Heart Disease

While many anti-vaccination activists claimed that Lisa Marie-Presley died from a vaccine-induced cardiac arrest, other people pointed out that she would more likely have died from a heart attack. After all, Lisa Marie Presley had a strong family history of heart disease.

Her father – the great Elvis Presley, prominently died at just 42 years of age, after being found unconscious on the bathroom floor of his Graceland mansion. While his cause of death has always been in dispute, Elvis had an enlarged heart for a long time, with a strong family history of heart failure. Even though it is likely that his long drug use had a part to play, his autopsy confirmed that his heart was enlarged and thickened.

In 2014, his DNA sample was tested by Professor Stefan Shuester and Dr. Stephen Kingsmore, who found that Elvis Presley had a major mutation on Chromosome 11 that is known to cause hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – the thickening of the heart muscle, which can lead to heart failure and/or sudden cardiac death.

I should also point out that her grandmother, Gladys Presley, died of a heart attack at just 46 years of age. Her grandfather, Vernon Presley, also died of a heart attack – two years after Elvis passed away.

As Elvis Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley not only inherited his wealth, she also inherited his family history of heart disease, including possibly that genetic mutation for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Of course, we now know that Lisa Marie Presley died from the consequences of a small bowel obstruction, and not from any heart disease.

Fact #5 : Unknown If Lisa Marie Presley Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

It is currently unknown if Lisa Marie Presley was vaccinated against COVID-19, as she has never publicly mentioned her vaccination status.

For all we know – she may not even be vaccinated! The COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United States, despite what anti-vaccination activists may claim.

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

Until and unless her family reveals her COVID-19 vaccination status, anyone who claims that Lisa Marie Presley received the COVID-19 vaccine is likely lying to you.

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Fact #6 : Claims Of Celebrities Injured By 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!

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Was Pfizer Just Fined $2.3 Billion For Vaccine Fraud?!

Was Pfizer just fined $2.3 billion for the COVID-19 vaccine fraud?!

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

 

Claim : Pfizer Was Just Fined $2.3 Billion For Vaccine Fraud!

People are sharing a video clip on WhatsApp, TikTok, Twitter, and other social media platforms, claiming that Pfizer was just fined $2.3 billion for the COVID-19 vaccine fraud!

Pfizer Vaccine Manufacturer Has Agreed To Pay 2.3 Billion Dollars

Justice Department Announces Largest Health Care Fraud Settlement in Its History
Pfizer to Pay $2.3 Billion for Fraudulent Marketing

The video shows Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli saying:

Pfizer has agreed to pay $2.3 billion, the largest health care fraud settlement in the Department of Justice.

Within that $2.3 billion is a criminal fine of $1.195 billion which makes it the largest criminal fine in history.

Today’s landmark settlement is an example of the Department of Justice’s ongoing and intensive efforts to protect the American public and recover funds for the federal treasury and the public from those who seek to earn a profit from fraud.

It shows one of the many ways that the federal government, in partnership with our state and local allies, can help the American public at a time when budgets are tight, and healthcare costs are increasing.

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Truth : Pfizer Was Not Fined $2.3 Billion For Vaccine Fraud!

This appears to be yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on WhatsApp and social media platforms like TikTok and Twitter, and here are the reasons why!

Fact #1 : Pfizer Fraud Settlement Occurred In 2009

First, let me just point out that Pfizer did indeed agree to pay $2.3 billion – the largest healthcare fraud settlement in the history of the US Department of Justice.

However, that did not happen recently. The historic fraud settlement (official announcement) happened on September 2, 2009 – more than 13.5 years ago! Needless to say – this occurred long before the COVID-19 vaccines were invented.

Thomas Perrelli, who appeared in the viral video, stepped down as associate attorney general in 2012 – more than 11 years ago.

Fact #2 : Pfizer Fraud Settlement Had Nothing To Do With Vaccines

The 2009 Pfizer fraud settlement not only had nothing to do with COVID-19 vaccines (which were invented 11 years later!), it also had nothing to do with any kind of vaccine!

In that case, Pfizer pleaded guilty to illegally promoting four drugs :

  • Bextra : an anti-inflammatory drug
  • Geodon : an anti-psychotic drug
  • Zyvox : an antibiotic, and
  • Lyrica : an anti-epileptic drug

Fact #3 : Pfizer Then Was Under Jeff Kindler

At the time of the 2009 fraud case, Pfizer was under the leadership of Jeff Kindler, who was elected as Chief Executive Officer on July 28, 2006, and also as Chairman later that year. Jeff Kindler retired in December 2010.

The current Pfizer CEO is Albert Bourla, who ascended to the post on January 1, 2019 – more than 9 years after the historic fraud case, and Jeff Kindler’s retirement. Regardless of what Pfizer may have done in 2009, the current CEO is two administrations past that.

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Fact #4 : Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Was Created By BioNTech

The COMIRNATY COVID-19 vaccine was not developed by Pfizer, but by the German biotechnology company, BioNTech.

As it is a small company, BioNTech partnered with Pfizer to carry out clinical trials, logistics and manufacturing of its mRNA COVID-19, then known by its development name, BNT162b2.

To be clear – BioNTech is not a Pfizer subsidiary, or beholden to Pfizer. It became a public-listed company on the NASDAQ on 10 October 2019 – just before the COVID-19 pandemic started.

Fact #5 : Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Has Been Proven Safe + Effective

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine underwent a large clinical trial, and was proven safe and effective before it received it received its Emergency Use Authorisation. Then, after months of post-marketing safety monitoring, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine received its full FDA approval on August 23, 2021.

Several billion doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have already been administered worldwide. In the United States alone, about 367 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have been administer up to April 26, 2023.

In the past 2.5 years, health authorities worldwide have monitored the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for safety issues, and identified rare side effects like anaphylaxis and myocarditis. But otherwise, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine continues to be regarded as safe and effective.

Fact #6 : This Is Just Anti-Vaccine Fake News

Anti-vaccination proponents are not interested in your health, which is why they keep spreading misinformation about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. Here are some other examples I recently fact checked:

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Do Paracetamol Tablets Contain Machupo Virus?!

Do P-500 Paracetamol / Acetaminophen tablets contain the dangerous Machupo virus?!

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

 

Claim : P-500 Paracetamol Contains Machupo Virus!

People are sharing a post and photo on WhatsApp and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, claiming that the P-500 or P / 500 or Aeknil paracetamol tablets contain the dangerous Machupo virus!

URGENT WARNING!

Be careful not to take the paracetamol that comes written P / 500. It is a new, very white and shiny paracetamol, doctors advise that it contains “Machupo” virus, considered one of the most dangerous viruses in the world, with a high mortality rate. Please share this message, with all people on your contact list as well as family, and save a life or lives ….I’ve done my part, now it’s your turn … remember that God helps those who help others & themselves!

Forward as received.

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Truth : Paracetamol Tablets Do Not Contain Machupo Virus

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created to scare people about the safety of medications, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Paracetamol = Acetaminophen

First, let me just point out that paracetamol is known as acetaminophen in the United States, Canada, Japan, Venezuela and Columbia.

You may better know them by their trade names – Panadol is the GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) trade name for paracetamol, while Tylenol is the trade name owned by McNeil, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, for the same drug – acetaminophen.

Many people now call all forms of paracetamol / acetaminophen “Panadol” or “Tylenol”, whether it comes from GSK or McNeil or another company. In other words :

Paracetamol = Panadol = Tylenol = Acetaminophen

Fact #2 : Paracetamol / Acetaminophen Do Not Contain Machupo Virus

To be clear – paracetamol or acetaminophen tablets do not contain the Machupo virus.

This was confirmed by many health authorities like the Malaysia Ministry of Health (KKM) [pdf download]:

Seperti kebanyakan virus yang lain, virus ini tidak boleh hidup dalam persekitaran yang kering seperti tablet paracetamol.

Like many other viruses, this virus cannot live in a dry environment like paracetamol tablets.

The Singapore Health Sciences Authority (HSA) also confirmed that this is fake news:

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) would like to inform members of the public that an “alert” that is circulating on social media regarding the transmission of “Machupo” virus through paracetamol tablets is a hoax. Its content is untrue.

HSA assures the public that the content of the hoax “alert” is inaccurate and is not a cause for concern. Anyone who receives the hoax “alert” should not forward it to others as the information is untrue.

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Fact #3 : Machupo Virus Only Documented In South America

The Machupo virus is the informal name for Machupo mammarenavirus, an RNA virus of the Arenaviridae family that causes Bolivian haemorrhagic fever (BHF) – also known as black typhus or Ordog Fever.

First identified in 1963, the Machupo virus is deadly with a mortality rate of between 5% to 30%, with an average case-fatality rate of 22%.

However, the Machupo virus has only been documented in South America, mostly in Bolivia, where it is endemic in the regions of Mamoré and Iténez.

Fact #4 : Machupo Virus Is Transmitted By Infected Rodents

The Machupo virus is transmitted through infected rodents, specifically the large vesper mouse (Calomys callosus) that is indigenous to northern Bolivia. That’s why its spread is limited mainly to Bolivia.

In addition, the virus spreads through the saliva, faeces, and urine of infected rodents. Therefore, it is unlikely to spread through sealed packages of any medication, unless the contents were contaminated during production or packaging.

Fact #5 : This Is Old Fake News

Finally, this fake news isn’t even new. It was been circulating since mid-2017. It just keeps resurrecting and going “viral” every few years on WhatsApp and social media platforms.

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Does Panadol / Tylenol Stay In Our Body For 5 Years?

Does Panadol / Tylenol stay in our body for 5 years, destroying our kidneys and liver?

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

 

Claim : Panadol / Tylenol Stays In Our Body For 5 Years!

This viral message has been circulating for more than a decade now, but always gets revived every year or so.

My husband was working in a hospital as an IT engineer, as the hospital is planning to set up a database of its patients and he knows some of the doctors quite well.

The doctors used to tell him that whenever they have a headache, they are not willing to take PANADOL / PARACETAMOL.

There is even a Malay version :

Suami saya bekerja sebagai Jurutera IT di sebuah hospital, di mana pihak hospital sedang menyiapkan pengkalan data untuk pesakitnya. Dia mengenali rapat doktor tersebut.

Doktor memberitahu suami saya, apabila mengalami sakit kepala, mereka sendiri tidak sanggup mengambil Panadol atau Paracetamol. . Sebaliknya, mereka akan mencari ubatan herba Cina atau mencari altenatif lain.

 

Truth : Panadol / Tylenol Does NOT Stay In Our Body For 5 Years!

This is yet another example of medical fake news that people keep sharing on Facebook, WhatsApp, and emails.

Let me tell you what the facts really are…

Fact #1 : They Are Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

Panadol is a GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) trade name for paracetamol, which is also known as acetaminophen in the United States, Canada, Japan, Venezuela and Columbia.

Tylenol is the trade name owned by McNeil, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, for the same drug – paracetamol or acetaminophen.

Due to its longevity and popularity since it was introduced in 1955, the names Panadol and Tylenol have been genericised.

Many people now call all forms of paracetamol / acetaminophen “Panadol” or “Tylenol”, whether it comes from GSK or McNeil or another company. In other words :

Paracetamol = Panadol = Tylenol = Acetaminophen

Fact #2 : They Have A Short Half-Life

Both Panadol and Tylenol have a short half-life of about 2 hours. That’s why we take them up to 4 times a day.

If paracetamol or acetaminophen can stay in our body for 5 years, heck, we would only need take one tablet and it would last for the next few years!

Fact #3 : They Don’t Reduce Your Pain Threshold

Paracetamol or acetaminophen do not reduce your pain threshold. In fact, it INCREASES our pain threshold by reducing nerve-sensitising prostaglandins in the brain and spinal cord.

However, this increase in pain threshold is only temporary, and wears off in a few hours. See Fact #2.

Fact #4 : Doctors Practice Evidence-Based Medicine

The funniest part of the hoax is the claim that doctors refuse to take paracetamol for headaches, and prefer herbal medicine instead. It’s such an unbelievably bold LIE.

Doctors practice evidence-based medicine, and paracetamol / acetaminophen are part of their toolkit – drugs that have been proven to work, at specific dosages for specific purposes.

No doctor worth his/her salt is going to advocate herbal medicine with uncertain effects and properties, over the known effects and properties of paracetamol / acetaminophen.

Fact #5 : They Can Be Toxic, Like Any Other Substance

Paracetamol / acetaminophen (like any other substances) can be toxic when taken in excessive amounts. Even water can be toxic, for the matter.

Overdosing on paracetamol can damage the liver. Excessive amounts of its metabolite, NAPQI, will deplete the liver’s glutathione and damage its cells.

How much do you need to consume to overdose on paracetamol? Usually taking 10 grams at one go – that’s 20 tablets of standard 500 mg paracetamol, or 6 grams or 12 tablets a day.

Alcohol consumption increases the risks of liver damage, so the maximum dose should be cut in half for those who consume alcohol.

Excessive, prolonged use of paracetamol can also cause SICK (small, indented and calcified kidneys). How much is excessive? That’s 300 grams a year – 600 tablets a year, or 50 tablets a month.

Now, how many of us actually consume enough paracetamol to run the risk of liver or kidney damage? Everyone knows the recommended limit is 2 x 500 mg tablets every 6 hours, which is 4 grams per day. Usually, we all make do with just 2 to 4 tablets a day.

The fake news creator is right that we should think twice before popping a pill into our mouths, but we should also think TWICE and VERIFY before forwarding such messages.

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