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Thor : Love and Thunder Postponed, May Be Censored!

Malaysia Officially Bans Thor: Love and Thunder!

Malaysia just officially banned the release of Thor : Love and Thunder, likely over censorship requirements!

 

Earlier : Thor : Love and Thunder Postponed!

Thor : Love and Thunder was scheduled to be launched in Malaysia on July 7, in line with the global release (July 8 in the United States).

Cinemas had already opened up booking for the tickets, with many Malaysians purchasing them in advance.

However, on 1 July 2022 came the shocking announcementthe release date for Thor : Love and Thunder in Malaysia has been postponed for two weeks, to 21 July 2022!

Then, on 13 July 2022, Disney postponed the release of Thor : Love and Thunder in Malaysia indefinitely.

Read more : Why Thor: Love and Thunder Is Likely Banned In China!

 

Now : Thor : Love and Thunder Officially Cancelled

Unfortunately, on 28 July 2022, Disney announced that Thor : Love and Thunder would not be released in Malaysia.

This was announced by Malaysian cinema chain, GSC :

THOR: Love and Takde. Officially. ⚡️💔

Dear Valued Customers,

Please be informed that Disney has updated us that Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder will not be releasing in Malaysia after all.

We appreciate your patience and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please buy our merchandise ok.

We Malaysians all saw this coming, didn’t we?

 

Thor : Love and Thunder Faced Censorship Hurdles

It is currently unknown why the release date for Thor : Love and Thunder in Malaysia was banned from its cinematic release.

But Malaysians have long expected the film to be censored, especially the scene of Thor’s naked butt.  As director Taika Waititi shared, the movie will showcase Chris Hemsworth’s mighty cheeks in their full glory.

So it was possible that the earlier delay was to allow certain cuts or mosaicking to be made to the film to allay the delicate sensitivities of the Film Censorship Board of Malaysia. Unlike the brief LGBT kiss that got Lightyear banned in Malaysia and 14 other countries, it seems that Disney may be open to at least blurring Thor’s ass.

Read more : The Brief Kiss That Got Lightyear Banned In 14+ Countries!

There is also the “sensitive” issue of LGBTQ+ themes that have already gotten the movie banned in China. There are several short LGBTQ+ scenes in the movie.

But censoring them is likely a line too far for Disney / Marvel to cross.

  • Bisexual Asgardian King Valkyrie (Tessa Thomson) kisses a maiden’s hand
  • At two other scenes, characters reference and discuss King Valkyrie’s late girlfriend.
  • Korg (Taika Waititi) is shown to be gay.
  • Korg references having two dads.
  • Korg settles down with a fellow Korean named Dwayne.

It is likely that Malaysian film censors could not accept those short LGBTQ+ scenes either, and so Thor: Love and Thunder ended up banned from being shown in the cinemas, like in China.

 

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James Caan Autopsy : Cause Of Death Not Vaccine!

The autopsy report for James Caan just confirmed that he did not die from the COVID-19 vaccine!

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

 

Claim : Vaccine Was Cause Of Death For James Caan Too!

Right after news broke that James Caan has died, anti-vaccination activists started claiming that he died from COVID-19 vaccination.

James Caan most likely died from the blood clots in his heart caused due to the Covid vaccine just like everybody else is dying with blood clots in wall heart in their sleep what the fuck is going on in this world does anybody still take it up the ass #FJB

Couldn’t possibly be related to the covid-19 vaccine side effect could it?

So sad another human had to die from the poison jab

James Caan, actor who played Sonny Corleone in ‘The Godfather,’ dies at 82

no doubt he ws vaxxed w covid-19 vax, de design is 2 kill off old white people 1st, and blacks, and so far it’s workng; Gen. Colin Powell, Marv. Marvin Hagler, DMX all dead

 

James Caan Autopsy : Cause Of Death Not Vaccine!

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

But yet again, they have been proven wrong, and we know this for a fact because we now have the autopsy report for James Caan!

Fact #1 : James Caan’s Autopsy Confirmed His Cause Of Death

On July 23, 2022, TMZ obtained the autopsy report for James Caan, which you can download yourself (pdf).

The autopsy report by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health states very clearly that James Cann died from a myocardial infarction (heart attack) brought upon by coronary heart disease.

The autopsy report also stated that James Caan was suffering from two chronic diseases that also contributed to his death – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure.

No other causes of death were found. Not myocarditis (the antivaxxer’s favourite bogeyman), not VITT, not even SADS.

Fact #2 : James Caan Died In A Hospital

The autopsy report also prove another anti-vaccination claim false – that James Caan died in his sleep from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS).

Anti-vaccination activists jumped onto his family’s statement that James Caan died in the evening, and “assumed” that he died in his sleep.

The autopsy report though clearly states that James Caan was at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center when he died at 9:02 PM on July 6, 2022.

So, no, James Caan did not die unexpectedly in his sleep at home from vaccine-induced SADS, which doesn’t even exist!

Read more : Bob Saget Died From Head Trauma, Not Vaccine!

Fact #3 : 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 #4 : 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 #5 : 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.

James Caan now joins a long list of celebrities whose deaths / injuries have been falsely blamed on the COVID-19 vaccines.

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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Did James Caan Die From COVID-19 Vaccine SADS?!

Did James Caan die at the age of 82 from COVID-19 vaccine Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS)?!

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

 

Claim : James Caan Died From COVID-19 Vaccine SADS!

Here we go again – within hours of news breaking that James Caan has died, anti-vaccination activists started claiming that he died from COVID-19 vaccination.

Here are just some examples circulating on social media :

James Caan most likely died from the blood clots in his heart caused due to the Covid vaccine just like everybody else is dying with blood clots in wall heart in their sleep what the fuck is going on in this world does anybody still take it up the ass #FJB

Couldn’t possibly be related to the covid-19 vaccine side effect could it?

So sad another human had to die from the poison jab

James Caan, actor who played Sonny Corleone in ‘The Godfather,’ dies at 82

no doubt he ws vaxxed w covid-19 vax, de design is 2 kill off old white people 1st, and blacks, and so far it’s workng; Gen. Colin Powell, Marv. Marvin Hagler, DMX all dead

 

Truth : James Caan Did NOT Die From COVID-19 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… and the current facts that we know so far.

Fact #1 : James Caan Died Of A Heart Attack

An autopsy of James Caan revealed that he died from a myocardial infarction (heart attack) brought upon by coronary heart disease.

The autopsy report also stated that James Caan was suffering from two chronic diseases that also contributed to his death – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure.

That is definitive proof that James Caan’s death had nothing to do with the COVID-19 vaccine.

He now joins a long list of celebrities whose deaths / injuries have been falsely blamed on the COVID-19 vaccines.

Fact #2 : His Family Never Mentioned Vaccine As A Cause

Just to be very clear – James Caan’s family never mentioned the COVID-19 vaccine as his cause of death.

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6.

The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.

If his death was caused by COVID-19 vaccination, you can be sure that his family would have said something to that effect.

Even his son, Scott – also an actor, did not post anything on social media, claiming that his father died from the vaccine.

So anyone who claims that James Caan died from the COVID-19 vaccine is simply… LYING to you.

James Caan and his son, Scott Caan

Fact #3 : James Caan Was 82 Years Old

This is distasteful, but I have to point out that people do die of natural causes from old age.

The average life expectancy in the United States is 77.0 years, as of March 25, 2022. It is shorter for males – 75.1 years, compared to females, whose average life expectancy is 80.5 years.

James Edmund Caan was 82 years old when he died. A death of natural causes at his age is not unexpected – he lived at least 7 years longer than the average American male.

Fact #4 : Unknown If James Caan Was Vaccinated

I should point out that no one knows if James Caan was even vaccinated against COVID-19, although a few blogs have speculated on his vaccination status.

Despite what anti-vaccination activists may claim, there is no vaccine mandate in the United States.

Hence, James Caan may well be unvaccinated against COVID-19, unlike a certain prominent antivaxxer

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

Even if James Caan was vaccinated against COVID-19, he would have received all of his doses months ago.

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

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

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

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

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

Read more : Did Pfizer Try To Hide 158K Vax Adverse Events For 75 Years?

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 : 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 #8 : 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.

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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Jak Knight : Cause Of Death Was Suicide, Not Vaccine!

The cause of death for Jak Knight has been confirmed to be suicide, not the COVID-19 vaccine!

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

 

Antivaxxers : Vaccine Was Cause Of Death For Jak Knight!

Since the news broke that young and rising comedian Jak Knight passed away unexpectedly at just 28 years of age, anti-vaccination activists started claiming that he died from COVID-19 vaccine side effects.

Many insisted that he is “yet another” case of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) caused by getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Question? When did Jak Knight get the #WuhanFlyingRatFlu #SuddenAdultDeathSyndrome vaccine? 🤔

R.I.P Jak Knight he shouldn’t have trusted the vaccine

Another one bites the vax?! Holy shit. RIP Jak Knight.

Jak Knight, stand-up comedian and writer, dead at 28 – Fox News IS IT JUST ME??? But people of all ages are dying so suddenly. I know that is the circle of life !!!! BUT SINCE THE JAB PEOPLE ARE DROPPING LIKE FLYS

Read more : Did Jak Knight Die From Vaccine Side Effects?!

 

Jak Knight : Cause Of Death Was Suicide, Not Vaccine!

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

But yet again, they have been proven wrong, and we know this for a fact because Jak Knight was confirmed to have committed suicide.

Jak Knight was found dead on a Los Angeles embankment on Thursday, July 14, 2022. His body was then taken for an autopsy by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.

According to a copy of the autopsy report obtained by People on Monday (July 18, 2022), the coroner ruled that the cause of death for Jak Knight was suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

So we have definitive proof that Jak Knight did not die from COVID-19 vaccination, but is yet another sad example of suicide by gun.

Let this autopsy report be the last word on Jak Knight’s cause of death. He died from suicide, not the COVID-19 vaccine.

He now joins a long list of celebrities whose deaths / injuries have been falsely blamed on the COVID-19 vaccines.

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Did Jak Knight Die From Vaccine Side Effects?!

Did stand-up comedian Jak Knight die from COVID-19 vaccine side effects at just 28 years of age?!

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

Updated @ 2022-07-20 : Added Jak Knight’s cause of death
Originally posted @ 2022-07-17

 

Claim : Jak Knight Died From COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects!

Right after news broke that young and rising comedian Jak Knight passed away unexpectedly at just 28 years of age, they started claiming that he died from COVID-19 vaccine side effects.

Many insisted that he is “yet another” case of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) caused by getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Question? When did Jak Knight get the #WuhanFlyingRatFlu #SuddenAdultDeathSyndrome vaccine? 🤔

R.I.P Jak Knight he shouldn’t have trusted the vaccine

Another one bites the vax?! Holy shit. RIP Jak Knight.

Jak Knight, stand-up comedian and writer, dead at 28 – Fox News IS IT JUST ME??? But people of all ages are dying so suddenly. I know that is the circle of life !!!! BUT SINCE THE JAB PEOPLE ARE DROPPING LIKE FLYS

Read more : Did Comedian Nick Nemeroff Die From Vaccine SADS?!

 

Truth : Jak Knight Did NOT Die From COVID-19 Side Effects!

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… and the current facts that we know so far.

Fact #1 : Jak Knight Died At Home

First, let us establish what is known so far about Jak Knight’s death, which isn’t much.

  • He died on Thursday night, July 14, 2022
  • He was 28 years old when he died
  • He was found on a Los Angeles embankment.

His death was confirmed by a representative for Knight’s family :

Knight’s loved ones ask that their privacy please be respected during this extremely difficult time.

Fact #2 : Jak Knight’s Cause Of Death Was Suicide

Jak Knight died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, that was ruled as a suicide by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.

So we know for sure that he didn’t die from COVID-19 side effects, or died in his sleep as a case of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome, as alleged by anti-vaccination activists.

Read more : Jak Knight – Cause Of Death Was Suicide, Not Vaccine!

Fact #3 : Unknown If Jak Knight Was Even Vaccinated

It is currently unknown if Jak Knight was vaccinated against COVID-19, so it would be wrong for anyone to claim that he died from COVID-19 vaccine side effects.

One “celebrity blog” that often posts unverified rumours claimed that “Jak Knight was vaccinated and during the times of the vaccination exercise, he was a strong advocate for people to take the vaccine.without offering any evidence.

I personally could find not a single instance of Jak Knight ever talking about COVID-19 vaccination.

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

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

Even if Jak Knight was vaccinated against COVID-19, he would have received all of his doses months ago.

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

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

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

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

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

Read more : Did Pfizer Try To Hide 158K Vax Adverse Events For 75 Years?

Fact #5 : 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 #6 : 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 #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.

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

Please help us FIGHT FAKE NEWS by sharing this fact check article out, and please SUPPORT our work!

Don’t forget to protect yourself, and your family, by vaccinating against COVID-19!

 

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Did Tom Jones Collapse From Vaccine Side Effects?!

Did veteran singer Tom Jones postponed his Budapest show after he collapsed from vaccine side effects?!

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

 

Claim : Tom Jones Collapsed From Vaccine Side Effects!

Right after news broke that Tom Jones postponed his show in Budapest, anti-vaccination activists started claiming that it was because he collapsed from vaccine side effects.

Sir Tom Jones collapses after taking jab in Budapest

Celebrity Tom Jones collapses after second dose of Covid-19 jab

and the latest victim of the jab…tonite Tom Jones has collapsed in Budapest

yes – vaccine development requires a trial period to elapse prior to rollout and apparently thats you.

How do you explain all the collapses? Tom Jones, Carlos Santana and Alan Carr – all this week alone.

Novak Djokovic is fine btw

Read more : Did Paul Ryder Die From Vaccine On Day Of Concert?!

 

Tom Jones Did NOT Collapse From Vaccine Side Effects!

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… and the current facts that we know so far.

Fact #1 : Tom Jones Postponed His Budapest Concert

Tom Jones was scheduled to perform at a concert in Budapest on July 12, 2022, as part of his European and UK tour.

However, he cancelled it at the last minute, and rescheduled the concert of August 16, 2022.

It was that announcement that set off the “firestorm” of claims that he collapsed due for COVID-19 vaccine side effects.

Fact #2 : Tom Jones Had Viral Laryngitis, Not Vaccine Side Effects!

The truth is – Tom Jones did not collapse from vaccine side effects. He had to postpone his concert because he came down with viral laryngitis.

Tom Jones actually explained what really happened in a tweet on the early morning of the next day – Wednesday, July 13, 2022 :

Hello to all concerned: I travelled last night from the UK to Budapest and woke this morning with an uncomfortable throat.

A specialist came to visit and diagnosed ‘viral laryngitis’. He strongly advised postponing this evening’s show and prescribed medication and vocal rest.

I did NOT ‘collapse; anywhere at any time, that is pure rumour. Hopefully the inflammation will calm soon as I am looking forward to continuing my wonderful summer tour.

Unfortunately the show had to be cancelled at the last minute, and for that I am very sorry. However, the show in Budapest has been rescheduled and will take place on August 16. Thanks again for all your kind concern.

TJ

Read more : Did Jak Knight Die From Vaccine Side Effects?!

Fact #3 : Tom Jones Continued On His Tour Two Days Later

Tom Jones recovered from his viral laryngitis and resumed his tour, with a concert in Luxembourg on July 14, followed by Italy (July 16), and Croatia (July 18).

He will be performing in Germany on July 20, and then return to the UK for two concerts – in Carlisle on July 24 and Scarborough on July 26.

Despite what anti-vaccination activists may claim, Tom Jones is well enough to continue with his tour.

Fact #4 : Tom Jones Was Vaccinated In December 2020

Tom Jones was once of the first to get vaccinated in December 2020, when the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered.

He joked about it on the Jools’s Holland’s Annual Hootenanny Show on Thursday, 31 December 2020 :

I’ve had my jab already. That’s one good thing about being 80, you’re first in line for the jab.

It was fine, it was like getting the flu jab.

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

Tom Jones was fully vaccinated in December 2020, and would have received his booster dose by the end of 2021 – more than 6 months earlier.

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

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

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

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

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

Read more : Did Pfizer Try To Hide 158K Vax Adverse Events For 75 Years?

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 : 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 #8 : 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.

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Did Paul Ryder Die From Cancer On Concert Day?!

Did Paul Ryder die from cancer just hours before a concert?!

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

 

Claim : Paul Ryder Died From Cancer – Rhabdomyosarcoma

A number of rumour / fake news blogs have tried to capitalise on Paul Ryder’s sudden death by falsely claiming that he died from cancer – rhabdomyosarcoma – on the day of his concert.

Vimbuzz : Paul Ryder Family: Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings

English musician Paul Anthony Ryder has given up his breath at the age of 58. He breathed his last on July 15, 2022, from the disease of rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer, according to reports.

The Post (India) : Paul Ryder died at the age of 58 after battling cancer, specifically rhabdomyosarcoma.

Read more : Did Paul Ryder Die From Vaccine On Day Of Concert?!

 

Truth : Paul Ryder Did Not Die From Cancer!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS that some websites create for more page views and money, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Paul Ryder Died On July 15, 2022

First, let us establish what is known so far about Paul Ryder’s death, which isn’t much.

His brother and frontman of the band Happy Mondays, Shaun Ryder, announced that he died on the morning of July 15, 2022.

The Ryder family and Happy Mondays band members are deeply saddened and shocked to say that Paul Ryder passed away this morning

A true pioneer and legend. He will be forever missed ❤️

We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time.

Long live his funk x

Fact #2 : Paul Ryder Died Hours Before Show

While Paul Ryder was a heroin addict for over 20 years, he claimed that he never suffered any adverse effect until he was diagnosed with ADHD in 2021 :

I was a heroin addict for 20-odd years, but there’s been no damage off that. I’ve never had anything wrong with me until I was 53.

He was also scheduled to play on the day he died, at the Kubix Festival in Sunderland. That suggests that he was not sick, and was healthy enough to play.

But that didn’t stop anti-vaccination activists and rumour blogs from claiming that he died from COVID-19 vaccination.

Read more : Did Paul Ryder Die From Vaccine On Day Of Concert?!

Fact #3 : Paul Ryder’s Cause Of Death Is Unknown

Paul Ryder’s family and band only announced his death, but did not mention a cause of death. That means NO ONE KNOWS (at this time) what he died from.

Let me be clear – his cause of death was not revealed. That does not mean he died from “a vaccine injury” or “vaccine side effects”.

Until an autopsy is performed and his family reveals his cause of death, anyone who claims that Paul Ryder died of this cause or that cause is lying to you.

Fact #4 : Rhabdomyosarcoma Is Rare In Adults

Rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare soft tissue cancer that can occur at any age, but most often affects children.

In fact, it is generally considered to be a childhood cancer, with the vast majority of cases occurring in children below 18 years of age, and more than half in children younger than 10 years old.

Fact #5 : Rhabdomyosarcoma Is Highly Aggressive

Rhabdomyosarcoma is highly aggressive, with a 5-year survival rate of 61% for children, and only 27% for adults!

If Paul Ryder had rhabdomyosarcoma, you can be sure he wouldn’t be preparing to play at a concert!

Fact #6 : It Was His Son Who Suffered From Rhabdomyosarcoma

It was not Paul Ryder who suffered from cancer, but his son – Chico, who was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma on December 28, 2012 – almost 10 years ago!

Chico was 6 years old when he had a sore throat and a swelling on his neck, and became very ill just 5 days before Christmas 2012.

He was admitted to the hospitals for tests, and three days later – the diagnosis came back. Chico was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma on December 28, 2012.

In 2020, it was revealed that Chico survived and had been in remission for over 2.5 years.

The rumour blogs probably misread the story when they copied and pasted the information, or they saw that “cancer” and “rhabdomyosarcoma” ranked highly for Paul Ryder and decided to capitalise on those keywords.

Fact #7 : None Of Them Offered Any Evidence

Even if we ignore the fact that Paul Ryder’s family never said publicly that he was suffering from cancer, never mind the same rhabdomyosarcoma that afflicted his son, there is simply no evidence he was suffering from cancer.

He was certainly well enough to prepare to play at the Kubix Festival in Sunderland, the day he died.

None of the websites that claimed Paul Ryder died from cancer / rhabdomyosarcoma, offered anything remotely close to “evidence”.

One of them – Vimbuzz, is famous for creating nonsense articles about celebrities. Recently, they falsely claimed that a source told them Danielle Hampson died in a car accident!

Every mainstream media covering the story is saying the same thing – Paul Ryder’s cause of death remained unknown. If he died from cancer, they would have mentioned it.

Until we know for certain – we cannot simply jump to conclusions… or fall for the fake news / fake videos created by people whose only motivation is to make money from your views and clicks.

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Did Paul Ryder Die From Vaccine On Day Of Concert?!

Did Paul Ryder die from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) caused by the COVID-19 vaccine just hours before a concert?!

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

 

Claim : Paul Ryder Died From COVID-19 Vaccine SADS!

Right after news broke that Happy Mondays bass guitarist Paul Ryder died, people starting to claim that he died from COVID-19 vaccine side effects.

Many insisted that he is “yet another” case of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) caused by getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Paul Ryder drops dead after being forced to take jab for musician visa

New sudden death. Paul Ryder the bassist of Happy Mondays dies. Vaccine the cause of death, quite probably.

Paul Ryder, Happy Mondays bassist, dies aged 58
From FB 14th April 2021 – Paul Ryder from LGBT sparkle Woverhampton “IVE HAD MY VACCINE HAVE YOU HAD YOURS”

Read more : Ray Liotta : Cause Of Death Not COVID-19 Or Vaccine!

 

No Evidence Paul Ryder Died From COVID-19 SADS!

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… and the current facts that we know so far.

Fact #1 : Paul Ryder Died On July 15, 2022

First, let us establish what is known so far about Paul Ryder’s death, which isn’t much.

His brother and frontman of the band Happy Mondays, Shaun Ryder, announced that he died on the morning of July 15, 2022.

The Ryder family and Happy Mondays band members are deeply saddened and shocked to say that Paul Ryder passed away this morning

A true pioneer and legend. He will be forever missed ❤️

We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time.

Long live his funk x

Fact #2 : Paul Ryder Died Hours Before Show

While Paul Ryder was a heroin addict for over 20 years, he claimed that he never suffered any adverse effect until he was diagnosed with ADHD in 2021 :

I was a heroin addict for 20-odd years, but there’s been no damage off that. I’ve never had anything wrong with me until I was 53.

He was also scheduled to play on the day he died, at the Kubix Festival in Sunderland. That suggests that he was not sick, and was healthy enough to play.

Fact #3 : Paul Ryder’s Cause Of Death Is Unknown

Paul Ryder’s family and band only announced his death, but did not mention a cause of death. That means NO ONE KNOWS (at this time) what he died from.

Let me be clear – his cause of death was not revealed. That does not mean he died from “a vaccine injury” or “vaccine side effects”.

Until an autopsy is performed and his family reveals his cause of death, anyone who claims that Paul Ryder died of this cause or that cause is lying to you.

Fact #4 : Unknown If Paul Ryder Was Even Vaccinated

It is currently unknown if Paul Ryder was vaccinated against COVID-19, so it would be wrong for anyone to claim that he died from COVID-19 vaccine side effects.

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

Some anti-vaccination activists claimed that Paul Ryder stated on February 14, 2021 that he was vaccinated, and encouraged other people to get vaccinated – “I’ve had my vaccine, have you had yours?

I traced the claim to a video posted by LGBT+ Sparkle social group on April 29, 2021. As the screenshot shows, this Paul Ryder is a much younger man from Wolverhampton.

Paul Ryder of the band, Happy Mondays, is a much older 53 year-old man from Manchester.

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

Even if Paul Ryder was vaccinated against COVID-19, he would have received all of his doses months ago.

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

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

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

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

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

Read more : Did Pfizer Try To Hide 158K Vax Adverse Events For 75 Years?

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 : 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 #8 : 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.

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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Did China Edit Out Thor Insulting Chinese Military?!

Did China order Marvel to edit out insults of Chinese military capabilities in the movie Thor: Love and Thunder?!

Find out what’s going on, and what the facts really are!

 

Claim : China Edited Out Thor Insulting Chinese Military!

Some people, and an Indian website, are sharing an article about China ordering Marvel to edit out insults of Chinese military capabilities in the movie Thor: Love and Thunder?!

The article is long, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

The Chinese government said in a statement on July 2 that they had to edit Marvel’s newest blockbuster Thor: Love and Thunder themselves to suppress Thor’s lengthy, well-spoken monologue about why the United States shouldn’t be afraid of China’s powerless military.

“China is a feeble country that cannot support its people,” During an unrelated fight scene, Thor tells Korg. “They are weak-willed, sluggish people that the United States can easily trounce in combat. The only reason the U.S. allows them to live is out of pity and sorrow. China is a worthless, flaccid military regime that has poor and pathetic rulers asleep at the wheel. Communism does not work. Let’s go fight some more space pirates,” he added.

On why the speech was initially included, director Taika Waititi went into further detail.

“Marvel usually asks us to shoehorn in something for Chinese audiences,” Waititi said. “I thought it would be a fun wink to Chinese Thor fans if the Asgardian warrior stopped dead in his tracks, faced the camera, and broke down how China poses no threat to the United Nations and that their military is an empty threat that could easily be quashed. It’s Easter eggs like that that get the audience really feeling seen by your film.”

Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, voiced his bewilderment on China’s editing of the film.

“I’ll never understand why China makes seemingly nonsensical edits,” Feige said. “It’s just a fantasy movie about vikings, super heroes, and how China’s current missile silos couldn’t reach the West if they tried. I’ll never know why they take it so seriously, but whatever.”

Marvel revealed that China would also be removing a funny post-credits scene wherein Thor flies to Xi Jinping’s private mansion and chokes him on live television.

 

Truth : China Did Not Edit Out Thor Insulting Chinese Military

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created as “satire” to go viral, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : There Is No Chinese Military Monologue In Thor: Love and Thunder

First, let’s start with the fact that there is no 20-minute monologue about the Chinese military in the movie, Thor: Love and Thunder.

Can you really, REALLY imagine Thor speaking for TWENTY MINUTES about the Chinese military in the movie? Whatever for???

Fact #2 : China Was Never Mentioned In Thor: Love And Thunder

China, and the Chinese military, were never mentioned in the movie, Thor: Love and Thunder.

Fact #3 : Thor: Love And Thunder Post Credit Scene Not About Xi Jinping

Thor obviously did not fly to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s private mansion to choke him on live television. There is no reference to any Chinese person in the entire movie.

In the mid-credits scene, a recuperating Zeus sends his son Hercules to kill Thor. In the post-credits scene, Foster arrives at the gates of Valhalla, where she is welcomed by Heimdall.

Read more : Why Thor: Love and Thunder Is Likely Banned In China!

Fact #4 : Thor: Love And Thunder Still Not Approved In China

Thor: Love and Thunder was never approved in China, and will remained banned because of LGBTQ+ themes in the movie.

Fact #5 : It Is Up To Disney To Edit The Movie

The Chinese government may require edits for a movie to be approved for screening in China, but it is ultimately up to the distributor to comply with the requests, or reject them.

In this case, the Chinese government may request for the LGBTQ+ scenes to be edited out of Thor: Love and Thunder; but it is up to Disney to either comply with their requests, or reject them.

Rejecting the edits will naturally prevent the movie from receiving screening approval, but it is still Disney’s choice, not the Chinese government.

Read more : Malaysia Postpones Thor: Love and Thunder Indefinitely!

Fact #6 : It Was Just Satire

I traced the origin of this fake story to Hard-Drive – a satire website.

Even though there are no disclaimers on the entire website, or the article itself; their website appears to consist entirely of satirical content, and the article itself is clearly satirical.

However, it appears that some people actually thought that the story was genuine and reposted it on social media.

Times Now, which is part of the Times Group in India, even reposted the story on their online news portal, as if it’s genuine news!

 

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Why Thor: Love and Thunder Is Likely Banned In China!

Here’s why Thor: Love and Thunder will likely remain banned in China forever and ever…

 

Thor: Love and Thunder Has Not Been Approved In China!

Film regulators in China do not explain or comment publicly why they refuse to approve any movie, but anyone with more two neurons in their brains will be able to connect the dots.

Just like how Lightyear got banned for a brief kiss between two female characters, it seems that Chinese censors have no love for LGBT themes in Thor: Love and Thunder.

This was confirmed by two The Hollywood Reporter sources in China who said that Thor: Love and Thunder will likely remain banned because of LGBTQ+ themes in the movie.

Sources at two major cinema chains in China tell The Hollywood Reporter that they expect Thor 4 will face the same fate as Pixar’s Lightyear: denied censorship approval because of fleeting moments in the movie involving LGBTQ characters.

Read more : The Brief Kiss That Got Lightyear Banned In 14+ Countries!

 

What LGTBQ+ Scenes In Thor: Love and Thunder Concern China?

Thor: Love and Thunder was already postponed in Malaysia, allegedly over Thor’s butt cheeks. Perhaps this is also an issue for Chinese censors, but they are more concerned about its LGBTQ+ scenes.

Just how many LGBTQ+ scenes are there really? And how controversial are these scenes?

  • Bisexual Asgardian King Valkyrie (Tessa Thomson) kisses a maiden’s hand
  • At two other scenes, characters reference and discuss King Valkyrie’s late girlfriend.
  • Korg (Taika Waititi) is shown to be gay.
  • Korg references having two dads.
  • Korg settles down with a fellow Korean named Dwayne.

Read more : Thor : Love and Thunder Postponed, May Be Censored!

 

Thor: Love and Thunder Is 6th MCU Movie To Be Banned In China

Thor: Love and Thunder will just join a rather long list of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies banned in China.

Black Widow : It was released in May 2021, during the Chinese summer movie season, when there is usually a blackout of foreign movies.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings : It was not approved in China, after 2017 comments by actor Simu Liu resurfaced, in which he called China a “third world” country.

Eternals : It was apparently not approved, after a 2013 interview with China-born director Chloé Zhao resurfaced, in which she said that “there are lies everywhere” in the country.

Spider-Man: No Way Home : Hilariously, Chinese censors wanted Sony to remove the Statue of Liberty from the movie. Perhaps they should have asked David Copperfield instead…

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness : It was not approved because of a scene in which a newspaper kiosk appeared with the Epoch Times visible.

 

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Did Danielle Hampson Die In Car Accident On Wedding Day?!

Did Danielle Hampson die from a car accident on her wedding day with X Factor star, Tom Mann?!

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

 

Claim : Danielle Hampson Died In Car Accident On Wedding Day!

A number of rumour / fake news websites have been capitalising on Danielle Hampson’s tragic death on the day of her wedding to X Factor star, Tom Mann.

They are claiming that she died from a car accident, and many even created videos that purportedly show the CCTV footage of the car accident that killed her. Here are a few examples.

Bareillyinfo / BareillyCollege : How did Danielle Hampson die? Cause of death explained

After the news came out everyone is intrigued to know the cause of her death. A car accident took the life of Danielle Hampson (confirmed).

The SportsGrail : Danielle Hampson Fiancee Of Singer Tom Mann Cause Of Death, Obituary, Car Accident, Age, Bio, Kid, Instagram

Everyone is curious to know the circumstances behind her passing once the news broke that Danielle Hampson died in a motor vehicle collision.

TMZ.NG : Danielle Hampson: How She Die? Cause Of Her Death

Danielle Hampson was killed in an [sic] car accident (confirmed).

WePublishNews : Danielle Hampson Dancer Car Accident: Cause Of Death, Funeral

Daniella Hampson’s Car Accident on 18 June 2022, happened exactly on her wedding day. Danielle Hampson died in an accident, a source revealed.

Vimbuzz : Danielle Hampson Car Accident Photos And Videos

Daniella Hampson’s Car Accident on 18 June 2022, happened exactly on her wedding day. Danielle Hampson died in an accident, a source revealed.

UpToBrain : Danielle Hampson Car Accident Death CCTV Footage Video and Images Leaked on Twitter, YouTube

 

There Is No Evidence Danielle Hampson Died In A Car Accident!

This is another example of FAKE NEWS that some websites create for more page views and money, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Danielle Hampson’s Cause Of Death Was Never Revealed!

No one has publicly revealed Danielle Hampson’s cause of death. Not her fiancee, Tom Mann. Not her colleagues. Not even her own family.

That does not mean people get to make up stories, and claim that she died from COVID-19 vaccines, or a car accident.

When her family or her fiancee reveals how she died, we will know. Until then, don’t waste your time on websites and blogs that create celebrity fake news to get more traffic.

Fact #2 : CCTV Videos Of Danielle Hampson’s Car Accident Are Fake

A number of these websites created fake YouTube videos about Danielle Hampson’s car accident, claiming to be leaked CCTV footage.

None of them contain any CCTV footage. They only used edited screenshots from random car accidents as the video title screen to get you to click on the videos.

That’s because they are all monetising these fake videos on YouTube, which apparently have no problem with such fake videos. One website – UpToBrain – created at least four videos with screenshots from four different car accidents.

Take a look at just six of the many videos that claim to show Danielle Hampson’s car accident. So many different car accidents in different countries. Which is the real one? LOL

To be clear – there is no CCTV footage of any car accident involving Danielle Hampson.

Read more : Did Tom Mann’s Fiancee, Dani Hampson, Die From Vaccine?!

Fact #3 : None Of Them Offered Any Evidence

Even if we ignore the fact that Danielle Hampson’s family and fiancee never said publicly how she died, there is currently no evidence that she was killed in a car accident (or vaccines).

None of those websites claiming that she died in a car accident offered anything remotely close to “evidence”. Only one – Vimbuzz (which creates a ton of celebrity nonsense articles) – dared to claim that “a source” told them.

Despite extensive coverage by mainstream media, including People, the Guardian and The Daily Mail, they all continue to point out that her cause of death remains unknown.

Even TMZ, which managed to get Betty White’s autopsy report, has not been able to find out how Danielle Hampson died.

Now, it is plausible that she may have died in a car accident, but she could have easily died from a thousand other causes – from a stroke to a sudden cardiac arrest, which are arguably far more likely.

Until we know for certain – we cannot simply jump to conclusions… or fall for the fake news / fake videos created by people whose only motivation is to make money from your views and clicks.

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Carlos Santana Collapsed From Dehydration, Not Vaccine!

Carlos Santana collapsed on stage from dehydration, not from COVID-19 vaccine side effects!

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

 

Claim : Carlos Santana Collapsed From Vaccine Side Effects!

On Tuesday, June 5, 2022, Carlos Santana collapsed on stage while performing at the Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkson, Michigan.

Medics rushed to treat Santana on stage after he passed out, but he managed to wave at the audience as he was wheeled away.

Almost immediately, people started claiming that Santana collapsed due to the COVID-19 vaccine side effects. Here are some examples on social media :

Carlos Santana collapses on stage #vaccine #vaccinesideeffects #vaccineinjured

➡️ Encore une victime des vaccins ?

Le célèbre guitariste Carlos Santana s’effondre sur la scène du du Pine Knob Music Theatre (Clarkson, Michigan).

L’année dernière, il avait participé à un concert à New-York réservé uniquement aux vaccinés.

➡️ another victim of vaccines?

The famous guitarist Carlos Santana collapses on the stage of the Pine Knob Music Theater (Clarkson, Michigan).

Last year, he participated in a concert in New York reserved only for vaccinated people.

Carlos Santana who performed at NYC’s ‘Concert for the Vaccinated’

Cancelled his Dec 2021 Concerts due to an “Unscheduled Heart Procedure”

Another vaccine zealot may be regretting their choice.

Even millionaire antivaxxer, Steve Kirsch (who is fully vaccinated himself!) suggested that Santana’s collapse was due to the vaccines. #winkwink

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

 

Truth : Carlos Santana Collapsed From Dehydration, Not Vaccine!

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

And we can confirm that these celebrity COVID-19 vaccine injury claims are false… yet again.

Carlos Santana Recovered Quickly

Carlos Santana was playing for about 40 minutes into his set, when he sat down on a riser and passed out.

Medics treated him on stage, and he recovered quickly – he was seen waving to fans, as they wheeled him out.

His manager, Michael Vrionis, said that Santana was “doing well” shortly after his collapse, but he was still taken to the McLaren Clarkston’s emergency department for observation.

Carlos Santana Collapsed From Dehydration

Carlos Santana’s wife, Cindy, posted on July 6, 2022, that Carlos was doing well, and had been diagnosed with heat exhaustion and dehydration.

She also pointed out that it was hot (100 °F / 38°C) on stage, and it was 114 °F / 46°C under the lights.

Hi Everyone! Carlos & I thank you so much for your prayers, love, care & concern for him! Please know that he’s resting and doing very well!

He was diagnosed with heat exhaustion & dehydration… it was 100 degrees on stage and 114 under the lights so that coupled with not enough water is what caused the issue.

He’ll be as good as new soon! Thank you again and we love you! Cindy & Carlos. 💜💜💜💜💜💜

His manager also issued a statement, confirming that Santana had suffered “heat exhaustion and dehydration”.

Carlos Santana Blamed A Lack Of Food + Drink, Not Vaccine

Carlos Santana posted an update on Facebook, assuring his fans that he was okay.

He also explained that he forgot to eat and drink water before his set, which was why he got dehydrated and passed out.

to one and all
thank you for your precious prayers
Cindy and I we are good just taking it easy
forgot to eat and drink water
so i dehydrated and passed out
blessings and miracles to you all

Vaccine Does Not Cause Heat Exhaustion Or Dehydration

Carlos Santana is very likely vaccinated against COVID-19, as he has spoken out positively about the vaccine, and was part of the “We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert” for the vaccinated.

He also underwent an “unscheduled heart procedure” in December 2021, and would be at high risk of developing complications with a COVID-19 infection.

Just to be clear – COVID-19 vaccines cannot cause heat exhaustion or dehydration… so, if any anti-vaccination activist tells you that, please slap them silly.

His collapse and quick recovery is also not indicative of myocarditis, despite claims by anti-vaccination activists.

COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to be safe and effective, through massive clinical trials, and post-marketing monitoring of billions of doses.

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

Just More Celebrity Fake News!

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.

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Did Comedian Nick Nemeroff Die From Vaccine SADS?!

Did Juno-nominated comedian, Nick Nemeroff, die from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) caused by the COVID-19 vaccine?!

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

Updated @ 2022-07-06 : Added Nick’s autopsy and funeral details, as well as his condition prior to his death.
Originally posted @ 2022-06-30

 

Claim : Nick Nemeroff Died From Vaccine SADS!

After news broke that Juno-nominated comedian, Nick Nemeroff, died in his sleep, people started claiming that he died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) caused by the COVID-19 vaccine.

Here are just a few examples of those claims circulating on social media :

Two doses of the vaccine! Publicly refuses any Booster!

Very healthy young 32 yr old! DIES SUDDENLY!!!!!!!!! Wake up people!!!!!!!!!!

Comedian Nick Nemeroff dies suddenly at 32…

His manager said in a text message to CBC News that he didn’t know the cause of death but that he “died in his sleep. 😱😱😱

⚠️Not so much coincidence, this is Vaccines Disaster!

Last words of Comedian Nick Nemeroff who was killed at 32 for speaking up against the vaccine… there’s a covert assassination program going on and those that speak out are targets….

No Evidence Nick Nemeroff Died From Vaccine SADS!

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 : Nick Nemeroff’s Cause Of Death Is Unknown

According to an obituary posted by a Montreal funeral home, and his manager, Morgan Flood of Grand Wave Entertainment, Nicholas (Nick) Nemeroff died in his sleep on Monday, June 27, 2022.

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Nick Nemeroff, on Monday, June 27, 2022. Beloved son of Howard and Joanne. Wonderful brother and brother-in-law of Davida and Josh, Alex and Tracy Nemeroff. Incredible uncle of Ora, Imogene, Leo and Marina. Adored grandson of the late Archie Nemeroff.

His cause of death is still unknown. Unknown does not mean he died from “a vaccine injury”. Unknown means that, at this time, NO ONE KNOWS what Nick Nemeroff died of.

It also means that anyone who claims that Nick Nemeroff died of this cause or that cause is lying to you.

Nick’s older brother, Alex, said that his funeral would only take place after an autopsy was performed to determine the cause of death :

We’re still waiting for word as to what happened. There were no outward signs of anything. No one expected this. He was just way too young for this to happen.

Nick’s funeral took place on July 4, 2022 so his autopsy has been completed. We should wait for the official word, from his family or manager, or an autopsy report, to know his actual cause of death.

Note : You can leave a message of condolence to the Nemeroff family here. The family also said that donations in his memory may be made to the Planned Parenthood chapter of your choice.

Fact #2 : His Manager + Family Never Mentioned Vaccine As A Cause

His manager, Morgan Flood, and the Nemeroff family, never mentioned vaccine as Nick’s cause of death.

In their statements and social media posts, they never once mentioned his vaccination, or cause of death. Not even his older brother, Alex.

So anyone who claims that Nick Nemeroff died from the COVID-19 vaccine is simply… LYING to you.

Fact #3 : Nick Wasn’t Feeling Well

Nick Nemeroff was slated to perform at the Comedy Nest on Saturday, 25 June 2022 – 3 days before he died, but he wasn’t feeling well.

So his older brother, Alex, left a message for Comedy Nest’ boss, David Acer, that “Nick wasn’t feeling well, and would be unable to perform“.

Fact #4 : Video Of Nick Nemeroff Was From 2021

Many anti-vaccination activists have been sharing posting a video of Nick, claiming that it showed him disparaging the Pfizer vaccine in his last words before dying.

One of them even created a video, claiming that Nick posted the video from his hospital bed.

The truth is – that was an old video Nick posted on August 23, 2021, in which he joked about being an antivaxxer for the booster shot.

I will not get the third shot. I will not.

Pfizer me once, no shame.

Pfizer me twice, shame on COVID.

Pfizer me three times, shame on you.

You want me to get a third shot, what’s next? A fifth shot?

Nick was mocking those who are worried about getting the third shot, which he received on Christmas Day, December 25, 2021.

Even in that post, he mocked those who believe that ivermectin can cure COVID-19.

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

Nick Nemeroff last received a COVID-19 vaccine more than 6 months ago, if his December 25, 2021 post above is accurate.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Despite anti-vaccination activists chalking up sudden, unknown 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 : Did Hundreds Of Athletes Die Of COVID-19 Vaccine Effects?!

Fact #7 : There Are Thousands Of SADS Deaths Every Year

It is possible that Nick Nemeroff may have died from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS), also known as Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.

But that does not mean SADS is caused by COVID-19 vaccines. That would be rather ludicrous as SADS was first documented in 1977 – long before COVID-19 vaccines were invented!

SADS also occurs at a rate of 0.12 to 0.21 per 100,000 people every single year. In other words, approximately 9,000 to 16,000 people die from SADS every single year, before the COVID-19 vaccines were invented.

Despite what anti-vaccination activists may tell you – SADS is not a new vaccine-related syndrome.

SADS is usually caused by an abnormal heart rhythm that leads to a cardiac arrest. That’s why it can be prevented by implanting a cardioverter-defribillator.

The UK Office for National Statistics data on Sudden Adult Deaths from 2016 to 2020 also showed NO INCREASE in SADS cases, demonstrating that COVID-19 vaccines did not increase the prevalence of SADS.

Years Sudden Adult Death
Syndrome Cases
2016 116
2017 63
2018 53
2019 87
2020 115

Fact #8 : 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 #9 : 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.

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

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Gentleminions TikTok Craze : The Good, The Bad + The Ban!

The Gentleminions craze is driving tickets sales to Minions: The Rise of Gru, but some parents are really pissed at this new TikTok trend!

Find out what the heck is the Gentleminions trend all about, and why some cinemas have banned it!

 

Gentleminions TikTok Craze : What Is It?

Minions: The Rise of Gru – the latest instalment of the wildly popular Despicable Me movie franchise – was released on July 1, 2022.

It quickly topped the box office, with a four day total of $122.5 million in the US and Canada alone, thanks in part to the Gentleminions TikTok craze.

The Despicable Me movie franchise has been a family favourite with kids and their parents who can’t get enough of cute banana-yellow Minions – Kevin, Stuart and Bob, and friends.

But cinemas are seeing hordes of teenagers – mostly male, all dressed in smart suits and some “armed” with yellow bananas, lining up for the new Minions movie.

They would record themselves swarming the theatre, sitting together in a group to watch the movie and mimic Gru or the minions – all to post on TikTok, and other social media – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

 

Gentleminions TikTok Craze : The Good, The Bad + The Ban!

Many Gentleminions dressed up in the spirit of good humour, as part of a fun night at the movies with friends after 2+ years of the pandemic.

Universal Pictures was no doubt pleased as punch – these teenagers (and some adults) were boosting the box office numbers, which is why they gave a hat tip to those who participated.

Unfortunately, some Gentleminions were not really “gentleminions”. They would clap, shout and wave their hands, or even stand up during the movie, disrupting the experience for everyone else.

Some even threw the bananas they brought at the screen, while others turned on their smartphones’ torchlight to wave in the dark cinema.

When cinema ushers asked them to stop and settle down, some verbally abused them while others threw things at them, or other cinema-goers, including young children.

In some cases, the cinema staff had to evict the troublemakers, and even the police was involved. One cinema manager shared that :

It’s been absolutely heartbreaking. We’ve had families who won’t even go back into the screen when we’ve tried to sort it out, families leaving before the film has even started, and of course the children have been in tears.

A few cinemas had to refund other patrons who were not pleased at all with the disruptions, especially families who brought their children for what they thought would be a fun experience.

In the end, some cinemas are refusing to allow “unaccompanied children wearing suits” to watch the movie. Odeon cinemas in the UK, for example, put up this sign :

Due to recent disturbances following the #Gentleminions trend, any group of guests in formal attire will be refused entry for showings of Minions: The Rise of Gru. Thank you.

 

Gentleminions Cinema Ban : Check Before You Leave Home!

It is sad that what seemed to be a fun trend devolved in some cases into a real problem. Those rowdy Nastyminions are spoiling the trend for the real Gentleminions, and that’s a real shame.

If you are planning to dress up to watch Minions: The Rise of Gru, please check if the cinema has a new dress code restriction. Just in case – bring a set of casual clothes.

And if they do let you go in, please be a real Gentleminion, like these Japanese fans. Enjoy the movie together with everyone else, not at their expense. Thank you!

 

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Travis Barker Confirmed Pancreatitis Was From Colonoscopy!

Blink-182 drummer, Travis Barker, just confirmed that his pancreatitis was caused by his recent colonoscopy, not vaccine injury!

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

 

Claim : Travis Barker Hospitalised For Vaccine Injury!

On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, Travis Barker was rushed by ambulance to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

The Blink-182 drummer and husband to Kourtney Kardashian was allegedly in severe pain, but was conscious and able to sent out a tweet “God save me”.

Almost immediately, people started claiming that he was being hospitalised for a COVID-19 vaccine injury. Here are some examples on social media :

Hope @travisbarker recovers from his vax related injury, very safe and effective

Want to bet it had nothing to do with a colonoscopy? Read posts on the Pancreatic Cancer groups. Loads of cases, and it can lead to cancer. Many surgeons feel it is the vaccines.

‘Mystery’ jab side effect illness as Travis Barker’s daughter shares photo of Blink-182 drummer in hospital

 

Truth : Travis Barker Hospitalised For Pancreatitis, Not Vaccine Injury!

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

And we can confirm that these celebrity COVID-19 vaccine injury claims are false… yet again.

Pancreatitis Caused By Colonoscopy, Not COVID-19 Vaccine!

Multiple sources connected to the family earlier told TMZ that Travis Barker was hospitalised for pancreatitis, not a COVID-19 vaccine injury!

Then on July 2, 2022, Travis Barker himself confirmed on Twitter (here, here and here) that his pancreatitis was caused by his recent colonoscopy.

I went in for an endoscopy Monday feeling great. But After dinner, I developed excruciating pain and have been hospitalized ever since.

During the endoscopy, I had a very small polyp removed right in a very sensitive area, usually handled by specialists, which unfortunately damaged a critical pancreatic drainage tube. This resulted in severe life-threatening pancreatitis.

I am so very very grateful that with intensive treatment I am currently much better. 🙏🏼

Just to be clear – COVID-19 vaccines do not cause pancreatitis… so, if any anti-vaccination activist tells you that, you tell them to stop lying.

Travis Barker also did not blame the COVID-19 vaccines for his pancreatitis. No one in his family did. Not even Kourtney.

Was Travis Barker Even Vaccinated?

I should also point out that no one knows if Travis Barker is even vaccinated against COVID-19. Despite what anti-vaccination activists may claim, there is no vaccine mandate in the United States.

Hence, Travis Barker may well be unvaccinated against COVID-19, unlike a certain prominent antivaxxer

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

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.

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Did Josh Gad’s Nephew, Marco, Die From Vaccine SADS?!

Did Josh Gad’s young nephew, Marco, die from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) caused by the COVID-19 vaccine?!

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

 

Claim : Josh Gad’s Nephew, Marco, Died From Vaccine SADS!

After Josh Gad announced that his 20 year-old nephew, Marco, died in his sleep, people started claiming that he died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) caused by the COVID-19 vaccine.

Here are just a few examples of those claims circulating on social media :

S.A.D.S. Strikes Again: Josh Gad Nephew Dies Suddenly In His Sleep

Join us!!! Join us!!!!! Join us!!!!!!! Pro vax guy and Hollywood shill Josh gad doesn’t have the balls to tell you the vaccine killed his nephew…. Sick celebrities

@joshgad your nephew died from the poisonous injection that you all have taken. Wake up

No Evidence Josh Gad’s Nephew, Marco, Died From Vaccine SADS!

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 : Marco’s Cause Of Death Is Unknown

According to a tweet and a prior Instagram post by Josh Gad, his nephew Marco died in his sleep on Friday, June 24, 2022.

Thank you all for your love. Our beloved nephew Marco passed away in his sleep at 20, his life cut far too short and our pain far too deep. Our family is trying to make sense of it all but your support has been incredible. ❤️❤️❤️

His cause of death is still unknown. Unknown does not mean he died from “a vaccine injury”. Unknown means that, at this time, NO ONE KNOWS what Marco died of.

It also means that anyone who claims that Marco died of this cause or that cause is lying to you.

It is currently unknown if an autopsy was performed on Marco, but we will only know his cause of death only through an autopsy report, or official confirmation from his family.

Fact #2 : Josh Gad Never Mentioned Vaccine As A Cause

Josh Gad posted several times about his nephew, showing just how much he was affected by his nephew’s death.

Yet, not once, in his many social media posts, did Josh mention Marco’s vaccination, or cause of death.

Today I write this with a broken heart. Our beloved nephew Marco has left us far too early. At 20 years old, he was full of possibly and promise.

To say he is gone far too soon does not do justice to the life force that he was. As his parents try to work this impossible pain, I am asking for all of you to send positive energy and love their way.

So anyone who claims that Marco died from the COVID-19 vaccine is simply… LYING to you.

Fact #3 : Marco’s Vaccination Status Is Unknown

I should point out that no one knows if Josh Gad’s nephew, Marco, was even vaccinated against COVID-19.

Despite what anti-vaccination activists may claim, there is no vaccine mandate in the United States.

Hence, Marco may well be unvaccinated against COVID-19, unlike a certain prominent antivaxxer

Fact #4 : Marco Didn’t Star In Frozen…

This is a really weird claim – a website called FactsWOW tried to hype up Marco’s death by claiming that Marco played the part of Marco in the movie, Frozen.

The problem with that claim? There is no character called Marco in the movie, Frozen! As for Josh Gad, he voiced Olaf the magical snowman…

It is unbelievable the lengths to which some people would go to milk a tragedy to go viral…

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

Even if Marco was vaccinated against COVID-19, he would have received all of his doses months ago.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Despite anti-vaccination activists chalking up sudden, unknown 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 : Did Hundreds Of Athletes Die Of COVID-19 Vaccine Effects?!

Fact #7 : There Are Thousands Of SADS Deaths Every Year

It is possible that Marco may have died from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS), also known as Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.

But that does not mean SADS is caused by COVID-19 vaccines. That would be rather ludicrous as SADS was first documented in 1977 – long before COVID-19 vaccines were invented!

SADS also occurs at a rate of 0.12 to 0.21 per 100,000 people every single year. In other words, approximately 9,000 to 16,000 people die from SADS every single year, before the COVID-19 vaccines were invented.

Despite what anti-vaccination activists may tell you – SADS is not a new vaccine-related syndrome.

SADS is usually caused by an abnormal heart rhythm that leads to a cardiac arrest. That’s why it can be prevented by implanting a cardioverter-defribillator.

The UK Office for National Statistics data on Sudden Adult Deaths from 2016 to 2020 also showed NO INCREASE in SADS cases, demonstrating that COVID-19 vaccines did not increase the prevalence of SADS.

Years Sudden Adult Death
Syndrome Cases
2016 116
2017 63
2018 53
2019 87
2020 115

Fact #8 : 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 #9 : 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.

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

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Depeche Mode’s Andy Fletcher : Cause Of Death Not Vaccine!

Let this be the final word on Depeche Mode’s Andy Fletcher – his cause of death was not the COVID-19 vaccine!

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

 

Claim : Andy Fletcher – Cause Of Death Was COVID-19 Vaccine!

People have been claiming that Depeche Mode’s founding member and keyboardist, Andy Fletcher (Andrew Fletcher, also known as Fletch) died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

All the vaccinated boomer celebrities are dying in their sleep. Ray Liotta, 67, dies in his sleep yesterday. Andy Fletcher, Depeche Mode, 60, died in his sleep today.

They sold us a dirty bag of goods and now we will just go to sleep and not wake up? #Vaccines #Covid

#AndyFletcher #vaccineinjuries #VaccineSideEffects

vaccines kill Rip My Heart Is broken

He sadly died of ‘natural causes’. Is that the new code for vaccine induced death? #AndyFletcher

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Depeche Mode’s Andy Fletcher : Cause Of Death Not Vaccine!

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

But we can now confirm that Andy Fletcher’s cause of death was not the COVID-19 vaccine!

On June 28, 2022, Depeche Mode announced that the official cause of death of their keyboardist Andy Fletcher was an aortic dissection.

A couple weeks ago we received the result from the medical examiners, which Andy’s family asked us to share with you now.

Andy suffered an aortic dissection while at home on May 26. So, even though it was far, far too soon, he passed naturally and without prolonged suffering.

There you have it – official confirmation, beyond doubt, that Andy Fletcher did not die from the COVID-19 vaccine.

Here are other facts we know about Andy Fletcher last moments, and why his cause of death was not the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #1 : Andy Fletcher Died Of Natural Causes

On 26 May 2022 – the same day Ray Liotta died, Andy Fletcher suffered from an aortic dissection and died.

The circumstances behind his death was not revealed, but it was only said to be of “natural causes”, pending an official cause of death after an autopsy.

None of the official statements so far said that he died in his sleep, so claims that he is “yet another” healthy person to die in his/her sleep is not backed by any facts.

Fact #2 : Aortic Dissection Is Not Caused By Any Vaccine

The official cause of death of an aortic dissection – the tearing of the innermost layer of the aorta (largest artery in our body) – is one of the many natural causes of death.

An aortic dissection is more commonly seen in people with a history of high blood pressure, or those who have connective tissue disorders like Marfan syndrome or the Ehlers Danlos syndrome. It is also more common in people who have had heart surgery previously.

When an aortic dissection happens, the patient experiences a sudden onset of severe chest or back pain, with vomiting, sweating and he/she may even faint.

This is a medical emergency. If not treated quickly, it can lead to death from the compression of the heart (pericardial tamponade), or a complete rupture of the aorta.

Aortic dissection is certainly not caused by any vaccine, whether it is the COVID-19 vaccine or otherwise.

Credit : MSD Manuals

Fact #3 : Andy Fletcher’s Vaccination Status Is Unknown

Claims that Andy Fletcher died from the COVID-19 vaccine are not based on any evidence. In fact, we don’t actually know if Andy Fletcher was even vaccinated against COVID-19.

Despite what anti-vaccination activists may claim – there is no vaccine mandate in the United Kingdom.

As of June 18, 2022, just under 75% of UK residents are vaccinated. That means approximately 1 in 4 people (25%) in the UK are partially vaccinated or completely unvaccinated.

Fact #4 : Andy Fletcher Lived In England, Not Canada

Many celebrity blogs, and anti-vaccination websites, claimed that Andy Fletcher was fully-vaccinated, with an Ontario vaccination card.

That’s absurd, because Andy Fletcher is a UK citizen living in England, not a Canadian citizen living in Ontario.

The truth is – they (intentionally?) confused Andrew Fletcher, the one and only Depeche Mode keyboardist residing in Brighton, East Sussex, England…. with Andrew Fletcher, a homeless man living in a Hamilton encampment in Ontario, Canada.

In this comparison I created, you can see how the two men are not even alike… other than the fact that they are both 60 year-old white males.

If they can mix these two men up, you have to wonder – what else did they get wrong?

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 were not only safe, they were effective in protecting people from getting hospitalised or dying from COVID-19.

Fact #6 : Vaccine Side Effects Generally Last Only A Few Days

COVID-19 vaccine side effects are generally mild, and last only a few days.

In rare cases, the recipient may suffer from blood clots (AstraZeneca) or myocarditis (Pfizer), but they develop within days of receiving the vaccine, not months later.

If Andy Fletcher received the COVID-19 vaccine, he would have received all his doses last year. It is quite impossible for his death to be related to any COVID-19 vaccine he may have received many months earlier.

Read more : Did Study Show Pfizer Vaccine Altering Liver DNA In 6 Hours?!

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.

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Netflix Fires 300 More Employees In Round 2 Of Layoffs!

Netflix just announced a second round of layoffs, firing 300 more employees!

 

Netflix Fires 300 More Employees In Round 2 Of Layoffs!

Back in February, Netflix announced that it lost 200,000 subscribers globally at the start of 2022. Even worse, it projected a decline of 2 million users in the upcoming quarter.

They blamed the drop on everything from increased competition from rival streaming services, to the economy and the war in Ukraine, as well as people sharing their Netflix accounts.

Their response was to curb losses by laying off their employees. They started by firing 150 employees last month, and followed up with 300 more employees this month.

Read more : The Brief Kiss That Got Lightyear Banned In 14+ Countries!

 

Netflix Layoffs Are Minimal At Just 4%

So far, the 450 fired employees make up about 4% of the streaming giant’s workforce of about 11,000 globally.

Most of those who were fired were based in the US and allegedly of minorities, or those working on projects catering to marginalised communities.

Netflix also fired another 70 employees working for its social media and publishing teams last month, including those that catered to marginalised communities.

But while Netflix claimed that it will help reduce costs, the 4% trimming of their workforce is unlikely to make much of a dent… unless Netflix intends to fire even more employees.

Sadly, it seems likely we will see more people getting let go at Netflix.

 

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The Brief Kiss That Got Lightyear Banned In 14+ Countries!

Take a look at the scene that got the Disney-Pixar movie, Lightyear, banned in 14 countries, and likely China too!

 

Lightyear Movie Banned In 14 Countries + Maybe China Too!

Lightyear – the long-awaited Toy Story prequel from Disney-Pixar – has been banned in  14 Asian and Middle Eastern countries, and quite likely China too!

The ban started in the UAE, whose Media Regulatory Office of the Ministry of Youth and Culture announced on 13 June 2022 that Lightyear was banned from screening in all cinemas for “its violation of the country’s media content standards“.

A Variety report claimed that the UAE initially approved Lightyear for release, but revoked the licence after social media posts accused the movie of insulting Muslims and Islam.

That ban was then followed by other countries. The current list includes, but is not limited to :

  • United Arab Emirates
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Egypt
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Lebanon
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Kuwait
  • Bahrain

Although not confirmed yet, it is very likely that Lightyear will also not be allowed to screen in China.

Lightyear producer, Galyn Susman, said that Chinese authorities “asked for cuts”, which Disney declined to make. So she assumed that the movie would not be allowed to screen there either.

I’m assuming it will not make it to China. I know we’ve gotten requests for things to cut, Disney isn’t going to modify the material.

We’re not going to cut out anything, especially something as important as the loving and inspirational relationship that shows Buzz what he’s missing by the choices that he’s making, so that’s not getting cut

 

The Brief Kiss That Got Lightyear Banned In 14+ Countries!

The reasons why Lightyear has been banned in at least 14 countries, and possibly China too, is over a brief kissing scene.

In the first 30 minutes of Lightyear, Alisha Hawthorne (voiced by Uzo Aduba) – a female space ranger and a close friend of Buzz Lightyear – shares a brief kiss with her same-sex partner.

That kiss was part of a scene showing milestones in the couple’s relationship. It also shows the couple’s son, although it is not known if he was adopted or conceived through assisted reproduction.

But it was the brief kiss between two fictional characters that broke the camel’s back for censors in those countries. They demanded that the scene be cut from the film.

Normally, Disney would quietly cut such a controversial scene from the movie to comply with “local sensibilities”, since it doesn’t affect the plot.

However, Pixar employees had earlier penned a letter complaining that Disney corporate executives were censoring “nearly every moment of overtly gay affection” in their projects.

We at Pixar have personally witnessed beautiful stories, full of diverse characters, come back from Disney corporate reviews shaved down to crumbs of what they once were.

Nearly every moment of overtly gay affection is cut at Disney’s behest, regardless of when there is protest from both the creative teams and executive leadership at Pixar.

Disney caved to the pressure, and decided not to censor the kiss from Lightyear. And so, all those countries refused to grant a licence to screen the movie in theatres.

Read more : Lightyear Movie Banned In 14 Countries + Maybe China Too!

 

Lightyear Stars On Why Lightyear Was Banned…

Chris Evans, who voiced Buzz Lightyear in this prequel, labelled such objections as “frustrating”.

It’s great that we are a part of something that’s making steps forward in the social inclusion capacity.

But it’s frustrating that there are still places that aren’t where they should be.

He also told Variety magazine that he was frustrated that news coverage of the movie would be focused on such an issue :

It’s tough to not be a little frustrated that it even has to be a topic of discussion. That it is this kind of ‘news.’

The goal is that we can get to a point where it is the norm, and that this doesn’t have to be some uncharted waters, that eventually this is just the way it is.

Taika Waititi, who voices the character of Mo Morrison in the film, added :

We’re hoping for a time when we don’t even have to have this conversation. We can watch a movie and we don’t even have to bat an eyelid.

We don’t have to think ‘Oh wow, weird’. It’s not weird, it’s normal and it should be normalised.

Whenever you have these small steps that studios are making – sometimes they may feel small but also, they are steps – and it’s steps towards normalising humanity and love. I really feel sorry for countries who don’t want this film because of a tiny, weird little thing like that

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Lightyear Movie Banned In 14 Countries + Maybe China Too!

The Disney-Pixar movie, Lightyear, has been banned in 14 countries, and quite possibly China too!

Here is what we know so far…

 

Lightyear Movie Banned In 14 Countries + Maybe China Too!

Lightyear – the long-awaited animated feature film from Disney-Pixar – has reportedly been banned in 14 Asian and Middle Eastern countries.

The ban started in the UAE, whose Media Regulatory Office of the Ministry of Youth and Culture announced on 13 June 2022 that :

The Media Regulatory Office announced that the animated film Lightyear, which is scheduled for release on 16th June, is not licensed for public screening in all cinemas in the UAE, due to its violation of the country’s media content standards.

A Variety report claimed that the UAE initially approved Lightyear for release, but revoked the licence after social media posts accused the movie of insulting Muslims and Islam.

That ban was then followed by other countries. The current list includes, but is not limited to :

  • United Arab Emirates
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Egypt
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Lebanon
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Kuwait
  • Bahrain

Although not confirmed yet, it is very likely that Lightyear will also not be allowed to screen in China.

Lightyear producer, Galyn Susman, said that Chinese authorities “asked for cuts”, which Disney declined to make. So she assumed that the movie would not be allowed to screen there either.

I’m assuming it will not make it to China. I know we’ve gotten requests for things to cut, Disney isn’t going to modify the material.

We’re not going to cut out anything, especially something as important as the loving and inspirational relationship that shows Buzz what he’s missing by the choices that he’s making, so that’s not getting cut

 

Why Lightyear Was Banned In Those Countries…

In Lightyear, the character of Alisha Hawthorne (voiced by Uzo Aduba) shares a brief kiss with her same-sex partner.

That’s it – a little kiss between two fictional characters. Unfortunately, it was a kiss too far for those countries.

Normally, Disney would quietly cut such a “controversial” scene from the movie to comply with “local sensibilities”, since it doesn’t affect the plot.

However, Pixar employees had earlier penned a letter complaining that Disney corporate executives were censoring “nearly every moment of overtly gay affection” in their projects.

We at Pixar have personally witnessed beautiful stories, full of diverse characters, come back from Disney corporate reviews shaved down to crumbs of what they once were.

Nearly every moment of overtly gay affection is cut at Disney’s behest, regardless of when there is protest from both the creative teams and executive leadership at Pixar.

Disney caved to the pressure, and decided not to censor the kiss from Lightyear. And so, all those countries refused to grant a licence to screen the movie in theatres.

Read more : The Brief Kiss That Got Lightyear Banned In 14+ Countries!

 

Lightyear Stars On The Movie Ban By 14+ Countries

Chris Evans, who voiced Buzz Lightyear in this prequel, labelled such objections as “frustrating”.

It’s great that we are a part of something that’s making steps forward in the social inclusion capacity.

But it’s frustrating that there are still places that aren’t where they should be.

He also told Variety magazine that he was frustrated that news coverage of the movie would be focused on such an issue :

It’s tough to not be a little frustrated that it even has to be a topic of discussion. That it is this kind of ‘news.’

The goal is that we can get to a point where it is the norm, and that this doesn’t have to be some uncharted waters, that eventually this is just the way it is.

Taika Waititi, who voices the character of Mo Morrison in the film, added :

We’re hoping for a time when we don’t even have to have this conversation. We can watch a movie and we don’t even have to bat an eyelid.

We don’t have to think ‘Oh wow, weird’. It’s not weird, it’s normal and it should be normalised.

Whenever you have these small steps that studios are making – sometimes they may feel small but also, they are steps – and it’s steps towards normalising humanity and love. I really feel sorry for countries who don’t want this film because of a tiny, weird little thing like that

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Why Steve Kirsch Is 100% Wrong On Justin Bieber’s Paralysis!

Tech millionaire Steve Kirsch claims he is 99% certain that Justin Bieber’s facial paralysis was caused by the COVID-19 vaccine. Find out why he is 100% wrong!

Updated @ 2022-06-13 : Addressed Steve Kirsch’s new claims.
Originally posted @ 2022-06-11

 

Steve Kirsch Is 99% Certain Justin Bieber’s Paralysis Was Caused By Vaccine?

In case you guys don’t know him, Steve Kirsch is a tech millionaire who made his money as one of two people who independently invented the optical mouse.

Well, he’s back with another COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy, after claiming Taylor Hawkins died from the vaccine.

This time, he is 99% certain that Justin Bieber’s facial paralysis was caused by the COVID-19 vaccine, using nothing more than VAERS and a calculator… I kid you not.

To top it off, he challenged me to yet another live debate, just like he did with his Taylor Hawkins claims.

Dear Steve, facts aren’t determined by live debates. They remain facts, irrespective of our individual opinions. I’ll just let the facts below speak for themselves…

Read more : Did Justin Bieber Get Ramsay Hunt Syndrome From Vaccine?!
Read more : Did Justin Bieber Blame Pfizer Vaccine For His Paralysis?!

 

Why Steve Kirsch Is 100% Wrong On Justin Bieber’s Paralysis : A Summary

First, let me quickly summarise some key facts about Justin Bieber’s facial paralysis :

  1. His facial paralysis was caused by the reactivation of a dormant viral infection, resulting in the Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS).
  2. RHS is caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV), which causes chickenpox. It cannot be caused by a vaccine.
  3. RHS can be definitively confirmed by testing the rash or blood for the varicella zoster virus.

And here is a quick summary of why Steve Kirsch is 100% wrong… yet again :

  1. He offered ZERO evidence that Justin Bieber was even vaccinated.
  2. He offered ZERO evidence that Justin Bieber developed RHS because of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  3. He relied solely on VAERS data to calculate Bieber’s chances of developing RHS from the vaccine.
  4. He wasn’t satisfied with the VAERS data, so he artificially inflated the number to obtain a number he preferred.

Read more : Did Justin Bieber Blame COVID-19 Vaccine For His Paralysis?!

 

Why Steve Kirsch Is 100% Wrong On Justin Bieber’s Paralysis, Point By Point…

Now, I will go through his “points”, and show you why Steve Kirsch is 100% wrong… in detail!

Claim : I blocked his comment offering a live debate on this issue
Fact : I didn’t block Steve’s comment. Tech ARP automatically holds all comments for moderation because we get a ton of troll posts.

Claim : Bieber’s wife was also likely vaccine injured
Fact : No one knows if Hailey Bieber was even vaccinated against COVID-19.
Fact : Hailey Bieber suffered from a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) from a blood clot that passed through a hole in her heart and travelled up to her brain. Even if she was vaccinated, her “mini stroke” was not caused by the COVID-19 vaccine.

Claim : Lots of young people are getting strokes after COVID-19 vaccination.
Fact : Lots of young people developed stroke before COVID-19 vaccination too. My wife was one of them.
Fact : COVID-19 infection increases your risk of developing stroke, through increased inflammation and hyper coagulation of the blood.

Claim : Justin Bieber must have been vaccinated against COVID-19
Fact : Steve Kirsch conducted his own reader survey to come to the conclusion that Justin Bieber must have been vaccinated, because his concerts required people to be vaccinated.
Fact : Steve Kirsch does not have any evidence or knowledge whether Justin Bieber was vaccinated against COVID-19.
Fact : The vaccination requirement for his concert was determined by the Event Organiser and the venue, not Justin Bieber himself.
Fact : Not all venues require COVID-19 vaccination. State Farm Arena in Georgia and PPG Paints Arena in Pennsylvania, for example, do not require proof of vaccination or even a negative COVID-19 test.
Fact : Whether participants are required to be vaccinated or not, is not evidence that Justin Bieber himself was vaccinated.

Read more : Did Bruce Willis get aphasia from COVID-19 vaccine?!

Claim : VAERS only had 1 report of RHS for non-COVID vaccines in the past 32 years
Fact : VAERS reports are unverified, and cannot be used to reach any conclusions about vaccine safety.
Fact : RHS occurs “naturally” in about 5 in 100,000 people per year. That’s approximately 400,000 cases per year globally.
Fact : The fact that RHS was only reported once in the past 32 years is proof that you cannot use VAERS reports to draw any kind of conclusion.

Claim : VAERS reported 5 cases of RHS after COVID-19 vaccination for Bieber’s age group
Fact : VAERS reports are unverified, and cannot be used to reach any conclusions about vaccine safety.
Fact : 5 cases out of 222 million fully-vaccinated individuals in the United States works out to an incidence rate of 0.002 per 100,000 people – over 2200x lower than the natural incidence rate of RHS.

Claim : According to VAERS, RHS can develop months after vaccination.
Fact : VAERS reports are unverified, and cannot be used to reach any conclusions about vaccine safety.
Fact : RHS can develop whenever the person’s immune system is suppressed – by stress, infection, medication, etc.
Fact : Approximately 400,000 people develop RHS every year, before COVID-19 vaccines were invented.
Fact : There is no evidence that RHS can develop weeks or months after COVID-19 vaccination.
Fact : The case studies of two persons developing RHS after COVID-19 vaccination showed that it occurred within 2-3 days after receiving the vaccine. Not weeks or months later.
Opinion : If Justin Bieber got vaccinated against COVID-19, he most likely got all his doses last year, not this year.
Opinion : Justin Bieber kicked off his Justice World Tour on 18 February 2022. Even assuming he got vaccinated for this tour, he would have received the last dose by 4 February at the latest. It is virtually impossible for his RHS to develop more than 4 months after his vaccination.

Read more : Here’s How Antivaxxers Create Fake News Using VAERS!

Claim : Estimated incidence rate is 338 per 100,000
Fact : The true incidence rate for Bieber’s age group was just 0.002 per 100,000 people, from Steve Kirsch’s own investigation.
Fact : He inflated the number by expanding the search to include all age groups, giving him 66 cases.
Fact : He then multiplied that inflated number by a fictional Under Reporting Factor of 128 that he made out of thin air.
Fact : Steve Kirsch’s estimated incidence rate was artificially skewed by 169,000 times!

Claim : 99% chance it was COVID-19 vaccine that caused Justin Bieber’s RHS
Fact : No one knows if Justin Bieber was even vaccinated against COVID-19.
Fact : Steve Kirsch only derived his 99% chance by artificially inflating the actual incidence rate of 0.002 per 100K people to 338 per 100K people.
Fact : The VAERS-based statistic for Bieber’s age group (which isn’t accurate to begin with) shows a 99.96% chance it was not caused by the vaccine.

Claim : There are two articles proving that COVID-19 vaccine causes RHS
Fact : Those two articles did not prove that any COVID-19 vaccine caused RHS.
Fact : RHS can only be caused by the reactivation of a dormant varicella zoster viral infection.
Fact : Both articles are case reports of a single patient each, who developed RHS within 2-3 days of a COVID-19 vaccination.
Fact : Correlation does not mean causation, especially when there are only two case reports.
Fact : Even if COVID-19 vaccines can trigger RHS, the two articles show that it has to happen within 2-3 days of the vaccination, not weeks or months later.

Read more : Why Steve Kirsch Is Wrong About Taylor Hawkins Dying From Vaccine

Steve, thank you for helping to invent the optical mouse, but please stop creating and sharing misinformation.

Why not join me in fighting fake news instead? Let your legacy be the unerring pursuit of the truth.

 

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Ray Liotta : Cause Of Death Not COVID-19 Or Vaccine!

Let this be the final word on Ray Liotta – his cause of death was neither COVID-19, nor the COVID-19 vaccine!

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

 

Claim : Ray Liotta – Cause Of Death Was COVID-19 Vaccine!

People have been claiming that veteran actor Ray Liotta died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

Ray Liotta has passed away at the age of 67 in his sleep… from sudden death syndrome caused by vaccine effects on his heart?

#rayliotta #LongCovid #COVID19 #VaccineSideEffects

Still no official cause of death for Ray Liotta. Apparently a heart attack in his sleep. Hey, doesn’t the #Pfizer vaccine cause blood clots?

Now @rayliotta
?! When are we going to start looking at the cause of sudden death of the ridiculously high numbers of #Hollywood elite? #VaccineSideEffects #vaccine #COVID #suddendeath hmmm 🤔

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Ummmm he just died in his sleep…. yep i bet he was vaccinated 💉💉💉💉

Another vaccine death….. they will cover up #rayliotta 👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇

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

 

Ray Liotta : Cause Of Death Was Not COVID-19 Or Vaccine!

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

But we can now confirm that Ray Liotta’s cause of death was not COVID-19, or the vaccine!

Ray’s publicist, Jennifer Allen, told PolitiFact that the claims that Liotta died from the COVID-19 vaccine are “100% not true“. She also stated that :

The family has not released the cause of death yet, but I do know the cause, and (it) has nothing to do with COVID or the vaccine.

Short of a public announcement by his family, that’s as good as it gets – confirmation from his own publicist!

Read more : Did Ray Liotta Die From COVID-19 Vaccine?!

Here are other facts we know about Ray Liotta’s last moments, and why his cause of death was not the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #1 : Ray Liotta Died In His Sleep

On 26 May 2022, Raymond Allen Liotta died in his sleep at the age of 67, according to his publicist, Jennifer Allen.

Paramedics rushed to his room, but he was already dead when they arrived 12 minutes later.

Fact #2 : Nothing Suspicious About His Death

Ray’s body was transferred to the National Forensic Institute of Santo Domingo for an autopsy, with a toxicology report expected later next week.

Authorities said that there were no signs of foul play, or anything suspicious about his death.

Fact #3 : Ray Liotta Was Shooting A Movie

Liotta died in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting a movie called “Dangerous Waters”.

By all accounts, he was healthy and well. There was no evidence he was suffering from any side effects of COVID-19, or any vaccination he may have received.

Casas del VXI Hotel in Santo Domingo, where Ray Liotta stayed while filming ‘Dangerous Waters’ in the Dominican Republic

Fact #4 : His Fiancée Was With Him When He Died

Ray got engaged to former hairstylist, Jacy Nittolo, in December 2020, and she was with him when he died.

In fact, Jacy was the one who called 911 at around 6 AM on that Thursday morning.

This was confirmed by a spokesperson for the Dominican Republic’s General Direction of Cinema :

We understand that he was accompanied by his [fiancée] and that the [fiancée] asks that you please respect her grief.

Fact #5 : His Fiancée Did Not Say He Died From Vaccine

His fiancée who was with Ray Liotta when he died, did not claim that his death was due to the COVID-19 vaccine.

When she spoke of the tragedy in her Instagram post, she only mentioned the life they shared together :

My life these past couple of years have been nothing but truly magical.
Ray and I share a deep love that I will cherish in my heart forever.
We laughed daily and we were inseparable.
The chemistry was wild in the best way.
He was everything in the world to me and we couldn’t get enough of each other.
The kind of real love that one dreams of.

He was the most beautiful person inside and out that I’ve ever known…and even that is an understatement.

Read more : Did Bruce Willis Get Aphasia From COVID-19 Vaccine?!

Fact #6 : His COVID-19 Vaccination Status Is Unknown

Claims that Ray Liotta’s death was from side effects of the Pfizer vaccine are not based on any evidence. In fact, we don’t even know if he was vaccinated at all, much less what vaccine he received!

The Dominican Republic no longer required travellers to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination on arrival, since 23 April 2022.

The government also suspended all COVID-19 restrictions since 16 February 2022, after “100% of the tourism sector personnel… have been vaccinated with two doses, and are in the process of being vaccinated with a third dose of the vaccine against COVID-19“.

Fact #7 : Ray Liotta Looked Healthy Days Earlier

A woman called Alba spotted Ray Liotta walking with his handlers at the BlueMall in Santo Domingo several days before he died, and asked to meet him.

Ray not only embraced her, he agreed to take a selfie with her. He looked happy and healthy in the selfie that Alba shared.

If he was sick from COVID-19 vaccine side effects, he wouldn’t even be taking a stroll through a mall, never mind filming in a foreign country!

Fact #8 : 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 were not only safe, they were effective in protecting people from getting hospitalised or dying from COVID-19.

Fact #9 : Vaccine Side Effects Generally Last Only A Few Days

COVID-19 vaccine side effects are generally mild, and last only a few days.

In rare cases, the recipient may suffer from blood clots (AstraZeneca) or myocarditis (Pfizer), but they develop within days of receiving the vaccine, not months later.

If Liotta received the COVID-19 vaccine, he would have received all his doses last year. It is quite impossible for his death to be related to any COVID-19 vaccine he may have received months earlier.

Read more : Was Pfizer Forced To Release 9 Pages Of Vaccine Side Effects?!

Fact #10 : Post-Vaccination Myocarditis Not A Risk For 50+

Claims that Ray Liotta died from a heart condition brought on by the Pfizer vaccine are based on the fact that the mRNA vaccine can cause myocarditis in some recipients.

Those claims are nonsensical, because the post-vaccination myocarditis happens within days of receiving the mRNA vaccine, not months later.

In addition, the risk of developing post-vaccination myocarditis is practically non-existent for his age group – Ray was 65 years old when the Pfizer vaccine was first approved, and 67 years old when he died.

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

It clearly shows that even if Ray was indeed vaccinated against COVID-19 using the Pfizer mRNA vaccine, there was no risk of getting vaccine-induced myocarditis.

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
65+ 0.61 1.05

Fact #11 : 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.

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Did Justin Bieber Get Ramsay Hunt Syndrome From Vaccine?!

Did Justin Bieber get the Ramsay Hunt Syndrome from the COVID-19 vaccine?!

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

 

Claim : Justin Bieber Got Ramsay Hunt Syndrome From Vaccine!

Just hours after Justin Bieber announced that he is suffering from the Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, people started claiming that it was caused by the COVID-19 vaccine!

Here are just a few examples of the many people have posted, claiming that he’s suffering from a COVID-19 vaccine injury…

People will live by the Jab and some will die by the Jab. The consequences of getting the vaccine are starting to show. #Shingles are being disguised as #monkeypox and so is this ‘virus’ #RamsayHuntSyndrome that #JustinBieber has. The vaccines are now the killer enemy. #mRNA

So Justin Bieber got covid vaccine side effects but they callin it something else. Figures.

Justin Bieber got that disease from the Covid 19 vaccine , they are NOT safe 💯💉

His completely healthy wife gets brain blood cloth 2 months back. Now he gets this. Both commonly known vaccine side effects. Don’t deny the facts. This is 100% crystal clear case. Sad fact that @justinbieber
can’t sue because he took it by his own will.

 

Truth : Justin Bieber Did NOT Get Ramsay Hunt Syndrome From Vaccine!

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

Fact #1 : Justin Bieber Has Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

On 10 June 2022, Justin Bieber announced on his verified Instagram account that he is taking a break from performing, because he was suffering from the Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

He never once said that his facial paralysis was due to the COVID-19 vaccine. His facial paralysis was caused by a viral infection, as Justin himself explained in his video :

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.

As you can see this eye is not blinking. I can’t smile on this side of my face; this nostril will not move. So there’s full paralysis on this side of my face.

Also known as herpes zoster oticus, the Ramsay Hunt syndrome refers to a shingles outbreak that affects the facial nerve, and can cause facial paralysis and hearing loss.

Fact #2 : Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Caused His Facial Paralysis

COVID-19 vaccines have been associated with the rare side effect of temporary facial paralysis called Bell’s palsy.

Bell’s palsy may present similarly as Ramsay Hunt syndrome in the form of facial paralysis on one side of the face, but they are different conditions.

It’s like how you can break your leg in a car accident, or from falling off a ladder. It’s the same injury, but the causes are different.

This is why it is wrong to blame the COVID-19 vaccine for Justin Bieber’s facial paralysis, when it was really caused by a virus.

Read more : Does the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine cause Bell’s palsy?

Fact #3 : Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Is Caused By Chickenpox Virus

Ramsay Hunt syndrome is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (Human alphaherpesvirus 3), which is the virus that causes chickenpox.

It has nothing to do with COVID-19, which is caused by a completely different virus – SARS-CoV-2, which is from a completely different virus family – Coronaviridae.

In fact, for Justin Bieber to develop Ramsay Hunt syndrome, he must have had a chickenpox infection in the past.

Even after a chickenpox infection resolves, the virus remains dormant in our nervous system. The dormant virus can reactivate later in life in about ⅓ of cases, causing shingles (herpes zoster).

Fact #4 : Chickenpox Vaccine Prevents Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

Shingles and Ramsay Hunt Syndrome are caused by the dormant varicella-zoster virus (VZV). They are prevented by the chickenpox vaccine.

By vaccinating children against chickenpox, you are also protecting them from shingles and Ramsay Hunt Syndrome in the future.

Fact #5 : Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Was Not Caused By Vaccination

Anti-vaccination activists are pointing to a BMJ report from Hong Kong called “Ramsay Hunt syndrome following COVID-19 vaccination” as “evidence” that Bieber’s condition was caused by his COVID-19 vaccination.

There are a few problems with that claim :

  • No one knows if Justin Bieber was even vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • He was assumed to be vaccinated, because his concerts in February 2022 required people to be vaccinated.
  • The Hong Kong report detailed a single case of Ramsay Hunt syndrome in someone who was vaccinated. It was not a study that confirmed that COVID-19 vaccines cause the Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
  • The man in the report developed Ramsay Hunt syndrome two days after getting vaccinated.
  • If Justin Bieber was vaccinated, he would have been vaccinated last year, not recently.
  • Ramsay Hunt syndrome cannot occur without a prior chickenpox infection.
  • The Hong Kong authors postulated that after being vaccinated, the immune system’s ability to suppress the varicella zoster virus may have been temporarily dampened by the switch to producing immune cells that target the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

So let me state this clearly – Ramsay Hunt Syndrome cannot be caused by the COVID-19 vaccine, because it’s caused by a virus. See Fact #3.

Even if that stressful event was the vaccination (which include fear of the vaccine), it cannot possibly occur in anyone who was not first infected by the varicella zoster virus.

Fact #6 : Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Can Be Triggered By Stress / Infection

Like shingles, Ramsay Hunt Syndrome (RHS) can be triggered by stress. Could the stress of preparing to perform have triggered Justin Bieber’s condition?

Why not? After all, RHS  naturally occurs in about 5 in 100,000 people per year. That’s approximately 400,000 cases per year globally.

RHS could have also been triggered by any infection, or medication that may suppress the immune system. Even a COVID-19 infection can potentially trigger RHS, but note that I’m not saying he got COVID-19. We also don’t know if he was on any medication.

Unless Justin happened to receive another booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine days before he developed RHS, it would be wrong to blame his condition on the vaccine.

Fact #6 : Hailey Bieber’s Mini Stroke Was Caused By Hole In Heart

Justin Bieber’s wife, Hailey Bieber, had a mini stroke (technically a transient ischaemic attack or TIA) in March 2022.

The TIA was found to be caused by a blood clot which passed through a large hole in her heart, called patent foramen ovale (PFO), and travelled to her brain.

A transcranial doppler ultrasound showed that she had a grade 5 PFO – the highest grade of right-left shunt in PFO, allowing a large clot to pass to the brain. She underwent a procedure to close the PFO.

Neither her mini stroke nor the hole in the heart were caused by the COVID-19 vaccine.

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2022 Samsung Neo QLED 8K TV + Soundbar Showcase!

Samsung just launched their 2022 Neo QLED 8K televisions, with a new 2022 Ultra Slim Soundbar to complement them!

Take a look at both of them in our video showcase!

 

2022 Samsung Neo QLED 8K TV + Soundbar Showcase!

We were given the opportunity to view Samsung’s new 2022 Neo QLED 8K televisions, as well as the new 2022 Ultra Slim Soundbar that complements them.

The 2022 Samsung Neo QLED 8K televisions come in a variety of sizes, from 55 inches all the way to 85 inches. Take a look!

Every model is built around a new Neural Quantum Processor 8K, which has 20 independent neural AI networks, each analysing the content’s characteristics to deliver the best picture quality, regardless of the source.

It also powers a new feature called Real Depth Enhancer. Real Depth Enhancer scans each frame, and maximises the object’s contrast with the background.

The new processor also uses Shape Adaptive Light Control technology to create precise lighting and pure blacks using Samsung’s best Quantum mini LED display panel.

In fact, the 2022 Neo QLED 8K televisions are the world’s first Pantone-validated displays, which mean they will authentically reproduce more than 2000 colours, as well as 110 new skin tone shades.

These new models also use AI technology to automatically adjust the brightness and colour temperature of the display to match the room’s lighting condition.

The 2022 Neo QLED 8K televisions boast Samsung’s new Smart Hub user interface, powered by Tizen. They are also designed to provide the ultimate gaming experience through features like :

  • four HDMI 2.1 ports
  • Motion Xcelerator Turbo Pro 4K 144 Hz gaming
  • Super Ultrawite GameView, and
  • Game Bar

These televisions are also more eco-friendly, featuring eco-packaging and a more efficient SolarCell Remote that is completely battery-free, and can recharge through 2.4 GHz radio frequency harvesting – drawing power from your WiFi router’s signals!

The Neural Quantum Processor 8K also uses artificial intelligence to create a truly immersive soundscape by analysing the picture in real time, to deliver positional audio cues through the Adaptive Sound technology.

The flagship QN900B model even features a 90 watt 6.2.4 channel audio system, featuring Dolby Atmos with Object Tracking Sound Pro.

Finally, Samsung added Wireless Dolby Atmos to these models, ensuring that you can connect them to the new 2022 Ultra Slim Soundbar without using a HDMI cable!

The new Ultra Slim Soundbar delivers true 3.1.2 sound with two up-firing channels, and is now much thinner and smaller.

 

2022 Samsung Neo QLED 8K TV : Price + Models

The 2022 Samsung Neo QLED 8K televisions are available in a variety of sizes, at these price points :

  • 85″ Neo QLED 8K QN900B : RM49,999 (about US$11,385)
  • 75″ Neo QLED 8K QN900B : RM34,999 (about US$7,969)
  • 65″ Neo QLED 8K QN900B : RM23,999 (about US$5,465)
  • 85″ Neo QLED 8K QN800B : RM33,999 (about US$7,742)
  • 75″ Neo QLED 8K QN800B : RM24,999 (about US$5,693)
  • 65″ Neo QLED 8K QN800B : RM18,999 (about US$4,326)
  • 55″ Neo QLED 8K QN800B : RM12,499 (about US$2,846)

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Did Indian Singer KK Die From Vaccine Heart Attack?!

Did famous Indian singer KK die from a heart attack caused by the COVID-19 vaccine?!

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

 

Claim : Indian Singer KK Died From Vaccine Heart Attack!

Within hours of news breaking that famous Indian playback singer KK (Krishnakumar Kunnath) died after performing at a concert, people started claiming that he died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

Krishnakumar Kunnath cause of death: Bollywood singer dies in Kolkata after ‘feeling unwell’
And another one down, another Vaccine Death. Number 58 so far. Unexpected and Sudden Deaths.
NOT Normal like the MSM and Govt are saying. Wake up.

I’m not that knowledgeable of #Bollywood or #Indian #singers,but #KK is another victim of this increasing number of sudden deaths-particularly of people in their early 50s. Was KK’s death related to #COVID19 #vaccines? #COVID19Vaccine #VaccineSideEffects.
JUST IN: Indian singer KK dies, was performing on stage in Kolkata, India. Vaccines continue to kill people.

#kk, #PuneethRajkumar, #siddharthshukla, #amitmistry, #RajKaushal and so many other young men..collapsing randomly.. plus the 1000's of athletes who've died of cardiac arrest in the last 2 years. Blame everything including #Putin. #vaccine?
No,it must be that nasty #climatechange

Wake up friends. Say NO to this forced Covid jabs!

Be extra careful about its side effects. See how vaccines are killing innocents

Death of #KK is such devastating news guys. How long before people understand that its nothing just a weapon and WHO is part of it buddies!

 

No Evidence KK Died From COVID-19 Vaccine!

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

So it's no surprise that they would immediately claim that KK (Krishnakumar Kunnath) died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

Here are the reasons why these claims are FAKE NEWS...

Fact #1 : KK Died Hours After Performing At Concert

On 31 May 2022, KK performed at a concert at the Nazrul Mancha auditorium, in South Kolkata, India.

After the show, he complained of feeling extremely cold, and returned to this hotel, where he was mobbed by fans who asked to take photos.

After obliging some of them, he refused the others and headed upstairs, where he reportedly stumbled and fell to the floor.

Attempts were made to revive him, but when they failed, he was rushed to the hospital, but the doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.

Fact #2 : Concert Was Overcrowded

KK was reportedly sweating profusely during the concert, although it is unknown if he was unwell at the time.

Many concertgoers complained that the air-conditioning was not working, and the heat was oppressive and there was a lack of ventilation.

This was likely due to overcrowding at the auditorium, which was confirmed by staff at the Nazrul Manch auditorium where KK last performed :

Our seat capacity was 2,482 but the crowd was more than double the capacity. The crowd broke the gate.

Fact #3 : KK's Cause Of Death Was Cardiac Arrest

At this moment, there is no official cause of death. However, the preliminary findings of his post-mortem indicated that he died from a heart attack.

The Kolkata Police registered a case of unnatural death to investigate the cause of his death, and understand the circumstances that led to his demise.

We have started an investigation into singer KK’s death and a case of unnatural death has been registered with the New Market Police Station. We are talking to the hotel authorities and scrutinising CCTV footage to understand what had happened before he was taken to the hospital.

Doctors at the Kolkata hospital where KK was taken to, said that they suspected "cardiac arrest" was the cause of his death.

However, a post mortem examination was conducted to ascertain his exact cause of death, and the final report will be available after 72 hours.

The autopsy report will throw light on the exact cause of death. We are waiting for it.

At no point in time or circumstance did any doctor, police officer or any member of KK's team or family suggest that his death was caused by the COVID-19 vaccine.

The police have also said that there as no foul play behind KK's death, and told the news agency PTI that the initial report shows that he died from a heart attack (myocardial infarction).

The initial report suggested that the singer died because of myocardial infarction. There was no foul play behind his death. Clinical examination also found that the singer was having prolonged cardiac issues.

The doctor who performed the autopsy also told PTI that he appeared to have a long-standing heart disease :

The vocalist had 80 per cent blockage in the left main coronary artery and small blockages in various other arteries and sub-arteries. None of the blockades was 100 per cent…During Tuesday’s performance, the singer was walking around and at times dancing with the crowd which created excessive excitement that caused a stoppage of blood flow leading to cardiac arrest.

Fact #4 : KK's Vaccination Status Is Unknown

Currently, it is unknown if KK was vaccinated or not, against COVID-19. There is no COVID-19 vaccination mandate in India.

That said, India has a high vaccination rate with 81% of the eligible population fully-vaccinated, as of 25 May 2022.

So it is highly likely that KK was vaccinated, but we do not know that for sure.

Fact #5 : Most Indians Received Covishield

The vast majority (over 80%) of Indian citizens received the Covishield vaccine, which is a locally-produced AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

If KK was vaccinated, it is highly likely he received the Covishield / AstraZeneca vaccine. But again - this has yet to be confirmed.

Fact #6 : COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Cause Heart Attack

Irrespective of which COVID-19 vaccine he received, it is important to note that no COVID-19 vaccine causes heart attacks.

The Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines cause cause myocarditis / pericarditis, but they are generally mild in nature and affect adolescents and young adults.

KK was 53 years old when he died. Even if took the mRNA vaccines, they would have posed no risk at his 50+ age group.

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
65+ 0.61 1.05

Fact #7 : COVID-19 Vaccines Cannot Prevent Heart Attacks

It is also important to point out that COVID-19 vaccines are only designed to help our body fight off severe disease, and prevent death from COVID-19.

They will not prevent other causes of death, like heart attacks or cancer or stroke.

Fact #8 : VITT Risk Low For Males In 50+ Age Group

In rare cases, Covishield / AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can cause a special type of side effect cause Vaccine-induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT), also known as Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS).

People affected by VITT or TTS will develop blood clots in the large veins of the brain / abdomen / lungs, together with low platelet counts.

This unique and rare side effect is seen mostly in women younger than 50 years old, and is exceedingly rare in males older than 50 years old - like KK.

Fact #9 : VITT Has Different Symptoms Than Heart Attack

VITT / TTS also presents with different symptoms than a heart attack, like a severe headache, blurred vision, speech difficulties, drowsiness, seizures, nausea and vomiting, leg pain, easy bleeding, etc.

From what has been reported on KK during and after his concert, up to the point he collapsed in his hotel, it does not appear that he was suffering from VITT / TTS.

In any case, KK's autopsy will be able to definitely confirm if he had VITT / TTS, or a heart attack.

Read more : AstraZeneca Vaccine Blood Clot Risk : How Dangerous Is It?
Read more : AstraZeneca Vaccine Blood Clots : What To Look For?

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 were not only safe, they were effective in protecting people from getting hospitalised or dying from COVID-19.

Fact #11 : Vaccine Side Effects Generally Last Only A Few Days

COVID-19 vaccine side effects are generally mild, and last only a few days.

In rare cases, the recipient may suffer from blood clots (AstraZeneca) or myocarditis (Pfizer), but they develop within days of receiving the vaccine, not months later.

If KK received the COVID-19 vaccine, he would have received all his doses last year. It is quite impossible for KK's death to be related to any COVID-19 vaccine he may have received many months earlier.

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

Fact #12 : 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.

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

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Fact Check : Did Ray Liotta Die From COVID-19 Vaccine?!

Did actor Ray Liotta die from a heart attack caused by the COVID-19 vaccine?!

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

 

Claim : Ray Liotta Died From COVID-19 Vaccine!

Within hours of news breaking that veteran actor Ray Liotta passed away, people started claiming that he died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

Ray Liotta has passed away at the age of 67 in his sleep… from sudden death syndrome caused by vaccine effects on his heart?

#rayliotta #LongCovid #COVID19 #VaccineSideEffects

Still no official cause of death for Ray Liotta. Apparently a heart attack in his sleep. Hey, doesn’t the #Pfizer vaccine cause blood clots?

Now @rayliotta
?! When are we going to start looking at the cause of sudden death of the ridiculously high numbers of #Hollywood elite? #VaccineSideEffects #vaccine #COVID #suddendeath hmmm 🤔

Ummmm he just died in his sleep.... yep i bet he was vaccinated 💉💉💉💉

Another vaccine death..... they will cover up #rayliotta 👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇

When I read about Ray Liotta’s death it made me think of Bob Saget who also died suddenly. Is there a connection that both deaths were vaccine related? The true cause of death will NEVER be disclosed. SAD 😞

 

No Evidence Ray Liotta Died From COVID-19 Vaccine!

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

So it's no surprise that they would immediately claim that Ray Liotta died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

Here are the reasons why these claims are FAKE NEWS...

Fact #1 : Ray Liotta Died In His Sleep

On 26 May 2022, Raymond Allen Liotta died in his sleep at the age of 67, according to his publicist, Jennifer Allen.

Paramedics rushed to his room, but he was already dead when they arrived 12 minutes later.

Fact #2 : Ray Liotta's Cause Of Death Was Not Vaccine!

Ray's body was transferred to the National Forensic Institute of Santo Domingo for an autopsy, with a toxicology report expected later next week.

Authorities said that there were no signs of foul play, or anything suspicious about his death.

But his publicist, Jennifer Allen, confirmed on or around June 9, 2022, that the claims that Liotta died from the COVID-19 vaccine are "100% not true". She also stated that :

The family has not released the cause of death yet, but I do know the cause, and (it) has nothing to do with COVID or the vaccine.

Short of a public announcement by his family, that's as good as it gets - confirmation from his own publicist!

Fact #3 : Ray Liotta Was Shooting A Movie

Liotta died in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting a movie called "Dangerous Waters".

By all accounts, he was healthy and well. There was no evidence he was suffering from any side effects of COVID-19, or any vaccination he may have received.

Read more : Ray Liotta's Cause Of Death Not COVID-19 Or Vaccine!

Casas del VXI Hotel in Santo Domingo, where Ray Liotta stayed while filming 'Dangerous Waters' in the Dominican Republic

Fact #4 : His Fiancée Was With Him When He Died

Ray got engaged to former hairstylist, Jacy Nittolo, in December 2020, and she was with him when he died.

In fact, Jacy was the one who called 911 at around 6 AM on that Thursday morning.

This was confirmed by a spokesperson for the Dominican Republic's General Direction of Cinema :

We understand that he was accompanied by his [fiancée] and that the [fiancée] asks that you please respect her grief.

Fact #5 : His Fiancée Did Not Say He Died From Vaccine

His fiancée who was by his side when he died, did not claim that he died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

When she spoke of the tragedy in her Instagram post, she only mentioned the life they shared together :

My life these past couple of years have been nothing but truly magical.
Ray and I share a deep love that I will cherish in my heart forever.
We laughed daily and we were inseparable.
The chemistry was wild in the best way.
He was everything in the world to me and we couldn’t get enough of each other.
The kind of real love that one dreams of.

He was the most beautiful person inside and out that I’ve ever known…and even that is an understatement.

Read more : Did Bruce Willis Get Aphasia From COVID-19 Vaccine?!

Fact #6 : His COVID-19 Vaccination Status Is Unknown

Claims that Ray Liotta died from side effects of the Pfizer vaccine are not based on any evidence.

In fact, we don't even know if he was vaccinated against COVID-19, much less what vaccine he received!

The Dominican Republic no longer required travellers to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination on arrival, since 23 April 2022.

The government also suspended all COVID-19 restrictions since 16 February 2022, after "100% of the tourism sector personnel... have been vaccinated with two doses, and are in the process of being vaccinated with a third dose of the vaccine against COVID-19".

Fact #7 : Ray Liotta Looked Healthy Days Earlier

A woman called Alba spotted Ray walking with his handlers at the BlueMall in Santo Domingo several days before he died, and asked to meet him.

Ray not only embraced her, he agreed to take a selfie with her. He looked happy and healthy in the selfie that Alba shared.

If he was sick from COVID-19 vaccine side effects, he wouldn't even be taking a stroll through a mall, never mind filming in a foreign country!

Fact #8 : 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 were not only safe, they were effective in protecting people from getting hospitalised or dying from COVID-19.

Fact #9 : Vaccine Side Effects Generally Last Only A Few Days

COVID-19 vaccine side effects are generally mild, and last only a few days.

In rare cases, the recipient may suffer from blood clots (AstraZeneca) or myocarditis (Pfizer), but they develop within days of receiving the vaccine, not months later.

If Ray received the COVID-19 vaccine, he would have received all his doses last year. It is quite impossible for Ray's death to be related to any COVID-19 vaccine he may have received months earlier.

Read more : Did Pfizer Vaccine Documents Reveal 1,291 Side Effects?!

Fact #10 : Post-Vaccination Myocarditis Not A Risk For 50+

Claims that Ray Liotta died from a heart condition brought on by the Pfizer vaccine are based on the fact that the mRNA vaccine can cause myocarditis in some recipients.

Those claims are nonsensical, because the post-vaccination myocarditis happens within days of receiving the mRNA vaccine, not months later.

In addition, the risk of developing post-vaccination myocarditis is practically non-existent for his age group - Ray was 65 years old when the Pfizer vaccine was first approved, and 67 years old when he died.

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

It clearly shows that even if Ray was indeed vaccinated against COVID-19 using the Pfizer mRNA vaccine, there was no risk of getting vaccine-induced myocarditis.

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
65+ 0.61 1.05

Fact #11 : 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.

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

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Eurovision: Did Polish Presenter Give Nazi Salute To Ukraine?!

Did Polish presenter Ida Nowakowska give a Nazi salute to Ukraine at Eurovision 2022?!

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

 

Claim : Polish Presenter Gave Nazi Salute To Ukraine @ Eurovision!

People are sharing a video clip or screenshots that appears to show Polish presenter Ida Nowakowska giving a Nazi salute after announcing that Ukraine won 12 points from Poland!

The video clip is being shared on Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram with messages like this :

🇵🇱Poland’s representative at Eurovision made a Nazi gesture and shouted the Nazi salute at the end of his political speech

Ukraine wins Eurovision then they throw a Sig Heil Nazi salute on global television
Yes this really happened. I keep telling you all UKRAINE HAS A HUGE NAZI PROBLEM
Last year over 100,000 soccer (football) fans in Kiev did the Sig Heil and waved Nazi flags
Keep being brainwashed

Read more : Did Kalush Orchestra Give Nazi Salute At Eurovision 2022?!

 

Truth : Polish Presenter Did NOT Give Nazi Salute To Ukraine @ Eurovision!

The truth is – this is yet more FAKE NEWS created by Russia or pro-Russia netizens, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Invasion Of Poland Started World War 2

First, let me point out that it was the invasion of Poland by both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union on 1 September 1939 that started World War 2.

Approximately 6 million Polish citizens – over 20% of its population – died during the occupation by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, including 3 million Jews.

So it would be ridiculous for a Polish presenter to give a Nazi salute.

If she really did so, you can be assured that it would have been extensively covered in the world’s media.

You won’t see anyone mention this because it never happened.

Fact #2 : Ida Nowakowska Was Giving A Victory Sign

The screenshots that appear to show Ida Nowakowska giving the Nazi Seig Heil salute were intentionally chosen to mislead you.

If you watch the video clip, you will see that she was really giving a victory sign, while saying, Slava Ukraini!

This is no different from what countless people do when celebrating a victory, like Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Conclusion – Nowakowska was giving a victory salute to Ukraine, not a Nazi salute.

Fact #3 : There Are Neo-Nazis All Over The World

The truth is – many countries have neo-Nazis. That includes Ukraine. However, what is untrue are the claims that Ukraine is full of Nazis. Very few people in Ukraine are Nazis, or neo-Nazis.

It is true that some Ukrainian football fans unfurled a Nazi flag and did the Sieg Heil salute in Kiev during Euro 2012. However, they were a small but highly-visible minority.

Ukraine has a neo-Nazi political party called Svoboda, but it only garnered 2.15% of the popular vote in the 2019 election results.

Even the neo-Nazi Azov battalion was small, even after it was absorbed into the Ukrainian National Guard and expanded into a regiment. Only 10% to 20% of its members identify themselves as Nazis.

Not even Russia, which suffered greatly in World War 2, is spared from neo-Nazi influence. On 12 April 2022, Artem Severiukhin – a 15-year old Russian karting champion gave a Nazi salute at the European Championship in Portugal.

Many pro-Russian and pro-CCP netizens are sharing the video and false claim on WhatsApp, Telegram, Twitter and Facebook.

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Did Kalush Orchestra Give Nazi Salute At Eurovision 2022?!

Did the Ukrainian rap group Kalush Orchestra give a Nazi salute after winning Eurovision 2022?!

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

 

Claim : Kalush Orchestra Gave Nazi Salute At Eurovision 2022!

People are sharing a video clip that purportedly shows Kalush Orchestra rapper Oleg Psiuk giving a Nazi salute after winning Eurovision 2022!

The video clip shows a 3-second segment of Kalush Orchestra founder Oleg Psiuk holding up his hand as he left the stage, with such comments :

#Eurovision winner, Kalush Orchestra, was caught on camera doing what appears to be the Nazi salute.

#ESC2022 #Eurovision2022

Apparently one of the members of the 🇺🇦 Music Group Kalush Orchestra did make a Nazi salute as they left the stage at the Eurovision 2022.

🇺🇦 #KalushOrchestra #Stefania

Read more : Eurovision: Did Polish Presenter Give Nazi Salute To Ukraine?!

 

Truth : Kalush Orchestra Did NOT Give Nazi Salute At Eurovision 2022!

The truth is – this is yet more FAKE NEWS created by Russia or pro-Russia netizens, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Vast Majority Of Ukrainians Are Not Nazis

First, let me address the Russian disinformation campaign that attempts to paint Ukraine as a country of Nazis.

Ukraine was one of the countries in the Soviet Union that was invaded and conquered by Nazi Germany when they launched Operation Barbarossa.

It was estimated that about 5.2 million Ukrainian civilians lost their lives in World War 2, some of which were relatives of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Zelenskyy is also Jewish, which makes Russia’s claim even more preposterous – over a million Ukrainian Jews were murdered during the German occupation.

Yes, Ukraine has a neo-Nazi political party called Svoboda, but it only garnered 2.15% of the popular vote in the 2019 election results.

Even the neo-Nazi Azov battalion was small, even after it was absorbed into the Ukrainian National Guard and expanded into a regiment. Only 10% to 20% of its members identify themselves as Nazis.

Ultimately – the vast majority of Ukrainians are not Nazis, despite what Russia claims.

Fact #2 : Oleg Psiuk Was Waving, Not Giving Nazi Salute

While the camera angle appears to show Oleg Psiuk hold up his hand, he was not giving a Nazi salute.

A video from a different angle showed that his arm was bent at the elbow, and his fingers were splayed out.

Conclusion – Psiuk was waving to the crowd, not giving a Nazi salute.

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Did Rapper Lil Keed Die From Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine?!

Did rapper Lil Keed just die from complications of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine?!

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

Updated @ 2022-05-15 : Added Lil Gotit’s description of Lil Keed’s last moments.
Originally posted @ 2022-05-14

 

Claim : Rapper Lil Keed Died From Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine!

Within hours of the news breaking that Atlanta rapper Lil Keed died, Jason Pires from Vancouver Times posted a story that claims he died from the Pfizer vaccine!

Rapper Lil Keed died from liver failure after taking the experimental Covid-19 vaccine, according to the doctors that treated him. Lil Keed originally objected to the vaccine, but his brother put pressure on him, and he accepted.

The rapper, from Atlanta, whose real name is Raqhid Render, had worked with numerous high profile artists over the years. Lil Keed was only 24 when he passed away.

His brother, Lil Gotit, confirmed the story with reporters at the Vancouver Times. His family plans on filing a lawsuit against Pfizer for wrongful death.

 

Truth : No Evidence Lil Keed Died From Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine!

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 appears to be a copy of the infamous Conservative Beaver – 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”. This time, they didn’t even bother to park it under their “Satire” section.

They revealed their true nature in their About Us section, hidden at the very bottom of the page, after a long list of comments.

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.

Earlier, they created and propagated the fake story that Gilbert Gottfried’s wife said that he was killed by the COVID-19 vaccine.

They also created the fake story that Pfizer Vice President Rady Johnson was arrested and charged with multiple counts of vaccine fraud!

Read more : Was Pfizer VP Rady Johnson Arrested For Vaccine Fraud?!

Fact #2 : His Cause Of Death Isn’t Known Yet

Vancouver Times claimed that Lil Keed (real name Raqhid Jevon Render) died from liver failure after taking the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

That’s completely made up, because his cause of death has not been revealed by his family, or his publicist, or any authority.

Fact #3 : His Family Did Not Mention Vaccine Or Pfizer

Lil Keed’s younger brother and girlfriend were the only members of his family to speak about his death (so far).

Neither mentioned that his death was related to the COVID-19 vaccine, or that they plan on filing any lawsuit against Pfizer.

His younger brother, rapper Lil Gotit (real name Semaja Render) was the first to officially announce his death on Instagram :

Can’t believe I seened u die today bro I did all my cries I know what u want me to do and that’s go hard for Mama Daddy Our Brothers Naychur and Whiteboy #ImaHoldthisShitDown

Lil Gotit mentioned twice that he saw his brother die, but did not mention how he died. In his follow-up video (posted on Instagram by @theneighborhoodtalk), Lil Gotit said :

I watched my brother die… We rushed to the hospital, I looked in the man’s eyes like, ‘Damn, my brother gone. I told him I love him.”

Shit… It’s all like that now. Man, my brother with me, man, I’m good!

I took him to the hospital, n***a, I did it. You wouldn’t believe that my brother right now, he in the sky.

Quana Bandz, Lil Keed’s girlfriend and the mother of their 3-year old daughter, Naychur, also posted about his death on Instagram :

I love you sooooo much baby 🥺 what I’m post to do with out you😤I can’t breathe right sleep right nothing I don’t even wanna talk to nobody Keed I can’t take this why you leave US bru. What am I supposed to tell Naychur? What am I gone tell our new baby ? Keed I just told you the other day if you left me with these two kids I was gone loose my mind 🥺 my Mind is lost baby. You told me everything I’m sooooo sorry I didn’t fly to LA I know I could’ve saved you baby

Her post goes on for much longer, but not once did she ever mention that his death was related to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #4 : He Was Scheduled To Perform On May 14, 2022

Lil Keed was scheduled to perform at Until Next Time Daze, in the Blue Music Fest in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

If he was really suffering from liver failure, he would have been laid up in the hospital, not getting ready to perform!

Fact #5 : Lil Keen’s Vaccination Status Is Unknown

Lil Keed has never mentioned anything about the COVID-19 vaccine, or his vaccination status.

The claim that he objected to the vaccine is unsubstantiated, and was most likely created by Vancouver Times.

So is the claim that his brother – Lil Gotit – pressured him to get the vaccine. There is simply no evidence Lil Gotit forced his brother to get vaccinated.

Fact #6 : Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Is Not Experimental

The COVID-19 vaccines are only experimental whilst they are under development, or undergoing clinical trials.

They are no longer experimental once they successfully clear their clinical trials, and receive either an emergency use authorisation or full approval from a health authority like the US FDA or EMA.

The Pfizer vaccine received its full FDA approval on 23 August 2021, so this claim is completely bogus.

You should also know that no experimental vaccine can ever be administered to the public.

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

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Did Gilbert Gottfried Die From COVID-19 Vaccine?!

Did iconic comedian Gilbert Gottfried die from the COVID-19, according to his wife?!

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Claim : Gilbert Gottfried Died From COVID-19 Vaccine!

Mere hours after news broke that iconic comedian Gilbert Gottfried passed away, people started claiming that he died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

One blog even claimed that Gottfried’s wife said that he died from “a long illness” caused by the COVID-19 vaccine!

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried died at the age of 67 after suffering “a long illness” caused by the Covid-19 vaccine, according to his wife.

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

Gilbert Gottfried dead at 67: Comedy legend voiced Iago in Aladdin. So he Suffered a Long Illness but “Died Suddenly”. Chalk that up as another Vaccine Death. That’s been the single most consistent and noticeable outcome of taking the Vaccine. Sudden Death.

Gilbert Gottfried passed away from the covid vaccine side effect of a heart attack.

 

Truth : Gilbert Gottfried Did NOT Die From COVID-19 Vaccine!

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

So it’s no surprise that they would immediately claim that Gilbert Gottfried died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

Here are the reasons why these claims are FAKE NEWS

Fact #1 : His Wife Never Said Gottfried Died From Vaccine

Jason Pires of Vancouver Times made up the story that Gottfried’s wife said that he died from “a long illness” caused by the Covid-19 vaccine.

Gottfried’s wife never said his death was caused by the COVID-19 vaccine. This was what the Gottfried family actually announced :

We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness. In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children.

Although today is a sad day for all of us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert’s honor.

Love, the Gottfried family

Read more : Did Bruce Willis Get Aphasia From COVID-19 Vaccine?!

Fact #2 : Gottfried Had Type II Myotonic Dystrophy

Gottfried had Type II myotonic dystrophy, according to his longtime friend and publicist, Glenn Schwartz.

This is a rare genetic disease that is caused by a mutation of the CNBP gene. In other words, he was born with this disease. The COVID-19 vaccine did not give him this disease.

There is no treatment or cure for myotonic dystrophy, and both types have an increased risk for irregular heart rhythms. The COVID-19 vaccine did not introduce this pre-existing risk.

Fact #3 : Gottfried Died From Ventricular Tachycardia

According to his publicist, Gottfried died from recurrent ventricular tachycardia due to myotonic dystrophy type 2.

Ventricular tachycardia or V-tach (also VT) is where the irregular electrical signals in the heart ventricles (lower chambers) causes the heart to beat too fast.

A normal human heart beats about 60 to 100 times a minute at rest, but V-tach often causes the heart to beat faster than 120 beats per minute.

The rapid beating of the heart reduces blood flow, by preventing the chambers from properly filling up. If V-tach is sustained for more than a few seconds, the victim may lose consciousness and even die.

V-tach can also cause sudden cardiac arrest – where the heart stops beating completely.

Fact #4 : Gottfried Had Ventricular Tachycardia For Years

Gottfried had been dealing with ventricular tachycardia for years.

In March 2020 (before the vaccines were developed), NBC Montana reported that he cancelled a show in Butte, because his age and heart condition put him at high risk for COVID-19. So his doctors didn’t want him to fly.

Read more : Did Taylor Hawkins Die From Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis?!

Credit : Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Fact #5 : Singaporean V-Tach Case Was Due To Myocarditis

Anti-vaccination activists have jumped onto a Singaporean case report, which details a man who developed ventricular tachycardia after vaccinating with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

If you read the full case report, you will notice that those antivaxxers “forgot” to tell you that :

  • the patient was 26 years old – well within the risk group for post-vaccination myocarditis
  • the ventricular tachycardia was due to previously undiagnosed post-vaccination myocarditis
  • this was the first known case of post-vaccination myocarditis that presented with ventricular tachycardia
  • his symptoms occurred 16 days after his second dose of the Pfizer vaccine

In other words – ventricular tachycardia is not a common presentation of post-vaccination myocarditis.

Also, his undiagnosed myocarditis worsened and he developed ventricular tachycardia about 2 weeks after vaccination. Gottfried had his booster dose at least 5 months prior to his death, if not earlier.

Fact #6 : Post-Vaccination Myocarditis Not A Risk For 50+

There is no evidence that Gottfried developed post-vaccination myocarditis. In fact, the evidence suggests otherwise.

First of all, Gottfried revealed that he was fully-vaccinated and boosted during his November 2021 interview on the Joe Rogan Experience. Post-vaccination myocarditis occurs within days of vaccination, not 5 months later.

Second – Gottfried was 67 years old when he died, and the risk is practically non-existent in his age group.

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
65+ 0.61 1.05

Fact #7 : Bob Saget + Louie Anderson Did Not Die From Vaccine

On 21 January 2022, Gilbert Gottfried posted a picture of Bob Saget taking a selfie with him and Louie Anderson, both of whom passed away that month.

People have been sharing that as “evidence” that Gottfried died from the COVID-19 vaccines, just like Saget and Anderson. They are counting on you not to know the truth about how both celebrities died.

The truth is – Bob Saget and Louie Anderson did not die from their COVID-19 vaccination. You can read more in our fact check articles :

Not only does that disprove their “evidence”, both examples demonstrate the lengths to which anti-vaccination activists are willing to lie, and abuse the memories of dead celebrities, to further their agenda.

Don’t risk your life, or your family’s lives, on the bad science and misinformation promoted by anti-vaccination activists.

Protect yourself and your family, by vaccinating against COVID-19!

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