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Loretta Lynn Did Not Die From Vaccine SADS!

Why Loretta Lynn Did Not Die From Vaccine SADS!

Find out why trailblazing country star Loretta Lynn did not die from vaccine-induced sudden adult death syndrome!

 

Claim : Loretta Lynn Died From COVID-19 Vaccine SADS!

Right after news broke that Loretta Lynn is dead, anti-vaccination activists started claiming that the trailblazing country star died from vaccine-induced Sudden Adult Death Syndrome!

Here is a selection of social media posts accompanying links or articles on her death:

#VACCINEDEATHS #CLOTSHOT #VACCINEVICTIM #SADS #VACCINEVICTIMS #VACCINESIDEEFFECTS
🚨🚨Loretta Lynn, country music singer DIES in SLEEP 👺👺CAUSE UNKNOWN 😈😈 Oct 4, 2022
Another VICTIM of VIDS = VACCINE INDUCED DEATH SYNDROME 💔💔💉💉💔💔

the latest installment of Loretta Lynn‘s COVID vaccine success story just dropped

Loretta Lynn, coal miner’s daughter and country queen, dies | AP News
She joins many that have died in the last 2 years after the 💉

Recommended : Coolio : Vaccine SADS Not Likely Cause Of Death!

 

Truth : Loretta Lynn Did Not Die From Vaccine SADS!

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

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

Fact #1 : Loretta Lynn Died From Natural Causes

Loretta Lynn passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, October 4, 2022 at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

Lynn’s family announced this in a statement on Twitter. She was 90 years old when she died.

Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home in her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills.

– The family of Loretta Lynn.

Loretta Lynn’s representative also said that she “died from natural causes“, and that she was “surrounded by family when she died“.

Fact #2 : Loretta Lynn Had Stroke + Fracture A Few Years Earlier

Loretta Lynn suffered a stroke five years ago in May 2017, a month after she celebrated her 85th birthday.

The stroke affected her hearing and sense of timing, but physical therapy helped her recover enough to continue practicing with her band.

Unfortunately, she suffered a severe fall at home seven months later – in January 2018, and fractured her hip. She gave up touring after that.

Despite her stroke and fracture, Loretta Lynn was remarkably healthy and active for a nonagenarian. She ended up recording and releasing her final album “Still Woman Enough” with fellow country greats Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood in 2021.

Recommended : Did Vaccine Injury Force Justin Bieber To Cancel Tour?!

Fact #3 : Loretta Lynn Was Vaccinated In Early 2021

As a nonagenarian and former stroke patient, Loretta Lynn was extremely vulnerable to severe COVID-19.

So it was no surprise that she got vaccinated against COVID-19 on January 17, 2021. In her Instagram post, she spoke about how she was relieved to get protected against COVID-19.

Well, I bundled up and Peggy Jean and I rolled out of Hurricane Mills so I could get this vaccine. I’m sure glad to get it and am sure ready to put Covid in the rear view mirror! And I enjoyed the mom daughter time, too! #winning #sickofcovid #stayhealthy #besafe #getyours

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

Loretta Lynn received her first dose in January 2021, and would have received all of her doses including any booster doses more than 6 months ago.

She 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.

Recommended : Did DJ Jamie Roy Die From Vaccine SADS?!

Fact #5 : COVID-19 Vaccines Do NOT Cause SADS

Coolio could have died from SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome), but there is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause SADS.

In fact, this is a rather ludicrous claim 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.

Note : There is no 2021 data until sometime in December 2022. The 2020 data was only released on 22 December 2021.

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

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.

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

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!

Fact #8 : Claims Of Celebrities Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

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

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

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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Coolio : Vaccine SADS Not Likely Cause Of Death!

Did Grammy-winning rapper Coolio die from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome caused by the COVID-19 vaccine?!

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

Updated @ 2022-10-05 : Added details of his asthma, and cremation.
Updated @ 2022-10-03 : Added the latest news on Coolio’s autopsy report.

Originally posted @ 2022-09-29

 

Claim : Coolio Died From COVID-19 Vaccine SADS!

Right after news broke that Coolio died suddenly, people started claiming that the Grammy award-winning rapper died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome caused by the COVID-19 vaccine!

Here is a selection of social media posts accompanying links or articles on his death:

Boy said Coolio was required to get vaccinated a few weeks ago or would get dropped from show. RIP Fucked up yo #COOLIO #VaccineDeaths #vaccine

Another sudden cardiac arrest death for someone who just so happened to have a certain medical procedure performed in the last year. #ClotShot #Coolio #Vaccine

Coolio Dead at 59 #SmartNews -Probably not a cardiac arrest- more likely a side effect from the poisonous vaccine!

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Coolio : Why Vaccine SADS Is Unlikely Cause Of Death!

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

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

Fact #1 : Coolio Is Suspected To Have Died From Cardiac Arrest

First, let’s establish what we know so far about Coolio’s death, based on what his longtime manager, Jarez Posey, revealed.

On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 59 year-old Coolio (whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr.) was visiting a friend in Los Angeles when he excused himself to use the bathroom.

When he didn’t return after a while, this friend tried calling him, but when there was no response, went in and found Coolio laying on the floor at around 4 PM.

His friend called EMTs, who arrived and found no sign of life. They tried to resuscitate him for 45 minutes, but failed and pronounced him dead on the scene.

According to Posey, the paramedics suspected cardiac arrest as Coolio’s cause of death.

Fact #2 : Coolio Suffered From Asthma

While many people pointed out that Coolio was healthy and well just days before dying, he had a lifelong struggle with asthma. In fact, he carries an inhaler with him to help tackle his asthma attacks.

This may have been a factor in his death, as people with asthma have 50% higher risk of suffering atrial fibrillation which causes an irregular heart beat.

Even those who take medication for their asthma are 60% more likely to suffer strokes, heart attacks, and other heart problems.

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Fact #3 : Coolio Was Well Before His Death

Just days before his death, Coolio took photos with fans at the Houston airport and was, by all accounts, happy and in good spirits. He also appeared to healthy and well when he visited his friend just before he died.

His apparent good health tells us that he isn’t suffering from vaccine-induced myocarditis, which would have left him breathless and fatigued, with cardiac symptoms like chest pain, irregular heart beat, etc.

Whatever happened to Coolio in his friend’s bathroom was acute (sudden) in nature, which is why cardiac arrest (possibly precipitated by an asthma attack) is likely the cause of his death.

Fact #4 : An Autopsy Was Performed On Coolio

An autopsy was performed on Coolio by Deputy Medical Examiner Dr. Phan-Tang, and his body had been released to his family. His partner for the last ten years – Mimi Ivey – said that he would be cremated, and there would not be a funeral.

However, the autopsy results and his official cause of death have been deferred, pending additional investigations. Once the results of those tests are in, Dr. Phan-Tang will make a final determination of his cause of death.

The police opened an investigation into his death, but they do not suspect foul play. They said earlier that no drugs or drug paraphernalia were found at the scene, but a toxicology test was carried out to help determine the official cause of death.

The lack of an official cause of death does not mean that Coolio died from COVID-19 vaccine SADS. It simply means that his actual cause of death has yet to be determined, pending additional test results / investigations.

Until the official cause of death is determined and announced, anyone who tells you that Coolio died from this or that cause is lying.

Fact #5 : Coolio Was Possibly Vaccinated

It is currently unknown if Coolio was vaccinated against COVID-19, because the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United States, despite what anti-vaccination activists may claim.

However, I believe he was likely vaccinated because he did a live show in Australia on March 7, 2022. At that time, Australia required travellers to be fully-vaccinated.

That said, Australia allows exemptions for medical reasons or if the person had COVID-19 in the previous 4 months, so it isn’t “hard evidence” and we don’t really know for sure.

But currently, it seems more likely than not that Coolio was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, even though there are some evidence that he was anti-vaccination himself.

Fact #6 : Vaccine Side Effects Appear Within Hours / Days

Even if Coolio was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, he obviously received all of his doses before his March concert – many 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.

Recommended : Did DJ Jamie Roy Die From Vaccine SADS?!

Fact #7 : COVID-19 Vaccines Do NOT Cause SADS

Coolio could have died from SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome), but there is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause SADS.

In fact, this is a rather ludicrous claim 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.

Note : There is no 2021 data until sometime in December 2022. The 2020 data was only released on 22 December 2021.

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

Fact #8 : Deaths / Injuries From COVID-19 Vaccines Can Be Proven

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

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

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

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

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

Fact #9 : 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!

Fact #10 : Claims Of Celebrities Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

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

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

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!

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He continues to devote countless hours every day writing about tech, medicine and science, in his pursuit of facts in a post-truth world.

 

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Fergie : Another Victim Of Celebrity Death Hoax!

Find out why Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas went viral on social media, and became the yet another celebrity to get killed by a death hoax!

 

Claim : Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas Is Dead!

Chris Tucker went viral on social media over the weekend, after people started posting that he just died on the way to the hospital.

It apparently started when a Facebook page called R.I.P. Fergie was created on Saturday, October 1, 2022, harvesting almost a million page likes with this viral message:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (October 01, 2022), our beloved singer Fergie passed away. Fergie was born on March 27, 1975 in Hacienda Heights. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.

If that looked familiar, that’s because it was created by the same people who created the R.I.P. Chris Tucker page that went viral a day earlier.

Read more : Chris Tucker Is Latest Celeb Killed In Death Hoax!

 

Truth : Fergie Is Not Dead, She Is Very Much Alive!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS on Facebook that was created to harvest Likes, and here are there reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Announcement By Her Reps

Fergie (whose real name is Stacy Ann Ferguson) is represented by Jonathan Levine at Wasserman Music.

If she died, Jonathan Levine or Wasserman Music would definitely issue a public statement.

Despite claims that they issued a statement on 2 October 2022, there was no such statement.

Fact #2 : No Mention Of Her Death In Mainstream Media

The mainstream media has prepared obituaries for celebrities, and would be amongst the first to break the story.

We are talking about an extremely successful solo artist, and the former lead singer of the Black Eyed Peas. Her death would have been worldwide news!

Yet, not a single newspaper or news network like CNN / BBC, not even celebrity blogs like TMZ, broke the story that Fergie died?

That’s because it never happened – Fergie is very much still alive, and well.

Fact #3 : Fergie Is Often Confused With Other Fergies

This isn’t the first time Fergie, the singer, was claimed to have died in the past. This is partly because there are two other famous people using the same Fergie nickname.

  • Sarah, the Duchess of York (Sarah Margaret Ferguson)
  • Sir Alex Ferguson (Alexander Champman Ferguson), the former manager of the Manchester United football club

Whenever people start referring to the other two Fergies, Fergie – the singer and former member of the Black Eyed Peas – is often confused for them.

For example, football fans started an R.I.P. Fergie to taunt Sir Alex Ferguson in May 2012, but that led people to assume that they were saying that Fergie – the singer of Fergalicious – passed away.

Fact #4 : This Is Just Another Example Of Celebrity Fake News

This is yet another example of fake news created by rumour and fake news blogs to drive traffic and increase page views for ad money. Here are examples of other celebrity fake news that we debunked earlier:

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Chris Tucker Is Latest Celeb Killed In Death Hoax!

Find out why Chris Tucker went viral on social media, and became the latest celebrity to get killed in a death hoax!

 

Claim : Chris Tucker Is Dead / Died On The Way To The Hospital!

Chris Tucker went viral on social media over the weekend, after people started posting that he just died on the way to the hospital.

It apparently started when a Facebook page called R.I.P. Chris Tucker was created on Friday, September 30, 2022, harvesting over a million page likes with this viral message:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (September 30, 2022), our beloved actor Chris Tucker passed away. Chris Tucker was born on August 31, 1972 in Atlanta. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.

In addition, YouTube creators created videos claiming that the 5th Element and Rush Hour star just died on the way to the hospital.

Read more : Fergie Is Another Victim Of Celebrity Death Hoax!

 

Truth : Chris Tucker Is Not Dead, He’s Very Much Alive!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS on Facebook and YouTube that was created to harvest Likes and video views, and here are there reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Announcement By His Agent

Chris Tucker signed with ICM Partners in April 2021, to represent him in all areas. If he died, ICM Partners would definitely issue a public statement.

Despite claims that they issued a statement on 1 October 2022, there was no such statement. Neither did his long-time manager Tracy Kramer issue any statement about his death.

Fact #2 : Jamia Tucker Did Not Mention His Death

If Chris Tucker really died, you would have expected his family members to post about it.

His niece, singer Jamia Tucker, for example shared an audition for THE WIZ, but never mentioned that her uncle died.

Fact #3 : Chris Tucker Is Currently Filming + Touring

Chris Tucker joined the cast of an upcoming movie about Nike’s pursuit of Michael Jordan for his iconic shoe deal sometime in June 2022.

In addition, he is also touring the United States for live stand-up comedy shows :

  • October 8 : Chandler, Arizona
  • October 15 : Valley Center, California
  • November 11 : Robinsonville, Mississippi
  • November 12 : Lake Charles, Louisiana

If he had actually died, the movie production would have to stop, and his live shows would have to be cancelled, with producers for both efforts issuing their own press releases.

Yet neither have happened – production of the Nike movie appears to continue as normal, and there has been no cancellation of any of Chris Tucker’s live shows.

Fact #3 : No Mention In Mainstream Media

The mainstream media has prepared obituaries for celebrities, and would be amongst the first to break the story.

Yet, not a single newspaper or news network like CNN / BBC, not even celebrity blogs like TMZ, broke the story that Chris Tucker died?

That’s because it never happened – Chris Tucker is very much still alive, and well.

Fact #4 : Chris Tucker Death Videos Offer No Evidence

The videos purportedly showing Chris Tucker dead, or bring driven to the hospital, are all fake.

They do not show him dying or dead. They also offer no evidence that he is actually dead.

Their creators just made up the story to generate views, for the ad money.

Fact #5 : This Is Just Another Example Of Celebrity Fake News

This is yet another example of fake news created by rumour and fake news blogs to drive traffic and increase page views for ad money. Here are examples of other celebrity fake news that we debunked earlier:

Don’t 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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And please STOP supporting these fake news websites!

 

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Dr. Adrian Wong has been writing about tech and science since 1997, even publishing a book with Prentice Hall called Breaking Through The BIOS Barrier (ISBN 978-0131455368) while in medical school.

He continues to devote countless hours every day writing about tech, medicine and science, in his pursuit of facts in a post-truth world.

 

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Truth About FDA Import Alert 99-33 On Japanese Food!

Here is what you need to know about the viral claim, and the truth behind the FDA import alert 99-33 on Japanese food!

 

Claim : FDA Issued Import Alert 99-33, Banning Japanese Food!

This message has gone viral on and off over the years, being shared again and again on WhatsApp, and social media. It’s long, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts…

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a notice

A week ago, the US law came into force:
🎯 FDA
Issued Alert No. 99-33, prohibiting the following
🅾️ Japanese food entering the US:
📎 Fresh milk,
📎 Butter,
📎Milk powder,
📎Baby milk powder, and others
📎Dairy products;
📎Vegetables, sweet potatoes, salt, and other products
📎Rice,
📎 Whole wheat;
📎Fish;
📎Meat and poultry;
📎Clams;
📎 sea urchin;
📎Citrus pomelo fruits;
📎 Apples, kiwis and other fruits.

 

The Truth About FDA Import Alert 99-33 On Japanese Food!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created by the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛) to scare people into boycotting Japan and Japanese food, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : FDA Issued Import Alert #99-33 In March 2011

On March 11, 2011, Japan was hit by a massive tsunami triggered by a 9-magnitude earthquake off its Pacific coast. The force of the tsunami greatly damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, contaminating the surrounding area with radioactive material.

The Government of Japan determined that certain food products in affected prefectures were therefore not fit for human consumption, due to the risk of contamination by the radioactive material. They banned those food products from sale within Japan, and for export.

The US FDA responded by issuing Import Alert #99-33 – “Detention Without Physical Examination of Products from Japan due to Radionuclide Contamination.

That part of the viral post is true, but everything else is false.

Fact #2 : FDA Import Alert #99-33 Was Limited To Certain Prefectures

The FDA Import Alert #99-33 did not ban the import of all Japanese food products, as the viral post claimed.

It only targeted Japan’s own restrictions at the prefecture level, using Section 801(a)(2) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act:

FDA-regulated products are subject to refusal and will be refused admission into the United States if the products appear to be forbidden or restricted for sale in the country in which they were produced or from which they were exported.

Fact #3 : FDA Cancelled Import Alert #99-33 In September 2021

On September 21, 2022, the US FDA deactivated (cancelled) Import Alert #99-33. Since then, there has been no ban on any food product from the five affected prefectures of Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima and Ibaraki.

Now, after an extensive analysis of Japan’s robust control measures that include decontamination, monitoring and enforcement; after reviewing the results of 10 years of sampling food products from Japan; and after determining a very low risk to American consumers from radioactive contaminated foods imported from Japan, FDA has decided that the IA is no longer necessary to protect public health and therefore should be deactivated.

Despite this cancellation of the import ban more than a year ago, the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛) continues to spread this fake story on WhatsApp and social media.

Recommended : Did US Send 7000 Insects To Destroy Crops In China?!

Fact #4 : Australia Did Not Stop Issuing Visa To Japanese Travellers

Australia never suspended visa issuance for Japanese travels over the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.

Fact #5 : US Did Not Suspend Japanese Immigration

The United States never suspended immigration of Japanese citizens over the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.

Fact #6 : Japan Did Not Supply Contaminated Food To Tourists

This claim has been repeatedly promoted by the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛), and is categorically false.

Japan did not reserve their contaminated food supply for consumption by tourists, while importing food for their own citizens. Neither did Chinese tourists to Japan suffer “strange diseases of varying degrees”.

Those are just lies created by the wumao to scare Chinese citizens into boycotting Japan and Japanese food products.

Fact #7 : Fukushima Radiation Only Affected A Small Area Of Japan

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident did not affect 70% of Japanese territory.

The Government of Japan established a 30 kilometre no-fly zone, and a 20 kilometre exclusion zone, around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Aerial survey of the radioactive caesium levels in May 2012 show that only a small part of Japan was affected.

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Fact #8 : Harmful Radionuclides Were Removed From Wastewater

Both fresh water and seawater were used to cool down the melting nuclear fuel rods and spent fuel rods stored at the facility.

Measures were quickly taken to block the seepage of the contaminated wastewater into the sea and water table. For example, TEPCO poured a 60 cm-thick concrete wall covering 70,000 square meters of ocean seabed.

There were occasional accidental discharges of radioactive wastewater, but generally the radioactive wastewater was stored in massive storage tanks and treated using the Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS).

ALPS removed harmful radionuclides like caesium and strontium from the wastewater, leaving only tritium – a mildly radioactive and far less harmful hydrogen isotope.

Fact #9 : Decontaminated Wastewater Used To Keep Reactors Cooled

The water treatment system became fully-functional, together with water recycling systems on 3 July 2011.

The decontaminated wastewater thereafter is 100% reused to keep the reactors cooler, so no additional volume of contaminated water would be generated.

Fact #10 : Excess Decontaminated Wastewater To Be Released

A large amount of treated wastewater remain at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, and on April 13, 2021, the Government of Japan announced that the treated wastewater will be released in 2023.

The US FDA says that the treated wastewater presents an “extremely low” health risk even if consumed, which is rather minimised because it’s being discharged into the vast ocean.

According to scientific experts from interagency advisory teams and FDA representatives to the US Advisory Team for Environment, Food and Health, the release of the treated wastewater will have “no effect on the safety of foods imported from Japan“.

In other words, the FDA considers food from Japan to be perfectly safe to import and consume, even after the treated wastewater is released into the ocean.

This is just another example of Chinese propaganda created by the infamous 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛).

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Did James Earl Jones Sign Over Rights To His Voice?!

James Earl Jones did NOT sign over the Darth Vader voice rights to Lucasfilm, or a Ukrainian AI company!

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

 

Claim : James Earl Jones Signed Over Darth Vader Voice Rights!

Many media outlets breathlessly reported that James Earl Jones, who voiced Darth Vader, had apparently signed over the rights to his own voice!

They claimed that he was retiring from voicing Darth Vader, and signed over the rights to his voice to Respeecher, a Ukrainian AI technology company.

Gizmodo : James Earl Jones is Retiring from Darth Vader, But an AI Firm Owns His Voice

New York Post : James Earl Jones gives rights to Darth Vader voice to Ukrainian AI company

Mashable : James Earl Jones signs over rights to voice of Darth Vader to be replaced by AI

Deadline : James Earl Jones Signs Over Rights To Voice Of Darth Vader, Signalling Retirement From Legendary Role

Verge : James Earl Jones lets AI take over the voice of Darth Vader

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Truth : James Earl Jones Did NOT Sign Over Darth Vader Voice Rights!

It is peculiar that so many mainstream media FALSELY reported that James Earl Jones signed over the rights to his own voice.

That is categorically FALSE, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Vanity Fair Never Said He Signed Over Rights To Darth Vader Voice

The claims that James Earl Jones signed over the rights to his voice were based on a Vanity Fair article, called “Darth Vader’s Voice Emanated From War-Torn Ukraine“.

The story was about Respeecher, a Ukrainian voice cloning company that uses artificial intelligence to create new dialogue from archival recordings.

Respeecher had earlier helped Lucasfilm generate the voice of a young Luke Skywalker for The Book of Boba Fett, as well as making Darth Vader sound 45 years younger in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

Anthony Breznican of Vanity Fair never said, in his article, that Jones signed over the rights to the Darth Vader voice, to Respeecher.

In fact, the word “rights” was never mentioned in the entire article!

Fact #2 : JEJ Approved Of The AI-Generated Dialogue

What Anthony wrote was that when James Earl Jones heard the new dialogue created by Respeecher, he approved (signed off) of the work. (my emphasis in bold)

When he ultimately presented Jones with Respeecher’s work, the actor signed off on using his archival voice recordings to keep Vader alive and vital even by artificial means.

The term “signed off” in this context meant “to approve or acknowledge something”.

It does not mean Jones “signed away” his rights – “to give (something, such as rights or property) to someone”.

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Fact #3 : Respeecher Does Not Own Rights To Darth Vader’s Voice

Respeecher was contracted by Lucasfilm to generate new Darth Vader dialogue based on James Earl Jones’ archival voice recordings.

James Earl Jones never signed over the rights to his voice to Respeecher, and Respeecher certainly does NOT own the rights to his voice.

Ukrainian start-up Respeecher … uses archival recordings and a proprietary A.I. algorithm to create new dialogue with the voices of performers from long ago.

The company worked with Lucasfilm to generate the voice of a young Luke Skywalker for Disney+’s The Book of Boba Fett, and the recent Obi-Wan Kenobi series tasked them with making Darth Vader sound like James Earl Jones’s dark side villain from 45 years ago.

Fact #4 : Lucasfilms Owns The Rights To Darth Vader

The Darth Vader character, including his voice, is owned by LucasFilms.

James Earl Jones does not actually own the Darth Vader voice, and is unable to legally “sign away” those rights to anyone, even if he wanted to.

It’s like how he doesn’t own the rights to his famous CNN announcements – “This is CNN” and “This is CNN International”, which belong to… you guessed it – CNN.

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Fact #5 : James Earl Jones Did Not Officially Retire

Many media outlets also falsely claimed that Jones had retired. Not once was it mentioned in the Vanity Fair article that he retired.

In fact, the Vanity Fair article pointed out that Jones helped Lucasfilm and the Respeecher team with the Darth Vader speech in Obi-Wan Kenobi :

Jones is credited for guiding the performance on Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Wood describes his contribution as “a benevolent godfather.”

They inform the actor about their plans for Vader and heed his advice on how to stay on the right course.

Now, Jones is 91 years old, and has not appeared in public in a long time. However, he still appears to be working in some fashion, and has not officially retired, as alleged.

 

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Did Zack Estrin Die From Vaccine SADS?!

Did top TV producer Zack Estrin die from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome caused by the COVID-19 vaccine?!

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

 

Claim : Zack Estrin Died From COVID-19 Vaccine SADS!

Right after news broke that Zack Estrin died suddenly, people started claiming that the Prison Break and Lost in Space producer died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome caused by the COVID-19 vaccine!

Here is a selection of social media posts accompanying links or articles on his death:

Netflix’s ‘Lost in Space’ showrunner, Zack Estrin passes away at 51 💉🪦 #FullyVaccinated #DiedSuddenly

#SADS #VACCINEVICTIMS #VIDS
Physically Healthy Zack Estrin, Age 51, DIED SUDDENLY while JOGGING ON THE BEACH 👹 Another victim of VIDS = VACCINE INDUCED DEATH SYNDROME 💔💉💉💔

Writer-producer Zack Estrin has died, aged 51 hmmm let me guess. His heart exploded from the vax. Anyone want to lay odds on this?

Ticktock for those vaccinated. Biologists said 2-3 yrs we’d be dying from this vax but no one will connect it to the vaccine. Question everything about your health today. @CDCgov @US_FDA this is ALL on you

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No Evidence Zack Estrin Died From Vaccine SADS!

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

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

Fact #1 : Zack Estrin Is Suspected To Have Died From Cardiac Arrest

First, let’s establish what we know so far about Zack Estrin’s death, based on what his longtime manager, Jarez, revealed.

51 year-old Jack Estrin was jogging in Hermosa Beach, California, when he collapsed and died of a suspected cardiac arrest.

Fact #2 : An Autopsy Will Be Performed On Zack Estrin

An autopsy will be conducted on Zack Estrin to determine his exact cause of death.

Until the autopsy is complete, and the official cause of death is determined, anyone who tells you that Zack Estrin died from this or that cause is lying.

The lack of an official cause of death does not mean that Zack Estrin died from COVID-19 vaccine SADS. It simply means NO ONE knows the actual cause of death.

Fact #3 : Family + Agent Did Not Blame Vaccine For His Death

Neither his longtime talent agency, WME, nor his family blame the COVID-19 vaccine for his death. The family statement, for example, only said :

Zack Estrin was our everything. The best husband, father, son and friend. He loved to make everyone happy. He loved to make everyone laugh. He loved being a writer/producer and being a part of creating these shows that people enjoyed. But above all, he loved his family and friends. Thank you all for being a part of his life and ours.

WME President Ari Greenburg said in his statement:

Zack was our client for nearly 25 years. He had a tremendously successful career and mentored so many writers. We are so proud of all his accomplishments and feel blessed to have called him a friend.

His family would certainly be the first to be informed of his exact cause of death, and his agent would likely be informed after the fact. Yet, neither mentioned COVID-19 vaccines, much less blamed them for his death.

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Fact #4 : Unknown If Zach Estrin Was Vaccinated

It is currently unknown if Zack Estrin 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 States, despite what anti-vaccination activists may claim.

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

Even if Zack Estrin was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, he obviously received all of his doses many 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 : COVID-19 Vaccines Do NOT Cause SADS

Zack Estrin could have died from SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome), but there is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause SADS.

In fact, this is a rather ludicrous claim 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 #7 : 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.

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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!

Fact #8 : Claims Of Celebrities Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

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

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

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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Xi Jinping Appears For First Time Since Coup Rumours

Chinese President Xi Jinping appeared for the first time since coup rumours surfaced amidst his disappearance.

Here is what you need to know…

 

Xi Jinping Appears For First Time Since Coup Rumours

Chinese President Xi Jinping made his first public appearance on Tuesday, 27 September 2022, since returning from his trip to Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

It was his disappearance since then, coupled with a video of military vehicles heading towards Beijing and sudden, unexplained flight cancellations, that sparked rumours of a military coup.

However, those coup rumours were squashed when Xi Jinping was shown on TV visiting an exhibition in Beijing showcasing China’s achievements during his decade in power, called Forging Ahead in the New Era.

On that CCTV evening broadcast, Xi Jinping was seen wearing a face mask while taking a tour of the displays at the Beijing Exhibition Hall, where his photos featured heavily.

He was also seen in the company of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and other members of the Politburo Standing Committee – Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Hunting, Zhao Leji and Han Zheng.

Despite unverified claims that he was under house arrest, Xi was likely undergoing the standard 7+3 quarantine required by China’s zero COVID policy.

One may be forgiven in thinking that this TV broadcast of Xi, backed by the top Chinese leaders, seems specifically designed to convey the message – he’s very much still in power.

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Xi Jinping Coup Rumours : Much Ado About Nothing

Right now, much has been made about a short video showing military vehicles heading towards Beijing, and over 9,000 flights getting cancelled across China.

However, these “evidence” of a coup in China have not withstood serious analysis.

  • There is no evidence of an 80 km-long military convoy entering Beijing.
  • The viral video shows a minute or so of several military vehicles travelling on a highway, nothing more.
  • There is no evidence of any lockdown of Beijing, which would certainly occur during a military coup.
  • While there was a large number of cancelled flights in Beijing airports, quite a number of commercial flights were still allowed to fly in and out.
  • Airports in the rest of China were generally functioning normally, even though there were some cancelled flights.
  • Flight cancellation is pretty common in China, especially when it comes to COVID-19 mitigation.
  • Commercial air traffic in and out of Beijing was restored by Monday, 26 September 2022.
  • Xi Jinping issued two letters a day after he was supposedly under house arrest after being overthrown.
  • Sun Lijun and his anti-Xi Jinping “political clique” were sentenced to long jail sentences.
  • CCP delegates were “elected” as expected, together with Xi Jinping himself.
  • CCP mouthpiece, the People’s Daily, reaffirmed Xi Jinping as the party’s “core”.

To top it off, the CCP is continuing its business as usual, firming up support for Xi Jinping’s third term at the upcoming CCP Congress.

Now that Xi was publicly seen accompanied by top Chinese military leaders, any fantasy of a military coup in China is finally dead.

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Beijing Flights Back To Normal, No Coup In China!

Flights in and out of Beijing are now back to normal, dealing yet another blow to rumours of a military coup in China!

 

Claim : Beijing Flights Were Cancelled By Coup In China!

The Internet has been abuzz for days with claims that there is a military coup underway in China, after over 6,000 domestic and international flights in and out of Beijing were just cancelled!

On top of that, about 60% of flights (about 9,583 flights) were cancelled across China on Wednesday, 21 September 2022.

  • Beijing Capital International Airport canceled 622 flights, with a 60% cancellation rate.
  • Shanghai Pudong International Airport had 652 cancelations of flights, with a 54% cancellation rate
  • Shenzhen Baoan Airport’s 542 flights were canceled, with a 51% cancellation rate
  • Guiyang Longdongbao Airport (Guizhou Province): 539 flights canceled, with a 99% cancellation rate
  • Lhasa Gongga Airport (Tibet): 157 flights canceled, with a 98% cancellation rate
  • Chengdu Tianfu Airport (Sichuan Province): 752 flights canceled, with a 87% cancellation rate
  • Urumqi Diwobao Airport (Xinjiang): 476 flights; with a 79% cancellation rate
  • Tianjin Binhai International Airport (about 84 miles east of Beijing): 353 flights; with a 74% cancellation rate
  • Harbin Taiping Airport (Heilongjiang Province): 275 flights canceled; with a 56% cancellation rate
  • Xi’an Xianyang International Airport (Shaanxi Province): 555 flights canceled; with a 56% cancellation rate
  • Nanjing Lukou International Airport (Jiangsu Province): 378 flights canceled; with a 54% cancellation rate
  • Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (Guangdong Province): 560 flights canceled, with a 40% cancellation rate

The number of flights to and from Beijing continued to decline from Wednesday until Saturday.

Read more : Are Beijing Flights Getting Cancelled By Military Coup?!

 

Beijing Flights Back To Normal, No Coup In China!

Although flights in and out of Beijing continued to be few through the weekend, it was soon restored by Monday, 26 September 2022.

The flight tracking site flightradar24 now shows air traffic back to normal at the Beijing Capital International Airport, and the Beijing Daxing International Airport.

Other airports across China were also operating as normal, with no mass cancellations that we saw earlier.

There has been no official word on why so many flights were cancelled, but flight cancellations are rather common in China. This is especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic, when flights have been grounded with little or no warning.

While most of the world is relaxing COVID-19 measures and opening up, China is still persisting with its Zero COVID policy. Hence, it is certainly possible that those flights are being cancelled to protect Beijing from COVID-19 outbreaks / surges in other parts of China.

The Beijing Capital International Airport, incidentally, regularly ranks as one of the airports with the most cancellations in the world.

The Chinese news portal Netease said that the cancellations were mainly due to the recent COVID-19 surges in multiple provinces in China, which makes quite a lot of sense.

Beijing is preparing to host 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on 16 October 2022.

This is a major twice-a-decade meeting for the CCP, and one in which President Xi Jinping is expected to be re-elected as General Secretary for an unprecedented third term.

While the 20th National Congress is really just a rubber-stamp event, it is critical for President Xi that his Zero COVID policy is seen to work. Hence, it is critical that Beijing has no COVID-19 outbreak at that time.

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Former Chinese investigative journalist Zhao Lanjian, however, suggested that the flights may have been cancelled due to a military exercise.

刚刚我问询一位墙内专业人士。这么回答的。这个大规模取消航班,必须是军方指令。空中交通管制权由中国军方决定,再下指令给民航管理部门。空域留出来,军方飞机才可以随便飞。这是军事计划,至少是有军备预演。但愿未来真的实施军事行动了,不要有太多赔偿品。

This mass cancellation of flights must be a military directive. Air traffic control authority is decided by the Chinese military, which in turn gives instructions to civil aviation management. The airspace is set aside so that military aircraft can fly at will. This is military planning, or at least with military prep.

 

China Coup Rumours : Much Ado About Nothing

Right now, much has been made about a short video showing military vehicles heading towards Beijing, and over 9,000 flights getting cancelled across China.

However, these “evidence” of a coup in China have not withstood serious analysis.

  • There is no evidence of an 80 km-long military convoy entering Beijing.
  • The viral video shows a minute or so of several military vehicles travelling on a highway, nothing more.
  • There is no evidence of any lockdown of Beijing, which would certainly occur during a military coup.
  • While there was a large number of cancelled flights in Beijing airports, quite a number of commercial flights were still allowed to fly in and out.
  • Airports in the rest of China were generally functioning normally, even though there were some cancelled flights.
  • Flight cancellation is pretty common in China, especially when it comes to COVID-19 mitigation.
  • Commercial air traffic in and out of Beijing was restored by Monday, 26 September 2022.
  • Xi Jinping issued two letters a day after he was supposedly under house arrest after being overthrown.
  • Sun Lijun and his anti-Xi Jinping “political clique” were sentenced to long jail sentences.
  • CCP delegates were “elected” as expected, together with Xi Jinping himself.
  • CCP mouthpiece, the People’s Daily, reaffirmed Xi Jinping as the party’s “core”.

To top it off, the CCP is continuing its business as usual, firming up support for Xi Jinping’s third term at the upcoming CCP Congress.

The People’s Daily editorial seals the case for Xi Jinping’s toppling in a military coup. That was nothing more than the wishful thinking of netizens who despise him, fuelled by unverified claims.

Read more : Are Beijing Flights Getting Cancelled By Military Coup?!

 

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Xi Calls For Rejuvenation, Squashing Coup Rumours!

Chinese President Xi Jinping just called for national rejuvenation, squashing fevered rumours of a coup in China!

Here is what you need to know…

 

Xi Calls For Rejuvenation, Squashing Coup Rumours!

Xi Jinping remains out-of-sight, feeding rumours of a possible military coup in China. However, his absence in recent days isn’t so much a house arrest, as house quarantine.

Xi has not appeared in public because he’s undergoing the 7+3 days of hotel and home quarantine mandated by the Chinese government, after his return from Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

In recent days, his office issued two letters in his name, and the CCP continued to chug along as usual, “electing” 2,296 delegates to the upcoming 20th National Congress.

Then on Monday, September 26, 2022, Xi called for the CCP to press forward China’s “national rejuvenation” in a foreword he wrote for a collection of literature.

In the foreword, titled “Forging Ahead on the Journey to National Rejuvenation”, which was made public on Monday, Xi stressed the importance of reflecting on the past and looking to the future in the historical process of realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

He wrote that currently, the profound changes the world has not seen in a century are speedily evolving, and national rejuvenation has entered a crucial period. At such a moment, the nation needs to draw more on the lessons of history as a guide to the future.

Coming many days after his alleged house arrest and military coup, the official announcement further squashes the unsubstantiated rumours of a coup in China.

Read more : Was Xi Jinping Arrested In Sudden Military Coup?!

 

CCP Reaffirmed Xi Jinping As Its Core, Further Squashing Coup Rumours

In a Monday editorial by the People’s Daily, the Communist Party of China (CCP) congratulated the 2,295 delegates that were just “elected” to the 20th National Congress.

It also affirmed President Xi Jinping as “its core in uniting and leading the whole party and Chinese people“.

This is in line with Xi’s expected endorsement at the 20th CCP National Congress for an unprecedented third term, and squashes the rumours of a military coup in China.

The 20th CPC National Congress will take stock of the Party’s work over the past five years, as well as major achievements and valuable experience of the Party’s Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core in uniting and leading the whole Party and Chinese people of all ethnic groups to uphold and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era..

This was repeated at the end of the editorial, stressing that the CCP was under the “strong leadership” of its Central Committee with “Xi Jinping at its core”.

It is firmly believed that under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core and through the concerted efforts of all the delegates, the 20th CPC National Congress will be a congress of unity, victory and endeavor, reads the editorial.

Read more : CCP Congress Delegates Elected Amid China Coup Rumours!

 

Xi Jinping Coup Rumours : Much Ado About Nothing

Right now, much has been made about a short video showing military vehicles heading towards Beijing, and over 9,000 flights getting cancelled across China.

However, these “evidence” of a coup in China have not withstood serious analysis.

  • There is no evidence of an 80 km-long military convoy entering Beijing.
  • The viral video shows a minute or so of several military vehicles travelling on a highway, nothing more.
  • There is no evidence of any lockdown of Beijing, which would certainly occur during a military coup.
  • While there was a large number of cancelled flights in Beijing airports, quite a number of commercial flights were still allowed to fly in and out.
  • Airports in the rest of China were generally functioning normally, even though there were some cancelled flights.
  • Flight cancellation is pretty common in China, especially when it comes to COVID-19 mitigation.
  • Xi Jinping issued two letters a day after he was supposedly under house arrest after being overthrown.
  • Sun Lijun and his anti-Xi Jinping “political clique” were sentenced to long jail sentences.
  • CCP delegates were “elected” as expected, together with Xi Jinping himself.
  • CCP mouthpiece, the People’s Daily, reaffirmed Xi Jinping as the party’s “core”.

To top it off, the CCP is continuing its business as usual, firming up support for Xi Jinping’s third term at the upcoming CCP Congress.

The People’s Daily editorial seals the case for Xi Jinping’s toppling in a military coup. That was nothing more than the wishful thinking of netizens who despise him, fuelled by unverified claims.

Read more : Are Beijing Flights Getting Cancelled By Military Coup?!

 

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Are Robbers Pretending To Be Home Affairs Officers?!

Is there a gang of robbers pretending to be Home Affairs officers from the government?!

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

 

Claim : Robbers Are Pretending To Be Home Affairs Officers!

People are sharing messages warning of a gang of robbers pretending to be Home Affairs officers, together with a picture purportedly of one of these robbers.

Here are two versions of the viral warnings being shared on WhatsApp and Facebook :

High Security Alert:

Beware, one group is going from house to house pretending to be a Home Affairs Officer. They have the documents and the letterhead of the department of the home ministry and claim they have to confirm that everyone has a valid identity card for the upcoming census.

They are looting houses. Note that there is no such initiative from the government. Send this to your neighborhood group chat. They are everywhere, and they look presentable. Please alert your family and friends.

A person comes to your home and says I want to take your photo / thumbprint under some schemes. They have a laptop, a biometric machine and a list of all the names. They are showing a list and asking for all this information. It has been pointed out that all this is bogus. Don’t give them any information.

Everyone should be alert and BE AWARE‼️

Security Alert from Police: Be warned, there is a group going to homes and pretending to be officials from home affairs.

They have documents with the letterhead Department of Home Affairs and claim to be confirming that everyone has a valid ID for the upcoming elections.

 

Truth : Robbers Are NOT Pretending To Be Home Affairs Officers!

This is just FAKE NEWS created from real news, and here are the reasons why….

Fact #1 : Warning Originated In South Africa

The original warning about fake Home Affairs officers originated in South Africa, many years ago.

The South African Department of Home Affairs issued this media statement in October 2017 and April 2019 :

MEDIA STATEMENT ON ELECTIONS SCAM

Home Affairs wishes to warn members of the community of a group of individuals visiting homes and pretending to be officials from the Department.

They carry with them documents with letterheads purportedly from Home Affairs and claim to be confirming the validity of IDs for the upcoming elections. These individuals are criminals who rob households once they gain entry. There is no such initiative from the Department.

Home affairs officials are clearly identifiable by name tags. We will announce household visits through official
government channels

This warning was only issued in South Africa. No government agency from other countries issued similar warnings.

Fact #2 : Warning Transformed Into Fake News

The genuine warning by the South African Department of Home Affairs spread globally, and became fake news in other countries.

Many countries do not have a Department of Home Affairs. Neither do they have government officials going around verifying citizens’ identification cards ahead of any elections.

Even worse – some people took the initiative to modify the warning, and even added pictures of genuine government officials to make the warning look genuine.

Government agencies in many countries – United States, United Kingdom, India, Singapore, Malaysia – have labelled this warning as fake news.

Fact #3 : Malaysian Immigration Officer Was Victimised

In July 2021, a Malaysian immigration officer bore the brunt of netizen outrage when he was falsely identified as a fake Home Affairs officer – his picture was shared on social media and WhatsApp together with the warning.

The Malaysia Immigration Department and the Royal Malaysia Police announced on 13 July 2021, that the man in the photo was a genuine Immigration officer.

According to Ampang District Police Chief, ACP Mohamad Farouk Ishak, the Immigration officer was conducting an official investigation into an individual staying at a house in Pandan Indah, Ampang.

The Immigration officer introduced himself and inform the residents of the purpose of his visit. The 60 year-old Malaysian homeowner who hosted the Immigration officer during his inspection also lodged a police report over the matter.

From the picture, you can clearly see that the officer was wearing a t-shirt with the Immigration Department HQ logo, and carried an Immigration Malaysia badge as well.

Fact #4 : Fake Story Circulating Again With New Photo

In September 2022, the same fake warning went viral again on WhatsApp, this time with a new photo of two Malaysian officers who appeared to have served some kind of official paper to a homeowner.

While I cannot yet trace the provenance of this photo, or the context behind it, these officers are definitely not attempting to gain entry to the person’s home by falsely identifying themselves as Home Affairs officers.

Again, the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has repeatedly announced that this story of robbers posing as Home Affairs officers is fake news.

Fact #5 : No Actual Robbery Cases Were Reported

Even though the South African Department of Home Affairs issued the warning twice, it is unknown if there are really robbers pretending to be their officers to gain entry into homes.

Ironically, acting Director-General Thulani Mavuso claimed that the South African Department of Home Affairs never actually received any complaint about such crimes :

Home Affairs has not received any complaint of this nature from members of the public. People who are aware of such an activity, depending on it veracity, are advised to report it to the police.

We reiterate our message that Home Affairs officials do not and will not come to your homes to validate IDs.

It sounds like the South African Department of Home Affairs were proactively warning people about the possibility, not reporting on actual cases.

Fact #6 : Safer For Robbers To Rob Empty Houses

Robbers generally prefer NOT to rob homes while their occupants are still inside. Not only could the occupants fight back, they would become witnesses to the crime and help the police identify them!

It would be much safer to gain entry into a house after its occupants have left.

Fact #7 : There Are Other Ways To Gain Entry

Robbers who prefer to gain entry through this method do not need to pretend to be Home Affairs officers.

They can pretend to be other government officials, like a police officer or an immigration officer. They can also pretend to be utility workers, the mailman or a deliveryman.

There is no particular advantage in pretending to be a Home Affairs officer.

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Paul Ryder : Cause Of Death Was NOT Vaccine SADS!

Find out why Paul Ryder did not die from COVID-19 vaccine SADS just hours before a concert!

Updated @ 2022-09-27 : Added Paul Ryder’s cause of death, and details of the final days of his life.
Originally posted @ 2022-07-17

 

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!

 

Paul Ryder : Cause Of Death Was NOT Vaccine 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 Hours Before Show

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

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

He was scheduled to play on the day he died, at the Kubix Festival in Sunderland.

Fact #2 : Paul Ryder Had Headaches For 2 Days Before Dying

His brother, Shaun, later revealed that Paul felt ill on returning from the United States, and that it was his mother, Linda, who found him dead in bed.

It’s a mad one as he does that flight all the time from LA to here.

He lands and starts complaining about this headache. It was murdering him. Our mam wanted him to go to A&E but he said “no I’ve got to go to rehearsals.”

So he gets to rehearsals and he can’t recognise any of the band. He can’t recognise the drummer Gaz or anyone.

He lives in LA but when we play shows he flies in and comes and stays at me mam’s in Salford. So he goes home and takes some more painkillers and stuff because his head’s murdering him.

Then me mam goes in his room at 6am and he was gone, rigor mortis had set in.

Later, the Ryder family clarified that he was complaining of severe headaches for two days before he died.

[H]e was complaining of severe headaches in the two days leading up to his death.

Fact #3 : Paul Ryder Died From Ischaemic Heart Disease + Diabetes

An autopsy was performed on Paul Ryder, and in an exclusive joint statement to the Mail Online, the Ryder family revealed that his cause of death was ischaemic heart disease and diabetes.

The coroner has reported that Paul passed away as a result of Ischaemic heart disease and diabetes. At this point in time we have no further information until the full coroner’s report is released.

Let me be clear – Paul Ryder’s cause of death was not sudden arrhythmic death syndrome caused by the COVID-19 vaccine. It was ischaemic heart disease and diabetes.

Fact #4 : Paul Ryder Was Boosted 3 Weeks Earlier

Back when I wrote this article on 17 July 2022, it was not known if Paul Ryder was vaccinated against COVID-19.

It was only a week later, on 24 July 2022, that his brother said that the musician received a COVID-19 booster injection in the United States a day before he flew back to the United Kingdom.

However, on 17 August 2022, the Ryder family clarified that he received the COVID-19 booster three weeks prior to his death.

It was reported to the coroner that he received a COVID booster shot three weeks prior to his death and he was not warned of any special risks for his medical condition in connection with it.

The medical condition the Ryders were referring to was Paul’s diabetes, for which he was taking medication for some months before his death.

Some anti-vaccination activists earlier 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

Like anti-vaccination activists, Shaun Ryder believes that his brother’s booster dose may have caused his death.

It’s a bit iffy to me – he’s a 50-something-year-old bloke, he’d had a clean bill of health, and he has his booster, flies over here and dies.

However, Paul Ryder is unlikely to have died from a vaccine side effect, because they appear within hours or days, not weeks 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 weeks. 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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CCP Congress Delegates Elected Amid China Coup Rumours!

People continue to speculate about a possible coup in China, but almost 2,300 CCP delegates were just elected to the upcoming Congress!

Here is what you need to know…

 

CCP Congress Delegates Elected Amid China Coup Rumours!

While rumours swirl about a possible military coup in China, the CCP appears to be oblivious to the rabid speculation and conspiracy theories on the Internet.

On Sunday, September 25, 2022, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) announced that a total of 2,296 delegates were “elected” to the upcoming 20th National Congress.

While the CCP statement did not specifically address the rumours of a coup in China, it specifically pointed out that the delegates were elected

  • under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era,
  • in accordance with the Party’s Constitution, and
  • adopting methods required by the CCP Central Committee

The statement also said that the process upheld the CCP’s nature and purpose, adhere to and enhanced the Party’s overall leadership, and fully embodied intra-party democracy.

President Xi Jinping himself was “elected” as a delegate to the 20th National Congress in April 2022. The statement notably did not change that status, so he remains a delegate, and is still expected to be endorsed for an unprecedented third term.

Read more : Was Xi Jinping Arrested In Sudden Military Coup?!

 

China Coup Rumours : Much Ado About Nothing

Right now, much has been made about a short video showing military vehicles heading towards Beijing, and over 9,000 flights getting cancelled across China.

However, these “evidence” of a coup in China have not withstood serious analysis.

  • There is no evidence of an 80 km-long military convoy entering Beijing.
  • The viral video shows a minute or so of several military vehicles travelling on a highway, nothing more.
  • There is no evidence of any lockdown of Beijing, which would certainly occur during a military coup.
  • While there was a large number of cancelled flights in Beijing airports, quite a number of commercial flights were still allowed to fly in and out.
  • Airports in the rest of China were generally functioning normally, even though there were some cancelled flights.
  • Flight cancellation is pretty common in China, especially when it comes to COVID-19 mitigation.
  • Xi Jinping issued two letters a day after he was supposedly under house arrest after being overthrown.
  • Sun Lijun and his anti-Xi Jinping “political clique” were sentenced to long jail sentences.

To top it off, the CCP just continued about its business like nothing happened. This “election” of all 2,295 delegates to the 20th CCP National Congress only goes to show that it’s business as usual in China.

Read more : Are Beijing Flights Getting Cancelled By Military Coup?!

 

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Are Beijing Flights Getting Cancelled By Military Coup?!

Are thousands of flights into and out of Beijing being cancelled because a military coup is underway?!

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

 

Claim : Beijing Flights Are Getting Cancelled By Military Coup!

The Internet is abuzz with claims that there is a military coup underway in China, with an 80 km military convoy heading for Beijing!

Many also believe that this was evidence of a military coup in China – over 6,000 domestic and international flights into and out of Beijing were just cancelled!

On top of that, about 60% of flights (about 9,583 flights) were cancelled across China on Wednesday, 21 September 2022.

  • Beijing Capital International Airport canceled 622 flights, with a 60% cancellation rate.
  • Shanghai Pudong International Airport had 652 cancelations of flights, with a 54% cancellation rate
  • Shenzhen Baoan Airport’s 542 flights were canceled, with a 51% cancellation rate
  • Guiyang Longdongbao Airport (Guizhou Province): 539 flights canceled, with a 99% cancellation rate
  • Lhasa Gongga Airport (Tibet): 157 flights canceled, with a 98% cancellation rate
  • Chengdu Tianfu Airport (Sichuan Province): 752 flights canceled, with a 87% cancellation rate
  • Urumqi Diwobao Airport (Xinjiang): 476 flights; with a 79% cancellation rate
  • Tianjin Binhai International Airport (about 84 miles east of Beijing): 353 flights; with a 74% cancellation rate
  • Harbin Taiping Airport (Heilongjiang Province): 275 flights canceled; with a 56% cancellation rate
  • Xi’an Xianyang International Airport (Shaanxi Province): 555 flights canceled; with a 56% cancellation rate
  • Nanjing Lukou International Airport (Jiangsu Province): 378 flights canceled; with a 54% cancellation rate
  • Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (Guangdong Province): 560 flights canceled, with a 40% cancellation rate

The number of flights to and from Beijing continue to decline from Wednesday until Saturday.

Read more : Was Xi Jinping Arrested In Sudden Military Coup?!

 

Truth : Beijing Flights Are NOT Getting Cancelled By Military Coup!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS that started as a rumour, but was used to generate page views for rumour / fake news websites.

Here are the reasons why… and what we know so far!

Fact #1 : Flights Are Being Cancelled In Beijing

First, let me confirm that the claims of mass flight cancellations into or out of Beijing are correct.

The flight tracking site flightradar24, for example, shows that the Beijing Capital International Airport and the Beijing Daxing International Airport have more or less come to a standstill with very few flights taking off, or landing.

Fact #2 : Some Flights Continue In + Out Of Beijing

While many scheduled flights at the airports either have a Cancelled status, or listed as Unknown, there continue to be some flights flying in and out of both airports.

It was not a total lockdown of the airspace around Beijing, as some have claimed. This would suggest that a military coup is not underway.

Fact #3 : Other Chinese Airports Are Operating Normally

According to flightradar24, other major airports in China, like the Shanghai and Hong Kong airports, appear to be operating normally, although some flights have been cancelled.

It seems rather unlikely that coup plotters would allow airports to continue operating while trying to take over the country.

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Fact #4 : Flight Cancellations Are Common In China

There has been no official word on why so many flights were cancelled, but flight cancellations are rather common in China. This is especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic, when flights have been grounded with little or no warning.

While most of the world is relaxing COVID-19 measures and opening up, China is still persisting with its Zero COVID policy. Hence, it is certainly possible that those flights are being cancelled to protect Beijing from COVID-19 outbreaks / surges in other parts of China.

The Beijing Capital International Airport, incidentally, regularly ranks as one of the airports with the most cancellations in the world.

Fact #5 : Cancellations Could Possibly Be Due To COVID-19

The Chinese news portal Netease said that the cancellations were mainly due to the recent COVID-19 surges in multiple provinces in China, which makes quite a lot of sense.

Beijing is preparing to host 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on 16 October 2022.

This is a major twice-a-decade meeting for the CCP, and one in which President Xi Jinping is expected to be re-elected as General Secretary for an unprecedented third term.

While the 20th National Congress is really just a rubber-stamp event, it is critical for President Xi that his Zero COVID policy is seen to work. Hence, it is critical that Beijing has no COVID-19 outbreak at that time.

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Fact #6 : Cancellations Could Possibly Be Due To Military Exercise

Former Chinese investigative journalist Zhao Lanjian, however, suggested that the flights may have been cancelled due to a military exercise.

刚刚我问询一位墙内专业人士。这么回答的。这个大规模取消航班,必须是军方指令。空中交通管制权由中国军方决定,再下指令给民航管理部门。空域留出来,军方飞机才可以随便飞。这是军事计划,至少是有军备预演。但愿未来真的实施军事行动了,不要有太多赔偿品。

This mass cancellation of flights must be a military directive. Air traffic control authority is decided by the Chinese military, which in turn gives instructions to civil aviation management. The airspace is set aside so that military aircraft can fly at will. This is military planning, or at least with military prep.

Fact #7 : No Evidence Of Military Coup In China

Outside of these flight cancellations and an 80 km military convoy, there really isn’t any actual evidence of a military coup in China.

If a military coup did occur, Beijing would be under martial law, with no flights allowed in and out. That would include a lockdown or curfew with military roadblocks all over Beijing and the rest of China.

These are all “noisy” actions that would be clearly visible, not only to the Chinese public but the entire world as well, especially in a time of smartphones and social media.

Yet, there was no mention of anything remotely close to a military coup of any kind, in any mainstream media or social media, either inside or outside of China.

It may be possible to keep a lid on such a major event in North Korea – the hermit kingdom, but not in China. Not even with the Great Firewall (防火长城).

 

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Why Hilary Mantel Did Not Die From Vaccine SADS!

Did celebrated author Hilary Mantel die from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome caused by the COVID-19 vaccine?!

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

 

Claim : Hilary Mantel Died From Vaccine SADS!

Soon after news broke that Hilary Mantel died suddenly, people started claiming that the celebrated author and two-time winner of the Booker Prize died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome caused by the COVID-19 vaccine!

Here is a selection of social media posts accompanying links or articles on her death:

Hilary Mantel dead: World famous author dies ‘suddenly and peacefully’
RIP Hilary, Wonder why so people are dying, young athletes , politicians, children , ever since vaccine was introduced ? Any answers .

The same @guardian that featured Hilary Mantel’s: “auction for global vaccine rollout” now prints her obituary 16 months later.

🚨💉☠️ L’auteur Hilary Mantel est «décédée subitement» d’un accident vasculaire cérébral massif.

Elle était pro-vax et voulait qe le monde entier «se fasse vax». Hilary a aidé à financer des vtes aux enchères pr collecter des fds afin que les gens se💉

🚨💉☠️ Author Hilary Mantel has ‘passed away suddenly’ from a massive stroke.

She was pro-vax and wanted the whole world to “go vax”. Hilary has helped fund auctions to raise fds so people will 💉

 

Truth : Hilary Mantel Did NOT Die From Vaccine SADS!

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

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

Fact #1 : Hilary Mantel Died From A Stroke

While initially the news only stated that Hilary Mantel died “suddenly and unexpectedly”, we now know that Hilary Mantel died from a massive stroke.

She was hospitalised at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, where she passed away “suddenly yet peacefully” on Friday, 23 September 2022.

Her husband of 50 years, Gerald, her oldest friend, as well as her surviving brother were with her when she died.

Just in case there is any doubt – no, Hilary Mantel did not die from vaccine-induced Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS).

Fact #2 : Vaccine Was Never Implicated In Her Death

The claims on social media that the vaccine was the cause of Hilary Mantel’s death are based on ZERO evidence.

There was no statement by her husband, Gerald, or her doctors. Even Nicholas Pearson – her long-time editor at Harper Collins, did not implicate the vaccine in his statement:

The news of Hilary’s death is devastating to her friends and everyone who worked with her. Only last month I sat with her on a sunny afternoon in Devon, while she talked excitedly about the new novel she had embarked on.

That we won’t have the pleasure of any more of her words is unbearable. What we do have is a body of work that will be read for generations. We must be grateful for that. I will miss her and my thoughts are with her husband Gerald.

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Fact #3 : Hilary Mantel Was Likely Vaccinated Against COVID-19

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

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

That said, she helped to raise money for global vaccination efforts through Books for Vaccines. Therefore, she is likely to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19.

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

Even if Hilary Mantel was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, she would have received all of her doses many months ago.

She 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 Study Show Pfizer Vaccine Altering Liver DNA In 6 Hours?!

Fact #5 : COVID-19 Vaccines Do NOT Cause SADS

After billions of doses have been administered, there is still no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause SADS.

In fact, this is a rather ludicrous claim 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 #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.

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

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!

Fact #8 : Claims Of Celebrities Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

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

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

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Was Xi Jinping Arrested In Sudden Military Coup?!

Was Chinese President Xi Jinping just arrested and overthrown by a sudden military coup in China?!

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

 

Claim : Xi Jinping Was Just Arrested In Sudden Military Coup!

The Internet is abuzz with claims that Chinese President Xi Jinping was just arrested and overthrown by a sudden military coup in China.

A video showing a long line of military vehicles went viral, and some websites posted articles like “Chinese President Xi Jinping arrested, what is happening in China?

Xi Jinping has been removed from the post of Chairman of the Chinese Military Commission. After the conclusion of the SCO conference in Uzbekistan, Jin Jinping, who returned to China, was arrested by the country’s army and kept under house arrest.

Military special forces have gathered at Shenyang Military Airport on the orders of Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) General Li Qiaoming. Not only this, a video recording has also been released that the military vehicles of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army started invading Beijing from September 22. 

These military vehicles are lined up for about 80 kilometers from Huanlai to Zhangjiakou near Beijing. The root cause of all this is the removal of Xi Jinping from the leadership of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army by senior and top officials of the Chinese Communist Party.

Even former Indian cabinet minister and BJP leader, Subramaniam Swamy, jumped on the bandwagon, posting:

New rumour to be checked out: Is Xi jingping under house arrest in Beijing ? When Xi was in Samarkand recently, the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party were supposed to have removed Xi from the Party’s in-charge of Army. Then House arrest followed. So goes the rumour.

Read more : Are Beijing Flights Getting Cancelled By Military Coup?!

 

Truth : Xi Jinping Was Not Arrested In Any Military Coup!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS that started as a rumour, but was used to generate page views for rumour / fake news websites. Here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : It Started As A Rumour

It started when China Democracy Party Chairman Wanjun Xie 谢万军 posted a video showing a very long convoy of PLA military vehicles heading to Beijing, with this message:

9月22日,中共解放军大部队开往北京。军队的车头在北京怀来,车尾在河北省张家口,行军队伍长达80公里。

On September 22, a large troop of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army left for Beijing. The front of the army was in Huailai, Beijing, and the rear was in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province. The marching team was 80 kilometers long.

Then Chinese human rights activist, Jennifer Zeng 曾錚 posted the same video, but this time, mentioning the rumour that Xi Jinping was under arrest.

#PLA military vehicles heading to #Beijing on Sep 22. Starting from Huanlai County near Beijing & ending in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, entire procession as long as 80 KM. Meanwhile, rumor has it that #XiJinping was under arrest after #CCP seniors removed him as head of PLA

The video, however, does not actually show that the military convoy stretched out for 80 km.

Fact #2 : Jennifer Zeng Admitted Rumour Was Not True

Jennifer Zeng admitted a few hours later that the rumour that Xi Jinping was arrested was not true.

Someone told me that he knows the family of a #CCP admiral, the rumor about Xi’s arrest is not true.

Unfortunately, the rumour had already gone viral by then, and rumour / fake news websites capitalised on it to generate page views for the ad money.

It didn’t help that there were earlier reports of flights in and out of Beijing being cancelled

Fact #3 : Xi Jinping Issued Two Statements The Next Day

While no photos of Xi Jinping were taken on 23 September 2022, he issued two letters on that day – a day after he was supposedly deposed and imprisoned.

While not direct evidence that Xi Jinping is not under some kind of house arrest, both statements still referred to him as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China.

Xi Jinping is likely still in quarantine, after returning from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, which was held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan less than a week ago.

Fact #4 : Sun Lijun Was Sentenced To Death The Next Day

If Xi Jinping was really arrested and overthrown on Thursday, 22 September 2022, the sentencing of Sun Lijun the next day would have at least been postponed, if not cancelled.

On Friday, 23 September 2022, Sun Lijun was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve, that would eventually be commuted to life imprisonment with no possibility of commutation or parole.

Officially, the former Vice Minister of Public Security was found guilty of taking more than 646 million yuan (US$90.6 million) of bribes, manipulating the stock market, and illegally possessing two firearms.

Unofficially, Sun was part of a “political clique” that challenged Xi Jinping’s authority. Xinhua reported that “Sun failed to stay true to the Party’s ideals and faith, displayed “extremely inflated political ambition and very poor political integrity,” issued groundless criticisms of the Party’s policies, and spread political rumours“.

Several members of this political clique, like former Justice Minister Fu Zhenghua and three former police chiefs of Shanghai, Chongqing and Shanxi provinces, also received long jail sentences.

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Fact #5 : No Evidence Of Military Coup / Arrest

As much as many people would like to see Xi Jinping experience the pleasures of the Chinese prison system, there is simply NO EVIDENCE of any military coup, or Xi Jinping getting arrested.

If Xi Jinping was arrested in a military coup, the first thing the plotters would have done is publicly reveal that they not only toppled him, they have him in custody.

They would also seize control of major government institutions and the media, to secure power and ensure that Xi loyalists cannot regain power. Martial law would have been declared, with a complete lockdown of Beijing, and the military barricading government buildings.

These are all “noisy” actions that would be clearly visible, not only to the Chinese public but the entire world as well, especially in a time of smartphones and social media.

Yet, there was no mention of anything remotely close to an arrest or a coup of any kind, in any mainstream media or social media, either inside or outside of China.

It may be possible to keep a lid on such a major event in North Korea – the hermit kingdom, but not in China. Not even with the Great Firewall (防火长城).

 

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Did DJ Jamie Roy Die From Vaccine SADS?!

Did DJ and producer Jamie Roy die from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome caused by the COVID-19 vaccine?!

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

 

Claim : DJ Jamie Roy Died From Vaccine SADS!

Right after news broke that Jamie Roy died suddenly, people started claiming that the Scottish DJ and producer died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome caused by the COVID-19 vaccine!

Here is a selection of social media posts accompanying links or articles on his death:

Jamie Roy death: DJ dies suddenly days after announcing ‘biggest track of his life’

These Deaths in young people are accumulating by the thousands and all due to the COVID Vaccine. When will people see the truth that is in front of their eyes?

in a time of an unprecedented wave of sudden death in seemingly healthy young people, questioning the reason for yet another is far from ‘disrespectful’. a new official term has even been coined: SADS (Sudden Adult Death Syndrome). RIP.

This is also happening over here Australia,I personally believe like many others say it’s the Vaccine injections….
People are passing away in their sleep… RIP…,🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️

 

No Evidence DJ Jamie Roy Died From Vaccine SADS!

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

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

Fact #1 : Jamie Roy’s Cause Of Death Was Not Revealed

Jamie Roy died on Tuesday, 20 September 2022, and his family released a statement the next day:

It is with much sadness that we share this message from Jamie Roy’s family:

“Jamie passed away yesterday. Jamie was a much loved and talented son, brother, nephew and uncle and loved by his many friends and colleagues both within the music industry and beyond that. We are all absolutely heartbroken.”

His family pointedly did not mention his cause of death. Neither did they blame the COVID-19 vaccine.

Is there any evidence that DJ Jamie Roy’s death was related in any way to vaccines? No. Anti-vaccination activists just made up that claim.

Fact #2 : Unknown If Jamie Roy Was Vaccinated

It is currently unknown if Jamie Roy 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.

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Fact #3 : Vaccine Side Effects Appear Within Hours / Days

Even if Jamie Roy was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, he would have received all of his doses many 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 #4 : COVID-19 Vaccines Do NOT Cause SADS

After billions of doses have been administered, there is still no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause SADS.

In fact, this is a rather ludicrous claim 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 #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.

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

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!

Fact #7 : Claims Of Celebrities Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

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

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

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Limo For Western Leaders, Bus For Africans @ Queen’s Funeral?!

Were Western leaders driven in limos, while African and Asian leaders had to take the bus for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral?!

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

 

Claim : Limo For Western Leaders, Bus For Africans @ Queen’s Funeral

Many people are claiming that Western leaders were driven in limos to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, but African and Asian leaders had to take the bus! Here are some examples :

Queen’s Funeral: President Biden Arrives Buckingham Palace in His Presidential Armoured Convoy While slave master’s house keepers African Presidents Were Blocked and Conveyed in a Bus 🙆🏽‍♂️🙆🏽‍♂️🙆🏽‍♂️🤣🤣🤣🤔.
Africa wake up. @_AfricanUnion #Africa

Our leaders went to the UK and are being treated the way they treat us🤡

A video by a Malaysian TikToker who calls himself ArtieKohDr has gone viral making the same claims on WhatsApp:

 

Truth : Limo For A Few Leaders, Bus For Everyone Else @ Queen’s Funeral!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and circulated on social media, and WhatsApp, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Bus Only Used For Short Trip To Westminster Abbey

First, I should point out that buses were only used to transport invited world leaders and VIPs for a short trip.

Those who were invited to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral all arrived in their own vehicles at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, where they disembarked.

The dignitaries then rode a fleet of buses for a short 3 km ride to Westminster Abbey – a trip that lasted less than 10 minutes.

This “park and ride” plan was meant to reduce security and logistical difficulties in transporting so many dignitaries to Westminster Abbey, amidst the huge crowds gathered there.

Fact #2 : Only President Biden Was Allowed To Use His Own Car

US security protocol required President Joe Biden to travel in an armoured Cadillac known as The Beast.

Hence, he was the only leader to receive special permission to travel to Westminster Abbey in The Beast, escorted by other vehicles.

However, that didn’t turn out well when his motorcade got stuck in a traffic jam, and his car came to a standstill near the Marble Arch – a significant security risk.

Fact #3 : All Other Invited Guests Took The Bus

With the singular exception of US President Joe Biden, the claim that Western leaders were driven in limos to the Queen’s funeral is nonsense.

Everyone else had to park at Royal Hospital Chelsea and take the bus to Westminster Abbey. They included both Western, African and Eastern leaders like :

  • Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin
  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
  • Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese
  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
  • King Abdullah II of Jordan
  • Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan
  • Kenyan President William Ruto
  • Malaysian Agong Al-Mustafa Billah Shah
  • Singaporean President Halimah Yacob
  • Japanese Emperor Naruhito
  • Polish President Andrzej Duda, and
  • German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

While some “prima donnas” were (allegedly) annoyed by the need to take the bus, many were happy enough to be amongst the few to be invited at all, and had no issues taking the bus.

Fact #4 : Many Asian + African Leaders Were Seated In Front At Funeral

While President Joe Biden was given the exceptional privilege of driving directly to the Queen’s funeral in his own car, he was seated behind many Asian and African leaders.

However, this was not a snub or payback for allowing him to be driven to the funeral in The Beast.

The royal funeral seating protocol strictly prioritises royalty and Commonwealth leaders over all other leaders, even those from much larger / influential countries.

Hence, President Joe Biden was seated 14 rows to the back, behind many African and Asian leaders. A point that many who complained about Western bias against African and Asian leaders seem to have conveniently ignored.

 

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Did DJ + Producer Jamie Roy Die In Car Accident?!

Did DJ and producer Jamie Roy die in a car accident?!

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

 

Claim : DJ + Producer Jamie Roy Died In A Car Accident!

Immediately after news broke that Jamie Roy died in a car accident, rumour / fake news websites started making videos claiming that the DJ and producer died in a car accident.

Jamie Roy dj Death News | jamie roy cause of death ? | Jamie Roy passed away | Jamie Roy dead

Read more : Did DJ Jamie Roy Die From Vaccine SADS?!

 

No Evidence Jamie Roy Died Die In A Car Accident!

This is another example of FAKE NEWS that some YouTube channels are creating for more ad money. Here are the reasons why… and what we know so far.

Fact #1 : Jamie Roy’s Cause Of Death Is Unknown

First, let me just point out that NO ONE knows Jamie Roy’s cause of death.

All we know was what his family posted on his official Facebook page, announcing his death:

It is with much sadness that we share this message from Jamie Roy’s family:

“Jamie passed away yesterday. Jamie was a much loved and talented son, brother, nephew and uncle and loved by his many friends and colleagues both within the music industry and beyond that. We are all absolutely heartbroken.”

You will note that Jamie Roy’s family did not mention how he died. They certainly did not say that he died in a car accident!

It is possible that Jamie Roy could have died in a car accident, but until his family or the police reveals that information, it’s wrong for anyone to make that baseless claim.

Fact #2 : Jamie Roy Car Accident Video Is Fake

To gain views and click, YouTube videos were created with misleading titles, claiming to show the car accident in which Jamie Roy died. Terribly ghoulish and insensitive, if you ask me.

Fortunately – they are ALL fake, if you click and watch those videos. And why not?

There is currently no evidence that Jamie Roy actually died in a car accident. So why should there be any video or photo of that car accident?

Fact #3 : Car Crash Photo Was Taken Last Month

To mislead you, these fake video creators used a car crash photo that was taken in Palmdale, Los Angeles on August 6, 2022 – more than a month earlier.

That was a three-car crash in which one person died and four people were injured, and none of them (obviously) was Jamie Roy.

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Fact #4 : None Of Them Offered Any Evidence

No reputable media outlet even mentioned that Jamie Roy died in a car accident, much less had a video recorded for our ghoulish entertainment.

Yet, these no-name websites out of India and Pakistan somehow managed to get their grubby little hands on the photos or videos of Jamie Roy’s car accident?

Needless to say, none of those websites or YouTube channels actually offered any actual evidence that Jamie Roy died in a car accident.

Fact #5 : This Is Just Another Example Of Celebrity Fake News

This is yet another example of fake news created by rumour and fake news blogs to drive traffic and increase page views for ad money. Here are examples of other celebrity fake news that we debunked earlier:

Don’t 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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Do Vegan Tonkotsu Noodles Contain Pork?!

Do vegan Tonkotsu noodles contain pork, and are therefore not halal for Muslims to eat?!

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

 

Claim : Vegan Tonkotsu Noodles Contain Pork!

A packet of vegan Tonkotsu noodles has gone viral, with people claiming that it contains pork, and is therefore not halal for Muslims to consume. It’s often accompanied by comments like:

Kepada yg suka sgt Japanese Food. Berhati2 lah. (To those who love Japanese food, be careful)

Dunia hari ini… hati2 bila membeli (Be careful when buying things in today’s world)

Something is off about this

 

Truth : Vegan Tonkotsu Noodles Do NOT Contain Pork!

The photo of the Tonkotsu noodles packet has gone viral, with Muslim netizens in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand deeply concerned about its halal status, so here is what you need to know…

Fact #1 : That Is A Packet Of Vegan Tonkotsu Instant Noodles

First, let me just point out that many netizens did not bother to look at the photo properly.

It is stated clearly on the packet that it contains Tonkotsu with pork bone broth flavour.

The small labels also point out that this packet is not only vegan, it has a gluten-free soup base.

Fact #2 : Vegan Tonkotsu Noodles Do Not Contain Meat

This packet of vegan Tonkotsu noodles does NOT contain meat. Certainly not pork.

In fact, vegan food products by definition do NOT contain any animal products. That means it won’t contain meat, eggs, dairy products, or any other animal-derived substances.

The soup is made to mimic the taste of pork bone broth, using yeast extracts and garlic powder amongst other things.

For example, here are the ingredients of the Nissin Tonkotsu Instant Noodles – a similar vegan tonkotsu ramen product :

Noodles: Wheat Flour, Palm Oil, Tapioca Starch, Salt, Potassium Chloride (Salt Substitute), Sodium Phosphates, Potassium Carbonate, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Alginate, Guar Gum, Green Tea Powder, Tocopherols, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

Soup Base: Sugars (White Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Dextrose), Salt, Monosodium Glutamate, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Yeast Extracts, Soy Sauce Powder (Soybeans, Wheat, Salt), Garlic Powder, Fully Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Onion Powder, Dehydrated Green Onion, Guar Gum, Maltodextrin, Vegetable Oil, Milk Protein, Silicon Dioxide. Black Garlic Oil: Palm Oil, Garlic, Vegetable Oil, Caramel Colour.

As you can see – its ingredients are not only completely halal, they are also completely vegan.

Fact #3 : NAHA Halal Logo Was Used Without Permission

The packet of vegan Tonkotsu noodles also has a Nippon Asia Halal Association (NAHA) logo, which proclaims that it had been certified halal.

However, NAHA issued a statement on August 19, 2022 stating that it did not certify this noodle producer as Halal, and the brand did not receive their permission to use the NAHA Halal logo.

We never certify this company as halal. Even if the product is vegan, our Halal standards clearly explain that we dont allow this kind of label even if all ingredients are halal and process is halal dedicated. We are searching which company has used this label with our halal mark without our permission. Please discourage this and wherever you saw this product, please inform the store that this is fake label and fraud label.

Fact #4 : Invalid NAHA Logo Does Not Mean It Is Not Halal

I have to point out that NAHA did not certify this company, so the use of their label is illegal, even if the product itself is halal.

That is a certification issue, and does not mean that the vegan noodles are not halal.

For example, if the noodle company paid NAHA to certify this particular Tonkotsu instant noodle product, it would receive a certificate and the right to use the halal logo for just 1 year.

If the brand does not continue to pay NAHA for the halal certification, it will lose the right to use its halal logo, even though the instant noodles have not changed one bit, and remain just as halal as it was before.

In other words – certification confirms that the product is halal, but the lack of certification or even the use of lapsed / false certification does not mean that the product is not halal.

NAHA, for example, offers halal certification for mineral water with a 2-year validity period. But does that mean that mineral water without the NAHA logo is not halal?

Of course, if you are in doubt about whether vegan noodles are truly halal, it’s best to check with the religious authorities in your country.

 

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The Kalani David Death Video Scam!

Does a death video showing Hawaiian surfing champion Kalani David drowning really exist?!

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

 

Claim : Here Is The Kalani David Death Video!

A number of rumour / fake news websites have been capitalising on Hawaiian surfing prodigy, Kalani David, who tragically died out on the ocean.

They are claiming that they have the video of how he died, posting on YouTube

LifeStyle Magazine : Watch Kalani David death video https://bit.ly/3SkseUR with full detailed information. Pro Surfer champ suffered a massive seizure while practicing in the waters of Costa Rica #KalaniDavid

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Truth : There Is No Kalani David Death Video!

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 : Kalani David Drowned While Practicing

Kalani David suffered epileptic seizures while surfing off the coast of Costa Rica, and drowned.

He was practicing on his own, and not competing in a competition. So there would not have been any video cameras to capture his death.

Fact #2 : Kalani David Death Videos Are All Fake

A number of these websites created fake YouTube videos with misleading titles, claiming to show Kalani David’s death. Terribly ghoulish and insensitive, if you ask me.

Fortunately – they are ALL fake, if you click and watch those videos. And why not? There is currently no evidence that anyone actually witnessed Kalani drowning after he suffered seizures on the waves, much less recorded it on video.

Yes, it is possible that Kalani David was surfing with other people, and someone may have been recording the session.

But even if someone actually recorded Kalani David’s death on video (instead of rushing to help), he/she would have provided the video to the Costa Rica police, and it would have been held as evidence as they are still investigating his death.

Fact #3 : Title Screens Are Intentionally Misleading

To mislead you, these fake video creators used misleading screenshots of Kalani David from years earlier, or in one case – a May 2014 photo of surfers at Salsa Brava.

The photos showing Kalani David in a hospital bed are from his August 2016 seizure, and either his December 2016 heart operation, or someone who looks like him.

It is important to note that Kalani David drowned in the ocean. He never made it to the hospital. So these are fake title screens to lure you into clicking.

To be clear – there is no video footage of Kalani David drowning.

Read more : Did Surfing Champ Kalani David Die From Vaccine?!

Fact #4 : None Of Them Offered Any Evidence

No reputable media outlet even mentioned that his death was witnessed, much less recorded on video for our ghoulish entertainment.

Yet, these no-name websites out of India and Pakistan somehow managed to get their grubby little hands on the “death video” of Kalani David?

None of those websites claiming to show the Kalani David death video offered anything remotely close to “evidence”. Their articles will mention “death video” for SEO reasons, but offer nothing else.

Fact #5 : This Is Just Another Example Of Celebrity Fake News

This is yet another example of fake news created by rumour and fake news blogs to drive traffic and increase page views for ad money. Here are examples of other celebrity fake news that we debunked earlier:

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Did Surfing Champ Kalani David Die From Vaccine?!

Did Hawaiian surfing champion Kalani David die from a seizure caused by the COVID-19 vaccine?!

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

 

Claim : Surfing Champ Kalani David Died From Vaccine!

Within hours of news breaking that Kalani David died from a seizure out on the ocean, anti-vaccination activists started claiming that his seizure was caused by the COVID-19 vaccine.

Here are a few examples on social media :

Kalani David, 24, dies after having a seizure out on the water #CrimesAgainstHumanity 💉

Le surfeur hawaïen Kalani David décède à 24 ans 💉💉💉💉💉

Surf-skateboard prodigy Kalani David reported dead at 24 Vexed?

 

Truth : Surfing Champ Kalani David Did NOT Die From Vaccine!

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

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

Fact #1 : Kalani David Drowned After Having A Seizure Out At Sea

Kalani David Feeney Barrientos drowned after suffering a seizure while he was surfing in the ocean off Costa Rica on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

The Costa Rica Judicial Investigation Department confirmed that he drowned, stating:

He was surfing when he apparently suffered some kind of epileptic seizure and drowned. The death is still under investigation.

Fact #2 : His Mother Confirmed He Died From His Seizure

Kalani David’s mother, Andrea David, organised a GoFundMe to raise funds to bring his body back to the United States, so he can be buried next to his grandfather in Florida.

In that GoFundMe page, she confirmed that he “died of a massive seizure“. She noticeably did not mention the COVID-19 vaccine as a cause.

Our son is laying in wait at a morgue in San Jose, Costa Rica. He died of a massive seizure while surfing a remote area on Saturday, September 17.

Fact #3 : Kalani David Had Wolf-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Kalani David was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome, a congenital condition that causes the heart to beat abnormally fast.

The rapid heart rate, called supra-ventricular tachycardia (SVT), causes episodes of palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain and fainting. It can present with seizures in some patients.

By itself, WPW can cause sudden death through atrial or ventricular fibrillation. Coupled with seizures, it makes for a very dangerous situation.

Fact #4 : Kalani David Was Warned Against Surfing / Driving

Months before he died, he was warned by his neurologist to avoid surfing or driving, after suffering multiple seizures.

In a prescient June 22, 2022 Instagram post, he shared that his doctor warned him that if he had a seizure while surfing, he will either die or “become a vegetable”.

He also mentioned that he suffered from those seizures quite often, even when he was sleeping.

With these seizures I keep having my neurologist said no driving and no surfing until I stop having them. I mean I could surf but, if I was to have one and don’t get saved in time I’ll either die or become a vegetable because I don’t have enough air to my brain.

I keep getting lucky, I had a seizure driving and the other in the water within a couple months. The past couple years been having seizures sleeping and just Angels watching over me cause idk how I keep getting so lucky and living thru it all. Time to get this stuff in order so I can move ahead in life, at least I can skate and fish!

Fact #5 : Kalani David Almost Died TWICE In 2016

When Kalani David had his first seizure in August 2016, he was skateboarding. He immediately fell on his face, unconscious, with his heart stopped. Fortunately, he was revived in an ambulance, but he suffered another 3 seizures in the hospital.

I was just skating Prince Park in Oceanside, I was working on a run, and right after I finished my run I told my friend, “I don’t feel good. I feel really weird.”

That’s the last thing I remember, but I guess right then mmy heart stopped and I fell over, smashed my face on the asphalt. When I woke up I was in the ambulance, then I passed back out. When I woke up the next time I was in the ER.

He also shared a photo of himself recovering from that 2016 seizure. That photo, sadly, is being misused by some websites which are claiming that it’s a photo of Kalani David dying / lying dead in the hospital in 2022.

Hence, I have no choice but to plaster a misleading overlay to prevent this photo from being further abused.

Just before Christmas 2016, he suffered another seizure. This time, while he was sleeping. He ended up seizing for about 6 hours before a friend found him.

He spent two days in a medically-induced coma, and underwent an open-heart surgery to try and “burn off” the extra electrical pathway in his heart.

I’ve been born with this heart disease and now with all the stress and emotions it’s been triggered. The doctor said I’m lucky to even be alive after seizing for more than 6 hours. Which I was dead for 2 days.

I’m going into heart surgery right now to get this extra piece of muscle burned. I gotta move on with my life and focus on my career

Fact #6 : Unknown If Kalani David Was Vaccinated

It is currently unknown if Kalani David 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 States, despite what anti-vaccination activists may claim.

And Costa Rica no longer requires travellers to show proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test.

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 Athletes Dying From COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

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

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

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

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Did King Charles III Wear Buttons Wrongly On Day 1?!

Did King Charles III wear his coat buttons wrongly on the first day as monarch?!

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

 

Claim : King Charles III Wore His Buttons Wrongly On First Day!

This photo of King Charles III has gone viral, showing him wearing his coat buttons wrongly. It’s accompanied by this message :

First day without mom, at his age of 74!!

Look at his coat buttons. I’m speechless.

 

Truth : King Charles III Did Not Wear His Buttons Wrongly On First Day!

This is yet another example of celebrity FAKE NEWS circulating on social media, and here are the facts why…

Fact #1 : That Photo Was Taken In 2018

First, let me confirm that the photo is genuine, and was not photoshopped in any way. However, the claim that King Charles III put on his coat buttons wrongly on the first day as monarch is false.

That’s because this iconic photo was taken by Getty Images photographer Luc Gnago on November 1, 2018 – about 4 years ago.

Fact #2 : That Photo Was Taken In Gambia

It cannot possibly be taken recently either, because both the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at that time were flanked by Gambian officials.

This photo was taken at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Fajara, Gambia, during their tour of West Africa.

Earlier photos show the Prince of Wales wearing his coat properly. He must have unbuttoned it and absentmindedly buttoned it back up again.

Fact #3 : King Charles III Was Only 69 Years Old

The Prince of Wales was only 69 years old when the viral photo was taken in 2018, and he was only 73 years old when he was proclaimed King by the Accession Council on 10 September 2022.

King Charles III was born on 14 November 1948, and would only be 74 years old on 14 November 2022.

What’s a couple of months more, you say? Absolutely nothing to liars, and everything to people who believe that facts matter.

Fact #4 : Queen Elizabeth II Wouldn’t Have Buttoned His Coat

Only idiots would believe that if Queen Elizabeth II was still alive, she would be there to button the coat properly for the Prince of Wales.

I’m speechless that there are people who would actually laugh at a senior citizen for absentmindedly buttoning up his coat. Or believe that his 96 year-old mother would have been there to do it for him.

As King (or Prince at that time), he would have aides to help him dress properly. If no one else is there, there’s always Camila, the Duchess of Cornwall then, and now the Queen Consort.

Fact #5 : This Is Just Another Example Of Celebrity Fake News

This is yet another example of fake news created by celebrity blogs to drive traffic and increase page views for ad money. Here are examples of other celebrity fake news that we debunked earlier:

Please be wary when you read viral celebrity news like this. Be sure to check if they are real before sharing!

 

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Did The Queen’s Royal Guard Collapse From Vaccine?!

Did Queen Elizabeth II’s Royal Guard collapse during her funeral because of the COVID-19 vaccine?!

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

 

Claim : Queen’s Royal Guard Collapsed From COVID-19 Vaccine!

On 14 September 2022, a Royal Guard collapsed on live TV during Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. That video clip went viral the next day, with people sharing it with such comments:

The Queen’s Royal Guard suddenly fell to the ground, How many shots of #Vaccine has he taken? #Vaccinedisater

Royal guard at the Queen’s coffin has collapsed. That just means the vaccine is working!

Even royal guard joins sudden death world’s event #vaccine

 

Truth : Queen’s Royal Guard Did NOT Collapse From COVID-19 Vaccine!

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

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

Fact #1 : The Royal Guard Did Not Die

The Royal Guard who fainted while keeping guard around Queen Elizabeth II’s casket did not die. So the claim that he was another case of “sudden death” is false.

The man blacked out and fell forwards, sprawling onto the floor off the podium, as police officers rushed to his aid. He recovered shortly afterwards.

This was confirmed by a Beefeater who was also holding vigil at the Queen’s casket – RAF veteran Tam Reilly, who said, “As far as I know, he recovered shortly afterwards“.

Fact #2 : He Had To Stand Completely Still For 6 Hours

The ceremonial guards surrounding the Queen’s casket have to stand completely still for 6 hours at a time.

The only opportunity for them to break that monotony is the position rotation that occurs every 20 minutes. But otherwise, they have to stay completely still.

The human body is not meant to stand straight for long periods of time. Hence, it is not surprising for any one of these ceremonial guards to faint after standing still for so long.

Fact #3 : Not Uncommon For Ceremonial Guards To Faint

It is not uncommon for ceremonial troops like the Queen’s Royal Guard to faint or collapse at any event that requires standing for long periods of time, like Trooping the Colour.

In fact, it is so common that the soldiers are taught how to “faint to attention”. They should avoid toppling sideways, or try to lean onto nearby support.

But if they must faint, the soldiers are expected to faint forward, while still holding their rifle at attention, or with their arms at their side.

In the 2017 Trooping the Colour parade, five soldiers toppled over on that extremely hot day. You will note that it was many years before COVID-19 vaccines were invented.

In other words – COVID-19 vaccines are not the reason for British soldiers collapsing during such ceremonies.

Fact #4 : Unknown If He Was Vaccinated

The Royal Guard soldier who collapsed was not named. His vaccination status was certainly not revealed.

So there is really no way for anyone to know if he was vaccinated against COVID-19. For all we know – he could be completely unvaccinated!

The COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United Kingdom, despite what anti-vaccination activists may claim.

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

Even if the Royal Guard was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, he would have received all of his doses many months ago.

He cannot possibly have collapsed 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.

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How David Wolfe “Proved” Vaccines Cause SADS!

Take a look at how David Avocado Wolfe “proved” that vaccines cause SADS, and find out what the facts really are!

 

David Wolfe : This Is Proof Vaccines Cause SADS

David Avocado Wolfe believes he has proven that vaccines cause SADS. A man of few facts, he recently posted three Google searches as evidence:

died suddenly 2020 : About 46,600,000 results

died suddenly 2021 : About 73,600,000 results

died suddenly 2022 : About 1,060,000,000 results

His fans immediately started sharing his post with comments like:

👀🤯..and people still don’t see what’s going on here.. THIS IS NOT NORMAL, DO NOT NORMALIZE SUDDEN ADULT DEATH SYNDROME!!

IT IS THE #vaccine AND #BoosterShots #VaccineSideEffects #VaccineDeaths #vaccineinjuries #SADS #SuddenAdultDeathSyndrome #suddendeaths2022 #SuddenDeath

Read more : Did More Die From Vaccine Than Virus In Taiwan?!

 

David Wolfe Is WRONG About Vaccines Causing SADS

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

Fact #1 : Google Search Results Are Not Evidence

Amazingly, the only evidence David Avocado Wolfe offered as a screenshot of three Google search results, using the keywords “died suddenly 2020“, “died suddenly 2021“, and “died suddenly 2022“.

The screenshot showed a progressive increase in the number of Google search results, from 46.6 million for “died suddenly 2020“, to 73.6 million for “died suddenly 2021“, and 1.06 billion for “died suddenly 2022“.

The trouble is – Google search results list the number of online articles containing those key words. They are not evidence of anything else.

They are certainly not evidence that vaccines cause sudden deaths, or Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS).

In fact, the Google search results will include this fact check article, and other articles debunking this claim!

Fact #2 : “Future” Google Search Results Show A Declining Trend

If you search for “died suddenly” in future years, you will notice that the numbers suddenly drop to 12.1 million in 2023, 5.91 million in 2024, and just 3.04 million in 2025.

Do these results imply that there will be a massive drop in sudden adult death syndrome cases in the coming years? Of course, not! These are Google SEARCH RESULTS, not evidence.

Fact #3 : Those Keywords Are Too Generic

The keywords “died suddenly” followed by a year are really too generic. They could mean anything that “died suddenly”, with the search results including:

  • computer died suddenly
  • phone died suddenly
  • fridge died suddenly
  • television died suddenly
  • erection died suddenly
  • car died suddenly
  • dog died suddenly
  • Russian oligarchs died suddenly

David Avocado Wolfe appears to have intentionally selected those keywords to maximise the number of results.

He could have selected more accurate keywords like “vaccine cause SADS” or “vaccine sudden death“, but they would have yielded far fewer search results… or worse, numbers that do not show a progressive increase over the years.

Read more : Did 5 Doctors Die Right After Getting Booster Dose?!

Fact #4 : COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Cause SADS

Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS), also known as Sudden Adult Death Syndrome, exists, but is not 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 #5 : COVID-19 Vaccines Proven Safe + Effective

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

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

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

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

Fact #56 : David Wolfe Is Known Fake News Creator

David Avocado Wolfe is infamous for making up all sorts of absurd claims that have been proven to be false, time and time again.

  • Chocolate is an octave of sun energy
  • Mushrooms come from distant planets, and came to our planet through the cosmic wind
  • Gravity is a hoax, and a toxin
  • Solar panels are draining the sun’s energy
  • The Earth is flat

Everything he says must be considered as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

 

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Did Brooklyn Couple Steal Palestinian Couple’s Home?!

Did a couple from Brooklyn steal a home that was once owned by an elderly Palestinian couple?

Take a look at the photo that Michael Moore made viral, and find out what the FACTS really are!

 

Claim : Brooklyn Couple Stole This Palestinian Couple’s Home!

People keep sharing this photo as “evidence” that Americans / Israelis are stealing Palestinian homes, every time there is a conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

It notably went super viral in May 2021, after Michael Moore posted it on his Facebook wall.

If someone took/stole your home right now, and moved you out because a theocracy ordered it — or what if this same theocracy bulldozed your home and tossed you out into a field and told you and your children to GTF outta here — what would YOUR response be?

What would you have the moral right to do about it? And to be perfectly clear, I don’t care if it was a Christian Fascist German soldier in 1941 forcibly removing you from your home, or an American bank in 2008 forcibly removing you and kicking you to the curb while taking your home — it’s gut-check time, folks (and yes, I mean you too, fellow pacifists):

What would you have the moral and human right and DUTY to do about it, to respond to it, to stop it? And would the rest of the world just stand by and let you suffer as it so often does?

When do we all just put a stop to this, to grind the gears of the machine to a complete halt and replace the plutocracy (we’re not a democracy), the theocracy (you’re not a democracy), and any racial, religious or corporate supremacy with TRUE democracy, FULL human rights, and love?

 

Truth : Brooklyn Couple Did NOT Steal This Palestinian Couple’s Home!

This is a rather iconic photo – a Palestinian couple looking at what used to be their ancestral home, now occupied by an Israeli couple.

We decided to investigate the photo, and here was what we found…

Fact #1 : The Photo Was Taken In Israel

This photo is genuine, and was taken in the village of Ijzim, about 30 minutes south of Haifa in Israel.

Just to be clear, Ijzim is not in the West Bank, or the Gaza Strip – territory under partial or full Palestinian control.

Fact #2 : The Photo Was Taken In 2020

Despite what people may say, this photo was not taken recently. It was taken and published in May 2020.

The last time the elderly Palestinian couple was in Ijzim was 72 years ago.

Fact #3 : Ijzim Was Depopulated In 1948

Israel captured Ijzim during the 1948 War, and the majority of the villagers fled or were expelled during the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe).

The Israelis quickly demolished the Arab houses to make way for permanent Jewish settlements.

Photo credit : Fred Csasznik – Front cover of The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem by Benny Morris, Cambridge University Press 1989.

Fact #4 : Palestinians No Longer Own These Lands

While the Nakba can be argued as morally wrong, this is not an uncommon practice whenever a country annexes or conquers a region.

For example, the Soviet Union expelled Germans from East Prussia after World War 2, and gave the southern part to Poland, while Lithuania was given the northern part.

Today, East Prussia is part of Poland and Lithuania – both members of the European Union and NATO. Germans who were expelled between 1945 and 1949 can visit their ancestral homes, but they cannot claim ownership over those lands.

More directly – there is no evidence the elderly Palestinian couple have any paper to prove their prior ownership of the land on which their home used to be.

Fact #5 : The House Was Not Their Home

The house in the photo is not the same house that the elderly Palestinian couple used to live in.

That house, which belonged to the Palestinian man’s father, was demolished during the Nakba, and a new home was built on the land.

So it is factually wrong to say that the elderly Palestinian couple was looking at “the house they once lived in“. The house they were looking at is completely different from the house they once lived in.

That does not mean that the Palestinian couple has no right to feel hurt over their loss. It was, after all, where they once lived.

But whether they are entitled to that land that they abandoned more than 70 years ago is another question altogether.

Fact #6 : It Was Part Of An Al-Jazeera Project

For those who doubt the authenticity of the photo, I can confirm that it is genuine and was taken as part of an al-Jazeera project.

In May 2020, Najwan Simri of Al Jazeera took an elderly Palestinian couple to visit their original homes and to meet their current Israeli residents.

Here is the Al Jazeera video clip, as well as an English translation.

Some towns and cities inside the Green Line will become the hope of those in the diaspora. But they will also become a station of refuge for others.

Here lives a family uprooted from a nearby village. We had an appointment with Hajjeh Im Samir to accompany her there. Her [ailing] husband insisted on coming with us because he said the air of Ijzim is the best cure.

Despite its beauty, the road there seems desolate as if it gets you to the place but doesn’t take you there. Eagerly, Im Samir organizes our tour for us and tells us the names of the [Palestinian] owners of the houses.

Our first stop is God’s house. Its stones have been preserved as they were. Alone, the colors of its locked doors change each time the dryness of the seasons intensifies.

Here, Abu Samir does not stay in the car because this stop [station] is the location for which he has most longed in order to banish the other stations of his life. “This was our house, my father’s house. After the ‘48 wars, the Jews occupied it.”

After a few minutes, the residents of the house come out to [the gate]. They ask us what we want. We say, this is the owner of the house; how do you feel living in a house built on the wreckage of his house? [The answer] Frankly, I don’t feel anything. I am very happy. Living here is very enjoyable.

How strange is the distance between the owner of the house and he who is occupying it. How strange is the irony between he who has to stand inside the gate and he who must stand outside the gate. How strong Abu Samir is! For other uprooted people have refused to accompany us [on our tour]. One of them told us that he cannot bear to glimpse through the window of his father’s house a foreigner living there.

And that [glimpse] could possibly be of a strange symbol, like [what is glimpsed through the window] of a stolen [Palestinian] school converted into a temple with an emblem [the flag of Israel] that is not as old as the memory of the stones of the school.

And so, an extreme picture! It is said that the passage of time helps in forgetting, but, in the Palestinian case, it seems that the equation of time is different and that the years are merely a number. Rather, the longer the banishment of the Palestinians is, the more they remember.

– This is Najwan Simri, reporting from the depopulated village of Ijzim for Al Jazeera.

Fact #7 : No Evidence The Couple Was From Brooklyn

The most authoritative source was Al Jazeera, and even they did not identify the Israeli couple, much less confirmed that they were from Brooklyn, New York City.

Despite my extensive searching, I could find no source to back up this claim. None of the earlier posts using this picture – in May to June 2020 – even mentioned that the Israeli couple were from Brooklyn.

Therefore, it is highly likely that their Brooklyn origin is completely bogus, and was added much later.

Many detractors have pointed out that this is of no importance. If that is true, then I ask – why lie about this? Why claim, without evidence, that the couple was from Brooklyn?

IMHO, it must have been important for the people who added this “Brooklyn” connection to tie this “occupation” of Palestinian land to the Americans. Hence, the necessity to claim that the Jewish couple was from the United States.

 

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Did Matthew Rodrigopulle Die From Vaccine / Accident?

Did Global News reporter Matthew Rodrigopulle die suddenly from the COVID-19 vaccine, or a car accident?

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

 

Claim : Matthew Rodrigopulle Died From Vaccine / Car Accident!

Right after news broke that 24 year-old Global News reporter Matthew Rodrigopulle died suddenly, people started claiming he died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

But ghoul news websites started claiming that he died from a car accident. Here is a selection of social media posts or article titles on his death :

StopTechy : Matthew Rodrigopulle died as a result of an accident.
NewsMixed : Matthew Rodrigopulle died consequently of an accident.
ScandleUSA : Matthew Rodrigopulle died because of an accident.

FULLY VAXXED + BOOSTED 24YO REPORTER MATTHEW RODRIGOPULLE FROM GLOBAL REGINA
one thing in common wake up people!

Global Regina News: En pleure sa collègue annonce le décès de Matthew Rodrigopulle 24ans
Il était vacciné et boosté
Son décès est dû à SADS post-vax dimanche dans sa maison de Regina
Matthew était un idolater et militant de la vaccinations, au point d’offrir sa vie à Pfizer!

Global Regina News: Crying his colleague announces the death of Matthew Rodrigopulle 24ans He was vaccinated and boosted His death was due to SADS post-vax on Sunday at his Regina home Matthew was an idolizer and vaccine activist, to the point of offering his life to Pfizer!

 

Truth : Matthew Rodrigopulle Did NOT Die From Vaccine / Accident!

It’s becoming a tradition for anti-vaccination activists to immediately blame all celebrity deaths or illnesses on the COVID-19 vaccine, while ghoul news websites try to peddle other causes.

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

Fact #1 : Matthew Rodrigopulle Died Of Natural Causes

24 year-old Matthew Rodrigopulle died suddenly of natural causes at his home in Regina on Sunday, September 4, 2022.

So he did not die from the COVID-19 vaccine, or a car accident.

This was confirmed in an article by the School of Journalism at his alma mater – the Toronto Metropolitan University, formerly Ryerson University.

Fact #2 : His Family Never Blamed Vaccine For His Death

Matthew Rodrigopulle’s funeral was held in Ajax, Ontario, on September 12, 2022; and his family asked that donations be made in his memory to the charity of your choice.

In that memorial page, Matthew’s family wrote about the impact he had on everyone’s lives, and celebrated his achievements and abilities.

But not once did they blame the COVID-19 vaccine for his death. If his death was caused by COVID-19 vaccination, you can be sure that his family would have said something to that effect, but they notably did not do that.

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

Recommended : Did Netflix Star David Arnold Die From Vaccine SADS?!

Fact #3 : Matthew Rodrigopulle Was Fully Vaccinated

When news broke that Matthew Rodrigopulle died suddenly, anti-vaccination activists gleefully posted evidence of his COVID-19 vaccination on his last Twitter post.

So yes, Matthew Rodrigopulle was fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, and he strongly encouraged people to wear a face mask and get vaccinated.

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

Matthew Rodrigopulle was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 a long time ago – on June 4, 2021, He also received his booster dose on December 23, 2021.

In other words, he received all of his doses more than 9 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 : COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Cause SADS

It is possible that Matthew Rodrigopulle 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 #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 Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

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

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

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 BTS RM Beat Henry Cavill As World’s Most Handsome Man?!

Did RM (Kim Nam-joon) of the Korean boy band BTS beat Henry Cavill as the World’s Most Handsome Man?!

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

 

Claim : BTS RM Beat Henry Cavill As Most Handsome Man!

The Internet just went berserk with the news that Kim Nam-joon beat Henry Cavill as the World’s Most Handsome Man in the TC Candler survey.

Many websites went viral with articles claiming that the BTS band leader (also known as RM) dethroned Henry Cavill for the title. Here is just two examples :

BTS Member Kim Namjoon is now the most handsome man in the world by defeating Henry Cavill, says a survey by TC Candler.

Henry Cavill, was considered the most handsome man in the world. However, BTS leader has taken away the title from him.

The British actor Henry Cavill is undoubtedly the most popular actor presently. He is the number 1 Superman, ran with Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible, is Geralt in The Witcher, and is a contender for the next James Bond.

However, he is still one place behind in the list of the most handsome men in the world. Although he dominated the list for quite a long time, according to netizens Superman doesn’t hold a candle to BTS leader, RM!

According to a recent survey that TC Candler conducted for the most handsome man alive, Kim Namjoon also known as RM raced ahead of him to take the number one spot. Although this is the first time for the Korean pop star, Cavill has been a permanent feature on the list.

Recommended : Did Henry Cavill Help Nephew Prove Superman Is His Uncle?

 

BTS RM Did Not Beat Henry Cavill As Most Handsome Man… Yet

The truth is – this is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created to generate hype for the page views and ad money, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Henry Cavill Was Never Voted World’s Most Handsome Man

As handsome as Witcher star Henry Cavill is, he was never voted World’s Most Handsome Man in any TC Candler annual lists.

In fact, both Henry Cavill and RM (Kim Nam-joon) from BTS were never even in the Top 5 of any TC Candler annual list ever!

So the claim that RM from BTS beat Henry Cavill for the top spot is already wrong.

Fact #2 : Voting Only Takes Place In December

TC Candler only opens voting for the 100 Most Beautiful Faces and 100 Most Handsome Faces in December of every year.

In other words, voting has not even occurred for the 2022 edition of either list, so any claim that RM (Kim Nam-joon) from BTS or Henry Cavill winning the 2022 list is false.

Fact #3 : TC Candler Refuted The Claim

TC Candler issued a statement on August 23, 2022, refuting the claim that Kim Nam-joon beat Henry Cavill as the World’s Most Handsome Man in their survey.

Statement:

For those who haver been asking and spreading the meme… No, we have not released the 2022 Lists yet. We only ever release the Top 100 lists in late December.

As much as we like both RM (Kim Nam-joon) and Henry Cavill, neither of them has ever been crowned the winner or even been in the Top 5.

Nothing has been decided in 2022 and nothing will be until we hold a vote in December.

If you see the meme or the news story floating around social media, please ignore and don’t share.

Thank you — TC Candler

Fact #4 : This Is Just Another Example Of Celebrity Fake News

This is yet another example of fake news created by celebrity blogs to drive traffic and increase page views for ad money.

Here are examples of other celebrity fake news that we debunked earlier:

Please be wary when you read viral celebrity news like this. Be sure to check if they are real before sharing!

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Fact #1 : Kaden Clymer Has Inferior Vena Cava Atresia

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

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

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

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

Fact #2 : Inferior Vena Cava Atresia Causes Blood Clots

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Was Donald Trump Queen Elizabeth II’s Favourite President?!

Was Donald Trump really Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite US President?!

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Claim : Donald Trump Was Queen Elizabeth II’s Favourite President?!

US conservatives and fans of Donald Trump have been excitedly promoting the claim that the former US President was Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite!

It started, at least in a big way, when Newsmax anchor Greg Kelley made the claim while announcing the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Greg Kelley also claimed that “this was the most genuine relationship with an American president that she had” and that “the affection was mutual“.

Recommended : Did BTS RM Beat Henry Cavill As World’s Most Handsome Man?!

 

Donald Trump Was Unlikely Queen Elizabeth II’s Favourite President!

This is really nothing more than hyperbole, if not fake news, by Greg Kelly and Trump fans… and here are the reasons why.

Fact #1 : Queen Elizabeth II Met 13 US Presidents

First, let us establish some basic facts about Queen Elizabeth II and US Presidents.

Through her long seven-decade reign, she met with 13 out of the last 14 US Presidents, starting with Harry Truman and ending with Joe Biden.

The only US President she did not meet was Lyndon Johnson, who did not visit the United Kingdom during his presidency.

Fact #2 : Queen Elizabeth II Never Expressed A Preference… Officially

Queen Elizabeth II was famous for her discretion during her official duties, and never said anything controversial about any US President.

She certainly did not mention any particular preference for any US President, at least officially.

Fact #3 : Donald Trump Repeatedly Asked Queen Elizabeth II

Of all of the thirteen US Presidents to meet Queen Elizabeth II, only Donald Trump was vain (and foolish) enough to repeatedly ask her who was her favourite President.

I’ll never forget, I’d say, “Who was your favourite President?’ And she’d say, ‘I liked them all, I liked every one of them.

Fact #4 : Queen Elizabeth II Said To Leave Indirect Clues

Much has been said about the indirect messages Queen Elizabeth II conveyed through her attire, her gifts and the decoration of the room where she met dignitaries.

For example, she notably wore yellow and had yellow flowers in her drawing room when she met with Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak on 14 July 2011.

It was seen as an indirect nod towards the Bersih movement for free and fair elections in Malaysia, which used yellow as its official colour.

In fact, anti-Najib protestors also wore yellow and carried yellow signs when they protested outside the Mansion House in London, where Najib Razak was due for a meeting with the business community there.

She never said anything controversial to Donald Trump, but there were notable hints of her displeasure :

  • She gave Trump a book, even though he was notorious for hating to read.
  • The book – a first-edition copy of The Second World War – was written by Winston Churchill – a notable anti-fascist.
  • She made remarks about the importance of alliances and International institutions, right after Trump tried to undermine several alliances and international institutions.
  • The Trumps were not invited to stay at Buckingham Palace, unlike previous Presidents, allegedly due to ongoing renovations, even though it has 775 rooms, including 52 Royal and guest bedrooms.

Fact #5 : Queen Elizabeth II Only Invited Obamas After They Left Office

While Queen Elizabeth II did not officially name any US President as her favourite, her actions suggest that it was Barack Obama.

Queen Elizabeth met then President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in April 2009, and met them several times after that during his Presidency.

His last visit as President would be to Windsor Castle in 2016 for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebration, but it would not have been his last if the Queen had her way.

Queen Elizabeth II apparently liked the Obamas so much that she repeatedly asked her staff to invite them back after Barack Obama left office. A former employee explained it to royal author Tom Quinn :

The queen has a soft spot for Americans after meeting Barack Obama who she completely fell in love with – so much so that she has frequently asked her courtiers if they could arrange for him to come to Britain now he is no longer president.

The Queen has never invited any other US President to visit her once they left office. Only the Obamas were invited back, which speaks volumes about her regard for the Obamas.

The Queen was even photographed with Michelle Obama, with their arms around each other in 2009 – a gesture of fondness unseen with other First Ladies who met with the Queen.

If anyone can lay claim to being Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite US President, it would undoubtedly be Barack Obama, not Donald Trump.

 

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Dr. Adrian Wong has been writing about tech and science since 1997, even publishing a book with Prentice Hall called Breaking Through The BIOS Barrier (ISBN 978-0131455368) while in medical school.

He continues to devote countless hours every day writing about tech, medicine and science, in his pursuit of facts in a post-truth world.

 

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