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Did Iceland Ban COVID Vaccines After Sudden Deaths?!

Did Iceland just ban all COVID-19 vaccines after experiencing a spike in sudden deaths?!

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

 

Claim : Iceland Banned COVID Vaccines After Sudden Deaths!

People are sharing an article by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), suggesting or claiming that Iceland is no longer offering COVID-19 vaccines to its general population after a spike in sudden deaths!

Steve Kirsch : Iceland No Longer Offers Covid Vaccines To General Population After Spike In Sudden Deaths – The People’s Voice

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

Iceland No Longer Offers Covid Vaccines To General Population After Spike In Sudden Deaths – The People’s Voice

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Truth : Iceland Did Not Ban COVID-19 Vaccines!

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

Fact #1 : Iceland Has Not Banned COVID-19 Vaccines

Let me just start by pointing out that Iceland did not ban COVID-19 vaccines. Anyone who even takes 5 seconds to check would have discovered this.

For one thing – the website of Iceland’s Directorate of Health did not announce any ban of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Articles claiming that the decision to ban the COVID-19 vaccines was published by the Icelandic newspaper Morgunbladid also did not provide an actual link to the announcement. In fact, Morgunbladid actually posted on 3 October 2023 (English translation) that Iceland just started its COVID-19 vaccination campaign for the winter season!

Fact #2 : Iceland Refuted Claims It Banned COVID-19 Vaccines

On 29 November 2023, the Chief Epidemiologist at the Icelandic Directorate of Health, Guðrún Aspelund, refuted claims that Iceland banned COVID-19 vaccines.

She also dismissed claims that there was a spike in sudden deaths in Iceland, and explained that Iceland was now recommending the COVID-19 vaccines to high-risk groups, instead of vaccinating the entire population.

Iceland has not banned COVID-19 vaccines, and there are no soaring sudden deaths either.

COVID-19 vaccinations are being administered and recommended to certain high-risk groups, but with no immediate plans to vaccinate the entire population.

Aspelund explained that Iceland is recommending the COVID-19 vaccine this fall and winter season for:

  • people older than 60 years,
  • people older than 5 with underlying conditions, and
  • healthcare workers.

She also stated that even though Iceland has scaled back vaccine purchases to minimise waste, there will be enough vaccines if more people want to get vaccinated:

There is no shortage, and if additional groups require vaccination, it is feasible.

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Fact #3 : Iceland Started New COVID-19 Vaccinations In October 2023!

On 2 October 2023, the Icelandic Directorate of Health announced that the updated Pfizer COMINARTY XBB 1.5 vaccine for COVID-19 was available for the winter season of 2023-2024. It also recommended that these groups should receive priority for this new COVID-19 vaccine:

  • All persons 60 years of age or older.

  • All children and adults with chronic heart, lung, kidney, and liver disease, obesity, diabetes, malignancy, or immunosuppressive disease caused by drugs or disease.

  • Pregnant women.

  • Healthcare professionals who care for individuals in the risk groups listed above.

It also pointed out that the new COVID-19 vaccines will be made free of charge for the high-risk groups above, and that their vaccinations will be carried out in healthcare centres, nursing homes, hospitals and certain pharmacies in the capital area.

Fact #4 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Publishing Fake News

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

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

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

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Spirit of the North : How To Get This Game For FREE!

Spirit of the North is FREE to download and keep for a Limited Time!

Find out how to get it FREE, and tell your friends!

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Spirit of the North

Spirit of the North is a single-player 3rd-person adventure game inspired by the breathtaking and mysterious landscapes of Iceland. The story takes root from various pieces of Nordic folklore.

Play as an ordinary red fox whose story becomes entwined with the guardian of the Northern Lights, a magical spirit fox.

As you journey over the mountains and under red-stained skies, you’ll discover more about your companion and land left in ruin.

Uniquely designed to purposefully have no dialog or narration. Players must breathe in their surroundings to solve various puzzles and speculate the meaning of a lost ancient civilization.

  • Make your way across stunning landscapes, on an emotionally stirring journey.
  • Solve environmental puzzles to change the world around you, using ancient powers bestowed upon you by the guardian of the Northern Lights.
  • Follow the mysterious Spirit Fox across a land left in ruin as you discover more about a lost civilization.
  • Moving orchestral soundtrack featuring 14 original compositions.

 

Spirit of the North : How To Get It FREE!

Make sure you follow these steps to get this game for FREE by 22 September 2022 at 11 PM (GMT+8).

  1. Go to the Epic Games Store.
  2. Log into your Epic Games Store account, or create a new account.
  3. Go to the Spirit of the North page in the Epic Games Store.
  4. Click on the Get button.
  5. In the checkout page, click Place Order.

That’s it! It is now added to your Epic Games account, and you can download and install it anytime after this.

 

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WHO Convenes Emergency Meeting On Monkeypox Outbreak!

The WHO has convened an emergency meeting on the monkeypox outbreak that has spread to 56 countries!

Here is what you need to know…

 

WHO Convenes Emergency Meeting On Monkeypox Outbreak!

On 23 June 2022, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus convened an emergency committee meeting under Article 48 of the International Health Regulations to discuss the current monkeypox outbreak.

Chaired by Dr. Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele and Dr. Nicola Low, this emergency WHO meeting on monkeypox is only open to members and advisors of the Emergency Committee.

The findings of this emergency meeting would be conveyed to the Director-General of WHO, on whether the outbreak should be classified as a public health emergency of international concern, and also on potential recommendations on how to address it.

This meeting comes as an NGO called World Health Network (unrelated to WHO) issued a press release describing the current monkeypox outbreak as a “pandemic”, urging “immediate and effective action” from country and global health authorities.

This led to a bit of confusion, as their names and acronyms were similar (WHO vs WHN). To be clear, WHO has not declared a monkeypox pandemic.

Read more : What You Must Know About Monkeypox!

 

Over 4,000 Monkeypox Cases Confirmed In 56 Countries!

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

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

However, nothing has come close to the 2022 monkeypox outbreak which has now affected at least 56 countries outside of endemic African countries, with over 4,000 cases!

Country Confirmed
Cases
Suspected
Cases
Total
Spain 918 100 1,018
United Kingdom 793 793
Germany 676 676
France 330 330
Portugal 328 328
Canada 223 45 268
United States 173 173
Netherlands 167 167
Italy 85 85
Belgium 77 1 78
Switzerland 52 52
Ireland 28 28
Ghana 18 18
Brazil 11 6 17
Israel 16 16
Australia 13 13
Denmark 13 13
Sweden 13 13
UAE 13 13
Austria 12 12
Poland 12 12
Mexico 9 9
Slovenia 9 9
Hungary 7 7
Czech Republic 6 6
Uganda 6 6
Romania 5 5
Argentina 4 4
Finland 4 4
Malta 4 4
Norway 4 4
Somalia 4 4
Chile 3 3
Colombia 3 3
Greece 3 3
Iceland 3 3
Bulgaria 2 2
Latvia 2 2
Morocco 1 1 2
Bahamas 1 1
Cayman Islands 1 1
Fiji 1 1
Georgia 1 1
Gibraltar 1 1
Haiti 1 1
Libya 1 1
Lebanon 1 1
Luxembourg 1 1
Serbia 1 1
Singapore 1 1
South Africa 1 1
South Korea 1 1
Uruguay 1 1
Venezuela 1 1
Zambia 1 1
TOTAL 4,049 170 4,219

 

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