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Is Japan Banning mRNA Vaccines For Causing Turbo Cancer?!

Is Japan going to ban mRNA vaccines because they cause turbo cancer?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Japan To Ban mRNA Vaccines For Causing Turbo Cancer!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed or suggested that Japan is going to ban mRNA vaccines because they cause turbo cancer!

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

Japan To Ban mRNA As Turbo Cancers Among Vaxxed Skyrocket

Turbo cancers are exploding among the vaccinated according to Japan’s leading oncologist who has slammed the mainstream media and Big Pharma in the West for covering up the extent of the medical crisis engulfing the world.

Recommended : Did Japan Order Investigation Of COVID-19 Vaccine Deaths?!

 

Truth : Japan Is Not Banning mRNA Vaccines For Causing Turbo Cancer!

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

Fact #1 : Japan Did Not Order Any COVID-19 Vaccine Investigation

The People’s Voice claimed that “Professor Emeritus Dr. Masanori Fukushima was ordered by the Japanese government” to investigate the skyrocketing excess deaths in Japan. That’s utter nonsense.

In fact, The People’s Voice made the same false claim in June 2023, that was already debunked earlier.

The Japanese government did not order any investigation into COVID-19 vaccines or excess deaths, much less ordered Professor Emeritus Dr. Masanori Fukushima to conduct it!

The truth is – Dr. Masanori Fukushima took upon himself to call for a press conference on 2 February 2023 to announce that he decided to “file a lawsuit against the Japanese government” over COVID-19 vaccines.

Fact #2 : Japanese Government Refuted Claim Last Year

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) told AAP FactCheck in February 2023 that there was “no such investigation“, and Japan “had not reported any deaths with a causal relationship to COVID vaccination“.

Yousuke Tsukada, a secretariat in the MHLW’s Health Service Bureau, said that apart from the standard review and evaluation of reports in Japan’s adverse drug event reporting system, it had not launched an investigation into deaths caused by COVID-19 vaccines.

In addition, Hiroki Kinoshita, from MHLW’s Pharmaceutical Safety Division, said in an email: “Currently, no causal relationship between COVID-19 vaccination and death has been confirmed under the Suspected Adverse Reactions Reporting System.

Recommended : Did Japan study show explosion of mRNA cancer deaths?!

Fact #3 : Japan Has Not Announced Any COVID-19 Vaccine Ban

On top of that, Japan’s Health Ministry has not announced any ban of the COVID-19 vaccines.

It only announced that it will no longer be providing the COVID-19 vaccines for free, from 1 April 2024 onwards.

Fact #4 : Dr. Fukushima Provided No Evidence

While many people are sharing a video of Dr. Masanori Fukushima claiming that COVID-19 vaccines can cause turbo cancer, he never provided any actual evidence.

Thus, it was not surprising when Kyoto University distanced itself from his claims, with a spokesperson stating:

The institution doesn’t take responsibility for faculty members and their comments post-retirement.

According to his biodata, Dr. Fukushima retired as Professor Emeritus in April 2009 – 15 years ago.

Fact #5 : Turbo Cancer Does Not Exist

Finally, there is no such thing as “turbo cancer”, and after billions of doses have been administered worldwide in the past 3 years – there is still no evidence that any COVID-19 vaccine can cause cancer, or make cancer go “turbo”.

The US National Cancer Institute also clearly states that there is no evidence that any COVID-19 vaccines cause cancer, lead to recurrence, or lead to disease progression. It also pointedly stated that COVID-19 vaccines do not change your DNA.

Recommended : Is Japan going to ban vaccinated blood donation?!

Fact #6 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

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

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

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

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Did scientists confirm link between Autism and COVID vaccines?!

Did scientists just confirm a link between autism and COVID-19 vaccines?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Scientists Confirm Link Between Autism And COVID Vaccines!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed or suggested that scientists just confirm a link between autism and COVID-19 vaccines!

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

Scientists Confirm Link Between Autism and COVID Jabs

Scientists have confirmed the shocking link between taking the COVID-19 vaccine and developing Autism.

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Truth : Scientists Did Not Confirm Link Between Autism And COVID Vaccines!

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

Fact #1 : Scientists Did Not Confirm Any Link Between Autism + COVID Vaccines

Let me start by quickly pointing out no scientist has confirmed any link between autism and the COVID-19 vaccines.

In fact, The People’s Voice never actually provided any evidence to back up its claim, or provide the names of the scientists, or the study that apparently confirmed the link between autism and the COVID-19 vaccines.

Fact #2 : COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Contain Thimerosal / Mercury!

Let me start by pointing out that COVID-19 vaccines do not contain thimerosal or mercury! On top of that, most vaccines do not use thimerosal as a preservative.

In the United States, thimerosal – a mercury-based preservative was used in multi-dose medicines and vaccines. However, it was removed from most vaccines out of an abundance of caution in 1999, and all childhood vaccines in 2001.

Many vaccines which people claimed contained thimerosal, never used that preservative (CDC):

  • the mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR) vaccine never used thimerosal,
  • the chickenpox (varicella) vaccine never used thimerosal,
  • the inactivated polio vaccine never used thimerosal,
  • the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine never used thimerosal,
  • and of course – the COVID-19 vaccines never used thimerosal!

The only vaccine that currently uses thimerosal is the influenza (flu) vaccine in the multi-dose vial. The single-dose influenza vaccine does not use thimerosal as a preservative.

So why would anyone claim or suggest that thimerosal or mercury is still used in many vaccines???

Recommended : Are autism rates in Australia surging due to COVID-19 vaccines?!

Fact #3 : Thimerosal Does Not Cause Autism

On top of that, both thimerosal and aluminium adjuvants were never linked to autism. Many thorough studies have concluded that thimerosal did not contribute to the development of autism.

Even after thimerosal was removed from almost all childhood vaccines, autism rates continued to increase – demonstrating that it has no bearing on the development of autism in children.

Fact #4 : Vaccines Do Not Cause Cell Damage Response

Cell Danger Response (CDR) is a (relatively) new hypothesis proposed by Professor Dr. Robert K. Naviaux, MD PhD – a professor of medicine, pediatrics and pathology at the University of California San Diego (UCSD).

From what I understand, Professor Naviaux first wrote about its metabolic features in August 2013, and conducted a small Phase 1/2 randomised clinical trial in 2015-2016, with some promising results.

As he explained in his autism research subset, the CDR hypothesis proposes that autism is a “treatable metabolic syndrome” that is caused by abnormalities in ATP (purinergic) signalling that can be caused by:

  • a mutant gene
  • environmental threats like air and water pollution, pesticides,
  • infections,
  • other early life stressors encountered during pregnancy, or in the first 2-3 years of life

Notably, Professor Naviaux never claimed or suggested that any vaccine was responsible for Cell Damage Response, or causing autism. So why would anyone suggest otherwise???

In fact, Professor Naviaux proposed treating autism with anti-purinergic therapy, which is why his 2017 clinical trial involved the use of an old anti-purinergic drug called suramin.

If he believed that vaccines cause Cell Damage Response, he would have advocated for a stop to childhood vaccines. He never did that, because vaccines do not cause CDR.

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Fact #5 : COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Cause CDR / Autism

Just to be clear – COVID-19 vaccines do not cause Cell Danger Response (CDR), or autism.

In fact, the The People’s Voice article does not even offer any evidence that any COVID-19 vaccine has been linked to CDR or autism!

All it appears to do is just make that claim, and expect everyone to just believe them. Nuts!

Fact #6 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

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

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

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

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Was shocking Autism-COVID vaccine connection just confirmed?!

Was a shocking connection between autism and the COVID-19 vaccine just confirmed?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Shocking Autism-COVID Vaccine Connection Just Confirmed!

People are sharing an article (archive) by Natural News, which claimed or suggested that a shocking connection between autism and the COVID-19 vaccine was just confirmed!

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

Shocking connection now confirmed between AUTISM and COVID VACCINES

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Truth : There Is No Autism-COVID Vaccine Connection!

This is yet another example of anti-vaccine fake news created or promoted by Natural News, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Contain Thimerosal / Mercury!

Let me start by pointing out that COVID-19 vaccines do not contain thimerosal or mercury! On top of that, most vaccines do not use thimerosal as a preservative.

In the United States, thimerosal – a mercury-based preservative was used in multi-dose medicines and vaccines. However, it was removed from most vaccines out of an abundance of caution in 1999, and all childhood vaccines in 2001.

Many vaccines which people claimed contained thimerosal, never used that preservative (CDC):

  • the mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR) vaccine never used thimerosal,
  • the chickenpox (varicella) vaccine never used thimerosal,
  • the inactivated polio vaccine never used thimerosal,
  • the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine never used thimerosal,
  • and of course – the COVID-19 vaccines never used thimerosal!

The only vaccine that currently uses thimerosal is the influenza (flu) vaccine in the multi-dose vial. The single-dose influenza vaccine does not use thimerosal as a preservative.

So why would anyone claim or suggest that thimerosal or mercury is still used in many vaccines???

Fact #2 : Thimerosal Does Not Cause Autism

On top of that, both thimerosal and aluminium adjuvants were never linked to autism. Many thorough studies have concluded that thimerosal did not contribute to the development of autism.

Even after thimerosal was removed from almost all childhood vaccines, autism rates continued to increase – demonstrating that it has no bearing on the development of autism in children.

Recommended : Are autism rates in Australia surging due to COVID-19 vaccines?!

Fact #4 : Vaccines Do Not Cause Cell Damage Response

Cell Danger Response (CDR) is a (relatively) new hypothesis proposed by Professor Dr. Robert K. Naviaux, MD PhD – a professor of medicine, pediatrics and pathology at the University of California San Diego (UCSD).

From what I understand, Professor Naviaux first wrote about its metabolic features in August 2013, and conducted a small Phase 1/2 randomised clinical trial in 2015-2016, with some promising results.

As he explained in his autism research subset, the CDR hypothesis proposes that autism is a “treatable metabolic syndrome” that is caused by abnormalities in ATP (purinergic) signalling that can be caused by:

  • a mutant gene
  • environmental threats like air and water pollution, pesticides,
  • infections,
  • other early life stressors encountered during pregnancy, or in the first 2-3 years of life

Notably, Professor Naviaux never claimed or suggested that any vaccine was responsible for Cell Damage Response, or causing autism. So why would anyone suggest otherwise???

In fact, Professor Naviaux proposed treating autism with anti-purinergic therapy, which is why his 2017 clinical trial involved the use of an old anti-purinergic drug called suramin.

If he believed that vaccines cause Cell Damage Response, he would have advocated for a stop to childhood vaccines. He never did that, because vaccines do not cause CDR.

Fact #5 : COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Cause CDR / Autism

Just to be clear – COVID-19 vaccines do not cause Cell Danger Response (CDR), or autism.

In fact, the Natural News article does not even offer any evidence that any COVID-19 vaccine has been linked to CDR or autism!

All it appears to do is just make that claim, and expect everyone to just believe them. Nuts!

Recommended : Pfizer Vaccine Causes Autism? Rats Are Not Mini Humans!

Fact #6 : Natural News Is Known For Fake News

Natural News is a far-right, anti-vaccination conspiracy theory and fake news website that is known for publishing / promoting pseudoscience, disinformation, and far-right extremism.

Writing in the journal Vaccine, Anna Kata identified Natural News as one of numerous websites spreading “irresponsible health information”. According to John Banks, Natural News founder Mike Adams uses “pseudoscience to sell his lies” and is “seen as generally a quack and a shill by science bloggers.”

Dr. David Gorski called Natural News “one of the most wretched hives of scum and quackery on the Internet,” and the most “blatant purveyor of the worst kind of quackery and paranoid anti-physician and anti-medicine conspiracy theories anywhere on the Internet”.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from Natural News.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Did Joe Biden Teach The 2nd Amendment For 12 Years?!

Did Joe Biden teach the 2nd Amendment for 12 years, as he claimed in his State of the Union address?!

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

 

Claim : Joe Biden Did Not Teach 2nd Amendment For 12 Years!

After US President Joe Biden stated that he taught the 2nd Amendment for 12 years, some people immediately claimed that he never taught a single subject or class!

Tony Kinnett : President Biden claimed that he “taught the 2nd amendment for 12 years.”

Biden has never taught a single subject or class, though he has been caught lying about teaching courses at UPenn twice.

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Truth : Joe Biden Taught Constitutional Law For 17 Years!

Let’s take a closer look at Joe Biden’s claim and find out what the facts really are!

Fact #1 : Joe Biden Did Not Teach At UPenn

Let me start by pointing out that Joe Biden was the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Professor of Practice at the University of Pennsylvania for four years – from 2017 to 2021. He was also appointed as a Senior Fellow at the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy at the same time (source).

As Presidential Practice Professor, Biden held joint appointments in the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Arts and Sciences, with a secondary affiliation in the Wharton School.

However, none of them were teaching positions. The position of Benjamin Franklin Presidential Professor of Practice was only honorary, and did not involve any teaching, although Joe Biden shared his insights and wisdom with thousands of Penn students through seminars, talks, and classroom visits:

As our Benjamin Franklin Presidential Professor of Practice, the Vice President helped to expand Penn’s global outreach, while sharing his wisdom and insights with thousands of Penn students through seminars, talks and classroom visits.

– Ron Ozio, director of media relations at the University of Pennsylvania

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Fact #2 : Joe Biden Taught Constitutional Law For 17 Years

That said, Joe Biden taught constitutional law as an adjunct law professor at the Widener University Delaware Law School for about 17 years.

He taught constitutional law for one semester per year by himself for 12 years, and another 5 years with a co-teacher. This was confirmed by Widener University Delaware Law School dean, Rodney Smolla (source):

Senator Biden began teaching at the Delaware Law School in the fall of 1991. He taught a course in constitutional law on Saturdays, one semester each year. He taught the course by himself until 2003, when he was was joined by a co-teacher, Professor Robert Hayman of the Delaware Law faculty.

– Rodney Smolla, University of Pennsylvania Delaware Law School dean and professor of law

According to Smolla, Joe Biden last taught at the Delaware Law School in the fall of 2008. In short, Joe Biden taught constitutional law for 17 years, 12 of which were on his own.

Even if you only wish to count solo teaching, Joe Biden is correct in claiming that he caught the 2nd Amendment (which would be part of constitutional law) for 12 years. But technically, he taught constitutional law (which would include the 2nd Amendment) for 17 years.

There is even photographic evidence. Below is a photo (source) of then-Senator Joe Biden leading a discussion with students at the Delaware Law School campus, as an adjunct professor.

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President Biden, then a United States senator and adjunct professor, leads a discussion with students on the Delaware Law School campus.

Fact #3 : This Is Just Joe Biden Fake News

This is ultimately just another example of fake news created about Joe Biden, like these other examples:

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Spikeopathy : The Vaccine Spike Protein Scare Explained!

Did a new Australian study on spikeopathy show that the vaccine spike protein causes “a wide variety of diseases”?!

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

 

Claim : Spikeopathy Study Shows Vaccine Spike Protein Danger!

An Australian study by Peter Parry, Julian Gillespie, et. al. called Spikeopathy claims to show that the vaccine spike protein causes “a wide variety of diseases”.

Here is an excerpt from the study which is pretty long. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

‘Spikeopathy’: COVID-19 Spike Protein Is Pathogenic, from Both Virus and Vaccine mRNA

In this narrative review, we examine the solid evidence for a counter-narrative to the ‘safe and effective’ message that has accompanied the novel product COVID-19 vaccines, which were developed at ‘warp speed’ with great hope to end the pandemic.

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Truth : Spikeopathy Study Does Not Show Vaccine Spike Protein Danger!

Let’s take a closer look at the various claims in the Spikeopathy study, and find out what the facts really are!

Fact #1 : It Was A Narrative Review

Let me start by pointing out that the Peter Parry et. al. “study” is just a “narrative review” or a “literature review” – a fact that was mentioned in the paper not once, but twice.

The paper basically offers an overview of existing research, and therefore, its quality is highly dependent on the research papers it examined.

Fact #2 : Its Conclusions Appear To Be Misleading

Unfortunately, it appears that the Peter Parry et. al. study did not restrict itself to proper research papers, and clinical studies, and made use of opinion articles. Even when it cited proper research, its interpretation appears to be misleading.

Friedemann Weber, Professor and Chair of the Institute for Virology at the Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany, posted here and here about the problems with the Spikeopathy paper.

I start with the purported connection to prions (like in mad cow disease) Unsuspecting intro (they didn’t bother to add a reference) Vaccinee got Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) just 5 days post-vaccine?

The incubation period for prion diseases is measured in years, if not decades. Of course the authors omitted this uncomfortable fact -> misleading

Reference 39 (left) and 41 (right) are actually not peer-reviewed, but opinion articles from the internet. These do of course not count as a scientific reference. The authors either don’t know or don’t care.

Ref 40, by contrast, is a BMJ article about public investment in development of the vaccines (bmj.com/content/380/bm). However, all it says about safety testing is that vaccines were purchased before testing was completed. Thats quite different from “bypassing”. Purchasing does not mean it was given to people before safety testing was completed. Result so far: misleading

Cited ref 192 is an in silico paper only, i.e. a computer prediction. It has no real-world data on spike binding to these human proteins (https://sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006291X2100499X)
-> misleading

Experimentors of cited reference 217 had pumped 50 μg of peptides containing parts of the spike into mice (so no vaccine). And what the spikeopaths also did not tell is that those mice were ApoE knockout, meaning they have a no blood brain barrier. (https://frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnmol.2023.1177961/full)

That’s a highly artificial and mutant system -> misleading But according to the review authors, spike does disturb the blood-brain barrier! Well, no, that was not shown in the cited ref. All they say in ref 164 is that COVID downregulates a BBB protein. COVID, not the spike. And disturbance of the BBB was also not shown.

And finally, ref 164 authors even emphasise in their abstract that their findings don’t apply to vaccinations. So this BBB/Alzheimer passage from the spikeopathy review is not only misleading, but plain wrong

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Fact #3 : Spike Protein Not Exclusive To SARS-CoV-2

I should now point out that the spike protein isn’t a special feature of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Such spike proteins are actually a feature of all coronaviruses!

In fact, the name “coronavirus” is derived from the Latin word, corona, which means “crown” or “wreath” – a reference to its “crown” of spike proteins. To be clear – all coronaviruses have spike proteins on their cell surfaces.

If those spike proteins are cytotoxic or carcinogenic, etc., we would have seen people keeling over from turbo cancer or cardiac arrest after coronavirus infections since time immemorial.

Fact #4 : Viruses Multiply, Vaccines Won’t

I should also point out that if the spike protein is so dangerous, then it is even more important to get vaccinated against COVID-19. After all, viruses multiply, while the vaccines won’t!

Even if we simply look at the mRNA vaccines alone, they contain a limited number of mRNA instructions that encode for the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The mRNA instructions enter a limited number of cells, which then produce and display those spike proteins on their surfaces, to trigger our immune system.

If you are infected by the actual SARS-CoV-2 virus though, it quickly hijacks your cells to produce millions of copies – each covered with spike proteins, which then infect even more cells, in an ever-expanding chain reaction.

Until your immune system learns to stop and defeat the SARS-CoV-2 virus, it will keep producing millions and millions of viruses that will circulate through your body, delivering those nasty spike proteins everywhere.

So if you are really worried about the spike protein, you should really get vaccinated against COVID-19!

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Fact #5 : All COVID-19 Vaccines Have Spike Proteins

The Spikeology paper by Peter Parry and Julian Gillespie recommended that mRNA and viral vector vaccines be suspended, and replaced with “safer” recombinant protein, attenuated or inactivated virus vaccines. It appears that they believe that those vaccine technologies do not introduce the “dangerous” spike protein.

The problem is – all those vaccine technologies are based on presenting the spike protein to our immune system, to trigger an immune response!

  • recombinant protein vaccines use another organism to create the spike protein
  • attenuated virus vaccines use a live version of the virus (with spike proteins) that won’t cause an actual infection.
  • inactivated virus vaccines use the killed virus (with spike proteins) to elicit an immune response

Regardless of what vaccine technology is used for COVID-19, the focus is to present the virus spike protein to the immune system, because it is exposed on the cell surface, and presents as a major antigen. Antibodies against the spike protein would also help to block the virus from attaching to our cells, and infecting them.

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Do COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Long-Term Heart Damage?!

Did Japanese researchers just discover that COVID-19 vaccines can cause long-term heart damage, even in people with no symptoms?!

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

 

Claim : COVID-19 Vaccines May Cause Long-Term Heart Damage!

People are sharing an article by the Children’s Health Defense, suggesting that Japanese researchers found evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause long-term heart damage, even in people with no symptoms!

Children’s Health Defense : 🚨 COVID Vaccine May Cause Long-Term Heart Damage, Even in People With No Symptoms

The findings contradict claims by the CDC that people who develop myocarditis following COVID-19 vaccines experience symptoms but “feel better quickly.”

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No Evidence COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Long-Term Heart Damage!

Let’s take a look at what the Japanese researchers did, and find out why they did not actually show that COVID-19 vaccines cause long-term heart damage!

Fact #1 : Assessment Done Via Pet/CT Scan

First, let me just point out that the study in question (link) is called “Assessment of Myocardial 18F-FDG Uptake at PET/CT in Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2–vaccinated and Nonvaccinated Patients” by Nakahara et al.

This was not an actual clinical study, but a retroactive study based on the PET/CT scans of about 1,000 people – 303 unvaccinated people and 700 vaccinated people.

Fact #2 : Study Was Paired With Editorial

The Nakahara et al study was published in Radiology Vol. 308, which lends it great credence. However, the journal paired it with an editorial by Dr. David Bluemke – a professor of radiology at the University of Wisconsin, to offer much needed context.

Professor Dr. Bluemke was very critical in his editorial, pointing out many problems with the Nakahara et al study. I will summarise some of his key findings below, but if you have the time, please read his editorial in full.

Fact #3 : Study Did Not Conclude Vaccines Cause Heart Damage

To be clear – the study did not show that vaccinated people actually had heart damage, whether long-term or otherwise. It’s even stated in the study’s conclusion:

When compared with nonvaccinated patients, asymptomatic patients who received their second vaccination 1–180 days prior to imaging showed increased myocardial 18F-FDG uptake on PET/CT scans.

The study authors only stated that those PET/CT scans increased myocardial 18F-FDG uptake. Did they not actually claim that it proves any heart damage, long-term or otherwise.

In fact, they also pointed out that the increased 18F-FDG uptake seen in the PET/CT scans may just show minor inflammation, and “may not represent severe myocardial abnormalities”:

[E]ven though vaccinated patients in this study showed elevated myocardial 18F-FDG uptake on PET/CT scans up to 180 days after vaccination, this could result from relatively minor inflammation and may not represent severe myocardial abnormalities.

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Fact #4 : 18F FDG PET/CT Is Bad At Evaluating Heart Inflammation

Dr. Bluemke pointed out in his editorial that PET/CT scans using the 18F FDG tracer are a bad way to evaluate any inflammation of the heart.

Unfortunately, in routine clinical practice, 18F FDG PET/CT is a terrible tracer with which to evaluate myocardial inflammation. This is because glucose is the normal source of energy for the myocardium—almost all patients have high myocardial uptake.

As he explained, a proper study would require “diet manipulation” and “12 hours of fasting” to accurately perform myocardial imaging for 80% of patients using FDG PET/CT scans.

Typical disease processes of interest (infection or inflammatory disease) also result in high myocardial uptake. Routine PET/CT cannot help to reliably identify higher activity due to inflammation on an already high background of normal myocardium. Special steps need to be taken.

The trick is to combine a low carbohydrate and high fat diet the day before the FDG PET scan with 12 hours of fasting immediately before imaging. The myocardium will then typically convert to lipid metabolism; radiotracer activity on 18F FDG PET scans is low in about 80% of patients. Therefore, after diet manipulation and fasting, the clinician has a reasonable possibility of detecting inflammatory or infiltrative myocardial disease.

Still, that leaves 20% of patients who have not switched off their use of glucose. With fasting alone (no diet changes), the success of myocardial imaging with PET/CT is even worse, with about 30%–50% of individuals having residual myocardial activity on FDG PET/CT scans.

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Fact #5 : The Patients Had Cancer + Other Diseases

I should point out that the study isn’t actually representative of the general population. About half the patients had cancer of some sort:

  • Vaccinated group : 328 of 700 patients had cancer (46.9%)
  • Unvaccinated group : 153 of 300 patients had cancer (50.5%)

On top of that, the other patients had a variety of diseases like – sarcoidosis, thyroid disease, etc. and many underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and other forms of treatment that could account for the results.

Dr. Bluemke also pointed out in his editorial that such a non-representative cohort requires “further analysis”:

The main results are asymptomatic patients vaccinated for COVID-19 before PET had about 40% greater radiotracer activity in the myocardium than unvaccinated individuals. The P value was low, less than .001. This translates to only one time out of 1000 that these results would occur by chance.

These results are compelling, but we should remain suspicious without further analysis. There are simply too many things that can still go wrong with this comparison.

Patients with cancer who get vaccinated tend to be older and perhaps at greater risk for being immunocompromised or needing chemotherapy. We do not know the full characteristics of vaccinated versus unvaccinated patients (including the course and nature of chemotherapy treatments). Prior studies showed that younger male individuals had more reports of vaccine-related myocarditis after their second dose of vaccine.

Standardized uptake values are quantitative and useful, but metabolic derangements might also cause the same differences. In short, other differences besides vaccination could be responsible for differences between the two patient groups.

In short – this study requires more data, and more analysis. One certainly cannot draw any kind of conclusions based on PET/CT scams of just 1,000 people – half of which had cancer!

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Nelson Mandela vs. Professor Peters on Wisdom + Money!

Take a look at the viral confrontation between Nelson Mandela and Professor Peters, and find out what really happened!

 

Claim : Nelson Mandela Schooled Professor Peters On Wisdom + Money!

This viral confrontation between Nelson and Professor Peters have gone viral on WhatsApp, and social media platforms, for many years. It’s very long, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts…

When Nelson Mandela was studying law at the University, a white professor, whose last name was Peters, disliked him intensely.

One day, Mr. Peters was having lunch at the dining room when Mandela came along with his tray & sat next to the professor.

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Truth : Mandela + Professor Peters Confrontation Did NOT Happen

As hilarious as the viral confrontation between Nelson Mandela and Professor Peters is, it never happened, and here are there reasons why…

Fact #1 : Nelson Mandela Studied Law From 1943-1949

Nelson Mandela studied at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, from 1943 to 1949.

At that time, Mandela was the first African law student at Wits, which only recently opened its doors to students of all races.

Fact #2 : There Is No Record Of Professor Peters

There is no record of a Professor Peters teaching law at the University of Witwatersrand. Neither were there any Mr. Peters, or even a student named Peters in his class.

In the following 1949 photo of Nelson Mandela’s final year law class, we can see that none of them are named Peters:

Back: A.K.I. Vahed, Nelson Mandela, Norbert Magzamen, Max Levenberg
Third Row: Henry Nathanson, R.N. Bhoolia, Johann Möller, J.A.E. ‘Balie’ de Klerk, Harry Schwarz
Second Row: Julian Phillips, Mrs Stutzen, Unity Ann Victor
Front: Daphne de Klerk (née Clark), Ellison Kahn, F.R. Hahlo, J.E. Scholtens, Exton M. Burchell

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Nelson Mandela at University of the Witswatersrand, 1944

Fact #3 : There Is No Record Of Such A Confrontation

Mandela’s authoritative autobiography – Long Walk to Freedom, did not mention any confrontation with a white professor called Mr. Peters. Neither do the many biographies written about Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela only recounted his interactions with the Dean of Law – Professor H.R. Hahlo at University of Witwatersrand (Wits). However, those interactions were nowhere along the lines of the viral Mr. Peters confrontation.

In 1943, Nelson  at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, which only recently opened its doors to students of all races. Mandela was treated as “an alien”, rather than with the respect and consideration shown to other students.

He recounted how the Dean of Law, Professor H.R. Hahlo, said that the African mind was “not suited to the study and practice of law”.

His view was that law was a social science and that women and Africans were not disciplined enough to master its intricacies.
– Nelson Mandela in his autobiography

Nelson Mandela sat for the final LLB examinations on three occasions, from 1947 to 1949, but failed to qualify for the degree, because the stringent rules was applied particularly stringently. On his last try, Mandela was refused to write three supplementary examination papers on the grounds that the rules only allowed for two.

We also know that Mandela applied to Wits to write his final LLB examinations in late 1974 while he was imprisoned on Robben Island. His application form was intercepted by the Department of Prisons, which had earlier obstructed his attempt to complete a London University LLB.

Only in 1989, a year before his release, did Nelson Mandela qualify for his LLB through the correspondence university, the University of South Africa (UNISA) – 46 years after he started his legal studies at the University of Witwatersrand.

However, Nelson Mandela never mentioned a Professor Peters, Mr. Peters, or such a confrontation with any of his lecturers.

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Fact #4 : Gandhi Had Same Confrontation With Professor Peters!

Amazingly, Mahatma Gandhi who studied at the University College London (UCL) in October, 1888, had the exact, same viral confrontation with Professor Peters!

Needless to say – that is because this story was completely made up, and people are just swapping out the name of the “genius” with whoever they want.

It was Gandhi earlier, Mandela today, and probably tomorrow, it will be Albert Einstein confronting the same Professor Peters the exactly same way!

This is ultimately just an inspirational but FAKE STORY misappropriating a dead famous person’s name to make it go viral, while ensuring he is not around to dispute it.

It is good for a chuckle or two, but always with the understanding that this incident never happened, and is a complete lie.

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Who Captured This Amazing Rainbow Photo At 30,000 Feet?!

Was this viral photo of an amazing full circle rainbow captured by a pilot flying at 30,000 feet?!

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

 

Claim : This Rare Rainbow Was Captured By Pilot At 30,000 Feet!

People are sharing what they claim is a rare rainbow captured by Lloyd J Ferraro, a pilot flying over the Pacific Ocean at at an altitude of 30,000 feet.

Rainbow at 30,000 Feet: Pilot’s Photo Captures Rare and Breathtaking Sight

A rare sight was captured from the cockpit of a commercial airplane as pilot Lloyd J Ferraro took a stunning photograph of a complete rainbow from an altitude of 30,000 feet. The breathtaking image shows the colors of the rainbow in their full spectrum, arching gracefully across the sky.

Rainbows have long been a source of fascination for people around the world, with their vivid colors and seemingly magical appearance. While rainbows can be seen from the ground after a storm, it is much rarer to witness a complete rainbow from the vantage point of an airplane.

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Truth : Rare Rainbow Was Not Captured By Pilot At 30,000 Feet!

This is yet another example of FAKE PHOTOS circulating on WhatsApp and social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Photo Was Not Taken By Lloyd J Ferraro

Lead Stories spoke to the pilot, Lloyd J Ferraro, on March 1, 2023. He has seen circular rainbows while flying, but he did not take that viral photo.

Ferraro shared that both he and his colleague copied and shared the rainbow image on social media, but he did not take the photo himself.

Fact #2 : Circular Rainbows Are Not Particularly Rare

Lloyd J Ferraro said that full-circle rainbows are not as rare as people think, and people do not need to be in an airplane to see one – a full circle rainbow can be observed from any high vantage point, like a mountain top.

In fact, NASA featured this full circle rainbow photo as its Astronomy Picture of the Day on December 27, 2022. That amazing photo of a full circle rainbow was taken using a drone by Swiss photographer Lukas Moesch over the Lofoten islands of Norway.

NASA also explained why full circle rainbows are more commonly seen from the air, instead of the ground.

Have you ever seen an entire rainbow? From the ground, typically, only the top portion of a rainbow is visible because directions toward the ground have fewer raindrops. From the air, though, the entire 360-degree circle of a rainbow is more commonly visible.

Pictured here, a full-circle rainbow was captured over the Lofoten Islands of Norway in September by a drone passing through a rain shower.

An observer-dependent phenomenon primarily caused by the internal reflection of sunlight by raindrops, the rainbow has a full diameter of 84 degrees. The Sun is in the exact opposite direction from the rainbow’s center. As a bonus, a second rainbow that was more faint and color-reversed was visible outside the first.

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Fact #3 : Rainbow Photo Originated In Xiaohongshu

Lloyd J Ferraro could not have been the creator of the photo, because the viral photo of the rare circular rainbow circulated much earlier.

It appeared to have been posted in the Facebook group, Beautiful Nature, as part of a 5-photo collection of rainbows on February 6, 2023. After that, it went viral with many people sharing it on Facebook and Twitter.

But a closer examination of these photos will show a digital watermark at their lower right corners. These photos were created by someone with the user ID of 5463530014 on the Chinese social shopping platform Xiaohongshu (Little Red Book).

Fact #4 : Professor Labelled Rainbow Photo As Fake

Lead Stories asked Roland Stull, a professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of British Columbia to analyse the photo. He labelled it as a fake rainbow photo, and explained why:

It is fake. Rainbows form a circle centered around the shadow of the photographer or the camera; namely, looking away from the sun.

In the photo you attached, based on the sides of the clouds that are illuminated by the sun, the rainbow incorrectly appears to be in the direction of the sun, not opposite to the sun. Also, the rainbow circle itself appears to be incorrectly touching the location in the sky where the sun is (even though it is hidden behind a cloud), instead of the circle being centered on a shadow opposite to the sun (i.e., centered around the “anti-solar” point).

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Fact #5 : Rainbow Photo Most Likely Generated By AI

It is not possible to know if the fake rainbow photo was digitally drawn by an artist, or created by AI image generators.

However, due to the numerous examples of similar rainbow photos with the same tone and colour palette, they were all likely generated by text-to-image generators like Midjourney, DALL-E or Stable Diffusion.

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Did Australia Just Ban AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine?!

Did Australia just ban the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine because it’s dangerous?!

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

 

Claim : Australia Just Banned AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine!

People are claiming that Australia just banned the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine because it’s dangerous, and caused many deaths and injuries.

Pelham : Australia has finally banned the AstraZeneca vaccine. This was originally the only vaccine available to Australians and was mandated. After a tsunami of excess deaths (15,000 this year) and millions of vaccine injuries… they finally pulled it from the market. The government…

Craig Kelly : AstraZeneca is GONE from Australia and it’s now time for the Court cases to begin

AstraZeneca HAS caused deaths & injuries

Health “experts” KNEW of the risks, but kept pushing the dangerous product

Let the class actions begin for wrongful deaths, criminal negligence & unsafe…

Steve Van Herreweghe : Australia bans AstraZeneca vaccines.

There was a link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and a rare but serious side effect called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS). Question one is ‘How rare is it really?’ Question two is ‘Why is this not world news?’

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Truth : Australia Did Not Ban AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine!

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

Fact #1 : AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Was Approved In December 2020

First, I think it is important to remember that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine was first approved in the United Kingdom on 30 December 2020, with the first dose days later on 4 January 2021.

Australia provisionally approved the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on 15 February 2021, and its booster dose on 8 February 2022.

Now this is important – since its introduction in January 2021, AstraZeneca has not updated the vaccine to address the new COVID-19 variants that have cropped up in the 2+ years since then.

Fact #2 : TTS Side Effect Can Be Fatal, But Is Rare

After its mass introduction, it was discovered that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, later branded as VAXZEVRIA, can cause a rare side effect called Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS).

In some people, the VAXZEVRIA vaccine can trigger their body’s immune system to attack the platelets in their blood, causing them to clump together and form blood clots.

This creates a situation where the person not only develops blood clots, but also has low platelets which can lead to bleeding tendencies. This can be lethal if not treated quickly.

After 4.2 million doses were administered in Australia in the first 3 months or so, 64 people developed TTS, of which two died. As of March 2023, eight people are known to have died from TTS in Australia, after just under 14 million doses were administered.

So the risk of dying from TTS after getting the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is extremely low – about one in every 1.75 million doses.

Yes, there were some serious adverse reactions but it’s very important not to underestimate how big a difference it made in terms of lives saved back in 2021.

Particularly when Delta was the dominant strain, we couldn’t have got to where we did in terms of fighting off the virus by relying on the mRNA vaccines alone.

– Professor Catherine Bennett, Deakin University Chair in Epidemiology

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Fact #3 : Australia Did Not Ban AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

Just to be clear – Australia did not ban the AstraZeneca VAXZEVRIA COVID-19 vaccine. On the Department of Health’s website, it merely states that:

From Monday 20 March 2023 Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) is no longer available.

Nowhere does it say that the AstraZeneca VAXZEVRIA vaccine has been banned because it was dangerous.

In fact, medical experts had long expected Australia to stop using VAXZEVRIA, because better vaccines were now available. It’s like phasing out an old car model, when a newer and better model becomes available.

Its removal was expected as it had been superseded by other vaccines. It was really only left available for this long for people who had earlier doses of AstraZeneca and wanted to complete their course with it.

It (AstraZeneca) was very effective in the early days of the vaccine rollout. But now with Novavax, there is a more traditional style vaccine that has been proven to be safe and effective as well as the two mRNA vaccines.

– Professor Catherine Bennett, Deakin University Chair in Epidemiology

Fact #4 : It Was AstraZeneca’s Decision To Stop Offering VAXZEVRIA In Australia

According to a spokesperson from the Department of Health and Aged Care, it was AstraZeneca that made the “commercial decision” to stop supplying the VAXZEVRIA vaccine in Australia:

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine remains provisionally approved by the TGA, however, the Sponsor made a commercial decision with respect to supply of AstraZeneca vaccine in Australia.

Fact #5 : Last AstraZeneca Vaccine Batches Expire In March 2023

According to TGA records, AstraZeneca stopped importing the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine last year, with the last two batches (346753P1 and 347442P) being approved on 28 July 2022.

As the VAXZEVRIA vaccine has a 9-month shelf life, the last two batches would have expired around March 2023. Precisely the time when the Department of Health announced that it would no longer be available.

So it appears that Australia stopped offering the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine because the last two batches have expired, and AstraZeneca did not bring in anymore.

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Fact #6 : Australia Switched To Better COVID-19 Vaccines

Australia started using the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine because it was more readily available early in the pandemic, and shifted to the more efficacious Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines when they became more readily available.

In fact, the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine was only available by request in Australia from October 2021 onwards. That was not because it was dangerous, but because better vaccines – monovalent and then bivalent mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, became available.

The Australian Department of Health and Aged Care confirmed the phasing out of the vaccine was due to the availability of newer options. Its spokesperson clarified:

This was not a decision based on safety as some people have misrepresented on social media.

As expected, first generation vaccines have been superseded by newer vaccines targeting the strains of the virus now circulating.

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Does Steaming Food Cause Cancer From Chlorine?!

Can you get cancer from chlorine if you steam your food?!

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

 

Claim : Steaming Food Can Cause Cancer From Chlorine!

This advice by a Chinese professor keeps going viral on WhatsApp, and social media platforms:

Please be sure to forward:

Steam food with water
Beijing Xuanwu Hospital Professor Qi’s article:

When steaming food, please be sure to open the lid to boil the water before adding the food to be steamed covered! No wonder more and more people have cancer.

When cooking food with the pot, we must use boiled water. Because if we directly use tap water, which has chlorine, and after heating due to the lid been covered, the chlorine is completely coated on the food. So be sure to use boiled water or filtered water without chlorine to steam thing.

Because chlorine is carcinogenic. This is really important! Even if only steaming buns, we must have this common knowledge.

Please share this info to more people. I hope all my friends are healthy.

請一定要轉發:

用開水蒸東西 ,北京宣武醫院齊教授的文章:蒸食物請一定要先開著蓋子把水燒開,再放入要蒸的食物,蓋上蓋子!難怪患癌症的人愈來愈多。用鍋蒸煮東西時,一定要用開水。因為如果直接用自來水,自來水有氯,再經過加熱後,由於鍋蓋是蓋著的,氯被全部包覆在食物上,所以一定要用煮沸過的開水或用已過濾掉氯的水來蒸東西。因為氯有致癌的危險。這真的很重要!即使只是蒸饅頭,都要有此常識。不要自私,讓更多的人看到。 這個以前真不知道,以後得記住了。希望所有朋友都健健康康,贈人玫瑰 手有餘香

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No Evidence Steaming Food Can Cause Cancer From Chlorine!

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

Fact #1 : There Is No Chlorine Gas In Tap Water

First, I should point out that tap water does not actually contain chlorine gas. Chlorine gas may be used to disinfect tap water, but it is quickly transformed into other chemicals that actually disinfect the water – hypochlorous acid and hypochlorite anion.

The common usage of chlorine (or free chlorine) in tap water really refers to these chemical compounds, and not chlorine gas itself. There is certainly no chlorine gas inside tap water.

Fact #2 : Regulated Tap Water Has Low Levels Of Chlorine

Tap water in most countries only has low levels of chlorine – between 0.2 to 1 mg per litre, although it may go as high as 4 mg per litre – four parts per million.

Fact #3 : Water With Too Much Chlorine Is Undrinkable

In places where the levels of chlorine in the tap water is poorly regulated, it may be possible for the tap water to have too high levels of chlorine – anything above 4 mg per litre – four parts per million.

Even if you do not have professional testing on hand, you can look out for signs of too much chlorine in the water:

  • the water smells or tastes like swimming pool water
  • you experience nausea, diarrhoea, or vomiting after drinking the water

I should point out that swimming pools have an upper limit of 5 mg per litre – five parts per million, while spas can go as high as 10 mg per litre. You can taste the chlorine in the water, but even then, it is not dangerous to accidentally swallow some of the water, although it is distasteful.

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Fact #4 : Chlorine Evaporates Naturally From Tap Water

What people may not realise is that chlorine is volatile and evaporates naturally from tap water over a day or so.

If you leave a glass of tap water in the open, it should be pretty much chlorine-free after a day or so.

Fact #5 : Chlorine In Tap Water Evaporates When Heated

The vapour pressure of chlorine is much lower than that of water, so it will evaporate by the time your tap water starts boiling.

The evaporated chlorine “escapes” with the steam, and doesn’t coat your food as claimed, because… its vapour pressure is lower than that of water!

So the risk of getting cancer from chlorine is lower, if not eradicated, by steaming or boiling tap water.

Fact #6 : Only Certain Water Filters Can Remove Free Chlorine

The typical particle filters will not remove free chlorine. Only water filters using reverse osmosis and/or active carbon filters can remove free chlorine from tap water.

So the advice to just use filtered water is not accurate, as the filtered water will likely still contain chlorine (unless it uses reverse osmosis / carbon filtration)

Fact #7 : Carcinogenicity Of Chlorine Has Not Been Determined

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not classified chlorine regarding its human carcinogenicity.

That’s likely because chlorine is an irritant, and it is unlikely for humans to willingly consume large amounts of it.

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Fact #8 : Trihalomethanes Are The Real Risk, Not Chlorine

Chlorine may react with organic matter in the water to produce compounds like trihalomethanes, such as chloroform, dibromochloromethane (DBCM), bromodichloromethane (BDCM), and Bromoform.

These trihalomethane compounds are potential human carcinogens. These are the compounds that pose a potential health risk, and not the free chlorine in tap water itself.

However, the level of trihalomethane compounds in well-regulated tap water is very low, so the real risk occurs when there is poor regulation of tap water.

Yan Zonghai, Director of the Clinical Toxicology Department of Chang Gung Hospital in Linkou, said that the public is worried that after chlorine disinfection in tap water, there may be residual “trihalomethanes”, which are volatile organic compounds with low boiling points. Long-term exposure in large quantities may cause cancer.

The World Health Organization (WHO) lists trihalomethanes as a confirmed carcinogenic risk in animals, but there is no relevant evidence for human cancer. Yan Zonghai emphasized that the limit value of chlorination and disinfection of tap water is checked, and the possible production of trihalomethanes is very small, so the public should not worry.

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Dr. Medina Culver + AFLDS Sued For HCQ Death!

The family of a man who died after being treated with HCQ (hydroxychloroquine) and/or ivermectin just sued Dr. Medina Culver and the AFLDS for his alleged wrongful death!

 

Dr. Medina Culver + AFDLS Sued For HCQ Death!

In the first week of February 2023, the estate of Jeremy Parker sued Dr. Medina Culver – an osteopathic physician and Instagram influencer based in Henderson, Nevada, as well as the anti-vaccination group, America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS), for alleged wrongful death from the use of HCQ (hydroxychloroquine) and/or ivermectin to treat COVID-19.

According to This Is Reno, the lawsuit alleged negligence by both AFLDS and Dr. Culver for Jeremy Parker’s death a year ago – on 3 February 2022.

Based on information provided by America’s Frontline Doctors, Mr. Parker became convinced, along with several of his co-workers, that hydroxychloroquine was an effective treatment for COVID-19.

On or about August 26, 2021, Mr. Parker had a telemedicine visit with Dr. Culver, at which time Dr. Culver prescribed Mr. Parker with hydroxychloroquine and/or ivermectin for COVID-19 treatment or ‘preventative therapy.’

Dr. Culver never performed a physical examination of Mr. Parker.

According to the lawsuit, Jeremy Parker developed cold-like symptoms in late January 2022. He was later found dead on February 3, 2022.

The Washoe County coroner listed his official cause of death as “sudden in the setting of therapeutic use of hydroxychloroquine“.

Jeremy Parker’s family is now seeking damages in excess of US$30,000.

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Why Dr. Medina Culver + AFLDS Was Sued For HCQ Death!

Dr. Robert Bruce Bannister, a retired University of Nevada medical school professor in Reno, submitted this statement in support of the lawsuit against Dr. Medina Culver and the AFLDS:

Hydroxychloroquine is a medication approved by the FDA for the treatment of malaria and some autoimmune diseases. It is not approved for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19.

Serious cardiac rhythm disturbances are known adverse reactions when taking hydroxychloroquine and the presence of certain cardiac rhythm/cycle variants are noted contraindications and reasons to be cautious when prescribing hydroxychloroquine.

He further stated that Jeremy Parker’s death may have been prevented “if Dr. Culver had performed a more thorough evaluation including a physical exam to evaluate his heart function, a blood pressure measurement, and an EKG to ensure he did not have an abnormality…

 

Jeremy Parker Is Not The First To Die From HCQ Treatment

Jeremy Parker is not the first, and he unfortunately won’t be the last, to die from HCQ (hydroxychloroquine).

After US President Donald Trump promoted hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine to treat COVID-19, many people believed him. Even people who should know better.

On 29 March 2020, an Indian doctor – Dr. Utpal Barman, died of a massive cardiac arrest after taking the hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin (Z-Pak) combination that Donald Trump promoted.

Read more : Hydroxychloroquine Risk : Death From Cardiac Arrest!

While HCQ / hydroxychloroquine is considered safe to use in most people, it must be used with caution in patients with cardiac disease or other conditions that may increase the risk of QT prolongation:

  • cardiac arrhythmias,
  • congenital long QT syndrome,
  • heart failure,
  • bradycardia,
  • myocardial infarction,
  • hypertension,
  • coronary artery disease,
  • hypomagnesemia,
  • hypokalemia,
  • hypocalcemia,
  • or in patients receiving medications known to prolong the QT interval or cause electrolyte imbalances.

Females, geriatric patients, patients with diabetes, thyroid disease, malnutrition, liver impairment, or those who drink alcohol to excess may also be at increased risk for QT prolongation.

Hydroxychloroquine’s cardiotoxicity may be further exacerbated by pairing it with Z-Pak (Azithromycin).

In addition to known hepatotoxicity effects, Z-Pak (Azithromycin) can potentially cause cardiac problems like arrhythmias, and even prolong the QT interval.

That’s why the combination of HCQ and Z-Pak touted by Donald Trump is so dangerous for people to take, especially without prior medical examination to look for undetected heart disease or other risk factors.

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Thai Government Calls Bhakdi Claims “Fake News”!

The Thai government has labelled claims by Sucharit Bhakdi that it is going to ban the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as “fake news”!

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

 

Bhakdi Claimed Thai Government Will Ban Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine!

Retired professor Sucharit Bhakdi recently went viral, and sparked numerous articles claiming that the Thai government is planning to ban the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Allegedly, the Thai government decision came after the royal family was told that Princess Bajrakitiyabha was put into a coma by the Pfizer vaccine!

These claims were based on two short videos, edited out of a much longer 45-minute long video, that I reproduced below:

Read more : Did Thailand Vow To Nullify Pfizer Vaccine Contracts?!

Read more : Is Pfizer In Trouble Over Thai Princess Vaccine Injury?!

 

Thai Government Calls Bhakdi Claims “Fake News“!

The Thai government has called those viral claims by retired professor Sucharit Bhakdi “fake news”. Here is what you need to know!

Fact #1 : Thai Ministry of Public Health Called It Fake News!

On Friday, February 3, 2023, the Department of Disease Control of the Thai Ministry of Public Health posted a statement on Facebook, calling the claims by Sucharit Bhakdi “fake news”.

ข่าวปลอม อย่าแชร์! ❌

กรมควบคุมโรค กระทรวงสาธารณสุข ได้ดำเนินการตรวจสอบข้อเท็จจริง พบว่าประเด็นดังกล่าวนั้น เป็นข้อมูลเท็จ

ขอให้ประชาชนอย่าหลงเชื่อ และขอความร่วมมือไม่ส่ง หรือแชร์ข้อมูลดังกล่าวต่อในช่องทางสื่อสังคมออนไลน์ต่างๆ

Here is the English (machine) translation of their statement:

Fake news, don’t share! ❌

Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health has conducted a fact check found that such issues false information

The public is requested not to be fooled. We ask for your cooperation not to send, or share such information on social media channels.

Read more : Did Thailand Ban Pfizer Vaccine Over Princess’ Coma?!

Fact #2 : Thai Government Still Recommends Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

An official with the National Vaccine Institute, which is under the Thai Ministry of Public Health, confirmed to The Associated Press, that:

  • there are no plans to change Thailand’s contract with Pfizer, or any other COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer already under agreement.
  • the vaccine is safe and still recommended for the general public.
  • Thailand is also evaluating the Pfizer bivalent vaccine booster dose.
  • there are no plans yet to stop ordering the current Pfizer vaccine, and switch to the newer bivalent vaccine.

There are no orders to stop or slow down usage or reconsider its use. We are still moving forward and using it.

Fact #3 : Sucharit Bhakdi Claims He Spoke To Thai “Advisors”

While calling some of the online claims as an “exaggeration”, Sucharit Bhakdi wrote in an email on Monday, February 6, that he spoke to “highest ranking advisors”.

I did speak with highest-ranking advisors to the government and Royal Family, thereby explaining why Thailand could and should annul the Pfizer purchase contract.

No more, no less. And they seemed to be convinced. Nothing has happened due to internal counter-movements. We are renewing our efforts, however, and with luck there will be things to report in about 2 weeks.

But note the curious turn of phrase – “highest-ranking advisors to the government and Royal family”, instead of just saying “highest-ranking government officials”.

That is open to interpretation – were those “advisors” actual Thai government officials, or just Thai activists whom Bhakdi believes are advising the Thai government and/or Royal family?

Read more : Did Thailand Vow To Nullify Pfizer Vaccine Contracts?!

Fact #6 : Unknown If Princess Bajrakitiyabha Was Vaccinated

Despite Sucharit Bhakdi’s claims that Princess Bajrakitiyabha received her third dose just 23 days before her collapse, I simply cannot find any evidence of that.

Neither Princess Bajrakitiyabha, nor the Thai royal family, or even the Thai government, has ever publicly revealed her vaccination status.

Perhaps Bhakdi is privy to her vaccination status, but he did not share any evidence to back up his claim, and I cannot corroborate his claim.

Unless and until the Thai royal family or government reveal her vaccination status, and what (if any) COVID-19 vaccine she received, it would be wrong for anyone to claim (without evidence) that she was injured by the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #7 : Princess Bajrakitiyabha’s Cause of Collapse Still Unknown

The Thai palace released a statement on 19 December 2022, in which it stated that “no heart defect could be found“, dismissing earlier assessments that she suffered a cardiac event.

Later, the palace said that she suffered a brain aneurysm, and in a January 7 statement, attributed her collapse to an irregular heartbeat caused by a mycoplasma infection.

While we can debate whether the Princess’ condition was caused by an arrhythmia caused by a mycoplasma infection, or a hemorrhagic stroke from a ruptured brain aneurysm, one thing seems certain – it had nothing to do with any COVID-19 vaccination.

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MIT Professor Retsef Levi Vaccine Claims Examined!

Take a look at the viral video by MIT professor Retsef Levi, who called for the immediate suspension of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, and find out what the facts really are!

 

MIT Professor Retsef Levi Calls For Suspension Of mRNA Vaccines!

A video by MIT professor Retsef Levi has gone viral, after he claimed that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines were causing serious harm to young people, and called for their immediate suspension!

Here is my rough transcript of what Retsef Levi said in his viral video. It’s VERY long, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Hi, my name if Retsef Levi, and since 2006, I’m a faculty member at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I have more than 30 years experience as a practitioner and an academic in using data analytics to assess and manage risk, particularly in the context of health systems, health policies, as well as the management of safety and quality of manufacturing of biologic drugs.

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MIT Professor Retsef Levi Vaccine Claims Examined!

You do not have to be an MIT professor like Retsef Levi to go through his claims, and discover these facts for yourself. It’s really not difficult at all. Let me show you…

Fact #1 : Retsef Levi Is Professor of Management + Operations Management

Normally, I do not like to comment on anyone’s credentials, as the merits of their facts and arguments should stand on their own. However, Retsef Levi made a point of promoting his credentials, so I feel it is necessary to have a clearer picture of his credentials.

Retsef Levi is a professor of Management, as well as Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, which is a separate business school under the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

MIT Sloan focuses on MBA, Finance, Business Analytics, Management, etc. and is separate from the MIT School of Science, where the faculty teaches and researches the hard sciences from physics and biology to computational biology and statistics.

Management and Operations Management deal with business administration practices to create the highest level of efficiency within a business organisation, which are critical in managing large corporations like Pfizer and Moderna, but would have virtually nothing to do with the actual research and development (R&D) of their products.

Fact #2 : MIT Study Did Not Prove Pfizer Vaccine Raised Heart Problems!

The first study that Retsef Levi mentioned was the one he co-authored in April 2022, which I fact checked in May 2022. In my fact check article, I pointed out these problems:

  • No clinical research was conducted on any patient. The study only “analysed” data collected by a third party – the Israel National Emergency Medical Services.
  • The study relied on call data based on initial diagnosis by responding paramedics, not the final / actual diagnosis by doctors after the patients undergo all necessary clinical and laboratory investigations at the hospital.
  • The data did not include about 50% of cardiac arrest and acute coronary syndrome cases in Israel for that period of time.
  • The data was not tied to COVID-19 infection, or COVID-19 vaccination, or even pre-existing heart problems.
  • The authors themselves pointed out that they did not establish any causal relationship between COVID-19 vaccines and heart problems.
  • The authors also pointed out that the increase in cardiac arrests and acute coronary syndrome may be caused by “other underlying causal mechanisms”.

My fact check article goes much further, but suffice to say – that MIT study did not prove that the Pfizer vaccine increased the risk of heart problems like cardiac arrests in young adults.

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

Fact #3 : Adverse Events of Special Interest Are Not Vaccine Side Effects!

As supporting evidence, Professor Retsef Levi shared a September 2022 article called “Serious adverse events of special interest following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination in randomized trials in adults“.

That article claimed that “secondary analysis of serious adverse events reported” in the Phase 3 trial of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines showed that they were associated with significantly higher risk of serious adverse events of special interest (AESI):

  • Pfizer : 36% higher risk of AESI
  • Moderna : 6% higher risk of AESI
  • Pfizer + Moderna combined : 16% higher risk of AESI

What I don’t understand about the article is why the authors performed their “analysis” of adverse events of special interest (AESI), when they are not side effects of the vaccines!

  • The AESI list is not specific to the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
  • The AESI list includes “exposure to SARS-CoV-2”, and other viruses like Herpes, MERS, Varicella, as well as other “communicable disease”.
  • The AESI list includes manufacturing and lab test issues like “Manufacturing laboratory analytical testing issue, Manufacturing materials issue, Manufacturing production issue“.
  • The AESI list includes product supply issues like “Product availability issue, Product distribution issue, Product supply issue“.

That’s not all, but I think you catch the drift – the Adverse Events of Special Interest (AESI) list is not a list of vaccine side effects!

Read more : Why Adverse Events of Special Interest Are NOT Side Effects!

Fact #4 : Smallpox Vaccine Does Not Use mRNA Technology

Oddly enough, Retsef Levi referred to a 2015 US Military finding that the smallpox vaccine caused heart problems.

In this 2019 case study by the US military, the rate of myopericarditis was shown to increase by 50X after they switched from the older Dryvax smallpox vaccine, to the new ACAM2000 vaccine.

However, that new ACAM2000 smallpox vaccine does not use mRNA technology, but a single plaque-purified vaccinia virus derivative of Dryvax (NYCBH strain).

In other words – the smallpox vaccine uses a live but less dangerous virus called vaccinia, to help your body develop immunity against the smallpox virus.

Viral infections, even if they are mild, can lead to heart inflammation, so it would not be surprising if the smallpox vaccine (which uses an actual virus) can trigger heart inflammation in a small number of people.

Fact #5 : Implication Of Free Spike Protein In Vaccine Myocarditis Still Unknown

On 4 January 2023, a study published in the journal Circulation showed that 16 patients who developed myocarditis after mRNA vaccination had “markedly elevated levels of full-length spike protein” that were “unbound by antibodies”.

In contrast, no free spike proteins were detected in 45 control subjects who did not develop myocarditis after mRNA vaccination.

This is a very interesting finding, which suggests that free spike proteins (unbound by antibodies) may possibly be the cause of myocarditis in young adults who receive the mRNA vaccine. However, the implication isn’t clear because it is not known why there are free spike proteins in the first place.

The mRNA vaccines teach some of our cells to create spike proteins. Because they are expressed on the cell surface, those spike proteins do not float freely in the blood, but rather, trigger the immune system to develop antibodies that bind to them.

As the study noted, people who do not develop myocarditis after receive the mRNA vaccines do not show any free spike protein – precisely what was meant to happen.

So the implication of that finding of free spike protein is still unknown, and warrants additional research. It is, however, not evidence that the mRNA vaccines cause heart problems.

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Fact #6 : Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis Can Be Confirmed

It is important to point out that vaccine-induced myocarditis can be clinically differentiated from classical myocarditis, as well as proven through histopathology.

Instead of relying on “statistical analysis” of partial data from emergency call centres, we should rely instead on proper medical diagnoses based on clinical and laboratory investigations.

That is how we can avoid prematurely claiming that people died from the COVID-19 vaccines, only for their autopsies to prove otherwise, like these cases:

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

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Is US Stealing TSMC Chip Technologies From Taiwan?!

Is the US stealing advanced TSMC chip technologies from Taiwan, in the biggest international heist ever?!

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

 

Claim : US Is Stealing TSMC Chip Technologies From Taiwan!

This message has gone viral on WhatsApp and social media, claiming that two US professors have declared that the US is stealing Taiwan’s most advanced TSMC chip technologies!

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

Professor Ling-Chi Wang of UC Berkeley: I think the only way to describe what is happening to TSMC 台積电 in Hsinchu, Taiwan is to call it the biggest international heist, in broad daylight, of Taiwan’s biggest and most valuable manufacturing facility and intellectual property theft, estimated to be worth 4% of Taiwan’s GNP, considered by the people of Taiwan to be their 护国神山, ever undertaken in human history by the U.S. government.

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Truth : US Is NOT Stealing TSMC Chip Technologies From Taiwan!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created by the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛), and shared by pro-CCP netizens, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Evidence Professor Ling-Chin Wang Wrote It

First, let’s establish some basic facts about Professor Ling-Chi Wang. He is an ethnologist (not technologist), which means he studies and teaches about cultures and societies, not chips or technology.

He is also a Professor Emeritus of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies at UC Berkeley, which means he is retired.

There is no evidence that Professor Ling Chin-Wang wrote any part of the viral message. He is not on Facebook, and he has not posted anything on his official LinkedIn page either.

The earliest and most complete example of this viral message appears to be written by a Chinese writer called Yu Ligong, who posted it on Facebook on 24 November 2022.

Fact #2 : No Evidence Professor John V. Walsh Wrote It

John V. Walsh was a professor of physiology and neuroscience at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. He has since retired.

He writes on issues of peace and healthcare, but there is no evidence he actually wrote that small section about turning Taiwan into a porcupine of American weapons, or Ukraine 2.0.

Again, the earliest example appears to be the Facebook post by the Chinese writer, Yu Ligong.

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Fact #3 : TSMC Is Not Shifting Their Existing Fabs To US

The viral post falsely claims that the US government paid billions to relocate TSMC to the United States, airlifting its manufacturing facility to Arizona.

That’s not true – TSMC will still remain in Taiwan, where most of its fabs are located. The new Arizona fab will merely be another one of its many fabs. That’s why it’s known as Fab 21.

It is also impossible to “airlift” a semiconductor fabrication plant. Have you seen how massive it is?

Fact #4 : TSMC Owns Arizona Fab 21

The viral post falsely claims that the US government is robbing Taiwan of its prized intellectual property – TSMC’s most advanced chip technologies.

That’s patently false, because TSMC isn’t building a semiconductor plant for the US government. TSMC is building a new fab in Arizona, which it will fully own.

The TSMC Arizona plant, when fully completed, will be one of the most advanced semiconductor fabs in the world, producing both 3-nanometer and 5-nanometer chips.

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Fact #5 : TSMC Owns Its Intellectual Property

Regardless of where it builds its wafer fabs, TSMC continues to own its intellectual property, except possibly in China.

This was pointed out by Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger in his June 2022 op-ed arguing for more subsidies for American chipmakers.

… foreign chipmakers vying for U.S. subsidies will keep their valuable intellectual property on their own shores, ensuring that the most lucrative and cutting-edge manufacturing stays there and requiring the U.S. to make the difficult choice between forgoing the advanced chips necessary for critical national security applications or relying on insecure, foreign supply chains for them.

Unlike China, the United States does not demand technology transfers to gain access to its massive market. So no, the US does not gain TSMC’s intellectual properties just because it subsidises Fab 21 in Arizona.

It may be different in China, where the CCP government is notorious for insisting on technology transfers.

Fact #6 : TSMC Arizona Is Second US Fab

TSMC Arizona isn’t even the first semiconductor plant the Taiwanese company built in the United States.

Back in 1995, TSMC started work on a $1.2 billion semiconductor plant called Fab 11 at Camas, Washington, which produces 8-inch wafers.

Fact #7 : TSMC Has Two Fabs In China!

If the writer believes that building a fab overseas means that the foreign country owns TSMC’s intellectual property, then it would mean that China “stole” TSMC’s intellectual property as well.

That’s because TSMC has not one, but TWO wafer fabs in China!

  • Fab 10 in Shanghai, which produces 200 mm wafers
  • Fab 16 in Nanjing, which produces 300 mm wafers

In April 2021, TSMC announced that it would expand capacity at their Nanjing fab, which it would also upgrade to produce smaller 16 nm chips.

Recommended : Apple Freezes Use Of China’s YMTC NAND Chips!

Fact #8 : This Is Just Chinese Propaganda

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

All of the wumao articles and videos that I looked at so far have proven to be false… at every instance. So please watch out for such false claims.

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Gandhi vs. Professor Peters On Wisdom + Money!

Take a look at the viral confrontation between Mahatma Gandhi and Professor Peters, and find out what really happened!

 

Viral Confrontation Between Gandhi And Professor Peters

This viral confrontation between Mahatma Gandhi and Professor Peters has gone viral on WhatsApp, and social media platforms, for many years.

It’s very long, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts…

Funny side of Mahatma Gandhi . 😃

When Mahatma Gandhi was studying law at the University College, London, a white professor, whose last name was Peters, disliked him intensely.

One day, Mr. Peters was having lunch at the dining room when Gandhi came along with his tray & sat next to the professor.

 

Truth : Gandhi And Professor Peters Confrontation Did NOT Happen

As hilarious as the viral confrontation between Mahatma Gandhi and Professor Peters is, it never happened, and here are there reasons why…

Fact #1 : There Is No Record Of Such A Confrontation

Gandhi’s authoritative autobiography – The Story Of My Experiments With Truth, did not mention ANY confrontation with ANY of his lecturers.

He certainly did not mention any professor called Mr. Peters in his autobiography. Neither do the many biographies written about Gandhi.

If Gandhi himself did not mention this confrontation, and there is ZERO RECORD of such a confrontation, how did the writer know of this amazing story? Was he/she there over 130 years ago when it allegedly happened?

Fact #2 : There Is No Record Of Professor Peters

Mahatma Gandhi arrived in England to study at the University College London (UCL) in late October, 1888.

There is no record of a Professor Peters teaching law at the University College of London.

Swapnajit Mitra contacted UCL about this urban legend, and found out that there is no record of a Professor Peters back then.

Fact #3 : Those Are Pictures Of Gandhi With Lord Mountbatten

This viral story is sometimes shared with pictures of Gandhi sitting down with a white man, suggesting that he made up with Professor Peters.

The man in those pictures is actually Lord Louis Mountbatten – the last Viceroy of India.

They were taken in 1947, during their discussions about India’s transition from British rule to independence.

Fact #4 : Gandhi Likely Did Not Study Long At UCL

Paul Ayris, CEO of UCL Press and Chief Library Officer of UCL History, helped Swapnajit Mitra look into Gandhi’s history at UCL and found “very little evidence” remained :

  • His student record card: This records his name as “Mahatma Karamchand GANDHI,” later amended to “Mohandas.” Since Rabindranath Tagore called Gandhi “Mahatma” only in 1915, evidently, this card was not written at the time Gandhi was acutally in London. To seal this argument, two addresses are given on the card, for 1927 and 1939, well after Gandhi left London.
  • Two entries in the Professors’ Fees Book for 1888-1889: Here Gandhi is listed under Henry Morley for classes in English.
  • An entry in the calendar for 1889-90 (which lists the students for the previous year): This gives his name as “Gaudhi.”

Andrew Lewis pointed out in the Summer 2002 UCL Laws Newsletter that Gandhi’s name does not appear in any surviving class registers, and that the study of law at the university in the 1880s did little to advance a professional legal career in England.

Lewis concluded that Gandhi could well have arrived with the intention of studying for his degree at UCL, but left to study for the Bar at Gray’s Inn, (a place where prospective law practitioners used to go at that time) presumably once he realised this was where he needed to be in order to qualify.

Fact #5 : Gandhi Was Shy And Tongue-Tied

Despite being a great orator later in his life, Gandhi was shy and tongue-tied while studying in England.

In his autobiography, Gandhi stated that he “always felt tongue-tied” and “the presence of half a dozen of more people would strike [him] dumb.

He also stated that he retained “this shyness” throughout his entire stay in England.

A lecturer, Dr. Oldfield, once asked him, “You talk to me quite all right, but why is it that you never open your lips at a committee meeting?” even though he was elected to the Executive Committee of the Vegetarian Society.

Once, Gandhi was asked to speak on the merits of vegetarianism, and despite preparing a speech in writing, he could not even read it. In the end, someone else had to read the speech he wrote.

I had not the courage to speak and I therefore decided to set down my thoughts in writing. I went to the meeting with the document in my pocket.

So far as I recollect, I did not find myself equal to reading it, and the President had it read by someone else.

It is incredulous that someone as shy as Gandhi was at that time, would be capable of such brilliant repartee and sarcasm.

This is ultimately just an inspirational but FAKE STORY misappropriating a dead famous person’s name to make it go viral, while ensuring he is not around to dispute it.

It is good for a chuckle or two, but always with the understanding that this incident never happened, and is a complete lie.

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Why MAECC Is Wrong About Pfizer mRNA Vaccine Study!

The MAECC is at it again, calling for a pause on the COVID-19 vaccine mandate because of a recent Swedish study on the Pfizer mRNA vaccine!

Let’s take a look at their claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

MAECC : Pause Vaccine Mandate Over Pfizer mRNA Vaccine Study!

The MAECC (Malaysian Alliance for Effective Covid Control) has issued yet another call for the Malaysia Health Ministry to pause the “vaccine mandate”.

This time, they are using the recently-released Swedish study that allegedly shows the Pfizer mRNA vaccine being converted into DNA.

Their press release is very long, so feel free to skip it and head over to the next section for the facts.

PAUSE ON VACCINE MANDATE IS NECESSARY ON LATEST SCIENTIFIC FINDING

Malaysian Alliance for Effective Covid Control (MAECC) would like to highlight a recently published study that has confirmed the messenger RNA (mRNA) from the Pfizer Covid vaccine is able to enter human liver cells and convert into DNA. From the outset MAECC has been very concerned for the potential long-term adverse effect of the mRNA Covid vaccine, and this includes DNA change. Our fear is now confirmed.

 

Here’s Why MAECC Is Wrong About Pfizer mRNA Vaccine Study!

The MAECC has stridently promoted ivermectin, despite the lack of evidence, and came out strongly against vaccination even though COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to be safe and effective.

Here are the reasons why they are, yet again, wrong about the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #1 : There Is No Vaccine Mandate In Malaysia

First, let me address their title – there is no COVID-19 vaccine mandate in Malaysia.

No one is forced to take the COVID-19 vaccine in Malaysia. Any claim that there is a COVID-19 vaccine mandate is undeniably false.

Heck, Malaysia has no vaccine mandate, period. That’s why children of antivax parents remain unvaccinated, despite the risks to their health.

If they start off with a factually false title, what hope is there that their press release is actually based on facts?

Fact #2 : Swedish Study Did Not Show Pfizer Vaccine Changed DNA

The crux of their new press release is the recently-released Pfizer mRNA vaccine study by the Lund University of Sweden.

The MAECC claimed that their fear that the mRNA vaccine can change our DNA “is now confirmed“. That’s nonsense.

The Swedish researchers themselves pointed out in their study, that :

At this stage, we do not know if DNA reverse transcribed from BNT162b2 is integrated into the cell genome.

To be clear, the study does not show that the Pfizer mRNA vaccine altered our DNA in any way or form.

The study does not even show that the transcribed DNA entered the cell nucleus!

Read more : Did Pfizer mRNA Vaccine Combine With DNA In Liver Cells?!

Fact #3 : Study Findings Did Not Shock Scientists / Physicians

The MAECC claims that the Swedish study findings has “shocked scientists and physicians throughout the world“. That is utter nonsense, unless they mean the few who did not read the study, or actually understand what it stated.

You don’t see health authorities ordering the immediate cessation or pause of mRNA vaccination, as some have done when some real adverse effect was discovered, like the risk of pericarditis / myocarditis.

Instead, the only people calling for mRNA vaccines to be stopped based on this laboratory study are fringe groups like the MAECC.

That’s because everyone else spent their time reading and understanding what the study meant, instead of “accidentally” or intentionally misinterpreting its results to push their own agenda.

If you are interested to know more about what the results of this Swedish study actually mean, please read my article – Did Pfizer mRNA Vaccine Combine With DNA In Liver Cells?!

Fact #4 : Waning Immunity Is Indirect Evidence Of No DNA Change

The waning immunity of COVID-19 vaccines is actually indirect evidence that mRNA vaccines do NOT change our DNA. Here’s why…

mRNA vaccines work by instructing some of our cells to manufacture the SARS-CoV-2 virus spike proteins, and put them on the cell surface to trigger the immune system into action.

If the mRNA vaccine actually integrates into our human DNA, all of our cells would display those spikes and continuously trigger the immune system for lifetime protection. That is not simply not the case.

In fact, it is now known that our COVID-19 antibody levels gradually drop after we are fully-vaccinated, which is why a booster dose is required to boost antibody levels after a few months.

Booster doses would not be necessary if the mRNA vaccine actually integrates with our DNA, making all our cells produce the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein forever.

Read more : Sinovac Vaccine Efficacy Rapidly Drops After 2 Months!

Fact #5 : mRNA Vaccine Proven Safe + Effective

MAECC claims that bad science is “behind the promotion and coercion of the masses to get the injections“. That’s utter nonsense. They are the ones propagating bad science.

COVID-19 vaccines have undergone the world’s largest clinical trials, collectively involving over hundreds of thousands of volunteers – far more than clinical trials of vaccines and drugs in the past!

All those clinical trials have shown that the approved COVID-19 vaccines are all safe and effective. Even then, these vaccines continue to be monitored for safety issues.

Over 10 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered worldwide, and we are already able to confirm rare adverse effects like anaphylaxis and myocarditis with mRNA vaccines.

If it’s true that mRNA vaccines are able to modify our DNA, we would have seen those effects in the real world, not only in a small laboratory study of liver cancer cells.

Don’t risk your life or your family’s lives on the bad science and misinformation promoted by fringe groups like the MAECC.

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Is Sinovac + Pfizer Combo Less Effective Against Omicron?

Was the combination of Sinovac and Pfizer proven to be less effective against the Omicron variant of COVID-19?

Let’s take a look at the claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Sinovac + Pfizer Combo Proven Less Effective Against Omicron

On 9 February 2022, The Edge posted an article with the title “Combination of Sinovac and Pfizer proven less effective to fight Omicron, says Pharmaniaga“.

The article covers Pharmaniaga’s statement which suggested that a third dose of Sinovac (of which they are the licensed distributor) is better than the Pfizer booster dose.

Let me share the relevant parts of the article, with key segments in bold. It’s a long read, so you can skip to the next section for the facts.

Pharmaniaga Bhd, citing a study conducted by Yale University, said that two doses of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine with a Pfizer-BioNTech booster dose are less effective and produces a lower immune response against the Omicron variant compared with other strains.

On the other hand, Pharmaniaga, which is the licensed distributor of Sinovac vaccine in Malaysia, highlighted that a separate research by Sinovac Biotech Ltd shows that three doses of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine produced higher neutralising antibodies in 95% of recipients compared with 3.3% by the second dose against a variant of concern (VOC), including Omicron.

 

Truth : Pfizer Booster Is Superior To Sinovac Booster Against Omicron

I have not read the actual Pharmaniaga statement, because it is still not available on their website.

However, I had earlier written about the Yale University study, and the statement as shared by The Edge appears to misrepresent what the study actually said.

It also appears to ignore what other studies have said about the poor efficacy of the Sinovac vaccine, including their own Phase 3 trial results.

Let’s go through the claims, and see what the facts really are…

Fact #1 : All Vaccines Are Less Effective Against Omicron

Because it has so many mutations, the Omicron variant is more able to escape the antibody protection that vaccines offer. This is true for all COVID-19 vaccines, not just the Pfizer vaccine.

It seems rather disingenuous for Pharmaniaga to point out that the Pfizer booster dose is less effective against Omicron, compared to other variants… when that is the case for all other vaccines, including Sinovac.

Fact #2 : Booster Dose Will Always Raise Antibody Levels

A booster dose is like a refresher course for your immune system. It will always boost antibody levels against COVID-19.

So the “separate research by Sinovac” themselves (instead of a neutral third party) only tells us that their booster dose is doing what other booster doses are doing – increasing antibody levels.

Abuthen? Did you expect a different result?

Fact #3 : What They Didn’t Say Is Interesting…

You can pick up more information if you note what Pharmaniaga did not say, assuming The Edge did not leave out anything pertinent.

For example, Pharmaniaga did not mention how much was the increase in antibody levels. Why not?

Neither did they confirm that the higher level was sufficient to protect against the Omicron variant. Why not?

They also conspicuously did not claim that the Sinovac booster dose is more effective than the Pfizer booster dose against the Omicron variant. Why not?

Fact #4 : Pfizer Booster Greatly Improves Protection

The Yale University study showed that two doses of Sinovac with a Pfizer booster dose gives protection equivalent to two mRNA vaccine doses.

However, the Pharmaniaga statement left out the very pertinent fact of what that actually meant :

  • 10.1X higher NAb levels against ancestral (original) virus : 
  • 6.3X higher NAb levels against Delta variant : 

The study also showed that two doses of Sinovac with a Pfizer booster offered 40% better protection against Omicron than two doses of the mRNA vaccines.

In other words, the Pfizer booster dose greatly improves on the mediocre protection offered by the Sinovac vaccine, but it may not be at par with 3-doses of other vaccines.

Read more : Why Sinovac Recipients May Need Two Pfizer Booster Doses!

Fact #5 : Cross Protection Not Seen With Sinovac Vaccine

According to Pharmaniaga, the Yale University study showed that no cross protection (hybrid immunity) was seen in Sinovac recipients who receive a Pfizer booster dose.

That is absolutely correct, but it does not mean what they think it means.

Professor Iwasaki specifically pointed out, “Prior infection only synergies with the mRNA vax to elevate broadly neutralizing Ab but not with inactivated vax. This may relate to the persistent GC (Germinal Centre) responses in mRNA vax”.

In other words, this synergistic boost in antibody levels from a COVID-19 infection is only seen with mRNA vaccines like the Pfizer COMIRNATY, but not seen with inactivated virus vaccines like the Sinovac vaccine.

Let me put it plainly – the Yale study showed that if you want cross protection (hybrid immunity), you will get it with the Pfizer vaccine, but not with the Sinovac vaccine.

Fact #6 : Pfizer Superior To Sinovac Against Beta, Delta + Omicron

A recent Hong Kong University (HKU) study showed that while the Pfizer vaccine is less effective against Omicron, the Sinovac vaccine is worse.

  • Sinovac vaccine antibodies were completely unable to bind to the Beta and Omicron variants.
  • Sinovac vaccine antibodies were only able to bind to the Delta variant in 68% of individuals.

Read more : Pfizer / Sinovac vs. Omicron : What HKU Study Just Revealed!

COVID-19
Variant
Seropositive Rate
Pfizer Sinovac
Alpha 100% 100%
Beta 100% 0%
Delta 100% 68%
Omicron 20% – 24% 0%

Incidentally, the Yale University study also pointed out that there was NO detectable neutralisation against the Omicron variant in people who received two doses of the Sinovac vaccine.

Even Pharmaniaga themselves inadvertently confirmed it, when their statement mentioned that only 3.3% of people vaccinated with 2 doses of Sinovac had neutralising antibodies against variants including Omicron.

Fact #7 : 3X Sinovac Doses Not Sufficient Against Omicron

A joint study by Hong Kong University (HKU) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) recently showed that 3 doses of the Sinovac vaccine does not provide sufficient protection against Omicron.

  • Three doses of the Pfizer vaccine offer the highest level of protection against Omicron.
  • A Pfizer booster dose given to those who received two Sinovac vaccine doses obtain good protective antibody levels against Omicron.
  • Three doses of the Sinovac vaccine do not provide sufficient protection against the Omicron variant.
  • Antibody levels of three doses of the Sinovac vaccine were roughly equal to two doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

Read more : Pfizer vs. Sinovac : Which Is Better Against Omicron Variant?

Fact #8 : Sinovac Is Least Efficacious COVID-19 Vaccine

The Sinovac CoronaVac is the least efficacious COVID-19 vaccine, barely qualifying for its EUA/EUL with a 50.4% efficacy rate in its Phase 3 trial.

Back when vaccine supply was extremely limited, some protection was better than nothing at all, which is why health authorities deployed the Sinovac vaccine.

Now that we have supplies of better vaccines – Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, etc., there is no longer any reason to settle for the Sinovac CoronaVac.

It is impossible for the Sinovac vaccine to improve its efficacy against the ancestral (original) COVID-19 virus, and it is certainly ludicrous to suggest that a third dose will boost its efficacy from 50.4% to 94%.

Please listen to advice from health authorities, instead of a vaccine manufacturer and/or its distributor.

CITF-B strongly recommends the Pfizer or AstraZeneca booster dose for Sinovac recipients, because they offer better protection.

Sinovac recipients are at the highest risk of a breakthrough infection, because they have the least protection. So make sure you get the best booster dose you can!

 

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Fact Check : Video Of Prof. Jacob Giris On COVID-19 Vaccine

Did Professor Jacob Giris admit on video that the COVID-19 vaccine cannot prevent severe COVID-19 disease?

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

 

Video : Prof. Jacob Giris Says COVID-19 Vaccine Cannot Prevent Severe COVID-19!

Antivaxxers have been sharing a video of Professor Jacob Giris (whom they wrongly call Yaakov Jerris) speaking on Israel’s Channel 13 news.

They claim that the video is proof that Professor Giris admitted that the COVID-19 vaccine cannot prevent severe COVID-19 disease.

Here is an example of the kind of comments accompanying the viral video :

In Israel, 80% of severe COVID cases are fully vaccinated,” Ichilov Hospital director, Professor Yaakov Jerris told Channel 13 news TV, “Vaccine has no significance when it comes to severe illness“.

 

Truth : Prof. Jacob Giris Was Quoted Out Of Context

The video is genuine, but what Professor Jacob Giris said in the Channel 13 news interview was taken out of context.

Whether that was intentional or not, I do not know. But I do know now that it was WRONGLY / FALSELY reported as evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine does not work.

The Channel 13 news segment was in Hebrew, which I did not understand. So I roped in a native Hebrew speaker to check it out for me, and this was the opinion :

The translation and explanation in the articles you sent were taken out of context.

He was saying that for critically ill people with existing health conditions, the vaccine is less relevant. In his hospital, most COVID-19 patients are much older and come in with co-morbidities.

He was not against the vaccine, he was just saying that it was less relevant for this particular group of patients.

 

Let me emphasise this – Professor Giris was telling Channel 13 that the COVID-19 vaccine had “no significance” because most of his patients were elderly, and coming in sick from another disease, with co-morbidities.

Those factors are why they developed severe COVID-19 disease, not the fact that they were fully-vaccinated.

This actually matches what he stated just days earlier (27 February 2022) on the official hospital Facebook page.

  • most patients are coming into his hospital for other conditions, and incidentally found to have COVID-19
  • the mortality rate is very low
  • COVID-19 is often not the cause of death for his patients
  • the public should not panic

He posted in Hebrew, which does not translate well using machine translation, so I had to correct some of the grammar to make it readable :

Hi, this is Prof. Jacob Giris, the Director of Internal Medicine Department and COVID-19. My team and I have been on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19 since the second wave.

I read the news about the mortality reports, hospital wards that are full of patients and expert alerts to postpone the cancellation of isolation for children and I would like to give you a snapshot of the situation in my department here in Ichilov.

This wave is different from the previous waves. The patients that arrive are coming in because of other diseases and not because of the Omicron variant. The rate of turnover in the ward is like that of a movie – every day ten patients are admitted and discharged on average.

Most of them come to get treatment for some other disease. The mortality rate is very low, and even when it happens, the Omicron variant is not the cause of death.

In fact, I remember much more turbulent times, where we suffered especially violent outcomes like 4 waves ago. This wave, what’s different for me is that I treat a wider variety of internal diseases and we are all suffering from isolation.

I felt compelled to give you the real picture of the situation in the field, give the public confidence and prevent unnecessary fear. We should not only strengthen internal medicine measures during difficult times, or when there is an epidemic, but as part of a national plan.

Until then, have fun with the children who need to see the spectacular sights of snow and breathe the fresh air outside in our beautiful country. Have a peaceful, white weekend.

The truth is – antivaxxers are intentionally quoting the video out of context, to falsely suggest that the vaccines do not work.

COVID-19 vaccines have been proven, over and over again, to greatly reduce hospitalisation and death.

For more details, you can read my exhaustive fact check of the false claims about what Professor Jacob Giris told Channel 13.

Read more : Prof Yaakov Jerris Said Vaccine Can’t Prevent Severe COVID?

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Prof Yaakov Jerris Said Vaccine Can’t Prevent Severe COVID?

Did Professor Yaakov Jerris from Ichilov Hospital just admit that the vaccine cannot prevent severe COVID-19 disease?!

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

 

Claim : Prof Yaakov Jerris Said Vaccine Can’t Prevent Severe COVID!

Antivax and conspiracy websites are claiming that Ichilov Hospital director, Professor Yaakov Jerris admitted that the vaccine cannot prevent severe illness from COVID-19.

Are Israeli hospitals really overburdened with COVID patients who haven’t been vaccinated? The situation, according to Prof. Yaakov Jerris, director of Ichilov Hospital’s coronavirus ward, is radically different. According to the professor, COVID vaccines cannot protect us from severe illness as we are being told.

“Right now, most of our severe cases are vaccinated,” Jerris told Channel 13 News. “They had at least three injections. Between seventy and eighty percent of the serious cases are vaccinated. So, the vaccine has no significance regarding severe illness, which is why just twenty to twenty-five percent of our patients are unvaccinated.”

Jerris also highlighted some of the ambiguity in case reporting. He addressed ministers at a cabinet meeting on Sunday, “Defining a serious patient is problematic. For example, a patient with a chronic lung disease always had a low level of oxygen, but now he has a positive coronavirus test result which technically makes him a ‘serious coronavirus patient,’ but that’s not accurate. The patient is only in a difficult condition because he has a serious underlying illness.”

 

Prof Yaakov Jerris Did Not Say Vaccine Can’t Prevent Severe COVID!

This appears to be a “variant” of the earlier misinformation being shared on anti-vaccination and conspiracy website.

Just like the earlier version, this is FAKE NEWS created by antivaxxers, who likely based it on a bad translation (which could be intentional).

Here are the facts of this case…

Fact #1 : Hospital Is Called Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

There is no longer an Ichilov Hospital. That is the former and colloquial name for the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

The original Ichilov Hospital was established in 1961, and renamed as the Sourasky Medical Center in June 1973.

That hospital was then combined with two other municipal hospitals in 1980, and renamed as the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

Fact #2 : He Is Professor Jacob Giris, Not Yaakov Jerris

There is no Professor Yaakov Jerris listed amongst the staff of the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. That name was likely a translation mistake by someone using Google Translate / Bing Translate.

His actual name is Professor Jacob Giris (יעקב ג’ריס), and he is the director of their Internal Medicine department.

Fact #3 : His Words Were Taken Out Of Context

I managed to obtain a video of Professor Giris speaking on Channel 13, which I will share below.

It was in Hebrew, which I don’t understand. So I had a native Hebrew speaker check it out for me, and this was the opinion :

The translation and explanation in the articles you sent were taken out of context.

He was saying that for critically ill people with existing health conditions, the vaccine is less relevant. In his hospital, most COVID-19 patients are much older and come in with co-morbidities.

He was not against the vaccine, he was just saying that it was less relevant for this particular group of patients.

Fact #4 : He Said Earlier That Most COVID-19 Patients Now Don’t Die

About a week earlier, Professor Giris posted this statement in Hebrew on 27 January 2022, where he stated that :

  • most patients are coming into his hospital for other conditions, and incidentally found to have COVID-19
  • the mortality rate is very low
  • COVID-19 is often not the cause of death for his patients
  • the public should not panic

Here is the English translation, which I attempted to clean up and make more understandable :

Hi, this is Prof. Jacob Giris, the Director of Internal Medicine Department and COVID-19. My team and I have been on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19 since the second wave.

I read the news about the mortality reports, hospital wards that are full of patients and expert alerts to postpone the cancellation of isolation for children and I would like to give you a snapshot of the situation in my department here in Ichilov.

This wave is different from the previous waves. The patients that arrive are coming in because of other diseases and not because of the Omicron variant. The rate of turnover in the ward is like that of a movie – every day ten patients are admitted and discharged on average.

Fact #5 : It Was Likely A Bad Translation

The viral news report called him Professor Yaakov Jerris, and the quotes attributed to him are grammatically odd.

After using Google Translate and Bing Translate to translate his Hebrew post (see Fact #3), I realised that the viral news report was most likely mistranslated from Hebrew.

With that in mind, and based on what he said a week earlier, this was my interpretation of what he said :

  • He believes that the reporting of severe cases is wrongly labelling serious COVID-19 patients, when they have a different serious condition and only happen to have COVID-19.
  • Between 70% and 80% of his severe cases are vaccinated with at least three shots.
  • Vaccination status has no significance, because these patients are seriously sick from their admitting condition

This would match what he said a week earlier, about many patients coming into his department with other diseases, and incidentally discovered to have COVID-19.

And this was confirmed by the Hebrew translator who watched the video. See Fact #3.

Fact #6 : He Never Said Vaccine Can’t Prevent Severe COVID-19

A bad translation is one thing, but this new fake news “variant” claims that Professor Giris admitted that the vaccine cannot prevent severe COVID-19 disease.

That’s not what he said. He is quoted to have said, “the vaccine has no significance regarding severe illness“.

You don’t have to be a linguist to know that there is a big difference between “no significance regarding severe illness”, and not being able to prevent severe illness.

And in the video, he actually said that the vaccine had no significance, because the patients that came in were already severely sick with other diseases. See Fact #3.

Fact #7 : Misleading To Use Percentage

It is misleading to report that 80% of severe COVID-19 cases are of vaccinated people, without the necessary context. After all…

  • In a country with zero vaccination, 100% of severe COVID-19 cases will be of unvaccinated people.
  • In a country with 100% vaccination, 100% of severe COVID-19 cases will be of vaccinated people.

In addition, the vaccinated-unvaccinated ratio for severe COVID-19 is highly dependent on age, co-morbidities, and whether the patients came in for other medical problems.

Senior citizens with co-morbidities, and coming in for other medical problems, are far more likely to develop severe COVID-19, than young adults without co-morbidities.

Without context – data – it is impossible to know the true situation. But that is perhaps why anti-vaccination and conspiracy websites are reporting the claim without context.

Fact #8 : This Is Base Rate Fallacy At Work

As explained above, we should expect more cases of vaccinated people getting severe COVID-19 than unvaccinated people, simply because there are far more vaccinated people than unvaccinated people.

This concept is sometimes difficult to grasp, which is why it’s being abused by antivaxxers to trick you into thinking that vaccinated people are more likely to get severe COVID-19. That’s nonsense.

This is the Base Rate Fallacy at work, which Marc Rumilly demonstrates in this visualisation.

At first glance (left), it may appear that more vaccinated people are getting hospitalised than unvaccinated people.

But if you “zoom out” and look at the population as a whole (right), the risk profile is completely different. It is obvious now that unvaccinated people are far more likely to be hospitalised than vaccinated people.

Fact #9 : Unvaccinated People Have 6X Higher Risk Of Severe COVID-19

Marc took actual data from the Israel Ministry of Health, to demonstrate how the Base Rate Fallacy masks the fact that unvaccinated people in Israel are 6X more likely to get severe COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Fact #10 : Vaccines Greatly Reduced Infections + Deaths

Many studies have already proven, time and time again, the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines in preventing infections, hospitalisations and deaths.

Let’s take a look at one example – the October 2021 study in Israel which looked at the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination in preventing new infections and deaths of people over 70 years old.

New Cases dropped by 20X after vaccination

Deaths dropped by 6X after vaccination

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Are Most Severe COVID-19 Cases In Israel Fully Vaccinated?

Did Professor Yaakov Jerris just admit that 80% of severe COVID-19 cases in Israel are fully-vaccinated?

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

 

Claim : Most Severe COVID-19 Cases In Israel Fully Vaccinated!

Antivax and conspiracy websites are claiming that Professor Yaakov Jerris, an Ichilov Hospital director, admitted that 80% of severe COVID-19 cases in Israel are fully-vaccinated.

Are Israeli hospitals really overloaded with unvaccinated COVID patients? According to Prof. Yaakov Jerris, director of Ichilov Hospital’s coronavirus ward, the situation is completely opposite.

“Right now, most of our severe cases are vaccinated,” Jerris told Channel 13 News. “They had at least three injections. Between seventy and eighty percent of the serious cases are vaccinated. So, the vaccine has no significance regarding severe illness, which is why just twenty to twenty-five percent of our patients are unvaccinated.”

Jerris also revealed some of the confusion in reporting cases. Speaking at a cabinet meeting on Sunday, he told ministers, “Defining a serious patient is problematic. For example, a patient with a chronic lung disease always had a low level of oxygen, but now he has a positive coronavirus test result which technically makes him a ‘serious coronavirus patient,’ but that’s not accurate. The patient is only in a difficult condition because he has a serious underlying illness.”

 

Truth : Fully Vaccinated In Israel Not At Most Risk Of Severe COVID-19!

I can now confirm that this is FAKE NEWS created by antivaxxers, who likely based it on a bad translation (which could be intentional).

Here are the facts of this case…

Fact #1 : Hospital Is Called Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

There is no longer an Ichilov Hospital. That is the former and colloquial name for the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

The original Ichilov Hospital was established in 1961, and renamed as the Sourasky Medical Center in June 1973.

That hospital was then combined with two other municipal hospitals in 1980, and renamed as the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

Fact #2 : He Is Professor Jacob Giris, Not Yaakov Jerris

The Ichilov Hospital director mentioned in the news report was extremely hard to track down, because he was wrongly named.

There is no Yaakov Jerris or Yaakov Jeris listed amongst the staff of the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. That name is most likely a translation mistake by someone using Google Translate / Bing Translate.

However, I managed to track him down as Professor Jacob Giris (יעקב ג’ריס), the director of their Internal Medicine department.

Fact #3 : His Words Were Taken Out Of Context

I managed to obtain a video of Professor Giris speaking on Channel 13, which I will share below.

It was in Hebrew, which I don’t understand. So I had a native Hebrew speaker check it out for me, and this was the opinion :

The translation and explanation in the articles you sent were taken out of context.

He is saying that for critically ill people with existing health conditions, the vaccine is less relevant. In his hospital, most COVID-19 patients are much older and come in with co-morbidities.

He is not against the vaccine, he was just saying that it was less relevant for this particular group of patients.

Fact #4 : He Said Earlier That Most COVID-19 Patients Now Don’t Die

About a week earlier, Professor Giris posted this statement in Hebrew on 27 January 2022, where he stated that :

  • most patients are coming into his hospital for other conditions, and incidentally found to have COVID-19
  • the mortality rate is very low
  • COVID-19 is often not the cause of death for his patients
  • the public should not panic

What he said earlier matches what he said in his Channel 13 news interview.

Here is the English translation, which I attempted to clean up and make more understandable :

Hi, this is Prof. Jacob Giris, the Director of Internal Medicine Department and COVID-19. My team and I have been on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19 since the second wave.

I read the news about the mortality reports, hospital wards that are full of patients and expert alerts to postpone the cancellation of isolation for children and I would like to give you a snapshot of the situation in my department here in Ichilov.

This wave is different from the previous waves. The patients that arrive are coming in because of other diseases and not because of the Omicron variant. The rate of turnover in the ward is like that of a movie – every day ten patients are admitted and discharged on average.

Fact #5 : It Was Likely A Bad Translation

The viral “news report” called Professor Giris “Yaakov Jerris” or “Yaakov Jeris“, and the quotes attributed to him were peculiar grammatically.

After using Google Translate and Bing Translate to translate his Hebrew post (see Fact #4), I realised that the viral news report was most likely mistranslated from Hebrew.

With that in mind, and based on what he said a week earlier, this was my interpretation of what he said :

  • He believes that the reporting of severe cases is wrongly labelling serious COVID-19 patients, when they have a different serious condition and only happen to have COVID-19.
  • Between 70% and 80% of his severe cases were vaccinated with at least three shots.
  • Vaccination status has no significance, because these patients are seriously sick from their admitting condition

This would match what he said a week earlier, about many patients coming into his department with other diseases, and incidentally discovered to have COVID-19.

And this was confirmed by the Hebrew translator who watched the video. See Fact #3.

Fact #6 : Misleading To Use Percentage

It is misleading to report that 80% of severe COVID-19 cases are of vaccinated people, without the necessary context. After all…

  • in a country with zero vaccination, 100% of severe COVID-19 cases will be of unvaccinated people.
  • in a country with 100% vaccination, 100% of severe COVID-19 cases will be of vaccinated people.

In addition, the vaccinated-unvaccinated ratio for severe COVID-19 is highly dependent on age, co-morbidities, and whether the patients came in for other medical problems.

Senior citizens with co-morbidities, and coming in for other medical problems, are far more likely to develop severe COVID-19, than young adults without co-morbidities.

Without context – data – it is impossible to know the true situation. But that is perhaps why anti-vaccination and conspiracy websites are reporting the claim without context.

Fact #7 : This Is Base Rate Fallacy At Work

As explained above, we should expect more cases of vaccinated people getting severe COVID-19 than unvaccinated people, simply because there are far more vaccinated people than unvaccinated people.

This concept is sometimes difficult to grasp, which is why it’s being abused by antivaxxers to trick you into thinking that vaccinated people are more likely to get severe COVID-19. That’s nonsense.

This is the Base Rate Fallacy at work, which Marc Rumilly demonstrates in this visualisation.

At first glance (left), it may appear that more vaccinated people are getting hospitalised than unvaccinated people.

But if you “zoom out” and look at the population as a whole (right), the risk profile is completely different. It is obvious now that unvaccinated people are far more likely to be hospitalised than vaccinated people.

Fact #8 : Unvaccinated People Have 6X Higher Risk Of Severe COVID-19

Marc took actual data from the Israel Ministry of Health, to demonstrate how the Base Rate Fallacy masks the fact that unvaccinated people in Israel are 6X more likely to get severe COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Fact #9 : Vaccines Greatly Reduced Infections + Deaths

Many studies have proven, time and time again, the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines in preventing infections, hospitalisations and deaths.

Let’s take a look at one example – the October 2021 study in Israel which looked at the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination in preventing new infections and deaths of people over 70 years old.

New Cases dropped by 20X after vaccination

Deaths dropped by 6X after vaccination

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Can Pfizer Vaccine Cause Prion / Alzheimer’s Disease?!

Can the Pfizer mRNA vaccine cause prion and neurological diseases like ALS and Alzheimer’s disease, as the Classen study claims?

Find out what the Classen study is all about, and whether the Pfizer mRNA vaccine can really cause prion diseases!

 

Classen Study : Pfizer Vaccine Can Potentially Induce Prion Disease

The journal Microbiology & Infectious Diseases just published a “research article” by J. Bart Classen, MD of Classen Immunotherapies.

This paper claims to have found that the Pfizer mRNA vaccine could potentially induce prion disease that would lead to the development of common neurodegenerative diseases like ALS and Alzheimer’s disease.

SHOCK! HORROR! OMG!

Now, take a minute to let the shock and horror subside, before you read on and find out what the facts really are…

 

Pfizer mRNA Vaccine Does NOT Cause Prion / Alzheimer’s Disease!

Here is the short version – there is no evidence that mRNA vaccines cause prion or neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s or ALS.

The truth is – the Classen study is not even a “study”, much less a research paper. It is just a 2.5-page opinion piece that makes a lot of bombastic claims, with ZERO evidence to back them up.

Unsurprisingly, it is only published in Microbiology & Infectious Diseases. Sounds impressive, but it is “not a reputable or reliable journal“, as Georgetown University virologist, Dr. Angela Rasmussen notes.

Dr. David Gorski, professor of surgery and oncology at Wayne State University concurred, pointing out that Microbiology & Infectious Diseases is listed in the Beall’s list of predatory publishers, and is not even indexed in PubMed.

But let’s go through J. Bart Classen’s claims, and find out what the facts really are…

Fact #1 : Prion Diseases Are Transmissible Misfolded Proteins

Prion diseases are transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) – brain disorders caused by prion proteins.

These are basically misfolded proteins that causes other proteins to fold themselves into the same shape.

Think of the prion protein as Agent Smith in Matrix Revolution, turning everyone he touches into a clone of himself.

Most people will have heard of Mad Cow Disease – Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), and you may have heard of the Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and Kuru. These are all prion diseases.

Fact #2 : The Spike Protein Is From The SARS-CoV-2 Virus

The spike protein is both the “uniform” and the “weapon” of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The crown (corona) of protein spikes is what gives the virus family its distinctive appearance and name – coronavirus, and it is how the virus attaches to our cells and gains entry.

If the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein truly has multiple binding areas that can create prion proteins, then the virus itself would actually cause prion diseases!

As of 8 May 2021, there have been over 161 million cases of COVID-19 globally, with over 3.34 million deaths.

There have been ZERO cases of prion diseases associated with COVID-19 infections.

Recommended : Did Salk Institute Prove Covid-19 Vaccines Cause Blood Clots?

Fact #3 : Many COVID-19 Vaccines Use The Spike Protein

It is odd that Classen would focus on RNA-based vaccines, particularly Pfizer. After all, many other COVID-19 vaccines also target the spike protein.

As I pointed out in my earlier article, many COVID-19 vaccines are designed to specifically target the spike protein because :

  • it is the defining feature of the SARS-CoV-2 virus
  • antibodies targeting it will block the virus from binding with our cells

If Classen is correct that the spike protein induces prion disease, then it would be true of ALL vaccines that mimic the spike protein.

Yet, after over 680 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered (as of 13 May 2021), there have been ZERO reports of prion disease associated with any COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #4 : RNA Binding Protein Is Not RNA / mRNA

Classen used this 2012 study to push the narrative that RNA binding proteins have been “shown” to cause “a number of neurological diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and ALS”, specifically TDP-43 and FUS.

The trouble is the study he used did not actually prove that those RNA binding proteins cause prion disease, much less Alzheimer’s disease or ALS or any other neurological disorders.

The study merely used an algorithm to “scour the human genome” to identify “RNA-binding prion candidates” for further investigations.

More importantly though – the study he referred to identified RNA binding proteins with prion-like domains, not RNA and certainly not mRNA  which is used in … tadaa… mRNA vaccines.

That is like saying that since some dog breeds are potentially dangerous, cats and hamsters are therefore also potentially dangerous. Really???

Fact #5 : mRNA Vaccines Do NOT Enter Our Cell Nucleus

I have pointed this out many times before – the mRNA instructions in the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines do NOT enter the cell nucleus (where our DNA resides).

They are only read and used by the cell ribosomes in the cytoplasm (outside of the nucleus) to create the spike proteins, before being discarded.

This point is important because the two RNA binding proteins that Classen kept pointing out either predominantly exists in the nucleus (TDP-43) or can only be found inside the nucleus (FUS).

How is it possible for mRNA or the spike protein it creates interact with TDP-43 or FUS inside the cell nucleus, if they never enter the “locked room” that is the cell nucleus?

Fact #6 : Vaccine Spike Protein Do NOT Bind With ACE2 Receptor

After our cell ribosomes create the spike proteins, they are presented on the cell surface, to trigger the immune system.

These faux spike proteins do NOT bind with the ACE2 receptor, since they are actually part of the same cell surface as the ACE2 receptor.

Only the spike protein of a real SARS-CoV-2 virus will actually bind with the ACE2 receptor, in order to infect the cell.

Credit : The Conversation

Fact #7 : No Evidence Zinc Causes TDP-43 To Go Prion

There is simply no evidence that a zinc ion turns on TDP-43’s “pathologic prion transformation”.

Plus, zinc ions exist in all our cells – it is critical for cell division and growth, and our immune system.

These zinc ions would have turned on TDP-43’s prion tendencies long before any SARS-CoV-2 spike protein comes close to the ACE2 receptor!

Fact #8 : ACE2 Receptor Is On The Cell Surface…

As Dr. David Gorski brilliantly points out, the ACE2 receptor is on the cell surface, while the TDP-43 exists in the cell nucleus.

Think of the ACE2 receptor as the door to your house, and the TDP-43 is inside your locked bedroom. How does the zinc ion fly from the main door up the stairs, through the locked door into your bedroom?

By magic? Unfortunately, Classen did not elaborate how this miracle was achieved.

 

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