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Did Sperm Counts Fall Rapidly After COVID Vaccine Rollout?!

Did sperm counts fall rapidly after the COVID-19 vaccine rollout?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Sperm Counts Falling Rapidly Since COVID Vaccine Rollout!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims or suggests that sperm counts are falling rapidly since the COVID-19 vaccine rollout!

Here is an excerpt of the article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Fertility Warning: Sperm Counts Falling Rapidly Since mRNA Rollout – Study

A new study published this month which analyzed semen samples from sperm donors, discovered a massive decline in fertility levels in men since the Covid vaccine rollout.

Recommended : Are Residual DNA In mRNA Vaccines Dangerous?!

 

Truth : Sperm Counts Are Not Falling From COVID Vaccine!

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

Fact #1 : Study Had Nothing To Do With COVID-19 Vaccines

First, let me just point out that the study has nothing to do with COVID-19 vaccines. You can read the study from Denmark here – Recent decline in sperm motility among donor candidates at a sperm bank in Denmark.

The authors – Emilie Lassen, Allan Pacey, Anne-Bine Skytte, and Robert Montgomerie, never claimed or suggested that sperm counts are falling due to the introduction of COVID-19 vaccines.

In fact, they never even asked about the vaccination status of the sperm donors. It’s no wonder the words “vaccine” or “vaccination” were not mentioned even once in the entire paper!

Fact #2 : Study Showed No Significant Change In Sperm Counts!

I should also point out that the study actually stated that there was no significant change in sperm counts from 2019 to 2022:

… from 2019 to 2022, sperm concentration and total sperm count changed by 0.1–5% from year to year, but none of those changes were statistically significant.

What the study shows was a decline in sperm quality, not sperm count. So why would The People’s Voice article suggest that the study showed sperm counts are falling rapidly due to COVID-19 vaccines? Did they even read the study???

Recommended : Did Study Show COVID-19 Vaccines Can Worsen Cancer?!

Fact #3 : Sperm Quality Dropped Before COVID-19 Vaccines

The People’s Voice article claimed or suggested that the timeframe correlated with the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines. That’s not true.

The study clearly stated that sperm quality declined from 2019 to 2022. That meant sperm quality in Denmark started dropping when the COVID-19 pandemic began – at least a year before the COVID-19 vaccines were approved at the end of 2020!

Denmark only started vaccinating people on 29 December 2020. It took about 9 months for them to hit the 70% vaccination level in mid-September 2021.

In short – the drop in sperm quality has no correlation with the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in Denmark.

Fact #4 : Similar Drops In Sperm Quality Were Documented Years Ago

In addition, the study actually pointed out that similar reductions in sperm polity over time have been documented in past studies:

As you can see – those studies occurred long before COVID-19 vaccines were invented. So why would The People’s Voice article suggest that the COVID-19 vaccine has anything to do with any reduction in sperm count or quality???

Recommended : Is new CKM syndrome caused by vaccine spike protein?!

Fact #5 : No Evidence COVID-19 Vaccines Reduce Male Fertility

Several studies have been conducted to evaluate the effect of COVID-19 vaccines, if any, on male fertility.

  • Li et al. (2023) : this meta-analysis of 24 studies showed that men experienced few problems with sperm parameters or reproductive potential after vaccination, and stated that “vaccination should be clearly recommended for all men wishing to have children”.
  • Ma et al. (2023) : this meta-analysis of seven screened studies, found no differences in sperm count, volume, concentration, or morphology.
  • Elhabak et al. (2022) : this study showed no significant differences in sperm volume, pH, colour, odour, viscosity, concentration, liquefaction time, motility, or morphology.
  • Gonzalez et. al (2021) : this study showed no significant decreases in any sperm parameter, and actually showed “statistically significant increases in all sperm parameters”.

In short – there is no evidence that any COVID-19 vaccine reduces male fertility in any significant way, if at all.

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 Discover Off Switch For mRNA Vaccines?!

Did scientists discover an off switch for mRNA vaccines?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Scientists Discovered Off Switch For mRNA Vaccines!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that scientists just discovered an off switch for mRNA vaccines!

Here is an excerpt of the article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

mRNA Jab ‘Off Switch’ Discovered by Scientists – Media Blackout

A new preprint study details a method of deactivating the genetic alteration effects of Covid mRNA jabs, providing a glimmer of hope to the billions of humans who have been damaged by the experimental shots.

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Truth : Scientists Did Not Discover Off Switch For mRNA Vaccines!

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

Fact #1 : There Were Two Methods, Not One

First, let me just point out that the “study” detailed two methods, not one as stated in The People’s Voice article – siRNA (small interfering RNA) and RIBOTAC (ribonuclease targeting chimeras).

If The People’s Voice article cannot even get that right, you have to wonder – did they even read the study???

Fact #2 : There Was No Discovery

I should also point out that the “study” did not discover anything, because scientists have been researching siRNA and RIBOTACs for some time now.

Neither did the “scientists” discover anything new about siRNA and RIBOTACs as it is just an opinion piece, where no actual laboratory or clinical study was conducted.

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article did not provide any evidence of any actual discovery.

Fact #3 : The Article Was Not Even Peer-Reviewed

Moreover, the article was just a preprint that has not even undergone the most basic of scientific scrutiny – peer review. Ironically, even anti-vaccine activists are pointing out that it was just an opinion piece!

Dr Jane Ruby : 🚨🚨 🚨 WARNING: This IS NOT A STUDY

There is NOTHING “BREAKING”

This is a DISCUSSION of a THEORY

This is not a peer reviewed scientific publication

You may recall Nicolas Hulscher and Peter McCullough as the authors of yet another preprint paper that was removed by The Lancet. I have no idea who Diane E. Marotta is, but she’s listed as an indepenent [sic] researcher out of Eagleville, Pennsylvania.

Recommended : Did Study Show COVID-19 Vaccines Can Worsen Cancer?!

Fact #4 : mRNA Vaccines Do Not Alter Genes

The People’s Voice article claimed or suggested that mRNA vaccines cause “genetic alteration”. That’s utter nonsense, and shows a lack of understanding of mRNA technology.

mRNA vaccines, as well as similar mRNA strands produced by our own cells, do not enter the cell nucleus. In short, mRNA cannot possibly change our genes.

Fact #5 : No Evidence Those Methods Actually Work

The Hulscher et. al. paper envisions the use of siRNA and RIBOTACs to block and/or deactivate mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, and shut off spike protein production.

The problem is – there is no evidence that siRNA and/or RIBOTACs can actually do that. Outside of a nice diagram showing how they could possibly do that, no actual research was done to show that any of that could actually happen.

Charitably, these could be deemed as hypotheses on possible ways to destroy mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. Whether they would actually work though would require actual scientific research, not idle prattle in a preprint paper.

Fact #6 : mRNA Vaccines Do Not Last Long

The Hulscher et. al. paper reads like a solution looking for a problem that does not exist. Despite its premise that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine sticks around for a long time, that’s simply not true.

If the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines can persist, we would have years-long, if not lifelong, immunity. We would also not need a second dose, never mind a booster dose. Obviously, that is just not the case.

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Fact #7 : 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 US court rule that mRNA COVID-19 jabs are not vaccines?!

Did the US Court of Appeals rule that mRNA COVID-19 jabs are not vaccines?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : US Court Ruled That mRNA COVID-19 Jabs Are Not Vaccines!

Some people are sharing articles which claim or suggest that the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that mRNA COVID-19 injections do not qualify as vaccines!

Alex Jones : Breaking! COVID mRNA Jabs Are NOT Vaccines, Court Rules

Senator Ron Johnson : Wow! A ruling by the 9th Circuit that makes sense.

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Truth : US Court Did Not Rule That mRNA COVID-19 Jabs Are Not Vaccines!

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

Fact #1 : Appeals Court Did Not Rule That mRNA COVID-19 Jabs Are Not Vaccines

First, let me just point out that the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit did not rule that the mRNA COVID-19 injections are not vaccines. You can read the court’s opinion for yourself – PDF.

In November 2021, the Health Freedom Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Unified School District, claiming that the COVID-19 vaccines are not actually vaccines, but are instead “medical treatments” and cannot be mandated.

That lawsuit was dismissed in 2022, so the case was never litigated. The Health Freedom Defense Fund appealed, which led to the June 7 decision by the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to reverse that dismissal.

This does not mean that the Health Freedom Defense Fund won the lawsuit. Two Trump-appointed judged on that three-judge panel ruled that the lower court was wrong to dismiss the case and that the school district’s “pattern of withdrawing and then reinstating its vaccination policies was enough to keep this case alive.

The court also said clearly that its decision to reverse the dismissal did not mean that the plaintiff’s allegations were true:

We note the preliminary nature of our holding. We do not prejudge whether, on a more developed factual record, Plaintiffs’ allegations will prove true.

To be clear – the US Court of Appeals did not rule that COVID-19 vaccines are not actually vaccines.

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Fact #2 : Court Has To Legally Accept Plaintiff’s Claims As True

It is customary for appellate courts to assume that the plaintiff’s allegations are accurate, as fact-finding has not yet occurred when a case was dismissed. As Doris Reiss – a professor at the University of California’s Collage of the Law explains:

The court said that since it must assume the plaintiffs’ claims are true, and since they are claiming COVID-19 vaccines just mitigate symptoms and do not prevent transmission, the case can go on to fact-finding.

It did not directly rule on whether the vaccines prevent transmission or just ‘mitigate symptoms.’

Fact #3 : LAUSD Can Appeal Again, Or Proceed To Court

According to CalMatters, the LAUSD school district can appeal the ruling to a larger panel of judges on the 9th Circuit.

If they don’t or the new ruling stands, then the lawsuit returns to the US District Court for Central California in Los Angeles for further arguments.

Regardless of what the school district decides, it will be quite some time before this lawsuit is settled one way or another.

Fact #4 : Vaccines Are Meant To Prevent Diseases

The CDC defines a vaccine as a “preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases“.

COVID-19 vaccines are not a medical treatment because they have to be taken before you get infected, for the express purpose of training your immune system to build its own defences against an actual SARS-CoV-2 infection.

If COVID-19 vaccines are actually “medical treatments” as the plaintiffs are claiming, it would have been given after infection, not before.

The truth is – COVID-19 vaccines are true vaccines, and work by stimulating our body’s own immune system to create an immune response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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Did World Leader Confess To Poisoning People With Vaccine?!

Did a world leader just confess to poisoning billions of people with the COVID-19 vaccine?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : World Leader Confesses To Poisoning People With Vaccine!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that a world leader confessed to poisoning billions of people with the COVID-19 vaccine!

Here is an excerpt of the article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

World Leader Confesses: ‘Unvaxxed Were Right, We Tried Poisoning BILLIONS of You’

World leaders are breaking down and admitting what many of us have known for years – the global elite, in cahoots with Big Pharma, were responsible for the most heinous crime against humanity in the history of humankind when they mandated Covid vaccines and destroyed the health of millions of people in the process.

Recommended : Are Residual DNA In mRNA Vaccines Dangerous?!

 

Truth : No World Leader Confessed To Poisoning People With Vaccine!

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

Fact #1 : No World Leader Confessed To Poisoning People With COVID-19 Vaccine!

First, let me just point out that no world leader has confessed to poisoning people with any COVID-19 vaccine.

Anyone who bothered to scan through The People’s Voice article will quickly discover that it provided no evidence any world leader confessed to poisoning anyone with any COVID-19 vaccine, never mind billions of people!

In fact, other than the title itself, the actual article did not mention anything about world leaders confessing to the poisoning of anyone using the COVID-19 vaccine! Obviously, people who think this is true are those who only read the title, and not the article itself…

Fact #2 : Nick Coatsworth Isn’t A World Leader

The People’s Voice article appears to suggest that Nick Coatsworth is the world leader who confessed to trying to poison billions of people.

The trouble is – Dr. Nick Coatsworth isn’t a world leader. In fact, he isn’t even the Australian Chief Health Officer as The People’s Voice article claimed.

In January 2021, Nick Coatsworth served as one of three Deputy Chief Medical Officers, together with Ruth Vine and Michael Kidd. He now works as a doctor in Canberra, and as a presenter and health expert on the Nine-Fairfax channels and newspapers.

Australia’s Chief Medical Officer remains Paul M. Kelly, who has been in office since 29 June 2020. Even so, Dr. Paul M. Kelly is not a world leader, as his duties and responsibilities are limited to healthcare in Australia, not the world.

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Fact #3 : Nick Coatsworth Never Confessed To Poisoning Anyone

To be clear – Dr. Nick Coatsworth never confessed to poisoning anyone with the COVID-19 vaccine, especially these quotes in The People’s Voice article:

Unvaxxed were right, we tried poisoning BILLIONS of you

We wanted billions dead via COVID jabs

If he actually confessed to such a crime, it would have gone viral. Not only would it have been reported extensively by the mainstream media, it would have sparked massive outrage on social media. Yet, none of that happened, because it was all made up!

Needless to say, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence that Nick Coatsworth ever uttered those words, or confessed to poisoning people with COVID-19 vaccines.

Fact #4 : 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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Can siRNA / RIBOTAC deactivate mRNA COVID-19 vaccines?!

Can siRNA or RIBOTAC deactivate mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and shut off spike protein production?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : siRNA / RIBOTAC Can Deactivate mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines!

People are sharing a post (archive) on X (formerly Twitter), which claims that siRNA (small interfering RNA) and RIBOTAC (ribonuclease targeting chimeras) can deactivate mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and shut off spike protein production!

McCullough Foundation : BREAKING – Our new study finds promising methods to deactivate mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and shut off spike protein production.

Small interfering RNA (siRNA) and ribonuclease targeting chimeras (RIBOTACs) are promising solutions to target, inactivate, and degrade residual and persistent vaccine mRNA, thereby potentially preventing uncontrolled Spike protein production and reducing toxicity.

The targeted nature of siRNA and RIBOTACs allows for precise intervention, offering a path to prevent and mitigate adverse events of mRNA-based therapies.

Recommended : Did COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Rise In Excess Deaths?!

 

No Evidence siRNA / RIBOTAC Can Deactivate mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines!

Let’s take a look at the “study” by the McCullough Foundation, and find out what the facts really are!

Fact #1 : The Article Has Not Been Peer-Reviewed

The study in question is called Strategic Deactivation of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines: New Applications for RIBOTACs and siRNA Therapy, written by Nicolas Hulscher, Peter McCullough, and Diane Marotta.

If you download and read this preprint article (PDF), you will realise that:

  • the “study” isn’t really a study, but more like an article, or an opinion piece,
  • no actual laboratory / clinical study was conducted,
  • it was a preprint – which means it has not been peer-reviewed,

Ironically, even anti-vaccine activists are pointing out that it was just an opinion piece:

Dr Jane Ruby : 🚨🚨 🚨 WARNING: This IS NOT A STUDY

There is NOTHING “BREAKING”

This is a DISCUSSION of a THEORY

This is not a peer reviewed scientific publication

You may recall Nicolas Hulscher and Peter McCullough as the authors of yet another preprint paper that was removed by The Lancet. I have no idea who Diane E. Marotta is, but she’s listed as an indepenent [sic] researcher out of Eagleville, Pennsylvania.

But if the authors cannot even get this paper past peer-review, no one should give a hoot about it, because even the peer-review process is merely the first step in the scientific review process.

Recommended : Did Study Show COVID-19 Vaccines Can Worsen Cancer?!

Fact #2 : No Evidence siRNA / RIBOTAC Can Deactivate mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

The Hulscher et. al. paper envisions the use of siRNA (small interfering RNA) and RIBOTAC (ribonuclease targeting chimeras) to block and/or deactivate mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, and shut off spike protein production.

The problem is – there is no evidence that siRNA and/or RIBOTACs can actually do that. Outside of a nice diagram showing how they could possibly do that, no actual research was done to show that any of that could actually happen.

Charitably, these could be deemed as hypotheses on possible ways to destroy mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. Whether they would actually work though would require actual scientific research, not idle prattle in a preprint paper.

Fact #3 : It’s A Solution For A Problem That Does Not Exist

The Hulscher et. al. paper reads like a solution looking for a problem that does not exist. Despite its premise that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine sticks around for a long time, that’s simply not true.

If the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines can persist, we would have years-long, if not lifelong, immunity. We would also not need a second dose, never mind a booster dose. Obviously, that is just not the case.

But more importantly – if mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are so “dangerous” (which they are not), then it would be much easier to simply not get vaccinated. Even anti-vaccine supporters and other people have pointed that logical fallacy out:

holykek : Oh neat a vaccine to cancel the vaccine 😵‍💫

Agus_Z_X : Wait a second, what you are saying doesn’t make any sense because @P_McCulloughMD knowingly or unknowingly is promoting gene therapy right here:

Sir Didimus : Urgh, talk about swallow the spider to catch the fly……

BitOhoney : Forget that other RNA stuff, here’s some other RNA stuff.

Simply put – there is no need for this siRNA / RIBOTAC treatment. If you are anti-vaccine, don’t get vaccinated.

Those who want to protect themselves against COVID-19 will want the vaccine to work, so it doesn’t make sense to stop the production of spike proteins, which is how the vaccines train our immune system to develop antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus!

Recommended : Is new CKM syndrome caused by vaccine spike protein?!

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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BMJ Calls Out Misreporting By New York Post + Telegraph!

BMJ just called out misreporting by the New York Post, and The Telegraph, on a controversial study on COVID-19 vaccines and excess deaths! Find out what’s going on!

Updated @ 2024-06-13 : Added official statements by The Princess Maxima Center and World Child Cancer NL
Originally posted @ 2024-06-12

 

Claim : BMJ Study Shows COVID Vaccines May Have Caused Excess Deaths!

The New York Post and The Telegraph recently posted articles on a controversial study by scientists from the Vrije Universiteit in The Netherlands, claiming or suggesting that it shows that COVID-19 vaccines may have caused excess deaths!

New York Post : COVID vaccines may have helped fuel rise in excess deaths since pandemic: study

COVID vaccines could be partly to blame for a rise in “unprecedented” excess deaths in the US and other Western countries in the three years since the pandemic took hold, a new study suggests.

Analyzing mortality data from 47 Western countries, scientists from the Netherlands’ Vrije Universiteit found that excess mortality has “remained high” since 2020 — despite the widespread rollout of COVID vaccines and various containment measures.

The researchers said the trend “raised serious concerns” as they urged government leaders and policymakers to “thoroughly investigate the underlying causes of persistent excess mortality,” according to the study published in BMJ Public Health.

Recommended : Did COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Rise In Excess Deaths?!

 

BMJ Calls Out Misreporting By New York Post + Telegraph!

As the New York Post and The Telegraph are major news outlets, their articles covering the BMJ Public Health study were read widely, and eagerly shared by anti-vaccine activists as “proof” that they were right all along, and that the COVID-19 vaccines were indeed killing people.

However, not only has BMJ come out publicly against the news reports, so has the Princess Máxima Center, and Ariel Karlinksy – one of the two founders of the World Mortality Dataset, which was used in the study.

For more details WHY the study has many troubling issues, and should not be taken at face value, please read our separate article – Did COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Rise In Excess Deaths?!

Fact #1 : BMJ Called It “Misreporting”

Let me start by pointing out that on 7 June 2024, BMJ Public Health publicly refuted news reports which claimed that the study showed that COVID-19 vaccines caused excess deaths, calling it “misreporting“.

Statement in response to misreporting of BMJ Public Health research on excess deaths since the COVID-19 pandemic

Various news outlets have claimed that this research implies a direct causal link between COVID-19 vaccination and mortality. This study does not establish any such link. The researchers looked only at trends in excess mortality over time, not its causes. While the researchers recognise that side effects are reported after vaccination, the research does not support the claim that vaccines are a major contributory factor to excess deaths since the start of the pandemic. Vaccines have, in fact, been instrumental in reducing the severe illness and death associated with COVID-19 infection.

The message of the research is that understanding overall excess mortality since the COVID-19 pandemic is crucial for future health policy, but that identifying specific causes is complex due to varying national data quality and reporting methods.

As the BMJ Public Health clearly stated, those news outlets misreported what the study said, and that the study did not establish any causal link between COVID-19 vaccination and deaths.

While the New York Post appears to have amended its article and title (albeit without mentioning the corrections), it did not include BMJ Public Health’s statement. The Telegraph though does not appear to have made any changes / corrections. Neither has it attached that BMJ Public Health statement to better inform its readers…

Recommended : Did Japan Declare Emergency Over mRNA Vaccine Cancers?!

Fact #2 : Princess Máxima Center Distanced Itself From Study

The controversial study, called “Excess mortality across countries in the Western World since the COVID-19 pandemic: ‘Our World in Data’ estimates of January 2020 to December 2022” was written by Saskia Mostert, Marcel Hoagland, Minke Huibers, and Gertjan Kasper’s – three of whom are from the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

The Princess Máxima Center quickly distanced itself from the study, and issued a statement virtually denouncing the study, and said that it would be investigating how the paper was written, and possibly retract it from BMJ Public Health:

The Princess Máxima Center distances itself from the publication “Excess mortality across countries in the Western World since the COVID-19 pandemic: ‘Our World in Data’ estimates of January 2020 to December 2022”.

Serious questions have arisen regarding the publication “Excess mortality across countries in the Western World since the COVID-19 pandemic: ‘Our World in Data’ estimates of January 2020 to December 2022”. Therefore, we will further investigate the scientific quality of this study. The Princess Máxima Center deeply regrets that this publication may give the impression that the importance of vaccinations is being questioned.

Originally, the idea was to look at the effect of COVID measures on, among other things, the mortality rate of children with cancer in low-income countries. During the course of the study, the focus shifted and diverted in a direction that we felt was too far from our expertise: pediatric oncology. We are not experts in epidemiology, nor do we want to give that impression. The Máxima Center therefore emphatically distances itself from this publication. We should have been more alert to the formation and results of this publication and will further investigate the way it was created. If it turns out that carelessness was involved in the realization of this publication, it will of course be withdrawn.

We, as the Princess Máxima Center, want to emphasize that we strongly support vaccination, and that this publication should certainly not be read as an argument against vaccination. The study in no way demonstrates a link between vaccinations and excess mortality; that is explicitly not the researchers’ finding. We therefore regret that this impression has been created.

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Fact #3 : World Child Cancer Denies Funding Study

The Mostert et. al. study claimed that it was sponsored by the Foundation World Child Cancer NL. However, World Child Cancer NL publicly refuted that in a statement (translated) on 12 June 2024:

The Netherlands Foundation is not a financier of the publication “Excess mortality across countries in the Western World since the COVID-19 pandemic: ‘Our World in Data’ estimates of January 2020 to December 2022”.

World Child Cancer is wrongly referred to as a financier.

Fact #4 : Ariel Karlinsky Condemned The Study

The Mostert et. al. study used data from The World Mortality Dataset, which was created and maintained by Ariel Karlinsky and Dmitry Kobak.

Ariel Karlinsky spoke out (again) publicly against the study, and even suggested that some plagiarism was involved!

The onus here is on BMJ Public Health which published a really bad paper with a misleading title (nothing to do with OWID) and copies some of our work in WMD almost verbatim and misleadingly.

The researchers who wrote it then talked with Telegraph and this is the result.

How on earth @BMJPublicHealth editors and reviewers allowed such blatant copy-pasting is beyond me.

He also said that BMJ should retract the study, and open an inquiry into how such a study could ever make it past its editors and reviewers.

I say BMJ PH should retract it and open an inquiry into what happened there with editors and reviewers.

I agree – BMJ should not only retract the study, it should open an investigation into how this study actually passed its reviewers and its editors!

 

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Did COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Rise In Excess Deaths?!

Did new research show that the COVID-19 vaccines are partly to blame for the rise in excess deaths?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : COVID-19 Vaccines Caused Rise In Excess Deaths!

Some people and/or websites are claiming or suggesting that new research from The Netherlands show that the COVID-19 vaccines are partly to blame for the rise in excess deaths!

New York Post : COVID vaccines may have helped fuel rise in excess deaths since pandemic: study

COVID vaccines could be partly to blame for a rise in “unprecedented” excess deaths in the US and other Western countries in the three years since the pandemic took hold, a new study suggests.

Analyzing mortality data from 47 Western countries, scientists from the Netherlands’ Vrije Universiteit found that excess mortality has “remained high” since 2020 — despite the widespread rollout of COVID vaccines and various containment measures.

The researchers said the trend “raised serious concerns” as they urged government leaders and policymakers to “thoroughly investigate the underlying causes of persistent excess mortality,” according to the study published in BMJ Public Health.

Recommended : BMJ Calls Out Misreporting By New York Post + Telegraph!

 

Truth : COVID-19 Vaccines Did Not Cause Rise In Excess Deaths!

This is yet another example of misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines, and here are the reasons why, with some help from Stuart McDonald:

Fact #1 : BMJ Called It “Misreporting”

Let me start by pointing out that on 7 June 2024, BMJ Public Health publicly refuted news reports which claimed that the study showed that COVID-19 vaccines caused excess deaths, calling it “misreporting”.

You can read more about this in our separate article – BMJ Calls Out Misreporting By New York Post + Telegraph!

Suffice to say – BMJ Public Health clearly stated that those news outlets misreported what the study said, and that the study did not establish any causal link between COVID-19 vaccination and deaths.

Fact #2 : Princess Máxima Center Distanced Itself From Study

The controversial study, called “Excess mortality across countries in the Western World since the COVID-19 pandemic: ‘Our World in Data’ estimates of January 2020 to December 2022” was written by Saskia Mostert, Marcel Hoagland, Minke Huibers, and Gertjan Kasper’s – three of whom are from the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Ironically, the Princess Máxima Center quickly distanced itself from the study., and said that it would conduct an investigation. You can read more about this in our separate article – BMJ Calls Out Misreporting By New York Post + Telegraph!

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Fact #3 : Ariel Karlinsky Called For Study To Be Retracted

The Mostert et. al. study used data from The World Mortality Dataset, which was created and maintained by Ariel Karlinsky and Dmitry Kobak.

Ariel Karlinsky spoke out publicly against the study, and even suggested that there was plagiarism! He also called for the BMJ to retract the study, and open an inquiry into how such a study could ever make it past its editors and reviewers.

Fact #4 : Study Did Not Include 2023 Data

Interestingly, the Mostert et. al. study used excess death data from January 2020 to December 2022, skipping the whole of 2023 for some reason.

If the researchers included the 2023 data, they would have seen a precipitous 79% drop in excess deaths in 2023, following a large drop in 2022. That would tie in quite nicely with the waning COVID-19 pandemic, as vaccination progressed globally.

Even if you don’t look at the data in detail, the trend would have suggested that the excess deaths were mostly caused by COVID-19, and not the vaccines.

Recommended : Is Japan Banning mRNA Vaccines For Causing Turbo Cancer?!

Fact #5 : COVID-19 Drove Increase In Excess Deaths

The truth is – the data clearly shows that COVID-19 was driving the increase in excess deaths. As Stuart McDonald shows in these charts – officially-reported COVID-19 deaths (the black lines) almost perfectly lines up with excess deaths (the red lines).

The question of whether Covid drove global excess deaths in 2020-2022 is not a hard one to answer. Not now anyway! The same source the authors copied from contains good analysis. Black line is Covid deaths. Red line is excess deaths. You can see by eye how well these line up.

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Fact #6 : Study Looked At Selected “Western” Countries

The Mostert et. al. study bizarrely used only data from selected “Western” countries, which the authors defined as:

“various countries in Europe and to countries in Australasia (Australia, New Zealand) and North America (the USA, Canada) that are based on European cultural heritage. The latter countries were once British colonies that acquired Christianity and the Latin alphabet and whose populations comprised numerous descendants from European colonists or migrants”

Why those “Western” countries, and not countries with high vaccination rates? After all, vaccination rates are not uniformly high across those 47 “Western” countries used in the study.

While countries like Malta, Germany, and Finland recorded over 70% vaccination rates by end of 2022, other “Western” countries like Moldova, Bulgaria, and Bosnia and Herzegovina had vaccination rates that were less than 40%!

Fact #7 : Countries With Higher Vaccination Had Lower Excess Deaths!

In fact, the data actually shows that countries with high vaccination rates (over 70%) had much lower excess deaths from 2020 to 2022!

With the exception of Lithuania, the top 10 countries with the highest excess deaths were those with low vaccination rates.

Recommended : Did Japan Declare Emergency Over mRNA Vaccine Cancers?!

Fact #8 : mRNA Vaccines Are Not Gene Therapy Products

While the Mostert et. al. study does not outright claim that COVID-19 vaccines cause excess deaths in those 47 “Western” countries, it does make the bizarre claim that French studies suggest that COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are gene therapy products requiring long-term stringent adverse events monitoring.

Those “French studies” are not actual “scientific studies”, but appear to be opinion pieces. But more importantly – mRNA vaccines are clearly not gene therapy products!

mRNA vaccines do not change our genes. After all – the mRNA strands in mRNA COVID-19 vaccines do not enter the cell nucleus!

On the other hand, the COVID-19 coronavirus – SARS-CoV-2, integrate its genes with the our cell DNA, to hijack the cell and use it to produce copies of itself!

If you are truly worried about anything modifying your cell’s DNA, you should try to avoid viral infections like COVID-19.

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Did BJ Thompson Collapse From Vaccine Cardiac Arrest?!

Did BJ Thompson collapse suddenly from a COVID-19 vaccine-induced cardiac arrest?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : BJ Thompson Collapsed From Vaccine Cardiac Arrest!

Right after news broke that BJ Thompson collapsed suddenly during a team meeting, some people immediately claimed or suggested that the Kansas City Chiefs defensive end suffered a COVID-19 vaccine-induced cardiac arrest!

McCullough Foundation : JUST IN – 25-year-old Kansas City Chiefs defensive end B.J. Thompson suffers a seizure and cardiac arrest during a team meeting.

Type of COVID-19 vaccine administered, number of doses, and batch information should be disclosed to investigate if this is related to COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines can cause fatal myocarditis as we’ve demonstrated in our paper, “Autopsy findings in cases of fatal COVID-19 vaccine-induced myocarditis”

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Truth : BJ Thompson Did Not Collapse From Vaccine Cardiac Arrest!

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

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

Fact #1 : BJ Thompson Had A Seizure

BJ Thompson (born Brandon Thompson Jr. on 23 March 1999) is a 25 year-old American football defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL (National Football League).

On Thursday, June 6, 2024, BJ Thompson had a seizure during a special teams meeting, before going into cardiac arrest. The Kansas City Chiefs medical staff quickly stabilised him, and BJ Thompson was taken to a hospital, where he is in stable condition.

To be clear – BJ Thompson did not collapse from a cardiac arrest, like Damar Hamlin, or Bronny James. He suffered a seizure, before going into cardiac arrest, as reported by NFL Networks’s Tom Pelissero:

The #Chiefs canceled all team activities today after a backup defensive lineman had a seizure in a special teams meeting and went into cardiac arrest, per sources.

#Chiefs DL BJ Thompson is in stable condition after suffering a seizure and going into cardiac arrest during a meeting this morning, per source.

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Fact #2 : Seizures Can Lead To Cardiac Arrest

It is important to note that BJ Thompson suffered a seizure before going into cardiac arrest, because sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a major cause of death for people with epilepsy, or people suffering from seizures:

Among patients with epilepsy, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a major cause of death. It is commonly thought that SCA in epilepsy occurs after a seizure…

Fact #3 : COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Cause Seizures

To be clear – COVID-19 vaccines do not cause seizures or epilepsy. There is no plausible or known pathogenesis for any vaccine to cause seizures.

Naturally, people claiming or suggesting that COVID-19 vaccines cause seizures, are unable to detail how it is possible, or provide any actual evidence. They want to convince us it’s true, but are too baffled to explain how, or show us any evidence.

In contrast, tens of billions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered worldwide, and extended monitoring over the last 3 years have shown that they do not cause seizures.

Fact #4 : Athletes Are At Higher Risk Of Cardiac Arrest

While athletes appears to be the epitome of healthy young people, many are at risk of dying from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

In fact, studies show that sudden cardiac arrest is the leading medical cause of death in young athletes. On average, about 2,000 young people in the United States (less than 24 years old) die from sudden cardiac arrest every year, and many do not have previously-known heart disease.

That’s why many states in the United States enacted laws requiring automated external defibrillators (AED) to be made available in health clubs, gyms, schools, and other public places.

Recommended : Young Athletes At High Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest!

Fact #5 : Unknown If BJ Thompson Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Despite suggestions that BJ Thompson was fully-vaccinated, there isn’t any actual evidence that he ever received the COVID-19 vaccine. He certainly did not post about getting the vaccine on his X account (formerly Twitter)!

It is possible that BJ Thompson was unvaccinated against COVID-19, because the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United States. The NFL also did not require players or coaches to be vaccinated against COVID-19, even though it did require all employees who have contact with the players to be fully-vaccinated.

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

Until and unless he (or his family) reveals his COVID-19 vaccination status, anyone who tells you that BJ Thompson was vaccinated or otherwise, is likely lying to you. None of us know that.

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

Even if BJ Thompson was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, he would have received his doses more than three years ago!

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

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

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

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

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

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Did Study Show COVID-19 Vaccines Can Worsen Cancer?!

Did a new study show that COVID-19 vaccines can worsen cancer?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-05-31 : Refreshed after article went viral again
Originally posted @ 2023-12-29

 

Claim : COVID-19 Vaccines Can Potentially Worse Cancer!

People are sharing an Epoch Times article which suggests that researchers found many factors linking COVID-19 vaccines to the worsening of cancer.

Here is an excerpt from the Epoch Times article which is long (archive). Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

COVID-19 Vaccines Can Potentially Worsen Cancer: Review

Researchers found many factors within COVID-19 vaccinations that predisposed cancer patients towards a worsening of their condition.

Recommended : New Study Proves Pfizer mRNA Vaccine Causes Turbo Cancer?!

 

Truth : Study Does Not Show COVID-19 Vaccines Worsen Cancer!

Let’s take a closer look at the various claims in the Epoch Times article, and the study it referred to, and find out what the facts really are!

Fact #1 : It Was A Literature Review

Let me start by pointing out that the study in question was a literature review by Raquel Valdez Angues, and Yolanda Perea Bustos, and can be read in full here (archive).

In other words – the article basically offers an overview of existing research, and therefore, its quality is highly dependent on the research papers it uses.

Fact #2 : Cureus Relies On Post-Publication Peer Review

Even though this paper was marked as “peer-reviewed”, it should be noted that Cureus uses a very fast peer-review process of just “a few days”, and relies heavily on “post-publication peer review”.

As its Editor in Chief John R. Adler explained to Retraction Watch in 2015:

Yes, Cureus has an unusually fast review process, which is an important part of the journal’s philosophy. We believe that post publication peer review, a focus of our journal through commenting and our unique SIQ process, is potentially a more powerful way to discern truth.

In other words – the pre-publication peer review appears to be superficial, and Cureus relies on the scientific community to peer-review the papers after publication.

Fact #3 : Article Did Not Prove Vaccine Link To Cancer

Regardless of whether it was adequately peer-reviewed or not, the Angues and Bustos article itself did not actually prove any link between COVID-19 vaccines and cancer.

The authors themselves referred to “the Multi-Hit Hypothesis“. In science, a hypothesis is not a conclusion, but a proposed explanation that has to be tested to determine if it can be replicated.

Even as a literature review, the paper does not provide any actual evidence that such a hypothesis has ever been replicated by any study. So claims that its authors “found many factors” in COVID-19 vaccines that “predisposed cancer patients towards a worsening of their condition” is misleading, if not outright false.

There is nothing in the article to show such a link. Perhaps that’s why no other researcher has cited this article as of this time.

Recommended : Do mRNA Vaccines Increase Risk Of Illnesses In Children?!

Fact #4 : All Coronaviruses Have Spike Proteins

The key argument that COVID-19 vaccines cause cancer appears to revolve around the idea that the spike protein they produce “have the potential” to create an environment “favorable to cancer progression and/or reactivation of DCCs (dormant cancer cells)”.

Well, if that’s true, then everyone who was ever infected with COVID-19 will risk developing cancer, because the SARS-CoV-2 virus is completely covered with spike proteins!

In fact, everyone who has ever been infected with any coronavirus, not just SARS-CoV-2, will risk developing cancer because … ALL coronaviruses have spike proteins!

The spike proteins are literally the defining feature of a coronavirus. 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.

If coronavirus spike proteins can truly cause cancer, we would have seen people developing cancer after a coronavirus infection since time immemorial. Not just during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Fact #5 : 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!

Recommended : The Spikeopathy Vaccine Spike Protein Scare Explained!

Fact #6 : VAERS Reports Are Unverified

The article referred to the “growing evidence and safety reports filed to the Vaccine Adverse Effects Report System (VAERS) suggesting that some cancer patients experienced disease exacerbation or recurrence following COVID-19 vaccination“.

As I pointed out many times before, VAERS data is unverified, and notoriously susceptible to abuse, and false reporting. That’s because it’s an open system that anyone – not just doctors, can report anything they want.

In addition, the reports may be duplicated and have not been verified to be related to the vaccine or drug in question. That’s why VAERS specifically warns against using its reports to reach any conclusion about the risks or safety of vaccines / drugs in question.

But that is probably why anti-vaccination activists love using VAERS data – it’s unverified, and very susceptible to abuse and false reporting.

Fact #7 : Vaccine Lymphopenia Was Transient

The article also appears to make a big deal out of lymphopenia caused by COVID-19 vaccines. What it fails to mention is that the lymphopenia (drop in blood lymphocytes) was transient (temporary), and mainly seen with the first dose of the Pfizer mRNA vaccine.

By Day 6-8, the lymphocyte levels were back in normal range (source). The drop in lymphocytes was also much smaller with the second dose. None of those who experienced the transient lymphopenia in the Pfizer clinical study had any clinical findings.

What it also failed to mention is that the transient drops in lymphocyte count was expected, because RNA vaccines are known to induce Type I interferon, which is associated with the transient migration (not destruction) of lymphocytes into the tissues (source).

In short – there is zero evidence that a temporary drop in blood lymphocytes because they temporarily migrated into the tissues leads to cancer. In fact, it can be argued that with the risk is potentially lower with more lymphocytes in the tissues.

Fact #8 : mRNA Vaccines Do Not Integrate Into Our DNA

The article laughably suggests that “parts of the SARS-CoV-2 genome” might miraculously “undergo reverse-transcription” and be genomically integrated into our cells.

For one thing – mRNA do not require reverse transcription, and are simply used by the ribosomes of our cells to produce proteins. mRNA also cannot enter the cell nucleus, so there is no danger of “genomic integration”. Only viruses like the SARS-CoV-2 virus can integrate their genome into our cell DNA.

Furthermore, normal human cells do not produce the LINE-1 reverse transcriptase enzyme, so it is simply not possible for the mRNA to undergo reverse transcription. Even if that somehow happens, the transcribed DNA cannot enter the cell nucleus without another enzyme called integrase, which is produced by viruses but not normal human cells.

Finally, mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines contain only mRNA instructions for the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. Even if they somehow miraculously integrate into the cell DNA, they can at most only produce the spike protein, nothing more.

If you are truly worried about anything modifying your cell’s DNA, you should try to avoid viral infections like COVID-19.

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Did CIA invent mRNA vaccine bioweapon with Gates, WEF?!

Did the CIA invent mRNA vaccines as a bioweapon with the Gates Foundation and the WEF?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : CIA Invented mRNA Vaccine Bioweapon With Gates, WEF!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that Israel was just caught ordering its soldiers to kill US citizens who support Palestine!

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

CIA Agent Testifies ‘We Invented mRNA As a Bioweapon With Gates and WEF’

The CIA invented mRNA technology in conjunction with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum and the Rockefeller Foundation, according to the bombshell testimony of CIA agent who admits that Covid vaccines were developed as a bioweapon to control humanity.

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Truth : CIA Did Not Invent mRNA Vaccine Bioweapon With Gates, WEF!

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

Fact #1 : CIA Did Not Invent mRNA Vaccine Technology

Let me start by pointing out that the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) is the civilian foreign intelligence service of the US government.

The CIA does not conduct scientific or medical research, so it’s really silly to claim that the CIA invented the mRNA vaccine technology.

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article provided zero evidence to back up its “fact checked” claim that the CIA invented mRNA vaccine technology.

Fact #2 : mRNA Vaccines Were Not Invented By Any Single Entity

The mRNA vaccine technology was invented by a number of different people and companies, all based on research that go back to the 1980s. Even the current slew of mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 were developed by two separate companies – BioNTech, and Moderna.

Regardless of who contributed what to the mRNA vaccine technology, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum (WEF), and the Rockefeller Foundation had nothing to do with their research and development.

Naturally, The People’s Voice article provided zero evidence to back up its “fact checked” claim that the the mRNA vaccine technology “in conjunction” with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the WEF, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Recommended : Did Scientists Confirm COVID Vaccines Cause Autism In Rats?!

Fact #3 : Destiny Rezendes Is Not CIA Agent

The People’s Voice article suggested that Destiny Rezendes was the CIA agent who testified that the CIA invented mRNA vaccines as a bioweapon to control humanity.

However, Destiny Rezendes is not a CIA agent, and there was no testimony, or leaked documents, from any CIA agent. It was all made up!

Destiny Rezendes calls herself a “necromartist”, an independent researcher, and a “Constitution Defender”, whatever those mean. But what’s clear is that she never claim to be an agent of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Fact #4 : Destiny Rezendes Never Said CIA Invented mRNA Vaccines

In addition, Destiny did not claim that the CIA invented mRNA vaccines as a bioweapon to control humanity.

In fact, her post never mentioned the CIA, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum (WEF), or the Rothschild Foundation.

To be clear – there was no CIA agent who ever testified that the CIA invented mRNA vaccines as a bioweapon to control humanity. It was all made up!

Fact #5 : It Was An Old Twitter Post

Finally, I should point out that Destiny Rezendes posted about Moderna and Resilience on 16 March 2023 – more than a year ago!

Did it make any shockwaves? Nope. No one bothered to cover it, because it did not actually expose anything particularly shocking or egregious, never mind criminal. Just speculation based on links between the people sitting on the board of Resilience, and its funders.

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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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Why Grayson Murray Did Not Die From COVID-19 Vaccine!

Find out why two-time PGA Tour winner Grayson Murray did not die suddenly from the COVID-19 vaccine at just 30 years of age, and what was his true cause of death!

 

Claim : Grayson Murray Died Suddenly From COVID-19 Vaccine!

Right after news broke that Grayson Murray died unexpectedly, some people immediately suggested or claimed that the two-time PGA Tour winner died suddenly from the COVID-19 vaccine!

Concerned Citizen :  PGA Tour Winner Grayson Murray dies suddenly age 30. RIP.

Reminder that this is absolutely not fucking normal.

Health officials need to conduct a full investigation into why young fit healthy people keep dying suddenly.

Although you already know why.

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Truth : Grayson Murray Did Not Die Suddenly From COVID-19 Vaccine!

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

Fact #1 : Grayson Murray Committed Suicide!

Let me start by pointing out that Grayson Murray did not die suddenly from the COVID-19 vaccine, because he committed suicide!

After social media users speculated that the two-time PGA Tour winner might have succumbed to the COVID-19 vaccine, his parents – Eric and Terry Murray, issued a statement through PGA Tour on 26 May 2024, stating clearly that their son, Garyson Murray, committed suicide.

Life wasn’t always easy for Grayson, and although he took his own life, we know he rests peacefully now.

It is sad that Grayson Murray’s parents have to publicly reveal his cause of death to stem speculation that their son died from COVID-19 vaccination, when there is absolutely no evidence that the vaccines (which have been proven safe and effective) were involved in their son’s death.

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Fact #2 : Grayson Murray Was Anti-Vaccine!

Ironically, Grayson Murray was outspoken about being anti-vaccine himself, and had not been vaccinated against COVID-19!

As the PGA Tour did not require players to get vaccinated, it appears he simply refused to do so. So it is quite amazing for anti-vaccine activists to claim that Grayson Murray died from the COVID-19 vaccine…

Personally I’m not into the scare of the whole thing. That’s my take on it. Now that the vaccine is out, people are going to get it. If they choose not to get it, that’s fine.

I think eventually the tour is going to going to put it on us to go get our own (COVID-19) test and pay for our own test, which would be a pain. That’s their way of saying you’ll have to go get yours (vaccine). I don’t want to but I have family members who have.

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When asked why he was opposed to getting the COVID-19 vaccine, this was what Grayson Murray said:

Technically it’s not FDA approved. Last time I checked it wasn’t. I don’t know what people’s complications from it will be years from now. I’ll do it when it’s FDA approved.

I’ve already had (COVID-19 in July 2020). I’m not going to die from it. If it makes my life easier out here I’m pretty much forced to do it. That’s pretty much what the tour’s doing, which I don’t agree with. … If 60 or 70 percent of the guys out here are vaccinated I don’t think there’s any issue. …

To be clear – the FDA had already approved the COVID-19 vaccine, before it was authorised to be administered to people, and it had continuously updated people on the known side effects of the approved vaccines, which were mostly mild and transient.

This would not be the first time anti-vaccine activists have thrown one of their own under the “Died Suddenly” bus. Grayson Murray now joins the list of unvaccinated people whose deaths / health problems were falsely blamed on the COVID-19 vaccine, like Kris Jordan, Aaron Carter, Kirstie Alley, Stephan Bonnar, Shane Macaulay, David Wayne Burleson, and Kaden Clymer.

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

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Did WHO Order Worldwide Lockdowns Over Bird Flu?!

Did the WHO just order worldwide lockdowns after Australia reported its first human case of bird flu?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : WHO Orders Worldwide Lockdowns Over Bird Flu!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that the WHO (World Health Organization) just ordered harsh worldwide lockdowns after Australia reported its first human case of bird flu!

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

WHO Orders ‘Worldwide Lockdowns’ As Australia Reports First Human Bird Flu Case

The World Health Organization (WHO) has ordered government’s to prepare to initiate harsh new lockdowns after Australia reported its first human case of Bird Flu on Wednesday.

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Truth : WHO Did Not Order Worldwide Lockdowns Over Bird Flu!

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

Fact #1 : WHO Did Not Order Any Lockdowns

Let me start by pointing out that the WHO (World Health Organization) did not order any lockdown in any country, never mind worldwide!

No legitimate media outlet reported such a shocking development, and no country announced any lockdown. Not even Australia, which reported its first human case of the A(H5N1) avian influenza virus.

That’s because the WHO never ordered any lockdown.

Fact #2 : The People’s Voice Provided No Evidence

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article provided zero evidence to back up its “fact checked” claim that the WHO ordered “worldwide lockdowns” over the first human case of avian influenza in Australia.

In fact, the word “lockdowns” was only mentioned twice in its article – in its title, and the lede. After that, there was no mention of any lockdown, never mind the WHO actually ordering global lockdowns!

Fact #3 : WHO Cannot Order Lockdowns

The World Health Organization has no power over any government. It only has an advisory role, and cannot order any government to initiate lockdowns.

Even the Pandemic Treaty that is being negotiated will not grant the WHO any power to order any lockdown.

The power to prevent and respond to any pandemic remains with each individual country and its government.

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Fact #4 : Australia Says There’s No Public Health Risk

The Australian Centre for Disease Control, which announced the case, said that bird flu does not easily infect humans, and that there was “no ongoing public health risk” from the case.

A child acquired the infection while overseas and became unwell on returning to Australia earlier this year. The case was confirmed by the Victorian Department of Health on 18 May 2024.

The child has now made a full recovery and no family members in Australia or overseas have reported
symptoms.

Bird flu does not easily infect humans and there is no ongoing public health risk from this case.

Fact #5 : 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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Can Boeing 777 fuel tank explode from fatal flaw?!

Do Boeing 777 airliners have a fatal flaw, that could result in its fuel tank catching fire and exploding?! Find out what’s going on!

 

Claim : Boeing 777 Fuel Tank Can Explode From Fatal Flaw!

Boeing is in the hot seat again, after the Daily Mail and the New York Post reported that its 777 airliner has a fatal flaw that could result in its fuel tank catching fire and exploding!

Daily Mail : Exclusive – Revealed: 300 Boeing Planes used by United and American Airlines have potential flaw that could cause ‘fire or explosion’ on jets, according to FAA

The FAA proposed a new airworthiness directive earlier this year to address a potential flaw in Boeing jets, DailyMail.com can reveal.

According to the FAA proposal, the issue involved an electrical fault on the company’s 777 jets that, if left unaddressed, could cause fuel tanks on the planes’ wings to catch fire and explode.

Discovery of the flaw exposes that nearly 300 more Boeing planes are potentially at risk, including jets used by United and American Airlines, according to the notice by the Federal Aviation Administration.

New York Post : FAA reveals flaw in another major Boeing plane that could result in fuel tank exploding

Yet another fleet of Boeing airplanes was found to have a potentially disastrous flaw — one that could set the entire aircraft ablaze.

The aircraft manufacturer discovered that its 777 liner has poor electrical insulation near its fuel tank, according to a proposed rule the Federal Aviation Administration posted in March.

“This condition, if not addressed, could result in an ignition source inside the fuel tank and subsequent fire or explosion,” the Airworthiness Directives note states.

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Boeing + FAA Deny 777 Fuel Tanks Can Explode From Fatal Flaw!

After the reports came out, both Boeing and the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) pushed back on those claims.

The FAA said that it was not an immediate safety risk, while Boeing said that the regulatory process was being “sensationalised“, and called the Daily Mail’s report as “misleading and reckless“.

It makes incorrect connections and sensationalizes the standard regulatory process that has helped ensure air travel is the safest form of transportation.

This is not an immediate safety of flight issue. There are multiple redundancies designed into modern commercial airplanes to ensure protection for electromagnetic effects.

The 777 fleet has been operating for nearly 30 years, and has safely flown more than 3.9 billion passengers.

It should be noted that Boeing described this problem in a November 2023 alert bulletin. While it was not mandatory, it is likely that many airlines have already taken action, or are planning to fix the flaw, based on that Boeing alert.

The FAA also pointed out that its proposed airworthiness directive was based on the 21 November 2023 alert by Boeing, and would make mandatory what Boeing recommended.

The proposed [airworthiness directive], which the FAA issued in March 2024, would require installing electrical bonding and grounding to a component in the center fuel tank. It would make mandatory service actions that Boeing described in a November 2023 alert bulletin.

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I should point out that the flaw is not due to “poor electrical insulation” as the New York Post reported – the word “insulation” isn’t even mentioned once in the FAA notice. Rather, the flaw is due to a lack of an electrical bond to ground a cover plate – like a wire or something similarly conductive to dissipate any accumulated static.

In addition, it was not the FAA that came up with the solution. The FAA notice actually referred to the Boeing service bulletin of 21 November 2023 (PDF), which had detailed instructions on the fix!

Guidance for accomplishing the actions required by this AD can be found in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 777–47A0007, dated November 21, 2023, which is referred to in Boeing Alert Requirements Bulletin 777–47A0007 RB, dated November 21, 2023.

The Boeing 777 requirements bulletin also listed a “recommended compliance time” of 42 months – 3.5 years, which suggests that Boeing does not consider it an immediate threat to aircraft safety. The FAA also concurred in its airworthiness directive proposal.

I should also point out that modern airliners like the Boeing 777 come with nitrogen-generating or nitrogen-inerting systems to reduce the risk of fuel tank explosions, after the tragic explosion of TWA Flight 800 in 1996.

Boeing uses a Nitrogen Generation System (NGS) in its aircraft, which separates oxygen-rich air from the left engine’s bleed air, which is discharged from the aircraft. The remaining nitrogen-enriched air is pumped into the centre fuel tank.

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As more nitrogen-enriched air is pumped into the centre fuel tank, the oxygen level drops from the usual 21% to 12% or less – at which point the oxygen concentration is too low to support combustion, thus mitigating the risk of an explosion.

In fact, the proposed FAA airworthiness directive specifically points to the Boeing 777’s nitrogen enriched air distribution system (NEADS). Ironically, the NEADS cover plate assembly is the potential source of electrostatic discharge.

So Boeing and the FAA would be correct that even though the cover plate assembly lacked “a designed electrical bond for electrostatic discharge“, there is no immediate safety risk, as there are redundancies built in, like the nitrogen-enriched air.

In short – this is hardly the “fatal flaw” that some people are claiming, and it can be easily resolved by simply installing an electrical bond at less than $2,400 per aircraft – mostly in manpower costs.

That said, you will want to eliminate all potential causes of sparking in the fuel tank, no matter how remote, even if there are other protective measures in place. Hopefully, the FAA will soon issue this airworthiness directive to make it mandatory, instead of optional.

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Fact #1 : Video Does Not Appear To Be Genuine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fact #3 : Scopolamine Attacks Usually Through Spiked Drinks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Did AHA say 90% of vaccinated people now have heart defects?!

Did the American Heart Association say that 90% of vaccinated people now have irreversible heart defects?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : AHA Said 90% Of Vaccinated People Now Have Heart Defects!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that the American Heart Association said that 90% of vaccinated people now have irreversible heart defects!

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

American Heart Association: 90% of Vaxxed Population Now Have Deadly Heart Defects

The American Heart Association (AMA) has warned that 90 percent of the vaccinated population now suffers from an irreversible heart condition caused by the COVID-19 vaccines.

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Truth : AHA Did Not Say 90% Of Vaccinated People Now Have Heart Defects!

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

Fact #1 : CKM Syndrome Is New Term For Existing Pathophysiology

Let me start by pointing out that CKM syndrome is a new term coined in October 2023 by the American Heart Association (AHA) for an existing pathophysiology.

CKM (cardiovascular-kidney-metabolic) syndrome, which is also known as cardiometabolic renal syndrome (CMR), describes the interconnections of chronic kidney disease, Type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

As this letter in the Journal of Medicine, Surgery, and Public Health explains, CKM syndrome is a common pathophysiology, rather than a disease. The AHA synopsis also calls it [an existing] pathophysiology.

In other words – it’s a new term for an existing human condition that has existed probably since humans have been around, and has nothing to do with COVID-19, or the vaccines.

Fact #2 : AHA Never Said 90% Vaccinated Are Suffering From CKM Syndrome

The People’s Voice article claimed that the American Heart Association warned that 90% of the vaccinated population now suffers from CKM syndrome. That’s not true.

It was a JAMA study which found that nearly 90% of people had at least stage one of CKM syndrome, while about 15% had advanced CKM syndrome.

Fact #3 : JAMA Study Was From 2011-2020

In addition, the JAMA study was conducted based on data of 10,000 adults between 2011 and 2020, which was before mass vaccinations with COVID-19 vaccines occurred in 2021.

In other words – the CKM syndrome study had nothing to do with COVID-19 vaccines. So why would anyone claim or suggest a connection between CKM syndrome and COVID-19 vaccines??? Who would be so evil as to mislead people???

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Fact #4 : COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Cause CKM Syndrome

As mentioned earlier, CKM syndrome describes an existing interconnection of three existing human diseases.

It is therefore not surprising that the American Heart Association did not once claim or suggest that COVID-19 vaccines cause CKM syndrome. After all, it has existed (albeit unnamed) long before COVID-19 vaccines were invented!

In fact, the AMA specifically pointed out that CKM syndrome is caused by existing risk factors:

CKM syndrome most commonly originates from excess or dysfunctional adipose tissue or both.

Dysfunctional adipose tissue, particularly visceral adipose tissue, secretes proinflammatory and prooxidative products that damage arterial, cardiac, and kidney tissues.

There is nothing in the AHA synopsis to even suggest CKM syndrome has nothing to do with COVID-19 vaccines. In fact, the words “vaccine” and “vaccination” were not mentioned even once in the entire synopsis.

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice did not provide any evidence to back up its suggestion that CKM syndrome was caused by the spike proteins created by COVID-19 vaccines!

Fact #5 : CKM Syndrome Is Reversible

The People’s Voice article also claimed or suggested that CKM syndrome is an irreversible heart condition. Not only is CKM not a heart condition, but three different conditions, it is reversible.

In fact, the American Heart Association advisory is meant to alert people to this condition, and to inform them that treatments and lifestyle modifications can not only stop CKM syndrome from further progressing, they can reverse it as well!

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice did not provide any evidence to back up its claim that CKM syndrome is irreversible!

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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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Is new CKM syndrome caused by vaccine spike protein?!

Is the new CKM syndrome caused by the COVID-19 vaccine spike protein?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : CKM Syndrome Is Caused By Vaccine Spike Protein!

People are sharing an article (archive) by Natural News, which suggested that the new CKM syndrome is caused by the COVID-19 vaccine spike protein!

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

Medical authorities claim 90% of population suddenly has mysterious new heart syndrome that sounds like SPIKE PROTEIN organ damage

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Truth : CKM Syndrome Is Not Caused By Vaccine Spike Protein!

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

Fact #1 : CKM Syndrome Is New Term For Existing Pathophysiology

Let me start by pointing out that CKM syndrome is a new term coined in October 2023 by the American Heart Association for an existing pathophysiology.

CKM (cardiovascular-kidney-metabolic) syndrome, which is also known as cardiometabolic renal syndrome (CMR), describes the interconnections of chronic kidney disease, Type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

As this letter in the Journal of Medicine, Surgery, and Public Health explains, CKM syndrome is a common pathophysiology, rather than a disease. The AHA synopsis also calls it [an existing] pathophysiology.

In other words – it’s a new term for an existing human condition that has existed probably since humans have been around, and has nothing to do with COVID-19, or the vaccines.

Fact #2 : AMA Never Said Vaccine Spike Protein Causes CKM Syndrome

As mentioned earlier, CKM syndrome describes an existing interconnection of three existing human diseases.

It is therefore not surprising that the American Heart Association did not once claim or suggest that COVID-19 vaccines cause CKM syndrome. After all, it has existed (albeit unnamed) long before COVID-19 vaccines were invented!

In fact, the AMA specifically pointed out that CKM syndrome is caused by existing risk factors:

CKM syndrome most commonly originates from excess or dysfunctional adipose tissue or both.

Dysfunctional adipose tissue, particularly visceral adipose tissue, secretes proinflammatory and prooxidative products that damage arterial, cardiac, and kidney tissues.

There is nothing in the AHA synopsis to even suggest CKM syndrome has nothing to do with COVID-19 vaccines. In fact, the words “vaccine” and “vaccination” were not mentioned even once in the entire synopsis.

Unsurprisingly, Natural News did not provide any evidence to back up its suggestion that CKM syndrome was caused by the spike proteins created by COVID-19 vaccines!

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Fact #3 : CKM Syndrome Study Was From 2011-2020

In addition, I should point out that the JAMA study which found that nearly 90% of people had at least stage one of CKM syndrome, was conducted based on data of 10,000 adults between 2011 and 2020, which was before mass vaccinations with COVID-19 vaccines occurred in 2021.

In other words – the CKM syndrome study had nothing to do with COVID-19 vaccines. So why would anyone claim or suggest a connection between CKM syndrome and COVID-19 vaccines??? Who would be so evil as to mislead people???

Fact #4 : CKM Syndrome Has Nothing To Do With Vaccines

The official AHA definition of CKM health stages also clearly show that CKM syndrome has nothing to do with vaccines of any kind:

Stage 0 : No CKM health risk factors

Individuals without overweight/obesity, metabolic risk factors (hypertension, hypertriglyceridemia, MetS, diabetes), CKD, or subclinical/clinical CVD

Stage 1: Excess and/or dysfunctional adiposity

Individuals with overweight/obesity, abdominal obesity, or dysfunctional adipose tissue, without the presence of other metabolic risk factors or CKD
– BMI ≥25 kg/m2 (or ≥23 kg/m2 if Asian ancestry)
– Waist circumference ≥88/102 cm in women/men (or if Asian ancestry, ≥80/90 cm in women/men) and/or
– Fasting blood glucose ≥100–124 mg/dL or HbA1c between 5.7% and 6.4%*

The following conceptual diagram for pathophysiology underlying cardiovascular-kidney-metabolic (CKM) syndrome also shows that COVID-19 vaccines have no involvement at all!

So why would anyone ever claim or suggest that spike proteins from the COVID-19 vaccines cause CKM syndrome???

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Fact #5 : COVID-19 Infections Produce Far More Spike Proteins!

I should also point out that COVID-19 vaccines do not multiply, and can only induce a limited number of cells to produce the spike protein.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus, on the other hand, is peppered with spike proteins and creates new viruses with spike proteins with every cell it infects. On top of that, the SARS-CoV-2 virus can spread through the body, delivering spike proteins wherever it goes.

If the spike proteins are the problem, as the Natural News article suggests, then a COVID-19 infection poses a far greater threat than the COVID-19 vaccine!

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 Pfizer Give Employees A Different COVID-19 Vaccine?!

Did Pfizer give its employees a different COVID-19 vaccine from what it supplied to countries around the world?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Pfizer Gave Employees A Different COVID-19 Vaccine!

People are sharing a screenshot of an email, claiming or suggesting that it shows Pfizer giving its employees and contractors a different COVID-19 vaccine from what it supplied to countries around the world!

Infowars : Pfizer Whistleblower Leaks Company Email Offering “Separate and Distinct” COVID-19 Vaccines to Workers

Leaked Email: “The vaccine doses to be used for this program are separate and distinct from those committed by Pfizer to governments around the world and will not impact supply to national governments in any way.”

Whistleblower warns: “I know we employees at Pfizer were receiving different vaccines and/or placebos and this was the word around my site when I worked there.”

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Truth : Pfizer Did Not Give Employees A Different COVID-19 Vaccine!

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

Fact #1 : The Email Was Sent To Many People

First, let me point out that the “leaked email” wasn’t some top secret email that Pfizer did not want you to know.

It was actually sent out to all “on-site essential employees and contractors” working at Pfizer’s Pearl River research campus. In fact, the email stated clearly that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was being offered to all “site-essential” workers and contractors at Pfizer Global Supply, Worldwide Research, Development, and Medical / Global Product Development sites across the world.

I am pleased to inform you that we will begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible on-site essential colleagues and contractors over the next several weeks. As you are aware, Site-essential colleagues are the colleagues and contractors based at PGS [Pfizer Global Supply] and WRDM/GPD [Worldwide Research, Development, and Medical / Global Product Development] sites whose presence is required at a Pfizer location to ensure supply of our medicines and vaccines, critical research and development programs continue, and to maintain and keep secure our labs and buildings as defined by site management.

That means all those workers and contractors – thousands of them across the world, received a similar email, offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

In short – this wasn’t a secret at all. It appears that someone only dredged it up in 2024 because anti-vaccine supporters failed to prove that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was killing millions of people like they have been claiming over the past 3 years…

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Fact #2 : It Was The Same Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

The “leaked” email itself did not claim that Pfizer was giving its workers and contractors a different or special version of its mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. It only stated that the vaccine doses used in this vaccination program is “separate and distinct” from those vaccine doses that Pfizer already committed to governments across the world.

In other words – Pfizer reserved these vaccine doses for its essential workers and contractors, instead of diverting them from batches that were already committed to governments across the world. That’s why the email clearly stated that these vaccine doses will not impact supply to those governments.

The vaccine doses to be used for this program are separate and distinct from those committed by Pfizer to governments around the world and will not impact supply to national governments in any way.

To be fair – it is possible that English may not be the first language for those who read that and understood it differently…

What’s clear is that – those were the same Pfizer mRNA vaccine for COVID-19 that everyone around the world received. They were just reserved for essential Pfizer employees and contractors, and not taken from supply already promised to world governments.

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Fact #3 : Only One Pfizer mRNA Vaccine Was Approved In Jan 2021

Making a COVID-19 vaccine isn’t like making a cocktail. You can’t just make a different COVID-19 vaccine, and use it, without getting it first approved by the FDA in the United States.

Obviously, only one Pfizer mRNA vaccine for COVID-19 was approved by the US FDA when this email was sent out on January 8, 2021.

And those who claim or suggested that Pfizer gave its employees and contractors a different COVID-19 vaccine have never provided any actual evidence to prove that.

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Did Little Joe die from cardiac arrest after COVID-19 vaccination?!

Did Little Joe die from cardiac arrest after COVID-19 vaccination?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Little Joe Died From Cardiac Arrest After COVID-19 Vaccination!

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 (intentionally?) confusing article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

‘Little Joe,’ St. Louis Zoo Gorilla, Dies From Cardiac Arrest Following ‘Experimental’ Covid Vaccine

“Little Joe,” the beloved western lowland gorilla who called the St. Louis zoo home for years, has passed away after suffering a heart attack, according to the zoo.

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Truth : Little Joe Did Not Die From Cardiac Arrest After COVID-19 Vaccination!

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

Fact #1 : Little Joe Died From A Heart Attack

The People’s Voice article claimed in its title that Little Joe – the popular lowland gorilla at the St. Louis zoo, died from a cardiac arrest. That’s not true.

The St. Louis Zoo announced in its Instagram post on 5 May 2024, that Little Joe passed away of a heart attack on May 4th.

In fact, The People’s Voice article itself acknowledged that Little Joe died of a heart attack, not cardiac arrest. So why would it claim in the title that Little Joe died from a cardiac arrest???

Fact #2 : Heart Attack Is Not Cardiac Arrest

Just in case The People’s Voice is not aware, I think it is important to establish that a heart attack (myocardial infarction) is not the same thing as a cardiac arrest.

A cardiac arrest is an electrical problem that causes the heart to stop beating completely, causing the person to collapse and lose consciousness, as we have seen with many young athletes like Christian Eriksen and Paul Duncan, as well as children like Jackson Mohr.

A heart attack is a circulation problem where blood supply to the heart is interrupted, typically by a blood clot. The person will often experience chest pain, shortness of breath, and even feel light-headed or nauseous.

It is also important to note that people who suffer a heart attack can develop an abnormal heart rhythm that leads to a cardiac arrest.

Read more : Young Athletes At High Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest!

Fact #3 : Little Joe Had Heart Disease

I should point out that Little Joe was under treatment for heart disease when he died. So this wasn’t a sudden or unexpected death. Despite the insinuation that Little Joe’s heart attack was caused by COVID-19 vaccines, that’s not true.

COVID-19 vaccines do not cause heart attacks. People and gorillas have been dying from heart attacks long before COVID-19 vaccines were invented.

Fact #4 : Gorillas Commonly Die Of Heart Disease

While gorillas can and do live to 40 years or so, heart disease is probably the most common cause of death in gorillas, according to Luis Padilla, the Director of Animal Health at the St. Louis Zoo.

In fact, another male gorilla – 27 year-old Juma, was being treated for heart disease – heart failure for four years, before dying in 2015.

Needless to say, Juma’s early death from heart disease has nothing to do with the COVID-19 vaccines since they were invented 5 years later!

Fact #5 : Little Joe Was Likely Vaccinated 2.5 Years Ago

Little Joe was likely vaccinated against COVID-19 in the last few months of 2021, using the two-dose Zoetis vaccine for COVID-19. I should point out that this Zoetis vaccine is not used in humans.

The Zoetis COVID-19 vaccine is formulated specifically for animal species, using the same spike protein antigen, but with different carriers and adjuvants, depending on the species. Any side effects Little Joe may have suffered from the Zoetis vaccine would be unrelated to COVID-19 vaccines used in humans.

On top of that, any side effect Little Joe suffered would have appeared within days or weeks, not more than 2 years later. After all, the spike proteins produced by the COVID-19 vaccines do not stick around for months. If they did – we would have lifelong immunity, which is obviously not the case.

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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.

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Can Holding A Sneeze Rupture Your Throat?!

Can holding a sneeze really rupture your throat?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Holding A Sneeze Can Rupture Your Throat!

People are sharing a video which claims that holding a sneeze can rupture your throat. Here is a transcript of the video:

A man was hospitalized after holding a sneeze. This is what happened.

A 34-year-old unnamed man pinched his nose and kept his mouth closed during a sneeze. He immediately felt a popping sensation in his neck, but didn’t think much of it.

Hours later, the man felt pain in his throat and his neck, and when it became swollen and his voice changed, he took himself to the hospital.

When doctors examined the soft tissue, they heard popping and cracking. That was because air bubbles were getting into the man’s muscles and deep into his tissue.

The man suffered a tracheal perforation, and in other words, the man blew a small hole in his throat. He was barely able to speak or swallow, so he was given antibiotics, and had to be fed through a tube for seven days.

A sneeze can propel mucus droplets at a rate of 100 miles per hour. If you hold in a sneeze, that pressured air has to go somewhere. If your mouth and nose are closed during a sneeze, the pressure in your upper airways could increase by up to 20 times.

So the next time you feel a sneeze coming, don’t hold it in.

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Truth : Holding A Sneeze Will Not Rupture Your Throat!

This is yet another fake video circulating on WhatsApp, and social media, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Man Perforated His Trachea After Holding In A Sneeze!

First, let me point out that no man has ever ruptured his throat while holding in a sneeze. What actually happened was a man suffered a tracheal perforation – a tear in his trachea (windpipe) after holding in his sneeze.

In November 2023, doctors in Scotland published a case report in which a man in his 30s perforated his trachea while holding in a sneeze. The man had a background of allergic rhinitis, and was driving a car, when he stifled a sneeze by pinching his nose and closing his mouth.

A CT scan of his neck and chest with contrast revealed that he had a small 2 mm x 2 mm x 5 mm tear in his trachea, which lead to pneumomediastinum – air leaking into the mediastinum (space in the chest), and surgical emphysema of the neck – air under the skin of the neck.

Fact #2 : Only One Case Has Ever Been Documented

While such tracheal perforations can be potentially life-threatening, they are extremely rare, and usually occur from corrosive injury, sharp and blunt force trauma, or during surgical or medical interventions like intubation, thyroidectomy, tracheostomy, inserting an oesophageal stent.

This is the first known case of a “spontaneous tracheal perforation following a sneeze”. That makes it an extremely rare occurrence.

That does not mean it’s a good idea to hold in a sneeze. As the authors point out – holding in a sneeze may cause the pressure in your upper airways to increase by up to 20 times.

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Fact #3 : He Immediately Suffered Severe Neck Pain

The video wrongly claimed that the man only felt a popping sensation after sneezing, and only experienced pain and swelling of the neck and throat several hours later.

The truth is – the man experienced severe neck pain immediately after “pinching his nose and closing his mouth” to stifle the sneeze.

Fact #4 : His Voice Did Not Change, He Did Not Have Trouble Swallowing

The video also wrongly claimed that the man’s voice changed, and he had trouble swallowing.

The truth is – the man denied having any dyspnoea (trouble breathing), dysphonia (abnormal voice), or dysphagia (trouble swallowing).

Fact #5 : He Was Not Given Antibiotics

The video (and some news reports) also wrongly claimed that the man was given antibiotics.

Tracheal perforations like this often require surgical intervention, but the cardiothoracic surgeons who were consulted felt there was no need for surgery, as the patient was “systemically well with normal heart and respiratory rate, normal blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and body temperature“.

In the end, he was given drugs for his pain, allergic rhinitis and nasal congestion. The doctors specifically pointed out that he was not given any antibiotics.

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Fact #6 : He Was Not Fed Through A Tube For 7 Days

The video (and some news reports) also wrongly claimed that the man was fed through a tube for 7 days. The patient was only kept in the ward for 48 hours for close observation, and was never fed through a tube.

In fact, he was kept nil by mouth for the first night, just in case his condition deteriorated, and he needed to be intubated. That means he was not given any food, water, or medication by mouth.

The man remained clinically stable during his 2-day stay, and was discharged with medicine for his pain and allergic rhinitis, and advised to avoid strenuous physical activities for two weeks. Naturally, doctors also advised him to avoid stifling sneezes by pinching the nose with the mouth closed!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Did AstraZeneca withdraw COVID-19 vaccine over side effects?!

Did AstraZeneca just withdraw its Vaxzevria vaccine for COVID-19 over side effects?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : AstraZeneca Withdraws COVID-19 Vaccine Over Side Effects!

People are sharing articles with titles that appear to suggest that AstraZeneca just withdrew its COVID-19 vaccine over side effects!

7NEWS Australia : AstraZeneca withdrawn worldwide over side effects

News.com.au : AstraZeneca vaccine withdrawn after fatal blood clot revelation

Some of the news articles have since been withdrawn, or had their titles amended, although screenshots exist of their original posts:

WION : AstraZeneca #Covidshield vaccine withdrawn globally after admitting rare side effects

Sky News : AstraZeneca withdrawn worldwide over side effects

In addition, people are claiming or suggesting on social media that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine was withdrawn because it has dangerous side effects!

Avi Yemini : 🚨🚨 AstraZeneca finally WITHDRAW Covid vaccine worldwide, months after the pharmaceutical giant admitted for the first time in court documents that it can cause “a rare and dangerous” side effect.

Never forget how they cancelled anyone who questioned its safety.

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Truth : AstraZeneca Did Not Withdraw COVID-19 Vaccine Over Side Effects!

This is yet another example of misinformation created or promoted by anti-vaccine activists, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : AstraZeneca Withdrew COVID-19 Vaccine For Commercial Reasons

Let me start by pointing out that the AstraZeneca Vaxzevria vaccine for COVID-19 is now old and outdated.

It was developed by Oxford University in early 2020, and first approved in December 2020. Since then, billions of doses have been administered worldwide, saving millions of lives.

Unlike the mRNA vaccines, the Vaxzevria vaccine has not been updated to better deal with the newer Delta and Omicron variants. In fact, AstraZeneca stopped producing the vaccine as the COVID-19 pandemic subsided, and updated vaccines became available.

Hence, AstraZeneca withdrew its marketing authorisations for the Vaxzevria vaccine from the European market on 27 March 2024, and worldwide by 7 May 2024. As an AstraZeneca spokesperson said in a statement, it was a commercial decision:

As multiple, variant Covid-19 vaccines have since been developed there is a surplus of available updated vaccines. This has led to a decline in demand for Vaxzevria, which is no longer being manufactured or supplied.

AstraZeneca has therefore taken the decision to initiate withdrawal of the marketing authorisations for Vaxzevria within Europe.

AstraZeneca also said that its withdrawal of marketing authorisations was not linked to its recent February 2024 legal submission acknowledging that its COVID-19 vaccine “can, in very rare cases, cause TTS“.

Recommended : Did Australia Just Ban AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine?!

Fact #2 : AstraZeneca Had Earlier Ceased Producing Vaxzevria

As newer vaccines that target the newer COVID-19 variants became available, there was no longer a need for first-generation COVID-19 vaccines like the Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaxzevria. Hence, AstraZeneca ceased producing and supplying Vaxzevria.

For example, AstraZeneca stopped importing the Vaxzevria vaccine into Australia almost two years ago, with the last two batches (346753P1 and 347442P) being approved on 28 July 2022!

Obviously, that decision almost two years ago had nothing to do with the recent February 2024 legal submission acknowledging that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine “can, in very rare cases, cause TTS“.

Fact #3 : AstraZeneca Vaccine TTS Risk Was Known Since 2021

Regardless of the AstraZeneca legal submission may imply, it has been acknowledged since April 2021 – 3 years ago, that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can potentially cause TTS in a very small number of people.

On top of that, it was not keyboard warriors or anti-vaccine activists who started warning people about TTS. It was health officials who first identified cases of TTS / VITT as early as March 2021 – just two months after the AstraZeneca vaccine was first deployed.

By April, the evidence was clear enough that health officials started warning people about the risk of TTS / VITT, and restricting the AstraZeneca vaccine to people over 30. They only offered the vaccine to people over 40 in May 2021.

Fact #4 : AstraZeneca Vaccine TTS Risk Was Very Low

Even though health officials were aware of the TTS risk by April-May 2021, they continued to offer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine because the risk was judged to be extremely low – about one in 30 million.

Far fewer people – maybe one in 600,000, would die from TTS. In the United Kingdom, about 81 people died from blood clot complications linked to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, after about 50 million doses were administered.

In August 2021, the Australian Academy of Sciences issued this infographic, in which it compared the risk of dying from TTS to other common risks.

Recommended : AstraZeneca Vaccine Blood Clot Risk : How Dangerous Is It?

Fact #5 : COVID-19 Blood Clot Risk Was Much Higher

What you may not know is that COVID-19 infections greatly increases the risk of developing blood clots – up to 41% in positive patients, and up to 95% in severe COVID-19 cases.

Blood clots can also develop (through different mechanisms) with smoking and the use of oral contraceptive pills (OCP). Back in May 2021, we created this table to better demonstrate the risk:

Risk Difference
Thrombocytopenia in
severe COVID-19 cases
Up to 95% 45,238X
Thrombocytopenia
in COVID-19 cases
Up to 41% 19,524X
Dying from COVID-19 Infection 0.25% to
10%
119X to 4762X
Thrombosis from OCP
(Adult)
Up to 0.46% 219X
Thrombosis from Smoking 0.18% 85.7X
Thrombosis from OCP
(Adolescents)
Up to 0.01% 4.8X
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia
(AstraZeneca Vaccine)
0.0021% Baseline

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Did Chris Cuomo Contract VAIDS From COVID-19 Vaccine?!

Did Chris Cuomo contract VAIDS from the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Chris Cuomo Contracted VAIDS From COVID-19 Vaccine!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed or suggested that Chris Cuomo contracted VAIDS from the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine!

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

Chris Cuomo Says He Now Has Full-Blown VAIDS Following COVID Shot

Former CNN host Chris Cuomo has revealed that he contracted Vaccine Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (VAIDS) as a direct result of taking the mRNA Covid jab.

Recommended : Did British Study Confirm 1 Billion People Now Have VAIDS?!

 

Truth : Chris Cuomo Did Not Contract VAIDS From COVID-19 Vaccine!

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

Fact #1 : Vaccine AIDS Does Not Exist!

Let me start by pointing out that there is no medical disease called Vaccine AIDS or VAIDS – Vaccine-Induced Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. It appears to be a nonsense term made-up by anti-vaccination activists to scare people.

AIDS is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Nothing else causes AIDS. Certainly no vaccine, not even the COVID-19 vaccine, causes AIDS.

Robert Charles Gallo – one of the two scientists who independently discovered that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was responsible for AIDS, said in response to the 2021 claim by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that COVID-19 vaccines cause AIDS:

[I]t’s hard to believe anyone would claim that the covid-19 vaccine causes AIDS. We know what causes AIDS.

I don’t know what your president said. So I don’t want to be too critical. But it is obvious that neither the covid-19 vaccine nor any other vaccine causes AIDS.

Fact #2 : No One Mentioned VAIDS In The Video!

According to The People’s Voice article, Chris Cuomo revealed that “he contracted Vaccine Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (VAIDS) as a direct result of taking the mRNA Covid jab“???

That’s utter nonsense. Chris Cuomo and Sean Barcavage never mentioned vaccine AIDS or VAIDS in the video!

To be clear – Chris Cuomo never said that he contracted VAIDS from the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. In the video, he only said that he has long COVID, which he blamed on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Recommended : Did Study Show COVID Vaccines Cause VAIDS In Children?!

Fact #3 : Vaccines Protect Against Long COVID

While Chris Cuomo suggested that his long COVID could be due to the COVID-19 vaccines he received as he was never infected, that is not the case. After all, long COVID is broadly defined as signs, symptoms, and conditions that continue or develop after someone is infected with COVID-19.

Even though Chris Cuomo claimed that he was never infected with COVID-19, that’s impossible to know, as vaccinated people who get infected with COVID-19 are often asymptomatic or have mild symptoms, and may not be aware they were even infected.

More importantly, COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to be protective against long COVID. A large study of almost 1.2 million people in Hong Kong, that was published in February 2024, has shown that the more vaccine doses people receive, the less likely they are to experience long COVID.

Fact #4 : No Evidence mRNA Vaccines Cause Altered Cytokine Response

The People’s Voice article referred to another study which supposedly showed that a “sharp decrease in immunity following vaccination is caused by altered cytokine response“. That is not true either.

I actually wrote about that study, and what anti-vaccine activists have been writing about it in a separate article, Did Study Show COVID Vaccines Cause VAIDS In Children?!

Here’s the gist – the study also did not mention anything about VAIDS, and was only conducted on blood samples. The children participating in that study did not report any side effect or disease from their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Fact #5 : Vaccine Side Effects Were Acknowledged

Although Barcavage appears to suggest that the government did not acknowledge that there will be side effects or reactions to the COVID-19 vaccines, that’s not true.

The COVID-19 vaccines underwent large clinical trials, where the most common side effects were identified and announced. After mass deployment, rarer side effects like anaphylaxis, and myocarditis, were identified and publicly announced.

On top of that, both health authorities and vaccine manufacturers continued their surveillance of vaccine side effects through vaccine surveillance systems like VAERS and the British Yellow Card system.

Recommended : Are Residual DNA In mRNA Vaccines Dangerous?!

Fact #6 : COVID-19 Vaccines Are Covered By CICP

Although Barcavage appears to suggest that there is no fund to handle COVID-19 vaccine side effects, that’s not exactly true either.

Serious side effects from COVID-19 vaccines are compensated through the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) in the United States.

Fact #7 : 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.

Recommended : Was shocking Autism-COVID vaccine connection just confirmed?!

 

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.

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

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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Nicole Shanahan is wrong about VAERS + vaccine injury payouts!

Vice Presidential candidate Nicole Shanahan just spouted nonsense about VAERS and vaccine injury compensation! Take a look at her viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Nicole Shanahan : VAERS Is Organisation That Determines Vaccine Injury!

Vice Presidential candidate, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.‘s running mate, Nicole Shanahan just claimed (archive) that VAERS is the organization that determines if someone was injured by a vaccine, and can be compensated.

In the United States, VAERS is the body that determines if someone injured by a vaccine can be compensated. Here’s the dirty truth: Tax payers cover all expenses for this (all legal fees and the payout), not the pharmaceutical company actually responsible for the injury.

That means these companies can make you sick, get paid huge profits from selling the injections, and the taxpayers are the ones on the hook for their mistakes. As the Covid vaccine is proven to be responsible for more and more injuries, this scheme promises to take our country even further into debt.

The correct course of action is to return to standard tort liability for all vaccine developers. It is the right thing for our country, for our budget, and is even in the best interest of the vaccine developers who will be held to a higher standard in safety.

Nicole Shanahan made those comments in response to a PeterSweden post about AstraZeneca facing $255 million in compensation for admitting that its COVID-19 vaccines can cause blood clots.

When told that she was wrong, Shanahan chose not to apologise for the mistake and post a correction. Instead, she doubled down (archive), insisting that VAERS is an organisation that defines vaccine injuries that can be compensated:

Seeing people want more information – GREAT! VAERS is an organization that defines what injuries can be compensated – yes it is a database. The payout, and the lawyers who represent the injured are paid by taxpayers via a sister organization VICP.

Recommended : How Antivaxxers Create Fake News Using VAERS!

 

Truth : VAERS Is Not Organisation That Determines Vaccine Injury!

It is unfortunate that someone running to be Vice President of the United States not only responded to a known peddler of fake news, she appeared to be agreeing with him.

As the running mate of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is notoriously anti-vaccine, Nicole Ann Shanahan may be trying to impress him, or his supporters – many of whom espouse the same anti-vaccine rhetoric and opinions.

However, in doing so, she demonstrated her profound lack of knowledge. Here is what Nicole Shanahan needs to know about VAERS

Fact #1 :  VAERS Is A Reporting System

Let me start by pointing out that VAERS is an an acronym for the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System used by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

VAERS is not a body that “determines if someone injured by a vaccine can be compensated”, as Nicole Shanahan claimed. It is an early warning system design to collect adverse event reports, to detect possible safety problems in U.S. licensed vaccines.

Fact #2 :  VAERS Data Is Unverified

I should point out that VAERS is a passive reporting system similar to the British Yellow Card system, and it relies on individuals or healthcare professionals to submit reports of potential adverse reactions to vaccines.

While its open, catch-all design lets scientists catch very rare adverse events that even large clinical trials may not catch, VAERS is open to abuse as anyone from anywhere in the world can submit a report, and write anything they want.

In other words – VAERS data is unverified, and cannot be used to determine whether a vaccine injury has occurred, never mind determine whether someone should be compensated for that vaccine injury!

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

Fact #3 : VAERS Is Managed By CDC + FDA

VAERS is also not an independent or separate organisation. It is a database that is co-managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

For Shanahan’s benefit, both the CDC and the FDA are agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Hence, the official VAERS website is https://vaers.hhs.gov – it is using a subdomain under the official HHS government website domain.

Fact #4 : VICP Determines Vaccine Injury Compensations

As many people have pointed out to Nicole Shanahan, it is not VAERS – a database of unverified reports of vaccine adverse events, that determines whether someone should be compensated for a vaccine injury.

That job belongs to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), which is under a completely different HHS agency – the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). VICP is a program offering an alternative to the tort system for resolving vaccine injury petitions.

In fact, the VAERS FAQ specifically pointed out that the VICP is a separate program from VAERS.

Is VAERS involved in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?

No. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is a separate program from VAERS and is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Reporting an adverse event to VAERS does not constitute filing a claim with the VICP. For more information about the VICP, call (800) 338-2382 or visit the VICP Web site.

VICP compensation is funded through excise taxes on covered vaccines, while expenses are paid through annual funding by Congress.

Recommended : Did Study Show COVID-19 Vaccines Can Worsen Cancer?!

Fact #5 : COVID-19 Vaccines Are Covered By CICP

While Nicole Shanahan tried to cover her mistake by claiming that VAERS “defines” what injuries can be compensated, but it is VICP that pays the compensation, that’s not accurate since she was referring to COVID-19 vaccines.

Community Notes on X (formerly Twitter) are also inaccurate when it comes to vaccine injury compensation for COVID-19 vaccines, which are not covered by the VICP, but a separate Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP).

It is the 2005 Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) that authorises the CICP to provide benefits / compensation to people “who sustain a covered serious physical injury as the direct result of the administration or use of covered countermeasures” that were “administered or used under a PREP Act declaration“.

The PREP Act declaration for COVID-19 does not only cover COVID-19 vaccines, but also antiviral and biologic drugs, as well as diagnostic tools, used to diagnose, mitigate, prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19, or the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

In addition to COVID-19, the CICP also covers compensation for:

  • acute radiation syndrome
  • anthrax
  • botulinum toxin
  • Ebola
  • Marburg
  • nerve agents and certain insecticides
  • pandemic influenza
  • Smallpox and other orthopoxviruses like mpox
  • Zika

The CICP is funded through separate Congressional appropriations that must occur each time a new countermeasure is designated.

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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

Recommended : Ryan’s Autism Journey – How To Be The Miracle!

 

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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Do mRNA Vaccines Create Dangerous, Contagious Prions?!

Do mRNA vaccines create contagious prions that cause neurodegenerative diseases?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : mRNA Vaccines Create Dangerous, Contagious Prions!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The Expose (formerly The Daily Expose), which claims or suggests that mRNA vaccines create contagious prions that cause neurodegenerative diseases!

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

Prions caused by mRNA injections may be contagious

Recommended : Are Residual DNA In mRNA Vaccines Dangerous?!

 

Truth : mRNA Vaccines Do Not Create Dangerous, Contagious Prions!

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

Fact #1 : mRNA Vaccines Do Not Create Prions

Let me start by pointing out that mRNA vaccines do not create prions or cause prion diseases, which are transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) – brain disorders caused by prion proteins.

Even though anti-vaccine activists continue to make that claim, they have provided no evidence to back that up. The two papers quoted in the The Expose article do not prove that mRNA vaccines create prions:

The Bart J. Classen paper was just a 2.5-page opinion piece, without any actual evidence, that was published in a journal that is not only listed in the Beall’s list of predatory publishers, it is not even indexed in PubMed!

The Idrees and Kumar study, on the other hand, referred only to the S1 spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but not the COVID-19 vaccines. Why? Because COVID-19 vaccines do not travel to the brain, whereas COVID-19 infections can and do enter the brain.

On top of that, the Idrees and Kumar study did not claim that the S1 spike protein created prions, or caused prion diseases. It only stated that the S1 spike protein might cause the aggregation (clumping) or “heparin-binding proteins”, which can lead to the degeneration of the brain.

So why on Earth would anyone claim that mRNA vaccines create prions, or cause prion diseases? Where is the evidence???

Fact #2 : No Evidence SARS-CoV-2 Virus Can Create Prions

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.

If the COVID-19 coronavirus cannot even create prions, or cause prion diseases, then how can COVID-19 vaccines create prions, or cause prion diseases???

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

Fact #3 : All COVID-19 Vaccines Use Spike Protein

As I pointed out in my earlier article, 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

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.

If the spike protein is what creates prions, or causes prion diseases, then all COVID-19 vaccines would create prions, or cause prion diseases, not just mRNA vaccines!

Yet, that is obviously not the case – no COVID-19 vaccine, whether based on mRNA or other technologies, create prions, or cause prion diseases.

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!

Recommended : Did study find Long COVID patients all received mRNA vaccine?!

Fact #5 : The Expose Is Known For Fake News

Like Real Raw News and The People’s Voice, The Daily Expose is a website that capitalises on making shocking but fake or misleading stories to generate page views and money. It was later rebranded as The Expose.

Founded in November 2020 by Jonathan Allen-Walker – a welder from Lincolnshire, The Expose / Daily Expose is infamous for publishing COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news or misinformation, so you should NEVER share anything from Daily Expose / The Expose. Here are some of its stories that I personally debunked earlier:

Everything posted by The Expose / Daily Expose must be considered fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Did AstraZeneca mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Kill Many People?!

Did the AstraZeneca mRNA vaccine for COVID-19 kill many people?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : AstraZeneca mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Killed Many People!

People are sharing an article (archive) by Now The End Begins, which claimed that the AstraZeneca mRNA vaccine for COVID-19 has killed many people who took it.

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

AstraZeneca Becomes The First Domino To Fall As They Can No Longer Hide The Fact Their COVID mRNA ‘Vaccine’ Has Killed A Lot Of People Who Took It

AstraZeneca has admitted that its COVID-19 vaccine could cause a rare but deadly blood-clotting condition, potentially exposing the UK pharmaceutical giant to tens of millions in lawsuits brought by loved ones of those injured or killed as a result of the jab, according to court documents.

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Truth : AstraZeneca mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Did Not Kill Many People!

This is yet another example of misinformation created or promoted by anti-vaccine activists, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : AstraZeneca Vaccine Is Not mRNA Vaccine

Let me start by pointing out that the AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 is not an mRNA vaccine, as claimed in the Now The End Begins article.

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which is marketed as Vaxzevria and Covishield, is a viral vector vaccine based on the modified chimpanzee adenovirus, ChAdOx1. It is not based on the mRNA vaccine technology.

Anyone who tells you that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is based on mRNA technology is either ignorant, or lying to you. Certainly, you should never listen to anyone who makes such a silly claim.

Fact #2 : AstraZeneca Submitted Legal Document On TTS Risk

According to news reports, AstraZeneca submitted a legal document to the High Court in February 2024, in which it acknowledged that its COVID-19 vaccine “can, in very rare cases, cause TTS“.

TTS, which is short for Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome, is a rare condition in which the patient develops a dangerous combination of blood clots and low platelets. TTS was previously known as Vaccine-induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT).

In a very small number of cases, the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can trigger the immune system to create anti-PF4 (Anti-Platelet Factor 4) antibodies. These anti-PF4 antibodies attack the platelets, causing them to clump together and blood clots to form.

These blood clots are a little unusual in that they can develop in the large veins of the brain and/or abdomen and/or lungs, and are coupled with low platelet counts, leading to bleeding tendencies. However, the number of cases is very rare.

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Fact #3 : AstraZeneca Denies Any U-Turn

AstraZeneca denies that its new submission was a U-turn on acknowledging that its COVID-19 vaccine causes TTS.

Its new submission also states that what triggers some people to suffer TTS after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine is “unknown”, and TTS can occur in people independent of any vaccine. It also stated that “causation in any individual case will be a matter for expert evidence“.

Fact #4 : AstraZeneca Vaccine TTS Risk Was Known Since 2021

It has been acknowledged since April 2021 – 3 years ago, that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can potentially cause TTS in a very small number of people.

On top of that, it was not keyboard warriors or anti-vaccine activists who started warning people about TTS. It was health officials who first identified cases of TTS / VITT as early as March 2021 – just two months after the AstraZeneca vaccine was first deployed.

By April, the evidence was clear enough that health officials started warning people about the risk of TTS / VITT, and restricting the AstraZeneca vaccine to people over 30. They only offered the vaccine to people over 40 in May 2021.

On 23 May 2021, Australian and New Zealand health officials also issued a joint statement on the risk of TTS from the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, pointing out that TTS is “rare”, and can be “treated very effectively”.

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Fact #5 : AZ Vaccine Did Not Cause Tens Of Thousands Of Deaths

The Now The End Begins article claimed or suggested that “tens of thousands of people” have died from the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Yet the same article pointed out that only 51 cases have been filed in London’s High Court, or just “dozens” of class-action claimants. How does 51 or dozens transform into “tens of thousands of people”??? Magic???

Fact #6 : AstraZeneca Vaccine TTS Risk Was Very Low

Even though health officials were aware of the TTS risk by April-May 2021, they continued to offer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine because the risk was judged to be extremely low – about one in 30 million.

Far fewer people – maybe one in 600,000, would die from TTS. In the United Kingdom, about 81 people died from blood clot complications linked to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, after about 50 million doses were administered.

In August 2021, the Australian Academy of Sciences issued this infographic, in which it compared the risk of dying from TTS to other common risks.

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Fact #7 : COVID-19 Blood Clot Risk Was Much Higher

What you may not know is that COVID-19 infections greatly increases the risk of developing blood clots – up to 41% in positive patients, and up to 95% in severe COVID-19 cases.

Blood clots can also develop (through different mechanisms) with smoking and the use of oral contraceptive pills (OCP). Back in May 2021, we created this table to better demonstrate the risk:

Risk Difference
Thrombocytopenia in
severe COVID-19 cases
Up to 95% 45,238X
Thrombocytopenia
in COVID-19 cases
Up to 41% 19,524X
Dying from COVID-19 Infection 0.25% to
10%
119X to 4762X
Thrombosis from OCP
(Adult)
Up to 0.46% 219X
Thrombosis from Smoking 0.18% 85.7X
Thrombosis from OCP
(Adolescents)
Up to 0.01% 4.8X
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia
(AstraZeneca Vaccine)
0.0021% Baseline

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Did Andy Delort Collapse From Vaccine Death Spiral?!

Did French-Algerian footballer Andy Delort collapse from the vaccine death spiral during a soccer match in Qatar?!

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

Updated @ 2024-05-01 : Refreshed with new information
Originally posted @ 2024-01-28

 

Claim : Andy Delort Collapsed From Vaccine Death Spiral!

Right after news broke that Andy Delort collapsed suddenly during a soccer match in Qatar, some people immediately suggested that the French-Algerian professional footballer collapsed from the COVID-19 vaccine death spiral!

DiedSuddenly : The Andy Delort collapse was one of the many bizarre collapses that we’ve been seeing the last couple of years.

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Truth : Andy Delort Did Not Collapse From Vaccine Death Spiral!

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

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

Fact #1 : Andy Delort Had An Epileptic Seizure

Andy Delort (أندي ديلور, born on 9 October 1991) is a French-Algerian professional footballer who is a striker for the Qatar Stars League club Umm Salal, and the Algeria national team.

On the evening of Saturday, 6 January 2024, Umm Salal was playing against Al-Arabi in Qatar, when Andy Delort scored the opening goal. Then he started spinning in a circle at the 16th minute before collapsing onto the pitch, and convulsing in an epileptic fit.

He was quickly attended to by a medical team, but recovered within a few minutes. He walked off the field, and  the game continued. Andy Delort did not need to be hospitalised, and he watched the rest of the game from the substitutes’ bench.

He even sent out an Instagram story at that time, stating “Thank you all for your messages. Everything is back to normal.” (“Merci à tous pour vos messages. Tout est rentré dans l’ordre.“)

Andy Delort later issued this message to his fans:

Hello to the whole RMC team! It’s Andy Delort to tell you that everything is going very well. I had a little bit of fatigue. We did the tests, it’s going very well. Don’t forget that we’re going to start against at Rothern’s with shows where we’re going to talk about everything and nothing, but especially football. See you soon friends, big kisses and long live Ligue 1!

To be clear – Andy Delort did not die after collapsing. Neither was he hospitalised. He only suffered an epileptic seizure, and recovered within minutes on his own.

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Fact #2 : Vaccine Death Spiral Does Not Exist

The “vaccine death spiral” does not exist. Like “Turbo Cancer“, “Turbo AIDS“, or even “Vaccine AIDS“, the term “vaccine death spiral” was simply made up by anti-vaccine activists to scare you.

In fact, many cases of “vaccine death spiral” turned out to be just normal cases of seizures that did not result in death.

Fact #3 : Gyratory Seizures Existed Long Before Vaccines

I should point out that gyratory seizures, defined as a rotation around the body axis during a seizure for at least 180 degrees, have been documented long before COVID-19 vaccines were invented.

As William Makis himself pointed out, it was described in the 2005 Dobesberger et. al paper called Gyratory seizures revisited.

That paper revealed that 12 out of 277 patients suffered gyratory seizures, from 1998 to 2004 – that’s 15 to 21 years before the pandemic! All those patients had existing, intractable (difficult or impossible to control) epilepsies, and had been referred for “presurgical evaluation”.

Fact #4 : Seizures Are Not Side Effect Of COVID-19 Vaccines

To be clear – seizures, gyratory or not, are not a side effect of COVID-19 vaccines. There is no plausible or known pathogenesis for any vaccine to cause gyratory seizures.

Naturally, people claiming or suggesting that COVID-19 vaccines cause seizures, are unable to detail how it is possible, or provide any actual evidence. They want to convince us it’s true, but are too baffled to explain how, or show us any evidence.

In contrast, tens of billions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered worldwide, and extended monitoring over the last 3 years have shown that they do not cause seizures.

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Fact #5 : Unknown If Andy Delort Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Despite suggestions that Andy Delort was fully-vaccinated, there isn’t any actual evidence that he ever received the COVID-19 vaccine.

It is possible that Andy Delort was unvaccinated against COVID-19, because the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in France, Algeria, or even Qatar.

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

Until and unless he (or his family) reveals his COVID-19 vaccination status, anyone who tells you that Andy Delort was vaccinated or otherwise, is likely lying to you. None of us know that.

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

Even if Andy Delort was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, he would have received his doses more than two years ago!

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

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

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

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

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

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Is Bill Gates planning to kill billions using bird flu vaccine?!

Is Bill Gates planning to kill billions of people using the bird flu vaccine?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Bill Gates Is Planning To Kill Billions Using Bird Flu Vaccine!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation insider just revealed a plan to kill billions of people using the bird flu vaccine!

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

Gates Insider Admits Elite Planning to Euthanise BILLIONS via Bird Flu Vaccine

A Gates Foundation insider has revealed America’s food supply will be deliberately infected with bird flu to spark the next pandemic and pave the way for Bill Gates’ next money-spinning vaccine to conquer the global market.

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Truth : Bill Gates Is Not Planning To Kill Billions Using Bird Flu Vaccine!

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

Fact #1 : There Is No Gates Insider…

Let me start by quickly pointing out that The People’s Voice never actually revealed the existence of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation insider in its extremely long and (intentionally?) rambling article.

Who is this insider? What was his position in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation? Was he a scientist or a high-level executive involved in that dastardly plot, or just a deranged janitor? Who knows???

Fact #2 : There Is No Bird Flu Vaccine Plot

The People’s Voice article also never provided any evidence of an actual plot by Bill Gates, or the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to contaminate America’s food supply with bird flu, or kill billions of people using the bird flu vaccine.

It’s a really silly conspiracy theory. For one thing – the United States only has a population of about 341.5 million people as of April 20, 2024. Even if everyone in the US was killed by the bird flu, it would just be hundreds of millions of people, not billions.

On top of that – vaccines prevent infections, not cure them. Hence, vaccines work best on people who have not yet been infected!

Fact #3 : Bill Gates Does Not Have H5N1 Vaccine!

The People’s Voice article appears to suggest that there are no approved H5N1 vaccines, so Bill Gates is pushing through his experimental H5N1 mRNA vaccine.

The problem with that claim? Bill Gates does not actually own or have any H5N1 mRNA vaccine. Neither is he helping to push the approval of any H5N1 mRNA vaccine.

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Fact #4 : H5N1 Vaccines Have Existed Since 2007!

In addition, many H5N1 vaccines have already been approved since 2007:

  • Sanofi Pasteur’s H5N1 vaccine was approved in the US in April 2007
  • GlaxoSmithKline’s Prepandrix vaccine was approved in the European Union in May 2008
  • CSL Limited’s Panvax vaccine was approved by Australia in June 2008
  • Adjupanrix was approved in the European Union in October 2009
  • Foclivia was approved in the European Union in October 2009
  • Aflunov was approved in the European Union in October 2010
  • Pumarix was approved in the European Union in March 2011
  • Audenz was approved in the US in January 2020

In addition, there are other H5N1 vaccines undergoing clinical trials:

  • June 2006 : NIH begins Phase 1 trial of an intranasal influenza vaccine
  • October 2010 : Inovio started a Phase 1 trial of its VGX-3400X H5N1 vaccine
  • October 2012 : Novavax’s pandemic influenza vaccine Phase 1 trial met its primary objectives.

Fact #5 : Bill Gates Screenshot Is Fake

The cover image used by The People’s Voice article and video has a screenshot which purportedly shows the Bill Gates posting on X (formerly Twitter) that:

There really is no choice – bird flu jab, or die painfully.

That is most definitely a fake screenshot, because there is no such post on X by Bill Gates.

If Bill Gates actually posted such a shocking tweet, it would have been reported by the worldwide media. But of course, that didn’t happen, because Bill Gates never posted it!

This appears to be yet another fake / edited screenshot created or posted by The People’s Voice!

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

Are autism rates in Australia surging due to COVID-19 vaccines?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Autism Rates In Australia Are Surging Due To COVID-19 Vaccines!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed or suggested that autism rates in Australia are surging due to 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!

Autism Rates Surging in Fully Vaccinated Australia, 25% of Children Now Officially ‘Disabled’

Autism and disability rates have exploded in Australia in recent years, with an astonishing 25% of young children now officially registered as “disabled,” according to government statistics.

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Truth : Autism Rates In Australia Are Not Surging Due To COVID-19 Vaccines!

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

Fact #1 : Guardian Article Did Not Claim Vaccines Cause Rise In Autism!

Let me start by quickly pointing out that the Guardian article called “How the risk of autism and ADHD fractured Australia’s schools” did not claim that COVID-19 vaccines, or any vaccine for the fact, caused the rise in autism in Australia.

In fact, the article pointed out that the national disability insurance scheme was a key driver of the growth [of students with disabilities], as well as changes to how schools assess disability for reporting purposes.

Nowhere in the article was it ever suggested that doctors are baffled about the growth of students with autism and disabilities in Australia. Neither did it even suggest that vaccines might be the cause!

Perhaps that’s why The People’s Voice article did not provide a link to the article? After all, anyone who reads the article will realise vaccines were never mentioned in the entire article, much less blamed for the rise in disabilities or autism in Australia!

Fact #2 : Australia Autism Rates Have Been Rising Before COVID-19 Vaccines

More importantly, the rate of autism in Australia has been steadily increasing year-on-year since 2004 – more than 16 years before the first COVID-19 vaccine was approved!

Obviously, the introduction of COVID-19 vaccines in 2021 could not have possibly caused the yearly increase in autism diagnoses in Australia… unless they have a time machine???

The truth is – the increase in autism diagnoses in Australia has nothing to do with COVID-19 vaccines.

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Fact #3 : Only 4% Of Young Students Have Autism

Just in case you misread the clickbait title and thought that 25% of children in Australia have autism, that’s not true.

The Guardian article pointed out about 4% of young students (7 to 14 year olds) have a primary diagnosis of autism, while 6%-10% of children have ADHD.

Even if you combine both disabilities together, they only make up less than 15%. Nowhere close to 25% for sure!

Fact #4 : Autism Rates Have Been Going Up For Decades

The rise in autism diagnoses isn’t exclusive to Australia either. Thanks to greater awareness and screening, a change in diagnostic criteria, as well as greater access to healthcare services, more children with autism are being diagnosed all across the world.

This increase in autism diagnoses is also not related to COVID-19 vaccines, as they have been increasing since 2000, as this chart shows. It is simply not possible for COVID-19 vaccines, which were only approved at the end of 2020 or early 2021, to go back in time and cause autism…

Recommended : Did New Study Show Pfizer mRNA Vaccine Causes Autism?!

Fact #5 : 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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