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Hypocrisy : Antivax Steve Kirsch Admits He's Fully-Vaccinated!

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

This is the height of hypocrisy – tech millionaire and prominent antivaxxer Steve Kirsch admits that he’s actually FULLY-VACCINATED against COVID-19!

Here is what you need to know…

 

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

On June 27, 2022, tech millionaire and prominent antivaxxer Steve Kirsch announced that he had been suffering from COVID-19 for the last 4 days – since Friday, June 24.

He also shared his homemade “COVID-19 treatment protocol” which consists of 19 different pills. Goodness me!

But more importantly, he shared that he was actually fully-vaccinated against COVID-19.

Imagine that – he rails against COVID-19 vaccines, while enjoying the protection offered by COVID-19 vaccination!

He later updated his article to “clarify” that he got vaccinated in March 2021 because he “believed that the FDA and CDC were honest organisations“, and changed his mind “2 months later“.

Yeah, right…

While you may think that Kirsch was referring to some vaccine wrongdoing by the FDA / CDC, he was really referring to “two black swans” – a friend with 3 dead relatives after vaccination, and a vendor and his wife both “vaccine injured”.

As he revealed to MIT Technology Review journalist, Cat Ferguson, he turned against the vaccine based on comments from his carpet cleaner and an unnamed Twitter follower.

He told me that while he and his family got vaccinated as soon as they were eligible, he got the idea that vaccines are dangerous from a man he hired to clean his carpets, who got very sick after receiving the vaccine.

Elsewhere he has said he began questioning vaccine safety after an unnamed Twitter follower told him several family members died after getting their shots.

Very “solid” sources indeed… Who needs proper randomised controlled trials (RCTs) when you have anecdotal testimonials? #eyeroll

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

 

Fully-Vaccinated Steve Kirsch + Family Are Perfectly Well!

Despite stridently claiming that COVID-19 vaccines are dangerous and “kill twice as many as they save“, Steve Kirsch and his family are perfectly healthy despite being fully-vaccinated since March 2021.

That is not surprising, because the overwhelming evidence collected since the first COVID-19 vaccine was approved in December 2020, showed that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.

As of June 29, 2022, over 12 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered worldwide, fully-vaccinating some 61% of the world’s population.

People are not keeling over from COVID-19 vaccine side effects. In fact, hospitalisations are down, ICUs are not longer filled to the brim, and people are no longer dying en masse from COVID-19.

Instead of proving that COVID-19 vaccines are useless, Steve Kirsch actually proved that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.

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

 

Why Did Fully-Vaccinated Steve Kirsch Get COVID-19?

Steve Kirsch only revealed that he was fully vaccinated because he wanted to mock the ineffectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines.

I’m double vaxxed. It didn’t help of course. I finally got COVID for the first time. Here’s how I’m treating it.

The truth is – the COVID-19 vaccines were never meant to prevent COVID-19 infections. If you go back and read the efficacy endpoints, you will note that they all refer go :

  • protection against symptomatic COVID-19
  • protection against severe COVID-19
  • protection against death from COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccines are really just boot camps for our own immune system to learn how to identify the real SARS-CoV-2 virus, and learn how to make antibodies against it.

Read more : Why COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy Does NOT Matter!

COVID-19 Vaccine Protection Against
Symptomatic
Infection
Severe
Disease
Death
Pfizer Comirnaty 95.0% 100% 100%
Gamaleya Sputnik V 91.6% 100% 100%
Moderna mRNA-1273 94.1% 100% 100%
AstraZeneca AZD1222 62% ~ 90% 100% 100%
Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV 79% ~ 86% 90% 100%
Sinovac Biotech 50.65% 83.7% 100%
J&J Janssen COVID-19 66.0% 85% 100%
CanSino Biologics 65.7% 90.98% 100%

Unfortunately, the vaccines do not seem to trigger the production of mucosal IgA antibodies that would have protected the nasal and oral cavities, tonsils and adenoids against the virus.

The antibodies produced after COVID-19 vaccination only circulate in the blood and tissue fluids. They can only neutralise the SARS-CoV-2 virus after it has had the chance to multiply and infiltrate beyond the nose and mouth.

This is why fully-vaccinated people may test positive for COVID-19, or actually get infected with COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines are not a shield or force field, blocking the virus. They are just training classes for our immune system.

So even if you are fully-vaccinated, you may get infected with COVID-19 and even experience symptoms like cough, fever, and headache.

However, by neutralising the virus in the blood and tissue fluids, the protective vaccine-induced antibodies prevent our lungs from being infected, or worse – an autoimmune cascade called a cytokine storm.

Read more : Did Gwen Casten Die Of COVID-19 Vaccine?!

These antibodies triggered by COVID-19 vaccinations are the reason why Steve Kirsch recovered from COVID-19 within four days.

Status update 2:52pm June 27 : I’m pretty much over it. Just some congestion in my lungs, but my O2 sat is 99%.

Before the COVID-19 vaccines were invented, patients would take about 2 weeks to recover from mild COVID-19, and up to 6 weeks to recover from severe COVID-19 (if they survive at all).

Forget about the 19-pill treatment protocol he’s advocating, which isn’t based on scientific evidence.

Trust in YOUR OWN IMMUNE SYSTEM, and the protective antibodies it produced after being trained by the COVID-19 vaccines!

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

Did Dani Hampson – X Factor star Tom Mann’s fiancee, die from the COVID-19 vaccine on the day of their wedding?!

Take a look at the viral claim by tech millionaire Steve Kirsch, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Steve Kirsch : Dani Hampson Died From COVID-19 Vaccine!

Tech millionaire Steve Kirsch is back with yet another COVID-19 vaccine death claim, after suggesting that Gwen Casten died from the vaccine!

This time, he claims that Danielle “Dani” Hampson – the 34 year-old fiancee of X Factor star Tom Mann, and the mother of his son, died in her sleep from the COVID-19 vaccine!

His article is long-winded as usual, so let me just share with you part of his summary. But I recommend you just skip to the next section for the facts.

Here’s the latest victim. I wonder what the cause is? It only started happening after the vaccines rolled out, and it’s ONLY happening to vaccinated people. The CDC refuses to investigate.

 

There Is No Evidence Dani Hampson Died Of COVID-19 Vaccine!

As usual, Steve Kirsch jumps to conclusion that the COVID-19 vaccine killed Dani Hampson, based on ZERO EVIDENCE.

Despite writing such a long article, he offered NO EVIDENCE that Dani Hampson died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Did her fiancee, Tom Mann, say so? Nope!
  • Did Dani Hampson’s autopsy report say so? Nope!
  • Did anyone reveal Dani Hampson’s cause of death? Nope!

Now, I will go through the key conjectures he made, and show you why they are literally… bullshit.

Claim : 34 year old Danielle “Dani” Hampson died in her sleep.
Verdict : Unknown
Fact :
 No one, not even Tom Mann, said that Dani Hampson died in her sleep.
Fact : The Sun (which Steve Kirsch quoted) never said that Dani Hampson died in her sleep.
Fact : Steve Kirsch offered no evidence that Dani Hampson died in her sleep.
Fact : All we know is that she passed away in the early hours of their wedding day.
Opinion : It is possible that Danielle may have died in her sleep, but we do not know that for sure. Many bloggers claim that she died in a car accident (which is also unconfirmed). For certain, Steve Kirsch proffered no evidence she died in her sleep.

Claim : Dani Hampson was vaccinated.
Verdict : Unknown
Fact : Dani Hampson’s vaccination status is currently unknown.
Fact : Steve Kirsch offered no evidence that Dani Hampson was vaccinated against COVID-19.
Fact : If Dani Hampson was vaccinated against COVID-19, she would have received her vaccinations in 2021 – more than half a year ago.
Fact : Vaccine side effects occur in the first 2-3 days. Even adverse effects like myocarditis and VITT occur within days of receiving the vaccine.
Fact : Vaccine side effects have noticeable symptoms. If Dani had myocarditis or VITT, she would have noticed symptoms like chest pain, breathing difficulties, etc.

Read more : Vaccine Myocarditis Risk Less Than 1 In Million!

Claim : Only vaccinated people die suddenly in their sleep.
Verdict : False
Fact : Unexplained deaths in adults are common enough that there is a term for it – Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS), also known as Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.
Fact : SADS was first noted in 1977 in Hmong community in the United States and Canada. In other words, people have been dying suddenly in their sleep long before COVID-19 vaccines were invented!
Fact : SADS kills about 500 people in the United Kingdom every year, long before COVID-19 vaccines were invented.

Claim : Danielle Hampson died from COVID-19 vaccine
Verdict : False
Fact : Dani Hampson’s cause of death is currently unknown. Unknown means it’s not yet known. It doesn’t mean she died from the vaccine.
Fact : Death from vaccine side effects can be proven. Vaccine-induced myocarditis, for example, has distinct histopathology findings that are different from typical myocarditis.
Opinion : Unless her death was proven to be due to COVID-19 vaccination, it would be false and wrong to make that claim.
Fact : The UK Office for National Statistics data on Sudden Adult Deaths from 2016 to 2020 showed NO INCREASE in SADS cases, demonstrating that COVID-19 vaccines did not increase the prevalence of SADS.

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

Claim : Google search interest in “healthy young people dying” prove that it’s due to COVID-19 vaccines.
Verdict : False
Fact : Popularity of Google search terms only shows what people are interested in searching for, not actual incidences.
Fact :
 Just because many people searched for “healthy young people dying” around July 2020 does not mean that many healthy young people were dying in July 2020. Interest may have peaked at that time due to fake news circulating about “healthy young people dying” from vaccines.

Claim : Young people are dying in their sleep at an extraordinary rate.
Verdict : False
Fact :
 Steve Kirsch offered no evidence that there is an extraordinary increase in young people dying in their sleep.
Fact : Statistics for England and Wales from 2011 to 2020 showed NO INCREASE in children and teenagers dying, clearly demonstrating that COVID-19 vaccines did not increase the prevalence of sudden unexplained deaths.

So far, I fact checked a few of his claims, and they were all proven FALSE.

Whatever Steve Kirsch writes about science and medicine should be considered FALSE, until proven otherwise.

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Fact Check : Did Gwen Casten Die Of COVID-19 Vaccine?!

Did Gwen Casten – the 17 year-old daughter of US Representative Sean Casten, die from the COVID-19 vaccine?!

Take a look at the viral claim by tech millionaire Steve Kirsch, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Steve Kirsch : Gwen Casten Died Of COVID-19 Vaccine!

Tech millionaire Steve Kirsch is back with yet another COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy, after claiming that the vaccine caused Justin Bieber’s facial paralysis!

This time, he claims that Gwen Casten – the 17 year-old daughter of US Representative Sean Casten, died from the COVID-19 vaccine!

His article is extremely long-winded as usual, so let me just share with you part of his summary. But I recommend you just skip to the next section for the facts.

US Congressman Sean Casten’s 17-year-old daughter Gwen Casten died in her sleep on June 12, 2022.

Healthy young kids rarely died in their sleep before the COVID vaccine rolled out.

I don’t know of a single doctor who has even heard of this happening prior to the COVID vaccines rolling out. Now it is the “new normal.”

 

There Is No Evidence Gwen Casten Died Of COVID-19 Vaccine!

As usual, Steve Kirsch jumps to conclusion that the COVID-19 vaccine killed Gwen Casten, based on ZERO EVIDENCE.

Despite writing such a long article, he offered NO EVIDENCE that Gwen Casten died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Did Gwen’s father say so? Nope!
  • Did Gwen Casten’s autopsy report say so? Nope!
  • Did anyone reveal Gwen Casten’s cause of death? Nope!

Now, I will go through the key conjectures he made, and show you why they are literally… bullshit.

Claim : Healthy kids do not die in their sleep unexpectedly for no reason.
Verdict : False
Fact : Children who appear perfectly healthy can and do die for no known reason.
Fact : Such unexplained deaths in children are common enough that there is a term for it – Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood (SUDC / SUDIC).
Fact : In 2018 alone, the US CDC reported that 392 children died suddenly without a clear cause of death in the United States.
Fact : Nearly all children with SUDC were sleeping before becoming unresponsive, and were in state of usual good health.
Fact : SUDC is most prevalent in toddlers (1-4 years old) and children in their late teens (15-19 years old).

Claim : The COVID vaccine is the most likely cause for any child who has been vaccinated with the COVID vaccine and later dies in their sleep.
Claim : Before COVID vaccines started rolling out, healthy kids dying in their sleep was never an issue.
Verdict : Both False
Fact : Gwen Casten’s cause of death is currently unknown. Unknown means it’s not yet known. It doesn’t mean she died from the vaccine.
Fact :
 The United States alone reported approximately 400 cases of SUDC every single year, before COVID-19 vaccines were invented or administered.
Fact : SUDC statistics for England and Wales from 2011 to 2020 showed NO INCREASE in SUDC cases, clearly demonstrating that COVID-19 vaccines did not increase the prevalence of SUDC.

Claim : Six young people died in their sleep right after vaccinations, so Gwen Casten must have died from vaccine.
Verdict : Unverified + Irrelevant
Fact :
The examples Steve Kirsch provided are either anecdotal, or have not been proven to be caused by COVID-19 vaccines.
Fact : Death from vaccine side effects can be proven. Vaccine-induced myocarditis, for example, has distinct histopathology findings that are different from typical myocarditis.
Fact : Gwen Casten first received her COVID-19 vaccinations in May 2021, and likely received her second dose in June 2021, followed by her booster dose in November 2021. So she died 6-7 months after her last vaccination.
Fact : Vaccine side effects occur in the first 2-3 days. Even adverse effects like myocarditis and VITT occur within days of receiving the vaccine.

Claim : Mysterious deaths do not happen to the unvaccinated.
Claim : Mysterious deaths never happened before COVID vaccines were rolled out.
Verdict : Both False
Fact :
Sudden unexplained death in children (SUDC) occurs at a rate of 0.7 per 100,000 every single year. In other words – over 50,000 children die every year for unknown reasons, in their sleep, even though they are in good health, long before COVID-19 vaccines were invented.

Claim : Mysterious deaths usually happen very shortly after the COVID shot.
Verdict : False
Fact : Gwen Casten died 6-7 months after her last vaccination, so by Steve Kirsch’s own definition, her death had nothing to do with COVID vaccines.
Fact : Mysterious deaths have occurred in children before and after COVID vaccination… and long before the COVID-19 vaccines were invented.

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Why Steve Kirsch Is Wrong About Taylor Hawkins Dying From Vaccine

Tech millionaire Steve Kirsch challenged me to a debate, claiming to have “the inside story” on how Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins died from vaccine-induced myocarditis.

So let’s take a look at his “inside” information, and see what the facts really are!

 

Steve Kirsch : Taylor Hawkins Most Likely Died From Vaccine!

Tech millionaire Steve Kirsch has been actively creating misinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccines.

In his latest effort, he claimed to have “the inside story” on how Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins died from vaccine-induced myocarditis.

He even called me out, and challenged me to a debate, for fact checking that false claim earlier. Hilarious!

I would love to debate Dr. Wong on this, but he doesn’t seem anxious to engage with me or Peter McCullough. I’ve posted the link to this story on his “fact check” but it has to be approved by him to appear.

So I’m going to publicly expose the truth about what Steve Kirsch shared, because facts aren’t subject to a debate. They remain true, irrespective of our opinions.

 

Why Steve Kirsch Is Wrong About Taylor Hawkins Dying From Vaccine

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

So he’s definitely a smart guy… when it comes to tech. But let’s see if Steve Kirsch is correct in any of his claims…

I will go through the list of “facts” that Steve Kirsch posted, and tell you what the facts really are.

Claim : He was found dead in his hotel room… after complaining about chest pains.
Fact : Hawkins called the hotel front desk for help, complaining of chest pain. He was treated by a health professional (doctor) hired by EMI, who failed to revive him.

Claim : Press reported he died of cardiac arrest. The vaccine causes death by cardiac arrest.
Fact : There is ZERO evidence that any COVID-19 vaccine causes death by cardiac arrest.

Claim : Marijuana and heroin and the other drugs aren’t consistent with the symptoms observed before he died.
Fact : No one actually observed his symptoms that we are aware of. Hawkins only reported chest pain, so what other symptoms is Kirsch alluding to?
Fact : A cardiac arrest is pretty much consistent with opioid overdose, and less commonly, marijuana use. Even if we discount marijuana, Hawkins had heroin and other opioids in his urine.

Claim : Taylor Hawkins was all about the music and his fans. He was just a great guy.
Fact : Unless his passion for music was a trigger for the vaccine to kill him, it is completely irrelevant and is just Kirsch name dropping his “inside source”.

Members of the Technical Investigation Corps (CTI) remove the lifeless body of the drummer of the rock band Foo Fighters, Taylor Hawkins, at the Casa Medina hotel, in Bogota, Colomia

Claim : He was married for 17 years and had three kids. He had everything to live for.
Fact : People with everything to live for can still partake in drugs. A strong desire to live does not prevent a drug overdose either. Does Kirsch really believe that being married for XX years and having X number of kids precludes death from opioid overdose? Seriously?

Claim : There was no mention of the amount of each substance (in the toxicology report).
Fact : This is true, probably because the forensic team would have to first corroborate the urine test results, with the blood test results. It does not change the fact that the 10 types of substances in his urine included marijuana, antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids.

Claim : People have mentioned that drug reports from Columbian sources can be unreliable.
Fact : Not only is that incredibly condescending, it is an opinion that is not backed by facts. Where is the evidence that a simple urine test that any laboratory in the world can perform is unreliable because it was conducted in Colombia?

Claim : Columbian authorities claim … Columbian sources…
Fact :
The demonym of Colombia is Colombian, not Columbian. Hawkins died in the country of Colombia, not Columbia, South Carolina or the District of Columbia.

Claim : COVID vaccine can cause a heart to double in size and then kill you.
Fact : Vaccine-induced myocarditis can cause the heart to enlarge (but not necessarily so), and in rare cases, it can be fatal. However, you are many times more likely to get myocarditis from a COVID-19 infection, than from any COVID-19 vaccine. If you are worried about myocarditis, you will want to get vaccinated.
Read more : Vaccine Myocarditis Risk Less Than 1 In Million!

Claim : It seems unlikely that he just decided on a spontaneous heroin / benzo / cocaine bender right before a show.
Fact : Unlikely? The fact is the preliminary toxicology test showed that he had 10 different substances in his urine, and a police officer reportedly told prosecutors that he saw a “cocaine-like powder” in Hawkins’ room. Does Kirsch have any “inside” facts to share? Or was he just pontificating?

Claim : He still smoked weed. This was well known [Insider].
Opinion : I’ll take his insider’s word for that, and point out it refutes Kirsch’s point that Hawkins learned his lesson in 2001 (when he almost died from an overdose). If he can still smoke weed, he certainly can still partake in cocaine and heroin.

Claim : Hawkins made it very clear he was against masks, lockdowns and the COVID vaccines.
Opinion : While plausible, there is no public record of Hawkins saying that he was against masks, lockdowns and the COVID vaccines.

Claim : Hawkins was under pressure from both Dave Grohl and the band manager to take the vaccine.
Opinion : While plausible, there is no public record of Hawkins being forced to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Claim : Hawkins’ heart was likely already somewhat damaged from an earlier vaccine dose when … his doctor said he had a “big heart”.
Fact : That is a baseless opinion by Kirsch, unless he is willing to share with us evidence that Hawkins’ “big heart” was related to any vaccine he took.

Claim : So the timing on this suggests that Hawkins had his first and/or second dose before the medical exam.
Fact : This is complete bullshit. Kirsch is doing a logic pretzel – claiming (without evidence) that Hawkins’ cardiomegaly in June 2021 was definitely due to the vaccine, and then using that as “evidence” that Hawkins must have been vaccinated before that.
Opinion : If Kirsch really spoke to insiders who knew Hawkins on a personal basis, they would have told him when Hawkins got his vaccine doses. Kirsch doesn’t even know what vaccine Hawkins took. It may not even have been an mRNA vaccine, for all we know.

Claim : So this is all consistent with a damaged heart on an earlier vaccine shot.
Fact : Kirsch conspiciously “forgot” to point out that Hawkins’ doctor told him that he was “in amazing shape“. If Hawkins had vaccine-induced myocarditis, he would have had noticeable symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath and heart palpitations. His doctor certainly would not have told him that he was in great health.

Claim : Hawkins got a booster on Feb. 26, 2022 [Insider], just a month before he died.
Fact : There is no way to confirm this insider claim, but I should point out that none of the countries that the Foo Fighters were going to play at required a booster dose. They only required travellers to be fully-vaccinated, so it would not have been necessary for Hawkins to get a booster dose before flying to Australia – the first overseas stop.
Opinion : Assuming that his insider source was correct, it actually PROVES that Hawkins did not suffer from vaccine-induced myocarditis – an acute condition that occurs within a few days of receiving an mRNA vaccine. It wouldn’t crop up a month later, and Hawkins would not have been able to undertake strenuous activities like playing with the Foo Fighters in Australia, Chile and Argentina.

Claim : Large study in JAMA said most heart problems surfaced 3 weeks after the vaccine
Fact : Kirsch interestingly did not reference the JAMA study, so we will never know which study he was referring to. In any case, vaccine-induced myocarditis surfaces WITHIN DAYS of receiving an mRNA vaccine.

Claim : Those involved in physically demanding activities are … more likely to get myocarditis due to catecholamine release interaction with the vaccine.
Fact : There is currently no evidence that individuals who participate in physically demanding activities are more likely to get myocarditis. The paper Kirsch quoted to back up that claim is a literature review (not an actual clinical study) by his friend, that has not been peer-reviewed.
Fact : The paper Kirsch quoted mentioned that “vaccine-induced myocarditis … and increase in sudden deaths” are “overrepresented in young males“. That kind of proves Kirsch wrong – Hawkins was 50 years old when he died. The risk of vaccine-induced myocarditis for his age group is practically non-existent.

Age Group Vaccine Myocarditis
Male Rate
(per million doses)
Classic Myocarditis
Male Baseline
(per million doses)
12-17 32.4 2.0
18-24 30.7 1.8
25-29 12.2 1.9
30-39 6.9 1.9
40-49 3.5 1.9
50-64 1.9 1.9

Claim : Their stage manager Andy Pollard died suddenly as well.
Fact : That’s true, but Kirsch does not tell us why that is pertinent information. Bob Saget also died suddenly. Is that equally relevant to Hawkins’ death? Or is he suggesting some kind of Foo Fighters curse?

Claim : [Vaccine-induced myocarditis] fits all the facts like a glove
Opinion : Those must be really weird gloves for aliens with 8 fingers, because Kirsch offered ZERO EVIDENCE that vaccine-induced myocarditis was the cause of Hawkins’ death.

Claim : Hawkins was boosted 30 days before he died, giving his heart plenty of time to double in size
Fact : Hawkins already said he had a “big” heart a year ago… MONTHS before he received that [alleged] booster dose in February 2022.

Claim : Hawkins was observed shortly before his death and appeared not under the influence of drugs.
Fact : Kirsch hilariously used this photo of Hawkins with band members Pat Smear and Samantha Sidley taken TWO DAYS prior to his death as proof. How does the photo prove that Hawkins did not partake in any drugs two days LATER? Let me help him with this analogy – if I post a picture of myself eating a salad today, it does not mean I won’t be eating a steak tomorrow.

Taylor Hawkins (back) on a plane with band member Pat Smear (left) and Samantha Sidley (right) on Wednesday, March 23, 2022

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