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Was Carrie Johnson Just Exposed As Occult Satanist?!

Was Boris Johnson’s wife, Carrie Johnson, just exposed as an Aleister Crowley worshipping occult Satanist?!

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

 

Claim : Carrie Johnson Was Just Exposed As Occult Satanist!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims or suggests that Boris Johnson’s wife, Carrie Johnson, was just exposed as an Aleister Crowley worshipping occult Satanist!

Former British PM Boris Johnson’s Wife Exposed as Aleister Crowley Worshiping Occult Satanist

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s wife Carrie Johnson has been exposed an occult Satanist who worships Aleister Crowley, the unabashed occultist and self-described “wickedest man in the world.”

The revelations comes days after Vladimir Putin revealed to Tucker Carlson that Johnson as prime minister scuppered a peace deal between Ukraine and Russia, leading to hundreds of thousands of deaths.

Photos of Johnson’s wife engaged in ritual Satanic acts have now emerged, with the former prime minister’s wife pictured next to a man with “Do as thou wilt” and “Big beast” scrawled on his body.

During Johnson’s time as prime minister, Bradshaw capitalized on her public persona by campaigning against single use straws.

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Truth : Carrie Johnson Was Not Just Exposed As Occult Satanist!

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

Fact #1 : The Daily Mail Posted Them in 2018

The People’s Voice article claimed or suggested that photos of Carrie Johnson engaging in ritual Satanic acts were revealed “days after” the Vladimir Putin – Tucker Carlson interview was released.

That’s simply not true, because The Daily Mail posted those photos on 12 September 2018 – more than 5 years earlier!

Fact #2 : Photos Were Posted On Carrie Johnson’s Social Media

The photos were not leaked or exposed, because it appears that Carrie Johnson posted them on her own social media account! As per The Daily Mail article:

She may have gone to ground since finding herself at the centre of a political storm, but there was a time when Carrie Symonds was rather less camera-shy, as these pictures show.

Taken from Miss Symonds’s social media posts, they show the 30-year-old former Tory aide, who has been linked to Boris Johnson, in a variety of glamorous poses on holiday, and even starring in a ‘satanic sex cult’ theatre production during her university days.

Fact #3 : It Was A University Play

The photos also do not show Carrie Johnson (born Caroline Louise Beaver Symonds on 17 March 1988) engaging in “ritual Satanic acts” as The People’s Voice article claimed.

The photos showed her acting in a play at Warwick University, where she was a drama student from 2006 to 2009. The theatre production was based on the writings of the self-styled mystic Aleister Crowley, who died in 1947.

Carrie Johnson was just acting in the play, and wasn’t actually engaging in Satanic acts… just like how Tom Cruise was only acting in the Mission Impossible movies, and isn’t actually an agent of the Impossible Missions Force (IMF).

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Fact #4 : Aleister Crowley Wasn’t A Satanist

Despite being described as a Satanist, Aleister Crowley stated that he did not consider himself one, and he did not worship Satan, because he doesn’t even believe the Christian worldview that Satan exists!

Fact #5 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Publishing 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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Baidu Denies ERNIE Bot Link To Chinese Military Research!

Baidu just denied any link between its ERNIE Bot generative AI service, and a Chinese military AI!

 

SCMP : Baidu ERNIE Bot Linked To Chinese Military!

On 12 January 2024, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported that a research laboratory under the Strategic Support Force cyberwarfare division of the People’s Liberation Army “forged a physical link” between its AI system, and large language models in China, specifically the Baidu ERNIE Bot, and the iFLYTEK Spark.

According to SCMP, the project was detailed in a peer-reviewed paper published in the December 2023 issue of the Chinese academic journal, Command Control & Simulation. It also reported this as the first time the Chinese military has publicly confirmed its use of commercial large language models.

According to scientists involved in the project, a research laboratory with the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) Strategic Support Force, which oversees the Chinese military’s space, cyber, intelligence and electronic warfare, has forged a physical link between its AI system and Baidu’s Ernie and iFlyTek’s Spark, which are large language models similar to ChatGPT.

The military AI can convert vast amounts of sensor data and information reported by frontline units into descriptive language or images and relay them to the commercial models. After they confirm they understand, the military AI automatically generates prompts for deeper exchange on various tasks such as combat simulations. The entire process is completely free of human involvement.

The paper by Sun Yifeng and his team from the PLA’s Information Engineering University, discussed how they fed military AI data on the 2011 US military intervention in Libya to large language models like the Baidu ERNIE Bot, and after several rounds of dialogue, they were able to predict the US military’s combat strategy.

In the paper, Sun’s team discussed one of their experiments that simulated a US military invasion of Libya in 2011. The military AI provided information about the weapons and deployment of both armies to the large language models. After several rounds of dialogue, the models successfully predicted the next move of the US military.

After the publication of that story, Baidu’s shares fell by more than 11.5%, amidst fears that such a direct link to the Chinese military would result in US sanctions, not unlike what happened to HUAWEI.

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Baidu Denies ERNIE Bot Link To Chinese Military Research!

Initially, Baidu only stated that it has no knowledge of the research project:

We have no knowledge of the research project, and if our large language model was used, it would have been the version that is publicly available online

However, after its stock price fell, Baidu issued a stronger denial on 15 January 2024.

Baidu stated that it did not have any “business collaboration” with Sun Yifeng’s team, or the PLA’s Information Engineering University, and stated that if ERNIE Bot was used in that research, it would have been the publicly-available version.

ERNIE Bot is available to and used by the general public.

The academic paper, published by scholars at a Chinese university, described how the authors built prompts and received responses from LLMs, using the functions available to any user interacting with generative AI tools.

Baidu has not engaged in any business collaboration or provided any tailored service to authors of the academic paper or any institutions with which they are affiliated.

Baidu also sated that SCMP has since “clarified and corrected” its report.

The South China Morning Post, the first media outlet that reported on this academic paper, has clarified and corrected its original media report.

SCMP removed its reference to a physical link between Ernie Bot and any Chinese military AI system, amending it t o say that the PLA laboratory tested its AI system system on Baidu Ernie and iFLYTEK Spark.

 

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China Still Has Access To High-Speed NVIDIA AI Chips!

Military institutions, AI research institutes and universities in China are still able to source and buy NVIDIA AI chips, albeit in small quantities!

 

AMD + NVIDIA Banned From Selling AI Chips To China!

Both AMD and NVIDIA were ordered by the US government to stop selling high-performance AI chips to both China and Russia on 26 August 2022. This ban was introduced to prevent both countries from using those high-performance AI chips for military purposes.

With immediate effect, the US government banned the export of all AI chips that are equal to, or faster than, the NVIDIA A100 (and H100), or the AMD Instinct MI250 chips. NVIDIA then created slower A800 and H800 AI chips for the Chinese market, but even they were also banned in October 2023.

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China Still Has Access To High-Speed NVIDIA AI Chips!

Despite the ongoing ban on the sale of high-performance AI chips to China and Russia, it appears that Chinese military-linked research institutes are still able to source and buy NVIDIA AI chips, albeit in small quantities!

According to a Reuters report on 14 January 2024, public tender documents show that dozens of military institutions, AI research institutes and universities in China with links to the military, have purchased and received high-performance NVIDIA AI chips like the A100 and the H100, as well as the slower A800 and H800 AI chips.

  • Harbin Institute of Technology purchased six NVIDIA A100 chips in May 2023, to train a deep-learning model
  • University of Electronic Science and Technology of China purchased on NVIDIA A100 in December 2022, for an unspecified purpose.

Both universities are subject to the US export restrictions, although the sale of those AI chips are not illegal in China.

More than 100 tenders were identified, in which Chinese state entities successfully purchased NVIDIA A100 and H100 chips, and dozens of tenders show successful purchases of the slower A800 chips.

  • Tsinghua University purchased two H100 chips in December 2023, as well as about eighty A100 chips since September 2022.
  • A Ministry of Industry and Information Technology laboratory purchased a H100 chip in December 2023.
  • An unnamed People’s Liberation Army (PLA) entity based in Wuxi sought to purchase three A100 chips in October 2023, and one H100 chip in January 2024
  • Shandong Artificial Intelligence Institute purchased five A100 chips from Shandong Chengxiang Electronic Technology in December 2023
  • Chongqing University purchased an NVIDIA A100 chip in January 2024.

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To be clear – neither NVIDIA or its approved retailers were found to have supplied those chips. NVIDIA said that it complies with all applicable export control laws, and requires its customers to do the same:

If we learn that a customer has made an unlawful resale to third parties, we’ll take immediate and appropriate action.

– NVIDIA spokesperson

Even though Chinese state entities appear to be able to purchase high-performance AI chips, the Reuters report also shows the effectiveness of the American AI chip ban.

The training of large artificial intelligence models require thousands of high-performance AI chips, and China does not seem to be able to procure more than a handful of these critical chips.

That does not mean China is slowing down its AI initiatives. Instead of relying on “gray imports” of AMD or NVIDIA AI chips, Chinese entities are doing their best to switch to local alternatives. In 2023, HUAWEI received orders for some 5,000 of its Ascent 910B chips.

Chinese mega-companies like Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent also have their own in-house AI chips like the Kunlunxin Gen 2, Hanguang 800, and Zixiao.

 

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Did Hong Kong Independence Activist Commit Suicide In UK?!

Did Hong Kong independence activist Ho Yi King commit suicide because of her terrible living conditions in the United Kingdom?!

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

 

Claim : Hong Kong Independence Activist Committed Suicide In UK!

CCP supporters, as well as the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛), are sharing and promoting a video, which claims that a Hong Kong independence activist called Ho Yi King just committed suicide because of her terrible living conditions in the United Kingdom!

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Here is a transcript of what was said, or posted, in the viral video, which continues to be available on YouTube. It’s very long, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

It is a truly a poignant and regrettable story. This is a real life account [of] Hong Kong independence activist Ho Yi King.

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Truth : Ho Yit King Was Not Hong Kong Independence Activist!

This appears to be yet another example of PROPAGANDA created or promoted by CCP supporters and/or the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛), and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Her Name Was Fion Ho Yee-King

First, let me just point out that a Chinese lady did indeed commit suicide in the UK, after migrating from Hong Kong. However, her name was not Ho Yi King or Ho Yit King or Ho Yik King.

She was known as Fion Ho in the UK, and her name in Hong Kong was Ho Yee-King.

This is important, because if you search for “Ho Yit King” or “Ho Yi King” or “Ho Yik King”, you will get links to the same propaganda story on multiple Chinese websites and social media. But if you search for “Ho Yee King” or “Fion Ho”, you will get links to her true story.

Fact #2 : Fion Ho Was Not A Hong Kong Independence Activist

Fion Ho Yee King was a 27 year-old Hong Kong native who migrated to the United Kingdom in April 2022, but sadly committed suicide in November 2022.

However, she was not a Hong Kong independence activist. If you look up the list of activists associated with the Hong Kong protests or independence movement, you won’t find any reference to her name.

In fact, Fion Ho was working in Jordan as an Assessment Officer, from September 2019 to October 2020 – during the time of the Hong Kong protests.

Fact #3 : Fion Ho Did Not Flee Hong Kong

Fion Ho certainly did not flee Hong Kong to escape the National Security law. After all, she was in Jordan when the controversial National Security Law was passed on 30 June 2020.

If she wanted to avoid the National Security Law, she would have just remained in Jordan, or migrated to the UK. Instead, she returned to Hong Long in December 2020 – after the National Security Law was in effect!

Fact #4 : Fion Ho Had A Job In The UK

As far as I can tell – Fion Ho Yee King did not have trouble getting a job in the UK. In fact, she appears to have migrated to the United Kingdom for a job.

She was working as an International and Relief Service Officer for the Hong Kong Red Cross from December 2020 to March 2022, before migrating to the UK the next month to work for a charity promoting education for women and girls internationally.

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Fact #5 : Fion Ho Had Financial Trouble

According to her brother, Tommy Ho Yiu Hang, Fion suffered from stress and mental health issues due to the cost of living crisis in the UK.

Fion Ho had been paying £900 a month to rent a room in a South West London flat, which she described as “unhygienic”. She was worried about her income, and ability to make ends meet.

She mentioned to me on September 7, 2022 that since July, she was worried about her income and was not able to sustain her life in the UK and felt depressed.

The hygiene condition of the bathroom made her feel uncomfortable…This made her pressure build up and fall to a loss of strength to work from home and live at home. And she seldom left her room.

She was scared she will be laid off from work due to stress and face a loss of income due to her poor working performance.

After her death, Tommy found her diary, in which she detailed the days when she would eat only lunch or dinner to save money.

Due to insufficient income, I think she had begun to limit her meals per day.

Fact #6 : Fion Ho Was Found By Fellow Tenant

Fion Ho Yee King was not found by neighbours after they noticed a strange smell. When she failed to turn up for work and did not answer her phone, her brother Tommy asked one of the other three tenants of her flat to check on her.

That was when Fion was discovered to have taken her own life. She was pronounced dead on 3 November 2022, and Coroner Dr. Anton van Dellen listed her death as a suicide on 24 January 2023.

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Fact #7 : NHS Offers Free Counselling For Depression

The video claimed or suggested that Ho Yit King / Ho Yee King was started seeing a psychologist, but stopped because she could not afford the exorbitant fees.

The truth is – there is no evidence Fion Ho ever saw a psychologist, psychiatrist, or counsellor. She was booked for a psychological counselling session for depression, but she never made it to the session – she committed suicide four days before the appointment.

A private counselling session with a private psychologist / psychiatrist would be expensive, but the NHS offers free counselling for depression.

Fact #8 : UK ID Not Required To Open Bank Account

There is no evidence that Fion Ho Yee King faced any issue opening a bank account.

UK banks do not require a UK ID to open an account. Common forms of identification that they accept include:

  • Passport
  • UK birth certificate (for applicants under 18 years old)
  • EU / EEA National Identity Card
  • UK photo card driving licence
  • UK Residence Permit

Fact #9 : BNO Passport Was Established In 1987

The British National (Overseas) passport is not available only to Hong Kong independence activists. In fact, the BNO passport was created in 1987 – after the enactment of the Hong Kong Act 1985, conferring British Overseas Territory citizen status for Hong Kong permanent residents (and their children) who register for the status by 30 June 1997.

The BNO visa does not confer you British citizenship. However, since 31 January 2021, BNO visa recipients can stay for up to 5 years, and extend that as many times as they wish. They can also apply to live in the UK permanently after living there for at least 5 years.

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Fact #10 : This Is Just CCP Propaganda

This is just ultimately just another example of CCP propaganda, created / spread by CCP supporters and the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛). Here are other examples:

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Are Chinese Students Being Harassed + Banned From US?

Are Chinese students being harassed by US government, with some having their visas revoked and given a 5-year ban?!

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Claim : Chinese Students Are Being Harassed + Banned From US!

CCP supporters, as well as the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛), are sharing and promoting a video, which claims that Chinese students trying to enter the United States are being harassed, with some having their visas revoked and given a 5-year ban!

Here is a transcript of what was said, or posted, in the viral video, which may be AI-generated:

Can China-US Student Exchanges Survive Geopolitics?

Chinese reporter : Do you think Chinese students are spies?

US Ambassador to China : Chinese students are welcome in the United States.

But the harsh reality endured by Chinese students is the opposite of welcoming.

The Chinese embassy in the US has exposed a story illustrating how US border control officials systematically harass Chinese students. Extensive checks on every electronic device.

A Yale PHD candidate recently endured an 8-hour interrogation as authorities probed his study connection with the Chinese government. Despite finding no evidence, they revoked his student visa anyway for five years.

And Canada is not better, as the Canadian Federal Court has stretched the definition of espionage out so far that, in its application, a Chinese student has been barred from entering Canada simply because his field of study is microfluids, a promising high-tech field in health.

If you are a Chinese student who studies abroad in a field of innovation, the sad fact is you risk being called a spy.

Don’t be fooled by the rhetoric that you are entering a “free society”. You are entering an anti-China society.

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Truth : US Is Blocking Entry To Chinese Students With PLA Links

This appears to be yet another example of PROPAGANDA created or promoted by CCP supporters and/or the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛), and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Not All Chinese People Live In China

First, let me just point out that there are people of Chinese ethnicity all over the world, many in Asian countries like Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia; as well as Western countries like the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

There are also millions of Chinese people living in the Republic of China – Taiwan, which is not governed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that is controlling mainland China.

To be clear – the video is referring only to students from the People’s Republic of China, and not Chinese students from other countries.

Fact #2 : China Still Sends The Most Students To US

I should also point out that, even in 2023, students from China continue to be the largest group of foreign students pursuing education in the United States.

The US State Department granted more than 600,000 international student visas in the 2023 fiscal year, of which 289,526 visas were awarded to students from China (source).

In other words, the statistics belie the claim that the United States isn’t welcoming students from China. The vast majority of students from China do not have any issue entering the United States.

Fact #3 : It Was Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Complaint

Although the video claimed that the Chinese embassy in the US “exposed” the story, I cannot find any evidence of that. Instead, it appears that Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin first spoke about it during a regular press conference in Beijing on Thursday, 4 January 2024.

That was later posted (archive) on the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affair’s official page on X (formerly Twitter). The Chinese Embassy in US then shared the short statement, with a comment the next day – 5 January 2024 (archive):

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Fact #4 : Presidential Proclamation 10043 Blocks PLA-Associated Students

What the viral video does not mention is that these few students were interrogated on entry, and then blocked or banned from entering the United States, because they were deemed to be associated with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

On 29 May 2020, then President Donald Trump issued Presidential Proclamation 10043 (PDF), which prohibits students from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) from obtaining F visas, or J visas, if they are associated with the People’s Liberation Army.

It was issued at that time because the US government determined that the PRC was using “some Chinese students, mostly post-graduate students and post-doctorate researchers, to operate as non-traditional collectors of intellectual property“, in particular those who “are or have been associated with the PLA“.

In September 2020, more than 1,000 Chinese students had their visas cancelled by Presidential Proclamation 10043. Regardless of the merits of this Presidential Proclamation, it is limited to a relatively small number of students from China, who have been determined to have some association with the PLA.

Fact #5 : Visas Can Be Revoked At Any Time

Even though these postgraduate students have a valid student visa, it can be revoked at any time, even upon entry into the United States, as stated in the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act:

After the issuance of a visa or other documentation to any alien, the consular officer or the Secretary of State may at any time, in his discretion, revoke such visa or other documentation. Notice of such revocation shall be communicated to the Attorney General, and such revocation shall invalidate the visa or other documentation from the date of issuance… There shall be no means of judicial review …

This isn’t a uniquely American law either. Other countries, including China, retain the right to revoke any visas they may have issued, at any time they wish.

Brief Introduction of Visa for China (Mainland Only)
2023-05-14 20:19

In accordance with international law and practice, any sovereign state is entitled to decide on whether or not to allow a foreign citizen to enter or exit from its territory, and whether to issue a visa, decline a visa application or to cancel an issued visa in accordance with its national laws.

Chinese consular officials are entitled to decide on the type, number of entries, validity and duration of each stay of a visa to be issued based on Chinese laws and regulations. Consular officials reserve the right to decline a visa application or revoke an issued visa.

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Fact #6 : US Conducts Warrantless Search At Border

Sadly, the US constitutional rights against “unreasonable searches and seizures” stops at the border. The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has broad authority to search and seize electronic devices at the border.

That’s because the US Supreme Court has concluded that “routine” border searches are “not subject to any requirement of reasonable suspicion, probably cause, or warrant‘ (source).

This isn’t limited to students from China, or even foreigners as a whole. The power to search electronic devices at the border also extends to US citizens and permanent residents!

Fact #7 : West Has More Freedom Than China

The truth is these visa woes affect only a small percentage of students from China, in particular postgraduate students who have some kind of association with the People’s Liberation Army.

This does not mean that Western countries have less freedom than China – a notably authoritarian country with severe censorship and restrictions on freedom of speech, assembly and religion. Never mind the right to criticise their leaders, people in China don’t even have freedom to access YouTube or Facebook or Instagram!

So it is truly laughable that anyone would use this student visa restriction as “evidence” that Western countries are not a “free society”. Being a “free society” does not mean having an “open border”.

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Fact #8 : This Is Just CCP Propaganda

This is just ultimately just another example of CCP propaganda, created / spread by pro-CCP supporters and the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛). Here are other examples:

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Spikeopathy : The Vaccine Spike Protein Scare Explained!

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

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

 

Claim : Spikeopathy Study Shows Vaccine Spike Protein Danger!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact #1 : It Was A Narrative Review

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

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

Fact #2 : Its Conclusions Appear To Be Misleading

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact #4 : Viruses Multiply, Vaccines Won’t

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Why Reed Ryan Did Not Die Suddenly From Vaccine!

Find out why UMD football player Reed Ryan did not die suddenly from the COVID-19 vaccine!

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

 

Claim : Reed Ryan Died Suddenly From COVID-19 Vaccine!

Right after news broke that Reed Ryan died suddenly at just 22 years of age, some people immediately suggested that the senior defensive lineman at the University of Minnesota Duluth was somehow killed by the COVID-19 vaccine!

William D : College Football Player Reed Ryan Dead At 22 After Collapsing During Workout. The vaccines are killing these people. It was untested.

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Truth : Reed Ryan Did Not Die From COVID-19 Vaccine!

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 : Reed Ryan Suffered A Cardiac Arrest

Reed Ryan (born on 27 December 2000) was a senior defensive linesman at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

While training in a weight room on Tuesday, 21 November 2023, Reed suddenly went into a cardiac arrest. School officials managed to resuscitate him, and he was rushed to the ICU at the St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth.

Tragically, Reed Ryan never recovered, and passed away in the ICU a week later – on Tuesday, 28 November 2023.

Fact #2 : Reed Ryan Died From A Genetic Heart Condition

While some people started claiming that Reed Ryan somehow died from the COVID-19 vaccine, they never actually provided any evidence to tie his death to the vaccines.

Perhaps knowing that his death would be misused by people with ulterior motive, Reed Ryan’s family revealed his cause of death.

In an obituary that was released on November 29, his family revealed that Ryan Reed died from “a cardiac arrest” caused by “an undetected genetic heart condition” and a “large” heart (cardiomegaly).

Reed went into cardiac arrest on November 21st following a football team workout in the weight-room doing what he loved. This was the result of an undetected genetic heart condition and a large, loving heart.

The athletic training team was tremendous in their efforts to immediately initiate CPR and regain his pulse. The ICU hospital staff at St. Mary’s-Duluth were amazing in doing everything possible for him.

We want to especially thank Jessa, Hannah, Dawn, Sabrina, and Abbi, his teammates, the UMD coaching staff and administration–especially Forrest Karr and Coach Weise.

Reed Ryan is survived by his parents, Erin and Stephanie, his sister Robyn, and his brother Chase (Paige) Parr.

His family also stated that Reed has donated several of his organs, and his death will be part of an NCAA research study to help prevent the same condition from happening to other athletes.

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Fact #3 : Unknown If Reed Ryan Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

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

It is possible that Reed Ryan was unvaccinated against COVID-19, because the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United States.

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 Reed Ryan was vaccinated or otherwise, is likely lying to you. None of us know that.

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

Even if Reed Ryan 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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Were French People Caught Urinating On African Child?!

Were the French people just caught urinating on an African child, while filming their vile act?!

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

 

Claim : French People Were Caught Urinating On African Child!

People are sharing a video on WhatsApp and Facebook, claiming that the French people were just caught urinating on an African child after the French ambassador in Mali was expelled!

The video has also been promoted or shared by pro-CCP netizens and the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛).

On WhatsApp : Lets make this go viral until the people responsible for this human rights abuse are arrested and prosecuted. This is the filth of France, the ugliest scandal of the twenty-first century!!!

The inhuman and shocking scene of two men and a woman urinating on an African child, in one of the French villages, and the child, completely stripped of clothes, lying face down on the ground, while numbers of The French men and women, whose country has always shocked the world with the sophistication of their civilization, are watching this obscene, dirty, and abnormal act, without any sign of intervention from any of them!!!

This was after the state of Mali expelled the French ambassador. The French arrested one of the Malians in a French village and urinated on him publicly. Africa must wake up to see the true, ugly face of France.

We regret the ugliness and horror of the scene, but where are the human rights advocates in this? It is unfortunate that globally Black Africans are associated with misfortune everywhere.

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Truth : French People Did Not Urinate On African Child!

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

Fact #1 : This Is An Old Video

First, let me start by pointing out that this incident did not occur in 2023. The video was actually recorded on January 17, 2013. So it is more than ten years old!

Fact #2 : There Was No African Child / Woman

The child / woman who was being peed on in the viral video is not an African child or woman.

That is actually Guatemalan performance artist, Regina José Galindo, who covered her body in black coal.

Born on 27 August 1974, Regina was 39 years old when that video was recorded, and is 49 years old in 2023.

Fact #3 : Video Was Recorded In Brazil

The video was not recorded in Mali, but thousands of kilometres away, in São Paulo, Brazil.

To be specific, the video was recorded at Departamento de Artes Cênicas (CAC) – the Department of Performing Arts, which is part of the School of Communications and Arts (ECA) of the University of São Paulo.

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Fact #3 : It Was Performance Art Called Piedra

The video is actually a 2013 performance called Piedra (Spanish for stone), which aims to expose the history of violence against Latin American women, and address the exploitation of the female workers of Brazil’s colossal coal mining industry.

In the Piedra performance, Regina painted her body black and crouched into a petrified metal position. Every 10 minutes, a male-bodied “audience member” would approach Galindo, unbutton their pants and pee on her as she remained deathly still.

The obvious nonchalant attitude and ease in which these male-bodied actors could defile the artist’s body parallels the wide-spread apathy regarding the safety and care of women’s bodies. The public aspect of the performance only “further underscores the myopic nature of everyday actions that propel repetitive structural violence.”

In presenting her body as an insignificant piedra (Spanish for stone), Galindo is suggesting a quality of disposability, with the female body vulnerable (like a stone) to violent abuse.

Piedra : The history of humanity has remained inscribed on the bodies of Latin American women. On their bodies— conquered, marked, enslaved, objectified, exploited, and tortured—one can read the terrible stories of power and struggle that shape our past. Bodies are fragile only in their appearance. It is the female body that has survived conquest and slavery. Like a stone, it has stored the hatred and rancor of memory in order to transform it into energy and life.

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Fact #4 : This Video Is Being Abused By Different Parties

This video is, unfortunately, being abused by different parties to drive narratives that are contrary to what actually happened.

Some African netizens are sharing it to fan the deeply-rooted anti-French sentiment in West Africa, after a series of military coups in Mali, Niger, Guinea, and Burkina Faso.

On the other hand, pro-CCP netizens and the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛) are using the video to fan anti-West sentiments in Africa (where China is making inroads), and draw attention away from criticisms of their “re-education” activities in Xinjiang.

As you have seen – the truth is they were all lying / misrepresenting the video. Here are other examples you may have seen on WhatsApp or social media platforms recently:

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2023 COVID-19 Vaccines Have “A Lot Of Red Flags”?!

Should you listen to Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo who claimed that the 2023 COVID-19 vaccines have “a lot of red flags”?!

Find out what he said, and what the facts really are!

 

Claim : 2023 COVID-19 Vaccines Have “A Lot Of Red Flags”

Days before the FDA approved the updated 2023 COVID-19 vaccines that the CDC later recommended for everyone 6 years and older, Florida’s Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo went on a rant.

During a “Mandate Freedom” press conference with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on September 7, 2023, Ladapo criticised the 2023 COVID-19 vaccines, claiming that there are “a lot of red flags”.

There’s a new vaccine that’s coming around the corner, a new mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, and there’s essentially no evidence for it.

There’s been no clinical trial done in human beings showing that it benefits people. There’s been no clinical trial showing that it is a safe product for people — and not only that, but then there are a lot of red flags.

So something that you don’t hear much about, but we’ll be talking more about is that there are multiple studies now from around the world – Brazil, I think Australia, United States, that show that over time, these vaccines, these mRNA COVID-19 products actually increase your chances of contracting COVID-19.

That’s not normal, and unfortunately, you are going to have people who are going to get on television and try to explain why you should be comfortable with that, you should be comfortable with taking a product that ultimately, like its predecessors, increases your chance of contracting something.

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No Evidence 2023 COVID-19 Vaccines Have “A Lot Of Red Flags”

Let’s take a look at the claims Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo made at the “Mandate Freedom” press conference, and see what the facts really are…

Fact #1 : Joseph Ladapo Was Appointed By Ron DeSantis

First, I think it is important to note that most US states do not have a surgeon general. State surgeon generals are a recent “invention”, with only five states creating this position:

  • Pennsylvania : 1996
  • Michigan : 2003
  • Arkansas and Florida : 2007
  • California : 2019

Even so, Michigan has not filled its Surgeon General post since 2010. All other US states and territories do not their own state surgeon generals, and rely on the US Surgeon General, who is currently Vivek Murthy.

Joseph Abiodun Ladapo was appointed to the post of Florida Surgeon General by Florida governor Ron DeSantis on September 21, 2021, following his op-eds promoting unproven COVID-19 treatments like hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, questioning the safety of vaccines, and opposing lockdowns and mask mandates.

At that time, he claimed that these opinions were based on his “experience in treating COVID-19 patients at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). However, UCLA staff roster do not show him treating any COVID-19 patients. Several of his colleagues also stated that Ladapo had never treated any COVID-19 patient.

Fact #2 : Ladapo’s Advice Are Often Controversial

After he was appointed as Florida Surgeon General, Joseph Ladapo’s first move was to repeal quarantine requirements for schoolchildren exposed to COVID-19.

He also recommended that children in Florida should not be vaccinated against COVID-19, making Florida the first state to contradict COVID-19 vaccine guidelines by the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Ladapo also suggested that men aged 18 to 39 should not be vaccinated, claiming high cases of cardiac-related deaths for those who took the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines – a claim that was rejected by many medical professionals.

In a sign that his views were possibly disgraceful, the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine removed Ladapo’s name and biography from its websites.

In January 2023, the Faculty Council of the University of Florida College of Medicine said that Ladapo’s recommendation was based on “careless and contentious research practice” and might have violated the university policies on research integrity.

On March 10, 2023, the CDC and the FDA publicly rebuked Joseph Ladapo (PDF download) for claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines cause widespread adverse events.

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Fact #3 : Ladapo Comments Were Made Before Vaccine Approval

Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo made those comments on 7 September – four days before the US FDA approved the updated 2023 vaccines, and five days before the CDC recommended their use in people 6 months and older.

So how did Ladapo know that these updated 2023 COVID-19 vaccines have “a lot of red flags” days before the FDA and the CDC announced their findings?

Fact #4 : Ladapo Did Not Offer Any Evidence

Even more troubling – Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo did not offer any evidence to back up his claim that the updated 2023 COVID-19 vaccines have “a lot of red flags”.

What exactly are those red flags? He didn’t say.

Fact #5 : Ladapo Asked People To “Feel” Instead

Instead of providing evidence that the updated 2023 COVID-19 vaccines are dangerous, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo asked people to “feel” instead.

Listen inside to what makes sense, what feels right, you know, what feels like truth. What has that feeling, and that resonance of truth. That clarity of truth, like we all know it when we feel it inside.

Ladapo also explained that some people are more able to “feel” the truth, because they are more advanced in their “spiritual journeys”.

Some of us know it more readily than others, and it’s because we are all in different points in our spiritual journeys”. 

To be clear – that’s not what they teach in medical school. Doctors are not taught to “feel” what is right, or what is wrong, for their patients.

Doctors are trained to examine patients, and use a variety of investigative tools like x-ray, ECG, MRI, ultrasound, etc. to come to a diagnosis. Then they prescribe a treatment based on the research conducted by other doctors and scientists.

Whether they are religious (or spiritual) or not, should not be a factor in the diagnosis or treatment of any patient.

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Fact #6 : COVID-19 Vaccines Are Safe + Effective

The truth is – COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to be safe and effective. And we know this because not only have they passed large Phase 3 clinical trials, billions of doses have been administered worldwide in the past 2.5 years.

Thanks to the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines in preventing hospitalisation and death from the SARS-CoV-2 virus, hospitals are no longer filled with people gasping for breath. In fact, the world has successfully reopened, thanks to the COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 vaccines do not make it easier for people to get infected. It only appears that way because many people are now vaccinated. If 90% of the world is vaccinated, then it is only natural that 90% of infected people have been vaccinated.

I should also point out that the COVID-19 vaccines were designed to prevent death and severe disease. They are not force fields that block you from being infected, so fully-vaccinated people will still get infected.

However, because the COVID-19 vaccines have trained your own immune system to fight against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, you are more likely to suffer a mild disease, or even remain asymptomatic.

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Did Fukushima Water Kill Thousands Of Fish In Penang?!

Did the radioactive Fukushima waste water just kill thousands of fish in Penang?!

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

 

Claim : Fukushima Water Killed Thousands Of Fish In Penang!

People are sharing a video on WhatsApp, which claims to show that thousands of fish floating on the water, after being killed by the radioactive Fukushima waste water!

Nuclear sudah sampai pantai Penang… Mati penang

Nuclear [contamination/radiation] has arrived at Penang beaches. Penang is dead.

If it is true, horrible japanese

The Japanese is helping America to depopulate the world

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Truth : Fukushima Water Did Not Kill Thousands Of Fish In Penang!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS surrounding the release of treated waste water from the Fukushima NPS, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : This Happened On 26 August 2023

The viral video appears to be recorded on Saturday, 26 August 2023, when thousands of fish were found dead along the shores of Teluk Bahang in Penang.

Fact #2 : Fukushima Only Started Releasing Waste Water On 24 August

The Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power station only started releasing its treated waste water on Thursday, 24 August 2023.

As the crow flies, Penang is over 5,400 kilometres away from Fukushima. Even if the radioactive waste water is a missile, it would need to fly non-stop at over 110 km/h to reach Penang in time to kill the fish two days later. And this is only possible if the Fukushima waste water can actually FLY OVER Pattani in Thailand and Kedah to reach Penang!

If the evil Japanese people fired the Fukushima waste water like a homing torpedo at Penang, it would need to travel some 7,000 km to reach Teluk Bahang. That radioactive torpedo will need to “swim” non-stop at 145 km/h or 78 knots to kill fish in Penang two days later.

Fact #3 : No Dead Fishes Were Reported En-Route

For the Fukushima waste water to reach Penang, it would need to travel past southern Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, southern China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Sabah and Sarawak, before going around Singapore, and past Johor, Melaka, Selangor and Perak.

Yet no dead fish were reported elsewhere. How is that possible if the Fukushima waste water is so toxic? Did the evil Japanese design the waste water to only kill fish in Penang?

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Fact #3 : Fish Were Killed By Red Tide Bloom

On the day the fishes were found dead in Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies (CEMACS) deputy director Dr. Annette Jaya Ram spotted pink tide in Teluk Bahang.

CEMACS later confirmed that the thousands of fish found dead were likely killed by the red tide bloom. CEMACS director Professor Datuk Dr. Aileen Tan said on Wednesday, 30 August 2023, that several fish that they retrieved were found to be in a state of asphyxiation with their mouths wide open.

We found them deprived of oxygen, resulting in unconsciousness or death due to suffocation.

She also said that while the algae is not known to have any direct toxicity or toxic effects, it was possible that the fish died due to high levels of discharge by the plankton.

It is more intense this time compared to April because it happened during neap tide (compared to spring tide in April). The blooms were not drifted or carried away by the tides or waves this time.

Fact #4 : DOE Confirmed Fish Were Killed By Algal Bloom

The Department of Environment (DOE) issued a statement on Wednesday, 30 August 2023, confirming that the thousands of fish found dead were killed when the algal bloom deprived them of oxygen.

Several samples were taken and initial analysis found that the amount of dissolved oxygen in the water was at 1.59mg/L to 2.09mg/L for depths between 1m (and) 4m.

Investigations found that it does not fulfil Class 2 of Marine Water Quality Standard to support aquatic life.

DOE Director General Datuk Wan Abdul Latiff Wan Jaffar said that observations from two monitoring stations at Teluk Bahang suggested that the algal bloom was not caused by pollution.

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Fact #5 : Algal Bloom Species Was Identified

On Wednesday, 30 August 2023, the Penang Fisheries Department identified the algal bloom as caused by Noctiluca scintillans, a species of marine dinoflagellates that is also known as sea sparkle.

Preliminary results of the analysis carried out by the Batu Maung Fisheries Research Institute found that the algae is non-toxic. It is from the Noctiluca scintillans species and is not dangerous to humans.

The department also pointed out that the very high density of algal in the water can cause fish to die, due to a decrease in dissolved oxygen.

Fact #6 : This Is Just Fake News About Fukushima

There is no doubt that Japan is facing a LOT of criticism over its release of the Fukushima waste water, even though IAEA and many experts have endorsed the plan.

However, this is just another example of FAKE NEWS being created around the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster. Here are other examples I fact checked earlier:

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Nelson Mandela vs. Professor Peters on Wisdom + Money!

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

 

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

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

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

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

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Truth : Mandela + Professor Peters Confrontation Did NOT Happen

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

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

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

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

Fact #2 : There Is No Record Of Professor Peters

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

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

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

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Nelson Mandela at University of the Witswatersrand, 1944

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How Do You Magically Sort Balls By Their Colours?!

How do people magically sort balls according to their colours?!

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

 

Claim : Galton Boards Can Magically Sort Balls By Colour!

People are sharing videos showing coloured balls being magically sorted into their individual colours using Galton boards!

In these videos, a mix of coloured balls are allowed to drop into a simple Galton board, and they somehow fall into separate colours according to their colours!

How is that possible? Are these special sorting boards with magnets that control where the balls fall? Or do these balls have different weights so they would fall in a special pattern?

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Truth : Galton Boards Can Magically Sort Balls By Colour!

This is yet another example of FAKE VIDEOS circulating on WhatsApp, TikTok, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Those Are Galton Boards

Let me just start by pointing out that the devices or boards you see in those videos are known as Galton boards.

Named after its inventor – English scientist Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911), the Galton board is also known as the quincunx, or the bean machine.

The original Galton board consists of a vertical board with interleaved rows of pegs. Beads or small balls are dropped from the top, falling left or right as they hit each peg.

When each ball reaches a peg, it has a 50% chance of choosing a right or left path. Each ball repeats the process at each peg. Eventually, all those balls fall into different bins at the bottom.

Fact #2 : Galton Boards Do Not Sort Balls

Galton boards are not designed to sort balls, whether by weight, size or colour. In fact, real Galton boards use beads or balls of the same colour, size and weight. So there really is no sorting of any sort.

The Galton board is used to demonstrate the central limit theorem – that the binomial distribution approximates a normal distribution with a bell curve, when the sample size is large enough. At the end of a traditional Galton board demonstration, the height of the balls in each bin approximate a bell curve (see photo below).

However, the Galton board can be modified to demonstrate other distributions by changing the shape of the pins, or using a bimodal design. For example, you can create a Galton board to show a log-normal distribution by using isosceles triangles of different widths to “multiply” the distance the ball travels.

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Fact #3 : The Videos Were Computer-Generated

The reason why the balls in those viral videos were able to be sorted so accurately into the same colours is because all those videos were computer-generated using 3D graphics software like Blender or Maya.

One of the viral videos was created by Konstantin Otrembsky – a Russian visual effects artist who works for Channel One Russia. Konstantin posted his video on his Vimeo channel, stating clearly that “it’s a joke video which was made to provoke people to suggest all kinds of theories“, and was created “just for fun“.

Unfortunately, many of these videos are being shared and reposted to mislead people… or simply to generate views or increase the popularity of their social media accounts.

Fact #4 : The Balls Were Coloured After Baking Simulation

You may be wondering how do these content creators actually ensure that the coloured balls fall correctly into the bins according to their individual colour.

For starters, they use 3D graphics software like Blender or Maya to build a virtual Galton board model. They can then run simulations using real physics to see how the balls fall.

If necessary, they can modify the Galton board design, or even the weight of different balls to change the distribution. However, even they cannot simulate the proper sorting of the balls according to their colours.

While it is possible to run enough simulations to create such a video, it would require A LOT of simulation runs and adjustments. Too much work for what’s supposed to be a fun video.

What they do instead is bake the simulation, and then colour the balls after they have fallen. Because the simulation has been baked, the balls will fall exactly the same way again and again. Then all they have to do is render the baked simulation with the coloured balls into a video.

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How A University Student Lost RM22K In Online Job Scam!

Find out how a university student just lost over RM22,000 in an online job scam!

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Online Job Scam Are Targeting The Poor + Desperate!

Online job scams have been around for a long, long time. But fake job syndicates have become more active recently, probably because more people are getting laid off, and inflation is eating into our money.

Online job scams come in a variety of ways, but most commonly, you get unsolicited messages through WhatsApp or iMessage, offering you the opportunity to make a lot of money through part-time work, in the comfort of your own home.

This is especially appealing to people who are currently jobless and desperate. Or in this recent case – a university student who is just starting out in life.

I am Shirley , a permanent employee at XXXX Company in the recruitment department. The HR department sent me this number and asked me to contact you to get you to a job opportunity.

Hello! I am Miss Aisyah Binte Ahmed, from The Recruitment Dept. at YYYY Digital, Malaysia. Our company is hiring part-time and full-time online Employees. Can I briefly share the details with you?

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How A University Student Lost RM22K In Online Job Scam!

I had earlier written about how fake job syndicates cheat people of their hard-earned money, but I didn’t realise that these scammers are also targeting university students!

A university student recently shared how he quickly lost over RM20,000 to an online job scam, despite being warned that it could be a scam!

How They Reel The Student In…

These online job scams always start by offering their victims an EASY way to make A LOT of money!

It all started two days ago, when an unknown person asked me if I’m interested in a part time job. I usually don’t decline offers like this because I’m also a student looking for internship or job opportunities.

He gave me simple tasks, like subscribing to YouTube channels and get RM10 for each subscription. I was interested as money did really go to my account.

Then, I was added into a group. They would give these free tasks of subscribing to YouTube channels.

These scammers also know that people are now wary of scams, and will always demonstrate their willingness to pay… at least in the beginning.

And occasionally will provide merchant tasks throughout the day, which you bank in a certain amount of money to them, which was said to help improve crypto merchant’s reputation or some sort, then they’ll return you a good amount of earnings after the task is completed. It takes around half an hour to do so. So for these two days I earned around RM500.

This is how the scammers establish trust with their victims, and convince them to “invest” to get even more money!

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The Scam Happens Very Quickly

The “merchant tasks” is when they start scamming you, and the scam occurs very quickly. You may think that you’re earning a lot of money, but you will never see a cent of it.

So here’s where the fishing begins. A merchant task has started. A rule was stated that I must complete all the tasks given or I will not get the money that I banked in before.

It doesn’t matter how little you “invest” in this “merchant task” scheme. Once you are in, they will quickly use your “earnings” to force you to keep paying them!

I chose the least risk package, give RM300 to get RM360. Then, I was required to continue the next task. Same, I chose the smallest amount RM2000 to get RM2600. Again, need to continue the next task, I chose the smallest RM5000 to get RM7000. Then, RM15000 to get RM19500.

Then, RM40000 to get RM52000. At this point, I still haven’t realize it’s a scam. All I’m focussed on is I need to take back the money that I banked in, so I’m just thinking about completing the tasks given.

By The Time He Realised… It Was TOO LATE!

Because the university student was so engrossed in getting back the money he “invested” earlier, he didn’t realise that he was giving the scammers more and more money… until it was much too late.

There’s one trick that this scammer is using. He let me start with a small investment, then proceed with stages. They force me to continue because I want to rescue the money that I put in in the previous task. So it keeps getting bigger and bigger.

Unfortunately, by the time the university student realised his mistake, it was much too late… He had already lost over RM22K!

At that time, I have not enough money in my bank to fork out RM40k. So I panic and find my friend to lend me some money.

Luckily my friend as a sideliner noticed that this is a scam and stopped me. I woke up finding that evervthing was too late. Just like that, two days, RM22300, gone.

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Scammers caught on CCTV by hacker

Many People In The Group Are Scammers

As the university student later realised, many of the people in the group are part of the online job scam syndicate. Their job is to give the victims the perception that this is a legitimate job with many people participating.

During merchant tasks, I’m asked to leave the big group and will be joining a small group of 3-4 members. One of the scary parts in this operation after I realize it’s a scam is that, all the group members in the group are actually controlled by the same person.

Out of the 4 members, two might be playing rich vips who will play the highest package, pressuring you to play with more money, the other person looks like a newcomer like me and plays along with me, choosing the lowest package.

Precautions Were Useless

The university student was actually warned by his parents that it could be a scam. He even prepared for the possibility he could be scammed:

Some Precautions | Made While Attempting This:

I was being very careful with this. I shared with my parents on the first night. My parents did warned me about it being a scam, but didn’t stop me from it since I’m earning something. They just ask me to be extra cautious.

I have two bank accounts, so I moved most of my savings such that I have a “small” account and a “big” account, to prevent losses if anything goes wrong.

I also created a new chat account with another phone number solely for this “part time job”. I also made a plan and promise to only invest my earnings, so I cannot touch my savings.

But as German Field Marshal Helmuth von Moltke once said, “No plan survives contact with the enemy“, and the student’s precaution was useless when he got “emotionally invested” in getting his money back, and ended up taking out all of his saving from the “big account”!

I believe we always read about news of scams in Malaysia, asking why are they so dumb, why they fall into these type of scams. Until I’m in their shoes. I was being very cautious taking the above steps and always remind myself to not be greedy, play only the least risk.

The worse part is, when I’m within that situation and cannot think straight. I even use my savings from my “big” account, just because I want to rescue the money I put in.

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The university student is now “emotionally depressed” and “thinking about suicide” over the loss of so much money. But do the scammers care? No, they couldn’t care less if people commit suicide over the loss of their hard-earned money.

He has also contacted his bank fraud hotline, and lodged a police report. Unfortunately, he is unlikely to ever recover any of the money he lost. But I hope he understands that his life matters more to his family than money, and he can always make back the money as long as he lives.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact #2 : Circular Rainbows Are Not Particularly Rare

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fact #3 : Rainbow Photo Originated In Xiaohongshu

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

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

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

Fact #4 : Professor Labelled Rainbow Photo As Fake

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

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

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

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Fact #5 : Rainbow Photo Most Likely Generated By AI

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

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

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Is Bill Gates Releasing Millions of GMO Mosquitoes?!

Is Bill Gates manufacturing and releasing 30 million genetically-modified mosquitoes every week?!

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

 

Claim : Bill Gates Is Releasing Millions Of GMO Mosquitoes!

People are sharing a World Mosquito Program video as evidence that Bill Gates is manufacturing and releasing 30 million genetically-mosquitoes every week, from his mosquito factory in Colombia.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr : Should Bill Gates be releasing 30 million genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild? Part of the mentality of earth-as-engineering-object. What could possibly go wrong?

Dr. Anastasia Maria Loupis : BILL GATES – This is Bill’s mosquito factory in Colombia. It’s the largest in the world. 30 million genetically modified mosquitoes are released every week into 11 countries. Because Bill knows better than nature, what could possibly go wrong.

Dr. Lynn Fynn-derella : How is @BillGates allowed to do this? They are likely testing mosquito-borne disease spread in order to roll out more vaccines for the diseases they create. The entire mosquito population should be eradicated- including the king mosquito-

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Truth : Bill Gates Is NOT Releasing Millions Of GMO Mosquitoes!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created about Bill Gates, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Mosquito Factory Video Was Released In 2022

First, let me just point out that the mosquito factory video is not new. It was posted by Bill Gates on his YouTube channel some 9 months ago, on August 16, 2022, garnering over 6.9 million views.

Fact #2 : Mosquito Factory Does Not Belong To Bill Gates

The “world’s biggest mosquito factory” in Medellin, Colombia, does not belong to Bill Gates. It is not Bill Gates’ mosquito factory. He doesn’t own one.

As the viral video clearly states, that mosquito factory belongs to World Mosquito Program.

Fact #3 : World Mosquito Program Has Many “Factories”

The World Mosquito Program actually has a number of mosquito breeding facilities worldwide. The Medellin mosquito factory is merely its biggest. To be clear – Bill Gates does not own any of them.

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Fact #4 : Those Are Not Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes

The claim that those are genetically-modified mosquitoes is false. Those are regular Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that have not been genetically modified.

As the video itself explained, the mosquitoes are only being infected with the Wolbachia bacteria, which are extremely common bacteria found naturally in 50% of insect species.

The World Mosquito Program also clearly stated on its website that it does not genetically modify any mosquito:

Unlike most other techniques that aim to prevent mosquito-borne diseases, our Wolbachia method is natural and self-sustaining.

Our method does not suppress mosquito populations or involve genetic modification (GM), as the genetic material of the mosquito is not altered.

Fact #5 : Wolbachia Mosquitoes Prevent Diseases

When Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are infected by the Wolbachia bacteria, scientists discovered that the bacteria competes with viruses like dengue, Zika, chikungunya, and yellow fever!

This makes it harder for the dengue, Zika, chikungunya, and yellow fever viruses to multiply in the Wolbachia-infected mosquito, and thus, block the transmission of those viruses.

A randomised controlled trial conducted in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, found that Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes reduced the number of dengue cases in the city by a whopping 77%, and dengue hospitalisations by 86%!

Another study conducted in Medillin (where the mosquito factory is located) showed that the mosquitoes reduced dengue cases there by 89% since they were first released in 2015.

On top of that, scientists also discovered that male Wolbachia mosquitoes can reduce the population of uninfected mosquitoes by breeding with normal female mosquitoes – the eggs they produce won’t hatch!

All this can be accomplished by breeding and infecting mosquitoes with the Wolbachia bacteria, and releasing them. There is no need for any genetic modification.

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Credit : National Environment Agency

Fact #6 : World Mosquito Program Is A Monash University Project

The World Mosquito Program is not a Bill Gates project. Formerly known as the Eliminate Dengue Project, it is a non-profit initiative by Monash University of Australia, with funding from the Australian government, as well as other donors.

Fact #7 : Bill + Melinda Gates Foundation Helped Fund The Project

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, together with the Wellcome Trust, awarded the World Mosquito Program with AUD$50 million (US$33.7 million) in additional funds in September 2022.

It is unknown how much the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation alone contributed to the World Mosquito Program, but both foundations have contributed a total of AUD$185 million (US$124.6 million) in funding since 2010.

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Did 2 University Students Get Cancer From This Plant?!

Did two university students get cancer, specifically leukaemia, from this plant?!

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

 

Claim : Two University Students Got Cancer From This Plant!

This photo and warning keeps going viral on WhatsApp, and social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook:

My daughters Sis- in- law age 31 died yesterday cos of leukemia.
She got leukemia while doing master in botanical at USM.
Research on the plant above.
Her friend doing the same research also got CA and died last year.
USM and Health Ministery proved that these two uni students got leukemia due to the plants above.
Action (perhatian)
If u have these plants, destroy it by burning it before it flowers.
Pass the info to the group to remind the danger of this plant. Don’t know how true but better be safe than sorry. 🙏🏻

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Truth : No University Students Got Cancer From This Plant!

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

Fact #1 : This Has Been Circulating Since 2015

First, let me just point out that this viral warning and photo have been circulating for many years now, at least since December 2015.

Like many of such viral fake news, it keeps reappearing and going viral every year or so.

Fact #2 : USM Refuted The Claims As Fake News

When the photo and story first went viral in December 2015, University Sains Malaysia (USM) was inundated with queries about it. In response, the USM Media and Public Relations Centre director Mohamad Abdullah publicly refuted the claims, and said that it was “false news”.

We have been bombarded with many queries on this. We would like to urge those posting this up to prove their claims so we can conduct an official investigation.

USM would like to plead to all to stop spreading the false news on the matter immediately.

Needless to say, no one ever stepped forward to share with USM which 31 year-old university student of theirs died from cancer, after doing research on the plant.

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Fact #3 : Plant In Photo Is Likely Zanzibar Gem

The viral message never identified the plant, but after a close examination and reverse image searches, the plant appears to be the Zanzibar Gem (Zamioculcas zamiifolia).

While some fact checkers have claimed that this is the money plant (Epipremnum aureum), that’s incorrect. The leaves of money plant have light and dark green patterns, while the Zanzibar Gem (also known as ZZ) has even green leaves.

Fact #4 : Neither Plants Cause Cancer

Both the money plant and Zanzibar Gem are considered poisonous houseplants, and toxic to humans and pets. However, neither the money plant or Zanzibar Gem cause cancer.

The money plant is known to be toxic to cats and dogs due to insoluble raphides. It is also mildly toxic to humans if consumed, due to its calcium oxalate content. However, it does not cause cancer.

The Zanzibar Gem is also toxic to humans and pets, because it contains calcium oxalate. However, it also does not cause cancer.

Incidentally, both plants are toxic to consume and irritating to touch at all times, not just when they are flowering as the viral message claims.

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Fact #5 : This Is Just Fake News About Nature

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created about nature. Here are other examples you may have seen on WhatsApp, and social media platforms:

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Can Vitamin C + Prawns Poison Us With Arsenic?!

Will eating vitamin C and prawns on the same day create toxic arsenic which has already killed one woman?!

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

 

Claim : Eating Vitamin C + Prawns Will Poison Us With Arsenic!

People are sharing this message on WhatsApp and social media platforms, claiming that eating vitamin C and prawns on the same day can create toxic arsenic which has already killed one woman!

This is a long message, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Very Educative:

A woman suddenly died unexpectedly with signs of bleeding from her ears, nose, mouth & eyes. After a preliminary autopsy it was diagnosed that death was due to arsenic poisoning. Where did the arsenic come from?

The police launched an in-depth and extensive investigation. A medical school professor was invited to come to solve the case. The professor carefully looked at the contents. In less than half an hour, the mystery was solved.

Here is an older version that has been going around since 2014:

This is a story that happened to the relative of a friend of mine. If you love your family and your friends, just tell them about this story.

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Truth : Eating Vitamin C + Prawns Will Not Poison Us With Arsenic!

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

Fact #1 : This Is An Old Hoax

The claim that eating prawns together with vitamin C can poison you with arsenic isn’t new. It’s been circulating on email since at least 2001, before being shared on WhatsApp and social media in more recent years.

Fact #2 : Hoax Is Based On Actual Research

While many fact checkers immediately dismissed this as fake news, I need to point out that this hoax is based on actual research by the University of Illinois.

In 1985, three researchers in the University of Illinois’ animal sciences department reported that they unexpectedly found that vitamin C and cysteine can convert harmless arsenic pentoxide into strongly poisonous arsenic trioxide.

The unexpected finding by Gail Czarnecki, David Baker and John Garst concerns the way molecules of arsenic compounds are constructed. If atoms within the compounds share five electrons with neighboring atoms, they are said to be ”pentavalent” and are fairly harmless.

Several foods, especially shrimp and prawns, may contain high concentrations of such arsenic compounds. What the Illinois researchers found is that high doses of vitamin C convert the pentavalent compounds into trivalent arsenic, a highly toxic poison.

Cysteine, a chemical sometimes given as a treatment for heavy metal poisoning, also converts arsenic to the trivalent, highly toxic form.

That said, I have to point out that this research does not appear to have been published. None of the three scientists listed any paper on vitamin C’s effect on arsenic compounds:

While that does not mean that they were wrong about their findings, I should also point out that this finding does not appear to have been confirmed or even reviewed by other scientists / researchers.

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Fact #3 : Risk Is Not Limited To Prawns / Shrimps

The researchers did not say that eating prawns / shrimps while consuming vitamin C can kill you through arsenic poisoning. They merely pointed out that shellfish, particularly prawns and shrimps, “may” contain high levels of normally harmless arsenic pentoxide.

In other words – any food that contains high levels of arsenic pentoxide can present with these risks. Not just prawns or shrimps. Common foods that contain higher amounts of arsenic include rice, Brussel sprouts, chicken, mushrooms, beer and wine.

Fact #4 : Risk Involves High Doses Of Vitamin C

The researchers also pointed out that the risk of harmless arsenic in food being converted to poisonous arsenic trioxide involves high doses of vitamin C – megadosing with vitamin C, as they called it.

Normal consumption of vitamin C would not convert sufficient amounts of arsenic to make a difference.

Fact #5 : Danger Was Long-Term Cancer Risk

Finally, the researchers never said that eating prawns / shrimps while taking megadoses of vitamin C can kill you with arsenic poisoning. They were worried about “chronic exposure” to arsenic which is carcinogenic, and can cause cancer if exposed for a long time.

Chronic exposure to arsenic is known to cause cancer in humans. We now must wonder whether megadosing with vitamin C increases the risk of cancer by changing the form of arsenic in food.

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Fact #6 : Acute Arsenic Poisoning Does Not Present That Way

You can die if you consume too much arsenic, but you won’t die bleeding from your ears, nose, mouth and ears.

Acute arsenic poisoning presents with diarrhoea and stomach pain, cramps and vomiting (with or without blood), blood in the urine, and convulsions.

I should point out that there is no known case of anyone dying from arsenic poisoning after consuming both vitamin C and prawns / shrimps.

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Steve Jobs : What His Last Words Really Were!

People keep sharing the wisdom in the Last Words of Steve Jobs, but guess what – they are all LIES!

Take a look at the famous last words that Steve Jobs allegedly said, and find out what the FACTS really are!

Updated @ 2023-04-29 : Updated with additional information
Originally posted @ 2021-09-15

 

Claim : These Are The Last Words of Steve Jobs!

This is the famous Last Words of Steve Jobs that have been shared by hundreds of thousands of people on websites, social media and email chain letters.

It’s a very long article, so just skip to the next section for the facts!

Last Words of Steve Jobs

I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success.

However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.

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Truth : Those Are Not The Last Words of Steve Jobs!

The truth is – this is a fake story probably created by a fan to lionise Steve Jobs, or a fake news website to make money off his name.

Fact #1 : Those Were Not The Last Words Of Steve Jobs

It is really not possible for a dying Steve Jobs to wax lyrical and say so much.

At the end, he just muttered monosyllables, repeated three times – OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW. That’s it.

This was what his sister, Mona Simpson, revealed in her New York Times eulogy :

Steve’s final words, hours earlier, were monosyllables, repeated three times.

Before embarking, he’d looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life’s partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them.

Steve’s final words were: OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.

Fact #2 : Steve Jobs Was Not On Life Support

Steve Jobs was not on any life support. Although his family has been very private about his final days, we do know that he was not being kept alive by a mechanical ventilator.

If he was being kept alive by a mechanical ventilator, he wouldn’t be able to say “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.” as his sister revealed were his true last words.

In fact, on August 11, 2011 – less than two months before he died, Steve Jobs asked Tim Cook to visit him.  As recounted in Tim Cook’s book – Becoming Steve Jobs, Steve Jobs was more than capable of talking lucidly even then :

He told me he had decided that I should be CEO. I thought then that he thought he was going to live a lot longer when he said this, because we got into a whole level of discussion about what would it mean for me to be CEO with him as a chairman. I asked him, ‘What do you really not want to do that you’re doing?’

“It was an interesting conversation,” Cook says, with a wistful laugh. “He says, ‘You make all the decisions.’ I go, ‘Wait. Let me ask you a question.’ I tried to pick something that would incite him. So I said, ‘You mean that if I review an ad and I like it, it should just run without your okay?’ And he laughed and said, ‘Well, I hope you’d at least ask me!’

I asked him two or three times, ‘Are you sure you want to do this?’ because I saw him getting better at that point in time. I went over there often during the week, and sometimes on the weekends. Every time I saw him he seemed to be getting better. He felt that way as well. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out that way.”

Finally, if he was really kept alive by a mechanical ventilator, it would have kept him alive. He wouldn’t have died of respiratory arrest, which was the immediate cause of death.

The fact that he did indeed die of respiratory arrest is evidence that he was not on artificial respiration.

Fact #3 : Steve Jobs Did Not Die In A Hospital

Steve Jobs died at home, not in a hospital. The New York Times noted :

In his final months, Mr. Jobs’s home — a large and comfortable but relatively modest brick house in a residential neighborhood — was surrounded by security guards. His driveway’s gate was flanked by two black S.U.V.’s.

We don’t have an exact date for when he was confined to his home for his last days, but we do know that by August 11, 2011, he was permanently at home :

“He said, ‘I want to talk to you about something,’ ” remembers Cook. “This was when he was home all the time, and I asked when, and he said, ‘Now.’”

Fact #4 : Steve Jobs’ Last Words Were Never Mentioned In Any Biography

Steve Jobs had an official biography written by Walter Isaacson (Steve Jobs, ISBN 978-1501127625), who was given unprecedented access to his personal life, including over 40 interviews with Steve Jobs himself.

If Steve Jobs wanted to pass along such a message, he would have done it in that book. There is no mention of such a message in that biography.

He also had many books written about him :

None of them mentioned those last words.

Fact #5 : Steve Jobs Did Not Believe In God

The fake quote refers to God twice, which Steve would never do because he did not believe in God.

He was a Zen Buddhist, not the Lutheran Christian he was brought up to be. Buddhism is a religion, but their adherents do not believe in God or gods.

Fact #6 : Steve Jobs Was A Perfectionist

The fake story is replete with bad grammar. That is something Steve Jobs would never condone, being the perfectionist that he was. Needless to say, the writing style was not his either.

Fact #7 : Steve Jobs Was Not Afraid Of Death

The fake story claimed that Steve Jobs regretted spending his life in the pursuit of success at the expense of his family.

This cannot be further from the truth. Steve Jobs not only embraced his impending demise, he used it to spur him to make the most of his time left.

During his famous commencement speech at Stanford University in 2005, he said that “Death is very likely the single best invention of life“.

He then expounded on using that knowledge that our impending deaths to spur ourselves to greater heights, and to do what we really want to do in life :

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.

Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.

Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.

And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Fact #8 : Steve Jobs Did Not Pursue Wealth

The story of the inspiring last words of Steve Jobs alluded to a mindless pursuit of wealth. That cannot be further from the truth, because Steve Jobs earned a cool annual salary of $1 since he returned to a struggling Apple in 1997.

He was not the only corporate executive to do this, of course, as they can be compensated through alternate means like bonuses, stock options, etc. Steve Jobs was notable, though, for not taking any alternative form of compensation since 2003.

He took virtually nothing in compensation for his time and effort at Apple because he was not pursuing wealth, but his vision. His wealth, and his position at Apple, were the means to the end, not the goal itself.

 

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Do we really want to teach our children that it’s moral to tell lies about other people, as long as if it’s for a good reason?

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

Did the US try to send 7,000 Drosophila insects into China to destroy their crops?!

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

 

Claim : US Sent 7,000 Insects To Destroy Crops In China!

People are sharing a video of a Chinese news report about Chinese custom officials discovering 66 containers of some 7,000 insects in a parcel shipped from the US.

They allege that this is evidence of American sabotage – that the US sent those insects to destroy crops in China. The video is often shared with such messages :

The video showed China🇨🇳 Port Custom, checked a luggage claimed to contain clothing. But when scanned through & upon suspicion, Custom Officers opened up the bag. They found there were more than 60 bottles containing the larvae of Drosophila, some 7k of it. If these bottles of larvae Drosophila were successfully smuggled into China & the matured Drosophila spread throughout the whole China. It will destroy all the fruits plantation/orchards. The matured ones multiplies & spread very fast. The luggage is from USA🇺🇸. The acts of inhumanity in infecting & destroying China🇨🇳 food chain. Evilness knows no boundries.

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China customs found 7000 insects sent from the USA. Out to destroy crops in China.

An evil country on the way down trying to pull others down too with sickening and rather despicable tactics !
🤬🤬🤬

In addition to claiming that these insects are dangerous to crops, some pro-CCP or Chinese-sponsored websites are promoting the claim that these insects had their genes edited to become “more infectious”, like a “super mosquito”.

They also point out that each of these insects can reproduce every 10 days, laying 400 eggs in their lifetime to quickly produce a swarm that will destroy fruits in China, by corrupting them with bacteria and fungi.

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Truth : US Did Not Send 7,000 Insects To Destroy Crops In China!

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

Fact #1 : The Incident Happened In July 2022

First, let us establish what we know about this case.

Sometime in early July 2022, Qingdao customs officers examined a package sent from the United States. Its declaration form claimed that the parcel contained clothes.

When they opened it up, they found two pieces of clothes inside, with 66 sealed tubes containing eggs, larvae, pupae and adult insects.

After analysing them, Qingdao custom officers estimated that the 66 tubes contained roughly 7,000 fruit flies, specifically of the species Drosophila melanogaster.

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Fact #2 : Drosophila megalogaster Is Present Worldwide

Drosophila melanogaster is known as the common fruit fly, which is commonly present across the world. Yes, this fruit fly is already present in China.

Despite originating in Africa – it is now present on all continents across the world, including islands.

Fact #3 : Drosophila megalogaster Can Lay Up To 2,000 Eggs

The Chinese media promoting this story can’t even get their facts right, claiming that these fruit flies lay up to 400 eggs in their lifetime.

Drosophila melanogaster females are far more productive than that – they can lay up to 100 eggs a day, and up to 2,000 eggs in a lifetime.

Fact #4 : Drosophila megalogaster Do Not Cause Fruits To Rot

Drosophila melanogaster is not an economic pest, even though no one welcomes them in their home.

It is often confused with Tephritidae – a different family of insects that are also called fruit flies, some of which are economic pests that destroy fruits.

Unlike Tephritidae fruit flies, Drosophila melanogaster do not destroy fruits. They are attracted to fruit that is already rotting, but do not cause fruits to rot.

The claims that the US sent Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies to destroy crops in China is nonsense.

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Fact #5 : Drosophila megalogaster Is Commonly Used For Research

Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies are very popular in scientific research, for many reasons :

  • they are easy and cheap to care for, requiring little equipment and space
  • they have a rapid life cycle of 10 days, allowing several generations to be studied in a few weeks
  • each female can produce many offspring, laying up to 2,000 eggs in its lifetime
  • they have simple genetics, with only four pairs of chromosomes
  • their genome was completely sequenced and published in the year 2000

Scientists do not mention this as a reason for using Drosophila melanogaster, but I think it is important to note that it is not a pest, so accidental release of these fruit flies would not pose any danger of any form or kind.

Fact #6 : Drosophila megalogaster Is Commonly Shipped Worldwide

Because it is a model organism for research, Drosophila melanogaster is bred and shipped internationally to researchers worldwide.

The College of Agriculture and Life Science at Cornell University, for example, breeds and sells Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies, which they ship internationally including China.

Fact #7 : 2021 Seized Shipment Was Meant For Chinese Research Institute

This wasn’t the first time China seized live Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies in such tubes.

In June 2021, Chinese custom officials found 58 tubes containing more than 1,000 of these fruit flies in an imported parcel addressed to a Chinese research institute.

They seized the parcel because its contents were not declared, and it lacked an import permit.

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Fact #8 : China Requires Quarantine For Live Insects

China forbids live insects from being mailed or carried into the country, without special quarantine or approval.

However, quarantine is a problem for Drosophila melanogaster because it has such a short lifespan of just 50 days.

Hence, it is possible that Chinese researchers are trying to circumvent the quarantine by importing live Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies, without an import permit which would require quarantine.

It is also possible that these fruit flies are being imported as a live food source for people’s pet fish, frogs and other animals.

Fact #9 : Cornell University Warned About Chinese Import Permit

Cornell University specifically warned Chinese researchers trying to purchase these fruit flies that :

As of November 1, 2014, we can only offer free replacements for shipments of live flies to China that were accompanied by an import permit.

That suggests that they lost shipments to China in the past, because they lacked import permits.

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Fact #10 : This Is Chinese Propaganda

This is really nothing more than yet another example of Chinese propaganda created by the infamous Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛).

All of the wumao articles that I looked at so far have proven to be false… in every instance. So please watch out for such false claims. Here is just the latest dozen,.

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Why Utah State WR Josh Davis Suddenly Collapsed!

Did Utah State wide receiver Josh Davis suddenly collapsed on the field from a COVID-19 vaccine side effect?!

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

 

Claim : Utah State WR Josh Davis Suddenly Collapsed From Vaccine!

Right after news broke that Josh Davis collapsed on the field during practice, people immediately claimed that the Utah State wide receiver was injured by the COVID-19 vaccine.

Steve Kirsch : Have you ever seen so many cardiac arrests among young kids before in your life????

JoeBell : Utah State football player hospitalized after suffering cardiac arrest.

It is due to #covidvaccine until proven otherwise. Doctors need access to CDC vaccine database for brand dose 1 2 3 etc. With vaccine myocarditis sports are not allowed because it triggers cardiac arrest.

Utah State football player hospitalized after suffering cardiac arrest / poison vaccine 💀☠️

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Truth : Josh Davis Did Not Collapse From Vaccine Side Effect!

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

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

Fact #1 : Josh Davis Collapsed Suddenly During Practice

Josh Davis (born August 13, 2002) is a former Carlsbad high school football player who joined the Utah State University’s Aggies football team in February 2022.

Some people appear to be confusing him with a different Josh Davis (born Joshua Davis on September 21, 1998) who plays for the Weber State Wildcats as a running back.

The Utah State Josh Davis was training with his team at the Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium on Thursday, March 23, 2023, when he suddenly collapsed on the field.

He was immediately treated by the Utah State University (USU) training staff and emergency medical personnel. He was later taken to the Logan Regional Hospital and then the McKay Dee Hospital, where he was stabilised and underwent therapeutic hypothermia to preserve his neurological function.

Although he was initially not identified, Utah State University later issued a statement identifying him as Josh Davis.

Davis, a redshirt freshman wide receiver from Carlsbad, California, collapsed during practice on Thursday and was immediately treated by USU’s athletic training staff, led by Mike Williams, Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine, followed by emergency medical personnel, who transported him to Logan Regional Hospital

Davis received initial critical treatment and was stabilized at Logan Regional Hospital before being transported to McKay-Dee Hospital, where their critical care team continued treatment with therapeutic hypothermia to lower the body temperature to preserve his neurological function.

Davis’ parents, Matt and Chrissy, arrived in Utah Thursday evening, and were met at the hospital by Utah State Team Physician Dr. David G. Liddle, Interim Athletics Director Jerry Bovee, head football coach Blake Anderson and athletic trainer Kendra Gilmore.

Fact #2 : Josh Davis Suffered A Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Utah State University then shared a photo with an update on Friday, March 24, announcing that his condition was upgraded from critical to “Fair Condition” that morning.

It also stated that Josh Davis collapsed after suffering a “non-traumatic sudden cardiac arrest“.

Josh Davis, a football player for Utah State, has been upgraded from critical to fair condition as of Friday morning, following a non-traumatic sudden cardiac arrest during Thursday’s spring practice on Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium.

Aggies head coach Blake Anderson praised the USU training staff for their quick action, which likely saved Josh Davis’ life.

Awake, alert, and breathing on his own. The training staff absolutely saved his life. No hesitation all. Miracle.

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Fact #3 : Unknown If Josh Davis Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Josh Davis never publicly revealed his COVID-19 vaccination status, so it is unknown if he ever received the COVID-19 vaccine.

The COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United States, which is why many people like Kris Jordan, Aaron Carter, Kirstie Alley and Stephan Bonnar were never vaccinated.

Utah State University (USU) required students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for Spring Semester 2022, but dropped that requirement for the Fall 2022 intake.

Since USU calls Josh Davis a freshman (first year student), it is likely he joined USU in the fall, which would mean he was not subjected to the earlier vaccine mandate. That does not mean he is unvaccinated. It simply means – we don’t know his vaccination status.

Until and unless his family reveals his vaccination status, anyone who tells you that Josh Davis was fully-vaccinated or boosted is likely lying to you.

Fact #4 : Sudden Cardiac Arrest Is Common In Young Athletes

Anti-vaccination activists falsely claim that young, healthy people do not suddenly collapse from cardiac arrest. The truth is many young athletes do suddenly collapse from sudden cardiac arrest, and many don’t survive unless they receive medical attention quickly.

The United States alone records over half a million cases of sudden cardiac arrest cases every year – an incidence of about 130 per 100,000 individuals per year. Many people have undiagnosed heart conditions that may not produce noticeable symptoms in daily life, but could result in sudden cardiac arrest at any time.

The risk of developing sudden cardiac arrest increases during strenuous activities, which is why many US states enacted laws requiring automated external defibrillators (AED) to be made available in health clubs, gyms, schools, and other public places.

And no, COVID-19 vaccines do NOT cause cardiac arrests, no matter what anti-vaccination activists may claim.

Neither can COVID-19 vaccines prevent people from getting cardiac arrests, or dying from them.

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Fact #5 : Claims Of Athletes Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

So far, claims of athlete deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false at every instance. Here is the latest dozen cases I fact checked recently.

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

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Does Steaming Food Cause Cancer From Chlorine?!

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

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

 

Claim : Steaming Food Can Cause Cancer From Chlorine!

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

Please be sure to forward:

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

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

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

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

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

請一定要轉發:

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

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No Evidence Steaming Food Can Cause Cancer From Chlorine!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact #3 : Water With Too Much Chlorine Is Undrinkable

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

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

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

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

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Fact #4 : Chlorine Evaporates Naturally From Tap Water

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

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

Fact #5 : Chlorine In Tap Water Evaporates When Heated

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact #7 : Carcinogenicity Of Chlorine Has Not Been Determined

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Did Ryan Keeler Die Suddenly From Vaccine SADS?!

Did UNLV football player Ryan Keeler die suddenly from vaccine SADS at just 20 years old?!

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

 

Claim : Ryan Keeler Died Suddenly From Vaccine SADS!

Right after news broke that Ryan Keeler died suddenly, people immediately claimed that the UNLV football player died from vaccine SADS!

JD Sharp : It is not inappropriate to ask this question: Did the vaccine kill 20 year old UNLV Defensive Lineman Ryan Keeler?

College Football Star Ryan Keeler Dead at 20. The Covid-19 vaccine does it’s dirty work once again

Oh look, another young & healthy athlete that just #DiedSuddenly
Y’all really think this is just some “coincidence”!?🤦‍♂️
#WakeUpAmerica #WakeUpWorld ⚠️🚨💉#vaccine #vaccineinjuries #VaccineDeath

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No Evidence Ryan Keeler Died From Vaccine SADS!

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

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

Fact #1 : Ryan Keeler Was Found Dead In Bed

Ryan Keeler (born February 15, 2003) started his college career at Rutgers, but transferred to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in the fall of last year, and played seven games for the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels team.

On Monday, February 20, 2023, another member of the UNLV Rebels team found him dead in a Las Vegas studio apartment at around 1:10 PM. Las Vegas police officers were called to the scene shortly thereafter.

UNLV Rebels head coach Barry Odom said in a statement issued by the university :

While I had the honor of knowing Ryan for only a couple of months, he already stood out to our coaching staff as an incredible person, student and teammate.

Our condolences and prayers go out to Ryan’s family as we grieve along with them over this tremendous loss.

Fact #2 : Ryan Keeler’s Cause Of Death Is Still Unknown

The cause of Ryan Keeler’s sudden death is still unknown. While the 911 call was initially handled as a medical call, Las Vegas authorities are investigating Ryan Keeler’s sudden death.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office listed his time of death as 4:05 PM, and said that the cause and manner of Ryan Keeler’s death were pending, as blood toxicology results can take several weeks.

Las Vegas Police officer Robert Wicks also said that an investigation of Ryan Keeler’s death remained open, pending the autopsy report from the coroner and detective findings. The police do not suspect foul play.

Until the Clark County Coroner’s Office reveals his official cause and manner of death, anyone who tells you that Ryan Keeler died of this or that cause is likely lying to you.

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Fact #3 : Ryan Keeler Was Likely Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Ryan Keeler has never publicly announced his COVID-19 vaccination status, but it is likely that he was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19.

While the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) does not have a vaccine mandate, his previous school – Rutgers, requires all students and employees to be fully-vaccinated and obtain a booster dose when eligible.

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

Even if Ryan Keeler was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, it is impossible for the COVID-19 vaccine to cause his “collapse” as he would have received his doses many months ago!

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

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

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

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

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

Fact #5 : Claims Of Athletes Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

So far, claims of athlete deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false at every instance. Here is the latest dozen cases I fact checked recently.

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

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Did Lilly Kimbell Die Suddenly From Vaccine SADS?!

Did former University of Georgia tennis star Lilly Kimbell die suddenly from the COVID-19 vaccine SADS?!

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

 

Claim : Lilly Kimbell Died From COVID-19 Vaccine SADS!

Right after news broke that Lilly Kimbell died suddenly, people immediately claimed that the 31 year-old former Georgia Bulldogs tennis star died from COVID-19 vaccine SADS!

Vince Clements : DIED SUDDENLY/CARDIAC ARREST: Lilly Kimbell, 31, Former Georgia Bulldogs Tennis Player.
THE DAY OF RECKONING IS COMING!

Jazziette Devereaux : Another one. Cardiac. 😢Is this from the vaccines? So many young athletes dying suddenly. #DiedSuddendly

Dr. Alejandro Diaz : Too many young people are dying suddenly around the globe. Lilly Kimbell a former Georgia Bulldogs tennis player, died suddenly and unexpectedly Sunday from a heart attack at age 31. Something is extremely wrong RIP 🙏🏼 #awake #DiedSuddendly

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Truth : Lilly Kimbell Did Not Die From Vaccine SADS!

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

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

Fact #1 : Lilly Kimbell Was Former Georgia Bulldogs Tennis Star

A native of New Braunfels, Texas, Lilly Kimbell became a member of the University of Georgia 2011-2014 tennis squad. During her time with the University of Georgia Bulldogs, Kimbell registered 197 combined wins – 109 doubles, and 88 singles. She also holds the record for the most consecutive doubles wins in a season.

Lilly Kimbell earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Science in 2014, followed by a masters in Sport Management in 2016. Since then, she has served as an assistant tennis coach at Eastern Illinois, as well as St. Mary’s in San Antonio. She also worked for the Addision Group, Supreme Lending and Paycom in the Dallas area.

On Tuesday, February 7, 2023, the Georgia Bulldogs team announced that she passed away two days ago – on Sunday, February 5.

Fact #2 : Lilly Kimbell Died From A Heart Attack

Claims that Lilly Kimbell died from a cardiac arrest are unfounded.

According to several family members, Lilly Kimbell had existing health issues that began with “a kidney issue“, and she suffered a massive heart attack from her existing health issues.

Her father, Tim, as well as paramedics who arrived, performed CPR on her, but by the time she was taken to the hospital, it was determined that her brain was too damaged from a lack of oxygen, and she was eventually taken off life support.

Her cousin, Angie Cozzetto, posted this on February 6, 2023:

Please pray for my sweet cousin, Lilly Fern. She was taken off life support today. Our whole family could use your prayers as we are devastated for this huge and unexpected loss 😢💔

From my Aunt Judy—

It is my horrible duty to let everyone know that our daughter, Lilly Kimbell has passed away. She had some health issues that started with a kidney issue and ended up with a massive heart attack resulting from those issues. Tim tried to do CPR, as did the ambulance people. By the time they got to the hospital she had been without oxygen for too long. Her brain was too damaged and we let her go today.

I will not be able to answer any personal messages because we are too traumatized. I just wanted everyone to know. She loved all of her friends, as do I. She is an organ donor for multiple recipients, and so someone will be now seeing with her eyesight. It’s really a shame they couldn’t capture her doubles ability. Love you all.

Her sister, Samantha Gillas posted this on February 7, 2023:

Yesterday heaven gained another angel. My sister Lilly passed away. She had some kidney issue we don’t know how it happened but ended up with a massive heart attack. Her brain was without oxygen for too long and we had to let her go yesterday. I really don’t know what to say. I am lost for words and in complete shock, but at the same time I have so much I could say. It all seems so surreal and I’m just waiting to wake up from this bad dream and I’ll see you coming downstairs.

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Fact #3 : Heart Disease Is Common With Kidney Disease

It is unknown what kidney disease Lilly Kimbell suffered from, but her family has said that she had existing kidney disease, which would suggest a chronic kidney disease.

People with kidney disease are more likely to get heart disease… and die from it. In fact, heart disease is the most common cause of death for people with kidney disease!

Fact #4 : University Of Georgia Never Had A Vaccine Mandate

Some of those who blame the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for Lilly Kimbell’s death are ignoring two critical points:

  1. Lilly Kimbell left the University of Georgia by 2014, or 2016 at the latest.
  2. The University of Georgia (UGA) does not have a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

The University System of Georgia and the University of Georgia strongly encourage you to get vaccinated. Pursuant to state and University System of Georgia (USG) rules, we cannot ask our students for proof of their vaccination status, and we should not treat vaccinated and un-vaccinated individuals differently unless dictated by law or applicable guidance.

Even if Lilly Kimbell was still a student or a faculty member, she would not have been required to get the COVID-19 vaccine. But the truth is – she left UGA years ago, and had been living in Dallas, Texas.

Fact #5 : Unknown If Lilly Kimbell Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

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

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

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.

Unless her family reveals her vaccination status, anyone who tells you that Lilly Kimbell was fully-vaccinated and died from the vaccine is likely lying to you.

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Fact #6 : COVID-19 Vaccine Injury Claims Often Proven False

Claims of athlete deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine are often proven false. Here is the latest dozen cases I fact checked recently.

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

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MIT Professor Retsef Levi Vaccine Claims Examined!

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

 

MIT Professor Retsef Levi Calls For Suspension Of mRNA Vaccines!

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

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

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

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MIT Professor Retsef Levi Vaccine Claims Examined!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact #4 : Smallpox Vaccine Does Not Use mRNA Technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fact #6 : Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis Can Be Confirmed

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

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

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

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

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Did UA Swimmer Ty Wells Die Of Vaccine / Accident?!

Did University of Arizona swimmer Ty Wells die suddenly from the COVID-19 vaccine SADS, or a motorcycle accident?!

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

Claim : UA Swimmer Ty Wells Died From Vaccine / Accident!

Right after news broke that Ty Wells died suddenly and unexpectedly, people immediately claimed that the University of Arizona swim team member died from the COVID-19 vaccine SADS… or a motorcycle accident!

BREAKING — Ty Wells, 23, University Of Arizona Swim Team Member, Dies Suddenly
all these deaths is normal! said Pfizer

Another SADS – as usual no cause of death given to young athlete.

@uarizona we all know why Ty Wells passed away. From the mandates that colleges put on students

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No Evidence Ty Wells Died From Vaccine OR Motorcycle Accident!

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

And “death blogs” quickly jump onto the craze by quickly creating obituaries or articles that wrongly attribute the cause of death of these athletes or celebrities.

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by anti-vaccination activists / “death blogs”, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Ty Wells Death Circumstances + Cause Still Unknown

Ty Wells was a native of Ripon, California, and a 2021-2022 CSCAA Scholar All-American who competed in the 2022 US Open Championships.

He was a four-year member of the University of Arizona’s men swim team, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences & Physiology in May 2022, with plans to pursue a career in physical therapy or sports medicine.

Ty Wells sadly passed away on Friday morning, January 27, 2023. However, the circumstances and cause of Ty Wells’ death is still currently unknown.

His school confirmed the news on Instagram on Monday evening, January 30, but did not mention a cause of death. A GoFundMe was set up for his family, but also did not mention a cause of death.

We are deeply saddened by the loss of recent alum Ty Wells, who passed away on Friday.

Our heartfelt condolences are with his family, his friends and the entire @arizonaswimdive family.

His home club, Ripon Aquatics, emailed its team on Monday about his death, but also did not mention a cause of death.

As many of you may have heard by now, our team family lost a beloved friend with the passing of Ty Wells on Friday morning.

It is impossible to articulate in a short letter the impact Ty Wells had on our community. I trust as we grieve, celebrate, and remember Ty, he will be properly honored.

Over the past few days, I’ve heard him described as an “angel on earth,” “the brightest smile in the room,” “the warmest hug I’ve ever been given,” and “the best version of all of us.” For me…I have seen few people love so fiercely, consistently, and unapologetically the way Ty did as a friend, brother, son, and teammate.

Until and unless his family reveals his cause of death, it would be wrong for anyone to claim that Ty Wells died from COVID-19 vaccine SADS, or a motorcycle accident.

He could have died from any number of reasons – stroke, cardiac arrest, heart attacksuicide, accidents, cancer, etc.

Fact #2 : Ty Wells Cause Of Death Is Being Investigated

The Arizona Medical Examiner is currently working to determine the cause of death for Ty Wells.

Until his autopsy is completed, and the results announced, it would be wrong for anyone to claim that Ty Wells died from COVID-19 vaccine SADS, or any other cause of death!

Read more : Did Jessie Lemonier Die Suddenly Of Vaccine SADS?!

Fact #3 : Motorcycle Accident Involved A Different Ty Wells

“Death blogs” that claim that Ty Wells died from a motorcycle accident have apparently scraped that information from an April 2022 GoFundMe page of a different Ty Wells.

While they both share the same name, this Ty Wells hails from Los Angeles, not Ripon. Not only did the motorcycle accident happen in April 2020 –  almost 9 months earlier, the other Ty Wells did not die from his motorcycle accident.

We are raising money for Ty in this time of tragic circumstance. All money from this fund will directly support the cost of current and future medical bills, living expenses, accessibility resources, and whatever else Ty may need on the road to recovery. Please donate if you are able.

On April 3, 2022 our Ty Wells endured a motorcycle accident that has put them in the hospital. Ty is currently being treated at LAC+USC.

Please keep them in your thoughts and send all the strength and good energy.

This page has been created with the blessing of the family. We will keep this page up to date on the status of Ty’s recovery.

One “death blog” called obituary-funeral.com even had the temerity to misuse the infamous photo of Tyre Nichols lying in the hospital bed as a photo of Ty Wells. Tyre Nichols was the young father who was beaten to death in Memphis by five police officers.

Another “death blog” called fhobitsmemorial.com claimed that Ty Wells died in a motorcycle accident. However, the obituary they posted referred to a Ty Wells from Tucson, Arizona.

Fact #4 : University Of Arizona Never Had A Vaccine Mandate

Some of those who blame the COVID-19 vaccine for Ty Wells’ death claim that the University of Arizona has a vaccine mandate, that is not true. The University of Arizona never mandated the COVID-19 vaccine, not even in 2021-2022.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and our best shot at getting back to normal.

Anyone 12 years and older can get vaccinated. The University is not requiring that students get vaccinated. However, the University strongly encourages vaccination to protect yourself and the community.

Fact #5 : Unknown If Ty Wells Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

It is unknown if Ty Wells was ever vaccinated against COVID-19, so it would be wrong for anyone to claim that he died from COVID-19 vaccine side effects.

For all we know – he may not even be vaccinated! There is no vaccine mandate at the University of Arizona, and the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United States, despite what anti-vaccination activists may claim.

For example, anti-vaccination activists claimed that Kaden Clymer was almost crippled by a 6-foot long vaccine-induced blood clot, but the high school athlete was never vaccinated against COVID-19!

Unless his family reveals his vaccination status, anyone who tells you that Ty Wells was fully-vaccinated and died from the vaccine is likely lying to you.

Recommended : Kaden Clymer : 6-Foot Blood Clot NOT From Vaccine!

Fact #6 : Claims Of Athletes Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

So far, claims of athlete deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false at every instance. Here is the latest dozen cases I fact checked recently.

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

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Did Basketball Player Imo Essien Collapse From Vaccine SADS?!

Did college basketball player Imo Essien collapse from vaccine SADS, leaving his teammate in tears?!

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

 

Claim : Basketball Player Imo Essien Collapsed From Vaccine SADS!

A video of college basketball player, Imo Essien, apparently collapsing during a game has gone viral, with anti-vaccination activists claiming it as evidence that he is another victim of COVID-19 vaccine sudden adult death syndrome (SADS)!

Here are some examples on social media:

Here we go again… Another game – Another medical emergency as ODU🏀player Imo Essien collapses during the 1st half

This never happened this often before these toxic mRNA injections were rolled out, NEVER!!!

Yo @NCAA It’s just never ending isn’t it ??? Potential SADS victim👀

Old Dominion Sophomore Imo Essien Collapses for “Unknown Reasons” at Yesterday’s Game vs Georgia Southern

If you don’t know anyone, you will soon #diedsuddenly #vaccines #suddenlydied #DiedSuddenlyNews #diedsuddenly #Gates #VaccineDeaths

HORROR ON THE COURT: Members of the Old Dominion men’s basketball team watched in shock on Saturday, and many held back tears, as their teammate Imo Essien suddenly collapsed. This is now happening in EVERY sport, why?🤔 Time to release the Fauci Files #Myocarditis #VaccineDeath

Recommended : Died Suddenly : Anti-Vaccination Movie Lies Exposed!

 

No Evidence Imo Essien Collapsed From Vaccine SADS!

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

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

Fact #1 : Imo Essien Did Not Lose Consciousness

Despite suggestions that Imo Essien suddenly collapsed like Damar Hamlin, he did not lose consciousness at all.

Imo Essien – an Old Dominion point guard –  was on defence, when he suddenly stopped and sat down on the court, before slowly lying down on his side. He appeared to be in considerable pain.

Medical personnel from both teams rushed to attend to him. After a few moments, they helped Essien get on his feet, and he walked off the court with their help.

He never lost consciousness, and was responsive throughout the incident according to his team. In fact, he sat down on the bench for the rest of the game, and travelled back to Norfolk with his team!

Imo Essien was evaluated by the ODU Athletic Training staff along with the GA Southern medical staff. He was responsive throughout and was able to sit with the team for the duration of the game and drove home with the team.

He is in good spirits and will work with the ODU Sports Medicine Staff when they return to Norfolk.

Fact #2 : Imo Essien Will Be Examined By A Cardiologist 

Old Dominium Monarchs head coach, Jeff Jones, later revealed that Imo Essien had trouble catching his breath during the game, and was able to return to breathing normally before returning to the bench for the rest of the game.

He revealed that Essien’s vital signs were normal, and confirmed that the sophomore never lost consciousness. He also said that Imo Essien underwent a COVID-19 test after the incident, which came back negative.

He shared that Imo Essien was held out of practice with a non-COVID illness early last week, but recovered and had a “great” practice on Wednesday before the match.

Imo Essien was kept out of practice again on Monday, January 9, in order to meet with a cardiologist to undergo tests and examinations, to determine his next steps in a path to return.

Note that this does not mean that Imo Essien had a cardiac arrest like Damar Hamlin. Only the cardiologist can determine what happened that day after examining and running tests on him.

Recommended : Did Damar Hamlin Collapse From Vaccine SADS?!

Fact #3 : Unknown If Imo Essien Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Despite claims that he was “forced” to get vaccinated, it is currently unknown if Imo Essien was ever vaccinated against COVID-19.

Imo Essien is a sophomore (second year) student at the Old Dominion University, which had a vaccine mandate for students. However, that vaccine mandate was lifted on January 31, 2022.

Therefore, it is possible that Imo Essien, who would have been a freshman then, may not have been vaccinated as it was no longer a requirement.

That said, over 97% of Old Dominion students were fully-vaccinated before the mandate was lifted, with 99.7% of students staying on campus fully-vaccinated.

However, until and unless we know that Imo Essien was ever vaccinated against COVID-19, it is wrong for anyone to blame his “collapse” on the COVID-19 vaccines.

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

Even if Imo Essien was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, it is impossible for the COVID-19 vaccine to cause his “collapse” as he would have received his doses at least 12 months ago!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact #6 : Claims Of Athletes Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

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

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

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

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Sam Westmoreland : Cause of Death NOT Vaccine!

Young football player Sam Westmoreland is the latest victim of anti-vaccination activists who claim that he was a victim of vaccine sudden death!

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

Updated @ 2022-12-14 : Updated article with Sam Westmoreland’s cause of death
Originally posted @ 2022-10-22

 

Claim : Sam Westmoreland Died From Vaccine Sudden Death!

Right after news broke that Sam Westmoreland suddenly died just days before his 19th birthday, anti-vaccination activists immediately claimed that the Mississippi State football player died from vaccine-induced sudden death (SADS / VIDS)!

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

Pfizer caught another body!!! SMH Our government committed genocide to win a election then made bank off of a deadly vaccine that they made! Sounds familiar? Bill Gates once infected everyone’s PC then sold everyone antivirus software! 💯

Samuel Westmoreland dies at 18 years old & they don’t know why at Mississippi State? Football player & from all accounts stellar young man? Could it be the dreaded RNA Covid vaccine strikes again? Let us inoculate all the children & watch them drop like flies?

And yet the @CDCgov wants to put the jab on the vaccine list for children. Nothing to see here just another young athlete dropping dead. #Covidiots Mississippi State football player Sam Westmoreland dies at age 19

Recommended : Robbie Coltrane : New Victim Of Vaccine Death Claim!

 

Truth : Sam Westmoreland Did Not Die From Vaccine Sudden Death!

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

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

Fact #1 : Sam Westmoreland Committed Suicide

Sam Westmoreland (born Samuel Westmoreland on October 21, 2003) passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 – just two days shy of his 19th birthday.

He was an industrial technology major at the Mississippi State University, and an offensive lineman for the MSU Bulldog football team.

A spokesperson for the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office said that the police were called out to the Blackjack Missionary Baptist Church in Starkville, Mississippi to investigate a dead person found there.

When the police arrived on that Wednesday morning, they discovered Sam Westmoreland dead. Oktiibbeha County Sheriff’s Captain Brett Watson said that no foul play was suspected.

While an official cause of death was never released, the Clarion Ledger revealed on November 10, 2022 that Sam Westmoreland killed himself after returning to Starkville.

Fact #2 : MSU Statement Suggested He Committed Suicide

The university is working with the Sheriff’s Office, the County Coroner’s Office, the MSU Student Affairs division, and the MSU Athletics Department to “determine the facts of this incident”.

Although the university did not reveal Sam Westmoreland’s cause of death, its official statement on his sudden death suggested that he committed suicide, when it ended with resources for depression, general anxiety as well as alcohol and drug use counselling.

It also told students to contact the Dean of Students Office for “any interventions for personal and academic support”.

The My Student Support Program (My SSP) app is now available. Users receive confidential, short-term counseling support at no cost via live text-based chat, voice and video sessions. Support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and in multiple languages.

The My SSP app and website also offer self-directed resources, including videos, articles, podcasts and infographics; anonymous mental health assessments for depression, general anxiety and alcohol and drug use; and free access to the LIFT app for virtual fitness sessions. Visit www.myssp.app for more information and links to download the app from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

For any interventions for personal and academic support, please contact the Dean of Students Office at (662) 325-3611 or dos@msstate.edu.

Read more : Jak Knight – Cause of Death was Suicide, Not Vaccine!

Fact #3 : His Teammates Suggested He Committed Suicide

His teammate, MSU quarterback Will Rogers suggested that Sam Westmoreland committed suicide in his tweet, saying that “it’s okay not to be okay“.

RIP Sam. It’s okay to not be okay and we can always do more no matter what is going on. Hail State forever brother. Til we meet again 78. ❤️ #HailState

Jake Weir, another MSU quarterback, also suggested that Sam Westmoreland took his own life, asking people to “check up on the folks around you”.

Praying for the Westmoreland family right now. Sam was a great player and an even greater friend. Check up on the folks around you, you never know somebody’s personal life outside of work, class, practice, etc. Doing it for you this season Sammy!
#78 ❤️
Romans 14:8

Read more : Robbie Coltrane : New Victim Of Vaccine Death Claim!

Fact #4 : Unknown If Sam Westmoreland Was Vaccinated

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

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

For example, anti-vaccination activists claimed that Kaden Clymer was almost crippled by a 6-foot long vaccine-induced blood clot, but the high school athlete was never vaccinated against COVID-19!

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

Even if Sam Westmoreland was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, he definitely received his vaccine doses many months ago.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact #6 : Claims Of Athletes Dying From COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

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

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

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

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Did UWO Student Spencer Cornelis Die From Vaccine?!

Did the University of Western Ontario student Spencer Cornelis die after getting the COVID-19 vaccine?!

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

 

Claim : UWO Student Spencer Cornelis Died From Vaccine!

Anti-vaccination activists have been claiming the University of Western Ontario student Spencer Cornelis died after getting the COVID-19 vaccine!

Here are some examples on social media:

Canadian University [University Western Ontario) ends vaccine mandate after two students (Spencer Cornelis and Megha Thakur), die unexpectedly. Both vaccinated.

🔥@WesternU cancels COVID Vaccine mandates after 2 “sudden” deaths. Spencer Cornelis, age 20, died Oct.18, 2022. Megha Thakur, age 21, died Nov.24, 2022
Western University is already hiding replies referring to their student “sudden deaths”.

Dr William Makis @MakisMD still on Gettr:

🔥 Western University cancels COVID Vaccine mandates after 2 Western students aged 20 and 21 “died suddenly” 🔥

Their names were Spencer Cornelis (age 20) and Megha Thakur (age 21) FFS make is stop😭

Recommended : Died Suddenly : More Lies In Antivax Video Exposed!

 

No Evidence UWO Student Spencer Cornelis Died From Vaccine!

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

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

Fact #1 : Spencer Cornelis’ Cause Of Death Still Unknown

Spencer Harrison Curt Cornelis who was studying Management and Organisational Studies at the Western University, died unexpectedly on October 18, 2022.

His family celebrated his life in his obituary, but did not mention any cause of death. So there is ZERO EVIDENCE that Spencer Cornelis died from the vaccine.

He could easily have died from the many causes of unexpected death in someone that young – vehicular accident, sudden cardiac arrest, suicide, misadventure, drug overdose, etc.

Unless and until an autopsy is carried out, or his family reveals his cause of death, anyone who claims that Spencer Cornelis died from the vaccine is likely lying to you.

Fact #2 : Unknown If Spencer Cornelis Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

It is currently unknown if Spencer Cornelis was vaccinated against COVID-19, so it would be wrong for anyone to blame the COVID-19 vaccine for his death.

Students attending classes at the University of Western Ontario are required to be vaccinated to enter campus.

However, Spencer was a licensed real estate agent who worked for The Realty Firm Inc. since May 2022, according to his LinkedIn page

So it is possible that he may have been studying remotely as Western University offers Distance Studies for working adults. In that case, he may not be vaccinated at all, as there is no vaccination mandate in Canada.

Recommended : Did Megha Thakur Die Suddenly From Vaccine SADS?!

Fact #3 : UWO Still Recommends COVID-19 Vaccination

On November 29, 2022, the University of Western Ontario (UWO) announced that it was revoking its long-standing vaccination policy requiring “students, employees, and visitors to be vaccinated to come to campus“.

This decision had nothing to do with the two recent deaths of their students, but was based on “the latest consultation” with their “medical experts and local public health”.

This decision likely had to do with the fact that most Canadians are already fully-vaccinated – some 80.8% of the population in Ontario, where UWO is located.

It comes after Public Health Canada’s lifted its own requirement for proof of vaccination to “enter Canada, or board a plane or train in Canada” as well as “travel within Canada and flights or trains leaving Canada” on October 1, 2022.

Western University still continues to recommend that its students, employees and visitors stay up to date on their vaccinations:

[V]accination continues to be the best defence against severe illness and hospitalization. We strongly encourage everyone to remain up to date on their vaccinations.

If Western University revoked their vaccine mandate because two students died from the vaccines, they would have NOT recommended that everyone should still get the booster dose.

In fact, it should be noted that Western University issued a booster dose mandate for the Fall 2022 semester on August 22, 2022 that they successfully defended in the Ontario Superior Court.

They would not have done that if the earlier COVID-19 vaccinations were not proven to be safe and effective.

Read more : Western University Ended Vaccine Mandate Over Student Deaths?!

Fact #4 : University Of Toronto Still Requires COVID-Vaccination

Some anti-vaccination activists are claiming that Western University is the only university to require a vaccine mandate. That’s false. The University of Toronto also had a vaccine mandate for all students studying and living on campus.

The vaccine requirement for on-campus students was lifted on May 1, 2022, but students who choose to live on-campus for the 2022-2023 academic year are still required to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, including at least one booster dose.

If there is any evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine and/or booster doses are dangerous, the University of Toronto would have lifted its vaccine mandate as well.

The truth is – the vaccines have been proven safe and effective. Which is why the University of Toronto maintains that “vaccination is the most important way that individuals can protect themselves against COVID-19”.

Fact #5 : Claims Of Students Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

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

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

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

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Western University Ended Vaccine Mandate Over Student Deaths?!

Did the University of Western Ontario end its vaccine mandate after two students died of the COVID-19 vaccines?!

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

 

Claim : Western University Ends Vaccine Mandate Over Student Deaths!

Anti-vaccination activists have been claiming in recent days that the University of Western Ontario ended its vaccine mandate after two students died of the COVID-19 vaccines!

Here are some examples on social media:

Canadian University [University Western Ontario) ends vaccine mandate after two students (Spencer Cornelis and Megha Thakur), die unexpectedly. Both vaccinated.

Western University in London Ontario has reversed their vaccine mandates after two vaccinated students died suddenly.

Western University, the only Canadian university to require 3 vaccinations to attend, has just dropped their vaccine requirements.

Because of science. Oh, and a 21 year old student there and a TikTok star has just died of a heart attack.

Recommended : Died Suddenly : More Lies In Antivax Video Exposed!

 

Western University Did Not End Vaccine Mandate Over Student Deaths!

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

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

Fact #1 : Western University Revoked Vaccine Mandate

On November 29, 2022, the University of Western Ontario (also known as Western University) announced that it was revoking its long-standing vaccination policy requiring “students, employees, and visitors to be vaccinated to come to campus“.

This decision had nothing to do with the two recent deaths of their students, but was based on “the latest consultation” with their “medical experts and local public health”.

This decision likely had to do with the fact that most Canadians are already fully-vaccinated. According to the Government of Canada:

  • 80.4% of the population (over 24.3 million) completed their primary series vaccination
  • 83.1% of the population received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine
  • 80.8% of the population in Ontario completed their primary series vaccination
  • 83.9% of the population in Ontario received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

It comes after Public Health Canada’s lifted its own requirement for proof of vaccination to “enter Canada, or board a plane or train in Canada” as well as “travel within Canada and flights or trains leaving Canada” on October 1, 2022.

Fact #2 : Western University Still Recommends COVID-19 Vaccination

Western University still continues to recommend that its students, employees and visitors stay up to date on their vaccinations:

[V]accination continues to be the best defence against severe illness and hospitalization. We strongly encourage everyone to remain up to date on their vaccinations.

If Western University revoked its vaccine mandate because two students died from the vaccines, it would have NOT recommended that everyone should still get the booster dose.

In fact, it should be noted that Western University issued a booster dose mandate for the Fall 2022 semester on August 22, 2022 that it successfully defended in the Ontario Superior Court.

It would not have done that if the earlier COVID-19 vaccinations were not proven to be safe and effective.

Fact #3 : University Of Toronto Still Requires COVID-Vaccination

Some anti-vaccination activists are claiming that Western University is the only university to require a vaccine mandate. That’s false. The University of Toronto also had a vaccine mandate for all students studying and living on campus.

The vaccine requirement for on-campus students was lifted on May 1, 2022, but students who choose to live on-campus for the 2022-2023 academic year are still required to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, including at least one booster dose.

If there is any evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine and/or booster doses are dangerous, the University of Toronto would have lifted its vaccine mandate as well.

The truth is – the vaccines have been proven safe and effective. Which is why the University of Toronto maintains that “vaccination is the most important way that individuals can protect themselves against COVID-19”.

Fact #4 : No Evidence Spencer Cornelis Died From Vaccine

Spencer Harrison Curt Cornelis who was studying Management and Organisational Studies at the Western University, died unexpectedly on October 18, 2022.

His family celebrated his life in his obituary, but did not mention any cause of death. So there is ZERO EVIDENCE that Spencer Cornelis died from the vaccine.

He could easily have died from the many causes of unexpected death in someone that young – vehicular accident, sudden cardiac arrest, suicide, misadventure, drug overdose, etc.

Unless and until an autopsy is carried out, or his family reveals his cause of death, anyone who claims that Spencer Cornelis died from the vaccine is likely lying to you.

Fact #5 : Unknown If Spencer Cornelis Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

It is currently unknown if Spencer Cornelis was vaccinated against COVID-19, so it would be wrong for anyone to blame the COVID-19 vaccine for his death.

Students attending classes at the University of Western Ontario are required to be vaccinated to enter campus.

However, Spencer was a licensed real estate agent who worked for The Realty Firm Inc. since May 2022, according to his LinkedIn page

So it is possible that he may have been studying remotely as Western University offers Distance Studies for working adults. In that case, he may not be vaccinated at all, as there is no vaccination mandate in Canada.

Fact #6 : Megha Thakur’s Cause Of Death Is Unknown

Megha Thakur (born July 17, 2001) was a TikTok star and a student at the University of Western Ontario who suddenly and unexpectedly passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, November 24, 2022.

It is with heavy hearts we announce the light of our life, our kind, caring, and beautiful daughter, Megha Thakur, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on November 24, 2022 in the early morning hours.

Megha was a confident and independent young woman. She will be dearly missed. She loved her fans and would have wanted you to know of her passing. At this time, we request your blessings for Megha. Your thoughts and prayers will be with her in her onward journey

– Megha’s loving parents

Megha Thakur’s parents did not reveal her cause of death.  They also did not claim that she died from her COVID-19 vaccination.

Until and unless an autopsy is conducted, or her family publicly reveal her cause of death after an autopsy, anyone who claims that Megha Thakur died of this or that cause is most likely lying to you.

Fact #7 : Megha Thakur Had Physical + Mental Health Issues

Even though we do not know her cause of death, it should be noted that Megha Thakur had her share of physical and mental health issues.

On July 17, 2022, Megha posted a TikTok video in which she revealed that she suffered a heart attack, which she blamed on anxiety and stress.

Megha Thakur did not just deal with anxiety and stress. She was also depressed for many years, as she revealed in an October 11, 2020 Instagram post.

Recommended : Did Megha Thakur Die Suddenly From Vaccine SADS?!

Fact #8 : Unknown If Megha Thakur Received A Booster Dose

Megha Thakur never posted about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but it is very likely she was fully-vaccinated, as Western University (where she studies) requires “students, employees and visitors to be vaccinated to come to campus“.

She lived on campus for the first year, and would have received two doses of the vaccine last year.

Anti-vaccination activists are blaming a recent booster dose for her death, but there is no evidence she received one.

Western University’s deadline for getting a booster dose was January 9, 2023. So it is possible that Megha Thakur never received a booster dose since she lived off-campus in her second year there.

Fact #9 : Claims Of Students Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

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

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

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

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Did Megha Thakur Die Suddenly From Vaccine SADS?!

Did TikTok star Megha Thakur die suddenly from COVID-19 vaccine SADS?!

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

 

Claim : Megha Thakur Died Suddenly From Vaccine SADS!

Right after news broke that Megha Thakur died, anti-vaccination activists immediately claimed that the 21-old TikTok star died from vaccine-induced sudden death (SADS / VIDS / VDS)!

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

Fans believe Western University student, Megha Thakur, died after taking Pfizer vaccine

“Vaccinated TikTok Star Megha Thakur “Dies Suddenly” at 21 Following Recent Heart Attack” Another VAX fatality?

Megha Thakur had over 1 million followers on TikTok and was a student of @WesternU. She had received a booster shot to attend Western University and right after her death her university proceeded to dropped their vaccination mandate.

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No Evidence Megha Thakur Died From Vaccine Sudden Death!

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

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

Fact #1 : Megha Thakur Died In Early Morning Hours

Megha Thakur (born July 17, 2001) was a TikTok star and YouTuber, who originated from Indore, India, but migrated to Brampton in Ontario, Canada when she was just an infant.

According to an Instagram post by her parents, Megha Thakur suddenly and unexpectedly passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, November 24, 2022.

It is with heavy hearts we announce the light of our life, our kind, caring, and beautiful daughter, Megha Thakur, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on November 24, 2022 in the early morning hours.

Megha was a confident and independent young woman. She will be dearly missed. She loved her fans and would have wanted you to know of her passing. At this time, we request your blessings for Megha. Your thoughts and prayers will be with her in her onward journey

– Megha’s loving parents

Fact #2 : Megha Thakur’s Cause Of Death Is Unknown

Megha Thakur’s parents did not reveal her cause of death.  They also did not claim that she died from her COVID-19 vaccination.

Until and unless an autopsy is conducted, or her family publicly reveal her cause of death after an autopsy, anyone who claims that Megha Thakur died of this or that cause is most likely lying to you.

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Fact #3 : Megha Thakur Had Physical + Mental Health Issues

Even though we do not know her cause of death, it should be noted that Megha Thakur had her share of physical and mental health issues.

On July 17, 2022, Megha posted a TikTok video in which she revealed that she suffered a heart attack, which she blamed on anxiety and stress.

I have really bad anxiety, which turned into stress, which turned into a heart attack. So I’ve been dealing with that.

In response to a fan’s question, Megha Thakur confirmed that she did indeed have a heart attack, and she had been taking time for her mental and physical health.

thank you 🫶🏽 I’ve been taking the time for my mental and physical health and love y’all so much for still being here

Fact #4 : Megha Thakur Was Depressed For Years

Megha Thakur did not just deal with anxiety and stress. She was also depressed for many years, as she revealed in an October 11, 2020 Instagram post:

It was awful, I didn’t want to be alive anymore, and nearly lost my life. Too many people choose suicide over their betterment because mental health awareness is not at all where it should be.

You need to seek out ways to improve your mental health literacy to help yourself and others – regardless of how much you think you already know.

It may be world mental health day, but today will not be the only day I speak on this. Remember to take care of yourself too. You are important.

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Fact #5 : Megha Thakur Was Likely Fully-Vaccinated

Megha Thakur never posted about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but it is very likely she was fully-vaccinated, as Western University (where she studies) requires “students, employees and visitors to be vaccinated to come to campus“.

She lived on campus for the first year, and would have received two doses of the vaccine last year.

Anti-vaccination activists are blaming a recent booster dose for her death, but there is no evidence she received one.

Western University’s deadline for getting a booster dose was January 9, 2023. So it is possible that Megha Thakur never received a booster dose since she lived off-campus.

If she stayed on-campus, then she would be required to get a booster dose before moving into her residence in October 2022.

However, Megha Thakur only lived on-campus, in Delaware Hall, in her first year, before moving to Saugeen to work in her second year.

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

Even if Megha Thakur received a booster dose, she would have been vaccinated more than 2 months ago.

She cannot possibly have died from a vaccine side effect, because they appear within hours or days, not many weeks later.

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

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

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

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

Read more : Can 4th Vaccine Jab Shut Down Our Immune System?!

Fact #7 : COVID-19 Vaccines Cannot Prevent Other Causes Of Death

COVID-19 vaccines are designed to protect us against severe illness and death from COVID-19, by teaching our own immune system how to create antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

They, however, cannot protect us against other causes of death, whether it’s a heart attack, SADS or even other viruses. Hence, fully-vaccinated people can and will die from other causes of death.

It is therefore ludicrous for anti-vaccination activists to blame all deaths of fully-vaccinated people on the vaccine. Did they really expect the COVID-19 vaccine to be an elixir of immortality? Please grow up.

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

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

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

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

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

Read more : AstraZeneca Vaccine Blood Clots – What To Look For?

Fact #9 : Claims Of Celebrities Injured By COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

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

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

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

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