REVIEW In May 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the use of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 12 to 15. The FDA later extended its authorization for children from five to 11 in October 2021 and from six months of age
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Full Fact→ No evidence Covid-19 vaccines have killed thousands of children
An Instagram post wrongly claims that no “healthy” children have died from Covid-19, and that the vaccines have killed thousands.
Full Fact→ Covid-19 is not a ‘simple flu’
A Facebook post calling for an investigation into the Covid-19 pandemic falsely claims the government “knew” the virus was a “simple flu”.
Logically→ The COVID-19 pandemic was manufactured by authoritarian elites to kill people.
Health Feedback→ No scientific evidence for the claim that nattokinase can treat long COVID or “detox” COVID-19 vaccines
REVIEW On 21 February 2023, cardiologist Peter McCullough, who has become known for spreading COVID-19 misinformation during the pandemic, published a Substack post claiming that nattokinase is the “Holy Grail of COVID-19 vaccine detoxification”
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Pfizer Documents Do NOT Prove COVID Vaccines Contain Graphene Oxide
Do Pfizer documents show that the company's COVID-19 vaccines contain graphene oxide? No, that's not true: The section of the document in question describes a procedure for analyzing a protein sample from the virus under a sophisticated m
PolitiFact→ End of COVID-19 emergency will usher in health system changes
As the COVID-19 emergency ends, the U.S. health system will change. Training rules for nursing home staffs will get stricter, infectious-disease surveillance will splinter and treatment for people suffering from addition may be threatened.
Health Feedback→ Social media clips revive false claims by David Icke linking 5G and COVID-19
REVIEW In March 2022, a Facebook reel originating from TikTok that featured conspiracy theorist and former football player David Icke went viral. In it, Icke wrongly claimed that the 60 GHz frequency of 5G “stops the human body and blood absorbing
Logically→ 92% of COVID-19 deaths are among the fully vaccinated, according to a government study.
Logically→ 92% of COVID-19 deaths are among the fully vaccinated, according to a government study.
FactCheck.org→ What the Cochrane Review Says About Masks For COVID-19 — and What It Doesn’t
SciCheck Digest People online are touting the results of a Cochrane review to incorrectly claim that it shows masks “don’t work” against the coronavirus. But the primary conclusion of the review is that it’s uncertain from randomized contro
Health Feedback→ No evidence supports the use of medicinal plants mullein and marshmallow to cure or mitigate COVID-19
REVIEW Many claims of alternative or natural remedies against COVID-19 circulated on the internet during the pandemic. However, such claims are typically unsupported by clinical evidence, as Health Feedback’s previous reviews show. Similarly, a vi
AllSides→ Posts Spread Unfounded Claims About Russia’s Use of COVID-19 Vaccines
Logically→ President Vladimir Putin has ordered the destruction of all COVID-19 vaccines in Russia.
FactCheck.org→ Posts Spread Unfounded Claims About Russia’s Use of COVID-19 Vaccines
SciCheck Digest Russia developed a COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, in 2020. President Vladimir Putin has said he received three doses of the vaccine, and the government continues to urge Russians to get vaccinated against the disease. But social media
Logically→ COVID-19 originated at Fort Detrick, a United States army base.
PolitiFact→ Joan Ballweg – Has Wisconsin really seen $63 billion in COVID relief funding?
"Wisconsin has seen over 63 billion dollars of federal pandemic-related funding funnel into our state over (Gov. Tony Evers') tenure."
Health Feedback→ U.S. mortality rate analysis by Josh Stirling is misleading; current data don’t show an association between COVID-19 vaccines and increased mortality
REVIEW In spite of pre-authorization clinical trials and post-marketing studies showing that COVID-19 vaccines’ benefits largely outweigh their possible risks, claims questioning their safety continue to persist. Health Feedback already showed
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Case Study Does NOT Prove Pfizer COVID Vaccine Linked To Fivefold Increase In Cancer Biomarker
Does a medical case study prove there's a link between the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and a fivefold increase in a cancer biomarker? No, that's not true: The case report looks at one person, a 79-year-old woman with ovarian cancer. It doesn'
Logically→ Bill Gates was cornered with COVID-19 vaccine-related questions during an interview.
Logically→ Eight times more people died due to COVID-19 vaccines over a six-month period than died of COVID-19 over an 18-month period.
The Dispatch→ The Public Still Deserves Answers About Our COVID Response
Drivers line up to take COVID-19 tests in Long Beach, California, on December 9, 2020. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times/Getty Images)Three years on, a blue-ribbon commission should investigate where we went wrong—and what we got right.Continue r
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Yes, beverages can foil at-home COVID-19 tests. But that doesn't mean they're unreliable
Video shows that certain drinks can “test positive” for COVID-19 when using at-home COVID-19 tests.
AllSides→ Posts Make False Comparisons Between COVID-19 Immunity From Infections and Vaccines
Logically→ The COVID-19 vaccine caused Tom Sizemore to suffer a ruptured cerebral aneurysm, leading to his death.
FactCheck.org→ Posts Make False Comparisons Between COVID-19 Immunity From Infections and Vaccines
SciCheck Digest Vaccination and infection both provide protective immunity to COVID-19, particularly against severe disease. But gaining immunity through infection is far riskier than vaccination. Posts citing a new Lancet study omit that important
PolitiFact→ Bloggers – No, Vladimir Putin didn’t order COVID-19 vaccines to be destroyed in Russia
Vladimir Putin “orders destruction of all COVID-19 vaccines in Russia.”
Logically→ An arrest warrant has been issued in the Philippines against Bill Gates for ‘premeditated murder,’ linked to the country’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Health Feedback→ Analysis of alleged Medicare data by Steve Kirsch is flawed and doesn’t show COVID-19 vaccines increase mortality rate
REVIEW On 26 February 2023, entrepreneur Steve Kirsch published a Substack post with the headline “Medicare data shows the COVID vaccines increase your risk of dying”. Medicare is federal health insurance for people aged 65 and older in the U.
Health Feedback→ Risk of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is five times higher following COVID-19 than following vaccination
REVIEW Scientific evidence from pre-authorization clinical trials and post-marketing monitoring established that COVID-19 vaccines’ benefits in preventing severe disease and death largely outweigh their possible risks. However, inaccurate and
PolitiFact→ Immunity from COVID-19 infection is strong and lasting, but carries risks, research finds
A new study found that infection-induced immunity for COVID-19 provides strong, lasting protection from severe disease that is on par with vaccine-induced protection. But experts caution that vaccination remains the safest route to immunity.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO Evidence New Zealand’s ‘Biggest Increase In Registered Deaths In 100 Years’ Related To COVID Vaccine
Is the "biggest increase in registered deaths in 100 years" in New Zealand due to the nation's high vaccination rate? No, that's not true: "There is absolutely no evidence that the increase in mortality in 2022 is related to Covid-19 vacc
Health Feedback→ Viral memes listing COVID-19 topics about which authorities were allegedly “wrong” rehash debunked misinformation
REVIEW In late February 2023, posts and memes stating “we were right about everything” and listing several COVID-19-related topics went viral on social media platforms. Almost identical iterations of the list circulated widely on Facebook, Insta
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO ‘Premeditated Murder’ Arrest Warrant Issued For Bill Gates In Philippines COVID Vaccine Rollout — ‘Heinous Crimes Court’ Does Not Exist
Was an arrest warrant for Bill Gates issued by the "Heinous Crimes Court" in the Philippines for "premeditated murder" linked to vaccine roll out? No, that's not true: A legal expert told Lead Stories, "Philippine courts do not have the a
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO Evidence Putin ‘Ordered The Destruction Of All Covid-19 Vaccine Stockpiles On Russian Soil’
Did Russian President Vladimir Putin order the destruction of all COVID-19 vaccine supplies in Russia? No, that's not true. The claim originated from a website known for spreading false claims, and no other independent credible source has
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: COVID-19 Vaccine Is NOT Linked To ‘Nearly Doubled’ Stillbirths In Singapore — Law Changed How Stillbirths Are Registered
Did COVID-19 vaccines lead to the number of stillbirths being "nearly doubled" in Singapore? No, that's not true: The former journalist who posted the claim retracted it on his blog, noting that he missed the fact a law change in Singapor
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: COVID Shots Do NOT Cause ‘Vaccine-Induced AIDS,’ Did Not Cause 500% Increase In HIV In US Military
Do COVID-19 shots cause "vaccine-induced AIDS" (VAIDS) and did they cause a 500 percent increase in HIV in the U.S. military during 2021? No, that's not true: "The claims are false," U.S. Department of Defense spokesperson Lisa Lawrence t
Logically→ Smart lights are surveillance devices that can identify the luciferase in COVID-19 vaccines.
The Dispatch→ COVID-19’s Origins Back Under the Microscope
Laboratory technicians wearing personal protective equipment at a a COVID-19 testing facility, in Wuhan in China. (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)“[Whether] this was a lab leak or not, it’s absolutely conceivable that the next epidemic could be
Poynter→ New reports show backing for the COVID-19 lab leak theory, but government agencies remain divided
A Feb. 26 report by The Wall Street Journal sent major ripples through the policy world and social media. The article said the Energy Department had concluded in a five-page report that […] The post New reports show backing for the COVID-19 lab