REVIEW On 12 September 2023, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a meeting discussing COVID-19 vaccines. Writer Alex Berenson used data presented at this meeting to
Have COVID-19 vaccines "killed 20 million people" since their rollout? No, that's not true: The article making this claim cited a 2022 study that estimated COVID vaccines had saved -- not killed -- nearly 20 million lives in the first yea
REVIEW A Facebook reel posted on 2 September 2023 made several claims about the benefits of taking amino acid supplement N-acetylcysteine (NAC). In the reel, Steve Lucchino, athlete and owner of health supplement shop Elite Nutrition Omaha, claimed
“People who took the jab are technically ‘non human species.’”
CLAIM: Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that COVID-19 vaccines will not prevent any deaths among teenagers and lead to 100,000 to 200,000 severe side effects.
REVIEW A Facebook video posted on 6 August 2022 showed Steve Kirsch, a known spreader of COVID-19 misinformation, claiming that the COVID-19 vaccines caused higher rates of death than previously reported. Specifically, he claimed that these deaths
REVIEW Casting doubt on the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines has been a recurring theme of misinformation since the vaccination rollout in December 2020. Health Feedback has covered this subject in several previous reviews, explaining why claims t
The World Economic Forum is calling “for COVID concentration camps.”
Has the state of Florida officially classified COVID-19 mRNA vaccines as bioweapons? No, that's not true: There is no legislation in Florida that has classified mRNA vaccines as bioweapons as of September 18, 2023. One county Republican o
In Westport, Connecticut, drones are “scanning (people) for COVID-19 symptoms.”
Did Eglin Air Force Base make masks, COVID-19 testing, and booster shots mandatory after Labor Day 2023? No, that's not true: In a brief statement, the deputy chief of media operations with the Department of the Air Force at the Pentagon
A World Economic Forum video reveals conspiracy behind COVID-19 spread.
SciCheck Digest Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization, is an advocate for equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines in countries around the globe. But a social media post misleadingly claims,
Updated COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out in the U.S., aimed at targeting the latest, prevalent variants of the disease. The updated vaccines, from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, are available for those ages 6 months and older. The Food and D
REVIEW On 9 September 2023, political activist group Judicial Watch posted a video of an interview with scientist Robert Malone, conducted by the group’s director of investigations Christopher Farrell. The video, which contains several claims abou
“Florida sort of had a mandate because they were giving the vaccine, they were demanding everybody take the vaccine.”
A Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention panel recommended Americans 6 months old and older get the latest COVID-19 booster. A day earlier, the Food and Drug Administration OK'd the booster, calling it safe and effective at protecting against circ
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will decide whether to recommend updated COVID-19 boosters. If the committee doesn’t recommend the shots, insurance companies wouldn’t have to pay for them, which could leave economically disadvantaged
An uncertain statistical finding in a single study is heavily outweighed by a large body of evidence showing that the Covid vaccines reduce your chance of severe Covid.
REVIEW A study from researchers at the University of Melbourne became the basis of claims on social media that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine damaged children’s immune response against other diseases. One example of such a claim can be seen in thi
Did talk show host and podcaster Megyn Kelly say she "contracted Vaccine Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (VAIDS)" after getting the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine? No, that's not true: On "The Megyn Kelly Show" in early September 2023, she sai
With COVID-19 cases increasing a few schools and companies have temporarily reinstated mask mandates. Conservative commentators, politicians and social media users warn that lockdowns are impending, but public health experts disagree.
REVIEW On 29 August 2023, Rebel News, a Canadian website recognized for spreading COVID-19 misinformation and conspiracy theories, published an article and video titled “Why you should think twice before considering a COVID booster”. The article
‘You’ll get mild illness with this virus for decades to come … But that’s okay.’
REVIEW The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a document on 23 August 2023 summarizing what was known at the time about a new SARS-CoV-2 variant called BA.2.86. In the document, the CDC reported that “BA.2.86 may be mo
SciCheck Digest People with cancer are particularly vulnerable to severe disease and death from COVID-19. Vaccines provide needed protection. It has not been shown that COVID-19 vaccines cause or accelerate cancer. Nor does a recent paper about a m
REVIEW In August 2023, the headline of a Daily Wire article claimed that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had “Remove[d] COVID Vaccine Adverse Event Reports” from its website. Daily Wire’s contributors Ben Shapiro and
CLAIM: Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 99% of deaths attributed to COVID-19 were actually caused by something else.
Speaker at World Economic Forum conference proposed adding COVID-19 vaccines to water supply.
“CDC says new COVID variant is more contagious among vaccinated people than those unvaccinated.”
Did the World Health Organization (WHO) say COVID-19 vaccination can cause multiple sclerosis? No, that's not true: WHO has not stated that COVID-19 vaccination can cause multiple sclerosis or any other serious chronic condition. The glob
Women vaccinated against COVID-19 face "unknown side effects that could perpetually go down through the lineage" to their children.
Does an article published in the medical journal Cureus prove that ivermectin reduces COVID-19 mortality by 74 percent? No, that's not true: A professor of medicine at John Hopkins University School of Medicine told Lead Stories, "The stu
A Facebook post repeats the claim that Covid vaccines are causing death to children on a large scale. This isn’t true.
"Malaysian doctor put to death for giving COVID injection under the (Nuremberg) Code.”
The World Health Organization said there is "a possible causal relationship" between COVID-19 vaccines and multiple sclerosis.