Princess Diana, actor Heath Ledger and musician John Lennon were “killed for exposing the truth.”
Heat was the underlying or contributing cause in about 1,670 U.S. deaths in 2022, provisional Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows. That’s a rate of about 5 deaths per million residents, the highest heat-related death rate in at leas
Did 850 deaths occur in two weeks in Monterrey, a city in the Mexican state of Nuevo León, that were caused by myocarditis? No, that's not true: The increased number of deaths in Mexico during June 2023 occurred during a heat wave, and i
The paper has corrected its claim that 2.8 billion people die of obesity each year, with the real figure being in millions.
CLAIM: A study co-authored by Dr. Anthony Fauci showed that “most of the deaths” during the 1918-1919 Spanish flu pandemic were actually due to infections from face masks.
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.
“The reality is more people are dying of bad climate change policies than they are of actual climate change.”
REVIEW A TikTok video published in early July 2023 implied that doctors practicing alternative medicine were killed to prevent “Big Pharma” from losing money. In the reel, herbalist Katryna Benson, who has more than 14,000 followers on TikTok, p
SciCheck Digest Each year, respiratory syncytial virus hospitalizes 58,000 to 80,000 children under age 5 in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved an antibody injection for babies to protect them during the RSV season. There i
CLAIM: Federal officials are recommending a new shot against respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, even though 12 babies died during clinical trials.
REVIEW On 5 July 2023, a manuscript titled “A systematic review of autopsy findings in deaths after COVID-19 vaccination” was uploaded to the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), a preprint server associated with The Lancet. The review analyz
Deaths of four alternative medicine doctors show they are being targeted for their ideas.
Did a preprint paper submitted to The Lancet on July 5, 2023, find that 74 percent of the deaths in the autopsies it reviewed were caused by the COVID-19 vaccine? Additionally, was it also a legitimate study from The Lancet? No, neither i
Did COVID-19 vaccines cause a massive mortality spike in breast cancer female patients below the age of 45, reaching 297,000 deaths during the first six months of 2023? No, that's not true: Posts on social media distorted a report publish
Video suggests COVID-19 vaccines are responsible for breast cancer deaths in women under age 45 rising from 26,000 in 2021 to 297,000 in 2023.
A print article claimed that poor NHS standards were the reason for almost 100,000 excess cardiovascular deaths since 2020, but it didn’t mention that Covid itself might have caused most of them.
The Titan “submarine never happened. They faked their own deaths.”
SciCheck Digest Ventilators can be lifesaving for critically ill COVID-19 patients. A social media claim that a new study shows ventilators killed “nearly all” COVID-19 patients is “quite wrong,” according to the study’s co-author. Ve
A viral claim on social media that 652 people died in the UK’s worst week of the pandemic is far too low. The true figure is almost 10,000.
“The abortion pill has been linked to the deaths of at least 28 women in the U.S. alone.”
REVIEW An article published by the website The Florida Standard claimed that 600,000 Americans died from the COVID-19 vaccines, attributing this to an analysis by insurance executive Josh Stirling. Stirling collaborated with financier Edward Dowd to
SciCheck Digest COVID-19 vaccines substantially reduce the risk of dying from COVID-19, and serious side effects are very rare. Excess deaths among working-age adults in 2021 and 2022 were driven by COVID-19 and other factors, not vaccination. Faul
REVIEW Claims that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine increased the risk of heart-related death in young women went viral on social media in early April 2023 (examples here and here). The claim was based on a 27 March 2023 study by the U.K. Office for
Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., one of Congress’ leading advocates of stricter gun laws, recently tweeted a statistic that he said shows that more restrictive gun laws can save lives. “The […] The post Do loose gun laws lead to more gun death
“The 5 states with the highest gun homicide rates in the nation all have loose gun laws” while “the 5 states with the lowest rates have some of the toughest laws.”
Report proves that COVID-19 vaccines caused 300,000 excess deaths in 2022.
Was the "Teletubbies" television show based on a story of four psychotic children who purportedly were abused and who ultimately died horrifying deaths in a mental health institution? No, that's not true: The creators of the show said the
“More cops are killed responding to domestic violence calls than anything else.”
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
Do 92 percent of COVID-19 deaths occur in fully vaccinated individuals, according to official data released by the U.K. government in February 2023? No, that's not true: That report is not meant to be a measure of vaccine effectiveness, a
In Australia, a “17% increase in heart attack deaths” in the first eight months of 2022 is linked to COVID-19 vaccination.