Did the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that AIDS-associated diseases and cancers have increased by 338 times since the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine? No, that's not true: The CDC says there are no indications that
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PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – No evidence of exponential increase in ‘AIDS-associated diseases and cancers’ after COVID-19 vaccine
“AIDS-associated diseases and cancers have increased by 338x since the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, according to the CDC and foreign government bodies."
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Black Seed Oil, Thymoquinone Do NOT Cure Several Major Diseases
Can black seed oil and one of its main compounds, thymoquinone, cure major diseases, including cancer and diabetes? No, that's not true: While some research suggests that black seed may be useful for certain conditions, there isn't suffic
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Otto Warburg Did NOT Invent ‘Oxygen Therapy’ — EWOT NOT Proven To Cure ‘Top 200 Diseases In The World’
Can exercise with oxygen therapy (EWOT) "cure the top 200 diseases in the world ... by using oxygen and raising people's heart rates," as was discovered by chemist Otto Warburg? No, none of that is true: Warburg was a German scientist who
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Disease-Related Patents Do NOT Prove Those Diseases Were Man-Made
Do patents related to the diseases AIDS, SARS, Zika and Ebola prove that they were man-made? No, that's not true: Three of the patents cited are associated with those diseases but they are not for the creation or invention of them. There
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – ‘Chemtrails’ are not causing diseases. They’re not real.
Chemtrails are being put into the atmosphere and are trickling down into soil and water, becoming “the real cause of disease.”
Health Feedback→ No evidence that a carnivore diet leads to “90% reduction in all diseases” or treats diabetes
REVIEW In March 2023, several posts on social media platforms (like this and this) shared a video that discussed several alleged benefits of adhering to a carnivore diet. The video was an excerpt from an address by diet blogger Mikhaila Peterson at
Health Feedback→ Baseless claim that COVID-19 vaccines killed more than 200,000 comes from flawed BMC Infectious Diseases study
REVIEW Claims that a “peer-reviewed study” found that the COVID-19 vaccines killed hundreds of thousands of people went viral at the end of January 2023. The claim is based on a study published in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases, authored by
Full Fact→ Instagram post misrepresents study linking climate change and diseases
Research linking climate change to strokes, dementia and migraines is not a cover up for Covid-19 vaccine harms, as Instagram user claims.
Logically→ Viruses do not exist, and diseases are just the body’s response to toxins in the environment.
Viruses have been definitively proven to exist. There is an immense amount of evidence to support the germ theory of disease.
Logically→ Bill Gates’s daughter Phoebe has not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and other diseases.
Bill Gates' daughters have both been vaccinated against COVID-19, according to their own public statements. Melinda Gates has also announced the same.
Health Feedback→ COVID-19 and influenza are different diseases caused by different viruses
REVIEW Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in February 2020, the unfounded narrative that COVID-19 is a hoax or that its severity was exaggerated has persisted on social media, as previous reviews by Health Feedback can attest to. One iteration
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO Evidence Aluminum Foil Causes Deadly Diseases
Does aluminum foil cause deadly diseases? No, there's no evidence that's true: This claim distorts a study that looks at the risks of using aluminum foil in food preparation. Although the study found that cooking with aluminum foil can le
Snopes→ As Floods Recede In Pakistan, Fears Over Waterborne Diseases Rise
Some doctors said initially they were seeing mostly patients traumatized by the flooding, but are now treating people suffering from diarrhea, skin infections and other waterborne ailments.
Full Fact→ Monkeypox is not a government conspiracy to cover up ‘vaccine-induced’ diseases
Thousands of monkeypox infections have been directly confirmed in laboratories, and the Covid-19 vaccines have not caused widespread damage to people’s immune systems
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Autism, allergies and other diseases and disorders afflicted baby boomers, too
Baby boomers didn’t have autism, seizures, allergies and other ailments when they were kids.
Logically→ Russia has seized drones carrying chemical agents that cause COVID-19 and other diseases in Ukraine.
The video shared by Russian media is not of combat drones, but agricultural DJI AGRAS T30 multi-copters used for crop dusting.
Health Feedback→ Claim that squalene in vaccines causes autoimmune diseases and Gulf War Syndrome is unsubstantiated by evidence
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO Evidence COVID-19 Vaccines Suppress Innate Immunity, Increase Risk To Infectious Diseases, Cancer
Do COVID-19 vaccines suppress innate immunity and increase the risk of infectious disease and cancer? No, that's not true: There's no evidence that COVID (SARS-CoV-2) mRNA vaccines are causing these maladies. The data used to make those c
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO Evidence That Mixing Cinnamon And Honey Can ‘Cure Arthritis, Cancer, Gallbladder, Cholesterol And 10 Other Diseases’
Does mixing cinnamon and honey "cure arthritis, cancer, gallbladder, cholesterol, and 10 other diseases"? No, that's not true: A spokesperson from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told Lead Stories that this claim is "not authorized
Full Fact→ US defence data showing rise in diseases in 2021 was produced in error
Articles claiming that data from the US military shows sharp rises in the incidence of various illnesses in 2021 have been shared on Facebook. The articles report on comments made by Dr Robert Malone, a scientist who was involved in the developme
Full Fact→ Covid-19 vaccines are not associated with developing neurodegenerative diseases
An Instagram post shares the headline of an online article which claims: “COVID [sic] Shots Could Cause ‘Crippling’ Neurodegenerative Disease in Young People, MIT Scientist Warns”. There is no evidence to support this. The artic
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Gov. DeSantis Did NOT Say FL Schools Would Not Require Any Vaccinations Against Infectious Diseases — Only COVID-19
Did Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis say that Florida schools would no longer require vaccinations against polio, measles and mumps for its students? No, that's not true: DeSantis has only said that Florida schools will not require students to b
Logically→ Cancer and other diseases are caused by emotional problems.
Diseases rarely have one singular cause and are not a result of psychological issues.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Chart Of Death Rates Of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Does NOT Prove Vaccination Solved A Minor Problem
Does this colorful graphic chart, with a footnote that the data was sourced from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fairly represent the impact of vaccines on vaccine-preventable diseases? No, that's not true: By carving off
AFP Fact Check→ Study falsely claims Covid-19 vaccines may cause neurodegenerative diseases
Articles claim a study found that the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech may cause diseases such as Alzheimer’s. But medical experts say the study linking mRNA shots to neurodegenerative diseases has no scientific basis, the paper is publi
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO Journal Study ‘Confirms’ Pfizer COVID Vaccine Causes Neurodegenerative Diseases
Has a medical journal published a scientific study confirming the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine causes neurodegenerative diseases? No, that's not true. An anti-vaccine activist's essay is not a report on a clinical or lab study with reproducibl
Health Feedback→ Flawed speculative study incorrectly claims that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines cause neurodegenerative diseases
REVIEW As of 27 April 2021, more than 1.04 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered worldwide, according to the New York Times vaccine tracker. Such unprecedented vaccination efforts led to viral claims that question the safety of COVID-1
Health Feedback→ COVID-19 vaccines don’t cause herpes infections; a possible association with the reactivation of herpes zoster in patients with rheumatic diseases remains unconfirmed
REVIEW On 20 April 2021, the New York Post published this article claiming that “herpes infections may be a side effect of a COVID-19 vaccine”. News outlets like Fox News echoed the New York Post article, which received more than 25,000 interact
Health Feedback→ Infectious diseases are caused by microorganisms; other factors may determine an individual’s susceptibility to infection, but the microorganism is still the cause
REVIEW The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that SARS-CoV-2 is not an equal-opportunity virus. Certain medical conditions, such as asthma, pregnancy, and diabetes among others, can make someone more likely to get severely ill from COVID-1
Health Feedback→ The current U.S. generation is healthier than previous ones partly because vaccines reduced infectious diseases; childhood immunization schedules are safe, contrary to chiropractor’s claims
REVIEW The claim that vaccines contain toxic ingredients and make people sick is recurrent among groups opposing vaccination. An iteration of this claim in a Facebook post from chiropractor Patrick Flynn went viral on Facebook in early April 2021, i
Full Fact→ The infectious diseases in an ONS graph are not the ones you might expect
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published a graph on 15 March 2021, which claimed to show deaths due to “infectious and parasitic diseases” in England and Wales from 1901 to 2020, along with the deaths due to Covid-19 in 2020.
Health Feedback→ Bananas may be healthy, but consuming them won’t treat gastrointestinal diseases nor limit the replication of HIV
REVIEW A Facebook post by Anthony William, who also goes by the moniker Medical Medium, made a series of claims about the healing benefits of bananas. Among them were that bananas are a powerful antiviral that can prevent or reduce the growth of hum
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: List Of Claims About Diseases And More Relies On Common Conspiracy Theories
Does a list of claims about diseases and more rely only on factual and proven statements? No, that's not true: Most of the claims are common conspiracy theories repeatedly disproven. Medical experts, for example, agree that the Spanish fl
Health Feedback→ Vaccines protect people from diseases, but don’t always prevent disease transmission; research ongoing to determine if COVID-19 vaccines stop transmission
REVIEW A YouTube live stream recorded on 5 January 2020, featured David Martin, who claimed that the COVID-19 RNA vaccines are not vaccines because they don’t fulfill the definitions of a vaccine according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control a
Health Feedback→ Face masks, handwashing, and vaccination do not weaken the immune system, and are effective measures to reduce the spread of infectious diseases
REVIEW Widespread public health measures have been implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to reduce the spread of the disease. Posts like this meme on Instagram claiming that measures such as vaccination, wearing face masks or gloves, or f
Snopes→ How Do Pandemics End? History Suggests Diseases Fade But Are Almost Never Truly Gone
Experts tell us that even with a successful vaccine and effective treatment, COVID-19 may never go away.
Full Fact→ The inventor of PCR never said it wasn’t designed to detect infectious diseases
A number of posts on Facebook have made claims about the man who invented PCR tests, Dr Kary B. Mullis, and what that means about Covid-19 testing. One such post claims: “[Dr Mullis] said that this PCR test was not made to detect any type
Health Feedback→ Scientific evidence supports the use of face masks for reducing the transmission of respiratory diseases including COVID-19
REVIEW A Facebook post published in May 2020 by a user named “Caitlyn RN” (see Notes for more information) claimed that masks do not prevent the spread of pathogens, and that wearing a mask can cause oxygen deficiency and hypercapnia (high carbo
Snopes→ Coronavirus: Three Misconceptions About How Wildlife Transmit Diseases Debunked
Zoonotic diseases are caused by pathogens which originate in other animal species.