Q: How do people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 pose a risk to people who have been vaccinated? A: An unvaccinated person who is infected with COVID-19 poses a much greater risk to others who are also unvaccinated. But vaccines are not
Vaccines have NEGATIVE Effectiveness in the Over-40s, as Low as MINUS 38%, Shows New PHE Report The Daily Sceptic, 15 September 2021. A headline on the journalist Toby Young’s website, the Daily Sceptic, falsely claims that a report from Public
Myocarditis in children is a rare side effect of mRNA vaccines. However, the risk of myocarditis from COVID-19 is higher.
Children without pre-existing medical conditions are unlikely to develop serious illness from COVID-19. Vaccinating young people is still important.
No healthy child is believed to have died from Covid in the UK. MailOnline, 3 September 2021. The online edition of the Daily Mail claimed that no healthy children have so far died from Covid-19 in the UK. This is not true. A recent study of Covid dea
Spectator columnist Ross Clark, broadcaster Maajid Nawaz and the Times have all reported new Israeli research about Covid-19 immunity without an important piece of context. The research, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, does suggest that peo
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 8,730 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes from January through March, compared with the 7,900 fatalities from the same period in 2020.
Flynn shared the image on Telegram, and claimed that "Chase Bank has gone full blown woke!"
Does an opinion column in The Pulse accurately characterize the fatality risk COVID poses and does it correctly describe what is shown by data in the VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System)? No, that's not true: Without noting that
Post-COVID-19 vaccination deaths are rare and often occur because of underlying health conditions. Side effects are well-publicized and temporary.
A Daily Expose article has misinterpreted data from Public Health England to falsely claim that vaccines increase the risk of death.
Right-wing provocateur and frequent source of misinformation Candace Owens claimed in a recent viral tweet that the CDC “actually put together a document to discuss putting high risk people into camps to ‘shield’ low risk people from
Do vaccinated and unvaccinated people face the same risks from COVID-19? No, that's not true: People who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 have substantially better outcomes. They are much less likely than unvaccinated people to get s
REVIEW On 20 December 2020, Israel launched the fastest COVID-19 vaccination campaign seen in the world so far. In only two months, half of the country’s population had received at least one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This also
REVIEW On 12 July 2021, New York Magazine published an article by journalist David Wallace-Wells, titled “The Kids Are Alright: Why now is the time to rethink COVID safety protocols for children — and everyone else”. The article discussed the
REVIEW After authorizing the first COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in late 2020, the U.S. entered a nationwide vaccination campaign. As of 28 July 2021, 49% of the population has been fully vaccinated. Claims raising doubts about the effectivenes
Israel recently postponed its plan to allow vaccinated tourists to enter the country from 1 August in an easing of coronavirus restrictions. This news has been shared on Facebook alongside the claim that vaccinated people account for nearly all s
A widely shared Facebook post asks “If the jabbed are apparently dying from the unjabbed. Why are the unjabbed not dying? And why are the jabbed dying?” As we have written about before, the Covid-19 vaccines have been shown to be high
Youngsters are not at risk from this disease at all. Sir Charles Walker, 20 July 2021 [18:35]. During a conversation about nightclub rules on the BBC radio programme World at One, the Conservative MP Sir Charles Walker said that young people are not a
Frequent and long-term use of lye-based hair straightening products, or relaxers, may increase the risk of breast cancer among Black women, compared with more moderate use.
REVIEW In early July 2021, this meme claiming that “a vaccinated person might get sick from the virus they got vaccinated against because you’re not vaccinated” went viral on social media platforms. The meme received more than 65,000 interacti
REVIEW The authorization for emergency use of the first vaccines against COVID-19 sparked one of the largest mass vaccination campaigns in history. In the U.S., 182,896,080 persons received at least one dose of vaccine as of 7 July 2021 and 157,908,
REVIEW The ongoing COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in many countries have been accompanied by close attention from health authorities to monitor vaccine safety. Indeed, thanks to monitoring by regulatory agencies, researchers have been able to detect
Must public health agencies discontinue COVID-19 vaccinations for people under age 30 because federal authorities "acknowledge" heart risks to young people? No, that's not true. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not
The app turns selfies into Pixar-style animated characters.
Following vaccination, there are no reports of adverse effects during pregnancy, and there is no established link between a miscarriage and a vaccine.
REVIEW On 8 June 2021, radio host Wendy Bell posted photos and a video on Facebook in response to an article in the Washington Post reporting on a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report, which analyzed r
REVIEW On Monday, 7 June 2021, the state of São Paulo in Brazil began vaccinating all pregnant women who are 18 years and older against COVID-19. Pregnant women have been added to vaccination priority lists in a number of other countries, including
REVIEW The U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a surveillance system that helps ensure the safety of vaccines used in the U.S. However, VAERS reports have been commonly misused to spread misinformation about vaccine safety, partic
A post on Instagram claims the risk of a child dying from Covid-19 is around one in 3.5 million while the risk of dying from a vaccine is one in 31,000. This is not accurate. Risk to children The first figure appears to come from reports that in
Hours after clashing with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at a Senate hearing Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci called Paul’s claim that the National Institutes of Health had funded “gain-of-function research” in Wuhan “preposterous” in an interview with Pol
REVIEW On 5 May 2021, Canada’s health ministry authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children aged between 12 to 15. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to do the same soon and the European Medicines Age
Did Norwegian scientists say it was less risky to catch COVID-19 than to take the AstraZeneca vaccine? No, that's not true: The Norwegian Institute of Public Health believes the AstraZeneca is a good vaccine, but since Norway has a low in
REVIEW Social media posts calling the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines into question commonly point to adverse events occurring after vaccination as evidence that the vaccine is responsible. As shown by this previous Health Feedback review, posts mak
Appearing at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) press conference on 7 April, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam spoke about vaccine safety. He said: “In a scenario of low exposure... you can see th
Researchers tracked the sleeping habits of thousands of people for over two decades.
This post published on the Facebook Page The Eden Prescription, which is run by Ethan Evers, who authored a novel about the search for a cure for cancer, claimed that eating cucumbers can kill cancer cells, reduce their growth, and reduce the risk for
An American physician and anti-vaccination advocate claims in a video viewed more than 169,000 times that widely used Covid-19 vaccines have not been properly tested and pose long-term health risks. But experts say her claims are inaccurate, the techno
REVIEW Several vaccines are in use after large clinical trials showed their safety and efficacy. However, reports of blood clots among people who received a COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson or from AstraZeneca led health agencies in vario
On Wednesday the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said the likelihood of getting a blood clot after a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is approximately four in a million. Of the 79 cases reported to the MH