Does the listing of "Pneumonia mycoplasma" in Pfizer's guidance on adverse event reports associated with its COVID-19 vaccine prove that the shot caused a respiratory outbreak in China? No, that's not true: It's a fundamental misreading o
Iceland has banned COVID-19 vaccines “amid soaring sudden deaths.”
REVIEW Cardiologist Peter McCullough, who has a history of propagating inaccurate and misleading claims about COVID-19, appeared on One America News Network on 27 October 2023 in an interview with host Alison Steinberg. Excerpts from the interview w
The substance was used as a tool to study a sample during the vaccine’s development. It is not an ingredient in the vaccine itself.
Did Russian President Vladimir Putin order "the destruction of a Kyiv pharmaceutical laboratory suspected of manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines" owned by Farmak, one of Ukraine's major companies selling medical products, in November 2023? No
In an era where the world faces the monumental challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of vaccines cannot be overemphasized. Over the past year, advancements in science have given humanity hope, through the formulation and administration of vacc
REVIEW In November 2023, obstetrician and gynecologist Nathan Riley, who has more than 23,000 followers on Instagram, posted an Instagram reel suggesting that vaccines, glyphosate, and mutations in the MTHFR gene contribute to the development of aut
A video of a man talking to a pharmacist about myocarditis has resurfaced on social media. Claims in the video about the mortality rate of the condition are incorrect.
SciCheck Digest A recent federal report shows a 3% increase in the U.S. infant mortality rate between 2021 and 2022, which is the first statistically significant rise in 20 years. The cause of the uptick is unknown, but there’s no evidence th
Is the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine "contaminated" with a type of DNA that causes permanent genetic changes in vaccinated people or leads to death due to cardiac arrest? No, that's not true: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told Lea
This claim comes from an activist who supplied no supporting evidence. It is contradicted by data on deaths published by the New Zealand government.
Does data pulled from the Adverse Event Reporting System and the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System prove that COVID-19 vaccines have caused more than 1.4 million adverse events and over 32,000 deaths as of November 25, 2022? No, that
REVIEW In November 2023, Gentry Gevers, host of the Break Away USA podcast, posted a screenshot of a tweet by journalist Rebekah Barnett on Instagram that read “Australian GP sues Pfizer and Moderna over unapproved GMOs in mRNA Covid vaccines”.
Rise in U.S. infant mortality rate connected to COVID-19 vaccines.
REVIEW Introduction The safety of COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant women and their unborn children has been a recurring subject of misinformation, as Health Feedback documented. In a recent illustration of this, a post circulated on social media in No
https://www.reuters.com/fact-check/us-infant-mortality-rise-not-linked-vaccines-2023-11-13/ A report sh
REVIEW On 1 November 2023, host Alex Newman interviewed gynecologist James Thorp for the U.S. TV show The Sentinel Report. During the interview, Thorp claimed that “Americans are dropping dead” from COVID-19 vaccines and that the spike protein f
REVIEW COVID-19 can be dangerous to pregnant women. Indeed, scientific studies have shown that pregnant women who get COVID-19 are at higher risk of severe disease[1-3]. Furthermore, COVID-19 also increases the risk of negative pregnancy outcomes su
In a “PBS NewsHour” interview, independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. repeatedly denied previously saying that “no vaccine” is safe and effective. But Kennedy said exactly that on the Lex Fridman podcast in July.
REVIEW In late October 2023, a claim that a study found “nearly 1 in 3 COVID-19 vaccine recipients suffered neurological side effects” made the rounds on the Internet. The claim originates from an Epoch Times article, which is in turn based on a
Epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist Dr. Céline Gounder told PolitiFact that the real-world consequences of vaccine misinformation couldn’t be clearer: People will get sick. But learning the anti-vaxx playbook helps fight falsehoods.
SciCheck Digest COVID-19 vaccination reduces the risk of death from COVID-19. Social media posts have misused survey data and adverse events reports to falsely claim that COVID-19 vaccines have killed more people than COVID-19. But serious adverse
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and COVID-19 vaccines are on opposing ends of the spectrum in our modern-day health discourse. On one side, we have ASD, a collection of complex neurodevelopmental conditions that manifests in diverse ways among individ
Immunization is our best defense against the menace of influenza, a contagious illness with potentially severe consequences. At the heart of this preventive strategy is the flu vaccine, a formulation prepared with advanced scientific techniques and r
In a world facing an impactful health crisis, science has been at the forefront, equipping us with powerful tools to combat the persistent COVID-19 virus. Pivotal among these tools are the COVID-19 vaccines, particularly the mRNA variants, which have
SciCheck Digest As with many medical products, the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines may contain trace amounts of residual DNA from the manufacturing process. It is not considered adulteration, and the Food and Drug Administration is not “required” to pul
REVIEW On 27 October 2023, podcaster Charlie Kirk interviewed scientist Robert Malone about the question of residual DNA in COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. This interview was posted to various platforms, including Facebook and Rumble, receiving a total of m
Did a "survey" find that COVID-19 vaccines "killed 3.5X more Americans than COVID virus"? No, that's not true: A medical professional who treats patients of long COVID told Lead Stories that the so-called survey "lacked scientific rigor"
The benefits of Covid vaccination outweigh the risks for most people, and although mild side effects are common, serious ones are rare.
The stumping and stomping of the 2024 presidential election are here. Amid the rallies, debates and rhetoric, voters are
REVIEW On 27 October 2023, entrepreneur Tony Delgado, who has more than a million followers on Instagram, posted a screenshot of an article with the headline “New Study Reveals Covid mRNA Jabs Killed ‘3.5X More Americans Than Virus Itself’”.
Matthew Perry died because of a COVID-19 vaccine.
“The FDA is required to take the COVID vaccines off the market” because they are “adulterated.”
Have 30 people in New Zealand, all allegedly given COVID-19 shots at one clinic on the same day, all died since receiving their vaccinations? No, that's not true: A New Zealand Ministry of Health official told Lead Stories that "There is
SciCheck Digest Small amounts of DNA from the manufacturing process may remain in the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. Purification and quality control steps ensure any leftover DNA is present within regulatory limits. There isn’t reason to thin
REVIEW A preprint posted on 20 October 2023 to the OSF preprint server claimed that DNA fragments were present in certain lots of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. It also claimed the amount of residual DNA correlated with the number of seri