REVIEW An Instagram reel posted in February 2024 claimed that several viral diseases aren’t actually caused by viruses and that viruses don’t exist. Specifically, it claimed that herpes is caused by lack of collagen, flu is caused by salt imbala
Did an immunologist accidentally admit that COVID-19 vaccines were intended to sterilize humans, as a video on Instagram implied? No, that's not true: Though the post included genuine footage, it lacked context that makes clear what was m
SciCheck Digest A study showed a type of lab mouse is highly susceptible to a coronavirus derived from pangolins, a scaly, cat-sized mammal. This doesn’t mean the virus is dangerous to humans. The virus is related to the one that causes COVID-19
Do COVID-19 vaccines contain the Marburg virus, a severe and often fatal illness in humans? No, that's not true: Each vaccine has its unique formulation, but none include the Marburg virus. The disease is rare, usually found in Africa aft
The Marburg virus has been implanted into people who were vaccinated and has nanotechnology that can be activated through 5G technology.
A famous case in the 2010s concerned whether proof had been provided in ‘a single publication’, not whether measles itself existed.
“US hospitals caught injecting experimental Ebola vaccine that sheds!”
Did the "zombie deer virus," officially known as chronic wasting disease, spread after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's foundation vaccinated deer across the country? No, that's not true: The foundation, better known as the Chan Zuckerberg
Did COVID-19 vaccines kill 17 million people around the world during the pandemic? No, that's not true: Infectious disease experts told Lead Stories that the surge in deaths correlates with surges in coronavirus infections, not vaccinatio
Claims to that effect appear to rely on actual CDC data, but are misleading.
REVIEW A three-minute video titled “Coronavirus – 1970s Public Information Film” offering recommendations to prevent coronavirus infections went viral at the end of 2023. The video circulated on social media platforms including X (formerly
REVIEW In June 2023, Fox News anchor Jesse Watters took over the primetime slot formerly occupied by Tucker Carlson. During his tenure at Fox News, Carlson repeatedly made inaccurate claims about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines. Watters appears to fo
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"
Does an image called "Mexico did it," referring to a supposed COVID-19 cure in Mexico, actually spread a virus within five seconds when opened on a phone and did CNN and the BBC report about this? No, that's not true: Lead Stories could f
CLAIM: Recently reported cases of Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, virus in Alabama were caused by a genetically modified mosquito project tied to Bill Gates.
https://www.newsweek.com/burning-man-fema-ebola-conspiracy-theories-1824295 After the Burning Man festi
“New global virus called ID-10T is spreading quickly.”
“Monkey virus DNA found in COVID-19 shots”
SciCheck Digest Human coronaviruses first identified in the 1960s cause common colds. But a viral video misrepresents early research on common coronaviruses and cites unrelated patents to falsely suggest U.S. scientists created the viruses that cau
REVIEW Among some of the wildest claims about the origins of COVID-19 can be traced back to chiropractor Bryan Ardis, who in an April 2022 pseudodocumentary titled “Watch The Water”, falsely claimed that COVID-19 wasn’t caused by a virus, but
COVID-19 vaccines administered during pregnancy drove an increase in cases of myocarditis in babies.
“A European study has found COVID vaccines could be causing ‘long-term brain damage.’”
REVIEW More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the world’s population has developed immunity to the disease either through vaccination or infection, prompting public health authorities to revise COVID-19 vaccine recommendations. In
The U.S. Department of Defense awarded a contract for COVID-19 research in Ukraine months before the virus was known.
HIV is not contagious.
There’s no evidence for false claims on social media stating Marburg virus is hidden in the Covid-19 vaccine and will be activated by 5G.
Did a virus that turns its host into a zombie get released in China? No, that's not true: This video shows an event put on by the Jakarta Light Rail Transit and an event organizer in Indonesia. Multiple videos on social media also prove t
Video shows zombie virus outbreak in China.
SciCheck Digest Scientists say the experiments Pfizer has performed on the coronavirus are standard for the industry. Baseless claims that the company is mutating the virus for profit, however, have been circulating since the release of a
Did Bill Gates create computer viruses and infect Microsoft computers to then sell antivirus software programs? No, that's not true: There's no evidence that either Gates or his company deliberately created and spread computer viruses, an
Does a new paper published in BMJ Medicine show that the COVID vaccine causes five times more myocarditis than the COVID virus and 10 times more in young people? No, that's not true: One of the study's authors told Lead Stories in a Febru
Experts have told Logically that no scientific evidence supports this claim.