Questions tagged [covid-19]

For questions regarding the coronavirus disease and its causes called COVID-19 by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The WHO say the disease is caused by a virus that is itself called SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) but also known as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, 2019-nCov, the Wuhan Coronavirus and "the Corona virus".

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Does Covid 19 vaccination reduce viral load?

One of the main arguments for compulsory vaccination against Covid 19 is the purported reduced viral load of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated people. A quick google scholar gave no clear picture, i.e. ...
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How long do COVID-19 vaccines last?

I have read many claims from (German) politicians COVID-19 vaccines only work for 6 to 9 month. It is being used to argue that vaccinations should be mandatory in Germany and Austria every 6 or 9 ...
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Does China's official position reject the "wet market origin theory" of COVID?

In an episode of Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar says, Even the Chinese don't try and push [...] the wet market theory. Their theory is basically like oh it was on some goods and it made it ...
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Does the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (or any known vaccine) increase infection rates?

The preprint Effectiveness of Covid-19 Vaccination Against Risk of Symptomatic Infection, Hospitalization, and Death Up to 9 Months: A Swedish Total-Population Cohort Study by Nordström, Ballin and ...
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Did the WHO deliberately skip the letters Xi and Nu when naming the latest COVID-19 variant Omicron?

A tweet claims WHO skipped a letter of the Greek alphabet when designating new COVID-19 variants to avoid using "xi". News of new Nu variant, but WHO is jumping the alphabet to call it ...
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Did COVID-19 kill ~5 times more people per capita in Jun-Aug 2021 in US counties that >70% voted for Trump than in those which voted <26-32% Trump?

It's been claimed in the media that Back in September, health care analyst Charles Gaba also told the New York Times that counties where Trump received at least 70% of the vote in the 2020 ...
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Are unvaccinated people 10 times more likely to get COVID-19 than vaccinated people?

In the article "Nobody should be forced to do anything, but freedom to choose cuts both ways" which was posted on the "New Daily" Jaqui Lambi an Australian federal politician makes ...
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Is there a correlation between vaccination levels and new COVID-19 cases?

In the study Increases in COVID-19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States, it is claimed that there is no relation between vaccination and ...
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Are covid vaccines causing additional cardicac events amongst athletes?

In the video "Dozens of pro athletes suddenly experiencing cardiac arrest" on "Truth in Media" the reporter Vince Swan implies that Covid vaccines are causing cardiac events in ...
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Does natural immunity offer better protection than mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 of the same variant?

The CDC states that individuals who have previously recovered from COVID-19 infections should still receive vaccinations, as it has been shown that vaccination offers a significant boost to the ...
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Did China have (or report) zero deaths from Covid-19 in 2021?

This has been asked on medical science SE, but it's probably more suitable here. Worldometers seemingly reports zero deaths from Covid-19 in China in 2021: But the WHO's similar graph tells a ...
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What evidence is there to say a SARS-COV2 virus exists? [duplicate]

https://www.drrobertyoung.com/post/university-of-western-australia-no-record-of-isolation-or-purification-of-cov-by-anyone-ever A court order was indeed delivered to the university of WA and the ...
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Are recent Southwest Airlines' operational problems caused by employees rejecting a vaccination mandate?

As Southwest Airlines faces a fourth day of canceled flights and other disruptions, claims have emerged -- largely in conservative media and social media circles -- that the company's problems are ...
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Did some US schools implement a 'COVID Shuffle' to move students every 12-14 minutes to avoid registering contacts?

In September/October 2020, there were news stories that claimed that school administrators were trying to "game" the contact-tracing rules (which required registering 15 minutes close ...
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Why does PHE data indicate higher death numbers for vaccinated than unvaccinated persons?

INTRODUCTION: The Public Health England technical briefings are technical documents indicating specific statistics and their breakdowns regarding COVID. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/...
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Do African countries using Ivermectin have a better Covid-19 situation?

In the great Ivermectin debate, one frequently mentioned argument on the pro-side is a comparison among African countries. They argue that a set of countries in Africa having significantly lower cases ...
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Did the Chinese government act to suppress news of their Covid outbreak in Wuhan before December 30, 2019?

Wei Jingsheng, a Chinese national who defected in 1997, has written a book (“What Really Happened in Wuhan”) that details how he first heard of a mysterious new virus at the time of the World Military ...
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How can the J&J vaccine shot be effective against COVID-19 if it only has a ~60% efficacy rate? [closed]

According to the CDC's page on the safety of J&J vaccines, the reported efficacy rate of the vaccine is a staggeringly low 66.3%. That said, the government is still promoting and touting the J&...
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Did China shut down a port for one COVID-19 case and did this closure have a bigger impact than the blocking of the Suez canal?

Journalist Fabian Kretschmer claimed in a DW interview (at 1m56): For every case you have to shut down a factory, you have to shut down a port. In May, for example, they had to shut down the Yantian ...
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Is India drastically undercounting covid deaths?

The official count of covid-19 deaths from the Indian government currently (2 September 2021) stands at about 440 thousand, a rate of about 315 per million people (see Our World in Data). This is a ...
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Is the COVID-19 vaccine 50 times more likely to kill young people than COVID-19 itself?

Michael Yeadon, a former vice president at Pfizer and lately known as, e.g., making unsubstantiated claims about covid vaccinations, has made the claim in question in a video interview (archived ...
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Were summer colds up in 2021?

The article Why Everyone Has the Worst Summer Cold Ever by the New York Times suggests that there is some expectation of a bad cold season. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says ...
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Did Pfizer intentionally delay the COVID vaccine until after the election?

According to an November 2020 article from Fox Business: President Trump had repeatedly said he expected to have the results by the end of October – ahead of the November election. In a statement on ...
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Did the French government print posters explaining COVID-19 vaccination passport policy already in January 2020?

We see this poster, for example from the official site of the city of Toulon: (Explaining that citizens now either need to show a certificate for having 1. covid-vaccination 2. covid-test negative ...
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Is this data about COVID Vaccination breakthrough infections from the Israeli government?

I've been seeing this infographic circulating lately in private WhatsApp groups, and also on Twitter 1, 2. It has also been retweeted by Ivory Hecker who has 100k twitter followers and 173k Instagram ...
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Does wearing a face mask cause intermittent hypoxia?

There's a study that concluded that wearing face masks for extended periods of time (8h-10h) causes a hypoxia: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8152240/ COVID-19 virus has caused the ...
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Was the 2009 swine flu pandemic five times deadlier to children under 18 than COVID-19?

Conservative political analyst, Phil Kerpen recently tweeted The 2009-10 swine flu was five times deadlier to kids than COVID. But it didn't hurt boomers, so it didn't stoke an irrational fear/panic ...
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Is Alberta ending coronavirus restrictions because of failing to provide evidence of SARS-COV2 virus existence in court?

Variations of this image circulate claiming that a man named Patrick King won a court case in which he challenged the province to provide an isolated sample of the virus, which they failed. The rumors ...
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Is the COVID-19 vaccine highly unlikely to prevent infection a year after inoculation?

Vincent Racaniello (Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons) wrote a blog in which he states “It’s highly unlikely that ...
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Did the New England Journal of Medicine determine that Sinovac is more effective than the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine?

I've seen infographics such as this, that compares the efficacy of Sinovac and Pfizer. In the infographic it says that, according to New England Journal of Medicine : Sinovac prevents 65.9% of the ...
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Does this article make a valid claim that SARS-CoV-2 isolation hasn't been demonstrated yet? [duplicate]

This is the article: Lordchewy: "Exposing the Core Tenets of the Covid 1984 Regime, Part 2: Koch’s Postulates, Lack of Sars Cov 2 Isolation and of its Presence in Autopsy Reports", Medium, ...
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Does playing slower music in gyms reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections?

I read (mirror 1, mirror 2) that South Korean authorites have introduced some rules to enforce slower (in terms of BPM) music in gyms to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections: Music with more than ...
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Does the third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine "boost antibody levels"?

On June 30, 2021, the Turkey Health Ministry announced the availability of a 3rd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for certain categories of people (namely, medical workers and those older than 50). The ...
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Does increasing the gap between two Pfizer shots to 12 weeks provide higher levels of protection?

When COVID-19 vaccines started rolling out, the UK prioritized administering the first dose to as many at-risk people as possible. As a result, the interval between the two doses was increased to up ...
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Did Thomas DiNanno write a memo that they were warned that an investigation into the origin of COVID-19 would ‘open a can of worms’?

Vanity Fair writes: State Department official Thomas DiNanno wrote a memo charging that staff from his bureau were “warned…not to pursue an investigation into the origin of COVID-19” because it would ...
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Are these videos showing bats in a Wuhan lab for SARS‑CoV‑2 research?

A friend of mine brought this video to my attention. At 0:51, journalist Sharri Markson claims As you can see, this video shows bats in a cage at the Wuhan Institute [of Virology] This contradicts ...
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Can vaccinating for COVID-19 cause a selection pressure for more virulent strains?

The steelman of an argument I've seen floating among some critical members of society is as follows: Since COVID-19 vaccines are applied as a prophylactic (reducing symptoms although people may still ...
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Do COVID-19 vaccines cause two deaths for every three deaths they prevent?

There is this new study that came out, alleging, that COVID-19 vaccines cause two deaths for every three deaths they prevent, which sounds pretty bad. I was wondering how valid this analysis is and ...
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Do young Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine recipients have 200x the background rate of myocarditis/pericarditis?

Alex Berenson alleged in tweets that, according to newly released CDC report, being post-second dose [of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine] carry significantly increased risk of heart problems for under 25 ...
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Are the mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna vegan?

The mRNA vaccines from both Pfizer and Moderna contain cholesterol. On the website for the UK National Health System NHS we may read: The COVID-19 vaccines do not contain egg or animal products. ...
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Has Dr. Pierre Kory pioneered treatments that are now the standard of care for COVID-19 patients?

In a video podcast episode, Covid, Ivermectin and the Crime of the Century, the host Bret Weinstein says of his guest, Dr Pierre Kory, President of the FLCCC: Bret Weinstein: [...] Dr. Kory is not ...
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Does vaccinating people who have already had COVID-19 improve their immunity against reinfection?

Bred Weinstein claimed in an interview on Triggernometry: Why on earth are we vaccinating people who had COVID? They will get the very same immunity. There's no evidence their immunity gets better ...
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Did Youtube take down Dr. Pierre Kory's congressional testimony?

Bret Weinstein claimed in an interview on Triggernometry: They also removed Pierre Cory's congressional testimony. He testified in front of the [US] Senate on the very same topic and YouTube removed ...
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Was the Wuhan Institute of Virology's bat/rodent virus database taken offline on Sep 12th, 2019?

The Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) maintains a number of databases of samples and viral sequences. DRASTIC (Decentralized Radical Autonomous Search Team Investigating COVID-19) area team of sem-...
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Do COVID-19 vaccinations during early pregnancy lead to a higher miscarriage rate?

Steve Kirsch claims in Should you get vaccinated?: 82% miscarriage rate in first 20 weeks (10% is the normal rate). Is this claim that the miscarriage rate is significantly increased through COVID-...
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Is a strain of COVID-19 from Vietnam 'airborne' and 'dangerous'?

A combination of the so-called Indian variant and UK variant of Covid-19 with rapid airborne transmission has been discovered in Vietnam. Thethaiger.com On the 1st of June it was reported that the ...
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Is Huang Yanling (a Wuhan virology researcher) the world's first COVID-19 patient?

The Jerusalem Post wrote in Jan 2021 A prominent scientist from the city of Wuhan in China, who has received the title "the world's first COVID-19 patient," has been missing for a year now. ...
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Did three researchers (connected to "gain of function" work) at the Wuhan Institute of Virology fall ill with Covid-19 symptoms in Nov 2019?

Vanity Fair and other news sources have cited multiple unnamed sources from within the US State Department claiming that three Wuhan Institute of Virology researchers supposedly in engaged in "...
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Were the host animals for SARS and MERS identified within months while the COVID-19 host animal still hasn't been after 16 months?

AwakenWithJP says in a video about Fauci: The SARS I host animal was identified within four months, the MERS host animal was identified within nine months, with the current virus no host animal has ...
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Did the Wuhan Institute of Virology engage in coronavirus gain-of-function research?

Hannity said on Foxnews: The Wuhan facility was experimenting with gain of function with coronaviruses NewsMedical defines the term "gain of function research" as: Gain-of-function ...

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