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 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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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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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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Was the virus which causes COVID-19 made in a Chinese lab?

This idea was discussed in the Washington Times (no longer available at the original site: on archive.org. The article discusses whether SARS-CoV-2 (the virus which causes COVID-19) could have been ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the real amount of new Covid-19 cases per week per 100,000 people in Germany?

As I live in Germany, I am trying to follow the local Covid-19 situation with attention. The other day I saw a source (Financial Times) I was not following being shared on twitter. I noticed that it ...
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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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Did Youtube take down Dr. Pierre Kory's congressional testimony?

Bred Weinstein claimed in an interview on Triggernometry: They also removed pierre cory's congressional testimony he testified in front of the senate on the very same topic and Youtube removed what. ...
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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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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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Did the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) accuse China of pressuring the WHO to suppress news about the Wuhan outbreak?

As reported on Arirang TV and in (more clear detail) on Taiwan News Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) asked World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to suppress news ...
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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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Did COVID-19 take the lives of 3,100 Americans in a single day, making it the third deadliest day in American history?

This image is doing the rounds on Facebook: The image reads: Yes, people die everyday. Yes we know it's not you because you are reading this. Cancer takes approx. 1,600 Americans a day. Heart ...
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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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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 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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Does drinking diluted chlorine dioxide protect against COVID-19?

I read a bit about drinking diluted chlorine dioxide (e.g. 12mg/L) as a supposedly protective means against COVID-19. Apparently it is a widespread belief in Latin America, especially on social media, ...
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Do surgical masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19 from infected members of the public?

One of the most politicised scientific issues of 2020 was the question about whether face-masks stop the spread of COVID-19. Here are some specific examples: Australian Department of Health (...
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Does a high BMI increase COVID-19’s severity?

I have been reading in the press about how being obesity can increase the severity of the disease. An article in Wired, Covid-19 Does Not Discriminate by Body Weight (17 April, 2020), seems to ...
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Is hydroxychloroquine + zinc + antibiotics an effective treatment for COVID-19?

It's often claimed, for example, in this Spectrum News report that a drug combination of hydroxychloroquine and zinc and antibiotics is an effective early treatment for COVID-19. Researchers at NYU's ...
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Could Thymoquinone help against COVID-19?

A March 30, 2021 article in the Austrian site, MedMix (in German) claims that thymoquinone from black seed oil might be able to cure, or at least lessen the impact of, COVID-19. It cites several ...
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When the WHO/CDC/NIH recommended wearing cloth masks, did they cite any scientific paper supporting their effectiveness?

Background The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons asserts that cloth masks are not a way to meaningfully protect someone against COVID-19 nor against source-control. According to their ...
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Are there medical reasons for not being able to wear a surgical mask?

In countries with a mask mandate due to high COVID-19 incidences there is often some side rule in effect where you can get a medical certificate if you have some medical condition that would ...
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Are unusually many people dying after being vaccinated for COVID-19?

On May 6, 2021, Fox News host Tucker Carlson said: We all assume the risks are negligible. Vaccines aren’t dangerous. That’s not a guess, we know that pretty conclusively...Every flu season, we give ...
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Does SARS-CoV-2 infect via asymptomatic transmission? [closed]

In this video, Dr Sam Bailey, along with Dr Robin Wakeling, state that there is no evidence for asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic transmission of SARS-CoV-2. (She also claims there is no evidence for ...
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Is this alleged leak of a 2015 Chinese paper evidence that COVID-19 is an accidentally released bioweapon? [closed]

While searching around on the news today, I found this article, which alleges that a Chinese paper published in 2015, titled "The Unnatural Origin of SARS and New Species of Man-Made Viruses as ...
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Does this study from 2012 speak to the potential long term effects of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines?

A paper has been shared various social media sites (for example, on a 4chan /sci/ thread) as "proof" the COVID vaccine results in long term negative outcomes by increasing rates of ...
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In response to COVID-19, as of 20 April 2020, has China provided the US with over 2.46 billion masks?

A Chinese spokesperson wrote on Twitter: As of Apr. 20, China had provided the US with over 2.46 bn masks, meaning 7 masks for each in the US, plus nearly 5,000 ventilators & many others. Hope ...
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Is COVID the biggest/worst pandemic in Global History? [closed]

The novel coronavirus pandemic, known as Covid-19, could not have been more predictable. Beginning in December 2019, in the region of Wuhan, China, a new (“novel”) coronavirus began appearing in human ...
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Have more deaths occurred after Covid-19 vaccines than from vaccine injuries in the previous 15 years in total?

Health Impact News claims that many people are dying of COVID-19 vaccine injuries. Side by side comparison of 15 years of recorded vaccine injuries and deaths vs. 4 months of recorded COVID vaccine ...
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Is Japanese language “cleaner” than English in terms of spreading coronavirus?

I was watching a video from Abroad In Japan channel where Chris Broad, the creator of that channel talks about a TV show in which "experts" discussed about the reasons why number of cases of ...
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Did Dr. Rajendra Kapila get both his Pfizer vaccine shots prior to his India visit? And is Pfizer vaccine not so effective against the Indian variant?

A WhatsApp forward I received says the following. [Text:] Dr Rajendra Kapila, Infectious disease expert with Rutgers University was visiting India due to his father in-law's poor health. He got ...
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Is the incidence of CVST in vaccinated persons any higher than would be expected normally?

US health authorities are calling for a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, after reports of extremely rare blood clotting cases. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...
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Do studies show that viruses are contagious?

An acquaintance of mine has been very adamant that viruses can't be caught and continues to link me things like this Ickonic video, where Jaymie Icke interviews Dr. Andrew Kaufman M.D. who claims: I ...
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In February 2020, did Tencent release accurate statistics for the Wuhan coronavirus that were 10 times the official figures?

Taiwan News reported the following on February 5: As many experts question the veracity of China's statistics for the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, Tencent over the weekend seems to have inadvertently ...
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Is the P1 (“Brazil”) variant of SAR-CoV-2 more lethal to younger generations?

There have been numerous reports that the P1 variant of SARS-CoV-2 0 a.k.a. the Brazilian variant - is more lethal to younger generations: The Guardian: Spreading faster, hitting harder – why young ...
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Is there a million € reward for proof of Sars cov 2 isolation? [closed]

https://www.samueleckert.net/isolat-truth-fund/ This site claims to offer 1000000 € for a scientific demonstration of the existance of Corona virus. An excerpt from the site : "The money from the ...
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Do the COVID-19 vaccines have worse side-effects for people who have already contracted COVID-19?

A March 16 KFYR-TV article [hat-tip @Laurel] reports: In a study posted by medRxiv (med archive), researchers report many people who had previously been infected with the virus reported flu-like ...
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Do elements of the genetic code of SARS-CoV-2 provide evidence that SARS-CoV-2 originated in a lab?

The website Rootclaim, which uses Bayesian analysis to estimate the probabilities of various hypotheses about news events, claims to have ascertained that with high (approximately 75% probability), ...
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Has any US official said that the economy cannot be “fixed” if the pandemic is not “fixed”?

Context A week ago or so, Romania observed a conflict between the central authorities dealing with the pandemic (who want more restrictions) and the local authorities in a county (who want fewer ...
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Is the flu more deadly than COVID-19 for children?

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya was quoted in this recent Foundation for Economic Education article: In a debate last week with pro-lockdown Harvard epidemiologist, Marc Lipsitch, Dr. Bhattacharya acknowledged ...
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Does Israel have a contracted minimum quota of people they must inject with Pfizer vaccines?

From Outcry to the world, from Israel!!! (NL+ENG subtitles) (transcript from The Current Situation in Israel as Told by Ilana Rachel Daniel) “There is a contract. There is an actual physical contract ...