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a substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases, prepared from the causative agent of a disease, its products, or a synthetic substitute, treated to act as an antigen without inducing the disease.

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Did Bill Gates, via the Gates Foundation, use his influence to prevent Oxford from making the patent for their COVID-19 vaccine open source?

In a Jan. 2023 AMA "Ask Me Anything" post on Reddit by Bill Gates, a user, Sherm199, stated that: The Gates foundation fought for the Oxford vaccine to NOT be open-source and to instead be ...
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Did the Covid vaccines lower fertility rates via causing infertility?

In this Slay News article, linked to by popular right-wing aggregator Off The Press: According to independent journalist JD Rucker, the establishment media and their allies are ignoring the obvious. “...
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Have US Congress and US Supreme Court ruled vaccines to be "unavoidably unsafe"?

Connie Newcome, president of Kansans for Health Freedom said in testimony to the Kansas State Legislature: Vaccines are unavoidably unsafe - ruled as such by the US Congress and US Supreme Court. ...
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Did HHS admit that mandated childhood vaccines had not been tested for safety in pre-licensing inert placebo tests?

Robert F. Kennedy Jr claims in his book The Real Anthony Fauci on pages 594-595: Most medicinal products cannot get licensed without first undergoing randomized placebo-controlled trials that compare ...
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Does the body manage to eliminate ethylmercury far more efficiently than it eliminates naturally occurring methylmercury?

STATNews wrote in Correcting Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s vaccine ‘facts’: The human body eliminates ethylmercury from vaccines far more efficiently than it eliminates naturally occurring methylmercury. ...
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Did a study find that girls who received the DTP vaccine had ten times the death rate compared to unvaccinated girls?

Given Robert F. Kennedy Jr. current run, it's worth looking more specifically at his claims and this website is likely good to investigate a few of them. On of his repeated talking points that he ...
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Do COVID-19 vaccines cause myocarditis in younger men at a rate higher than the virus?

Dr Keith Moran is a practising physician and consultant in internal medicine with a Youtube Channel discussing medicine. In May 2023, he posted a video talking about the risks of myocarditis (...
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Did Covid vaccines massively increase excess death in Australia in 2022?

From the Infowars article 5162% INCREASE IN EXCESS DEATH! Australian Government Data Shows MASS Vaccine Death Toll Josh Sigurdson reports on the massive increase in excess death in Australia and ...
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Did Pfizer Australia give its employees different COVID-19 vaccinations to the general public?

A conspiracy-minded Facebook friend recently linked to the (Australian) Therapeutics Goods Administration's Batch release assessment of COVID-19 vaccines. It lists seven batches of the COMIRNATY ...
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Were Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers asking for reduced liability invoking the unprecedented testing schedule?

According to RebelNews, Canadian MP Anthony Housefather said It's because these documents were signed at the beginning of the pandemic when everybody was desperate for vaccines, when companies were ...
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Was the testing of Covid-19 vaccines "rushed" or "unprecedented"?

Recently, a tweet was made by a Canadian politician, containing a video of a Canadian Member of Parliament, Anthony Housefather, who made some fairly outrageous claims regarding the production of ...
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Do more vaccines doses increase incidence of COVID-19 infections?

A December 2022 paper, Effectiveness of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Bivalent Vaccine is being passed around social media, by people who argue against the COVID vaccines. They're focused on ...
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Does the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine destroy natural immunity in children?

A September 2022 article in The Daily Sceptic discusses a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine about the effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on children between 5 and 11 ...
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Does this graph show that there was an increase in GoFundMe campaigns relating to sudden deaths at the same time as the Pfizer vaccine was authorised? [closed]

Does this graph show that there has been an increase in the number of GoFundMe campaigns relating to sudden deaths, starting at the same time as the authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 ...
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Is there an increase in sales of child-size coffins?

A number of "news sites" have been reporting an increase in child-sized coffins. (The linked is an example, there are many more). The implication being there is an increase of childrens ...
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Does getting more doses of COVID-19 vaccinations correlate to more hospitalisations in NSW, Australia?

Twitter user @LCHF_Matt has created a NSW Surveillance Report which is a dashboard that compare the rate of "events" (which can be configured to include COVID-19 deaths, COVID-19 ICU ...
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Are morticians finding huge blood clots as a result of Covid-19 vaccines in otherwise healthy adults that died suddenly?

Infowars is reporting that Covid-19 vaccines are causing blood clots. For example, here: Another article is here: In this article, the story goes into more detail, with Infowars claiming that "...
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Did a Pfizer subcontractor compromise the integrity of some data in Pfizer's Covid vaccine trial?

According to Paul D Thacker in this article published in the BMJ, a whistleblower working for a subcontractor in Texas (Ventavia Research Group) reported a number of problems, and was then immediately ...
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Did recently released internal Pfizer documentation show a much lower efficacy rate for the vaccine than previously claimed?

Background A search on Twitter for Pfizer currently shows many people talking about a supposed recent release of documentation (tens of thousands of pages) from Pfizer. A simple Internet search shows ...
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Did Henry Kissinger say this about forced vaccinations?

I found a quote online in the form of a photo from what looks like some newspaper: The photo contains an alleged quote from Henry Kissinger's speech to the WHO Council on Eugenics on February 25, ...
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Is there an unusual distribution of adverse events by lot number for the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines?

This article which has been making rounds on social media for some time, insinuates that something nefarious is going on with the COVID-19 vaccines. It tries to prove this with the VAERS database by ...
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Is COVID-vaccine-caused myocarditis milder than myocarditis in general?

Dr. Robert Malone is an American immunologist and virologist who has made controversial claims about the COVID-19 vaccines. He was interviewed on the Joe Rogan podcast, in an interview that was (...
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Does this study show vaccines are more likely to result in COVID-19 Omicron infection? [duplicate]

A popular tweet claims: Holy moly. This study shows that after three months the vaccine effectiveness of Pfizer & Moderna against Omicron is actually negative. Pfizer customers are 76.5% more ...
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Is the effectiveness of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines against Omicron negative after three months?

This popular tweet (over 10000 retweets) claims that: This study shows that after three months the vaccine effectiveness of Pfizer & Moderna against Omicron is actually negative. Pfizer customers ...
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Could the diphtheria antitoxin (vaccine) have been flown into Nome, Alaska in 1925, but was chosen not to?

I just finished watching Togo on Disney+ last night, where the plot of the story is centered around a musher, Leonhard Seppala, and his lead sled dog, Togo. They make a very long trek across the ...
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Are less than 1% of all adverse vaccine events reported?

According to Electronic Support for Public Health–Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (ESP:VAERS) "Likewise, fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported." (page 6). Is that true?...
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Does massaging a vaccinated arm reduce effectiveness of vaccine?

The Times of India claims that: With intramuscular vaccines (most of the COVID-19 vaccine shots are delivered through this mean right now), rubbing, pinching or massaging the injection site may ...
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Does the COVID vaccine contain Graphene Hydroxide nano razor blades?

Psiram has a page about conspiracy theories around covid vaccines and them supposedly containing graphene oxide and graphene hydroxide. They link to credible sources debunking the claim that vaccines ...
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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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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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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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Do any Covid-19 vaccines contain "nanoparticles" that can be detected in the blood afterwards and used to determine if a person has been vaccinated? [closed]

I spoke with my mom on the phone today and she told me of something she saw on the national TV recently (I don't watch TV). She says that some official person claimed that vaccines contain some sort ...
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Does the AstraZeneca vaccine not come in contact with any animal product during production?

In refuting an Indonesian Islamic council finding to the contrary, AstraZeneca Indonesia director Rizman Abudaeri said in a statement: “At all stages of the production process, this virus vector ...
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Are people with a PhD least likely to be vaccinated in the US?

According to Unherd's summary of a CMU study [Title:] The most vaccine-hesitant group of all? PhDs [...] more surprising is the breakdown in vaccine hesitancy by level of education. It finds that the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is the decline in polio symptoms directly caused by the banning of pesticides such as DDT?

According to Forest Maready's "The Moth in the Iron Lung" and several other sites brought to my attention by social media posts, the poliovirus wasn't as virulent as thought. Claims by the ...
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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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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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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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Did Louis Pasteur keep a gun in the laboratory while developing the rabies vaccine?

Is it true that while developing the vaccine for rabies Louis Pasteur kept a gun in his laboratory and had instructed all his lab assistants to shoot anyone in the head who accidentally got infected ...
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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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Do vaccines cause people to become magnetic?

MSNBC news reports that some people are claiming that vaccines cause the body to become magnetic. (The report is disparaging about the claimants.) There are video snippets from 0:39 to 1:43 of a Ohio ...
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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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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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