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DO NOT DRINK BLEACH! Chlorine dioxide is a type of bleach. The Blue Ridge Poisoning Center at University of Virginia Health put out a specific warning not to drink bleach. There is a lot of confusing, incomplete, and just plain inaccurate information circulating about how to prevent the COVID-19 virus (“coronavirus”) from spreading. Some advice measures ...


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A series of comments on the article's PubPeer appears to entirely invalidate the paper's conclusion; the paper commits several classic errors which have been previously discussed on skeptics.se. First is misuse of adverse event databases, exactly as discussed here. These sorts of adverse event databases do not establish causality; it is simply a list of all ...


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The numbers on the chart seem to be close for the most part, although there are other events that match the criteria of this image that should be included. We are going to assume, for the sake of this question, that the criteria that the creator of this image used was Either deaths of American Citizens, or deaths on American soil – this is to prevent ...


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Update (7/9/21): The paper was retracted on July 2, 2021. The retraction cited the same concern that not all deaths reported to national government systems are necessarily caused by the vaccine, while the paper incorrectly assumed that all such reported deaths were caused by the vaccine. Do COVID-19 vaccines cause 2 deaths for every 3 deaths they prevent? ...


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As per context from the Bannon-hosted interview, the claim was made in the context of the US FDA approval for vaccinating the 12-15 y.o., so I'll address it [only] in that regard. The claims is unsubstantiated from what I/we know so far, simply because there were zero deaths in the vaccinated group in the clinical trial that led to this (provisional) ...


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This has been fact-checked extensively: All following quotes are from the Washington Post. It may be a stunning picture, but it’s also a highly misleading and cherry-picked one. The most crucial thing to note at the outset is that just because someone died after getting the vaccine doesn’t mean they died because of it. So when Tucker Carlson says "a ...


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Can anyone explain what trump is claiming here ... What Trump was claiming is something that has been claimed multiple times since the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic: That doctors and hospitals are inflating the number of coronavirus hospital admissions and deaths because Medicare pays more if coronavirus is listed as one of the causes of the ...


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Short version: Mr. King is misrepresenting the words of a document he received in an ongoing court case against him. He misconstrues the document to mean there is no proof that the virus causing COVID exists. At about the time Mr. King made his interpretation public, the chief medical officer of health for the Province of Alberta, Canada (where Mr. King's ...


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What Donald Trump received was a cocktail of two monoclonal antibodies. There are various ways to produce those, Regeneron does state on their homepage that they use Cell Lines for mass production. This does not mean stem cells, there are many cell lines that are not stem cells. For research the antibodies are produced in mice, Regeneron calls their system ...


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This study has way too many problems to draw such a conclusion. It can only be taken as an indication that it may be worth further study, or may corroborate or contradict other, more carefully controlled, studies. The main problem is simply that by the nature of the study, the authors are comparing two groups of people, at two different times and ...


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Does Pfizer/BioNTech's Comirnaty/Tozinameran mRNA vaccine contain anything derived from animals, specifically animal-derived cholesterol, making it non-vegan? No. Neither the cholesterol nor any other ingredient is animal-derived. The UK Department of Health and Social Care published a "Public Assessment Report" last updated on June 4, 2021. In ...


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According to several French newspapers, e.g. Liberation, the explanation is that the 2020 date was a typo. Plusieurs affiches sur le pass sanitaire indiquent une date au 20 janvier 2020, avant les premières mesures sanitaires en France. Elle est tout simplement due à une faute de frappe lors de la création du document, corrigée depuis. Several posters ...


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I think the explanation for "oddity" in those numbers (besides the fact that they don't capture causality) is that in usual circumstances vaccines are mostly administered to children, so most deaths are in that group. From a paper that looked at a similar (albeit not exactly the same VAERS year range): Deaths Reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event ...


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The referenced claim misuses statistics from a study of the vaccines effects based on V-Safe data. The study finds that of 824 completed pregnancies of vaccinated women, 104 of the pregnancies were completed due to miscarriage. The letter to the editor claims that in 700 of the pregnancies, the vaccine was administered after 20 weeks when women are at much ...


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With the specific question and definitions provided, and a fairly broad definition of "engaged in"? Yes. We even have a published paper. https://www.nature.com/articles/nm.3985 A paper published in 9 November 2015. The abstract includes: Using the SARS-CoV reverse genetics system2, we generated and characterized a chimeric virus expressing the ...


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There is simply no basis to the rumor that Huang Yanling ever had Covid or was even in Wuhan in 2019. The official line from the WIV and Chinese government is that she left Wuhan in 2015. In response, Huang's supervisor Wei Hongping said, "Huang Yanling has been working in another city since her graduation in July 2015. I called her and confirmed that ...


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No, the 2012 study says nothing about Covid-19 vaccines. In fact, it's been so over-used by the anti-vaxxers that one of the study's authors was interviewed by Reuters back in February 2021: A video which uses a research paper to argue that mRNA vaccines will make people fatally weakened to other diseases makes untrue claims about the study, according to ...


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Does the third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine “boost antibody levels”? Yes, at least in certain cases. Two published studies in patients with solid organ transplants (i.e. people who are immunocompromised) have reported that more patients have an antibody titer after a third vaccine dose compared to before the third dose, and that patients with a low-positive ...


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Since this Q is going for a more direct comparison of deaths "after" Covid-19 vaccines vs deaths "after" influenza ones (per 1st para in the quote), as detailed in an answer to a linked question, which would have been more fitting to give here, the flu vaccines have a different mandatory reporting standard to VAERS, compared to Covid-19 ...


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True. Says the WHO since March 2020: Children are important drivers of influenza virus transmission in the community. For COVID-19 virus, initial data indicates that children are less affected than adults and that clinical attack rates in the 0-19 age group are low. Further preliminary data from household transmission studies in China suggest that children ...


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CDC, updated Apr 27, 2021: Over 230 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the United States from December 14, 2020, through April 26, 2021. During this time, VAERS received 3,848 reports of death (0.0017%) among people who received a COVID-19 vaccine. CDC and FDA physicians review each case report of death as soon as notified and CDC ...


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There is an article in the NEJM from July 7 that is about a SARS-CoV2 vaccine: Effectiveness of an Inactivated SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine in Chile This is about Sinovac, it is named CoronaVac in this paper but those are two names for the same vaccine. The numbers for Sinovac from the graphic match exactly the numbers in table 2 in this paper for fully immunized ...


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Actually, the main/corresponding author (Ralph Baric) of the paper cited in Barden's answer as evidence for "yes" argued in press statements quoted in the Washington Post that the answer is "no". In a lengthy statement to The Fact Checker, Baric — who signed the letter calling for a new investigation — also pushed back against Paul’s ...


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No, it wasn't one case, but an outbreak. That appears to have been a misinterpretation of the claim. Fortune put the outbreak at 'about 150' COVID-19 cases. The size of the disruption to supply chains is backed by a media briefing from shipping company Maersk Seatrade Maritime News reported on the claim: Putting the magnitude of the issue at Yantian port is ...


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Those numbers might be true but are not comparable. First, VAERS is a self-reporting system, but it's predominantly used by health care professionals who report things that meet certain criteria. https://vaers.hhs.gov/faq.html VAERS accepts reports from anyone. Patients, parents, caregivers and healthcare providers (HCP) are encouraged to report adverse ...


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Conflation. And oversimplification. But not completely untrue. Exact phrase is unfortunate and could be treated as 'no evidence for that'. "Doctors" paid directly for "cause of death is Covid" seems to be untrue. In the health care system paid more for a diagnosis of Covid instead of other diagnosis (that is when a patient should be ...


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As mentioned in a comment by Mad Scientist: Ourworldindata reports around 200 cases per 1 million inhabitants per day where this number is the average over the last 7 days. DieZeit reports around 140 cases per 100.000 inhabitants in total over the last 7 days. With rounding these two incidence rates match up exactly.


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The study gets off on the wrong foot with the unqualified and unsubstantiated claim that Covid-19 is the world's deadliest pandemic. There is some discussion about that in the previous question Did COVID-19 take the lives of 3,100 Americans in a single day, making it the third deadliest day in American history? The study appears to make a correlation between ...


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Update 2021-03-24: Based on new data through "End Week" 3/13/2021: the CDC tallied total COVID-19 death toll among children since the beginning of the pandemic (which has now had meaningful cases in the U.S. for almost precisely a year) is up to 273 (76 in 0-4 range, 197 in 5-18 range). By itself, this doesn't meaningfully change the original ...


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Yes, YouTube removed in February of 2021 a US Senate testimony video of Dr Pierre Kory given December 8, 2020, that largely argues Ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19. The YouTube link now displays: This video has been removed for violating YouTube's Community Guidelines. Learn more This "learn more" leads to Google's COVID-19 medical ...


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