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COVID misinformation campaigns are very profitable

A Washington Post report reveals that anti-vaccine groups profited from COVID-19 misinformation, raising over $118 million from 2020 to 2022. Pre-pandemic revenue was dwarfed as groups like Children’s Health Defense and ICAN increased fundraising efforts and salaries for executives like RFK Jr and Del Bigtree. These organizations have promoted false narratives about COVID-19 vaccines and unsupported treatments, such as ivermectin, posing public health risks and undermining vaccine mandates for children’s diseases.

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The largest safety study of COVID vaccines finds rare issues

A comprehensive study involving over 99 million vaccinated individuals indicated a slight increase in neurological, blood, and heart-related conditions following COVID-19 vaccination. However, the adverse events were very rare, and the vaccines’ ability to prevent severe COVID-19 far outweighs these risks. The research, drawing from extensive medical records, demonstrates the vaccines’ safety and efficacy, reiterating the importance of vaccination despite the infrequent side effects.

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Does drinking alcohol increase the risk of cancer?

The WHO suggests cutting alcohol lowers cancer risks, but evidence is mixed. A recent paper found limited or inadequate evidence of reduced cancer risk with lower alcohol consumption, specifically for cancers like laryngeal, colorectal, and breast cancer, while some links to oral and esophageal cancer were noted. Despite some findings, significant scientific gaps remain, and further research is needed to establish clearer connections between alcohol reduction and cancer risk.

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NFL star Travis Kelce posts a heart photo — anti-vaxxers go crazy

NFL star Travis Kelce, tagged “Mr. Pfizer,” came under anti-vaccine fire for an Instagram post where he made a heart shape with his hands, sparking baseless claims of vaccine dangers. Contrary to myths, COVID-19 vaccines have a much lower myocarditis risk than the virus itself, and other heart issues aren’t linked to the vaccine. The American Heart Association endorses vaccines, especially for those with heart conditions. Kelce’s gesture likely celebrated the Super Bowl win or expressed love, not a vaccine warning.

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Evidence indicates long COVID could be a brain injury

         4  4SharesNew research has found that symptoms, like brain fog, may be the result of a long COVID brain injury which may lead to cognitive and mental health issues that persist for years. The researchers stated that long COVID-19 can cause… Read More »Evidence indicates long COVID could be a brain injury

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Do COVID mRNA vaccines affect menstrual cycles?

Studies show mRNA COVID-19 vaccines can cause small, temporary changes in menstrual cycles, less so than the disease itself. In one research, vaccinated women experienced a minor increase in cycle length that normalized the following month. Another study linked the vaccine to a short-term risk of heavy menstrual bleeding. Despite these effects, the benefits of vaccination against COVID-19 outweigh these temporary menstrual changes.

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Doug Corrigan says mRNA vaccines will change your DNA

     5   7  12SharesThere are so many quacks coming out of the woodwork to push pseudoscience about mRNA vaccines – now, Dr. Doug Corrigan, Ph.D., uses junk science and pseudoscience to “invent a method” that the mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 are going to… Read More »Doug Corrigan says mRNA vaccines will change your DNA

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DNA in food or vaccines is not going to change your genes

A poll revealed widespread fear of DNA in food and vaccines, leading to calls for mandatory labeling. This pervasive pseudoscience myth suggests that consuming or injecting DNA can alter human genetics. However, DNA from food and vaccines is broken down and does not integrate into human genes. Education on DNA biochemistry counters these fears, explaining that DNA and its four nucleobases (CGAT) are consistent across all life forms, simply coding for proteins. Massive studies on animals fed GMOs and vaccinated humans illustrate no adverse effects from DNA consumption or vaccine administration. Such concerns are scientifically unfounded; eating GMO foods or getting vaccines does not alter or harm one’s DNA.

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Increased risk of stillbirth among women with COVID-19 — get the vaccine

     1   3  4SharesThe CDC just published a report that women who have COVID-19 at delivery have an increased risk of stillbirth compared to women who do not have the disease. If this isn’t a good reason for pregnant women to get the… Read More »Increased risk of stillbirth among women with COVID-19 — get the vaccine

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Maternal COVID vaccinations are safe for newborns — new study

A large population-based study published in JAMA confirms the safety of maternal COVID-19 vaccinations, showing vaccinated mothers contribute to a lower incidence of adverse neonatal outcomes, such as lower mortality rates and reduced risks of conditions like intracranial hemorrhage and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. This further supports the benefits of vaccinating pregnant individuals with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.