Fact Checking Misleading and False Information

Submitted By: hatallman@gmail.com – Click to email about this post
Greetings BBQ,
I will be fact-checking some of the posts on this forum propagating misleading and false information. Basic facts and aspects of scientific literacy (such as cause vs correlation) can and should be elucidated and evaluated. In most cases I will simply link to reputable organizations which provide clear rebuttals. Opinion and personal perspective are irrefutable.
In the following paragraphs I will examine some of the claims made in the post on October 30th by dixiegainer@gmail.com, which I have quoted below.

“A scientist was able to obtain 27 vials of Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines. All 27 vials contained unsafe levels of simian virus 40 (SV40), a monkey virus that can cause brain cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and other fatal types of cancer. That research has been scientifically confirmed by Health Canada.”


“Millions of Americans were harmed by these experimental medicines. Miscarriages and stillbirths spiked because of the shots.”

“Many thousands of young people developed serious, life-altering myocarditis.”

“Thousands of military servicemembers who were forced to get the vaccines were sexually sterilized by them.”

All of these claims were extremely easy to find and rebut, the most interesting aspect of the fact checking articles was how they illuminated how the false claim had originated and spread.

-Hank Tallman