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30 Nov
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Coincidence.... I think not!
To be more blunt, it's also an anagram of MORON DIALECT.
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20 Nov
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Context: This is an incredibly disingenuous plot that conceals an absurdly broad age range (10-59!) to falsely suggest vaccinations increase death. What's going on is >85% of people in their 50s are vaccinated (incl. 94% high risk) and 0% under 12 are. coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/vaccin…
Older people just die more of heart disease and other conditions in general. When one group is mostly under 25 and another group is mostly over 40, the second group will have more deaths. Image
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11 Nov
Just being around vaccinated people: can't breaths, can't walk.
For those asking what BOO baths are: BOO is an MLM product she happened to sell to some of her 51,000 followers.
Tempted to delete because of the “can't breaths” typo, but prob4bly not as ßad as wr!t!ng like a 1999 l33t ha><0r. Still, sorry for that.
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29 Aug
Context: He's been trying to get banned for a while to promote his book sales. He understands this grift better than almost anyone. It's why he tried to create the impression that every one of his pamphlets was "censored," while selling hundreds of thousands of them.
In March 2020, he had 7700 followers. His platform became 50 times larger, 50 times more lucrative, thanks to popular lies and careless errors he never corrected. Here's a thread of some of them.
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25 Aug
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Context: I'm astonished how many people have replied to Candace that these are good questions. So let's try to answer them.

Nobody says that the virus kills everyone, but it's especially dangerous to the old. Median age of Afghanistan is 18. There aren't many old people there. Image
And that's before considering that the nominal government in Kabul probably didn't do a great job keeping vital statistics. Hard for any poor nation to do, let alone one in civil war. We know from stable developing countries that Covid deaths seem undercounted. Image
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4 Aug
Australian soap opera actress says that the “scamdemic” was single-handedly brought down by Albertan man who proved in court the virus doesn't exist.
Context: I’ve seen a lot of this today on Facebook and Instagram. Basically King contested a social distancing fine last December and tried to serve a subpoena on Alberta’s CMOH Deena Hinshaw. This paper was allegedly part of Alberta’s defense. But it doesn’t admit anything.
It seems to be a motion to quash his subpoena. It argues that Hinshaw has “no material evidence” related to King’s $1200 fine. King complained on the Stew Peters Show that opposing attorneys argued that it was irrelevant. Yeah, that’s their point—not that the virus doesn’t exist.
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4 Aug
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h/t (plagiarized in large part from): @BadLegalTakes and @BadHippa, who are way better at this than I am and you should follow if you don't already.
@BadLegalTakes @BadHippa Oh, and to avoid my own plagiarism, this is the blog post Flanagan serialized in "her" thread: lazarusalliance.com/what-is-hipaa-…
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2 Aug
Context: U.S. Senator doesn't understand what censorship is. Johnson uses his platform to endorse the next phase of Alex Berenson's grift (milking a one-week Twitter suspension to go on Tucker, etc.)
As context for Alex's recent tweet, arbeit macht frei (“work sets you free”) was put over the entrance of Auschwitz. Impfung macht frei means “vaccination sets you free.” It's a pander to the “vaccine holocaust” theorists and incredibly gross.
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2 Aug
Context: It's been a month after the date Berenson says cases exploded, and two weeks since he repeatedly claimed imminent "vaccine failure." It was a weird flex for him to basically turn into a "wait two weeks" doomer, but I did wait and—nope, the vaccines continue to work well.
Plots created by a sheet @Marco_Piani gave me, who has some good observations about Berenson's related misrepresentations.
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1 Aug
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A lot of people are pointing out the headline is also bad. I agree. Two-fers are a thing, and it's been a bad week for MSM clickbait failing to convey context.
And this has hardly been the only example.
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27 Jul
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Context: Offering effectively a senior discount is Satanic now, I guess.
H/t: @OldMackIsBack.
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24 Jul
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Context: Kate Shemirani mixes old and relatively new bonkers conspiracy theories, and you should really read the whole thread.
Shemirani was almost certainly referring to *patent* 060606, which is not actually a patent but a publication. Has nothing to do with vaccines. The application was filed in 2018 and abandoned after a final office action (rejection) by USPTO in December.
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20 Jul
Context: One year ago, @nataliexdean asked Rebekah Jones a pointed question, and Jones blasted to her followers she was being “harassed.” One pointed question was all it took for Jones to smear a scientist and a phenomenal communicator during the pandemic.
Jones was just wrong about the science: antibodies indicate *past* infection, and someone with a false negative won't engage in risky behavior like someone with a false *positive* might, but Jones’ smear of Dean is what makes it reprehensible.
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7 Jul
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Context: First, the life expectancy of someone 78 is not -1. It's almost ten years (although life expectancies dropped significantly last year because of the virus). cdc.gov/nchs/data/vsrr…
I don't know whether of not Tucker knows how life expectancy works, but he's playing into the trope that maybe COVID deaths don't exist at all because those who died are so old. washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/…
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2 Jul
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Context: This is an old take that’s passed it’s sell-by date. Where exactly are the “lockdowns” in America?

The theory was that since “Emergency Use Authorization” has “emergency” in the title, this requires a lockdown (because hundreds of deaths a day is NBD, apparently).
If there are no lockdowns, the bad take theorizes, no EUAs can issue, and so approval for the vaccines must be revoked!

Here’s corona-grifter Alex Berenson promoting the half-baked, legally-uninformed idea in April. Image
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6 Jun
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Context: I looked through the docket. It doesn't seem like anyone argued for or against this claim. It went from being a Facebook meme (or misremembered Fox News segment) to a federal decision with no intermediate steps.

It's false.
The CDC determined that 3 deaths are "plausibly" linked to the J&J vaccine out of millions of doses administered. Even the recent San Jose VTA shooting is more than that.
cdc.gov/coronavirus/20…
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6 Jun
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I've been reluctant to post troll-looking accounts, because definitionally I'm not sure troll farm output counts as a “take.” But they're often funny, sometimes illuminating, so I will confine them to this thread with my old Bill Mitchell rules (no more than one post in ten). Image
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31 May
Context: The tweet cuts off a the first page of results showing that nearly all of the massive overdose injection stays at the injection site or goes to the liver where it's metabolized.

h/t: @BadVaccineTakes for tracking this down.
@BadVaccineTakes Especially true in the case of the mRNA used in these studies. Less than one tenth of one percent of megadose made it to rat ovaries.

Oh, and it's not a leaked document. Antivaxxers love to get clout by rehashing old stuff as "leaked." Rarely true. pmda.go.jp/drugs/2021/P20…
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29 May
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Context: Bunch of folks are misunderstanding this comment to mean that vaccines are ~1% effective, but the absolute risk reduction is misleading too. The background rate of COVID was 0.9% in the Pfizer control group, and 0.06% for vaccinated. Huge drop.
Absolute risk reduction just isn't a measure of efficacy; it depends on the study protocols. Fewer people get infected over shorter studies. And authors of the paper admit that relative risk reductions have held up in Israel close to 95%.
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24 May
Context: almost certainly they misunderstand part of the Pfizer protocol, which doesn't suggest anything is "shedding," as explained in this thread.

h/t @cwarzel.
Thread on why it would be great if it were true.
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13 May
Here Naomi Wolf suggests criminal prosecution might be necessary for a teacher’s union that invested millions into a company she says harvests DNA from children without HIPAA protections.

TLDR: They don’t. That’s not how this works, that’s not how any of this works.
A partial list of issues: 1. CalSTERs has invested literally 0.004% of its portfolio into the company Wolf hates. 2. CalSTERS is legally obligated to protect its members’ retirement savings, and so can’t really make decisions based on Wolf’s unique theories.
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