Monthly Archives: May 2022

Modified chimpanzee virus in AstraZeneca vaccine isn’t linked to monkeypox

A Facebook post falsely suggests that there is a link between the recent rise in monkeypox cases and a key component of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.  The post features a screenshot from a real government information page listing the ingredients contained within the AstraZeneca vaccine. These include “recombinant, replication-deficient chimpanzee adenovirus vector encoding the SARS-CoV-2… Read More »

Monkeypox isn’t shingles in disguise

A post on Instagram shows a screenshot of a tweet that says: “13,783 cases of Shingles (one of the adverse effects of C19 jab) are reported on the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. Seems like Shingles is being termed as monkey pox [sic].” Similar posts on Facebook make the same claims but without the screenshot.… Read More »

Australian grandmother did not shoot two rapists

A Facebook post claiming an Australian grandmother shot off the testicles of two men who had raped her granddaughter is false.  The post relates the tale of 81-year-old Ava Estelle, a former librarian, who, after two men raped her 18-year-old granddaughter, tracked them down to a hotel room and shot each of them in the… Read More »

No evidence Keanu Reeves nature quote is real

A quote attributed to Keanu Reeves, about his apparent love of nature, has been shared more than 800 times on Facebook.  The full quote says: “To me, Nature is a place where you retreat whenever you feel exhausted or sad. I’m more happy when I’m surrounded by the sound of birds than sound of people.”… Read More »

25 Interesting Historical Photos – Part 339

Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 338, click here. 1. Children in front of the world’s largest log cabin in Portland, Oregon, USA, 1938. It was built in 1905 and burned down in 1964. 2. A “victorious” Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returns from Germany and declares “peace for our time” after Hitler…… Read More »

No evidence rise in monkeypox cases is linked to Covid-19 vaccine

An article published by The Exposé, a blog which regularly publishes misinformation about Covid-19, and shared on Facebook has claimed that official government reports suggest recent reports of monkeypox are not genuine.  It claims these infections are in fact a cover-up spread by public authorities to explain away side effects from Covid-19 vaccines, causing recipients… Read More »