Is Chronic Lyme Disease a real disease?

No, its not. Its a made up condition.

Resources for: Is Chronic Lyme Disease a real disease?

From Skeptical Inquirer: Bogus Treatments For Bogus Diagnosis Are Killing Patients

From Wikipedia: Chronic Lyme disease

From The Conversation: Chronic Lyme disease – does it exist?

From Lyme Science: Chronic Lyme disease: A scam that should be condemned!

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Is COVID-19 no worse than the flu?

Of course its not. It much more fatal.

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From National Geographic: How scientists know COVID-19 is way deadlier than the flu

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What is the “science has been wrong before” nonsense?

It a silly argument used when someone gets proved wrong by the actual evidence.

What is the “science has been wrong before” nonsense?

From Debunking Denialism: “Science Was Wrong Before!”

From Rational Wiki: Science was wrong before

From The Credible Hulk: The “Scientists Were Wrong” Gambit and the Science Denier’s Paradox

From The Credible Hulk: Incommensurability, The Correspondence Principle, and the “Scientists Were Wrong Before” Gambit

From The Credible Hulk: Science has been wrong before, therefore I can make up whatever bullshit I want.

From Skeptico: The appeal to “science was wrong before”

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Are only 6% of the reported COVID-19 deaths due to COVID-19?

No. That is just conspiracy nut jobs proving how stupid they are.

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From Respectful Insolence: The “only 6%” gambit: The latest viral COVID-19 disinformation

From ZDoggMD: THAT CDC 6% COVID DEATH RATE, EXPLAINED

From YouTube: The CDC did not remove 94% of COVID deaths

From MetaBunk: Claim: Only 6% of COVID deaths are “real” – the rest died due to comorbidities

From FactCheck: CDC Did Not ‘Admit Only 6%’ of Recorded Deaths from COVID-19

From the Logic of Science: COVID comorbidities are not analogous to car crashes: Debunking the 6% mortality claim

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Are there fetal cells from aborted fetuses in vaccines?

No.

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From the ABC: Foetal cells are used to make the Oxford coronavirus vaccine. But they came from a foetus in 1973

From Science Based Medicine: “Aborted fetal tissue” and vaccines: Combining pseudoscience and religion to demonize vaccines

From Wikipedia: Use of fetal tissue in vaccine development

From Skeptical Raptor: DNA in vaccines and GMOs – they’re not going to turn you into Sasquatch

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Is grounding / earthing for real?

No, its fake. Its made up nonsense.

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From ScienceBlogs: “Earthing” Is a Bunch of Crap

From Skeptic: Bogus Claims About Grounding Your Feet to Earth Promote Medical Pseudoscience

From Skeptoid: All About Grounding

From PodiaPaedia: Grounding

From RRJ: Grounding: Going barefoot to prevent cardiovascular disease!

From Podiatry Arena: Earthing (grounding) the human body reduces blood viscosity-a major factor in cardiovascular disease

From Skeptic Blog: Are You a Grounded Person?

From Its a Foot: ‘Grounding’ or ‘Earthing’ is still bollocks

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Do face masks prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Yes.

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From Preprints: Face Masks Against COVID-19: An Evidence Review

From Science Based Medicine: Do face masks decrease the risk of COVID-19 transmission?

From Science Based Medicine: Do Masks Work?

From Neurologica: Face Mask War

From Forbes: 3 New Scientific Studies Say, ‘Mask Up!’ COVID-19 Can Spread In Surprising Ways We Didn’t Realize

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Is the HPV vaccine effective?

Yes.

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From Skeptical Raptor: HPV vaccine effectiveness – 14 year follow-up of women, all good news

From the CDC: HPV Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness

From Pediatrics: 4-Valent Human Papillomavirus (4vHPV) Vaccine in Preadolescents and Adolescents After 10 Years.

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How to read a vaccine packaging insert?

“The anti-vaccine movement presents a beautiful case-study in inconsistent reasoning and logical contradictions. One of the most entertaining and important of these contradictions comes from their treatment of vaccine package inserts. If you have ever spent any time debating anti-vaccers, then you have, no doubt, encountered these inserts. They list adverse events that were reported during vaccine testing, and anti-vaccers are adamant that these inserts provide clear evidence that vaccines are, in fact, dangerous. As I will explain, however, this argument is inconsistent with other core anti-vaccine arguments, and the presence of adverse events in the package inserts actually provides strong evidence against the vast global conspiracy that anti-vaccers envision (and, indeed, that their position requires).” Source

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From The Logic of Science: The vaccine package insert paradox

From Christopher Johnson, MD: Vaccine skeptics’ obsession with drug package inserts

From Skeptical Raptor: Argument by Vaccine Package Inserts – they’re not infallible

From Vaxopedia: How to Read a Package Insert for a Vaccine

From Vaxopedia: Show Me the Vaccine Insert!

From Harpocrates Speaks: Package Inserts – Understanding What They Do (and Don’t) Say

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Does vaccination cause sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?

No. There is a lower incidence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in children that have been vaccinated.

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From the CDC: Vaccines and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

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From Vaccine: Do immunisations reduce the risk for SIDS? A meta-analysis

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