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.

Resources for: Does vaccination cause sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?

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

From Wikipedia: Vaccines and SIDS

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

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Is oleandrin (oleander leaves) a cure for COVID-19?

No, its not.

Resources for: Is oleandrin (oleander leaves) a cure for COVID-19?

From MarketWatch: CNN’s Anderson Cooper tears into Mike Lindell over claim that oleandrin is a coronavirus cure

From SkepticalRaptor: Oleander extract for COVID-19 – another moronic and useless treatment

From PBS: Oleandrin is a deadly plant poison, not a COVID-19 cure

From the Conversation: Oleandrin is a deadly plant poison, not aCOVID-19 cure

From AXIOS: Trump eyes new unproven coronavirus “cure”

Press Release: American Botanical Council Warns Consumers about High Toxicity of Oleander

From the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine: A fatal case of self-poisoning through the ingestion of oleander leaves

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Is ‘death’ a common side affect of vaccination?

No, not even close.

Resources for: Is ‘death’ a common side affect of vaccination?

From Skeptical Raptor: Post vaccination mortality – another anti-vaccine myth without merit

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Was the moon landing faked?

Of course it wasn’t.

Resources on Was the moon landing faked?

From the History Channel: The Wildest Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories, Debunked

From Space.com: Moon-Landing Hoax Still Lives On, 50 Years After Apollo 11. But Why?

From RMG: Moon landing conspiracy theories, debunked

From Wikipedia: Moon landing conspiracy theories

From the News & Observer: 50 years after Apollo 11, moon landing hoaxes still thrive online

From National Geographic: Apollo 11 Hoax Photos: 8 Moon-Landing Myths Busted

From Live Science: Top Moon Conspiracy Theories and Why They Are Stupid

From Popular Mechanics: Why Faking the Moon Landing Was Impossible

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Does Hydroxychloroquine cure COVID-19?

No, it doesn’t.

Resources on Does Hydroxychloroquine cure COVID-19?

From Science Based Medicine: Hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19: Evidence can’t seem to kill it

From Skeptical Raptor: Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for coronavirus – UPDATED with new studies

From Retraction Watch: French hydroxychloroquine study has “major methodological shortcomings” and is “fully irresponsible,” says review, but is not being retracted

From the University of Basel: Basel study: Why lopinavir and hydroxychloroquine do not work on Covid-19

“Hydroxychloroquine in patients with COVID-19: A Systematic Review and meta-analysis.”

From the FDA: FDA cautions against use of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for COVID-19 outside of the hospital setting or a clinical trial due to risk of heart rhythm problems

From Clinical Microbiology and Infection: Effect of hydroxychloroquine with or without azithromycin on the mortality of COVID-19 patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Is overpronation bad?*

Yes, it is. Despite the rhetoric and propaganda, it is a problem for runners but not a big problem.

Resources on is overpronation bad?

From Run Research Junkie: http://www.runresearchjunkie.com/the-nonsensical-understanding-of-overpronation/

From Its a Foot Captain: https://www.itsafootcaptain.com/pronation-mythology/

From PodiatryCPD: https://podiatrycpd.com.au/2020/06/15/whats-the-deal-with-overpronation/

From More to Life than Running: http://www.moretolifethanrunning.com/2020/08/is-overpronation-a-death-sentence-for-runners/

*This topic is not exactly mainstream skepticism, but sorry about that. I am a runner and this is an issue in the running and sports medicine communities.

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What happened to Kelly Victory’s video on YouTube?

YouTube removed it as it violated their policy on COVID-19 misinformation.

Resources on Kelly Victory’s video on YouTube:

From QuackWatch: A Skeptical Look at Kelly Victory, M.D.

From Respectful Insolence: Dr. Kelly Victory: Another despicable physician spreading disinformation about COVID-19

From LeadStories: Fact Check: Dr. Kelly Victory’s ‘COVID Facts’ Video Includes Many Claims That Are NOT Facts

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Do Vaccines Cause Autism?

No.

This is an easily debunked myth made up by science deniers.

Do vaccines cause autism resources:

From Skeptical Raptor: Vaccines and autism – robust, powerful science says they are unrelated

From Science Based Medicine: Vaccines & Autism

From Respectful Insolence: MMR vaccination is not associated with autism, take ∞

From IFLScience: Data On 23 Million Children Shows No Link Between Autism And MMR Vaccine

From IFLScience: Large Study Provides Even More Evidence That Vaccines Have Nothing To Do With Autism

From The Logic of Science: Vaccines and autism: A thorough review of the evidence (2019 update)

From the CDC: Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism

From LeftBrainRightBrain: Was autism ever a first advocacy priority for those promoting the idea that vaccines cause autism?

From LeftBrainRightBrain: Anti vaccine activists are angry about a new study…and they didn’t even bother to read it

From Skeptical Raptor: Vaccines and autism – the 159th scientific study that says not related

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Does the ‘Plandemic’ video have any credibility?

This video was widely shared in social media in May 2020. Several platforms banned it due to the misinformation. It was easily and widely debunked by multiple sources. If anyone has an analysis that debunks any of the analyses below, please send them to us.

Debunking Plandemic

From Respectful Insolence: Judy Mikovits in Plandemic: An antivax conspiracy theorist becomes a COVID-19 grifter

From Jeff Holiday on YouTube: Why The PLANDEMIC is Manufactured NONSENSE

From Republic World: Fact Check: Is The ‘Plandemic’ Documentary True? Claims From The Video Debunked

From Forbes Magazine: Why People Cling To Conspiracy Theories Like ‘Plandemic’

From MedPage Today: Debunking ‘Plandemic’

From Big Think: The anti-vaxx agenda of ‘Plandemic’

From Snopes: Was a Scientist Jailed After Discovering a Deadly Virus Delivered Through Vaccines?

From Neurologica: Skeptical of Plandemic

From a lawyer on Reddit: Plandemic Documentary debunked

From the Washington Post: Facebook and other companies are removing viral ‘Plandemic’ conspiracy video

From PolitiFact: Fact-checking ‘Plandemic’: A documentary full of false conspiracy theories about the coronavirus

From Karen Lernst: Plandemic? Nope

From Forbes: Why It’s Important To Push Back On ‘Plandemic’—And How To Do It

From Kat Montgomery on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kathleen.weber.montgomery/posts/10113287265749743

From Retraction Watch: Who is Judy Mikovits?

From the Daily Beast: Discredited Doctor and Sham ‘Science’ Are the Stars of Viral Coronavirus Documentary ‘Plandemic’

From Science Based Medicine: Plandemic: Judy Mikovits and the mother of all COVID-19 conspiracy theories

From FactCheck: The Falsehoods of the ‘Plandemic’ Video

From NPR: Seen ‘Plandemic’? We Take A Close Look At The Viral Conspiracy Video’s Claims

From LifeHacker: If You Found That ‘Plandemic’ Video Convincing, Read This Too

From ScienceMag: Fact-checking Judy Mikovits, the controversial virologist attacking Anthony Fauci in a viral conspiracy video

From Skeptical Raptor: Judy Mikovits – another false authority on COVID-19 and vaccines

From the New York Times: Virus Conspiracists Elevate a New Champion

From Wikipedia: Plandemic

From CTV News: Truth Tracker: ‘Plandemic’ video full of false conspiracy theories about COVID-19

From Facebook: Doctor Fact-Checks Plandemic Conspiracy

From Snopes: ‘Plandemic’ Virus Conspiracy-Theory Video Shows Challenges for Big Tech

From Detroit Free Press: ‘Plandemic’ filmmaker, Judy Mikovits admit mistakes in controversial video

From The Conversation: Coronavirus, ‘Plandemic’ and the seven traits of conspiratorial thinking

From the Center for Inquiry: Plandemic’ Asks Questions—But Won’t Answer Them

From MetaBunk: Looking for debunkings of the “Plandemic” video

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Are COVID toes a real thing?

In April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic reports began to surface of skin lesions (chilblains) appearing on the toes with a high frequency in those infected with the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19. Are they a real thing?

Resources on COVID toes:

This thread on the forum, Podiatry Arena, lists and links to all the differing opinions and research on COVID toes:
https://podiatryarena.com/index.php?threads/chilblains-and-covid-19-covid-toes.112258/

This chat from PodChatLive discussed the current issues around the concept and if it was a real thing:
http://podchatlive.com/episode-81-with-nadia-dembsky-chilblains-and-covid-toes/

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