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Blog post: 25 years on, rumour by US anti-contraceptive organisation still damages tetanus vaccine programmes

“Abortion drugs discovered in Bill Gates’ vaccines,” declares an image posted on Facebook. “Secret sterilisation program discovered in Africa.” The image seems to be screenshot of a news article published in 2017. It continues: “Unicef, the World Health Organization, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have been accused of secretly sterilising millions of women… Read more »

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Blog post: No record of Henry Kissinger giving ‘forcible vaccination’ speech at world health body

Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger is a political adviser and diplomat who influenced the USA’s national security and foreign policy from the 1950s to the 1980s. Over the years he has given many speeches on the international stage, which can be read on his website. Now a meme circulating on Facebook claims that… Read more »

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Blog post: False claim resurfaces that flu vaccine is ‘designed to spread cancer’

An article claiming flu vaccines cause cancer has been racking up Facebook shares in Kenya. First published in February 2018, the article on Neon Nettle claims a “top doctor” named John Bergman “has revealed the influenza vaccinations being used to combat the latest H3N2 strain are virtually ineffective and being forced onto the public through… Read more »

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Blog post: A compendium for the Global Evidence Summit 2017

No record of Mandela saying ‘it always seems impossible until it’s done’ Do 80% of S. Africans regularly consult traditional healers? The claim is unproven Did a Christian prophet challenge lions to a fight in the Kruger National Park? FACTSHEET: Nigeria’s latest meningitis outbreak – a disaster foretold? ANALYSIS: Why does an old, false claim… Read more »

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