A doctor discusses COVID vaccine myths and misconceptions

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Strong Medicine

Stanford University

I talk about 15 common myths and misconceptions about the COVID vaccines that I’ve frequently heard from my YouTube viewers.


*For viewers who want to learn more:*

12 antivaxxers are responsible for the majority of online vaccine misinformation: https://252f2edd-1c8b-49f5-9bb2-cb57b…

More on the Illusionary Truth Effect: https://252f2edd-1c8b-49f5-9bb2-cb57b…

FDA Statement on Emergency Use Authorizations: https://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-bi…

History of Emergency Use Authorization: https://blog.petrieflom.law.harvard.e…

Supreme Court Decision (Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, majority opinion written by the late Justice Scalia) cementing the legality of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act which protects vaccine manufacturers from being sued by individuals claiming vaccine injury: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions…

Discussion of how the vaccines were developed so quickly (though most, if not all, layperson descriptions leave out the point about the high frequency of outcome of interest in the COVID trial – allowing for a relatively short phase III trial): https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158…

Evidence that mRNA vaccines prevent asymptomatic infections: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/w… More evidence that mRNA vaccines prevent asymptomatic infections: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056…

Evidence of decreased transmission from vaccinated individuals to household contacts in England: https://khub.net/documents/135939561/…

Evidence of decreased viral load in vaccinated individuals who do become infected (viral load is well established as a marker for infectivity): https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.11…

More evidence of decreased viral load in vaccinated individuals: https://www.nature.com/articles/s4159…

Joint statement from professional societies on how the COVID vaccines do not cause infertility: https://www.acog.org/news/news-releas…

Master list of which vaccines do and do not use fetal cell lines in their production: https://lozierinstitute.org/update-co…

As of April 27, the CDC has not detected patterns in cause of death that would indicate a safety problem with COVID-19 vaccines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-…

Debunking of the claim that the COVID vaccines have killed thousands: https://www.reuters.com/article/factc…

Explanation from Forbes on why the mRNA vaccines cannot change your DNA: https://www.forbes.com/sites/victoria…

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