1. redolympus

    Need debunking: Strong evidence implicates these scientists, Ben Hu, Yu Ping, and Yan Zhu, as patient zero?

    Is there strong evidence that one of these scientists, Ben Hu, Yu Ping, and Yan Zhu, working at the Wuhan Institute of Virology were patient zero? I came across this claim in a report authored by independent journalists Matt Taibbi, Michael Shellenberger, and Alex Gutentag, and published on...
  2. Beaker

    Need help further debunking: IJVTPR (International Journal of Vaccine Theory, Practice, and Research) paper titled "Worse than the disease?"

    Immunologists and virologists complained on social media around 6 months ago about a recently-created sham scientific journal called "International Journal of Vaccine Theory, Practice, and Research" (IJVTPR) which was supposedly created by anti-vaxxers and intended to release anti-vax research...
  3. P

    Friend has fallen into COVID-conspiracies

    Early this morning my friend me sent this on Messenger Now, my friend has always been into conspiracies, but they always have been reletavly harmless, but this is something new. Just out of the blue on anti-vaxx mode And just couple minutes ago he sent me another message regarding that mask...
  4. D

    Claim: Videos of people exhaling vape smoke through a mask, demonstrate masks as useless against a virus..

    Recently, I've been sent some videos as evidence that facemasks do not act as an effective means to stop the spread of a virus. The videos show a person perform a demonstration using vape smoke. The implication is that since the vape smoke passes through the mask, and viral particles are of a...
  5. G

    Claim: China refused to hand "key data" to WHO delegation during the recent investigation in Wuhan

    A recent WHO delegation to Wuhan investigated various hypotheses on Covid-19 origins. You can find the briefing here. Since yesterday there are various articles in mainstream media outlets claiming that China refused to hand "key information" to the investigations. In a New York Times article...
  6. Adam Taylor

    A Plug for "You Can Know Things"

    Greetings all. First time poster to Metabunk. Happy to be here. The threads here do a wonderful job of addressing the current issue of COVID. Wanted to start off with a simple plug for another site, one I hadn't seen posted here, but I thought would be very useful to have on hand. That site is...
  7. Mendel

    Debunked: The WHO did not take the Taiwan CDC seriously

    There are various issues surrounding the World Health Organization (WHO) and Taiwan, owing to the fact that Taiwan is not a United Nations (UN) member, and is not officially recognized by the WHO, which is a UN agency. The WHO was prepared to address this issue in its May 4th press briefing in...