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Ten Covid Myths


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Misinformation #1: Natural immunity offers little protection compared to vaccinated immunity

The NY Post misrepresents the Lancet study's conclusions.
The Lancet: Most comprehensive study to date provides evidence on natural immunity protection by COVID-19 variant and how protection fades over time | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (

Misinformation #2: Masks prevent COVID transmission

The Cochrane review was both flawed in basic ways and its conclusions were misrepresented.
Masks Revisited | Science-Based Medicine (

Misinformation #3: School closures reduce COVID transmission

The Post claims this based on alleged studies (not linked to) in Sweden and Spain, both of which had high rates of transmission.
These alleged studies are directly contradicted by a number of other studies, including this one.
School closures during COVID-19: an overview of systematic reviews | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine

Misinformation #4: Myocarditis from the vaccine is less common than from the infection

Your article only claims otherwise in the case of youth and notes that the myocarditis is generally subclinical (benign).

Misinformation #5: Young people benefit from a vaccine booster

Maybe not directly. But it interrupts virus transmission.

Misinformation #6: Vaccine mandates increased vaccination rates

Maybe not in the U.S., since almost no one was subject to "vaccine mandates." Surely in places that actually mandated vaccination the results were quite different.

Misinformation #7: COVID originating from the Wuhan lab is a conspiracy theory

WHO investigators found it "extremely unlikely" ... so even if they were wrong (a BIG if no matter how the Post misrepresents the current state of the evidence), they were citing the best available evidence at the time.

Misinformation #8: It was important to get the second vaccine dose three or four weeks after the first dose

I don't know what "Covid expert" said this, but the Post is probably right about this as far as I can tell.

Misinformation #9: Data on the bivalent vaccine is ‘crystal clear’

It is unethical to run randomized controlled trials of lifesaving treatments. The data that is clear comes from comparing outcomes for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.

Misinformation #10: One in five people get long COVID

One cherry-picked study says otherwise.