Fact Check: COVID Vaccine Is Not Rated 'Toxic,' No Evidence For 'Eugenics' Conspiracy Theory

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  • by: Dean Miller

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Fact Check: COVID Vaccine Is Not Rated 'Toxic,' No Evidence For 'Eugenics' Conspiracy Theory Toxins Unfound

Are COVID vaccines toxic and did mysterious "globalists" seek to kill off the weak and enslave the rest of the world's population by triggering the pandemic? No, that's not true: Both are recycled conspiracy theories, being repeated in a sales pitch to sell anti-COVID vitamins. The claims are supported not with evidence, but with far-fetched interpretation of current events. Hundreds of millions of COVID vaccines had been administered by the day this was written and there have been no credible reports that the vaccines are lethal to humans. While ground zero of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak appears to be Wuhan, China, there is so far no widespread agreement about the origins of the virus.

The claims are made in an article and video (archived here) posted to the SGT Report account September 18, 2021, titled "THE VAX IS HUMAN SACRIFICE -- DR. ZEV ZELENKO" which opened:

Dr. Zev Zelenko joins me to expose the toxic jabs which he says are part of a massive eugenics plan many years in the planning.

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Claim: COVID vaccines are toxic

None of the COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in the United States were declared in the third quarter of 2021 to be toxic or even dangerous by the thousands of medical practitioners caring for the surge of cases at that time. Nor have medical researchers accountable for their claims and watched by their peers published research declaring the vaccines are toxic.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that anyone over age 12 be vaccinated using the vaccines developed by Moderna, Pfizer and Janssen/J&J. While the safety of the Moderna, Pfizer and Janssen vaccines has been documented in peer-reviewed studies published in professionally edited medical science journals, the claim that it is toxic and a type of human sacrifice is made without data, without peer-reviewed research and without the kind of worldwide news coverage that would immediately result if the vaccine given to hundreds of millions of people were found to be toxic.

Claim: The COVID pandemic is the work of a few powerful people seeking global dominion

The headline over the video summarizes the claim made in the video by Dr. Zev Zelenko, who identifies himself as a family practitioner in a small community mostly inhabited by Hasidic Jews in upstate New York: Kiryas Joel. Zelenko rose to fame after conservative media helped him sell a purported COVID-19 treatment called "Z-Stack" that sells for up to $55 per bottle of pills. The first thing Zelenko says in the video is:

Covid-19 was, is, part of a eugenics program contrived over many years and it's designed to weed out the weak and the vulnerable and trap the rest of us.

Zelenko goes on to describe it as a war on the faithful:

It's well known that if you induce a long-term fear state and couple that together with isolation from loved ones, over time the person will psychologically decompensate and that's the way to induce global psychosis and that's exactly what's going on. It is an attempt by a few people to psychologically scare the innocent masses and have them become codependent on the government and on human beings, rather than God.

Multiple medical experts and teams of intelligence agency experts have tracked the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to Wuhan, China, where, they theorize, it either jumped from bats to humans in bush meat markets or escaped a bat virus research lab via an infected lab worker or other means. The lab is controlled by the Chinese government, not by Bill Gates nor the other antagonists of conspiracy theories promoted by various COVID conspiracy propagators.

The bulk of the video is devoted to Zelenko describing how sales of his miracle cure took off after Rudy Giuliani invited him onto the "Rudy Giuliani's Common Sense" podcast to discuss how he treats patients with it. Zelenko also discusses his dismay over mass media reporting on hydroxychloroquine, which he termed the worst attack on a drug he has seen in his lifetime.

Lead Stories has followed up on more than three dozen claims (archived here) that the anti-malarial defeats COVID-19, finding no credible evidence it works. After a 34-hospital study launched by the National Institutes of Health found no benefit to patients, the study was cancelled.


  • 2021-10-02T00:35:23Z 2021-10-02T00:35:23Z
    Updated to add price of "Z-stack" pills.

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  Dean Miller

Lead Stories Managing Editor Dean Miller has edited daily and weekly newspapers, worked as a reporter for more than a decade and is co-author of two non-fiction books. After a Harvard Nieman Fellowship, he served as Director of Stony Brook University's Center for News Literacy for six years, then as Senior Vice President/Content at Connecticut Public Broadcasting. Most recently, he wrote the twice-weekly "Save the Free Press" column for The Seattle Times. 

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