Viral Message: The viral message claims that body of the missing CDC doctor who controversially warned that this year’s “disastrous” flu shot was responsible for the deadly flu epidemic, was found in an Atlanta river on Tuesday evening.
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Dr. Timothy J. Cunningham, 35, a team lead with CDC’s Division of Population Health, went missing on February 12th, according to Atlanta police, with family and police desperate for answers regarding his sudden disappearance.
Today police confirmed that his remains were pulled from the Chattahoochee River on April 3rd after being found by fishermen. He was found face up and covered in mud.
An autopsy has confirmed that the body belonged to the missing doctor.
Viral Message Verification:- The viral message of Dr. Timothy Cunningham, titled as Body Of CDC Doctor Who Exposed Flu Shot Found Floating In River, was published in the famous satire website yournewswire (archived here), published on April 5, 208, is a fake news published by the site yournewswire.
There is no claim to prove that the doctor claiming all sorts of things about flu vaccine is false, there is no such evidence to support this claim. Yournewswire as a fact normally gives its own news source as a medium to support its claim.
A news was published on time titled Missing CDC Employee Timothy Cunningham Found Dead Two Months After He Vanished. Timothy Cunningham, a 35-year-old Harvard-educated leader within the nation’s health protection agency, was found dead late Tuesday night in the Chattahoochee River. Police said there is currently no indication that foul play was involved, and there were no signs of trauma on his body to indicate he died of anything but drowning.
UPDATE: The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the body recovered in the Chattahoochee River in NW Atlanta late Tuesday to be missing CDC employee Timothy Cunningham. A press conference will be held at 2 p.m. ET at APD Headquarters on the investigation. pic.twitter.com/PlAGiqHO5P— Atlanta Police Dept (@Atlanta_Police) April 5, 2018
Yournewswire.com has produces many other news which turned out to be fake.
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yournewswire was Founded by Sean Adl-Tabatabai and Sinclair Treadway in 2014. It has published fake stories, such as "claims that the Queen had threatened to abdicate if the UK voted against Brexit."
Earlier Yournewswire.com published a story saying First Lady Michelle Obama had unfollowed Clinton on Twitter. A quick check of Twitter proved the story false.
In the past YourNewsWire has been the source of or helped spread a long string of persistent rumors, including the fake claim that a terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England was a “false flag,” or a government plot designed to keep the populace in fear. They also reported the widespread (but completely false) rumor that a second gunman helped carry out the mass shooting in Las Vegas on 1 October 2017.
It’s significant to note that YourNewsWire often uses fictional quotes juice up the click bait value of their stories, sometimes for the purpose of putting outrageous words in celebrities’ mouths, and other times to invent stories and attribute them to conveniently–anonymous witnesses or officials.
In our opinion the stories or news covered on this site cannot be trusted and must be well verified before being actually shared and believed.
The story of Timothy Cunningham on yournewswire is fake, think before you spread this news from yournewswire.
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