VAERS records illness or death after the vaccine but cannot verify the cause of death.
A collage of seven photos featuring Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder receiving vaccinations has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook, purporting to show the evidence of “fake jabs” as countries including Germany and Australia roll ou
President Joe Biden boasts that the U.S. is on pace to be the first country in the world to vaccinate 100 million people. That’s true, but per capita the U.S. is not tops in the world in vaccinations. Israel has administered about four times as m
There is no evidence that alcohol makes the COVID-19 vaccination less effective, but medical experts have warned against excessive alcohol consumption
Besides five hospitals empanelled under the PMJAY scheme, vaccination is being conducted at many other government and private hospitals in the state.
A number of political figures publicly shared their inoculation experience via social media.
Multiple Facebook posts shared hundreds of times claim the British government blocked the UK’s Office for National Statistics from releasing data on deaths related to Covid-19 vaccinations. The claim, however, is missing context: the ONS is not the
Did the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention withhold data that showed a federal vaccine reaction-reporting database -- VAERS -- was under-reporting the number of people who have died after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine? Does the CDC
Multiple Facebook posts claim Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Covid-19 vaccination -- broadcast live on national television on February 21, 2021 -- was faked. The posts claim the doctor who vaccinated Morrison left the cap on the syringe
“These results are very encouraging and have given us great reasons to be optimistic for the future,’’ said Professor Aziz Sheikh, director of the University of Edinburgh’s Usher Institute.
REVIEW The COVID-19 pandemic that swept across the U.S. since early 2020 has caused almost 28 million identified cases and 500,000 deaths in the country. In the midst of this major health crisis, the U.S. have seen an important political shift with
President Joe Biden this week boasted on Twitter about his promise to administer 100 million vaccine doses in his first 100 days in office, “With the progress we’re making I believe we’ll not only reach that, we’ll break it.R
Multiple Facebook posts shared thousands of times in Thailand in February 2021 claim New Zealand has “returned to normal” as “the majority of people have been vaccinated [for Covid-19]”. The posts shared screenshots of a video featuring New Zea
Facebook posts claiming the World Health Organization says a “child’s presence in school counts as ‘informed consent’ for vaccination” have been shared repeatedly in New Zealand. The posts are misleading: New Zealand's Ministry of Health s
A fabricated news report shared repeatedly on Facebook states South Korea's Prime Minister threatened to arrest citizens who refuse to receive a Covid-19 vaccination. The report, however, is not a genuine article from a South Korean media outlet. A
The snow also stopped most public transport services, while toppled trees caused blackouts in several mountainside suburbs.
A video of far-right broadcaster Alex Jones claiming that Australia and France have suspended Covid-19 vaccination campaigns because the jab “does not work” has been viewed thousands of times on Facebook in February 2021. The claim is misleading: a
As Sri Lanka prepared to kick off a mass coronavirus vaccination drive, messages circulated on Facebook urging people in the island nation to cosume herbal remedies instead of taking the Covid-19 vaccine. The misleading claim was shared repeatedly in
We’ve seen several posts on Facebook using the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) in the US to claim that Covid-19 vaccines have caused many deaths. This is not what the VAERS data means. It is a list of reported incidents that took p
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Black, Hispanic and Native American people are dying from COVID-19 at almost three times the rate of white people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A video viewed hundreds of thousands of times on TikTok, Facebook and YouTube purports to show hundreds of children falling sick after receiving Covid-19 vaccines in Indonesia. The claim is false; the footage actually shows students who fell ill foll
As South Korean lawmakers debate new legislation that would stipulate how Covid-19 vaccines should be administered in the country, some South Korean social media users shared posts which claimed citizens can refuse to be vaccinated based on two
Social media posts and an online article link Atlanta baseball legend Hank Aaron’s death to his Moderna Covid-19 vaccination, with some posts seeking to raise fears among Black people about the safety of vaccines against the disease. But the vaccines
A screenshot of an article about the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine being administered in Germany has been shared repeatedly in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts that emphasise ten people died after receiving a vaccine dose. The posts present the
REVIEW Baseball legend Hank Aaron passed away at the age of 86 on 22 January 2021. Aaron was among several civil rights icons to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on 5 January 2021. Motivated by the wish to show the African-American community tha
Anti-vaccine propagandist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., capitalized on the death of the 86-year old American icon to spread innuendo about the vaccination.
Multiple Facebook posts shared repeatedly in January 2021 claim 23 people are “dead from” the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in Norway. The claim is misleading: as of January 22, 2021, health authorities in Norway have said there was no di
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times after being posted on Facebook, YouTube and TikTok alongside a claim that it shows a man fainting after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine in Indonesia’s West Nusa Tenggara province. The claim is false:
A 56-year-old Florida doctor died from a severe blood disorder 16 days after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
A photo repeatedly shared on Facebook purports to show a news graphic containing genuine remarks by a Philippine presidential spokesperson that poor people are a “burden” on the government's coronavirus vaccination efforts. The claim is false: the
REVIEW So far, the 2020-2021 flu season has seen fewer cases than in previous years, leading to allegations that flu cases are being misdiagnosed as COVID-19. These claims started circulating on social media in late 2020 and early 2021, including th
An image has been shared hundreds of times in multiple Facebook posts in January 2021 that claim Singapore stopped “the vaccination”, referring to the rollout of two influenza vaccines, after 48 people reportedly died. The claim is misleading: Sin
To find the truth we looked to the original source: Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manhã.
Social media users shared a pair of bizarre claims about the supposedly unique effects of COVID-19 vaccines on men.
Does Joe Biden have a plan to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for Americans? No, that's not true: President-elect Biden has repeatedly said that he would not propose making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory. "I don't think it should be
Did a registered nurse in Nashville, Tennessee claim in a video that she develop Bell's Palsy three days after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine? No, that's not true: The name the woman gave in a video making the claim is not listed in the o
Experts say employers can require employees to take safety measures, including vaccination.
Facebook posts claim US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi pretended to receive a Covid-19 vaccine using a syringe that had a cap over the needle. This is false; an image of the top Democratic lawmaker being vaccinated makes clear that the needle was un