REVIEW The U.K. was one of the first countries to initiate its nationwide vaccination campaign against COVID-19 on 8 December 2020. As of 22 July 2021, more than 36 million people received two doses and are thus fully vaccinated. This represents 69%
Most Americans who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive delta variant despite evidence they do.
Medical director Jonathan Finnoff estimated 83% of athletes had replied they were vaccinated.
No evidence exists that the French president made a viral quote attributed to him.
REVIEW On 18 July 2021, political commentator Tomi Lahren published this tweet claiming that vaccinated people can “get COVID-19 and have over 99% chance of survival”, just like unvaccinated people, suggesting that COVID-19 vaccines aren’t use
REVIEW On 19 July 2021, a video titled “Delta variant targets vaxxers” was published on the Facebook group TLC4Superteams, run by a chiropractic organization. In the video, chiropractor Jen DePice claimed that a Harvard study showed vaccinated p
Conspiracy theorists seized upon a supposedly satirical article, and deployed it as inflammatory disinformation against the president.
Different variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, have emerged since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. Each variant has specific mutations that make it genetically distinct from other variants and from the precursor (wild-type) vi
REVIEW In early July 2021, this meme claiming that “a vaccinated person might get sick from the virus they got vaccinated against because you’re not vaccinated” went viral on social media platforms. The meme received more than 65,000 interacti
REVIEW Global COVID-19 vaccination received unprecedented public attention for being the largest vaccination campaign ever. COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) demonstrated high efficacy in large clinical tria
According to the latest PHE data, most people infected with COVID-19 are unvaccinated.
Deaths per day — now down to under 300 — could be practically zero if everyone eligible got the vaccine.
REVIEW As of 2 June 2021, more than 136 million people have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the U.S. In parallel, the country has seen a significant decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths. As of late May 2021, the daily number
REVIEW On 13 May 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their interim public health recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals. Among the changes was the recommendation that “fully vaccinated people no longer
REVIEW An article published on 18 May 2021 claimed that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) changed COVID-19 test criteria to reduce vaccine breakthrough cases and make it seem as if COVID-19 vaccines work, while inflating case
REVIEW Video clips of a Texas Senate Committee meeting on 6 May 2021 showing an exchange on COVID-19 vaccine safety between U.S. Senator Bob Hall and pediatrician Angelina Farella, went viral on multiple social media platforms, including Facebook, I
Facebook users are sharing links to misinformation posted on the website of conspiracy theorist David Icke. The headline on the site falsely claims that people who have been vaccinated are “‘transmitting artificial intelligence synthetic &l
Will the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) only count unvaccinated COVID-19 cases? No, that's not true: The agency says it tracks all cases, regardless of vaccination status. A claim to the contrary appears to be in referen
An Instagram post claimed that “the death rate for fully vaccinated people is significantly higher than non-vaccinated (people).” The post featured a screenshot of a tweet by Chuck Callesto, a former candidate for Florida’s 3rd congre
REVIEW Social media posts calling the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines into question commonly point to adverse events occurring after vaccination as evidence that the vaccine is responsible. As shown by this previous Health Feedback review, posts mak
Did a 5G horse appear on the lawn of a family's home, worrying the unvaccinated family who live there? No, that's not true: This photo of a flyer stapled to a wooden pole is an art piece by prankish artist Alan Wagner that has been altere
REVIEW In April 2021, multiple social media posts and articles claimed that COVID-19 vaccines cause menstrual problems in vaccinated women (see examples here, here, here, and here). Others even claimed that vaccinated women were causing unvaccinated
Did the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show the death rate for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is higher than the death rate for those who are not vaccinated? No, that's not true: While some of the data cited wi
Should unvaccinated people stay away from vaccinated people because the COVID-19 vaccine sheds and causes problems including miscarriages in pregnant unvaccinated people? No, that's not true. "This claim is false," Dr. George Rutherford,
REVIEW In an interview with Daystar Television Network, Sherri Tenpenny, a physician, made several claims about the COVID-19 vaccines currently in use in the U.S. Specifically, she claimed that the COVID-19 RNA vaccines could modify human DNA and that
REVIEW The claim that unvaccinated children are healthier than vaccinated children is common in vaccine-skeptic and anti-vaccine circles. The claim was recently revived on Facebook after a study was published on 22 November 2020 in the International
SUMMARY A study published on 28 May 2020 has been used to support a claim shared in articles and social media posts on Facebook and Instagram that unvaccinated children are healthier than vaccinated children. As is typical for this type of claim,
An outdated conspiracy video about FEMA camps and vaccines gained new life amid 2020 pandemic worries.
Under the declaration, which lasts for at least 30 days, anyone under 18 who is not vaccinated against measles is barred from public gathering places, including shopping malls, civic centers, schools, restaurants and even houses of worship.
A deceptive and factually challenged blog post on an anti-vaccine website is not a “Harvard study,” yet its false conclusions are popular on social media.
Can an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine given to a woman cause changes in the DNA of a baby she is carrying and result in a "mutant baby" born with extra limbs or other deformities? No, that's not true: The mRNA in COVID vaccines does not enter the
A screenshot being shared on Instagram claims that Covid-19 vaccines make people more likely to suffer from severe Covid. This is not correct—indeed the opposite is true. The screenshot, headed “Covid Vaccine Injuries”, shows a commen
REVIEW A transcript of a report on the show “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson”, published on 10 October 2021, contained several claims about how the Amish community of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, have coped with COVID-19. The Amish are an Am
REVIEW An article on The Exposé (formerly The Daily Exposé) a website marked as promoting conspiracy theories by Media Bias Fact Check, made a series of claims about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines being used in the U.K. Logica
Are fully vaccinated people unable to spread COVID-19 if they are infected? No, that's not true. President Joe Biden incorrectly stated that vaccinated healthcare workers cannot spread the coronavirus if they are infected after receiving
REVIEW An article about the COVID-19 vaccines was published by LifeSiteNews on 30 September 2021. Earlier this year, LifeSiteNews was permanently banned by Facebook for repeatedly violating the company’s COVID-19 policies. The website, whose a
Does a collection of "new studies" on COVID-19 prove vaccines are not working as claimed? No, that's not true: The claim rests on the false premise that vaccine makers and public health officials promised 100% prevention. No responsible s
Infectious disease experts say low vaccination rates, resistance to protective measures such as wearing a mask and the highly transmissible delta variant are driving the current surge of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. But with numerous Republicans criticiz
Did the Department of Defense "confirm" the majority of those dying and hospitalized with COVID-19 were vaccinated? No, that's not true: The claim is made without any offer of proof. There is no public record of a Pentagon statement about
REVIEW An article published by The Conservative Treehouse claimed that a “California study finds that vaccinated individuals are more susceptible to COVID variant infections than unvaccinated”. This claim was based on a preprint (a study not yet