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Social media posts cite Ohio State University study to falsely claim that COVID-19 vaccines increase COVID-19-related death risk

Midwest

Multiple social media posts cited a recent Ohio State University study to falsely claim that COVID-19 vaccines increase the risk of death from COVID-19 infection. The study, which was published in Frontiers in Immunology in February, followed 112 patients who were hospitalized with COVID-19 infections and concluded with caution that...

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Posts allege former Italian Minister of Health is under murder investigation relating to COVID-19 vaccines

National

Multiple social media users are claiming that the former Italian Minister of Health is under investigation for homicide due to allegations of concealing COVID-19 vaccine-related deaths. In response, some social media users are expressing concerns about COVID-19 vaccine safety. Risk level: Medium Recommendation: While conversations about this claim are unlikely...

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Presidential candidate references dismissed vaccine lawsuit as evidence of pharmaceutical industry’s profits from vaccine-related injuries

National

A video of a presidential candidate claiming that the pharmaceutical industry derives profits from the sale of medications intended to address alleged vaccine-related injuries is circulating on social media. The candidate referenced the 1986 Vaccine Injury Act, which resulted from the dismissed claim against Wyeth (now Pfizer) for vaccine injury...

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Parents group files lawsuit against California over school vaccine mandates and removal of religious exemptions

West

California Governor Gavin Newsom, along with the state legislature, eliminated religious exemptions for mandatory school vaccines through Senate Bill 277 (SB277). This move prompted a group of parents to file a federal lawsuit backed by a faith-based organization. The lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of SB277, which permits only medical exemptions...

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Ottawa County resolution states vaccine promotions must include risks, benefits, and information on waivers

Midwest

The Ottawa County Commission passed a resolution that recommends any vaccine promotions by the county include information on exemptions and waivers, vaccine package inserts, ingredients, and a link to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) data. The resolution also emphasizes parents’ rights to not vaccinate their children. Risk level:...

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Study data incorrectly used to claim that COVID-19 vaccine causes skin condition

National

A recent study investigating the impact of COVID-19 vaccines on various autoimmune skin conditions found no significant impact in the occurrence or exacerbation of these conditions. However, vaccine opponents are misrepresenting the study to claim that COVID-19 vaccines cause autoimmune disorders. Risk level: Medium Recommendation: Misrepresenting studies and cherry-picking data...

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