Online debates compare actions of Hamas to Pfizer

In the past week, social media posts drew comparisons between the actions of Hamas and alleged harms caused by Pfizer. The posts state that those who are troubled by Hamas' activities should also express concern about Pfizer, suggesting that Pfizer’s vaccines are responsible for mass death and are created using fetal tissue.

Risk level: High

Recommendation: Social media posts making false claims about vaccine safety and ingredients may promote vaccine hesitancy. The widespread nature of these posts elevates the risk. Talking points may emphasize that COVID-19 vaccines have been rigorously tested and monitored over three years and have been determined to be safe. Additionally, while some vaccines are developed using human fetal cell lines, there are no fetal cells or fetal tissue in vaccines.