Viral video calls on doctors to apologize for promoting COVID-19 vaccines

In a video with millions of views, a popular right-wing political commentator calls for doctors to apologize for “wrongly” recommending COVID-19 vaccines. The clip has been widely circulated in multiple languages. 

Recommendation: The video attempts to undermine trust not only in COVID-19 vaccines but also in doctors, who are a trusted source of information about vaccination. This may promote distrust in medical professionals and may discourage patients from getting the updated COVID-19 vaccine. Talking points may emphasize that COVID-19 vaccines have been rigorously tested and have been determined to be safe, as adverse effects are extremely rare. Doctors and the CDC recommend COVID-19 vaccines because they protect against severe illness, hospitalization, and death and reduce the risk of long COVID and other complications.