Death following COVID-19 vaccination promoted as death due to COVID-19 vaccine

Anti-vaccine groups are capitalizing on the death of a 58-year-old Virginia resident hours after receiving the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Reactions on social media claim that she was coerced into receiving the vaccine, that she is a “guinea pig” for pharmaceutical companies, and that the CDC has too many conflicts of interest to objectively investigate vaccine related adverse events. The death is under investigation, but to-date health officials have stated there appears to be no link between the vaccine and her death.

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