False claims persist about COVID-19 vaccine-linked “turbo cancers”

Various popular vaccine opponents, including several health professionals, continue to promote the fake claim that COVID-19 vaccines cause so-called “turbo cancers.” These posts claim that doctors are seeing an increase in aggressive and end-stage cancers in young adults. A recent Belgian study in mice has also been circulated as evidence of the phenomenon.

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