Post misrepresents COVID-19 deaths by vaccination status, COVID-19 vaccines

A news report stating that vaccinated people make up the majority of COVID-19 deaths is being used by vaccine opponents to try to discredit COVID-19 vaccines. One post calls COVID-19 vaccines “experimental toxins” being pushed by the government.

The posts are sharing the headline rather than the article itself. The article explains that vaccinated people are at lower risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19. Vaccinated people make up a much larger proportion of the population and are more likely to be over the age of 65, which is the greatest risk factor for COVID-19 death.

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