Post resurfaces myth that COVID-19 vaccines deplete the immune system

A trending social media post promotes the myth that COVID-19 vaccines reduce the body’s ability to produce white blood cells to defend against disease. The post includes a video with over 1.1 million views featuring an anonymous “Big Pharma whistleblower” who compares the supposed effect of the vaccines on the immune system to HIV/AIDS. 

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