Senator’s viral post misrepresents VAERS data

A U.S. senator’s misleading social media post claims that 1 million adverse events and more than 21,000 deaths have been reported following COVID-19 vaccination. The post received tens of thousands of engagements before being restricted and is still being shared online. The data referenced in the post is from VAERS, a database of self-reported medical events that occur after vaccination.

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