Social Media Users Resurface Myth That Vaccines Cause New Variants

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise due to the Delta variant, some social media users have resurrected the myth that the COVID-19 vaccines are responsible for new variants of the virus. One tweet that garnered over 23,400 engagements falsely claimed that there were no new variants until the vaccines were rolled out. Others have used health officials’ recommendation that vaccinated people wear masks indoors in some situations as evidence that the vaccines do not work. It is important to remember that no vaccine can prevent 100 percent of infections. Although the vaccines are slightly less effective against the Delta variant, they are the best form of protection against COVID-19.

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