Widely shared posts falsely claim vaccinated more likely to catch Omicron

Several misleading posts have used recent data from the U.K.’s Office for National Statistics to falsely claim that vaccinated people are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 than unvaccinated people. The data showed that, among people who tested positive for COVID-19, vaccinated people were more likely to have Omicron while unvaccinated people were more likely to have other COVID-19 variants. The analysis also found that unvaccinated people were more likely to contract COVID-19 and far more likely to develop severe illness than fully vaccinated people.

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