Widely viewed Facebook Live video makes multiple false claims

A Facebook live video originating from within Australia and circulated widely makes several debunked statements about the COVID-19 vaccine, in an attempt to rally viewers to protest the vaccine. In addition to falsely asserting that the vaccines have not been well tested, the speaker uses the death of a doctor in Florida as part of a claim that there have been many deaths from the “experimental vaccine.” As of March 26th, the World Health Organization (WHO) states there have been no deaths linked to any of the COVID-19 vaccines. This Facebook live video demonstrates the global reach of anti-vaccine activists; the video originated from Australia, cites a U.S.-based internet radio program known to promote pseudoscience and conspiracy theories, and the speaker answers questions from viewers all over the world.

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