Woman’s post-COVID complications falsely attributed to vaccination

Vaccine opponents are circulating a video of a woman describing her experiences with stroke and vision loss after getting infected with COVID-19 in 2020. The social media posts falsely claim that her health concerns are vaccine-related. The most popular post sharing the video was viewed over 3 million times. Vaccine opponents have accused the woman of lying about her condition to cover up a vaccine injury. 

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