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In an interview with a right-wing commentator, the Florida surgeon general calls mRNA COVID-19 vaccines the “anti-Christ” and doubles down on the claim that the vaccines could alter DNA.

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A congressional hearing about alleged COVID-19 vaccine injuries recycled several debunked myths about COVID-19 vaccines. One circulating clip from the hearing claims that unvaccinated people have the lowest risk of getting COVID-19, while another claims that myocarditis and blood clots after COVID-19 vaccination are widespread.

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A World Economic Forum meeting about global preparedness for “Disease X” caused some on social media to speculate that the event is part of a plan to launch a disease more deadly than COVID-19. Social media posts expressed distrust of the World Health Organization, and some users claim that Disease X was created to force new vaccines on the public.

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Several posters responded to news of young children dying from flu complications by baselessly claiming that the COVID-19 vaccines weakened the children’s immune systems. One post also blames masks and social distancing for the alleged “damaged immune systems.”

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Florida’s surgeon general issued an official state bulletin calling for a halt to mRNA COVID-19 vaccine use due to unsubstantiated safety concerns. The call follows a letter from the official asking the CDC and FDA to investigate unsubstantiated safety concerns about the alleged risk of DNA integration and cancer from COVID-19 vaccines. The press release has been widely circulating online.

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A recent news article summarizes data from numerous peer-reviewed studies, finding that COVID-19 vaccination significantly reduces the risk of long COVID. The article has caused conversation in anti-vaccine spaces where some falsely claim that only the vaccinated get long COVID and that vaccines cause long COVID.

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A debunked analysis claiming that COVID-19 vaccines caused 17 million deaths has resurfaced again online, gaining considerable attention in the last week.

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Some vaccine opponents are still touting the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin as an effective COVID-19 preventative or treatment despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. One recent post claimed ivermectin was “discredited” to prevent a collapse of the “vaccine enterprise.”

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A well-known vaccine opponent baselessly speculated that so-called “white lung” pneumonia may be linked to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.

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Several conspiracy sites and vaccine opponents are claiming that the former Italian health minister is under investigation for murder related to COVID-19 vaccine deaths. This claim appears to have originated from a November article on an Italian right-wing news site.

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  • Medium risk alerts: We recommend monitoring the situation but not actively engaging.
  • Low risk alerts: Provided for informational purposes. We do not recommend additional action at the moment.
Vaccine Misinformation Guide

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Vaccine Misinformation Guide

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