Alerts are categorized as high, medium, and low risk.
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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.

The CDC recently updated its COVID-19 guidance to make the same recommendations for people who have been exposed to COVID-19 regardless of their vaccination status. Some social media users are claiming that the updated guidelines mean that there was never a difference in COVID-19 risk for vaccinated and unvaccinated people and that previous guidelines were misguided.

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An article that is trending on social media falsely claims that a "bombshell" study found that vaccinated people are five times more contagious and are contagious for a longer time after COVID-19 infection than unvaccinated people. The article has been widely shared online.

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A website that is known for publishing hoaxes and fabricated news stories is claiming that data from a German health insurer suggests that one in 25 of the insurer’s clients were treated for COVID-19 vaccine side effects last year. The article is based on totaling the use of four diagnosis health insurer codes. 

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A site known for promoting misinformation and conspiracy theories published two articles falsely claiming that COVID-19 vaccines are deadly. The first article claimed that COVID-19 boosters have killed one in every 800 people over the age of 60, based on a tenuous correlation between vaccination and excess mortality rates. The second article claims that there have been twice as many deaths from vaccines as from COVID-19, based on an unverified, self-reported survey conducted by a tech entrepreneur best known for his misinformed criticism of COVID-19 vaccines.

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A clip from a panel at a conservative political conference features several physicians who are notorious for circulating misinformation about vaccines and promoting fake COVID-19 cures. They claim that there is no such thing as misinformation, only scientific disagreement, and that COVID-19 vaccines are not really vaccines. They also baselessly claim that 10 percent of doctors don’t trust the vaccines but are afraid to speak up.

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A video posted on social media falsely claims that COVID-19 vaccines create "engineered biostructures" inside the arteries of vaccinated people. The post suggests that the claim is based on CDC data, which the agency denied. The post has been flagged for containing false information.

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The deaths of three Canadian doctors in the same hospital network is fueling anti-vaccine conspiracy theories as some claim that the men died “suddenly” after they were required to get a second booster. The claim was supposedly leaked by a nurse in the same hospital system.

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Several trending posts this week have referenced President Biden’s “COVID-19 rebound.” A congressperson’s social media post suggesting that COVID-19 vaccines are ineffective and questioning why they are mandated for soldiers received over 71,000 engagements.

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An article on a well-known anti-vaccine website claims that medical professionals diagnose medical conditions to cover up vaccine side effects. The article’s most popular comment states that a “positive outcome” of COVID-19 is that people are now skeptical of all vaccines.

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A video posted to social media claims that COVID-19 vaccines can trigger or worsen existing autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis. The video has been viewed over a million times and shared nearly 20,000 times. 

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Alerts are categorized as high, medium, and low risk.
  • High risk alerts: We recommend directly addressing and debunking the misinformation
  • 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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