Wednesday, July 28, 2021

10 Most persistent False Claims About COVID-19 Vaccine

The COVID-19 virus is the most dangerous pandemic this country has faced since the Spanish Flu pandemic of the early 1900's. We were lucky that medical science came up with very effective vaccines in a remarkably short time. In fact, if the nation has responded appropriately and taken the vaccine, we could have already gotten control of the virus. Unfortunately, too many are reluctant to take the vaccine, and most stupid of all, are playing politics with the vaccine.

There have been many false or misleading statements about the vaccine in the past few months. PolitiFact has examined those claims. Here are the 10 false claims being spread the most You can go to their website for an in depth examination of each false claim:

1. "The COVID-19 vaccines do not work." 

FACT: They do.

2. "The COVID-19 vaccines were not properly tested or developed." 

FACT: They were.

3. "The COVID-19 vaccines are mandatory." 

FACT: They aren’t.

4. "The COVID-19 vaccines contain microchips for government tracking." 

FACT: They don’t.

5. "The COVID-19 vaccines contain metals and other problematic ingredients." 

FACT: They don’t.

6. "The COVID-19 vaccines have caused widespread death and disease." 

FACT: They haven’t.

7. "The COVID-19 vaccines killed or harmed various celebrities." 

FACT: They haven’t.

8. "The COVID-19 vaccines alter your DNA." 

FACT: They don’t.

9. "The COVID-19 vaccines stunt fertility and disrupt pregnancies." 

FACT: They don’t.

10. "The COVID-19 vaccines can ‘shed’ to affect unvaccinated people." 

FACT: They don’t.

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