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US Fact check: Viral video falsely claims to show a man fleeing from COVID-19 vaccination

03:05  08 october  2021
03:05  08 october  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

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COVID - 19 is not a hoax, and related restrictions meant to slow the spread in Alberta were lifted not because of King’s case, but because health experts there said high vaccination rates made severe outcomes from contracting the disease less likely. Here’s a run-down of the claims in this video . With so many people protected by vaccines and doses available right now for anyone 12 and over, the threat of this still-dangerous virus is shifting. While COVID - 19 cases may rise in the coming weeks and months, a surge in hospitalizations and other severe outcomes is much less likely thanks to vaccines

The claim: A video shows a man running away from people trying to give him the COVID-19 vaccine

Social media users are sharing a recycled video of people in hazmat suits chasing a man to falsely claim vaccinations are being physically forced upon people against their wishes.

Text above the video reads, “2020: The vaccine is totally optional… 2021:...”

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The Sept. 17 Facebook post garnered more than 24,000 views by Oct. 7. Many viewers understood the video as a joke, while others expressed that they were taking it more seriously. Several viewers commented asking where the scene took place and what happened.

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The Associated Press published a fact check saying that such information is being presented without context. “Misleading posts on social media are now twisting data from Israel to falsely claim the country’s vaccination program is a failure due to the number of breakthrough cases of COVID - 19 among the The analysis, which was carried out as the delta variant became the dominant strain in Israel, appeared to show a waning effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine . The vaccine was only 16 percent effective against symptomatic infection for those who had two doses back in January.

Everyone who is getting jabbed for the Chinese Virus will die, he reportedly stated during a recent interview, which you can watch below at Brighteon.com. “There is no hope and no possible treatment for those who have already been vaccinated ,” Montagnier stated plainly during the segment. “A certain frequency will resonate with the target only by the mobility tower closest to your home. Skynet is not sending droids, but frequencies.” More of the latest news about the death and destruction being brought to bear by Wuhan coronavirus ( Covid - 19 ) injections can be found at ChemicalViolence.com.

But the video was actually already online by late February 2020 and long before COVID-19 vaccines were available.

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USA TODAY reached out to the Facebook user for comment.

a group of people standing on a sidewalk: Students returned Kean University's campus in Union for the first day of the 2021 fall semester Sept. 1. © Jerry Carino Students returned Kean University's campus in Union for the first day of the 2021 fall semester Sept. 1.

The video predates the pandemic

The video has been spreading online since as early as late February 2020.

The intersection seen in the video is in Elizabeth, New Jersey, which didn’t report its first COVID-19 case until March 4.

It wasn’t until Dec. 14 , 2020, that the U.S. began its vaccination rollout with emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and clearance from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention.

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COVID - 19 cases have nearly tripled across the U.S. as doctors battle the Delta variant and a pandemic of misinformation that is being spread online. Deaths and hospitalizations are nearly all among the unvaccinated. While the vast majority of hospitalizations – around 97 per cent – are among those who are not vaccinated , many who did get inoculated are contracting the virus as the Delta variant surges across THE FACTS : His remark accurately captures the strong protection the COVID - 19 vaccines provide as cases spike among people who have resisted the shots. But it overlooks the rare exceptions.

All the “ fact check ” mechanisms put in place to silence those who understand what is happening are still in place and still censoring the experts who have real solutions. Clearly, the suppression of experts must now stop. The health dilemma that the ignorance and arrogance of public health officials, dumbshit politicians, and dumbshit media have trapped us in can only be resolved by open debate among the world’s experts. No more controlled explanations, or we may all die if not from the vaccine then from a variant created by the vaccine . Ivermectin Has Stopped Covid in India and the Media Covers Up the

The video shows the intersection of Morris Avenue, Union Street and Route 28 in Elizabeth. Google Maps Street View of this location matches the roads and buildings in the video.

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Additionally, there is a visible flag on a lamppost for Kean University, a public New Jersey university located just outside Elizabeth.

Reuters has debunked several inaccurate representations of this video.

Our rating: False

Based on our research, we rate FALSE the claim that a video shows a man running away from people trying to give him the COVID-19 vaccine. The video shows an intersection in Elizabeth, New Jersey, at least a week before the first COVID-19 case was reported in the state. The video has been spreading online in different forms since as early as February 2020, months prior to the vaccine becoming available in the U.S.

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The type of vaccine being developed against the virus has never – outside of Ebola – been used before. The trials have been extremely rushed & involved testing only small numbers. What could possibly go wrong? Failure to do so, means you are taken out and shot for thought crimes. Doubleplusgood, indeed. The first thing I want to say here is that the type of vaccine being developed against Covid - 19 has never been used before, outside of Ebola. Some people feel that they should not really be called vaccines , because they are completely different from anything that has gone before.

r/CovidVaccinated: Vaccines are here! Many types, from many manufacturers, at different times, for different people and in different places. Me and my sister have been badgering my father to get vaccinated for countless months. He is an older gentleman that has sleep apnea, high blood pressure and I'm assuming other underlying health conditions I don't know about. (He takes lots of medication twice a day) He is also a Chaplain (Company chaplain, not military) that has gone in and out of hospitals all throughout covid .

Our fact-check sources:

  • ViralLads, Feb. 27, 2020, Facebook video
  • NorthJersey.com, March 10, 2020, Coronavirus in New Jersey: A timeline of events from first cases to the first vaccination
  • USA TODAY, Dec. 14, 2020, A 'magical' moment: First COVID-19 vaccinations raise hopes on historic day marked by another grim milestone
  • Google Maps Street View, accessed Oct. 6, 296 Morris Ave, Elizabeth, NJ
  • Kean University, accessed Oct. 6
  • Reuters, Oct. 4, Fact Check-Video does not show a man running away from COVID-19 vaccination
  • Reuters, March 11, 2020, False claim: Video shows Italian coronavirus patient being chased after escaping from hospital

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Fact check: Viral video falsely claims to show a man fleeing from COVID-19 vaccination

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