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US health authority has not established a link between Covid-19 vaccines and reported deaths
A Facebook post shared in South Africa alleges that the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines have “killed” hundreds of people in the United States, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But this claim is misleading; as of February 22, 2021, the US national public health institute said the reported deaths had “no link with vaccination”. The CDC considers both Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines “safe and effective”.
Source: https://factcheck.afp.com/us-health-authority-has-not-established-link-between-covid-19-vaccines-and-reported-deaths

Weibo user's satirical TV report about coronavirus lockdowns in China is lost in translation
A video has been viewed thousands of times in multiple Facebook and YouTube posts alongside a claim it shows a CNN journalist deliberately mistranslating a Chinese man’s comments in a report about coronavirus lockdowns in China. The posts claim the purported journalist attempted to exaggerate the severity of the lockdown in a Chinese city. The footage, however, is not a genuine CNN report: it was taken from a satirical video created by a Weibo user that mocked Western media reporting.
Source: https://factcheck.afp.com/weibo-users-satirical-tv-report-about-coronavirus-lockdowns-china-lost-translation

Facebook posts falsely claim Australian PM’s Covid-19 vaccination was 'faked'
Multiple Facebook posts claim Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Covid-19 vaccination -- broadcast live on national television on February 21, 2021 -- was faked. The posts claim the doctor who vaccinated Morrison left the cap on the syringe. But the claim is false: the medic used an exposed needle to vaccinate Morrison, photos and video footage of the procedure show.
Source: https://factcheck.afp.com/facebook-posts-falsely-claim-australian-pms-covid-19-vaccination-was-faked

Unrelated photos published in false report about Moderna Covid-19 vaccine side effects
Two photos have been published in a purported news report that claims they show people suffering from side effects caused by Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine. The report has been shared in multiple posts on Facebook and Korean online forum Naver Blog. The claim is false: the photos have both circulated online in unrelated reports published before the coronavirus pandemic. The purported report shared in the social media posts was not published by a credible news outlet.
Source: https://factcheck.afp.com/unrelated-photos-published-false-report-about-moderna-covid-19-vaccine-side-effects

Social media posts falsely claim Vietnam has recorded no deaths from Covid-19
Multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter claim that Vietnam has recorded no deaths from Covid-19 due to widespread consumption of hot lemon tea in the population. The claim is false: as of February 22, 2021, Vietnam has recorded 35 coronavirus deaths. Health experts said there is "no evidence" that hot lemon tea is an effective Covid-19 treatment.
Source: https://factcheck.afp.com/social-media-posts-falsely-claim-vietnam-has-recorded-no-deaths-covid-19

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