Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Top NS doctor says anti-vax video claiming girl’s heart stopped after vaccine is false Nation World News

Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health says an anti-vaccination video claiming a 13-year-old girl was hospitalized in Halifax because her heart stopped after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine is a “false story” Is.

Dr Robert Strang said he was aware of the video that garnered more than 106,000 views in 24 hours, but the claims made in it are not true.

“There is nothing to suggest that this is actually an incident that actually happened,” he said.

The video was created and shared on Facebook on Thursday by a woman who claims that her daughter’s friend is in critical care after being vaccinated for COVID-19 as her heart stops repeatedly.

The woman makes several baseless claims about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines and encourages viewers to spread her message.

Strang said Friday that neither the emergency health services nor the IWK health center is aware of any incidents similar to those described in the video, and that “some other information would lead us to believe that this is a falsehood.” It’s a story.”

The post has received over 100 comments expressing support, including some sharing anti-vaccination views.

‘Where’s the evidence?’

Strang said he encourages people watching the videos to think critically.

“I’ll push back and say, ‘Well, where’s the evidence that this actually happened?

Strang said this is not the time to create misinformation or false narratives about vaccines.

“It’s just not helpful. And people who put out this type of misinformation are actually harming other people.”

He urged all those eligible to be vaccinated.

“It’s really important that everyone who can get vaccinated gets vaccinated. Vaccines are effective. Vaccines are safe. Millions of people around the world have been immunized, and … we can say for sure.” that they are safe and effective.”

The CBC messaged the woman asking for family contact information, but the woman did not respond.

A Facebook spokesperson told CBC on Monday that the video has been removed.

“Our team reviewed the content and removed it for violating our misinformation and harm policies,” said an email from David Troya-Alvarez.

Troya-Alvarez did not indicate whether the video or the woman’s entire Facebook page was removed by Facebook. The page where the video was posted is no longer publicly available.

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