A video repeating the claim that COVID-19 vaccines are responsible for the sudden onset of various visible ailments — such as fainting and facial paralysis — is making the rounds, again. But, just like the other, similar posts we’ve addressed, there’s no support for this one, either.
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People with cancer are particularly vulnerable to severe disease and death from COVID-19. Vaccines provide needed protection. It has not been shown that COVID-19 vaccines cause or accelerate cancer. Nor does a recent paper about a mouse that died of lymphoma “prove” that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine induced “turbo cancer,” contrary to social media claims.
In the realm of political paradoxes, few dilemmas seem as confounding as the position held by some MAGA-affiliated anti-abortion Republicans. Their staunch advocacy for protecting the fetus clashes with their resistance to one critical tool that could safeguard both unborn lives and public health: vaccines. It’s a conundrum that raises eyebrows, highlighting the irony of fighting for the sanctity of life while inadvertently putting it at risk. Let’s delve into this perplexing intersection and ponder the implications of such conflicting stances.
Thursday on the NewsHour, inflation slows but rising prices force many Americans to go further into credit card debt. The Justice Department appoints a special counsel to investigate potentially classified documents found at President Biden’s home and former office. Plus, Iranians protesting the government’s oppressive regime refuse to back down despite the threat of arrest and execution.
A string of unexplained hepatitis cases in children has been reported in the U.S. and in other countries. The cause is not yet known, but the top suspect so far is a strain of adenovirus. Contrary to some social media posts, there is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccination is involved. Most of the children are too young to even qualify for the vaccine.