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Misinformation in regards to the Covid-19 vaccine is circulating extensively on-line at the same time as quite a few international locations have began to vaccinate their populations. One video that was shared extensively exhibits an American nurse fainting after getting the Covid-19 vaccine. Some social media customers have seen this video as proof that the vaccine is harmful. However watch out for false claims.
Since December 17, social media customers have been sharing a video displaying a younger American nurse getting the vaccine, then collapsing as she speaks to journalists about her expertise.
“Howdy, everybody. Warning, warning — have a look at the impact of the corona vaccine,” reads the caption, in French, on this video that exhibits the scene from a number of totally different angles.
One other model of the video that was posted on Twitter has garnered greater than 370,000 views with many echoing the concept this proves how harmful the vaccine is.
“Right here’s a younger girl selling the vaccine she simply bought. Look what occurs to her… I don’t know what they put in it however @olivierveran will inform us (sic)”, wrote one French social media user tagging the French Minister of Well being, Olivier Véran.
A number of different posts claimed that the nurse really died.
So what’s the actual story behind this video? Within the footage, you possibly can see the title of the hospital CHI Memorial, which is situated in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. With this info, it’s simple to seek out the footage in a video livestreamed on Fb by native TV channel NewsChannel 9 on December 17.
In response to the Related Press, nurse Tiffany Dover was one of many first 5 folks to get the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on the hospital. She first seems at 8:42 within the Fb video. She sits down on a chair after which will get her vaccine at 9:31. Then, a few of her co-workers speak to the assembled journalists about their expertise getting the vaccine. Dover begins talking about her expertise at round 25 minutes. Nevertheless, simply as she begins speaking, she faints and the video stops.
Whereas the video is actual, this footage doesn’t show that the vaccine is harmful. Within the caption to the video, NewsChannel 9 wrote:
Throughout our livestream, one of many nurses who was talking to us about receiving the vaccine began feeling dizzy, and fainted. Fortunately a health care provider was there to catch her.
In response to the CDC, this isn’t unusual. The CDC says fainting can occur after many sorts of vaccinations, and is commonly triggered by ache or anxiousness.
The nurse additionally instructed us she has a situation the place she usually faints when she feels ache, so this wasn’t a shock to her that it occurred.
Nevertheless, the social media customers who shared this video didn’t share this context. The nurse rapidly recovered after fainting and defined to journalists that she has an overactive vagal response, a situation that causes her to faint when she feels ache. That signifies that even a small ache like “stubbing her toe” may cause her to faint.
“It’s widespread for me,” she mentioned, including that she didn’t remorse getting the vaccine.
In an interview posted by the hospital on Twitter, Jesse Tucker, the medical director of vital care medication on the hospital in Chattanooga, additionally mentioned it was nothing to be anxious about:
“It’s a response that may occur very steadily with any vaccine or shot,” he mentioned. “No motive to suspect that’s as a result of vaccine in any way.”
Fainting after getting a vaccine isn’t an indication that the vaccine is harmful. A vagal response, which causes fainting, might be triggered by getting a vaccine – any vaccine, not simply the Covid-19 vaccine – in line with Infovac, a French web site with details about vaccines. Worry and stress over taking a vaccine also can result in a vagal response, in line with the Air France Centre for worldwide vaccines web site.
The US Meals and Drug Administration (FDA) analysed the outcomes of the Covid-19 vaccine medical trials carried out by producer Pfizer-BioNTech. The primary unwanted side effects for sufferers are fatigue, complications, shivers, aches and fevers, in line with an FDA doc from December 10.
>> READ ON THE OBSERVERS:
1. No, this video doesn’t present a person fainting after taking the Covid-19 vaccine
2. No, this girls wasn’t “vaccinated twice” in opposition to Covid-19
3. Had been there actually 4 individuals who suffered facial paralysis after getting the vaccine?
4. Did celebrities and politicians simply fake to get the Covid-19 vaccination?
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