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The Infodemic: No Definitive Link Between AstraZeneca Vaccine and Blood Clots

A health worker holds a box contains vials of AstraZeneca vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a clinic in Jenin, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, March 22, 2021.

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Daily Debunk

Claim: AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine causes blood clotting disorders.

Verdict: Missing context

Read the full story at: USA Today

Social Media Disinfo


Circulating on social media: A Facebook post written by the former chairman of Papua New Guinea’s Institute of Medical Research claiming that vaccines being rolled out for health workers in the country have bypassed the appropriate regulatory authorities and are being rolled out “for monetary gains.”

Verdict: Misleading

Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse

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