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Claim: Adm. Brett Giroir, an assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said COVID-19 vaccines have tracking mechanisms.
Verdict: Missing Context
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Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: Video claiming COVID-19 vaccines will make people test positive for the disease.
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Factual Reads on Coronavirus
Covid Vaccine Rollout Leaves Most Older Adults Confused Where to Get Shots
Over a month into a massive vaccination program, most older Americans report they don’t know where or when they can get inoculated for covid-19, according to a poll released Friday.
-- Kaiser Health News, January 22
COVID Can Cause Forgetfulness, Psychosis, Mania or a Stutter
The virus induces neurological symptoms that persist long after the pandemic ends.
-- Scientific American, January 21