A stupidly necessary fact check from the Associated Press:
CLAIM: COVID-19 vaccines are causing a new illness called “VAIDS,” short for vaccine acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. VAIDS isn’t a real condition, nor do COVID-19 vaccines cause a syndrome matching this description, an immunotherapy expert confirmed to The Associated Press.
THE FACTS: Doctors and activists with a history of spreading anti-vaccine misinformation are spreading fear about COVID-19 vaccines by falsely claiming the shots cause a new medical condition called vaccine acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Widely circulating Twitter and Reddit posts falsely identified VAIDS as an emerging condition that is “similar to AIDS but caused by the C19 jabs.”
Read the full article.
Social media users are again falsely claiming that COVID-19 vaccines cause an illness called “VAIDS,” or vaccine acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. No such condition exists, experts told the AP in December. https://t.co/218FnWwzGC
— AP Fact Check (@APFactCheck) February 12, 2022