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Virality Project Weekly Briefing #20: 'May 5, 2021 - May 11, 2021'   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Key Takeaways: "[1] After the FDA approved the Pfizer COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] vaccine for use in adolescents, we are observing similar anti-vaccine narratives to those about other vaccines. The primary concerns are about 'subjecting children to 'experimental' vaccines' and fears that 'perceived vaccine risk is greater' than the risk of getting COVID-19. [2] Videos this week of a 'man stealing a dose of the J&J [Johnson & Johnson] vaccine' to prove it is poisonous and of 'people putting magnets over their vaccine injections' furthered vaccine safety conspiracy theories. [3] The false vaccine 'shedding' narrative that unvaccinated women can experience reactions from vaccinated women continues to spread as 'anti-vaccine communities apply false scientific backings.' These concerns also spread in Chinese and Spanish language groups."

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