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Virality Project Weekly Briefing #16: 'April 6, 2021 - April 13, 2021'   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Key Takeaways: "[1] Discussions about 'vaccine passports continued to dominate online' spaces as states announced plans to roll out or ban using proof of vaccination for events and businesses. In response, people have used social media to share ways to 'fake vaccination status.' [2] 'Concerns about AstraZeneca's vaccine and blood clots' continued to grow as the European Medical Association announced a possible causal link. Meanwhile, breaking news of the 'suspension of the J&J [Johnson & Johnson] vaccine' for blood clot concerns is already fueling vaccine safety concerns in the US. We will monitor online discussion around this event as it unfolds this week. [3] The 'high-profile deaths' of Prince Philip and rapper DMX were both falsely linked to their recent COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] vaccinations. These deaths, along with 'reports of more military members refusing to receive a vaccine,' have promoted vaccine hesitancy online."

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