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|FALSE||Claim by Viral image: Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla resigned, saying mRNA vaccines are “not safe.”
PolitiFact rating: False (Albert Bourla remains Pfizer’s chief executive officer, the company said in a statement. We found no evidence that Bourla called mRNA technology unsafe. Rather, he recently touted the company’s efforts to tap that technology to create a flu-COVID-19 vaccine.)
|Claim by the HighWire: Doctors and Pharmacists Solely Rely On Blank Page Recommendations To Administer COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines
Lead Stories rating: False (Info Available)
|Claim by Viral image: “JAG charges Nancy Pelosi with treason and seditious conspiracy.”
PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire
|TRUE||Claim via Social Media: Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration agreed to an exchange that freed 5,000 Taliban prisoners.
Snopes rating: True (“The prisoner exchange was completed in early September 2020.”)
|FALSE||Claim by Viral image: “Holiday heart syndrome” is a cover for deaths caused by the COVID-19 vaccine.
PolitiFact rating: False (The phrase “holiday heart syndrome” was first coined in 1978. It’s not a cover for COVID-19 vaccine side effects.)
|FALSE||(International: Australia): A graph proves humans are responsible for only around 3.5 percent of the increase in atmospheric CO2 from 1870 to 2020.
Australian Associated Press rating: False (The author has mistaken the graph’s annual emissions figure for the cumulative total since 1870. Humans are responsible for 100 percent of the increase.)
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