The WHO chief has spoken out against the increasing number of children in developing countries being admitted to hospitals with complications from using booster shots. The Chinese government is trying to find a way around this, adding that it will not seek international aid if its citizens are denied access to these vaccines without cause-and experts say disease could spread rapidly and become more difficult to contain.
The news industry is complicated, and fake articles and photographs are often disseminated on social media. Every week, the editorial staff at Blasting News identifies the most common hoaxes and incorrect information to help you distinguish truth from untruth. Here are some of the most widely circulated misleading statements this week, none of which are true.
Countries are not administering booster injections to “kill children,” according to the WHO’s head.
False claim: During a press conference, World Health Organization (WHO) director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus purportedly confessed that certain countries are utilizing COVID-19 booster doses to “murder children,” according to social media users.
- Tedros talked on the need of prioritizing vaccination efforts in impoverished countries and more vulnerable people, rather than offering booster doses to youngsters, at a news conference on December 20, 2021.
- Tedros stumbled at the news conference, according to the WHO: “During his delivery of the word ‘children,’ he got stuck on the first syllable ‘chil,’ and it came out sounding like ‘cil/kill.’” Following that, he accurately pronouned the same word, loudly pronouncing it as ‘cil-children.’ Any other interpretation of this is completely false.”
In the Ghislaine Maxwell case, the judge did not seal “all evidence and proof.”
False claim: Conservative pundit David J. McLaughlin was featured in a video that was circulated on Facebook.
The court in the Ghislaine Maxwell case, according to Harris Jr., sealed “all the evidence and proof of who helped Ghislaine Maxwell sex trade minors.”
- Judge Alison J. Nathan, who presided over the case, did not seal all of the evidence and facts, despite what the posters allege. In reality, the majority of the data has been made public by news organizations.
- Only one item, Maxwell’s address book, was made public, and only specific pages were allowed to be used as evidence.
- Maxwell’s trial came to a close on December 29, with a jury convicting her on five charges of sex trafficking.
The government has refused to acknowledge that Covid vaccinations harm the immune systems of those who have been double-vaccinated.
False claim: Social media posts allege that the United Kingdom government has acknowledged in a study that the COVID-19 vaccinations harm people’s immune systems. “The UK government has indicated that you will never have complete, natural immunity to COVID variations, or potentially any virus, after taking the two injections,” the posters said.
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- The U.K. Health Security Firm claimed in a statement to the Spanish fact-checking agency Newtral that the information spread on social media is “absolutely untrue.”
- In contrast to what the social media posts claim, a report released by the United Kingdom’s Health Security Agency on October 21 states: “There is some evidence of waning of protection against infection and symptomatic disease over time, though protection against severe disease remains high in most groups at least 5 months after the second dose.”
The president-elect of Chile does not seem to be holding a transgender depiction of Jesus Christ in the photo.
False claim: Facebook and WhatsApp users in Brazil posted a photograph of Chilean President-elect Gabriel Boric holding what seemed to be a transgender image of Jesus Christ, according to the descriptions of the postings.
- The picture Boric has is not a transexual depiction of Jesus Christ, as the social media postings say, but rather a collage in which the face of singer Taylor Swift was placed over a conventional image of the Sacred Heart.
- Boric, a vocal promoter of Swift’s work, got the collage from a female follower on July 18, 2021, the day of the Chilean primaries.
Mohamed Salah’s contract with Liverpool was not renewed in the image.
False claim: Facebook and Twitter users circulated a snapshot of Egyptian soccer star Mohamed Salah smiling and holding a pen, ready to sign a piece of paper, with the claim that the image showed Salah renewing his contract with Liverpool FC.
- According to a reverse image search, the picture circulated on social media was shot by Getty Images photographer Andrew Powell in June 2017 and titled “Liverpool announce signing of Mohamed Salah.”
- Salah is wearing a New Balance shirt in the photo, which was Liverpool’s official sponsor until 2020, when it was replaced by Nike.
- The erroneous assertion comes amid reports in the press that Salah, who is still under contract with Liverpool for another 18 months, is being courted by Paris Saint-Germain.
A unsuccessful effort by China to fire airstrikes near Taiwan is not captured on video.
False claim: Facebook users have posted a video of a military aircraft launching missiles while in flight while being attacked by ground artillery fire.
The claims that the video shows China’s aircraft trying to carry out an attack near Taiwan follow the postings.
- The film was first shared by the Gorib gaming Facebook page, according to a reverse image search.
- The movie depicts a scenario from the game “Arma 3,” not a real military action, as stated on the website.
- The video’s misunderstanding comes as tensions between China and Taiwan have risen, with the Chinese air force performing several missions near Taiwan, an island that seeks independence but is classified as a “renegade province” by China.
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