A news & media Facebook page published a post claiming that the Covid-19 cases have increased after vaccines are launched. We fact-checked and found the claim to be Half True.
A news & media Facebook page named The Free Thought Project 4.0 published a post saying, “HI, I DON’T MEAN TO BOTHER YOU BUT COVID CASES ARE MUCH HIGHER NOW THEN BEFORE THERE WAS A VACCINE”. The post also claims, “Why isn’t anyone talking about the elephant in the room? Oh, right… because they aren’t allowed to on mainstream social media platforms”.
The social media post can be seen here.
Have COVID-19 cases increased after the launch of vaccines?
Yes. The number of cases have increased steadily all throughout the world.
However, the increase in cases cannot be blamed on the vaccines. The vaccines were launched to prevent death and critical conditions from COVID-19. There is no scientific evidence that suggests that vaccines are the cause of increasing infections.
Is Covid-19 infection increasing in India?
Yes. It seems so. According to the Reuters Coronavirus Tracker, India has witnessed more than 266,000 positive cases in the last three weeks, which is 68% of India’s previous peak. The Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) website shows a 1.22% increase in deaths due to the Covid-19 virus. However, the active cases have decreased by 5.46% and discharged cases have increased by 93.33%.
Can Covid-19 vaccines cause new variants of the virus?
No. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website has confirmed that Covid-19 vaccines do not produce new variants. The new variants form when the Covid-19 virus mutates to change its genetic structure.
Covid-19 vaccines cannot cause the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website has explained how Covid-19 vaccines help the immune system build a memory against Covid-19.
On the contrary, the CDC website recommends everyone above five years of age to get Covid-19 vaccination.
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