Fact Check: Is Morgan Freeman telling people to stop taking Covid-19 tests?

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Quick Take

A social media post shows a picture of Academy award-winning actor Morgan Freeman and says not to take Covid-19 tests. Referring to the post, social media users have claimed that the actor is advising to stop taking Covid-19 tests. We fact-checked and found the claim to be False.

The Claim

Along with the picture of Morgan Freeman, a Facebook user shares, “STOP TAKING TESTS AND LIVE YOUR LIFE IF YOU’RE SICK STAY HOME IF YOU FEEL FINE, GO ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS. THIS HAS BEEN THE SYSTEM THAT WORKED FOR ALL OF HUMAN HISTORY UNTIL THE LAST TWO YEARS. TIME TO GO BACK TO IT”.

The post has been shared on Twitter, on which a social media user replies, “Hear hear! Finally a breath of fresh air and sanity from Hollywood. Great advice, thank you Morgan Freeman!”.

In response to the Twitter post, another social media user writes, “Does anyone know for sure he didn’t put this quote out or is it your opinion he didn’t put it out”.

The social media post can be seen here, here and here.

Fact Check

Did Morgan Freeman advise to stop taking Covid-19 tests?

No. Actor Morgan Freeman never made such a statement and shared it on social media. The image is not credible as the actual source of the quote is unidentifiable. 

On the contrary, the actor has publicly promoted initiatives to convince people for Covid-19 vaccination. In a video for an American non-profit organisation, the actor is telling people to trust the science and get the vaccine.

There is no truth behind the image that has been shared by hundreds of social media users.

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Disclaimer
Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can further read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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