Fact Check- Will PHS no longer publish COVID-19 data due to a link between the vaccine and AIDS?

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A social media post claims that  Public Health Scotland (PHS) will no longer publish COVID-19 data due to a link between the COVID-19 vaccine and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). We fact-checked and found this claim to be False.

The Claim

A social media post shares the caption “Public Health Scotland will stop publishing data on CoVID deaths and hospitalizations by “vaccination” status going forward because the data has shown for the past few weeks that the fully “vaccinated” population are developing AIDS. That which was a “conspiracy theory.” A screenshot of the post is attached below:

Fact Check

Is PHS claiming that AIDS and COVID-19 are interrelated?

No. The data provided in the COVID-19 & Winter Statistical Report does not support the claim that there is a correlation between the COVID-19 vaccine and developing HIV/AIDS. The CDC has stated COVID-19 vaccines are “safe and effective” and has encouraged those with diagnosed and underlying medical conditions to get vaccinated in order to limit the severity of infection should they test positive.

The Healthy Indian Project (THIP) has already debunked the claim that COVID-19 vaccines are causing AIDS.

Did Public Health Scotland (PHS) cease to publish COVID-19 data due to a link between the COVID-19 vaccine and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)?

No. There is no evidence that PHS ceased the release of COVID-19 data because it showed a link between COVID-19 vaccines and AIDS. PHS report on Feb. 16 states the cessation was due to “the increasing risk of misinterpretation from growing complexities” of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report doesn’t mention anything about HIV or AIDS.

The report further states, “PHS is currently reviewing the content and frequency of reporting this information. PHS will continue to communicate up-to-date and high-quality research on COVID-19 vaccines. Evidence suggests the COVID-19 vaccine is effective at reducing the risk of a severe outcome, such as hospitalization when infected, however, no vaccine is 100% effective and some COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths may still occur, particularly in vulnerable populations.” 

Hence, due to a lack of evidence that states otherwise, the claim is false.

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