Many people find it difficult to navigate the vaccine conversation, be it socially or professionally. Chloe Hurst of Veuer has the story!
An overview of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and images of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were widely shared on social media. The Associated Press reviewed them. Here are the facts:
Despite false claims, LA mayor who tested positive for COVID had not gotten a booster shot
CLAIM: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has been given three vaccine doses of COVID-19 but still tested positive for the virus.
THE FACTS: The day after Garcetti tested positive for COVID-19 while attending a UN climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, social media users began falsely claiming that he had received not only two doses of COVID-19 but also a third booster dose. . Thursday’s social media posts used the false claim as a starting point for skepticism about vaccine effectiveness.
FILE – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at a press conference at Los Angeles International Airport on May 24, 2021 in Los Angeles. On Friday, Nov. 5, The Associated Press reported on stories online that falsely claimed that Garcetti had received three doses of COVID-19 vaccine but still tested positive for the virus. In fact, he had not received a third dose. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)
“BREAKING – Triple-vaxxed Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tests positive for COVID,” read a post that has been widely circulating on Instagram. “Remember, trust the science.” Another Facebook post read: “LA Mayor Eric Garcetti tested positive for COVID and he is (asterisk) TRIPLE VAXXED. (asterisk)”
However, Garcetti has not been given a booster shot for COVID-19, Alex Comisar, his communications director, said Thursday. Garcetti “was given two doses of the Moderna vaccine earlier this year and will get his booster as soon as it is recommended,” Comisar said.