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WhatsApp 'news' on anti-Covid vaccine being injected is fake

Saturday, July 4, 2020 • Tamil Comments

WhatsApp news on anti-Covid vaccine being injected is fake

At a time when ICMR and Bharat Biotech International Limited are working together to bring out an indigenous anti-Covid vaccine, a particular image is doing the rounds on WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. In the image, a woman is seen injecting a syringe into a man’s veins. Fake news-peddlers have claimed that the pic pertains to the "first dose of the vaccine being administered on the Vice-President of Bharat Biotech."

Turns out that the picture is completely fake. This is not any image of some clinical trial that is allegedly in progress. Bharat Biotech has categorically put the record straight by saying that it was a “routine procedural blood draw" and not a vaccine being injected.

“Certain images and messages being circulated on social media platforms have NOT been disseminated by us," the pharmaceutical company added.

WhatsApp news on anti-Covid vaccine being injected is fake

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