Fact Checking Claims About VAERS and COVID-19 Vaccine Data

Posted on AllSides January 11th, 2022
From The Center

After Twitter suspended Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal account permanently “for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy,” Rep. Chip Roy tweeted a chart with supposed COVID-19 vaccine data that Greene had previously tweeted. Roy’s tweet complained that Greene shared data from VAERS (the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event System) that shows the “potential risk from COVID vax” and that “#BigHealthcare doesn’t want us to discuss this.” 

Wisconsin GOP Sen. Ron Johnson, tweeted a similar claim.

VAERS is a system managed by the Centers for Disease Control and the...

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