Red Sox star Tim Wakefield's death prompts spread of vaccine misinformation

Posted on AllSides October 2nd, 2023
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After former Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield died of brain cancer on October 1, conspiracy theorists are trying to link his death to the COVID-19 vaccine. The 57-year-old was diagnosed with brain cancer, which was revealed without his consent by former teammate Curt Schilling on a podcast last week. On Sunday, the Red Sox announced Wakefield's death on social media. The National Health Institute has found that "there is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause cancer, lead to recurrence, or lead to disease progression. Furthermore, COVID-19 vaccines do not...

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