NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
August 6, 2021
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:
Post misrepresents Pfizer data on vaccine efficacy
CLAIM: Because 14 people in Pfizer's placebo group died and 15 people in the vaccinated group also died, Pfizer's own data shows its COVID-19 vaccine does not reduce the risk of dying from the disease.
THE FACTS: Those figures are irrelevant to the vaccine's efficacy, as they are simply a tally of all deaths th...