A blog post shared on Facebook claimed that covid-19 vaccines have killed some 676,000 Americans.
The post was written by anti-vaccine activist Steve Kirsch, who has made other vaccine claims debunked by PolitiFact and other fact-checkers.
Kirsch’s Aug. 6 post referred to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, a federal database.
“VAERS data is crystal clear,” the headline read. “The COVID vaccines are killing an estimated 1 person per 1,000 doses (676,000 dead Americans).”