An image containing what appears to be a news clipping is being shared widely on social media with the caption “Pfizer Scientists Warn Weekly Vaccinations May Be Needed For Omicron Variant COVID-19 To Prevent Lockdown.”
The post is being shared to claim that now people will have to be vaccinated weekly to protect themselves against new COVID-19 variant, Omicron. The post is shared with caption that reads, “Pfizer warns for weekly vaccination!”
The link to the post can be seen here.
NewsMobile did a fact-check and found the claim to be fake.
We searched with the title mentioned in the viral post, i,e; “Pfizer Scientists Warn Weekly Vaccinations May Be Needed For Omicron Variant COVID- 19 To Prevent Lockdown”. We found the same content was published by the website Stonk Market on December 1, 2021. The picture published was the same as the one in the viral image and had byline Eloise Williams, which is also mentioned in viral posts.
The about us section of the site mentioned that it is a satirical site. It mentioned, “TheStonkMarket.com is a financial satire site. The site provides unique coverage on the financial industry, stocks, hedge funds and global markets. Mission: To provide daily humor and make stonks go up. We are currently looking for content creators who have an interest in financial humor. Please reach out if you have an interest.”
Thus, a post from a satirical website has gone viral claiming that Pfizer scientists have asked to get vaccinated weekly against COVID-19.
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