A conspiracy theory falsely claims Bill Gates is plotting to use COVID-19 testing and a future vaccine to track people with microchips. The Gates Foundation has advocated for expanded testing and has funded vaccine research, but neither of those involves implanted microchips.
False Claim of Deadly Coronavirus Vaccine Trial in Africa
Social Media Posts Spread Bogus Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory
Instagram Post Falsely Links Flu Vaccine to Polio
Measles Misinformation Gets an Immigration Twist
Kentucky Governor Misguides on Chickenpox
Darla Shine’s Measles Misinformation
Mailbag: 2018 Whoppers, Vaccine Additives
This week, readers sent us comments about our story on the whoppers of 2018, and on vaccine safety and additives.
Rep.-elect Green Wrong About Vaccines, CDC Fraud
At a town hall event on Dec. 11, Rep.-elect Mark Green of Tennessee inaccurately claimed that vaccine preservatives might cause autism. He also repeated an unsubstantiated claim that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “fraudulently managed” data that showed a link between vaccinations and autism.