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Video Spreads Bogus Claims About Plane Crashes and COVID-19 Vaccines

Video Spreads Bogus Claims About Plane Crashes and COVID-19 Vaccines

The number of U.S. plane accidents has been about the same this year as it was last year. But posts on social media falsely claim that there has been a significant increase due to pilot reactions to the COVID-19 vaccines. The Federal Aviation Administration says it has seen “no evidence of aircraft accidents or pilot incapacitations” associated with COVID-19 vaccines.