(Reuters) - Social media users are sharing a video of a baby with birth defects and claiming that the COVID-19 vaccines caused it.
An example (graphic warning) can be seen here with the caption: “Mother got the liquid while she was pregnant in India. Some sources saying shot related other sources saying this always happens in India. I guess we will never know they will cover it up like always.”
Comments on the post include: “This IS HAPPENING IN AMERICA! It absolutely is shot related! Nurses in the NICU are coming forward!”, “What in the world!! That’s a human life.. They’re playing God” and “Like thalidomide...but worse.”
The articles say that a woman gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, on Sept. 21, 2019 in Tonk, India. The baby girl is the child shown in the video in the posts.
Two men seen in the video in the posts can also be seen in the media reports.
False. The baby shown in the video was born in September 2019, predating the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines.