A Harvard study is going viral among anti-vaxxers. The author says they are all wrong. - 2021-10-12
Anti-vaxxers say they've found a smoking gun: a new blue-chip paper that proves COVID vaccines are ineffective.
The vaccine "doesn't stop you from getting [COVID] at all," claimed Daniel Horowitz, a senior editor at the Blaze, in a tweet promoting a column he wrote trumpeting the research. The headline: "Harvard researcher finds absolutely no correlation between vax rates and COVID cases globally." Supporters of Horowitz's perspective tweeted the piece and posted it on Facebook, where it received more than 4,000 interactions, including 2,600 shares, according to data from CrowdTangle, the Facebook-owned analytics company.
"That conclusion is misleading…This paper supports vaccination."
Alas, there's just one problem for Horowitz and company: S.V. Subramanian, the Harvard professor of population health and geography behind the paper, says the vaccine doubters are completely wrong.