Fact Check: Don’t Believe This Fake CNN Graphic About Side Effect Of Covid-19 Vaccine; Here’s The Truth

A picture of a blood-stained hospital ward is being shared on social media with a claim that the hospital was put under lockdown, after those who had received the COVID-19 vaccine, started eating other patients.

The was shared in a way that it looked like a screenshot of a CNN News bulletin.

“Breaking News: Hospitals on lockdown as first Covid vaccine patients start eating other patients,” the text on the post read.

Here’s the link to the above post.

More such posts can be seen here and here.


NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be false.

Firstly, we started our investigation by putting the picture through Reverse Image Search. The search led us to the same picture featured in an article by The New York Times dated

a third-year medical student at that time.

This proves that the picture in circulation is old and nothing to do with coronavirus vaccination.

We then checked the official website of CNN for any news related to this but did not find any.

Moreover, we also ran a search to see if any media house has reported news regarding similar side-effects of the COVID-19 vaccine but did not find any report to support the claim.

We then ran a keyword search and found that there are multiple websites available online which provide CNN templates to create memes. The templates can be seen here, here, here, here and here.

This proves that the post is circulation is false and is in no way related to COVID-19 vaccination.

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