Disinfo: 64 people have died in Sweden from side effects of vaccination

Summary

In Sweden around 64 deaths have occured due to side effects of vaccination against the coronavirus. This reports the daily Aftonbladet, referring to the kingdom’s medical products agency. /…/ The kingdom is mainly exploiting the vaccines from Pfizer.

Disproof

An unfounded claim, attempting to discredit the Pfizer vaccine, the outlet is deliberately misleading readers distorting the original Swedish text from the daily Aftonbladet:

Totally 64 cases of deaths have been reported to the Medical Product Agency. All of those have been elderly people with underlying medical conditions. The Agency concludes that there is no suspicions on connections between the deaths and the vaccine.

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  • Reported in: Issue 231
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/02/2021
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Sweden, Russia
  • Keywords: coronavirus, vaccination
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Disproof

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