The Coronavirus pandemic has been a hot spot for many conspiracy theories and hoaxes, and it seems like the situation is getting worse day after day in this regard.
A couple of weeks ago, a new rumor started circulating, claiming that Tiffany Dover, a nurse manager from Catholic Health Initiatives Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, died after receiving her dose of the new COVID-19 vaccine.
Some conspiracy theorists took the horrible hoax very far. So-called Internet detectives decided to jump on the websites Ancestry.com and SearchQuarry to publish inaccurate death records of Tiffany Dover or Tiffany Pontes from Higdon, Alabama.
These people claimed that the health expert died at the age of 30 in 2020 and added her relatives’ names to make the faux news believable with the following captions, “Tiffany Dover confirm (sic) dead from the vaccine;” “Tiffany Dover – Another Vaccine Casualty;” and “Tiffany Dover … passed away.”
And while many were quick to take the fake news at face value and started spreading the sad “report” online, it has been confirmed over and over that story was fabricated, and nothing of the sort had happened.
While it is factual that Dover fainted on camera after she received the dose, she and several medical experts have confirmed that this had nothing to do with the vaccine itself.
Instead, the nurse suffers from a medical condition that makes her extremely sensitive to pain stimuli, and as a result, she lost her consciousness shortly after receiving the injection.
Healthcare specialists have confirmed that the situation was not related to the vaccine itself in any way, dispelling the many rumors that had started to surface after the incident.
Currently, Tiffany Dover is alive and well, and she is reportedly quite excited to continue helping her patients and trying to bring some order to the chaos that has swept the world in the last year.
Several reliable media outlets have been forced to issue a “Fact Check” to confirm that the claim is false.
According to Reuters: “the Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where Nurse Manager Tiffany Dover works, confirmed to Reuters that she is well.”
This is not the first time a hoax like this has made its rounds over the Internet, and some have expressed disappointment in those who propagate those lies.
Health experts are doing their best to put an end to these hoaxes because they affect the public’s trust in the vaccine campaign.