Videos being shared online falsely suggest the Canadian province of Alberta dropped COVID-19 restrictions after failing to produce evidence in court that the SARS-CoV-2 virus exists. The office of the health minister of Alberta said the lifting of public health measures was in no way connected with the case referenced in the video. The virus has been isolated in countries worldwide, including Canada.
A headline from one popular blogpost reads: “CDC manipulated study data to show the Covid-19 Vaccines are safe for Pregnant Women when in reality 4 in 5 suffered a miscarriage (archive.is/rx72Z).”
The claim was also shared on another website (archive.is/kv6ly) with a headline that reads: “BREAKING NEWS: mRNA Shots Caused Miscarriages In 82% OF Women – The REPORT DISGUISED The Facts.”
The authors of the blog posts make a series of calculations based on table 4 within a preliminary study released in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) in 2020 .
However, the logic is flawed, and the calculations are based on only a part of the total who took part in the study.
The preliminary report used data collected through the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) v-safe registry which collects information from those who have received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant