Jun 21, 2021 · Danish soccer star Christian Eriksen is recovering well after he suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed during a match on June 12. But after the incident, social media posts falsely claimed he had ...
Inter Milan’s director said Eriksen hadn’t received any COVID-19 vaccine prior to his collapse, or contracted the disease in the past. Radio Sportiva denied that it made any such report.
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The rumor began to spread after Luboš Motl quote-tweeted a post saying Inter Milan's chief medic had told Radio Sportiva, an Italian station, that Eriksen had recently been vaccinated with Pfizer's COVID-19 shot. "The chief medic and cardiologist of (Inter Milan) confirmed on an Italian radio station that Eriksen has received the Pfizer vaccine on May 31st," Motl said in the tweet. Fact check:CDC data on adverse effects of vaccine cannot determine cause However, Radio Sportiva denied that claim, causing Motl to delete the original tweet. But multiple Facebook users, as well as anti-vaccine groups on Telegram, continued to spreadthe claim using a screenshot of the tweet. On June 12, Inter Milan team director Giuseppe Marotta put the rumors to rest when he toldRai Sport, an Italian sports TV channel, that Eriksen "didn't have COVID and wasn't vaccinated either."
Speculation about Eriksen's collapse could be rooted in misconceptions about the Vaccine Adverse Reporting System (VAERS), a government-run database that anti-vaccine advocates regularly use to discourage vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration run VAERS as an “early warning system” to detect safety problems associated with vaccines. Anyone can submit reports to VAERS, which are not all subject to verification. In another tweet, Motl again speculated the vaccine had caused Eriksen's collapse. His evidence: reports from VAERS. "Thousands have died from the Covid vaccines, CDC reports. And yes, I think that Eriksen, the Danish soccer star who collapsed on the pitch was more likely than not a heart muscle inflammation victim due to a Pfizer or Moderna Covid vaccine, too," Motl wrote. Fact check: White pine tea likely not helpful against COVID-19; vaccinated don't 'shed' particles As USA TODAY has reported, reports of adverse even...
The claim that Danish soccer player Christian Eriksen collapsed as a result of receiving a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is FALSE, based on our research. The director of Eriksen's club team, Inter Milan, said Eriksen had never received a coronavirus vaccine.USA TODAY, June 12, Denmark's Christian Eriksen awake, stable after collapsing on field at Euro 2020USA TODAY, June 15, Denmark's Christian Eriksen to fans after collapse: 'I'm fine under the circumstances'USA TODAY, April 8, Fact check: CDC Data on Vaccine Adverse Events Cannot Determine CauseVice, June 14, Anti-Vaxxers are Exploiting Christian Eriksen's Terrifying Collapse
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Jun 18, 2021 · Hours after Danish footballer Christian Eriksen collapsed during a Euro 2020 game last Saturday claims started appearing on social media linking his illness to the Covid-19 vaccine. One claim, which was shared thousands of times on Twitter and added to other social media sites such as Instagram , was posted by Czech theoretical physicist ...
Jun 14, 2021 · The unfounded claims attributing Eriksen's collapse to a vaccine began spreading to other platforms, such as Instagram, Facebook, Telegram and QAnon channels, according to a Vice report.
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Jun 14, 2021 · So, 'did Christian Eriksen take Covid vaccine?' or 'did Christian Eriksen have Covid?' are the top rumours to which Inter have responded. Horrifying Christian Eriksen collapse episodic details revealed. Christian Eriksen, 29, collapsed near the touchline in the 42nd minute when he was looking to receive a throw-in.
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After Danish footballer Christian Eriksen collapsed during a Euro 2020 match, antivaxxers started claiming that it happened after he received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Tweets from Luboš Motl, a Czech theoretical physicist, and GeraYaYo2– a Canadian citizen, went viral recently. They have since deleted two of their tweets, but the Internet never forgets…
Like the vast majority of negative news about COVID-19 vaccines, this is yet more FAKE NEWScreated by antivaxxers. They did not even hesitate to LIE about someone’s medical emergency to push their agenda. Absolutely disgraceful and shameless! Fact #1 : Christian Eriksen Was Not Vaccinated Against COVID-19 The truth is Christian Eriksen was not vaccinatedagainst COVID-19. Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta confirmed this on 13 June 2021, stating, “He did not have Covid and was not vaccinated either.” Luboš Motl refused to accept that, claiming “my source could have been untrue, I am just unsure enough” and “It is not settled for me at this moment.” Is Luboš a cardiologist? Does he have evidence to the contrary? No. So ignore his ignorant blather. Fact #2 : Radio Sportiva Denied The Claim Radio Sportiva denied that the claim, stating, Fact #3 : Most Euro 2020 Players Not Vaccinated There was no requirement for soccer players to vaccinate against COVID-19 before playing in Euro 2020. Tha...
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