Sharp has repeatedly speculated that thousands of Americans have died after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
- Sharp has repeatedly speculated that thousands of Americans have died after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Variations of this claim are a common lie in right-wing media, based on a misinterpretation of data from the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). [OAN, 5/27/21, 7/11/21; Media Matters, 5/13/21]
- OAN guest: “For some reason, young women who have no idea what this could possibly do maybe, effects on fertility, effects on other diseases,” are pressured to get vaccinated. In a segment criticizing pop star Olivia Rodrigo for supporting vaccination efforts, Federalist senior editor Chris Bedford suggested to OAN that the vaccines might cause infertility in the young girls that Rodrigo and others said should be vaccinated, and he argued that people “who are concerned are absolutely right to be concerned” until vaccines receive full FDA approval.
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