Multiple social media posts shared hundreds of times claim that the latest outbreak of monkeypox is only occurring in countries that have administered Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine. The posts go on to claim the World Health Organization (WHO) “has not received a single report” of monkeypox from countries not administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Medical experts, however, told the AFP there is no evidence linking the virus, which has existed for decades, to the Covid vaccine. As of August 9, 2022, most countries that were administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine had not recorded cases of monkeypox. Conversely, several countries — including India, Russia and Venezuela — where the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has not been distributed had reported monkeypox cases
A photo of a littered street has been shared hundreds of times in multiple Dutch and Chinese social media posts that claim it shows the aftermath of a climate march in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on June 19, 2022. However, the claim is false. The photo was taken in Amsterdam outside the Johan Cruyff Arena, before a performance by US singer Billie Eilish on June 18 at the adjacent Ziggo Dome.