A ‘laughably fake’ viral video claiming military pilots ‘walked off the job’ over vaccines gets debunked

A ‘laughably fake’ viral video claiming military pilots ‘walked off the job’ over vaccines gets debunked
Frontpage videos

The internet is mocking a viral video that been viewed over one million times in which a man claiming the U.S. is "in distress" says "my father told me" that the U.S. Secretary of Defense sent every member of the military a text ordering them to get vaccinated by 10 AM the next day.

12 U.S. Military fighter jet pilots "walked off the job," the man in the video claims, instead of getting vaccinated.

CNN's top fact-checker, Daniel Dale, calls the video "nonsense," and he is being far more kind than many others.

Aside from maybe the man's father telling him a false story, not a word in the video is true.

The website that ran the story is fake:

This is just one of several Twitter accounts sharing the same video. Apparently its author doesn't understand the meaning of the word "apartheid." If it were an actual "vaccine apartheid," only a very few powerful people would have access to the vaccine.

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}
@2022 - AlterNet Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. - "Poynter" fonts provided by fontsempire.com.