Police are tracking down a woman who allegedly spread fake news on the AstraZeneca vaccine on her Instagram story, in connection with the death of national archer Haziq Kamaruddin.
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According to The Star, Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zaid Hassan said a police report was lodged by a member of the public after seeing the Instagram post on Saturday (May 22nd).
In her Instagram story, the woman made allegations that the death of the late Haziq was caused by the AstraZeneca vaccine.
She then later apologised in an Instagram post.
Her caption read: “I would like to apologise regarding my statement on the AstraZeneca vaccine, that the vaccine could cause blood clots in the heart and it had something to do with Haziq’s death.
“My mistake has caused misunderstanding to all parties. It’s all my own opinion and I am not knowledgeable in medicine,” she further clarified.
Her Instagram story has since gone viral on other social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
Guys, if you have any questions or have doubts about the COVID-19 vaccine, please ask a doctor and don’t believe everything you see on the internet. Always fact check!
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By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat