Did Fauci Say COVID Vaccines Could Make People More Likely to Be Infected?

A viral tweet shows a video of Dr. Anthony Fauci speaking with Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and makes the claim that, “Dr. Fauci opens up the possibility that the COVID-19 vaccine could be making people more likely to be infected with the virus.” In the clip, Fauci tells Zuckerberg that “this would not be the first time, if it happened, that a vaccine that looked good in initial safety actually made people worse.”


The original tweet has been shared more than 16,000 times and liked more than 15,000 times and has received further attention with repostings on Instagram and Facebook.

The same clip was shared by TrendingPolitics on December 14 within an article headlined: “Dr. Fauci Admits That Covid Vaccines May Actually Make People ‘Worse’: “It Would Not Be The First Time.”

The claim that Fauci admitted that the COVID-19 vaccine may make people “worse” or “more likely to be infected with the virus,” is false. 

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