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HOSPITALS ON LOCKDOWN AS FIRST COVID VACCINE PATIENTS START EATING OTHER PATIENTS

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This photo has circulated online since 2019 in reports about gun violence — it does not relate to the coronavirus pandemic

An image has been shared hundreds of times in multiple Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts that claim it shows a television report about violence breaking out at a US hospital after patients were vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. The claim is false: the photo in the purported report has circulated online since February 2019 in reports about US gun violence, one year before the coronavirus pandemic. The image has been manipulated for comedic effect to include a false chyron and has been shared on joke websites.
A reverse image search found the original photo was published February 14, 2019 by US newspaper The New York Times.