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People who receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will die from acute renal and respiratory failure.

One 86 year old man died of respiratory failure weeks after the jab. There is no guarantee that this can be directly attributed to the vaccine.

One 86 year old man died of respiratory failure weeks after the jab. There is no guarantee that this can be directly attributed to the vaccine. According to the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, an 86-year-old man who received the first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine died of acute renal and respiratory failure four weeks later. Though he had no symptoms of COVID-19, he tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 before death. The cause of his death was acute bronchopneumonia and tubular failure. The National Library of Medicine speculated that: "These results might suggest that the first vaccination induces immunogenicity but not sterile immunity." Sterile immunity refers to the immune system's ability to stop a virus from replicating in the body.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that clinical trials have found the BNT162b2 vaccine to be highly effective in preventing severe cases of COVID-19. Respiratory failure, and significant acute renal and hepatic dysfunction are some of the clinical signs of COVID-19 at rest.

The FDA granted an Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on December 11, 2020. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been proven to be 95 percent effective in preventing symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in people who have never been infected with SARS-CoV-2.

Medical experts have warned against judging deaths following the vaccine by cause and effect. While one person died of the ailments listed, this is not representative of everyone who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine As such, we have marked the claim as false.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.

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