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The orders for child-sized caskets in the U.S. are increasing due to deaths caused by COVID-19 vaccines.

No confirmed cases of increased child mortality have been reported due to the administration of COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.


Context: 

 A video claiming that there has been an increase in demand for coffins for babies in the U.S. has been making rounds on social media. The onus of death of children has been put on COVID-19 vaccines. 

BitChute website, known for spreading conspiracy theories and misinformation, posted the original viral video. The claim was originally made by Mike Haddock, reportedly a casket manufacturer located in northern Toronto, Ontario, Canada, during an interview on the "Stew Peters Show" on BitChute on July 12, 2022. The post titled "Casket Salesman Blows Whistle - Child Caskets Being Ordered in Bulk - Never Seen in Business Before." In the interview, Haddock said, "The smaller-size orders have never been so popular." "I would like to mention that all casket sales have been up dramatically in the last two years." He claimed that the orders have increased because of children dying from COVID-19 vaccine.


In Fact:

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of July 21, 2022, 1,710 children have died due to COVID-19. On July 20, 2022, The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VARES) reported that only nine deaths had been associated with Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccination, and all the deceased were adults.


Further, The Casket and Funeral Supply Association of America (CFSAA) has not released any data that supports Mick Haddock's statement.


Logically and various other credible news websites have repeatedly debunked false claims on the adverse effects on COVID-19 vaccines on children and adults.


 The verdict:

There have been no confirmed reports of children dying from COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. or elsewhere. Therefore, we mark the claim fal

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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