Report of young child collapsing after COVID jab appears to be fake news

Julia Driscoll
By Julia Driscoll
Updated January 14 2022 - 2:28am, first published January 13 2022 - 11:25pm
Facebook is being asked to crack down on fake news as part of a voluntary tech industry code.

Reports circulating around Facebook of a child collapsing in the Manning Valley following a COVID-19 vaccination appear to be fake news.

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Julia Driscoll

Julia Driscoll

Journalist

Julia Driscoll has worked as a journalist for the Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Times for seven years. She values the deep connection with community that being a rural and regional journalist brings. Career highlights have involved environmental stories - bringing the plight of the little known endangered Manning River helmeted turtle to the attention of the public, resulting in wide-spread knowledge in the community and conservation action; and breaking the news of the Manning River ceasing to run for the first time in recorded history.