The conspiracy theorists are at it again, this time claiming that Tiffany Dover, the attractive, young nurse who feinted minutes after receiving a Covid-19 vaccination on national television, died or was “disappeared.” Their evidence: Ms. Dover has not made a public appearance since being inoculated.
Ms. Dover was among the first lot of frontline healthcare workers to receive the vaccination, and to bolster public confidence in the vaccine allowed WRCBtv, an NBC affiliate, to broadcast her getting jabbed in the arm. Shortly after, she said she felt dizzy and passed out in the arms of a coworker.
The viral video of Ms. Dover’s ordeal was seen over 200,000,000 times on YouTube and Facebook. Baseless conspiracies, primarily started by fear-for-profit mongers, soon followed. A Twitter spokesperson told WRCBtv that within a day of Ms. Dover’s feinting spell, unscrupulous people had created over one thousand fake accounts for the sole purpose of spreading disinformation.
Claims of her death were grossly exaggerated, as four days later she appeared in a Facebook video alongside hospital staff members. But empirical evidence seldom satisfies a conspiracy theorist; countless conspiracists, and especially Qanon and Trump supporters, insisted it was not Ms. Dover but a body double or look-alike that appeared in the video.
RealRawNews attempted to contact Ms. Dover for comments on the absurd disinformation across the internet. Ms. Dover was unreachable, but we spoke via telephone to her mother, who offered the following comment: “Tiffany is doing fine and taking time off work. She doesn’t owe the world a video showing that she’s okay. She had no regrets about taking the vaccine, but she doesn’t want to do any interviews at this time.”