Do you need to continue wearing a mask if you’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19?

Claim: Some Vietnamese-Americans believe that you do not need to continue wearing a mask if you’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19.
Rating: This claim is MOSTLY FALSE. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you continue to wear a mask even after you have been vaccinated. The vaccines are highly effective in preventing serious illness, but there is not enough data on whether they prevent the spread of coronavirus. On March 8, the CDC issued new recommendations saying those who have been vaccinated can gather inside without masks with other people who have been vaccinated. But those who have been vaccinated should still wear masks in public.

Can you skip the COVID-19 vaccine if you’ve already had COVID-19?

Claim: Some Vietnamese-Americans believe that you do not have to get vaccinated from COVID-19 if you already had the disease.
Rating: This claim is FALSE. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you get vaccinated from Covid-19 even if you have had it because scientists do not know how long natural immunity lasts. It is also rare, but possible, to become reinfected with COVID-19.

Are the Covid-19 vaccines not safe because they were created so quickly?

Claim: Many Vietnamese Americans believe that the development of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines were rushed and are therefore, not safe.
Rating: This claim is FALSE. Developing and testing a new vaccine usually takes years. But the COVID-19 vaccines, from manufacturers Pfizer and Moderna, took only 10 months to develop. That is because it’s a new type of vaccine made from messenger RNA (mRNA). It does not contain any live viruses, which makes it faster to develop. Research into mRNA vaccines have been ongoing since 1976, so the COVID-19 vaccines were the results of many years of research.

Did China help elect Joe Biden?

Claim: The King Radio, a right-wing Vietnamese YouTube Channel has repeatedly claimed that officials in President Joe Biden’s administration have ties to China, and that China rigged the 2020 Election for Biden.
Rating: Those claims are FALSE. There is no evidence from government officials that China interfered in the 2020 Election. There is also no evidence that anyone in Biden’s administration has ties to the Chinese Communist Party, not Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines nor Secret Service Agent David Cho, who is Korean-American.

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