Barbados Government Information Services along with its, Prime Minister, Mia Mottley condemned actions of individuals who they said sought to create fear among the population by using an edited video material published by the agency to imply that the COVID-19 vaccine administered to Her Excellency Dame Sandra Mason, Governor General of Barbados, was in any way unsafe or fraudulent.
According to Barbados Information Services, it is customary when producing a video of any event, the footage of the vaccination of Dame Sandra and members of her family and staff for COVID-19 was edited to portray the sequence of events.
The needle shown being prepared in one video clip was not the one used to administer the vaccine to the Governor General.
The vaccine bottle comes with a rubber seal; a bigger needle (the blue one) is used to extract the vaccine from the bottle, while a smaller needle (the orange one) is then attached to the syringe to inject the vaccine into the deltoid muscle.
However Mottley responded to the doctored video, implying fraudulence.
#FOCUS: During yesterday's national address, Barbados PM Mia Mottley addressed vaccine fake news mischief – responding to a doctored video of Barbados' Governor General receiving her vaccination – implying fraudulence; Mottley says the act was "absolutely reprehensible" (BGIS) pic.twitter.com/dyokpWPJpq
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