A CREEPY Instagram page has stolen a nurse’s pictures to try and fuel false rumors that she died from Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine.
An “In Memory of Tiffany Dover” profile set up on Monday shared over 40 photos of her and amassed 1,361 followers in 24 hours, fueling misinformation that she died from the coronavirus jab.
Tiffany Dover is very much alive and well, despite the disturbing conspiracy theories[/caption]
The bio description reads: “Tiffany Dover will always be remembered and celebrated for her heroism and bravery as one of the first recipients of the Covid-19 vaccine.”
The stolen photos include numerous snaps of Dover with children, at work, selfies, and even what appear to be childhood photos with hashtags like
#hero #neverforget #inmemoryof #alwaysremember and #covid_19.
One “In Memoriam of Tiffany Dover” post uses the past tense to insinuate that the front-line worker has passed away after she was filmed fainting 17 minutes after getting the shot on December 17.
“She will always be remembered for her bravery,” the Instagram caption read. “She was a wonderful nurse.”
The Sun contacted Instagram for comment on Tuesday evening.
The hospital where she works CHI Memorial in Chattanooga, Tennessee, assured Americans on Tuesday that the nurse was very much alive and well on December 21.
The move came after outlandish rumors claimed Dover was “missing” or even dead as she had not been seen since she passed out during a TV interview last week.
“We’re pleased to share Tiffany Dover is doing well,” their Twitter statement read. “Here’s a short video of her today surrounded by her colleagues who all support her.”
In the 20 second clip, she stands at the front of a group of 20 staff wearing a white tabard with her hospital ID pinned to it.
A woman next to her holds a sign reading: “Nurse leadership supports Tiffany,” with the date printed at the bottom
Colleagues in the video surrounded Dover in support, as others held signs saying: “Nurse Leadership Vaccinated Together”, “We got the shot!” and “”We’re vaccinated against Covid-19!”
Tiffany Dover, left, seen with hospital colleagues in a new video release by her hospital yesterday[/caption]
Nurses put on a show of support after outlandish rumors Tiffany is dead[/caption]
The video released by the hospital is the first appearance Dover has made since the vaccination.
The hospital appears keen to put an end to the online speculation that began after the 30-year-old fainted shortly after receiving the Pfizer vaccine.
As she was interviewed by TV news crews after getting the jab, she suddenly said she felt dizzy and then keeled over.
However, Dover has a condition that sometimes causes her to faint when she feels pain, which she explained to journalists on the day.
“I have a history of having an over-reactive vagal response, and so with that if I have pain from anything, hangnail or if I stub my toe, I can just pass out,” she told WRCB while her colleagues got the shot without incident.
Likewise, CHI Memorial reiterated that the nurse often passes out when she feels pain and it was not a reaction the vaccine itself.
That did not stop shocking rumors swirling online as conspiracy theorists and anti-vaxxers questioned why she had “disappeared” from social media.
But users had flooded her page with comments and concern as rumors continued to circulate of her “death,” prompting the hospital to release an earlier statement on Twitter on December 19.
It read: “UPDATE: Nurse Tiffany Dover appreciates the concern shown for her. She is home and doing well. She asks for privacy for her and her family.”
A spokesperson for the hospital said in a statement on Monday: “We are aware of the multitude of false information circulating on social media about Tiffany Dover.
“We created the video because our nursing leadership wants the public to know of their support of Tiffany and to clear up many of the circulating rumours.”
WTVC were told by the hospital she is asking for privacy when they requested an interview with her, fueling more bizarre theories.
Others questioned the authenticity of the hospital’s clip, with outrageous claims that it was in fact a different woman in the footage.
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Dover has made all of her social media accounts private after being bombarded with questions.
The Pfizer vaccine was approved for use by the FDA on December 12, before the mass vaccination rollout across America, before the agency then issued emergency authorization for Moderna’s jab on December 18.
Thousands of healthcare workers, top lawmakers, and President-elect Joe Biden have been vaccinated.
Biden first pumps the nurse practitioner after getting the jab[/caption]