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Man (Wrongly) Implies COVID-19 Vaccine Killed Prince Philip, Internet Responds Brilliantly

James Felton

James Felton

Senior Staff Writer

clockApr 12 2021, 17:29 UTC

Image credit: Lorna Roberts/shutterstock.com, Twitter/Darren M. A. Calvert, Twitter/Vic.

On April 11, Prince Philip, husband of British monarch Queen Elizabeth II, died of as yet undisclosed causes, aged 99. His death followed a long spell of ill health, including a month-long stay in hospital after being admitted to King Edward VII’s in London on February 16, before being moved to another hospital in order to be treated for a heart condition.

Despite his advanced age and deteriorating health, this hasn't stopped people on the anti-vax end of the spectrum from attributing his death to the COVID-19 vaccine, entirely incorrectly. 

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The Duke of Edinburgh was actually given his first dose of the vaccine, along with the Queen, on January 9. Far from causing death, a recent report from Public Health England has found that the over 15 million vaccine doses given to adults aged 60 and over from December 8 2020 to March 2021 have prevented an estimated 10,400 deaths in this age group.

The idea that he died due to the vaccine does not hold water, even if you disregard the fact that the Royal family has already stated that his death was unrelated to COVID-19. However, that hasn't stopped the Internet from responding to those claiming a link to point out a few flaws in the logic (which, let's hope, they were parodying in the first place?). Below are a few of the best.

You'll have to view the thread itself if you want to see some of the less, let's say, "tactful" replies.

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But seriously.

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