'Vaxxed Man' Fainted Before Prince Charles? Truth Behind Viral Video

The video shows a supermarket employee who passed out while speaking to the royal in July 2020, 5 months before Britain administered its first Covid-19 jab.

A video has circulated in social media posts that claim it shows a man fainting in front of Britain's Prince Charles after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine. The claim is false: the video shows a supermarket employee who passed out while speaking to the royal in July 2020, five months before Britain administered its first Covid-19 jab.

"Prince Charles talks to a Vaxxed man who then collapses outside the Vaxx Bus ASDA," reads a tweet from October 24, 2021.

The video shows Charles speaking to a man, who suddenly stumbles backwards and falls to the ground.

Text at the end of the video reads: "It's not a vaccine. It's a bioweapon. #RESIST".

A screenshot of the misleading post as of October 27, 2021.

The video was shared alongside a similar claim on Facebook here and here, and on Twitter here.

However, the claim is false.

A Google reverse image search of a screengrab of the video found this article from July 10, 2020 by British online newspaper The Independent.

"The employee received medical attention immediately and recovered quickly, with colleagues reassuring the Prince. It is not known why the man fainted," it reported.

The video shared in misleading posts was originally published by The Telegraph newspaper on July 10, 2020.

Charles and his wife Camilla were visiting a distribution centre for supermarket Asda in the English city of Bristol to thank key workers for their role during the pandemic, UK tabloid Metro reported.

The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine was approved in Britain on December 2, 2020, five months after the incident.

On December 8, 2020, the first Pfizer/BioNTech jab was given to 90-year-old Margaret Keenan, who was also the first person in the Western world to receive an approved coronavirus vaccine.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by BOOM staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

Updated On: 2021-10-29T09:54:05+05:30
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