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Fact Check: The viral claim is false that anesthetics can kill vaccinated people

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The claim being made in the viral post that anesthetics can be life-threatening for COVID19 vaccinated people is false. No such guideline has been issued yet, nor has there been any scientific evidence for this.

A post claiming that anesthetics can be life-threatening for COVID19 vaccinated people against coronavirus is getting viral on social media. It also suggests that vaccinated people must wait for a month to go under surgery involving anesthesia.

A Twitter user name Kamal Ekanayaka shares a message that reads, "Anyone who has been vaccinated against coronavirus is prohibited from taking any type of anesthetic, even local anesthetics or dentist's anesthetics, because this poses a great danger to the life of the vaccinated person and is highly dangerous". 

The same post is also widely shared on Facebook.

Fact Check

In our investigation, we found that the viral claim that anesthetics can be life-threatening for COVID19 vaccinated people is false.  

The Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists and the College of Anaesthesiologists, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, have also refuted the viral claim calling it fake. 

In a press statement, they said allowing such misstatements to propagate may impact many vulnerable individuals awaiting anesthesia for surgical procedures and their inclination for vaccination. 

Shortly following news regarding that anesthetics can be life-threatening for COVID19 vaccinated people went viral, the fact-check wing of the Press Information Bureau of India ( PIB fact-check ) took Twitter to clarify that the viral claim is fake.

However, The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises people to talk to their doctors if they are vaccinated and need to be put on anesthesia for surgery. But nowhere has it warned people against the same.

In conclusion, the claim being made in the viral post that anesthetics can be life-threatening for COVID19 vaccinated people is false. No such guideline has been issued yet, nor has there been any scientific evidence for this.

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