NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

  • Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla speaks about the Biden administration’s global COVID-19 vaccination efforts ahead of the G-7 summit, on, June 10, 2021, in St. Ives, England. On Friday, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming that Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says the company’s dream is to “reduce the population by 50%” in 2023. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

  • A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is displayed on a counter at a pharmacy in Portland, Ore., on, Dec. 27, 2021. On Friday, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming that a new study from researchers at the National Institutes of Health and Moderna shows COVID-19 mRNA vaccines “hurt long-term immunity to Covid after infection.”. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: