FACT CHECK: Did Georgia Schools Share Cardiac Arrest Awareness Forms Due To Increased Cardiac Related Death?

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows a Georgia school’s cardiac arrest awareness form that was developed due to the recent increase in sudden cardiac events.

Verdict: False

The caption is inaccurate. The form dates as far back as 2019.

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The social media post allegedly shows a form shared in Georgia School to bring cardiac arrest awareness to the student body. The form includes warning signs of cardiac arrest and resources in case of emergency.

“This is normal Georgia High School Now Has A Sudden Cardiac Awareness Form Due Recent Increase In Sudden Cardiac Death,” the post reads. “This post is 100% fact and missing zero context!”

The photo was not taken recently and has no correlation with any rise in cardiac incidents. This form dates back to at least 2019. At this time, the Georgia High School Association made an official requirement in their bylaws for schools to share information on sudden cardiac arrest with their students.

The Covid-19 Vaccine was not produced until January of 2021. This school awareness form was not related to the vaccine or to COVID-19. There are no credible news reports suggesting this form was instituted recently as part of a response to an increase in sudden cardiac arrests. (RELATED: Did A Satirical Magazine Run A Cover With Ukrainians Vandalizing A World Cup Poster With Nazi Symbols?)

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Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter