FACT CHECK: No, The World Economic Forum Did Not Announce A Plan To Vaccinate People Through Water

Anna Mock | Fact Check Reporter

A video shared on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, claims the World Economic Forum announced an intent to vaccinate people via water. 

Verdict: False

The claim is inaccurate. The video shown contains no evidence that the WEF has such a plan.

Fact Check:

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced a new rule that could slash federally protected water by more than 60 percent, The Hill reported. This comes following a Supreme Court ruling that the Clean Water Act protections extend exclusively to “wetlands with a continuous surface connection to bodies that are waters of the United States in their own rights,” according to CNN.

An X post alleges that the WEF intends to vaccinate people through water. In the video, a woman speaking mentions that not everyone in the world was vaccinated during the COVID-19 pandemic, then begins talking about the importance raising citizen engagement on issues around water.

“The WEF wants to vaccinate you through your water now,” the caption reads. (RELATED: Did The World Economic Forum Say All Babies Must Be Lab Grown By 2030?)

This claim is inaccurate, however. Check Your Fact found no credible news reports or results on the WEF website about the organization making such a statement. 

The video shows Mariana Mazzucato, a professor at the University College London (UCL) and founding director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose. This footage was taken at a 2022 press conference announcing a 2 year-initiative to transform the Economics of Water, and can be seen in full on the WEF website and YouTube. A search of the video’s transcript on YouTube yields no results mentioning some sort of implementation of vaccines through water. 

Check Your Fact has reached out to the WEF and Mazzucato for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received from either source.

Anna Mock

Fact Check Reporter