Debunked: No, ‘vaccine bandits’ do not exist
A satirical video showing people being chased by ‘vaccine bandits’ in Los Angeles intent on forcing vaccinations on the unwilling is being spread online. The video originated on a satire account and includes video repurposed from unrelated surveillance footage from Canada. A representative from the account has confirmed that it was intended as a joke. Vaccines are not mandatory in Los Angeles. Reuters has debunked this video as satire.