A video of a man crying while taking an injection is shared on social media claiming it as the visuals of the Thailand Health Minister while taking the COVID-19 vaccine. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of the Thailand Health Minister while taking COVID-19 vaccine.
Fact: The person crying in the video is not the Thailand Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul. This video shows a Chinese man crying out of fear while taking the first injection of his life. This video exists on the internet since 2018. It has nothing to do with the Thailand Health Minister and the COVID-19 vaccine. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
By comparing the photos of the Thailand Health Minister with the person crying in the video, it can be confirmed that the man crying in the video is not the Thailand Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul.
On reverse image search of the screenshots shared in the video, similar visuals were found in a YouTube video posted by Radio Jamba Kenya channel on 29 January 2018. It is mentioned as a hilarious video of a Chinese man crying after refusing an injection. When we searched for other sources using these keywords, we found a similar video posted on ‘South China Morning Post’ YouTube channel on 04 February 2018. ‘South China Morning Post’ published this video on YouTube with the title ‘Chinese man scared of his first-ever injection’.
We found the same video posted by several users on social media during 2018. They can be seen here and here. Though we could not ascertain the exact details of the person crying, it can be confirmed that the video is an old one and the person crying in the video is not the Thailand Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul.
To sum it up, an old video of a Chinese man crying is portrayed as Thailand Health Minister scared to take the COVID-19 vaccine.