Welcome to one of the internet’s weirdest obsessions. Back in December of 2020, a nurse named Tiffany Dover fainted on camera while she was talking to reporters after getting her first COVID shot. She got right back up and gave another interview, but it was too late. A conspiracy theory was already racing around the world: Dover had died. She’d been replaced by a body double. And an ever-expanding list of conspirators was in on the cover-up, including the drug companies, the hospital, the media, and maybe even the Pope. Tiffany Dover is alive and well, but she’s stayed silent through it all. And now her story has been hijacked by total strangers trying to make people doubt the safety of the COVID vaccine. In this first season of Truthers, a podcast project about misinformation and conspiracy theories, NBC News reporter Brandy Zadrozny sets out to show what’s true and what isn’t—and how one person’s life became a weapon in a global information war.
Brandy Zadrozny explains how an early COVID vaccine conspiracy theory began; the story goes that nurse Tiffany Dover had died on camera after receiving the shot.
Where is Tiffany Dover after the COVID vaccine? Brandy tries to find the nurse, while uncovering how this conspiracy theory has spun out of control.
Who Does That?
When COVID misinformation spreads, Tiffany Dover isn’t the only victim. In this episode, Brandy tracks down a blogger who spreads falsehoods about COVID vaccination to discover why.
Some of the people who spread disinformation about Tiffany Dover have been sowing doubt in vaccines for years. And at a march in D.C. their audience sounds convinced.
Tiffany Dover Is Alive
Knocking on doors in Alabama yields the best result so far, and armed with new evidence, Brandy makes her case to a hard-core Tiffany truther.
Introducing Tiffany Dover Is Dead*
Truthers, a new NBC News podcast series, explores how misinformation spreads, starting with a claim nurse Tiffany Dover died after receiving the first COVID vaccine.
This must STOP
I love this podcast I thought the whole story was fascinating, and people shouldn’t have gotten so worked up on her fainting, especially because of her fainting issue
I wanted to love this podcast but it would have been much better as a video documentary. It’s not fair to ask Tiffany Dover to speak on a podcast when only appearing on video is ever going to satisfy the Truthers.
Where is Tiffany Dover?
I was excited to listen to this podcast, and enjoyed every episode. HOWEVER, at the end of the show I am still asking the question “Where is Tiffany Dover?!” In agreement with a few other reviews, this podcast feeds conspiracy theories and provokes more questions about Tiffany Dover’s whereabouts. WHERE IS TIFFANY DOVER?!