Did Tennessee nurse Tiffany Dover, who fainted after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination, die? No, that's not true: The hospital where she works tweeted on December 19, 2020, that Dover was "doing well" and asking for privacy.
The claim appeared in many social media posts in the days after Dover passed out on TV, including in a post (archived here) shared on December 19, 2020 -- the same day the hospital tweeted that she was doing well. This one featured screenshots of several posts making the claim with a message that read:
OMFG! FAINTING NURSE DIED
TIFFANY DOVER IS DEAD
I saw that fainting nurse died, so I checked it out!
This death record has to be her! Same town, age, and most importantly, the family listed all show up as her friends on fb!
This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:
(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Sun Dec 20 20:33:13 2020 UTC)
Lead Stories debunked the previous claim, that Dover, a nurse at Chattanooga's CHI Memorial Hospital, fell ill because of the vaccination. Read that article here, which explained her fainting was blamed on a medical condition triggered by stress and pain, not by the contents of the shot:
A nurse, who was given the COVID-19 live on television at the hospital where she is employed, collapsed after receiving the injection. However, she has a medical condition that causes her to pass out. CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, where she works and was administered the vaccine, told Lead Stories her fainting was "not a reaction to any ingredient in the vaccine itself," but was "related to the medical condition she shared."
Still, false claims flourished in the following days that Dover had died. The hospital countered the skepticism with a tweet reporting that she was "doing well."
UPDATE: Nurse Tiffany Dover appreciates the concern shown for her. She is home and doing well. She asks for privacy for her and her family.-- CHI Memorial (@CHI_Memorial) December 19, 2020
Those making the death claim offered no evidence that the hospital was lying or that Dover had died.