Corona Virus: From the Installation of Microchips to changes in DNA and the Reality of other baseless claims

Rumors of a vaccine against the corona virus have risen after reports of a 90 percent success rate.

We've looked at some of the most misleading claims about microchip installation and re-engineering and protection of the genetic code.

One of the rumors is about people installing microchips. This is a question about changing and protecting our genetic code.

Bill Gates and Microchip Installation Claims

Bill Gates has been trending on Twitter since the announcement of the vaccine this week.

Many rumors have surfaced about Bill Gates, the billionaire founder of Microsoft. They were targeted for their public health and vaccine development work.

The most shared claim this week was earlier this year that a microchip was being installed inside people to detect their movements under the guise of the corona virus. ۔ And behind it all is Bill Gates.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation told that these were baseless and false claims for which there was no evidence.

Despite the lack of evidence, in a May poll, 28 percent of 1,640 people thought Bill Gates wanted to install a microchip inside people under the guise of a vaccine. 44% of them belong to the Republican Party of America.

Claims about DNA Changes

A correspondent for the Pro-Trump website Newsmax told 264,000 followers on Twitter to be wary of Pfizer and biotech vaccines. Emerald Robinson claimed in his tweet about this vaccine that it causes a change in your DNA.

Concerns about DNA changes have also been regularly shared in the form of Facebook posts. scientists said that the corona virus vaccine would not cause DNA change.

Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. Vaccines contain the genetic material or RNA associated with the virus.

Geoffrey Almond, a professor at Oxford University, says that putting RNA inside a person does not cause any changes in the DNA of human cells.

Pfizer spokesman Andrew Woodger says the company's vaccine does not cause any changes in the human body's DNA. Rather, the vaccine further boosts the body's immune system. This is not the first time we have examined such claims about DNA alterations. We researched a similar video in May.

It could be a similar misunderstanding about the type of vaccine to be developed. The Pfizer vaccine uses RNA or mRNA technology for communication. It instructs the human body to produce proteins that are present on the surface of the corona virus.

Robinson's tweet also claimed that mRNA technology "has never been tested or approved before today." It is true that no mRNA vaccine has been approved before, but this Numerous researches have been done in this regard in the last few years.

Professor Elmond says the vaccine, developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, is the first vaccine to be so effective that it has been sent to the licensing stage.

"Just because it's a new technology, it doesn't mean we should be afraid of it," he said.

In the first and second trials, vaccines are tested on a small scale on volunteers to see if they are safe and in the right amount. In the third stage, it is tested on thousands of people to see how effective it is.

One group was given a vaccine while the other control group was given a harmless substance and they were carefully examined to see if there were any adverse effects of the vaccine. These safety tests continue even after the vaccine has been licensed.

Claire Wardley, who writes about false claims about vaccines on social media, says there is a lack of statistics on topics such as mRNA technology. In cases where authentic information is desperately needed, such information is scarce.

Wardley, executive director of First Draft, a non-governmental organization that identifies false news, says: "It leaves people with fake news and such news replaces them. Unverified individual accounts and other news outlets help undermine trust in vaccines due to a lack of authentic information.

Claims related to Adverse Effects of the Vaccine 

Robinson's tweet also claimed that 75% of the volunteers who were tested had a negative effect. However, Pfizer and Biotech did not raise any concerns during the trial phase.

Many vaccines also have side effects, but most of them are not as harmful as those reported by people who are opposed to the vaccine.

Dr Penny Ward, a professor of pharmaceutical medicine at King's College London, says: "Like all vaccines, this vaccine can have side effects in the short term, such as fever, injection site pain or muscle aches, headaches and fatigue. ۔ '

Professor Ward pointed out that such side effects are usually experienced by many people who are vaccinated against the common cold annually and these symptoms disappear in a few days and can be reduced with ibuprofen or Paracetamol.

It is not clear where Robinson's 75% score came from, but it may have been taken in one of the early stages of the trial, in which one group noted mild side effects of the vaccine. ۔

Full details of the adverse effects of the latest tests have not yet been released, but Pfizer has confirmed that it has not seen any serious adverse effects. Emerald Robinson said she would not back down from her claims.

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