mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines will NOT modify the human genome

 Newswise
28-Sep-2020 1:55 PM EDT, by Newswise

Fact Check By: Craig Jones, Newswise

Truthfulness: False

Claim:

Hydrogels are part of the genome-modifying COVID-19 mRNA vaccines' delivery system. Hydrogels will connect you to the internet.

Claim Publisher and Date: Facebook on 2020-09-16

There is no evidence that mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines will use hydrogels. There is no evidence of a hydrogel that will connect you to the internet or alter your DNA.

 

As reported by Pablo Rougerie at Health Feedback...

Incorrect: The claim incorrectly alleges that mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines will modify the human genome, even though they cannot be integrated into the DNA-based genome. In addition, hydrogel-based sensors do not connect themselves to the internet.
Unsupported: The social media posts do not present supporting evidence for the claim that mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines will use hydrogels.
Misleading: The claim describes hydrogels as a recent groundbreaking invention, however, they were discovered decades ago and have been extensively used in biomaterial and biomedical research.

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