A social media post claims that Covid vaccines are genetic vaccines that cause more harm than good and provide zero benefits relative to risk for the young and healthy. We fact check and found this claim to be False.
An Instagram post shares the video of Robert Malone stating that Covid-19 experimental genetic therapy vaccines must end. He further states that COVID-19 genetic injections cause far more harm than good and provide zero benefits relative to risk for the young and healthy. They do not reduce COVID-19 infection, which is treatable and not terminal.
Are COVID-19 vaccines gene therapy products?
No. The Covid vaccines use a piece of genetic code from SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus, to elicit an immune response in recipients. However, this is entirely different from gene therapy.
Gene therapy is the therapeutic restructuring of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) to (potentially) cure disease or resolve an underlying disorder. When a person receives gene therapy, a faulty gene is deliberately modified or manipulated to alter the biological properties of living cells. This faulty gene is here replaced with a functional one.
In conclusion, gene therapy follows a different procedure than vaccines. The COVID-19 vaccines do not alter our DNA permanently. As stated by the CDC, COVID-19 vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way. Both messenger RNA (mRNA) and viral vector COVID-19 vaccines work by delivering instructions (genetic material) to our cells to start building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19.
Do COVID-19 vaccines cause more harm than good?
No. There is a lack of credible scientific evidence to prove that the COVID-19 vaccine causes more harm than good. However, there can be adverse events in a few cases, but that cannot be generalized as a whole. Also, in contrast to the claim, the CDC states that there are various benefits of getting vaccinated against COVID-19, such as follows-
- It prevents serious illnesses (it means that even if you catch COVID-19, the severity of your illness will be less than what it could have been without getting vaccinated).
- Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer, more reliable way to build protection than getting sick with COVID-19.
- It offers added protection to people who had COVID-19 in the past.
Additionally, according to the WHO, every vaccine must undergo extensive and rigorous testing to ensure it is safe before being introduced to a country’s vaccine program. Each vaccine component serves a specific purpose, and each ingredient is tested in manufacturing. All ingredients are tested for safety.
THIP Media has already fact-checked a claim that states that vaccines contain toxic substances that harm you. To this, THIP Media’s take was that “While there are substances used in the production of the shots that are toxic to humans, the levels of those ingredients in the final products are minute. Most of these ingredients are already present in our everyday products.”
Each ingredient of a vaccine is added due to its positive role. Some substances can only harm you if consumed in large quantities, and the safety of a vaccine is ensured at every step of the development process. Any non-significant harm that a vaccine does outweighs the benefits it provides. Therefore, one must get vaccinated for any disease for which the vaccine is available and advisable to prevent the disease.
Similarly, another fact-check at THIP Media stated that any vaccines might occasionally have certain adverse effects. Please understand that there is no such thing as a ‘perfect’ vaccine that not only protects but is completely safe for everyone. As a result, vaccines that induce protective immunity may cause some undesirable side effects, which are usually mild and resolve quickly.
Therefore, both claims stand false until proven otherwise. THIP Media has already debunked several claims that stated false information, such as Covid-19 vaccines causing cancer, Covid-19 vaccine cause aphasia Covid vaccine damages female fertility, Covid vaccine spreads HIV, etc.
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