A social media post claims that a report from an unnamed hospital laboratory from Bratislava, Slovakia gave an analysis which proved that COVID Nasal swab tests contain lithium and DAPRA Hydrogel. We fact-checked and found this claim to be false. There haven’t been any scientific studies that prove the analysis of the test or who conducted it.
A narrator on an Instagram shares a post that quotes a report titled, “Analysis of test sticks from surface testing in the Slovak Republic -confirmation of genocide.” She further mentions, “After spawning a mixture of nylon fiber fragments, Darpa Hydrogel remains on the nasal mucosa under the pituitary and pineal gland along with lithium. This mixture immediately reacts with living structures to form crystals that are directionally oriented to the pineal gland, which has its own electromagnetic field. The shape of the crystals determines the type of hydrogel used. The crystals are conductive due to the lithium contained in it. The crystals can receive the signal from the transmitter to the cell and transmit signals from the cell to the transmitter. These are actually nano-antennas.”
Do Covid-19 test nasal swabs contain lithium?
No. THIP Media has already fact-checked this claim. We found that there is no evidence that suggests Covid-19 test nasal swabs contain lithium. The confusion might have arisen from the use of Lithium Heparin in the Covid-19 antibody tests given emergency approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, Lithium Heparin is only present in the blood collection tubes used by labs to collect the sample.
What is Hydrogel?
Hydrogel are three-dimensional porous polymeric materials. They are hydrophilic (molecule or other molecular entities that is attracted to water molecules and tends to be dissolved by water) in nature. These are prepared by physical or chemical cross-linking of hydrophilic molecules. They can be made into smart materials through judicious chemical modifications to recognize external stimuli.
Do Covid-19 test nasal swabs contain DAPRA Hydrogel?
No. The report mentioned in the video is an essay. It is neither a clinical or lab research. On researching, this was not even found in any professional science journal. While searching on the National Library of Medicine, the title of the search cannot be found in any science journal. Moreover, the report gives no details as to where the ‘analysis’ was actually performed. It mentions only an ‘unnamed hospital laboratory from Bratislava, Slovakia.’ There isn’t any mention of the methodology or the analysis of the test results or who conducted the test. Similarly, on reverse image searching, no credible medical publications are displaying the result of this report. Hence, the report cannot be verified. Therefore, the claims stands false until proven otherwise.
Also, nasopharyngeal tests are considered safe and the only risk they posses is due to improper sampling techniques due to anatomically challenging location.
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