False: Antibodies produced by COVID-19 vaccines are lethal.

By: Vivek J
December 17 2021

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False: Antibodies produced by COVID-19 vaccines are lethal.


The Verdict False

COVID-19 vaccine-induced antibodies are specifically meant to neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 virus and are not lethal to the recipient of the vaccine.

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COVID-19 vaccine-induced antibodies are specifically meant to neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 virus and are not lethal to the recipient of the vaccine.Ever since the vaccine rollout for COVID-19 began, there have been several unfounded claims made by conspiracy theorists and anti-vaxxers to discredit the mass vaccination drive globally. In a video posted on the Awakening Channel, Vladimir Zelenko, a Ukrainian physician, claimed that the antibodies created by COVID-19 vaccines were lethal. To justify this, he claimed that vaccine-induced immunity has killed more people than the infection itself in the past. Zelenko further quoted the French virologist Luc Montagnier, and Robert Malone, known to be spreading misinformation aiding vaccine hesitancy, to justify the mass genocide theory. All these claims and justifications are based on no scientific evidence. Firstly, there is no evidence of the inactivated vaccines for dengue killing more adults than the infection itself. Around 400 million people are affected by dengue every year. While there are six vaccines still in development, the only vaccine approved for marketing is not widely used as it triggers little immune response. Secondly, Montagnier did not say that COVID-19 vaccines will kill people. A fake video clip is circulated online, and the video has been debunked several times. The other expert used in the video, Malone, who is also falsely credited for inventing mRNA vaccines, has made several unfounded claims about COVID-19 vaccines. Furthermore, there is no evidence that the ingredients of COVID-19 vaccines have components that create lethal antibodies. Over a billion people have received COVID-19 vaccines so far, and there have been very few cases of potential vaccine-related side effects. Very few vaccine-related deaths have been reported from adverse reactions and not due to the vaccine-induced antibody response. COVID-19 vaccines contain inactivated viral samples that help the immune system mimic the spike proteins of SARS-CoV-2 and create antibodies to target the virus specifically. These antibodies will in no way harm the immune system, weaken it or cause death in vaccinated people. All claims stating otherwise are not clinically supported. All COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use have shown promising results in various trial phases and have been extensively studied using multiple datasets before approving for human use. These vaccines help reduce the mass transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and contain the pandemic. It has been established that COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in reducing hospitalization and deaths in case of any breakthrough infection resulting from virus mutations. The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.

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