On February 7, 2021, the Editor-in-Chief of “Kvakutkhedi”, Khatuna Saghinashvili published a post on Facebook expressing distrust to the vaccine against COVID-19 and claiming that the pandemic is an artificial weapon created by globalists that aims to annihilate population. The post contains several claims about the vaccine: 1. Vaccine contains abortion remains and alters DNA; 2. Vaccine contains luciferase and represents a threat of spreading the seal of Antichrist.
Khatuna Saginashvili’s post contains disinformation, conspiracy, and manipulation. The following is disinformation: 1. That the coronavirus is man-made; 2. That COVID-19 alters DNA; 3. That the vaccine contains luciferase. It is a conspiracy that the vaccine is somehow connected to the seal of Antichrist. It is a manipulation that there are cells of aborted fetus in the vaccine. In fact, cells from two aborted embryos were used to create several vaccines in the early 1960s, but this specific vaccine contains neither these cells nor parts of their DNA.
Fact 1. Coronavirus is not man-made.
Studies on the origin of the coronavirus are still under way and the scientists do not have a definitive answer to this question, but there is no doubt that the virus is not man-made. In January 2021, a group of experts from the WHO travelled once again to the initial origin of the virus in Wuhan to study how the virus came to be. The head of the mission, Peter Ben Embarek, excluded that the virus escaped from the lab.
Fact 2. COVID-19 vaccine does not alter DNA.
It is impossible to integrate RNA or DNA into a human genome and alter anything on a genetic level during vaccination. COVID-19, like other coronaviruses, is an RNA virus, meaning that its genetic information is written in RNA. Therefore, an RNA-based vaccine was created to fight it, not DNA-based.
Read more on this issue in an earlier publication by Myth Detector:
RNA or DNA-Based Vaccine?
Fact 3. The vaccine does not contain luciferase. It is a conspiracy to link the vaccine to the seal of Antichrist.
In biochemistry, luciferin is a name of an organic compound whose oxidation in the presence of the enzyme luciferase produces light. However, anti-coronavirus vaccines do not contain this substance.
Luciferase and its substrate – luciferin – are present in living organisms such as fireflies.
Scientists actively exploit the properties of luciferase. Using the light obtained from the chemical reaction of these substances, it becomes possible to monitor biological processes including gene expression, biomolecular binding, and cell viability.
The similarity of the words – luciferin and luciferase – to Lucifer (Satan) has given rise to various conspiracy theories and disinformation.
Connecting the vaccine with the seal of Antichrist is a conspiracy that lacks ground.
Luciferin – a dark conspiracy or a light biochemical reaction?
Manipulation 1. In the early 1960s, cells taken from two aborted embryos were used to create several vaccines, but the COVID-19 vaccine contains neither these cells nor parts of their DNA.
Anti-COVID-19 vaccines do not contain embryo cells or parts of their DNA. However, several common vaccines are made by growing the necessary viruses in fetal embryo fibroblast cells. It is noteworthy that after the viruses are grown in the cells, the cells die, as new viruses pop the cells to escape.
The said fibroblast cells come from two embryos aborted in the early 1960s. They were aborted legally and selectively. It is noteworthy that the same cells are grown in labs even today, as no additional cells have been harvested. They are used to create vaccines.
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