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This states the claim that the Pfizer vaccine has graphene oxide.
Research report by Pablo Campra
This is the rebuttal.
FACT CHECK: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Contains Poisonous Graphene Oxide, ‘Confirms’ Spanish Professor
- By Parwinder SandhuJuly 24, 2021 15:28 +08
Reuters stated that in his report published in June, 2021, Pablo Campra Madrid, a professor of the University of AlmerÃa (UAL), said that he analyzed samples out of a Pfizer-BioNTech vial of “unknown origin”, sent to him through a ‘messenger service’.
He further claimed that during a comparison of images of this vaccine liquid under the microscopes with images of graphene oxide published in scientific journals they looked similar.
Stating that the investigation was requested by Ricardo Delgado MartÃn, founder of the blog “La Quinta Columna”, Campra Madrid clarified that the “microscope doesn’t provide conclusive evidence” and that the analysis comes from “a single, limited sample” â€“ one of unknown origin and traceability.
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Following the publication of the report, the University of Almeria distanced itself from the controversial study. In a tweet, while describing the publication an “unofficial report by a university professor about an analysis of a sample of unknown origin with a total lack of traceability”, it stated, “it was a “report that this university neither subscribes to nor shares, as the report itself warns.”
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration‘s website the ingredients of the Pfizer vaccine include: mRNA, lipids, potassium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and sucrose. The list does not mention graphene oxide.
Further, in a communique to the outlet, Pfizer’s Senior Associate of Global Media Relations also clarified that graphene oxide is not used in the manufacture of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
Graphene Oxide In Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccines? Here Are The Latest Unsupported Claims
Bruce Y. Lee Senior Contributor Healthcare
I am a writer, journalist, professor, systems modeler, computational and digital health expert, avocado-eater, and entrepreneur, not always in that order.
The Covid-19 vaccines are not like those Monday morning surprise dishes at your local restaurant. They aren’t like some of those less regulated dietary supplements that may secretly contain Viagra or steroids either. No, Covid-19 vaccines should not have unexpected ingredients. To make sure people know what they are getting, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has posted an ingredient list for the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on its website. So, has the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Yet, there are now claims circulating that the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is around 99% graphene oxide. This despite the fact that graphene oxide does not appear on either the FDA or CDC list. For example, an Instagram post included the following statement: “99% Graphene Oxide in Pfizer V4X? Spanish scientists obtain vial of Pfizer v4xin3 and find that 98-99%.” In this case, “V4X” presumably is shorthand for “vaccine” rather than “vagina for your ex.”
As PolitiFact.com, a nonprofit project operated by the Poynter Institute, described, the post indicated that graphene oxide, “is toxic to the human body and causes a number of problems.” A video accompanying the post featured someone named “Dr. Jane Ruby.” Ruby advanced claims that over 99% of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine consists of graphene oxide and that “There’s no other reason for this to be in here except to murder people.”
Here’s a Tweet thread that featured the aforementioned Ruby:
As you can, @PunchyMr pointed out that Ruby has doctorate in psychology not medicine. That’s even though Ruby lists on her Twitter profile “Medical Expert”:
The word “medical expert” is not something that you can just throw out there. It’s not like saying that you are an “asparagus petting” expert. If you position yourself as a medical expert, what you say can really affect people’s health. What degrees, training, and experience does Ruby has? Well, Ruby’s website has the following description: “Dr. Jane Ruby is a Washington DC health economist and New Right political pundit with fascinating conservative insights and breaking news in the world of New Media!” Does that sound like a “medical expert”?
The post mentioned Spanish scientists without specifying their qualifications or presenting their data for the scientific community to review. Beware of anyone offering the word “scientists” without much more details on why anyone should believe them. If you had a basketball game that you had to win, would you rely on a stranger telling you that she has assembled a bunch of “players”? There would be no guarantee of how well they could actually play basketball. In fact, it could be just a bunch of people not interested in monogamy, which won’t help you win the basketball game.
Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2021/07/10/graphene-oxide-in-pfizer-covid-19-vaccines-here-are-the-latest-unsupported-claims/?sh=4ca8a97f74d7
Facebook posts stated on July 7, 2021 in a Facebook post: The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is “99% graphene oxide,” which is “toxic to the human body and causes a number of problems.
By Tom Kertscher July 8, 2021
No evidence of ‘graphene oxide’ that’s ‘toxic’ in Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
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- Pfizer says it does not use graphene oxide and no such ingredient is listed in any of the three COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the U.S.
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An Instagram post with an incendiary video that speaks of murder claims that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is dangerously packed with something called graphene oxide.
The post, which uses abbreviations for the word vaccine, states:
“99% Graphene Oxide in Pfizer V4X? Spanish scientists obtain vial of Pfizer v4xin3 and find that 98-99%.”
Graphene oxide, the post continues, “is toxic to the human body and causes a number of problems.”
The post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)
A Pfizer spokesperson told PolitiFact that while graphene oxide — a material made by the oxidation of graphite — is used in some vaccines, it is not used at Pfizer.
An Instagram post claimed that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is “99% graphene oxide,” which is “toxic to the human body and causes a number of problems.”
Pfizer said it does not use the material, and it is not shown in a federal list of ingredients in the three COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use in the U.S.
We rate the post False.