Fact-checked by: Ellinika Hoaxes

2021/01/31 | Greece

FALSE: According to Dr. Carrie Madej mRNA vaccines introduce foreign genes to our DNA. Also, when they develop their vaccines they get luminescent nanocrystals in them. This patented material is called luciferase and in reality it is a method of introducing microscopic robots in the vaccines in order to gather biometric data from the people that get vaccinated.

Explanation: mRNA vaccines simply introduce genetic instruction to help the cell synthesize the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein in order to teach the immune system how to identify and neutralize the virus. The mRNA from these vaccines has no interaction with the cells DNA. Moreover, luciferase is an enzyme which we can find in fireflies and it contributes to the biochemical processes that result in bioluminescence. This enzyme is used strictly in a lab setting and it is not inside mRNA vaccines. This substance has no relation to "nanorobots" or the collection of biometric data. These allegations have no scientific basis.

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