Fact-checked by: Newschecker

2020/12/02 | India

Misleading: An image shared by a Twitter user claims that pregnant cows are slaughtered to produce COVID-19 vaccine. This is done to extract Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) which is used in the production of many vaccines, reads the image. Additionally, it claims that AIIMS used FBS (supplied by Himedia) in the isolation of SARS-CoV-2, and now ICMR in association with Bharat Biotech is using FBS to produce COVID-19 vaccine.

Explanation: While Fetal Bovine Serum has previously been used in the production of vaccines, the recent claim on ICMR in association with Bharat Biotech using it to produce COVID-19 vaccine is misleading.

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This false claim originated from: Twitter

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