Fact-checked by: Science Feedback

2020/09/24 | United States

FALSE: Hydrogels are part of the genome-modifying COVID-19 mRNA vaccines’ delivery system and will connect you to the internet

Explanation: No evidence suggests that COVID-19 vaccines will use hydrogels, which are polymers that swell without dissolving when in contact with water. Hydrogels are not a recent discovery; they have been publicly known and extensively used in biomedical research for decades. Hydrogels do not connect to the internet. Finally, mRNA-based vaccines for COVID-19 cannot alter the human genome, which is made of DNA.

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