Fact-checked by: Estadão Verifica

2020/07/24 | Brazil

Misleading: Oxford University’s vaccine is made using the cells of aborted fetuses.

Explanation: No babies are being aborted to create a COVID-19 vaccine. Fetal tissue has been used for a long time, but the current cells being used do not come directly from aborted fetuses. Rather they are reproductions of earler tissue that continually divide. The is a proven scientific technique. Also, there are no embryonic stem cells in the final product of the vaccine. The vaccine will consist of proteins produced by the cells to fight the virus.

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