Fact-checked by: Ellinika Hoaxes

2020/12/06 | Greece

FALSE: The geneticist Alexandra Henrion-Caude exposed that mRNA vaccines constitute a form of gene therapy.

Explanation: The claims made by Alexandra Henrion-Caude in the interview in question heavily distort the facts about mRNA vaccines. A gene therapy requires alteration to the targets genetic material, while mRNA vaccines have no effect whatsoever on our DNA. The role of these vaccines is to transfer genetic instructions that help specific cell organelles (ribosomes) synthesize the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 in order to teach our immune system how to recognise and neutralize the virus.

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This false claim originated from: Various blogs and Facebook posts

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