Influencer video full of untrue vaccine claims - Full Fact

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These include false claims that all animals in Covid vaccine trials died and that vaccines can change your DNA.
Influencer video full of untrue vaccine claims

30 April 2021

What was claimed The UK bought all the Midazolam France had. Our verdict This is false. The Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed that all of the Midazolam stockpiled in the UK for the Covid-19 crisis was sourced within the UK and was produced for the UK market. It appears that this claim is based on reports of some French-label versions of the drug being stockpiled for use in the UK. What was claimed Phase three trials for Covid-19 vaccines haven't been done. Our verdict This is untrue. Analyses of data from phase three trials for all three Covid-19 vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech, Oxford/AstraZeneca, Moderna) authorised for use in the UK have been published in peer-reviewed studies in medical journals. What was claimed Covid-19 vaccines don't meet the legal definition of a vaccine. Our verdict It is unclear what legal definition is being referred to, but Covid-19 vaccines meet the legal criteria for medicinal products. What was claimed A lot of the vaccine ingredients haven't been tested for their efficacy. Our verdict This is false. Efficacy data has been published for all three Covid-19 vaccines approved for use in the UK. What was claimed All of the animals used in vaccine trials died. Our verdict There is no evidence for this. If animals had died after being vaccinated, human trials would have been stopped, which they weren't. It is common practice in animal trials to euthanize the subjects so they can be examined. What was claimed The MHRA put out a tender for Artificial Intelligence (AI) to handle reports of adverse Covid-19 vaccine reactions. Our verdict This is true. In November 2020 it was reported that GenPact, a professional services firm, had been awarded a £1.5m contract to build an AI tool that could process "the expected high volume" of reports of adverse reactions occurring after, though not necessarily caused by, Covid-19 vaccination. What was claimed Covid-19 vaccines have…
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