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Misinformation spread

In the era of technology, instantaneous information sharing opens up for some inaccuracies. Misinformation can be passed along rapidly through social media and it is mostly not double-checked, this way, deceiving plenty of people. A shining example of how misinformation shapes the way people think is the COVID-19 vaccine. Many believe that those vaccines have drawbacks and potentially cause issues on human bodies, which is not true. The main reason for those beliefs is the misinformation spread through social media by influencers who are not knowledgeable about the vaccine field.

First and foremost, a huge number of anti-vaxxers report not taking any vaccine because it changes humans DNA. In fact, COVID-19 vaccines work on the cell’s cytoplasm and do not enter the nucleus, where the DNA is localized. It makes it impossible for the mRNA vaccines to change our DNA. The Johnson&Johnson vaccine is the only one that allows its mRNA to get into the nucleus, albeit it doesn’t change anything on one's DNA.

Secondly, it is a highly supported fact by anti-vaxxers that vaccines were rushed and hence don't work. Besides, governments would be taking advantage of this situation to implement mini chips in their citizens in order to collect their personal information. Indeed, both of these arguments are totally misleading. COVID-19 vaccines were made so quickly as a consequence of the pandemic we are going through. New technologies, intense studies in the eld, and worldwide collaboration were some of the key factors that allowed for the quick releases. All of the vaccines were reviewed by specialists and tested plenty of times before being used in humans. This proves that even if it was rushed, it works perfectly. As regards implementing chips on people, this argument makes no sense, as a tube of mRNA contains around three doses, meaning that each tube would require three chips and remarkable skill from vaccinators to inject the right chip in each dose. My mother works as a vaccinator, and she claims it is impossible to implement chips through vaccination.

Lastly, there is a share of people who believe that getting the COVID-19 vaccine can affect a woman’s fertility. There is no evidence that it is real, this piece of misinformation was spread through social media when it was stated that the vaccine's spike protein would attack another spike protein found in the uterus. In fact, these proteins are completely distinct ones, and taking the vaccine will not alter anything in a woman’s fertility.

In conclusion, quick information sharing through social media helps misinformation spread. So double-checking what you learn from incredible sources is of utmost importance when it comes to not being deceived by any misinformation. As aforementioned, disadvantages shared about COVID-19 vaccines are fake debunked by tests and reviews made by specialists. This is why it is critically important to study further about a certain topic before sharing it, even when you stay up to date with current research.

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