Another fake about the Sputnik V vaccine has been launched in social networks in Kazakhstan. This time she is accused of changing the human genome, according to zakon.kz.
The occasion was a video in which the Russian actress and TV presenter Maria Shukshina, in a conversation with Professor Pavel Vorobyov, discuss this topic, stopfake.kz reports.
It should be noted that Maria Shukshina, unfortunately, has already been seen spreading fakes about COVID-19. She has already stated that she will not be vaccinated, since “the vaccine was said in the prophecies of the saints,” and the pandemic is “a declaration of war against the Russian Federation.”
And Professor Pavel Vorobyov has also repeatedly expressed very controversial ideas that a CVI pandemic does not exist, and the incidence is only a “local outbreak.”
The video gives a very vague description of the drug’s work, and then states the likelihood that it “will have the ability to change the human genome.”
But experts assure that this drug does not and cannot have such properties, since it was developed on the basis of an adenoviral vector, and when it was created, mRNA or DNA platforms were not used. The principle of operation of such vaccines is described in detail on the official website Sputnikvaccine.com.
The drug has successfully passed preclinical and clinical trials and has shown high levels of safety and efficacy. Neither the animals tested with the vaccine, nor the volunteers who received it, have recorded changes in the genome, noted the medical journal The Lancet on February 2.
Adenovirus vaccines are not new. Earlier, Sputnik V’s developers have already created a drug against Ebola, using the same technology.
Previously, fakes were popular on the Web that vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna are capable of altering human DNA, since they are based on messenger RNA. Such rumors were denied by experts and fact checkers.