Fact Check: Romanian Livestock Are NOT To Be Injected With mRNA Vaccines To Vaccinate People

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  • by: Lead Stories Staff
Fact Check: Romanian Livestock Are NOT To Be Injected With mRNA Vaccines To Vaccinate People No Vax In Meat

Are Romanian livestock farms about to receive mRNA vaccines for livestock, under the pretext of a pandemic to forcefully vaccinate people who consume their meat and milk? No, that's not true: There are no commercial available veterinary mRNA vaccines as of this writing, and even if the technology were implemented, the mRNA would be destroyed by cooking or in the human stomach.

The claim originated from a now-deleted TikTok video posted by user @veghetor with the caption: "VACCIN ANIMALE".

This is what the post looked like on TikTok at the time of its posting:

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The speaker is a Romanian pastor who presents himself online as Veghetor, and who has hundreds of thousands of followers across multiple platforms, as well as numerous videos on topics ranging from CBDC and digital identity to the World Economic Forum and the coronavirus pandemic.

Currently, Russia was the first country to produce a COVID-19 vaccine for cats, dogs, foxes and minks, in 2021. The following year, researchers at the University of Complutense in Madrid successfully tested a COVID-19 vaccine on animals. But Romanian authorities have not announced any such clinical trials, nor did they comment on plans to purchase it from abroad once it becomes available.

Earlier in April 2023, Eric Weaver, director of the Nebraska Center for Virology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, told Lead Stories:

"There are no commercial available veterinary mRNA vaccines. There are some in research stages, but, for almost all cases, mRNA is not a cost-effective animal vaccine platform. If you were to eat uncooked meat from a mRNA vaccinated animal, the mRNA would be digested by the acids and enzymes in the stomach. The mRNA is very unstable and if the meat was cooked, the mRNA would be destroyed. Every living thing that we eat contains mRNA. The mRNA is destroyed during processing/cooking or during digestion and is not expressed".

Lead Stories is working with the CoronaVirusFacts/DatosCoronaVirus Alliance, a coalition of more than 100 fact-checkers who are fighting misinformation related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the alliance here.


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