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Doctor Debunks Vaccine Myths In Less Than One Minute Ahead Of Covid-19 Jab Rollout

Doctor Debunks Vaccine Myths In Less Than One Minute Ahead Of Covid-19 Jab Rollout

A doctor has released a video to help debunk all of the major myths about vaccines ahead of the rollout of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus shot in the UK, and he managed to achieve this feat in less than one minute.

With the coronavirus vaccine on the horizon, many folks are gearing up for an end to this wretched pandemic, but some are still cautious about receiving the vaccine, regardless of the rigorous scientific process that it has to go through before reaching our arms.

With that in mind, NHS doctor Ben Janaway has taken the time to set some of those contentious points to rest from a position of expertise.

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So, let's take a look at what he told us about vaccines and myths about them.

Firstly, he confirmed that - contrary to what some people might say - you are not being injected with the live virus when you receive the vaccine.

He explained: "Vaccines are made of an inert or dead form of the virus inserted into the body so the body's white blood cells - i.e. its immune system - can develop a natural immune response.

"When encountering a wild-type version of the virus, it breaks it down without any symptoms. This breaks the chain of infection and reduces deaths - millions, in fact."

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Credit: Twitter/Dr Ben Janaway
Credit: Twitter/Dr Ben Janaway

He also attacked the mistruth that vaccines can cause things like autism and Alzheimer's disease.

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The doctor continued: "The link between vaccines and autism and vaccines and Alzheimer's has been completely disproven by large-scale studies.

"There are no dead babies, bits of dead babies or bits of anything else in the vaccine that is going to harm you. This is all a myth."

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That's a relief.

Finally, he pointed out that while no vaccine is perfect, there is only an incredibly small chance that anything will go wrong with this one.

Like, seriously small.

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Janaway explained: "The actual risks of vaccines are a risk of anaphylactic reaction, which is vanishingly low, and a risk of allergic reaction to foodstuffs that can be used (and they will ask before they give it).

"There's also the risk of local tissue damage due to putting a needle in somebody, and a small risk of general tissue damage, but once again this is really low. You may get a few symptoms but these are the body's immune reaction - not the virus itself."

There you have it, folks. Listen to the scientists.

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Topics: Science, World News, UK News, covid-19-positive, Health

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