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Videos claiming to show live parasites present in Covid-19 vaccines have been widely circulating on Twitter, Facebook and other online platforms since early October. Some of the videos claim that the parasite is something called hydra vulgaris, which they say is “immortal”. Leading immunologists say these videos are easily denied – the vaccine certainly does not contain parasites.
The Stew Peters Show, an American television program that often features vaccine-related conspiracy theories, shared this video, which they claimed shows a live parasite that was detected in the Modern Vaccine.
Dr. Carrie Madej, an osteopath who often speaks publicly against the vaccine, claimed she recorded these images with her microscope. She says the “tentacle creature” she saw looks like the Hydra vulgaris. Hydra vulgaris is a true freshwater organism that has the ability to regenerate, hence the idea that it is “immortal”.
Other videos posted on Twitter and Facebook since early October also falsely claim to show an “immortal” parasite present in Covid-19 vaccines.
This video gives no proof that there is a parasite in the vaccine
In this video, a woman identified as Madej shows pictures she claims show live parasites in the Modern vaccine. She says they look like the “hydra vulgaris”. At 8:57 in the video, she suggests that these parasites can grow inside vaccinated people and affect their thoughts.
“If these organisms are able to continue to grow […] let’s assume they can create their own neural network outside of yours. This is not good, it means it is a proper communication system. […] Have you started thinking about things that aren’t really your thoughts? “
Jérôme Martin, the co-founder of the Observatory of Transparency on Drugs (l’Observatoire de la transparence dans les politiques du médicament) says it would be impossible for parasites, or any other living thing, to exist in the Covid-19 vaccine.
“The water and other liquids in the vaccine are cleaned under strict conditions, which prevents any parasites or other living organisms in the vaccine,” Martin told FRANCE 24 Observers ’team.
Virginie Serein, a researcher at the French laboratory CEMES (Center d’Élaboration de Matériaux et d’Études Structurales) and the secretary general of the European Society for Microscopy (EMS), says that “these photographs are by no means scientific proof”.
She says Madej’s observation of the so-called parasites was not properly done in a scientific way. “It wasn’t done at a low temperature, with a scientific procedure and a controlled environment,” she says. Thus, the organism in the picture could be almost anything.
Vaccine manufacturers have also published a list of the ingredients in their Covid-19 vaccines. None of them contain an organism capable of regenerating. You can check out the list of ingredients in the Pfizer vaccine by clicking here, Johnson & Johnson here and Modern here.
On his Instagram page, Madej calls himself an osteopathic internal medicine doctor who practices “The Truth in Jesus Through Medicine”. Several fact-checking organizations, including the U.S. outlet PolitiFact, have denied previous statements Madej made about the vaccine.
Other videos also falsely claim that the parasite hydra vulgaris is present in vaccines
Video posted on Twitter on October 11 shows some black plant moving in water. The tweet claims it shows “what’s in the v4ks under extension”. The phrase “v4ks” is used as a code name for vaccines, with the number “4” representing the letter “a”. To avoid mechanisms used by Twitter to filter out false or baseless claims about Covid-19, people. unlike the vaccine often replace numbers for letters in sensitive words like “vaccine”.
In reality, the squiggly thing in the video is a crinoid, which is a real marine creature. The video was filmed by Singaporean Denise McIntyre, at Raja Ampat, Indonesia on December 9, 2019. It was posted on YouTube on December 27, 2019.
Another post shared at BitChute on October 4 features what looks like a TV show about the hydra vulgaris. The caption calls it an “immortal hydra” and a “mini-monster that clones itself” that is present in vaccines.
It turns out that this footage is in fact from a news story about the hydra vulgaris composed by American radio station KQED and released in 2021.
Franco Twitter an account that regularly shares anti-vaccine views tweeted a link for a BitChute video with an inscription in French: “For those taking‘ Kovid injections ’, look at what’s in them: Hydra Vulgaris, an immortal creature living inside Covid -19 injections. ”