What’s In The Vaccine?

Dr. Frederic Bertley, president and CEO of the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), breaks down what’s in the COVID-19 vaccine:

There’s just a few simple ingredients: water, sugar, salt, fat, and most importantly, a building block for protein.

Here are the ingredients in the vaccines from CDC’s website:

WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN THE MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINE?
The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine contains the following ingredients: messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA), lipids (SM-102, polyethylene glycol [PEG] 2000 dimyristoyl glycerol [DMG], cholesterol, and 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine [DSPC]), tromethamine, tromethamine hydrochloride, acetic acid, sodium acetate trihydrate, and sucrose
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Overview and Safety

WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine includes the following ingredients: mRNA, lipids ((4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate), 2 [(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 1,2-Distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine, and cholesterol), potassium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and sucrose
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Overview and Safety

WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN THE JANSSEN COVID-19 VACCINE?
The Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine includes the following ingredients: recombinant, replication-incompetent adenovirus type 26 expressing the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, citric acid monohydrate, trisodium citrate dihydrate, ethanol, 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HBCD), polysorbate-80, sodium chloride
Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Overview and Safety

Dr. Bertly doesn’t mention nanoparticles, genetically engineered DNA or RNA, or known allergens (e.g. PEG, Immediate Hypersensitivity to Polyethylene Glycols and Polysorbates: More Common Than We Have Recognized).

Fat, sugar, salt … the vaccine is just like a candy bar. This is either accurate and science-based or it’s:

Propaganda; noun: 1. information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.

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