COVID-19 variants come from mutations, not vaccines

Posted on AllSides May 28th, 2021
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The claim: COVID-19 vaccines are creating virus variants

Public health officials are monitoring five variants of COVID-19 circulating in the United States, all of which appear to spread more quickly than the original strain. Scientists say those variants are the product of coronavirus mutations spurred by its continued spread.

But online, an alternative explanation for the variants has taken hold. Its source: a Nobel laureate who helped discover HIV.

"Bombshell: Nobel Prize Winner Reveals - Covid Vaccine is 'Creating Variants,'" reads the headline of a May 18 article from RAIR Foundation USA, an activist organization whose stated goal is...

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