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in General Factchecking by Novice (960 points)
Social media users are citing a study from Sweden that was published in February to push the unproven theory that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines permanently alter recipients’ DNA.
by (100 points)
First of all, the article's title is "Swedish study on COVID vaccines and DNA misinterpreted"
--emphasis on the misinterpreted. The article opens up with a sentence claiming that a Swedish study shows that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine changes recipients’ DNA. However, the sentence below says "THE FACTS: Social media users are citing a study from Sweden that was published in February to push the unproven theory that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines permanently alter recipients’ DNA."  The poor layout of this article may cause confusion and an initial misinterpretation if readers don't follow through and read the rest. In addition, with further research, I have found that several other articles claim that the vaccine does not permanently alter recipients' DNA.

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by Newbie (270 points)
This is misinformation proven by multiple studies showing that Covid-19 vaccines do not alter human DNA. We can see this through an article by USA Today, proving that the accuracy of its test failed and has been debunked by them.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2022/10/31/fact-check-covid-19-vaccine-does-not-change-dna-vaccinated-still-human/10612878002/
False
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by Newbie (320 points)

False, the Covid-19 vaccine does not alter peoples DNA. 

"The genetic material delivered by mRNA vaccines never enters the nucleus of your cells, which is where your DNA is kept, so the vaccine does not alter your DNA." (CDC, 2023)

False
by Genius (41.9k points)
Don't forget to add URLs for all your sources going forward. Thanks!

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