Fact Check: Romanian Doctor Did NOT Reveal mRNA Vaccines Are Dangerous and Contain DNA

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Fact Check: Romanian Doctor Did NOT Reveal mRNA Vaccines Are Dangerous and Contain DNA No Such Data

Did a Romanian doctor and member of a far-right party reveal data showing that mRNA vaccines are dangerous and contain foreign DNA, meaning they should be banned? No, that's not true: Lead Stories has consistently debunked similar theories, while the vaccines have proven to be safe and effective.

The claim originated from a video (archived here) published on TikTok by user @alexandru_ioan_pascu on October 5, 2023, under the title "Doctor with 28 years of experience in the US, AUR MP Sorin-Titus Muncaciu talks about green passport, compulsory vaccination, antivirals and antibiotics." It was translated from Romanian to English by Lead Storie staff. The MP says:

This is an experimental procedure that uses genetic transfer. (...) It's not normal for a vaccine to be released in less than five years of research, but they thought the emergency of the situation meant we should have this experimental vaccine.

This is what the post looked like on TikTok at the time of writing:

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(Source: TikTok screenshot taken on Fri Oct 6 13:41:13 2023 UTC)

Sorin-Titus Muncaciu is an orthopedist who is also a member of Parliament from the far-right Romanian party AUR He is known for his aggressive outbursts, which led him to be fined by Parliament in August 2023 and for his anti-vaccine rhetoric.

On September 18, 2023, he published a series of arguments on Facebook for "detoxing" after being injected with the COVID-19 vaccine, based on an article by known anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist Peter McCullough. Lead Stories has previously debunked McCullough's arguments.

As for the claim that mRNA vaccines contain or affect DNA, Lead Stories has also debunked that: the vaccine neither contains DNA nor does it impact human DNA. The vaccines are also not dangerous, on the contrary - they have been proven to be safe and effective.

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