QuickCheck: Does a Covid-19 vaccine cause monkeypox?

30/5/2022 10:55:00 AM

CLAIMS abound on social media that the chimpanzee adenovirus vector used in AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine is causing the monkeypox outbreak.

Claims abound on social media that the chimpanzee adenovirus vector used in AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine is causing the monkeypox outbreak. Is this true?

CLAIMS abound on social media that the chimpanzee adenovirus vector used in AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine is causing the monkeypox outbreak.

Is this true? Verdict: FALSE Firstly, the adenovirus used as a vector for the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is unrelated to the orthopoxvirus that causes monkeypox.According to information on the CovidNow portal, 1,709,368 children or 48.PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia semalam merekodkan penurunan kes positif Covid-19 dengan mencatatkan sebanyak 1,644 kes berbanding kelmarin, 1,873 kes dan diatasi 1,809 kes sembuh.The Health Ministry said through data released on its CovidNow portal on Saturday (May 28) that this brings the new total to 4,500,934 cases since the pandemic began.

They are about as unrelated as viruses can be, as each uses different methods to infect and replicate within the host's body.Furthermore, monkeys and chimpanzees are different species.As for teenagers aged 12 to 17 years, a total of 2,912,648 individuals or 93.A chimp is not a monkey, it is an ape, and the last common ancestor between monkeys and apes lived around 30 million years ago.gov.ALSO READ: But that doesn't really matter as the name"monkeypox" is a misnomer.7% of them have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.Monkeypox is actually very rare in monkeys and it certainly does not originate from them.1% are being treated at low-risk quarantine and treatment centres (PKRC).

It was first described and named in 1958 when it was identified among laboratory monkeys in Copenhagen, Denmark.4% of the adult population have received the booster dose, while 22,974,183 individuals or 97.Pesakit Covid-19 yang masih diwadkan menurun kepada 406 orang berbanding kelmarin, seramai 410 orang.While it is still unknown what animal is the natural reservoir of the virus, all evidence seems to point towards rodents being the likely culprit.ALSO READ: QuickCheck: Is the chickenpox vaccine also effective for monkeypox? Going back to the adenovirus used in AstraZeneca's vaccine, it is a harmless, weakened chimp adenovirus strain that has been altered so that it cannot replicate in humans.8% have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.Its one and only job is to introduce the Covid-19 spike protein (which by itself is also harmless) into the body so that it triggers an immune response.Bagi kluster Covid-19 pula, tiada kluster baharu direkodkan manakala sebanyak tiga kluster yang masih aktif berbanding kelmarin, lima kluster sekali gus menjadikan 7,012 keseluruhan kluster.This immune response will train the immune system to recognise the Covid-19 virus so that in the event that you actually get infected, your body will already know how to defeat the virus.Meanwhile, the Health Ministry’s GitHub portal reported that two Covid-19 deaths were recorded yesterday, namely one case each in Selangor and Kedah.

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