Alex Jones’ Unsubstantiated Claim: Covid-19 Vaccine Caused Monkey Chickenpox


Well, it was only a matter of time before anyone started blaming the Covid-19 vaccine for the monkey chickenpox outbreak. After all, starting in early 2021, whenever a new health problem is in the news, some politicians, TV celebrities, and anonymous social media accounts have tried to link the problem back to the Covid-19 vaccine. For example, on May 1st Forbes Despite the trivial detail that many children were not even vaccinated against Covid-19, some have tried to link the outbreak of hepatitis among children with vaccination against Covid-19.

So, it’s no surprise that Alex Jones, who hosted various TV and radio programs, spread supplements and numerous conspiracy theories, tried to link the Astra-Zeneca and Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines to the monkeypox outbreak. his latest episode information war to show. If Jonesing had been used for the clip for this show, Florida attorney Ron Filipkowski provided the following tweet:

As you can see, Jones argued that the monkey chickenpox outbreak is affecting the same countries where people have been vaccinated with Astra-Zeneca and the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. Of course, this is where all 12 countries with monkey pox cases (Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK and the US) also sell hot dogs. And no one seems to blame Frank’s outbreak.

Jones went on to assert that these two Covid-19 vaccines are “viral vectors that inject the genome of a chimpanzee into cells and then instruct the cells to replicate on those commands.” That is completely wrong. As Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, Dean of the National University of Tropical Medicine, pointed out in the following tweet, Jones seemed to be getting quite a lot of noise into his segment.

Hotez emphasized that J&J’s vaccine doesn’t even use chimpanzee adenovirus, but instead uses human adenovirus. Both vaccines use non-replicating adenoviruses, meaning viruses that cannot replicate.

They don’t “inject a chimpanzee genome into a cell”. Besides, Jones seemed to be spinning too much. As I explained on May 8th Forbes, despite its name, apehead is not actually closely related to monkeys. Hotez explained that the virus was first discovered in the NHP in 1958, meaning “non-human primates” rather than “hot dogs banned,” but mainly circulates among rodents.

There is also clearly another virus behind the monkey head outbreak. It is part of a double-stranded DNA virus. orthopox virus genus poxvirus family. This is not a mystery virus. Scientists have known since the 1970s, decades before Justin Timberlake left *NSYNC, that the virus could cause monkey pox.

Also, as Forbes Contributor Dr. Vicky Forster pointed out that not everyone affected by the monkey chickenpox outbreak has even received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Again, if you’re trying to blame the Covid-19 vaccine for an outbreak, at least make sure everyone affected by the outbreak actually got the Covid-19 vaccine.

Other anonymous social media accounts such as “Seeking the truthtried to suggest that pemphigus bullosa, a very rare potential side effect of the Covid-19 vaccine, is “very similar” to monkey pox.

Well, watch out for anything that calls itself ‘truth’ these days. If you want to find the truth, at least find out who you are.

Any such attempt to associate pemphigus bullae with monkey pox would be fraught with lesions. the two ~ no like each other. Pemphigus bullosa is an autoimmune skin disease that causes large, fluid-filled blisters that tend to develop in the folds of the skin in the lower abdomen, upper thighs, and armpits. Because they both have fluid-filled lesions, equating monkey chicken pox with pemphigus bullae is the same as equating monkey pox with acne because they both have pus-filled lesions. Otherwise, many teenagers will be diagnosed with monkey pox. The lesions of monkey head, pemphigus bullosa, and acne are very different in appearance, shape, timing and related symptoms, but all three can affect the prom.

Over the years, Jones has been promoting his share of conspiracy theories. like i covered Forbes In 2018, this included allegations of the Sandy Hook mass shooting, claims that vaccines cause autism, and allegations that the government is using chemicals to make people and frogs homosexual. Conspiracy theories that didn’t provide real evidence became a pretty common metaphor. And over the past year, all the accusations against the COVID-19 vaccine have surfaced. So it’s no surprise to see monkey chicken pox spreading the current Covid-19 vaccine conspiracy theory.

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