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The US Government has awarded a contract to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines with tracking microchips.
False. A contract has been awarded to manufacture vaccines, but it does not include microchips.
A video on YouTube reads from a website news report that the US Department of Defence (DOD) and the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has just awarded a contract to ApiJect Systems for the production of a COVID-19 vaccine that includes a microchip tracking system, so that it can track the location of everyone who has the vaccine.
This is false, whilst the DOD and HHS have awarded a vaccine contract to ApiJect, this does not include microchips. Vaccines are designed to aid the body’s immune system by helping it produce disease-fighting antibodies to specific diseases. There is no vaccine yet for COVID-19, but an international scientific effort is underway to try to find one, which the WHO is coordinating. ApiJect are a company that claims to make vaccines cheaper and safer to use by pre-filling them, so they cannot be reused or contaminated. An RFID chip would be too big to fit in a vaccine syringe, “Even the smallest version of RFID chips are rather large such that none would ever fit into a vaccine needle — these are very small-bore needles” says Dr. Wilbur Chen from the University of Maryland.
The US Government is looking to increase capacity in the supply chain for mass producing vaccines to Covid-19 through the JumpStart initiative, in the event of a vaccine being discovered. Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Mike Andrews said of the contract, “By immediately upgrading a sufficient number of existing domestic BFS facilities with installations of filling-line and technical improvements, ‘Jumpstart’ will enable the manufacture of more than 100 million prefilled syringes for distribution across the United States by year-end 2020”. We have written before about the Anti-vaxxer movement in the US that are concerned about vaccines and forced vaccination. According to the WHO, vaccination is safe and side effects from a vaccine are usually minor and temporary.