US study misrepresented in false posts about PCR tests

Updated on 24/02/2022 at 04:29

Multiple social media posts circulating in South Korea claim that a 2020 research paper by academics at Johns Hopkins University in the US shows PCR swab tests for Covid-19 are actually "covert vaccinations". These posts are false; Johns Hopkins University told AFP its scientists performed laboratory experiments on devices that "have been neither tested nor used for vaccine delivery". As of February 23, no Covid-19 vaccines have been administered through swabs.