Australian authorities not ready to release cholera vaccine ‘via chemtrails’ in Queensland

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Social media and blog posts shared hundreds of times claim that Australian authorities have approved the release of a cholera vaccine “via chemtrails” in Queensland, the country’s third most populous state. The claim, however, is false. A US-based health expert who helped develop the vaccine told AFP it is taken orally and there is “no scientifically plausible reason” to disperse it orally. Aerial. A representative of the vaccine’s maker said it had to be ingested to provide protection.

The complaint was shared on Facebook here September 13, 2022.

“They have been doing this for a long time… Please search all and add your own,” the post read.

It links to an article on a website called the Australian National Reviewa post on the social networking site LinkedInAnd one ABC News article.

Below these links is a screenshot of the Australian National Review article.

The title of the article reads “Australia has approved major pharmaceutical company PaxVax’s application for a license that will allow them to intentionally release a GMO ‘Vaxxine’ made up of live bacteria in Queensland, via chemtrails.”

A screenshot of the misleading Facebook post, captured September 18, 2022

Other instances of the claim appear on Twitter, Facebook and instagram.

The claim also circulated in published blog posts here and here in June 2022.

Messages refer to Vaxchora vaccine, manufactured by the American biotechnology company PaxVax. It protects against cholera in adults and children over two years old.

AFP has repeatedly denied the chemtrail conspiracy theory, which baselessly claims that the white trails left by planes spread chemicals or viruses.

The streaks are actually contrails which are created by water vapor from aircraft engines.

The claim that Australia has approved the release of a vaccine in Queensland “via chemtrails” is false.

“Never sprayed from airplanes”

Wilbur Cheninfectious disease physician and scientist who participated in the vaccine developmenttold AFP that it is taken orally.

“I know of no plans to disperse the vaccine by air; there is no scientifically plausible reason to disperse the vaccine by air,” Chen said.

A spokesperson for Emerging BioSolutions — the parent company of PaxVax – said the claim that the vaccine would be released “via chemtrails” is false and that the vaccine must be ingested to provide protection against cholera.

“Vaxchora has never been sprayed from airplanes to forcibly vaccinate Australians or anyone else. This claim is false,” the spokesperson told AFP.

The vaccine is not yet licensed in Australia and the company is currently applying for approval from Administration of Therapeutic Goodsthe country’s drug regulatory body, the spokesperson said.

Vaxchora, which is a genetically modified vaccine, requires approval of the Australian Office of Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR).

Between April 2014 and June 2015, its use was authorized in a clinical test and not released by air, according to an OGTR Web page at the time.

“The vaccine will be administered by trained healthcare professionals in clinical settings. Participants in clinical trials will receive the vaccine as a drink. The vaccine will not be injected into participants nor will it be sprayed into the air,” indicates the page.

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