Wisconsin pharmacists accused of spoiling hundreds of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, with police reportedly saying she wanted to ruin them because they believed they would mute people’s DNA.
A news release from the Grafton Department states that Steven Brandenburg, 46, of Grafton, Wisconsin, is accused of intentionally spoiling more than 500 doses of the modern vaccine, after taking 57 vials of medicine from refrigeration for two consecutive nights. . .
Both the modern and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are to be stored in cold storage, with the modern vaccine only viable for 12 hours when not refrigerated.
According to Forest 6 Now, during a virtual hearing on Monday, Ozaki County District Attorney Adam Gerol said the now former pharmacist at Advocate Aurora Health Hospital told police that he had passed the vaccine because he thought the vaccines were unsafe.
Apparently, Brandenburg thought vaccines would alter people’s DNA, court documents say through the Associated Press. The probable cause statement states that Brandenburg is an accepted conspiracy theorist.
Gerol said Brandenburg was upset because his wife is divorcing him and the Arora employee said he had taken a gun to work twice, Fox 6 Now said.
Approximately 570 doses – $ 8,000– $ 11,000 – removed vaccines from the refrigerator – “worthless,” police said. Doses were given to people, but there is no health concern with poor doses.
The Police Department said on Tuesday that Brandenburg was arrested on December 31, 2020, and on Monday he appeared in court to hear possible charges of property damage and felony second-degree felony security. Also opposed.
However, in court on Monday, Gerol said that Moderns needed to test a poor dose to make sure they were actually ineffective before being formally charged by Brandenburg, Fox 6 now reports.
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Police said Brandenburg’s signature bond was set at $ 10,000 and he was released from prison. According to media reports, he has ordered to surrender his firearms, not to work in healthcare and not to contact Aurora employees.
CBS 58 says that their next hearing is scheduled on January 19.
Police said the investigation into the incident is ongoing by Grafton PD, FBI and the Food and Drug Administration.
Krrish Ehrsman, director of infectious diseases at Minnesota’s Department of Health, told reporters Monday that there are no reports of wasting or worsening of the COVID-19 vaccine in Minnesota, such as those that occurred in Wisconsin. MPR News’ Tim Nelson tweeted.
Vaccine does not alter people’s DNA
There is widespread misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines that use messenger RNA (mRNA) technology, including modern vaccines. Amid false claims, the mRNA technique replaces the DNA of those who receive the vaccine. Experts – including the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – say this is incorrect.
“The mRNA from the vaccine never enters the nucleus of the cell nor does it affect or interact with a person’s DNA,” the CDC states.
The mRNA technique is a new technique but it is not unknown because it has been studied for more than a decade, the CDC says.
The technique helps train the immune system in identifying proteins on the surface of the coronavirus and creating an immune response to the virus, The Associated Press says.
This is in contrast to most other vaccines, which use weak or inactive versions of a disease to stimulate the body’s immune system response and to produce antibodies, the CDC notes.
You can read more about how the mRNA technique from CDC works. Mayo Clinic has a webpage dedicated to debanking the COVID-19 vaccine myths. You can read here.