A pharmacist from the US state of Wisconsin who is said to have deliberately sabotaged hundreds of doses of corona vaccine is apparently a conspiracy ideologist. “His intention was to make them unusable because he believed they were unsafe,” District Attorney Adam Gerol said at a hearing. Accordingly, the man thought that the moderna vaccine could change human DNA.
The 46-year-old had initially told the authorities that he had accidentally removed 57 vials, each containing ten doses of vaccine, from the freezers of a hospital in the village of Grafton. He later admitted that he had purposely taken the vaccine out of the refrigerator.
According to the hospital operator, the pharmacist admitted to having later put the uncooled vaccines back into the refrigerator, as a result of which 57 people were vaccinated with the non-cooled and therefore ineffective agent. Those affected had been notified that there had been no evidence of damage to health so far.
The pharmacist was released and arrested after the incident. According to a report in the New York Times, he had made several remarks to his wife that suggested conspiracy ideology. Accordingly, the man believed that the world would collapse, the US government was planning cyber attacks and wanted to cut the power grid.
Since the beginning of the corona pandemic, countless conspiracy stories have been spread online, especially about corona vaccines. Experts fear that this misinformation poses a serious threat in the fight against the virus.
The vaccines from the manufacturers Moderna and Biontech / Pfizer are based on so-called mRNA technology. With these vaccines, the human body is given some of the genetic information of the virus – so the immune system can generate a protective response to the pathogen. According to experts, there is no evidence that these vaccines alter human DNA.