Whether or not graphene oxide is in the genetically engineered Covid-19 vaccines, we won’t know anytime soon. Every vaccine is a “secret recipe” that the cooks won’t reveal. Such claims are mounting on the web, including from a former Pfizer employee or a Spanish researcher. The fact checkers disagree.
Research Swears By It
The use of graphene nanoparticles in vaccines has been researched and tested for years. In the EU since 2013, as part of a specially established graphene initiative. In June 2020, this was expanded to include aCovid 19 task force. Task: combating the virus. With graphene. The material is regarded as the “wonder drug” of the future. It is wafer-thin, two-dimensional, extremely strong, transparent and has high conductivity.
Due to its special properties, the possible applications are almost limitless. Graphene nanoparticles are said to have antiviral and antibacterial properties. In industry, graphene oxide is used, for example, in the field of electronics, energy generation measurement technology. It is also expected to have many applications in biomedicine.
Disaster in the Test with Mice
In a 2015 study, with animal experiments in mice, the use of graphene-containing vaccines ended with dire consequences: the nanoparticles accumulated mainly in the lungs, liver and spleen and remained there for at least 6 months. They caused acute liver damage and chronic inflammation of the mentioned organs.
In 2016, graphene was praised as a promising vaccine adjuvant (additive) in the journal “Nanoscale” by Chinese researchers: Graphene oxide as a novel vaccine nano-additive caused “robust stimulation of cell immunity” – important for cancer immunotherapy. In another 2015 study, researchers pointed out that graphene oxide nanoplatelets enable efficient vaccine protein delivery into cells.
Graphene Oxide in Corona Masks
The fact is that graphene oxide (formed by reaction with a strong oxidizing agent), is contained in models of Corona masks. In Canada, the scandal blew up in July. The masks “Made in China” were taken off the market, a “graphene committee” was set up.
Graphene was found woven into the nonwoven fabric, which came into direct contact with the face. Mention is made in this context of animal experiments in which “chemical pneumonia” occurred due to the inhalation of graphene particles. It is obvious that there is also a danger for humans here.
EU Graphene Research since 2013
The EU has been busily exploring the potential applications of graphene since 2013. At that time, the “Graphene Initiative” including a “Health” branch was founded and endowed with 1 billion euros. Particularly interesting: In June 2020, a few months after “declaring a pandemic” and the emergency approvals of Covid-19 genetic engineering treatments, this initiative was given a “Covid-19 Task Force.” According to their website, “Graphene experts are joining forces to combat the effects of current and future pandemics with technologies based on graphene and related materials.
Using Graphene to Fight Pandemics
Areas of responsibility include: Contain the virus using graphene and related materials in solutions. Determine if graphene and related materials have the same potential as antivirals, as already demonstrated in bacteria. How to modify graphene and related materials with antiviral agents. How to develop chemically tailored materials to either promote virus attachment and inhibit their biological activity after ingestion or to repel viruses.
How to develop disposable masks, aprons and wearable textiles, with higher impermeability to viruses – or smart fabrics with antiviral properties and other functions. Develop new (electro)chemical and optical sensors with high specificity for early diagnosis (including corona tests).
Risks Not Yet Assessable
Graphene and related materials can also improve (data) communications (5G), which is particularly important in the pandemic. In addition, graphene could be used to develop more efficient batteries for a new green society. The subgroup “Work Package 4” is busy researching the interaction of graphene in cells, organs, tissues and with the environment. Among other things, it says: there are still gaps in terms of the risks involved in using graphene.