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Monkeypox Is Not a Form of Vaccine Acquired Immunodeficiency

Ouissal Harize Ouissal Harize
23rd May 2022
Monkeypox Is Not a Form of Vaccine Acquired Immunodeficiency
Vaccine acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is not a real condition (Getty).

The Claim

Monkeypox is a symptom of vaccine acquired immunodeficiency.

Emerging story

Social media users have been sharing claims linking Monkeypox to vaccine acquired immunodeficiency. 

Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar investigated the circulating claim and found it to be fake.

Origins of the Claim

Many users circulating the claim linked Monkeypox in Canada to COVID-19 vaccines because the country doesn't allow unvaccinated travelers to enter.

What is VAIDS?

According to several conspiracy theories, COVID-19 vaccines, and potentially other vaccines, can lead to the degradation or disabling of the immune system. The condition is referred to as “VAIDS,” vaccine acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. 

Misbar’s team searched for legitimate biomedical literature and found that VAIDS is not a real condition. 

Moreover, the World Health Organization has clarified that COVID-19 vaccines are safe for people with HIV.

About Monkeypox

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC: “Monkeypox was first discovered in 1958 when two outbreaks of a pox-like disease occurred in colonies of monkeys kept for research, hence the name ‘monkeypox.’ The first human case of monkeypox was recorded in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) during a period of intensified effort to eliminate smallpox.”

Therefore, it is clear that Monkeypox existed long before COVID-19 vaccines.

Based on these findings, Misbar’s team confirms that the claim is fake.

Misbar’s Classification


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