According to reports, members of the Russian Communist Party believed that vaccines produce killer electromagnetic fields and denied the presence of coronaviruses.
In Moscow, members circulated leaflets falsely alleging that the jab is basically a weapon of mass destruction, the Moscow Times reported.
Protesters gathered outside the Mayor’s Office and named the vaccine the “rebirth of fascism” when they informed passersby that jabs were “nanotechnological products that emit electromagnetic fields”
It followed false claims made by the leader of the group, Gennady Zyuganov, that the vaccine was part of the “globalist” plan of Bill Gates to microchip humanity.
The outcry of conspiracy theorists coincided with a voluntary vaccination campaign in Russia with the domestic Sputnik V jab provided by officials.
Developers say it has shown 95 percent efficacy in trials, but according to pollsters, most Russians are reluctant to try it.
Valery Rashkin, a member of the Communist Party in the lower house of parliament in Russia, allegedly attended the rally and defended other participants for not wearing masks or adhering to laws on social distancing.
Science proves that the risk of infection is negligible, 0.001 percent, on the street. I was maskless because I am immune,’ Rashkin was quoted by Podyom Telegram as saying.
“Our street action did not pose any danger at all.”
Conspiracy theory propaganda was featured on the Krasnaya Moskva Telegram channel, according to local sources, before being removed later.
Before demonstrators started arguing that the vaccine involves lethal electromagnetic fields, protesters had originally gathered to protest’ distant learning.’
Conspiracy theories have latched on to bizarre reports that in an attempt to depopulate the world, Bill Gates developed Covid-19 vaccines.
Meanwhile, ill anti-vaxers accused 90-year-old Margaret Keenan of being a crisis participant, the first person to receive the Pfizer vaccine.
Shayan Sardarizaheh of the BBC posted a series of anti-vaccine conspiracy tweets and posts that targeted Margaret, with some even saying she doesn’t exist.
Shayan said, paraphrasing one conspiracy theorist: “She actually died in 2008 and the one who was vaccinated today was a ‘crisis’ actor’.”actor of the crisis.
It comes two days after a recent survey found that nearly half of Britons do not agree that the vaccine is effective.
48 percent of Britons believe the Pfizer vaccine would be dangerous, 47 percent don’t think it will work, and 55 percent think it may have significant side effects, Opinium’s research found.