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Sofia Ahmed
By Sofia Ahmed February 1, 2024

No, the COVID-19 vaccine does not contain a Marburg virus that can be activated by 5G technology

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  • COVID-19 vaccine ingredients do not contain the Marburg virus disease. 

  • The Marburg virus is spread through bodily fluids.

  • Nanoparticles in COVID-19 vaccines are not connected to 5G technology. 

It’s been more than three years since COVID-19 vaccinations were rolled out, but that has not slowed new conspiracy theories about them.

In one Instagram reel, a man says the Marburg virus disease was implanted in people who got COVID-19 vaccines. "What was really in them is nanoparticles, and they lay dormant until they pulse a signal from the 5G network," he says. 

The man also says 5G pulses from the Marburg virus will kill some people, but for others, it will activate hologram technology to fool everybody about Jesus’ second and alien invasions. He says the fear the holograms will produce will make everyone accept a single global government, military and religion.

As multiple PolitiFact articles have found, the ingredients in COVID-19 vaccines have been publicly available since the vaccines came out. 

In checking the ingredients for the Moderna, Pfizer and Novavax COVID-19 vaccines, we found none of them contained the Marburg virus. 

Amira Roess, a professor and epidemiologist at George Mason University, told Agence France-Presse that "the components of the vaccines do not include anything related to the Marburg virus." 

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The Marburg virus is a severe illness in the same family group as Ebola and causes a viral hemorrhagic fever in humans. ​

The disease is spread through bodily fluids of an infected person, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization

More than 270 million people in the U.S. have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of May 2023, the CDC’s data tracker shows. Multiple studies have found that the death rate among people who received COVID-19 vaccines has been lower compared with people who did not receive the vaccines. 

Politifact has also previously debunked claims that COVID-19 vaccines have nanoparticles that can connect to 5G networks. 

Nanoparticles refer to materials with dimensions in the nanoscale, or less than 100 nanometers. Lipid nanoparticles are used in COVID-19 vaccines to carry mRNA and are  unconnected to 5G networks. 

We rate the claim that COVID-19 vaccines contain a Marburg virus disease that can be activated by 5G technology Pants on Fire! 

Our Sources

Instagram reel (archived), Jan. 31, 2024

PolitiFact, A redacted ingredient of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is just water, Oct. 1, 2021

PolitiFact, No, the COVID-19 vaccines do not contain ‘HIV lipid wrappers’, April 12, 2022

PolitiFact, The COVID-19 vaccines do not contain aluminum, March 22, 2021

PolitiFact, COVID-19 vaccines do not contain graphene, are not experimental and have published ingredients, Jan. 24, 2022

PolitiFact, COVID-19 vaccines do not include non-biological components, Oct. 22, 2021

PolitiFact, No living organisms in the Pfizer vaccine, Oct. 15, 2021

FDA, Moderna COVID-19 Fact Sheet, accessed Feb. 1, 2024

FDA, Pfizer-Biotech COVID-19 Fact Sheet, accessed Feb. 1, 2024

FDA, Novavax COVID-19 Fact Sheet, accessed Feb. 1, 2024

CDC, Marburg (Marburg Virus Disease), April 19, 2023

WHO, Marburg virus disease, Aug. 7, 2021

CDC, COVID Data Tracker, accessed Feb. 1, 2024

Science Direct, A safety study evaluating non-Covid-19 mortality risk following COVID-19 vaccination, Jan. 16, 2023

CDC, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Oct. 22, 2021

MedRxiv, Reporting Rates for VAERS Death Reports Following COVID-19 Vaccination, December 14, 2020 - November 17, 2021, May 7, 2022

Science Direct, Safety of mRNA vaccines administered during the initial 6 month of the US COVID-19 vaccination programme: an observational study of reports to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System and v-safe, May 25, 2022

Politifact, No, COVID-19 vaccines do not contain nanoparticles that will allow you to be tracked via 5G networks, March 12, 2021

National Library of Medicine, Nanoparticles in modern medicine: State of the art and future challenges, June 2007

Nature, Let’s talk about lipid nanoparticles, Feb. 9, 2021

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