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Thanks to social media, there is no shortage of information at our disposal. The difficult — and critical — part is discerning fact from fiction.

At least a dozen people sent me the video that claimed AstraZeneca, a COVID vaccine, contains aborted male fetus.

Some vaccines certainly do contain MRC-5, which is a diploid cell culture line composed of fibroblasts originally developed from the lung tissue of a 14-week-old aborted caucasian male fetus.

That’s at least the definition given on the Internet, so it must be true.

Our friends in the mainstream media performed a fact check on the claim for us and found it to be false.

I personally have not seen an ingredients list for AstraZeneca and I have not yet been able to find one.

But let’s look deeper into the mainstream media’s “fact check” and consider what they admit.

According to the company, AstraZeneca did not use MRC-5 cells, but — keyword, BUT — it did use a different producer cell line to develop it.

“Human Embryonic Kidney 293 TREX cells,” mainstream media reports.

“According to the University of Oxford development team, the original Human Embryonic Kidney 293 cells were taken from the kidney of an aborted (baby) in 1973, but the cells used now are clones of the original cells and are not the original fetal tissue.”

So, but for the evil of killing unborn children yet in the womb, would this vaccine exist? Sure doesn’t seem like it.

Now, if you’re wondering, there are current vaccines that contain MRC-5:

*Hep A (Havrix)
*Hep A/Hep B (Twinrix)
*MMRV (ProQuad) (Frozen: Recombinant Albumin)
*MMRV (ProQuad) (Frozen: Human Serum Albumin)
*MMRC (ProQuad) (Refrigerator Stable)
*Varicella (Varivax) (Frozen)
*Varicella (Varivax) (Refrigerator Stable)
*Zoster (Shingles) (Zostavax) Frozen
*Zoster (Shingles) (Zoxtavax) Refrigerator Stable

Author: Jacob Hall