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Members of the Russian Communist party have claimed vaccines produce killer electromagnetic fields and denied the existence of coronavirus, according to reports.
Members handed out leaflets in Moscow that falsely claimed the jab is essentially a weapon of mass destruction, Moscow Times reported.
Protesters gathered outside the Mayor’s Office and called the vaccination the "rebirth of fascism" as they told passersby that jabs were "nanotechnological products that emit electromagnetic fields".
It followed false claims made by the party's leader, Gennady Zyuganov, that the vaccine is part of Bill Gates’ "globalist" plot to microchip humanity.
The conspiracy theorists protest coincided with a voluntary vaccination drive in Russia with officials offering the domestic Sputnik V jab.
Developers claim it has demonstrated 95% efficacy in trials, but the majority of Russians are unwilling to try it, according to pollsters.
Valery Rashkin, a Communist Party member in Russia’s lower house of parliament, reportedly attended the rally and defended other members for not wearing masks or adhering to social distancing guidelines.
“It’s proven by science that the possibility of infection is minimal, 0.001%, on the street. I was maskless because I’m immune,” Podyom Telegram quoted Rashkin as saying.
“Our street action posed no danger whatsoever.”
According to local reports, conspiracy theory propaganda was featured on the Krasnaya Moskva Telegram channel before later being deleted.
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Protesters had originally gathered to protest "distant learning" before demonstrators began claiming the vaccine contains fatal electromagnetic fields.
Conspiracy theorists have latched onto bizarre claims that Bill Gates created Covid-19 vaccines in a bid to depopulate the world.
Meanwhile, sick anti-vaxers accused 90-year-old Margaret Keenan, the first person to receive the Pfizer vaccine, of being a crisis actor.
The BBC's Shayan Sardarizaheh shared a number of tweets and posts from anti-vaccine conspiracists who have targeted Margaret, with some even suggesting she doesn't exist.
Paraphrasing one conspiracy theorist, Shayan said: "She actually died in 2008 and the one who was vaccinated today was a 'crisis' actor'."
It comes two days after a new survey found almost half of Brits don't believe the vaccine is safe.
The research by Opinium showed 48% of Brits believe the Pfizer vaccine will be unsafe, 47% don't think it will work and 55% think it could have serious side effects.
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