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Argentina's drug regulatory body found graphene in the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

The National Administration of Drugs, Foods, and Medical Devices clarified that the document highlighted on social media had a typographical error.

Social media users posted a document named "IF-2021-120912800-APN-DECBR#ANMA" by the National Administration of Drugs, Foods, and Medical Devices (ANMAT) claiming that AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine contained graphene in it. The information published by the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) shows that graphene is not among the ingredients of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. ANMAT explained on January 17, 2022, that the misinformation on graphene content stems from an involuntary error in the report, which was earlier clarified in the January 11 announcement. The agency quoted the report which said, "Graphene is found within its components," and then corrected it to say, "Graphene is not found within its components." Graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms tightly bound in a hexagonal honeycomb lattice. It's a versatile substance that may be combined with other elements to create various materials with improved qualities. Batteries, transistors, computer chips, energy generation, and supercapacitors are all made with it. Logically has previously debunked a similar claim proving that none of the World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccines contain graphene content in them. The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.

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