Conspiracy regarding name of company AstraZeneca circulates

Conspiracy theorists including anti-vaccine advocates are sharing that the name AstraZeneca is actually a translation of “weapon that kills,” in a combination of Polish and Latin. The name is actually derived from the Greek word, “Astron”, which means star, and “Zeneca” which refers to a British company. Such posts began circulating after EU countries announced they would resume use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

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