Now that the population’s immunization against Covid picks up speed in certain countries of the world, it seems the most appropriate time to once again shout the message that the vaccine contains artificial materials inoculated with the intention of keeping the population under control , according to some, or to hide the true symptoms of the disease, according to other pretended theories.
Since the pandemic broke out, Science has insisted on dismantling the ‘fakes’ coming from individuals or entities that drink from denial currents, which take on a special boost when they are posted on social networks and, even more so, when they are accompanied by a video ‘testimonial’
It is exactly what has been happening for several days: new false news aimed at demonizing the vaccines against Covid, and destroying the investment in effort and knowledge of Science to end this pandemic, have reached the social networks under a disturbing headline: vaccines contain metals capable of attracting a magnet or, vice versa, contain magnetic elements that attract metal.
According to this, whoever is inoculated is able to retain spoons, batteries, coins… and magnets on the skin of his forearm, in the puncture area.
Well, that’s something interesting, right
Are there metals in the vaccine
Do the test. They are destroying you pic.twitter.com/A3q42w2WCv
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But not. The content of the vaccines does not make us Magneto. Once again, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and even Tik Tok have proceeded to sweep many of the messages that support such claims from their networks, verifying that they are hoaxes against which the knowledge and voice of scientists have been raised.
Vaccinology experts have already denied on several occasions that vaccines against Covid-19 contain heavy metals or magnetic components that attract magnets, something that the videos that are being broadcast try to convince.
“It is completely false,” says Jaime Jesus Perez, member of the Spanish Association of Vaccinology (AEV). “Of course they do not have heavy metals or magnetic components,” he adds to deny the message of several videos in which it is supposedly seen that a magnet sticks to the arm area where people hypothetically vaccinated against Covid-19 have received the injection.
Why does metal stick to skin
The experts consulted within the framework of the #VacunaTE project that Maldita.es and the Servimedia news agency develop against misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines, with the support of the Google News Initiative, also ask for caution to give credibility to many details of how the videos have been recorded, “because it is not known what the supposed magnets that have been used are like, if some substance could have been used to make the objects stick to the skin or if the people who come out have actually been vaccinated against the Covid-19″, they assure.
“My hypothesis is that thanks to the humidity of the skin or to exerting a little pressure, they manage to hold the elements they use, I understand that momentarily”, points out the physicist Alberto Najera, professor of Radiology and Physical Medicine at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and member of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Radiofrequencies and Health (Ccars).
We saw several videos and we had to take the test, me and my brother-in-law are fully vaccinated. ##covidmagnet ##covidvaccinechallenge ##covidvaccine
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According to several experts, the information is false since the vaccines do not contain metallic elements that cause such an effect, which could also only cause large amounts of magnetic material. It would be necessary to “introduce a large piece of magnetic material under the skin to cause what the videos claim to show,” says Edward Hutchinson, professor at the Center for Virus Research at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, one of the specialists consulted.
Additionally, vaccinated individuals with allergies to metal materials should experience significant physical reactions such as itching or skin rashes.
It is estimated that up to 17% of all women and 3% of men are allergic to nickel, while a smaller percentage are allergic to cobalt and chromium. According to these data, a considerable proportion of vaccine recipients would have suffered rashes or skin irritations. However, that has not been the case, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) list of possible common side effects .
Therefore, perhaps the reason why the magnets and metals in the images ‘stick’ to the arm of these people is much simpler than the microchip theory: simply by smearing substances on the piece so that they remain attached to the skin. .