The whole thing about COVID vaccines making you magnetic is just a joke going around on TikTok, right?
It is to most people…
Does Anyone Really Believe That COVID Vaccines Make You Magnetic?
Some folks didn’t get the message though.
In addition to pushing propaganda about COVID vaccine magnetism online, a few went so far as to testify at a House Health Committee in Ohio that a COVID vaccines make people magnetic.
A nurse in Ohio even tried to demonstrate how the COVID vaccine had turned her into a human magnet…
After putting a key on her chest, she tried to show that it would stick to her neck too.
And that’s not surprising.
For one thing, COVID vaccines don’t make you magnetic!
And if you weren’t aware, keys are typically made of brass, a mixture of zinc and copper. And brass is not attracted to magnets.
Many of the other things folks used in these COVID vaccine magnet videos aren’t attracted by magnets either!
Are coins attracted to magnets? In many other videos, you can see people sticking coins to their arm or face, claiming a COVID vaccine left them magnetized.
Would you be surprised to learn that very few coins, and no modern US coins, have enough steel or nickel in them to be attracted by a magnet? So you can discount the great majority of videos claiming that they can stick a penny, dime, nickel, or quarter to their arm after they got their COVID vaccine.
Unless they used a 1943 steel cent, a Canadian nickel made between 1922-81, or a steel coin from the UK. Those can be attracted by a magnet…
What about your spoons and forks?
While they are typically made out of stainless steel, an iron based alloy, they are not always ferritic. That means they won’t always be attracted to a magnet.
Still, if the COVID vaccine makes you magnetic and you can get a key or coin or other object to stick to you, why don’t those objects stick to your fingers too?!?
And if a COVID vaccine did make you magnetic, wouldn’t you repel other magnets, like if you tried to apply a refrigerator magnet to your arm?
More importantly, what would happen to all of the iron in your blood?!?
“Receiving a COVID-19 vaccine will not make you magnetic, including at the site of vaccination which is usually your arm. COVID-19 vaccines do not contain ingredients that can produce an electromagnetic field at the site of your injection.”COVID-19 Myths and Facts
Of course, since there is no way that a COVID vaccine could make you magnetic, all this talk about magnets really does is highlight just how ridiculous the misinformation and propaganda about vaccines has gotten!
And why you should ignore it and just get yourself vaccinated and protected against COVID.
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