Coronavirus vaccine: Magnet test videos are misleading
After coming across some videos on social media, Pakistanis are scared that coronavirus vaccine contain a microchip which some foreign countries want to inject into their bodies.
The fact is that the vaccines for COVID-19 do not contain metals or microchips that make recipients magnetic at the site of injection, physics and medical experts have told Reuters.
The flawed claim was made in a series of viral videos claiming to show magnets attracted to the arms of alleged jab recipients. Several clips said the supposed phenomenon was proof that people were microchipped
However, these posts are not evidence of a magnetic reaction nor that COVID-19 jabs contain a microchip.Secondly, none of the COVID-19 jabs approved in the United Kingdom or the United States contain metallic ingredients.
Many other shots do have small amounts of aluminium but Oxford University researchers say this is no more harmful than the minimal quantities found naturally in almost all foods and drinking water.