If perhaps you thought you’d heard all of the tinfoil-hat conspiracy theories people can give when it comes to not getting vaccinated for COVID (i.e. each shot has a microchip in it so Bill Gates can track you), an Ohio doctor let loose with a new one on Tuesday during committee hearing of the Ohio legislature that COVID-19 vaccines are “magnetized,” and therefore metal objects will stick to those who are vaccinated.

Mediate reports that Dr. Sherri Tenpenny was testifying in favor of Ohio State House Bill 248, which would make it illegal for any government or business to require residents to be vaccinated:

“I’m sure you’ve seen the pictures all over the internet of people who have had these shots and now they’re magnetized They can put a key on their forehead. It sticks. They can put spoons and forks all over them and they can stick because now we think that there’s a metal piece to that.”

Wow! That’s a whole lotta crazy for one person, especially a doctor, who should know better, but Dr. Tenpenny was far from finished:

“She also brought in the dangers of 5G cellular towers, an old chestnut for those who traffic in baseless conspiracies. ‘There’s been people who have long suspected that there’s been some sort of an interface, yet to be defined interface, between what’s being injected in these shots and all of the 5G towers’ she added.”

Fortunately, a local TV station did a much-needed fact check on the good doctor and blew up her nonsensical rambling:

“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.

“There’s no evidence that 5G harms the immune system scientific director of SciProof International in Sweden Myrtill Simko told the Associated Press last year.

“The theories gained momentum in 2019 from Russian state media outlets, which helped push them into U.S. domestic conversation, disinformation experts said in that same AP report.”

If people don’t want to take the COVID-19 vaccine, that’s fine. But if they want to run that risk and possibly infect others, then they need to stay home and not become the next Patient Zero.

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