No, Magnetism Isn’t a Side Effect of the COVID-19 Vaccine
Ugh. Have we always been this stupid and we're just seeing it more because of the Internet, or are we even dumber now than ever because of the Internet. Either way, we apparently need to let people know that getting the COVID-19 vaccine isn't going to cause magnets to stick to your arm. Someone tell this lady...
The "fear" is that there is a microchip in the vaccine and that's what's causing magnets to stick to your arm. Of course, if you watch this clip, you can see she leans back slightly which holds the magnet up on her arm. It also takes her a few tries to get it to stay. When her son comes in, she just slaps the magnet hard enough that it wouldn't stick unless there's an industrial size magnet under his skin.
Snopes did some digging on some of these claims and there was a separate video they posted. You can see all of their work by CLICKING HERE.
It is also worth mentioning that no proof was offered in the videos that the objects were magnets or that the people depicted had actually received a COVID-19 vaccine.
Snopes goes into talking about the fact if there was something magnetic under their skin, the people would feel their skin tug when they pulled the magnet away. That doesn't even come close to happening. Snopes also talks about people with metal allergies:
According to a study of metal allergies published in the National Library of Medicine, scientists estimated that up to 17% of all women and 3% of men are allergic to nickel, while a smaller percentage is allergic to cobalt and chromium.
Based on those estimates — and if, hypothetically speaking, the vaccines included metallic ingredients — a sizable proportion of vaccine recipients would report rashes or skin irritations. That, however, was not the case, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) list of common possible side effects.