An Ohio vaccine nurse tried on Tuesday to prove that COVID-19 vaccines make people magnetic, but purpose to use a gymnastics term she failed to make the landing.
Registered Nurse Joanna Overholt, testifying before Ohio House Health Committee about what she said were the potential dangers of the coronavirus vaccine, tried using her own body as evidence.
Overholt said he heard over lunch that vaccines cause magnetism in humans. So she decided to prove her point by trying to show how a hairpin and wrench would stick to her exposed skin.
Spoiler alert: it didn’t go well.
“Explain to me why the key sticks to my skin. It also sticks to my neck, ”Overholt said. “So, yeah, if anyone could explain that that would be great.” The non-magnetic aluminum key actually fell off her neck as soon as she took it off. hand.
The vaccine’s false magnetism theory was brought up earlier during the hearing by Ohio physician Sherri Tenpenny, who was cited by a watchdog group as a member of the “Disinformation Dozen”, the 12 people responsible for. 65% of vaccine misinformation shared on the Internet.
“I am sure you have seen the pictures all over the internet of people who have had these pictures and now they are magnetized ”, Tenpenny said, according to the Columbia Dispatch. “You can put a wrench on their forehead, that sticks. You can put spoons and forks everywhere and they can stick, because now we think there is a piece of metal in there.
Although Overholt and Tenpenny are skilled medical professionals, both have ignored an obvious explanation for the key trick – for the human body to secrete a substance called sebum that is sticky enough to hold small objects – even those that don’t. are not magnetic.
As Overholt found herself in a sticky situation with her testimony, the non-magnetic nurse begins to gain viral attention from social media.
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