Among the conspiracy theories circulating about the coronavirus pandemic, one claim is that Covid-19 vaccines contain microchips that the government or global elites like Bill Gates would use to track citizens. Despite viral videos claiming a chip in the vaccines makes people’s arms magnetic, the conspiracy is false.
“There’s lots of stuff that the government can use to track us through our phones, through our credit cards, through other kinds of things.,” said Mark Fenster, author of “Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture.” “The vaccine is the least of your worries.”
“We can find out just as much from you just by having your cellphone in your pocket, or just as much from you just going to the store and buying a coffee these days,” said Rachel Moran, an online conspiracy researcher at the University of Washington. “So we have lots of different technologies to track people and their data. And hopefully we’ll have a more robust legal system so we know those systems better, but we definitely don’t need to put a microchip in people’s arms.”
Watch the video to hear more from doctors and vaccine researchers about where this conspiracy theory came from and why it’s not possible.
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