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Twitter Can't Maintain Their Silence After Watching This Ohio Nurse Try To Show That She Is Magnetic From The COVID Vaccine

The demonstration speaks for itself.

TikTokers have been recently sharing videos claiming that the COVID-19 shot has made them magnetic:


When your coworker gets the shot and magnets stick to her arm she said her arm hurt after 😱 #foryoupage #oh #covid #covidvaccine #covidvaccinemagnet

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As with many things on TikTok, the magnetic vaccine theory is completely made up. According to the CDC, COVID-19 vaccines do not contain ingredients that can produce an electromagnetic field at the site of your injection.

In addition, the typical dose for a COVID-19 vaccine is less than a milliliter, which isn't even strong enough to attract metal — even if the shots did contain magnetic metal. The list of ingredients for what is in them can be found here.

Needless to say, all the concrete facts didn't stop one Ohio nurse from insisting that the shot made her magnetic. On Tuesday, Joanna Overholt testified about the ~magnetic dangers~ of the COVID vaccine before the Ohio House health committee:

Wow. An anti-vaccine nurse in Ohio tried to prove the Vaccines Cause Magnetism theory in an state legislative committee. The demonstration did not go to plan

@Tylerjoelb / Twitter: @Tylerjoelb

In Overholt's failed demonstration, both a key and a bobby pin fell off of her neck. If you noticed that the key did briefly stick to her chest, there is a logical explanation. Our bodies produce sebum, which is sticky enough to make small, non-magnetic items stick to our skin.

What was interesting, though, was Overholt's choice to use a key as an example, because most keys are not magnetic.

Insanity—Anti-vaccine advocates attempts to prove false claim that #COVID19 vaccines cause magnetism at Ohio legislative committee… by using a *brass* key. Brass = not magnetic by the way. Hence it didn’t go so well. 🤦🏻‍♂️

@DrEricDing / Twitter: @DrEricDing

After Overholt's failed demonstration, physician and anti-vaxxer Sherri Tenpenny took the stand to defend Overholt's claim as she talked about people who have "long suspected there was some sort of interface 'yet to be defined' between what's being injected in these shots and all of the 5G towers."

Make that "a" state legislative committee. (Does the vaccine cause typos?) This little experiment followed the testimony of noted COVID-19 conspiracy theorist Sherri Tenpenny, which by now you've probably seen:

@Tylerjoelb / Twitter: @Tylerjoelb

It should also be noted that Tenpenny is one of the 12 people responsible for 65% of anti-vaccine misinformation that can be found on the internet.

After it was all said and done, Twitter could not resist the comedic opportunity at hand.

"Ladies and gentlemen: This pencil is supposedly made of wood, but if I hold it like so between my fingers and jiggle it—" *jiggles it* "—it's obviously rubber. Does anyone want to explain that?"

@steventurous / Twitter: @steventurous

It's all fun and games until you find out the vaccine can magnetize aluminum.

@mrgreene1977 / Twitter: @mrgreene1977

When you think Magneto is trending because of Loki but it turns out to be because Vaccines cause you to become magnetic:

@TigheSam / Twitter: @TigheSam

What’s wild is that being a nurse is insanely difficult and this woman was at one point smart enough to get through nursing school, etc.

@nick_parco / Twitter: @nick_parco

So, once again, let's say it together: THE COVID VACCINE DOES NOT MAKE YOU MAGNETIC!

Um, “Dr.” Fauci, can you explain why after I got my vaccine, I’m magnetic?

@EricStangel / Twitter: @EricStangel