Singapore ― A Telegram group has gone viral after individuals posted “becoming magnetic” following their Covid-19 vaccines.
“Singapore has SG The Magnetic Group. It records and investigates cases of forks and other metallic things sticking to you after vaccination,” wrote Twitter user Kitty Pooh on Sunday (Oct 10), referring to the Telegram group that has since garnered over 3,200 subscribers.
The group contains individuals claiming to have become magnetic following their inoculation.
One case was a recording of a fully vaccinated man in his 30s who used a neodymium magnet to test the assumption.
The test subject was allegedly a very active individual on low protein intake and showed no other symptoms after the vaccination.
The magnet appeared to have stuck on the man’s skin.
Various metallic items sticking to the skin were shared in the group, such as utensils, keys and coins.
The group is also trending on the Singapore subreddit with the caption, “SG Magnetic Group – Didn’t know we got our own special superheroes here.
On Sunday night, the group discussion was suspended as the admin “had to remove trolls due to their complete disrespect for emerging science and evidence.”
“Our group discussion will remain closed until we purge all the trolls. In the meantime, please read all previous posts to understand why people are magnetic and feel free to try it out on your own fellow vaccinated friends or family under the right conditions,” it added.
It should be noted that multiple reports have confirmed that Covid-19 do not contain microchips, metals or any other components that could lead to magnetism.
BBC has also debunked the “so-called magnet challenge” in response to similar videos that have gone viral.
Furthermore, the skin can feel “magnetic” when it is sweaty, and flat objects are more likely to stick to the skin in this state. /TISG
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