De nombreuses vidéos publiées en ligne ont tenté de prouver que les vaccins Covid-19 peuvent rendre votre bras magnétique. Ces vidéos ont montré des gens en train de coller des objets comme des téléphones et des cuillères sur le haut de leurs bras. Une vidéo comme celle-ci, tournée à Namur en Belgique, a beaucoup attiré l'attention. Nous avons parlé à un scientifique de l'Université de Namur qui a effectué des tests sur la femme de la vidéo pour expliquer ses découvertes. </p><div> <p>La plupart de ces vidéos montrant des téléphones, des fourchettes ou des aimants collés sur les bras des gens sont délibérément truquées. Dans un épisode précédent de Truth or Fake, nous avons examiné une tendance en ligne similaire, le #MagnetChallenge, où les gens se collaient des aimants au bras après avoir reçu le vaccin Covid-19, affirmant que cela prouvait que le vaccin contenait une puce électronique.
In the video we’re watching this week, a woman returns to the vaccination center in the Belgian city of Namur where she received a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. She wants to show the medical staff at the vaccination center how her cell phone can now stick to her arm – which she says is proof that her arm has become magnetic since being vaccinated.
The FRANCE 24 Observers team contacted Dr Dominique Henrion, doctor from the Namur Covid Response unit who confirmed that the video was authentic and had taken place.
He said it was a shame that medical staff were unable to respond to the couple’s requests, but added that the couple came to the center to prove a point rather than ask questions.
The department of pharmacy at the University of Namur carried out tests in response to the incident. Jean-Michel Dogné, the departmental director, carried out experiments on a dozen people, nurses and civilians, who all said that their arm had magnetized since obtaining the vaccine. The woman seen in the video was also the subject of these experiments.
In each case, no magnetism was found.
Dogné has a hypothesis to explain what can be seen in the video: inflammation in reaction to the vaccine causes the skin to secrete excess sebum or water, making the skin’s surface more sticky than usual.
Dogné applied magnesium sulfate, a compound found in talcum powder that eliminates any sticky effect. When applying the powder, the “magnetic” effect disappeared. Dogné also suggested another test: buy a military compass and see if the alleged electromagnetic field around the vaccine site on the arm spins the needle or not. Dogné, however, says his theory needs to be supported by further testing.
The Belgian Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products said it had noted similar cases which had been “assessed and recently added to the European database EudraVigilance”. This article from Belgian media RTBF explains that to date no link has been established with vaccination.
The Department of Pharmacy at the University of Namur told the FRANCE 24 Observers team that they would be happy to run tests on anyone who is concerned the vaccine has made their arm magnetic, or who has questions. on reactions to the vaccine.