Myth 2: Chips will be placed for those who have Covid-19 vaccine
Worrying reports have emerged that many in the US may refuse to receive the Covid-19 vaccine when available. Conspiracy theories about potential vaccines, anti-vaccine groups, and viral videos have also circulated. In May, doctor Judy Mikovits produced new conspiracy theories with a video called “Plandemic”, where she claimed the pandemic was planned. Known for his anti-vaccine work, Mikovits suggested in the video in question that the rich took off the pandemic to make money from vaccination studies and were trying to control people. Accordingly, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and President of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci; made a deal to profit from the pandemic. Mikovits falsely claimed in Plandemic that any Covid-19 vaccine would “kill millions”.
In another conspiracy theory, it was suggested that Bill Gates was planning to vaccinate people to place microchips. However, a recent study showed that the number of anti-vaccine groups on Facebook is lower than the pro-vaccination groups. Despite this, unstable people were observed to interact more with their anti-vaccine groups.
Vaccines save millions of lives each year. Before a vaccine is approved, it undergoes three stages of clinical testing to prove it is safe and effective in a large number of people. The closest vaccine candidates are currently being tested in tens of thousands of people in large-scale trials.
It is of course useful to be cautious about the safety of any new vaccine or treatment. But allegations that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would hastily approve the vaccine before the presidential election have raised concerns. However, no significant side effects were noted in previous safety trials of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine, currently approved for use by the UK and Canada in the USA. However, other pharmaceutical companies stated that they will not release the vaccine to the market unless it is shown to be safe and effective.