This attempt to prove vaccines make you magnetic went as well as you’d expect
Over the last few days, Ohio lawmakers have been holding a House Health Committee hearing on the Vaccine Choice Bill, which would allow people who choose not to be vaccinated to keep their status private.
The Ohio House Health Committee is stuffed for a review of HB 248, which would ban biz/schools/insurers from mandating/incentivizing/asking about vaccines.
This is all vaccines, not just covid. Includes nursing homes, hospitals, etc.
Today is proponent testimony. pic.twitter.com/5WUHufbUsJ
— Jake Zuckerman (@jake_zuckerman) June 8, 2021
Among the testimonies given on Wednesday was this, from Sherri Tenpenny – an actual doctor who now peddles conspiracy theories – claiming that vaccination *checks notes* turns people magnetic and connects them to 5G.
OHIO: Anti-vaccine *expert* witness claims vaccine causes forks and keys to stick to your forehead and it’s linked to 5G network towers…. Up there trying to out-Tennessee us! 😵💫🥴 pic.twitter.com/GdbQZHrdLv
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) June 8, 2021
Her testimony got the reactions you’d expect.
Another episode of "Parks 'n' Rec." https://t.co/GIaON8DgOX
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) June 9, 2021
This has got ridiculous. I can hardly work at my desk anymore! pic.twitter.com/TTwS4WhFhA
— Rodney Hampton (@RHampton09) June 9, 2021
Well, I'll tell you since I've been vaccinated, all I have to do is put a fork on my forehead, and then my laptop has faster internet. It's really a win-win. https://t.co/vEWkcpVerI
— Edward Alan Marlowe (@dreamarlowe85) June 9, 2021
But the entertainment was far from over.
Having heard from Dr. Conspiracy, spectators – and lawmakers – were in for a treat from Joanna Overholt – a registered nurse, who stepped up to prove the magnetism allegation.
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 pic.twitter.com/0ubELst4E8
— Tyler Buchanan (@Tylerjoelb) June 9, 2021
Can we just take a moment to ask what the hell is going on with the medical professions in the US?
Obviously, Nurse Overholt’s cringeworthy performance came in for some heavy-duty mockery, and these were our favourite takedowns.
i have been laughing over this for five minutes now and it only gets funnier the more I think about it https://t.co/3CNoUwNOO0
— Elizabeth May (semi-hiatus) (@_ElizabethMay) June 9, 2021
This is awesome. Not only do I get to NOT die of Covid, I can stop losing my keys. https://t.co/LmxnVBSCiu
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) June 9, 2021
looking forward to seeing this on SNL https://t.co/9qIPdpRynb
— Summer Brennan 🌈 (@summerbrennan) June 9, 2021
SOMEONE PLEASE HELP, I AM FULLY VACCINATED AND I HAVE BEEN STUCK TO MY REFRIGERATOR FOR THE PAST TWO MONTHS https://t.co/T9R7QU41e3
— Jennifer Fully Vaccinated Peebles (@jpeebles) June 9, 2021
Me suction cupping a dildo onto my forehead: SEE? CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN THIS? IT'S THE VACCINES. https://t.co/cHrW3KmHB9
— Mia Moore 🏳️🌈 (@StopTweetingMia) June 9, 2021
— Geoff (@thefantasygrind) June 9, 2021
The fact that no one in the crowd screamed "WITCH!" just proves how far we've come in the last 320-years imo https://t.co/YGNpTMN6Ud
— Jeff Wiser (@OutfieldGrass24) June 9, 2021
Days since Ohio has been a national embarrassment: 0
We are all the lady in the blue shirt. https://t.co/Qf8iJLrJy8
— Bryan Wood (@bryanwx) June 9, 2021
Let’s take a closer look at the lady in the blue shirt.
Those are absolutely the correct faces to make during that testimony.
For the absence of doubt ...
It’s sweat. Sweat makes it stick. That’s all it is. That explains it. I have a BFA in theater. Even I know this. https://t.co/B1I4wpQZmx
— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) June 9, 2021
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