#FollowTheScience - Episode 3
Do the COVID-19 vaccines contain microchips?
The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought with it many challenges worldwide; one of which is the abundance of misinformation and fake news about the virus and the vaccines. This flood of inaccurate information and conspiracy theories makes it difficult for the public to know who to trust and has resulted in vaccine hesitancy and resistance to some of the basic infection prevention methods.
And within a South African context, much of the scientific and medical information that is available, is only provided in English and often published with a western audience in mind.
DIPLOMICS has developed and produced a ten-part series of short, myth-buster videos to help combat this influx of misinformation, and to start a more inclusive, constructive and educated dialogue amongst South Africans about COVID-19, the vaccines and the world-leading work our scientists are doing here at home.
The videos have been produced in four South African languages; English, isiZulu, isiXhosa and Afrikaans and will cover a range of topical myths and subjects for the next ten weeks.
Episode three debunks the conspiracy that the vaccines carry microchips that are injected into us and used for tracking purposes. We explore the origins of this myth and take a closer look into the technology behind microchips and where they are currently used in the medical and scientific fields.