California Health Officer Debunks Vaccine Tracking Device Conspiracy

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A California public health officer has been forced to address the issue of residents being afraid of getting the coronavirus vaccine and spreading misinformation that the shot will have a tracking device to be inserted inside their bodies.

Vaccine Tracking Device

On Tuesday, Orange County’s top public health administrator, Dr. Clayton Chau, answered questions from the county Board of Supervisors. “In the vaccine, we heard about the injection of a tracking device. Is that being done anywhere in Orange County?” Supervisor Don Wagner said.

Chau could be seen chuckling after hearing the surprising question. “I’m sorry. I just have to compose myself. There is not a vaccine with a tracking device embedded in it that I know of that exists in the world. Period,” he said.

On Thursday, Wagner argued he only asked the question for the people who do believe or are fearful that there is some sort of tracking device inside the vaccines, NBC News reported.

“I lead Dr. Chau through those charges and to have him debunk them. I know they are not true but wanted the public to hear that directly from Dr. Chau. I got exactly the response from Dr. Chau I expected, with the same laugh at the absurdity of the charges that they deserve. He and I are in regular communication about these public myths and when they persist for months on end, we work together to dispel them,” Wagner said.

Danielle Joyce Ong

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