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In June there were reports that Covid-19 mRNA vaccines made people magnetic. The reports were fueled by "Covid-19 vaccine magnet challenge" viral videos.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) dismissed the magnetism concerns. And one of the people making the claims - Ohio physician Sherri Tenpenny - was discredited as a member of the "Disinformation Dozen," the 12 people responsible for 65% of anti-vaccine misinformation on the Internet.

On Thursday, the Japanese Ministry of Health announced that vials of Moderna mRNA vaccine contained metallic contaminants that "reacts to magnets."

"It's a substance that reacts to magnets," the official told Nikkei, adding "It could be metal."

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Around 1.6 million doses of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine have been discarded due to contamination in some vials, according to a Japanese ministry official.

Moderna confirmed receiving "several complaints of particulate matter" in vials distributed in Japan, but no "safety or efficacy issues" were found related to the reports.

A Moderna spokesperson told Nikkei:

"The company is investigating the reports and remains committed to working transparently and expeditiously with its partner, Takeda, and regulators to address any potential concerns."

The official added that a "manufacturing issue" at a plant in Spain was to blame, and the vaccine lot in question as well as two adjacent lots have been taken out of circulation.
 

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Gayle King plans to "ban" unvaccinated relatives from celebrating Thanksgiving with her this year.

Looking nervous and exhausted, the 66-year-old news anchor said people who refuse to take coronavirus mRNA injections are a "problem" and she's taking drastic action with her own unvaccinated family members.

Speaking to Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the White House, on CBS This Morning, she said:

"I don't know how many more times you can say to people, 'Listen, it will save your life.' I have this problem with some members of my own family, which I'm now going to ban for Thanksgiving vacation. That's how strongly I'm taking what you're saying."

King previously said receiving the vaccine made her feel free because she'd spent the last year "so afraid" to leave the house.

She said:

"I was so afraid to leave the house. We were broadcasting from here, so I'd literally go from my bedroom to the TV room to the kitchen to the bedroom to the TV room. For excitement I'd go stand in the living room and wave at the birds! 'Hi, birds! Hi!' I was so afraid. But now I am vaccinated. It is my superpower. I am vaccinated. ... I'm taking little baby steps (back into the world).... Here's the thing: I'm tired of being scared. Honestly. I've been so afraid, hunkered down here at home. I'm tired of being scared."