Hyderabad: A video with a message warning people not to take the Covid-19 vaccine as it allegedly contains a microchip which will be implanted in the body along with the dose is viral on social media.
The 8-minute video is viral with the caption, "A project engineer made the microchip and it will soon be implanted into your body along with the Covid vaccine WARNS US NOT TO TAKE IT. Please listen carefully to his story and his message in this video. After watching, please share also to save lives. God bless!". Click here to view the archive.
The claim that a microchip will be inserted along with the Covid vaccine into one's body is false.
Upon watching, it was noticed that the video resurfaced altered as there are several jump cuts. There is no connection between the statements made by the speaker and throughout the entire video there is no mention about the Coronavirus vaccine.
Newsmeter performed a reverse image search and found that the original video is at least a decade old. The longer version was uploaded on YouTube and is divided into 28 parts. Though it refers to microchip, it is with reference to the Bible and talks about the chip being a "mark of the beast".
The entire speech was given by American pastor Carl Sanders and the video is titled "Carl Sanders - Mark of The Beast (666)" and this viral clip was taken from Part 3 / 28.
Also, according to the obituary of Carl Sanders at Heber Springs Funeral Home, Sanders died at the age of 80 on January 3, 2016. The first registered case of Covid-19 was discovered in December 2019 which proves that he hasn't spoken about the virus in his video.
This isn't the first time that the microchip issue has been brought up. This false news has been debunked several times with respect to different claims and has always been proven false.
Therefore, the claim is false as the viral video doesn't mention anything about the vaccine.