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Covid deniers have been ridiculed for sharing pictures of an alleged blueprint for a 5G-vaccine microchip after it turned out to be a guitar pedal circuit board.
Over the past few months, conspiracy theorists have been flooding the internet with bizarre and outlandish claims about the coronavirus pandemic.
And one of the most ridiculous is that the newly-approved vaccines are part of some grand effort to control people.
According to the bogus theory linked to the diagram: "The chip consists of only four processors and four transistors.
"The signal through the 5G network enters on the left on the INPUT. That's how they control you.
"The BASS and TREBLE controls adjust the instructions that can be heard in the head, every man is different and, depending on whether you are a woman or a man, can ask you to adjust the frequency."
However, it turns out that it is, in fact, just a picture of a Boss Metal Zone MT-2, which you can pick up for around £99.00.
If you just have a scan over the image, you can see there are icons for 'Input', 'Treble', and 'Volume'.
Since the mistake was noticed, the anti-vaxxers have been ruthlessly mocked for believing it was anything to do with the pandemic.
One critic said: "Power is done through body heat and all parts are connected to that tension. The signal is processed in the first processor with a frequency filter and transistor reinforcing it."
While another added: "These people with their conspiracy theories are so tiresome, it's always 'wah-wah-wah'."
According to reports, the diagram was first shared on a Russian forum back in 2011, and it's unclear whether this time around it started as a joke to catch the deniers out or not.
Either way, it should act as further proof, if it were needed, that you shouldn't believe everything you see on the internet.
Last week, a group of maskless protesters gathered outside a London hospital, chanting 'Covid is a hoax' as the New Year rang in.
Dr Matthew Lee was confronted by the large group of Covid deniers as he headed home after finishing a late shift in A&E at St Thomas' Hospital.
Shocked by what he saw, the young medic posted a video of the scene to his Twitter account and called on people to see sense.
He said: "Worked the late A&E shift on New Year's Eve and came out to this.
"Hundreds of maskless, drunk people in huge groups shouting 'Covid is a hoax', literally outside the building where hundreds are sick and dying.
"Why do people still not realise the seriousness of this pandemic?"
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