* The syringes were Monojects—a model manufactured by Cardinal Health, an enormous multinational company. The Monoject is easily recognized by the orange plastic housing into which its needle snaps after a single use. This prevents needlestick injuries in nurses who have to use these syringes hundreds of times a day. Good design.
* The needle was narrow, I would estimate a 25 gauge. A needle’s standard gauge measurement (originally its Birmingham wire gauge) describes its diameter—and like most imperial measurements, it makes no sense whatsoever. In short, a 25-gauge needle is about half a millimeter across, with an internal diameter of about one-quarter millimeter. Needle gauge changes with medical application: When you donate blood, it usually comes out through a 16-gauge (bigger) needle; when you inject insulin, it might go in through a roughly 30-gauge (smaller) one.
* The needle was likely 1.5 inches long. On bigger shoulders, a one-inch needle would be too short for intramuscular injections. These shots need to go in through your skin, through your subcutaneous fat, and then into the underlying muscle. Bigger shoulders like mine require longer needles. I saw my shot go the whole way in. No drama.
* I experienced no other human contact, and thus no further opportunities for microchipping, at any point during my vaccination visit—as might be expected at a medical site set up to manage an infectious disease. Free hugs were neither dispensed nor encouraged. Everyone was double-masked, so an airborne microchip (were that even possible) also seemed unlikely.
So what does that all mean?
Let’s begin by ruling out the possibility that I was given a chip with 5G functionality. The most recent 5G chips are about the size of a penny, and would never fit inside those needles. (That’s putting aside the question of how one would power such a chip once it was installed.)
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Could I have been given another, more generic sort of microchip, though? One defined, let’s say, as a small device with any digital-storage, transmission, or pass-through capacity at all? If we imagine that’s the goal of the conspiracy, just to implant everyone like wayward cats, then the only way to ensure reasonable coverage—let alone “a chicken in every pot, and a chip in every shoulder”—would be to prefill the syringes, not the vaccine vials, with the microchip payload.
See, at my vaccination site, half a dozen shots were being drawn rapidly from the same multiuse vial—so if the alleged microchips were in suspension (that is, particles suspended in fluid), you could never be certain that each syringe would pull at least one.
We can model this: Divide a quantity of fluid inside a vial that contains a number of microchips into six equal parts, for drawing up into a syringe, at random. What is the chance that you’d end up with at least one chip in each draw? If you had just six microchips in there, it would be less than 2 percent. Double that to 12 microchips per vial, and the chance of success is about 45 percent. In order to be 95 percent sure that each syringe contains at least one government-certified tracking device, do you know how many chips would need to be in the vial?