Ohio doctor who claimed covid vaccines ‘magnetize’ people gets her medical license taken away

An Ohio doctor who publicly testified in 2021 that COVID-19 vaccines magnetize people and “interface” with cellphone towers has had her medical license suspended this Wednesday, Cleveland.com reported

Sherri Tenpenny’s comments prompted a flood of complaints to the State Medical Board, which ultimately caused regulators to suspend her license. 

The Board found that she refused to comply with investigators’ questions. 

“Dr. Tenpenny, neither you nor any doctor licensed by this board is above the law, and you must comply with the investigation,” said Dr. Jonathan Feibel, an orthopedic surgeon and medical board member. “You have not done so, and therefore, until you do, your license will be suspended.”

During the Board’s hearing, pain management specialist Dr. Amol Soin said the Tenpenny’s suspension had nothing to do with her pseudoscientific claims, and had everything to do with her rejection of the Board’s ability to oversee the conduct of physicians. 

“The license to practice medicine is not a right. It’s a privilege. A privilege that is earned, and a privilege that you have to uphold,” he said. “And as you get that license, and as you obtain that privilege, you consent to certain reasonable things. And a reasonable thing you consent to… is to cooperate when someone complains about you. In this case, 350 complaints. It is a very reasonable thing to cooperate in that scenario.”

When the Board asked Tenpenny what evidence she had for claims of vaccine magnetism and that major cities are “liquifying dead bodies and pouring them into the water supply.” But her attorney Tom Renz fired back, calling the hearing a form of “harassment” that violated her “free speech rights.” 

“This appears very much like a lynch mob,” he said.

Tenpenny didn’t speak a single word throughout the hearing. 

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.