IMS Joachim Burghartz

Joachim Burghartz is director of the Institut für Mikroelektronik Stuttgart (IMS chips).

4 May

Microchips in vaccines are nigh impossible, but that doesn’t mean that abnormalities found in blood samples from vaccinated people don’t need to be taken seriously, argues Joachim Burghartz.

In February this year, I was asked to provide expert feedback on the question if microchips could be introduced into the human body via injection during a vaccination treatment, and which purpose they could possibly serve. This request related to a pathology conference in Reutlingen, Germany, in September 2021, where two retired university professors in pathology reported on large metallic objects in the blood of several diseased people who had received a Covid vaccination. Those objects were said to be rectangular, measuring up to 500 microns and very thin.

This makes one think of Bill Gates being accused of wanting to implant microchips into the body of people as a means of providing a digital vaccination certificate. That suspicion wasn’t completely pulled out of thin air because the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is known for having funded “a technology that could store someone’s vaccine records in a special ink administered at the same time as an injection.” Gates is known to be a strong proponent of obligatory vaccination to fight pandemics.

There’s also Microsoft’s international patent application WO/2020/060606 that caught the attention of critics: “The application is for a system whereby tasks are given to users, which, on participation or completion, can be rewarded with cryptocurrencies. Information is collected from a sensor, which can be any sort of communication device.”

However, there is no mention of chip devices inserted into the human body. I therefore tried to stick to the facts when investigating this case and providing the requested expert feedback.


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When I looked at a microscopic movie showing the objects, it became clear to me that they weren’t microchips containing electronic circuitry. My institute has worked on ultra-thin CMOS chips for about 15 years and we’ve learned that such thin dies tend to be prone to high warpage due to the mechanical stress built in during CMOS processing. That warpage is present in any microchip but, obviously, more pronounced the thinner the chip. The objects I saw were absolutely flat.

Besides, any operating microchip needs an electric power supply, which, if the chip is moving freely and operating autonomously, would need to come from some sort of energy harvesting. This, however, would require a large area and is unlikely to fit on those small chiplets as far as known technological solutions go.

Finally, if the purpose is surveillance of people, then a near-field communication (NFC) interface is needed, which is feasible only if a thin chip is implanted right underneath the skin. If it’s placed deep inside the body or floating in the bloodstream, NFC won’t work due to high signal absorption by human tissue. For that reason, submarines communicate via sonar. This issue is even more pronounced at the very high frequencies needed to fit the transmit antenna to enable NFC on small chiplets.

So, I did send an ‘all clear’ to the requester stating that those bizarre objects weren’t likely any electronic microchips. Still, the rectangular shape of those metallic objects is curious. It indicates a crystalline order. It makes you wonder what contaminants are present in vaccines and whether they’re related to cases of thrombosis and heart muscle disorder that have been diagnosed in some vaccinated people. But this is outside my expertise.

I learned that one of the two pathologists got invited to speak to the health commission of the German parliament on 21 March 2022. The minutes of that hearing state that he reported on those large metallic objects he had observed in the bodies of vaccinated and diseased people. There was no mention of those suspicious objects possibly being microchips. On 7 April, the German parliament voted against mandatory vaccination, a decision that presumably was partly based on those still unidentified sources of contamination in Covid vaccines, which still need to be clarified.