Cleveland doctor who claimed Covid vaccine caused magnetism under medical board investigation

Published: Oct. 30, 2022 at 8:32 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 31, 2022 at 4:57 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A Cleveland doctor who previously claimed that the COVID-19 vaccine led to magnetism and caused metal objects to stick to one’s body, is now under investigation by the state of Ohio’s Medical Board.

According to the medical board, a citation was also issued to Dr. Sherri Tenpenny on Sept. 14 for failure to cooperate in the investigation conducted by the board.

The citation states that Dr. Tenpenny failed to respond to board investigation requests for interviews, as well as failed to appear at deposition and conferences with the board.

Under Ohio law, investigations are confidential.

Tenpenny, an anti-vaccine activist, has been outspoken about several vaccine conspiracies. She made false claims at a health committee hearing, in June 2021, in support of House Bill 248, which would have prohibited vaccine mandates.

About a month after the health committee hearing, a board investigator stopped by her office demanding to speak with, but she was unavailable.

Investigators kept trying to contact her, but to no avail.

Despite repeated attempts to get in touch with her, Tenpenny’s medical license was renewed in September.

Renz law, the law firm representing Tenpenny, gave 19 News a statement saying, “Renz Law, on behalf of Dr. Tenpenny, denies the allegations contained in the September 14, 2022 Formal Action Report. We look forward to resolving this matter in the requested hearing and are strongly considering follow-up actions.”

The medical board said Dr. Tenpenny has requested a hearing, which is scheduled for April 7, 2023.


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