Bent spoon, straight needle: Geller joins the vaccination campaign

Celebrity mystic Uri Geller joined Israel’s campaign to vaccinate its elderly population against COVID-19 on Thursday, performing his spoon-folding tour for medical staff as he was injected.

“I did it!” Geller, 75, said after the spoon broke in his hand as the needle entered the other arm, to applause from onlookers.

Celebrity mystic Uri Geller holds a spoon as he performs his spoon-folding trick for medical staff while receiving a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination, in Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, Israel Celebrity mystic Uri Geller holds a spoon as he performs his spoon-folding trick for medical staff while receiving a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination, in Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, Israel

Celebrity mystic Uri Geller holds a spoon as he performs his spoon-folding trick for medical staff while receiving a coronavirus vaccination, in Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, Israel

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“Anyone over 60 should get it right away,” said Geller, who has a second home in Britain. “It is very, very important for the entire planet.”

Israel launched its vaccination campaign on December 19 and hopes to have administered the first vaccines and booster shots to the most vulnerable 25% of its population by the end of January.

The TV host has not always been so in accord with the government’s stance on the virus.

He sparked outrage in March, as the effects of the virus began to be felt around the world, he claimed the pathogen was manufactured by China to provide Iran with biological warfare.

The virus accidentally spread, he said, when a person in China working on the alleged virus was inadvertently infected.

“Covid-19 (Corona) was created and manufactured by the Chinese MSS, while delivering the virus to Iran for reasons of bacteriological warfare, the virus was accidentally transmitted to a human,” he wrote on Instagram at the time.

“This is the real story behind the pandemic. There is still controversy among American scientists whether the real virus is derived from bats, snakes, or created in a laboratory.”

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