Woman takes Covishield jab, claims to have regained her lost eyesight after nine years
Ever since the inoculation process began in the country, people took to social media to share bizarre theories about changes that happened to their bodies after taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
Another such story that has come to our attention is where a 70-year-old woman from Maharashtra has claimed that she partially regained her lost eyesight after taking the Covishield jab.
The woman, Mathurabai Bidve from Maharashtra’s Washim district, reportedly lost her eyesight to cataract nine years ago. The disease made her iris turn white and she lost sight in both her eyes.
However, when she took the first dose of Covishield on June 26, she claimed that she got back thirty to forty percent of her sight in one eye, Zee News reported.
A native of Partur in the Jalna district, Bidve lives with her relatives in Risod tehsil. However, there is no scientific backing to her claims.
Last month, more than a handful of people started claiming that the COVID-19 vaccine has made them develop magnetic powers and shared videos and images of spoons, coins etc being stuck to their bodies.
The trend gained momentum after an elderly man from Maharashtra, Arvind Sonar went viral on social media for demonstrating the same, a bunch of such videos started surfacing on the internet.
Another video that went viral claimed that magnetism was added to the vaccine to make the messenger RNA move throughout the body. However, the Press Information Bureau’s (PIB) fact-checking arm, PIB Fact Check said these claims were “baseless". The Press Information Bureau also emphasized that the vaccine could not make people magnetic, adding that it was completely safe.