Karnataka: Man claims vax gave him magnetic powers in Udupi | Bengaluru News – Times of India


UDUPI: In a growing list of those claiming to have acquired magnetic powers after taking the Covid-19 vaccine, a man from Udupi claimed metal objects such as spoons and coins stick to his body and attributed it to the shot.
Ramdas Shet, 50, first made the claim in a video that was subsequently widely shared on social media. He took his first dose on April 28. However, the district administration was quick to deny it had anything to do with the vaccine.
Shet, a goldsmith who resides near Poornaprajna College, told reporters he experimented on the “magnetism of his body” after watching a similar video on WhatsApp. “I saw a video [of a man who had magnetic powers] on WhatsApp yesterday and I tried it on my body,” Shet said, demonstrating how spoons and coins are drawn to and stick to his body.
But G Jagadeesha, district deputy commissioner, said the magnetic power of Shet’s body has nothing to do with the first dose. He said Shet has been put through several medical tests and, while admitting that he does have magnetic powers, insisted that it has nothing to do with the vaccine. He said many have taken Covid vaccines, “but none have reported such a reaction”.
“No one gets magnetic powers because of the Covid-19 vaccine,” Jagadeesha said. “We subjected Shet to many tests at the district hospital. During the examination, it was found that he has magnetic fields on his forehead, shoulders, arms, back and stomach. He has blood pressure issues and is diabetic. Blood tests and other tests have been conducted. Vaccination does not lead to such reactions. However, a report on the tests is awaited.”
Dr Nagabhushan Udupa, district health officer, said Shet was referred to a physician at the district hospital. He too debunked Shet’s claim that it was a reaction to the vaccine.
“We have subjected him to various tests and have sought a medical opinion from the doctors of the district hospital,” Dr Udupa said. “His body has many trigger points at the shoulder, neck, chest, abdomen and other areas with magnetic fields. The actual reason will be understood after investigations by the physician.”
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