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Updated on: Thursday, June 10, 2021, 04:56 PM IST

Real-life Magneto! Nashik man claims to have developed magnetism after taking Covishield; watch video

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Until now there have been reports of suffering from minor headache, slight fever or drowsiness after taking COVID-19 vaccine, however a strange video which has gone viral on social media has left everyone in spilts which shows a 71-year-old man claiming of developed magnetism on his arm and neck.

In the video, Arvind Sonar, a 71-year-old senior citizen of Nashik, has claimed that steel objects are sticking to his hands after taking the second dose of Covishield vaccine. Arvind Sonar lives in Shivaji Chowk in CIDCO area of Nashik.

Going by the video, it can be seen that coins, steel spoons are getting stuck to the arms of Mr Sonar like a magnetic pull. Take a look:

As per a report, Mr Arvind had taken second dose of Covishield vaccine two days ago at a private hospital. After finding out similar cases on social media - that magnetism is created after taking vaccine he tried it on himself. He noticed that iron and steel objects, coins and spoons were sticking to the body.

The district health officer has said that they will respond only after investigating the matter.

Notably, people on social media have been sharing videos of themselves with magnets stuck to their arms and bodies after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. "

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However, according to a report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) specifically addresses the whole magnetization thing on its website under "Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines," writing, "receiving a COVID-19 vaccine will not make you magnetic, including at the site of vaccination, which is usually your arm."

COVID-19 vaccines do not contain ingredients that can produce an electromagnetic field at the site of your injection, the CDC explains, noting that all COVID-19 vaccines are free from metals like iron, nickel, cobalt, lithium, and rare earth alloys, as well as any manufactured products such as microelectronics, electrodes, carbon nanotubes, and nanowire semiconductors.

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Published on: Thursday, June 10, 2021, 04:56 PM IST
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