I’m not 100% sure if “pro-vaxxer” is actually A Thing, but it perfectly describes one Brahmadev Mandal, an 84 year old Bihari man who claims to have had 12 Covid vaccinations.
Now if that isn’t being “pro” vaccines, I don’t know what is 😛
Fascinatingly, the 84 year old claims that the jabs have improved his arthritis and increased his appetite.
Here you go, the man in his own words – well, in his own words as told to the excellent The Wire:
Brahmadev has some bizarre reasons for wanting to get 12 vaccines. He told The Wire, “I had been facing joint and body pain for eight years. When I visited doctors, they told me that a lack of calcium is causing the pain. I took medicines but in vain.”
“I got the first dose of the vaccine on February 13 last year and the second dose the next month. Then I realised that my joint and body pain is gone. I thought that COVID-19 vaccines have worked. My appetite also increased,” he said.
“That is why I decided to take more vaccines, as it was improving my health.”
After that, wherever he got a chance, Brahmadev took a vaccine.
Tell this to all those protesting anti-vaxxers in Europe and the US, will ya?!
Daft as this story is, it does raise quite a few questions, and I’m not even talking about the medical side of things:
- the repeated use of his government ID, for instance.
- whether or not he was actually getting vaccines, or placebos?
- and, rather alarmingly, how many more folks are there out there taking the Covid jab to cure their arthritis?!
“I took my first jab in January (2021), when I was barely able to walk. After my general health condition improved with the second dose, I decided to take another shot. I produced my Aadhaar card four times and voter ID card twice to get jabs.”
Now the poor chap is in legal trouble:
First check whether the system was flawed, whether officials failed to act on his repeated appearances at the health centre, before you clobber him with legal penalties.