The pandemic of COVID-19 has gripped the nation and several people have unfortunately lost their lives. People on social media are always there to support and sympathise with one's losses. But turns out people mourning for the loss of Dr Aisha due to COVID-19 may not be Dr Aisha at all! Dr Aisha is trending on Twitter when a picture of a woman smiling and the text along with asking for prayers for her recovery. The text mentioned that she was on a ventilator and unable to cope up with COVID-19. While that tweet went viral another picture showing supposed 'Dr Aisha' getting treatment in the hospital while on a ventilator. Soon news of her demise was up and Twitterati mourned the loss. Turns out, it may not have been Dr Aisha after all and just a catfish account. While the first picture of Dr Aisha has not been sourced, the second one which claimed her being on a ventilator is from a "Dental Anaesthesia". Now whether Dr Aisha is a fake account or has been there a real loss is something that netizens are trying to dissect.
To give you a timeline, a tweet from an account (now disabled) by the name Dr Aisha (@Aisha_must_sayz) went viral two days ago. It said that Aisha was not able to cope up with COVID-19 and going to be hooked up on the ventilator. It had her smiling face and asked people to be safe from the virus. Aarogya Setu Wristbands to Track Coronavirus Patients? PIB Fact Check Debunks Fake News.
Here's First Tweet About Dr Aisha:
— 🦂$co₹p!oN (@surunaik14) August 2, 2020
Another tweet from the same account, was supposedly made by her sister. It showed Dr Aisha her on a ventilator and the text said, "Keep Aisha in your prayer. The more her friends and Family pray for her, she may recover from this virus. Thank You." But the photo was on Dental Anesthesia which some users pointed out on Twitter. A reverse image search on this photo takes one to a picture of Dental Anesthesia Side Effects on Google. Soon the news of her death came on social media and people mourned the loss at an early age. Few journalists also tweeted condolence messages.
Check The Tweet and Results Here:
Can anyone explain 💐🙏😮😔
Dr Aisha pic.twitter.com/cBzpwA12b7
— Sαмα∂нαη Ƙнαη∂αgℓє #UCC 🅙 (@twiiit_sam) August 2, 2020
Condolence Messages For Dr Aisha After Her 'Death':
Dr Aisha Condolence tweet (Photo Credits: Twitter)
Gone Too Soon
Dr.Aisha Embraced Shahadat Fighting Covid19.She recently qualified as doctor &celebrated her birthday on July17 & the farewell to this world on Eid yesterday with this glorious smile.Her family members were handed a sealed coffin due to the COVID virus.A life gone too soon.
— Doctors Wake-Up Movement🚩 (@DWMOfficial) August 2, 2020
Soon after the fake tweets and pictures were caught, people started tweeting that it was a fake mostly a catfish account. Journalists who had earlier tweeted condolence messages also deleted their tweets and confirmed that the story was most likely a fake one.
Here are Some Tweets:
Have deleted a previous tweet about a Dr Aisha. Turns out the account was fake ! You have to be really sick to pretend to have COVID
— Nidhi Razdan (@Nidhi) August 2, 2020
— Sayema (@_sayema) August 2, 2020
How can people be so idiots to believe what this account says @Aisha_must_sayz
Reality is Dr. Aisha story is fake and this is an catfish account.
Here's the proof: pic.twitter.com/SXlBOzYPFC jeejen
— Red_zOne_banKer (@banker_hu_bhai) August 2, 2020
So is Dr Aisha Fake or Real?
Soon after people put up that the tweets and pictures seemed fake, the account was deleted from Twitter, which only gives a confirmation that the entire story could have been false. However, it is yet not clear as to who is the lady in question whose pictures are going viral. There is no confirmed source to say whether she is indeed Dr Aisha or maybe not. Also, the account which was from South Africa mentioned of her MBBS degree. However, in South Africa Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB.ChB) is the degree.