Global discourse within the last 72 hours has been dominated by assertions of a Cameroonian-American doctor, who said she had found the cure for COVID-19.
Dr. Stella Immanuel, a Houston-based physician, broke the news in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, at a press conference organized by “America’s Frontline Doctors”, on July 27.
In a video shared on Facebook, the doctor said hydroxychloroquine is the cure for the COVID-19. And in so short a time, the video amassed millions of views .
“I came here to Washington, D.C., to tell America nobody needs to get sick,” “This virus has a cure. It is called hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax. I know you people want to talk about a mask. Hello? You don’t need mask. There is a cure. I know they don’t want to open schools. No, you don’t need people to be locked down. There is prevention and there is a cure.” she said
The Cameroonian doctor also said she had successfully combined hydroxychloroquine with Zinc and azithromycin to treat 350 COVID-19 patients, and no one died.
Donald Trump’s Support
US president, Donald Trump and Trump Jr. are among those who retweeted Dr. Stella’s video. A while later, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube took down the video on grounds of misinformation.
Facebook also proceeded to take off Dr. Stella’s page . On July 28, the controversial doctor told Facebook in a tweet ” If my page is not back up, Facebook will be down in Jesus name”.
At a White House press conference on Tuesday, Trump made reference to the claim by “America’s Frontline Doctors” saying, “I think they’re very respected doctors. There was a woman who was spectacular in her statements about it and she’s had tremendous success with it.”
Since the start of the pandemic, US President, Donald Trump has continuously touted the drug as a cure for the infectious disease.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has since halted clinical trials for hydroxychloroquine , stating that it does not reduce death rates in COVID-19 patients.
Regardless of Dr. Stella’s claim
that people do not need to wear masks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said all Americans should wear masks or face coverings to stem the spread of the pandemic.
Seven months after the COVID-19 pandemic was first reported, no scientific evidence has found that hydroxychloroquine is an effective treatment for the COVID-19 .
Who is Dr. Stella Immanuel ?
Dr. Stella Gwandiku-Ambe Immanuel is a Cameroonian-American based physician.
Born in 1965, the controversial doctor graduated with a medical degree from the University of Calabar-Nigeria, in 1990.
According to the Texas Medical Board, she has a valid doctor’s licence. She works for Rehoboth Medical Centre, Houston.
The 55- year-old doctor is also a Christian pastor and founder of a church in Houston, called Fire Power Ministries .
During one of her sermons 5 years ago, she said alien DNA was being used in medical treatments.
Dr. Stella Immanuel has authored two books; “The Proverbs 31 man: The man at the gate” and “The keys to effective spiritual warfare: How to fight and not be a casualty”.
Kathy Neba Sina