- Stella Immanuel, an acclaimed physician, creates controversy saying COVID-19 can be cured with hydroxychloroquine
- Stella claims she has treated about 350 patients in the United States using the medication and others she named
- The supposed health practitioner is, however, nailed by Facebook and others for propagating such controversy
Stella Immanuel, who says she is a Nigeria-trained doctor and currently based in the United States of America, has shaken the social media with the claim that hydroxychloroquine cures COVID-19.
Stella prides herself on social media as a "physician, author, speaker, entrepreneur, deliverance minister, God's battle axe and weapon of war" and of the Rehoboth Medical Center, Houston, TX.
The doubt and controversy she has created has resulted in Facebook sanctioning her while Youtube has blocked her testimonies.
She has, for some days, argued in favour of hydroxychloroquine as cure for COVID-19 while accusing the world and pharmacies of playing politics with the disease.
She believes, and insists so, that hydroxychloroquine, zinc and anti-bacterial can effectively cure the fast-spreading disease and save the world the huge number of deaths that she considers needless.
She further made efforts to buttress her points with the experience she said she had with between 250 and 350 COVID-19 patients.
She noted that she had not lost any patient to the disease and that those she had treated included individuals with underlying medical issues.
She said some of the patients had diabetes, asthma, and other such ailments.
She argued that the politicians in the United States, and some of her colleagues in the medical profession, have been taking hydroxychloroquine but that they have been too scared to speak out because of fear that their licenses could be proscribed.
She posting series of arguments on social media, the physician has received various commendations from her followers.
"I'm so proud of Dr Stella Immanuel, a proper Nigerian woman.
"Her passion and confidence speaks volume, and when President Trump said hydroxychloroquine, zinc and Zithromax works, the Media, WHO wanted to kill him," Alabo Roland stated.
Another responder, Floyd Shivambu, also said: "Dr. Stella Immanuel is cogent and persuasive and we should believe her, but the people behind her makes some of us doubt what’s the real agenda.
"Where are African Doctors in SA, the continent & African diaspora to scientifically confirm this COVID-19 cure approach? Does it work?"
At the time of this report, she had been yanked off Facebook while many others have called her fraud.
Legit.ng had reported that some months ago, Mojisola Adeyeye, the director-general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Control (NAFDAC) said that Nigeria would continue with hydroxychloroquine trials for the treatment of COVID-19.
The statement by Adeyeye came after the World Health Organisation ordered the trial to be stopped throughout the globe.
However, the World Health Organisation (WHO) later halted hydroxychloroquine trial for Covid-19 treatment.
The global health agency made the declaration on Wednesday, June 17, in a tweet, saying the drug is not effective in treating the highly-ravaging infection.
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