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VIDEO :US doctor claims she’s cured COVID-19

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A group of doctors dressed in white coats have quickly gone viral after one of them claimed to have cured COVID-19.

Dr Stella Immanuel, a Houston GP in the United States, stood with several others on the steps of Capitol Hill in Washington to say she had successfully treated more than 350 people with coronavirus using hydroxychloroquine.

The “Deliverance Minister” said she went to medical school in Nigeria where she treated malaria patients with the drug, which President Donald Trump claimed could prevent or treat COVID-19.




Dr Immanuel claimed the drug worked, in the video which got more than 20 million views on Facebook and continues to spread after being removed.

“I’m here because I have personally treated over 350 patients with COVID,” she said.

“Patients that have diabetes, patients that have high blood pressure, patients that have asthma, old people … I think my oldest patient is 92 … 87 year olds. And the result has been the same. I put them on hydroxychloroquine, I put them on zinc, I put them on Zithromax, and they’re all well.”

She said she put herself, her staff and other doctors she knew on hydroxychloroquine for prevention of COVID-19.

“We see patients, 10 to 15 COVID patients, everyday,” she said.

“We give them breathing treatments. We only wear surgical mask. None of us has gotten sick. It works.”




Dr Immanuel said no one needed to die, as America’s death toll for the virus reaches 148,000.

But her views – connected to a group called America’s Frontline Doctors – quickly came under fire.

The group only recently created its website which says it wants to “empower Americans to stop living in fear”.

“If Americans continue to let so-called experts and media personalities make their decisions, the great American experiment of a Constitutional Republic with Representative Democracy, will cease,” it says.

Emergency medicine doctor Anand Swaminathan said the hydroxychloroquine propaganda from America’s Frontline Doctors was complete nonsense.

“This is the message of hucksters, not doctors,” he wrote on Twitter.

“Multiple well-done studies show no benefit for HCQ. If your results are so good, publish. Otherwise, you’re full of it.”




Dr Immanuel said she did not need to do a double-blind study because it was unethical.

“All of you doctors that are waiting for data, if six months down the line you actually found out that this data shows that this medication works, how about your patients that have died?,” she said.

“We don’t need to die. There is a cure for COVID.”

Many others slammed the group on Twitter, questioning their credentials and the fact they were wearing matching lab coats.

“The coat the doctors are wearing says ‘America’s Frontline Doctors’ – what organisation is that?” one woman asked.




“What hospital are they affiliated with? Where do they work? And they are all standing there without masks on. Real doctors would not set this poor of an example.”

“All of you doctors that are waiting for data, if six months down the line you actually found out that this data shows that this medication works, how about your patients that have died?,” she said.




The “leadership” team of the America’s Frontline Doctors group includes ophthalmologists, an orthopaedic surgeon and a psychiatrist.

Its leader, Dr Simone Gold, has appeared on conservative talk radio and podcast programs to advocate for the use of hydroxychloroquine.

In May she said there was “no scientific basis that the average American should be concerned” about COVID-19.




The LA emergency doctor was head organiser of an open letter signed by more than 600 doctors who pushed Mr Trump to end what they called a “national shutdown”.

On her blog she said masks did not work.

“The scientiific usefulness of a mask has been so aggressively overstated,” she said.




“The Covid virus was supposed to be contained in the kind of lab where people wear astronaut suits and go through triple sealed doors. It is a con of massive proportion to assert that now, having escaped those environs, a bandana will magically do the trick.”

A Facebook spokesman said the group’s video was removed for “sharing false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19”.




Supporters said it was a “real eye-opener” and “the biggest scandal in modern American history”.

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  • World 18,699,432
    World
    Confirmed: 18,699,432
    Active: 6,080,320
    Recovered: 11,914,788
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  • USA 4,918,420
    USA
    Confirmed: 4,918,420
    Active: 2,276,450
    Recovered: 2,481,680
    Death: 160,290
  • South Africa 521,318
    South Africa
    Confirmed: 521,318
    Active: 148,683
    Recovered: 363,751
    Death: 8,884
  • Nigeria 44,433
    Nigeria
    Confirmed: 44,433
    Active: 11,672
    Recovered: 31,851
    Death: 910
  • Kenya 23,202
    Kenya
    Confirmed: 23,202
    Active: 13,487
    Recovered: 9,327
    Death: 388
  • Australia 18,730
    Australia
    Confirmed: 18,730
    Active: 7,876
    Recovered: 10,622
    Death: 232
  • South Sudan 2,437
    South Sudan
    Confirmed: 2,437
    Active: 1,215
    Recovered: 1,175
    Death: 47
  • Uganda 1,203
    Uganda
    Confirmed: 1,203
    Active: 125
    Recovered: 1,073
    Death: 5
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