US doctor claims to have a cure for Covid-19, Sonko says he will distribute the same after approval

By Vincent Kejitan | Tuesday, Jul 28th 2020 at 12:36
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Dr Stella Immanuel, a physician based in Houston, Texas, claimed that she had successfully treated over 350 Covid-19 patients using hydroxychloroquine.

Through a video that was widely shared on social media, Dr Immanuel said she also used the drug to treat malaria patients in Nigeria.

While standing with several others whom she claimed were doctors, Dr Immanuel said no one needs to die because there is a cure.

“I’m here because I have personally treated over 350 patients with COVID. 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.

Adding: ““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.”

However, the video came under scrutiny as many questioned their credentials and the fact that none of the ‘doctors’ had masks.

Back home, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko shared the video on his Facebook page saying he was just waiting for approval from the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation before distributing the drug.

“This is the reason why no Kenyan should die of Covid-19. I have tried the preventive part of it which seems to be working for me. My own cousin who works for KPA was infected with Covid but got cured after she was put under the same medication,” wrote Sonko.

Adding: “Once approved by MOH and WHO, my county government shall liaise with the national government and put in a place a good strategy just as what we are doing in our free cancer screening centre so as to reach out to the larger population and also ensure those who won't be able to afford this treatment are catered for by the government.

“My SRT shall also extend a helping hand to any Kenyan who will be in dire need of the cure.”

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