A US-based Nigerian doctor and trained physician, Dr Stella Emmanuel, is trending on social media after claims Hydroxychloroquine can cure coronavirus.
Emmanuel disclosed this when she addressed the press after America’s Frontline Doctors Summit in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on Monday, July 27.
The Nigerian, who was joined by other frontline doctors, said she had successfully treated no fewer than 350 patients with hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax.
She had first touted the effectiveness of the drug on April 27.
“Hydroxychloroquine works if given early. President Trump we are with you. Many of us doctors know it and have used it. Don’t stop speaking up for us,” she tweeted.
Hydroxychloroquine has long been used to treat malaria as well as other conditions such as lupus and arthritis.
It’s used to reduce fever and inflammation, and the hope has been that it can also inhibit the virus that causes Covid-19.
“I’m here because I have personally treated over 350 patients with COVID,” Emmanuel said in a video that has gone viral.
“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.”
“We see patients, 10 to 15 COVID patients, every day,” she said. “We give them breathing treatments. We only wear surgical mask. None of us has gotten sick. It works.”
Emmanuel pointed to a study published by the United States’ National Institute of Health to back up her claims on the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine and claimed in that much-maligned big pharma companies may have conspired against the use of the hydroxychloroquine to COVID-19.
The video has attracted various reactions on social media.
PROTECT THIS DOCTOR
President @realDonaldTrump was right about Hydroxychloroquine
Dr. Stella Immanuel said
“NOBODY NEEDS TO GET SICK, THIS VIRUS HAS A CURE”
She explains how it not only works as a cure but can also be used to PREVENT COVID infection
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) July 27, 2020