Scientists, medic and researchers have been working overtime to invent a vaccine for COVID-19 which has infected over 2 million people across the globe. But the focus has now shifted to Madagascar as it found the cure to the vaccine from mother nature. Madagascar President Andry Rajoelinalast week introduced a herbal cure of the virus and disclosed that it had worked magic on two patients.
“All trials and tests have been conducted and its effectiveness in reducing the elimination of symptoms has been proven for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 in Madagascar,” the president said.
Scores of people were spotted queuing for the remedy from officials wearing protective gear who were serving them in portions to the multitude. The president also announced that the cure will be distributed for free to citizens and for all school-going children, as soon as the schools reopen.
“When I discovered this drink, I hesitated as a parent. I said to myself: ‘How come the sick people don’t drink it, and why do we make students drink it?’ I hesitated a lot,” attested one citizen who had taken the portion.
However, scientists have warned that it has the potential to damage people’s health as its scientific evidence had not been established. Named COVID-Organics, the herbal cure is being marketed in a bottle and as a herbal tea after being tested on fewer than 20 people over a period of three weeks. Some of its ingredients are said to have been sourced from a plant that also contains components for treating Malaria.
Responding to the launch of COVID-Organics, WHO said, in a statement noted that it did not recommend “self-medication with any medicines as a prevention or cure for Covid-19, as trial were ongoing to find a cure.