Fact Check: Does COVID-Organics Cure COVID-19?

By Muhammad Auwal Ibrahim

Andry Rajoelina, the President of Madagascar has touted that COVID Organics is a remedy that can cure coronavirus.

A message has been circulated on various media platforms that COVID organics cure Coronavirus.

Claim

The man of the moment, the man who wrote Africa’s name on the map of the world. His name is Dr. Jerome Munyangi from Madagascar, the inventor, creator and the manufacturer of the Madagascar magic herbal tea drink named COVID-organics which prevent and cures Coronavirus.

COVID organics may cure coronavirus but not scientifically proven

Despite COVID organics was claimed to cure Coronavirus within few days but Madagascar has recorded more than 600 cases with only 151 recovered cases and at least two dead.

 The World Health Organisation advised the government of Madagascar to clinically test a herbal drink touted by Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina as a remedy against coronavirus.

“We are advising the government of Madagascar to take this product through clinical trial and we are prepared to collaborate with them” WHO Africa Director Matshidiso Moeti 

The COVID-Organics infusion is derived from artemisia – a plant with proven anti-malarial properties – and other indigenous herbs.

Rajoelina started to distribute the infusion across West African countries, claiming it cures COVID-19 patients within a few days.

However, the World Health Organisation has repeatedly warned that there are no published scientific studies of the herbal tea and that its effects have not been tested.

“We would caution and advise countries against adopting a product that has not been taken through tests to see its efficacy,” WHO Africa Director Matshidiso Moeti said in a press briefing on Thursday, calling on Madagascar to take the drink “through a clinical trial”.

Moeti said that in 2000, African governments had committed to taking “traditional therapies” through the same clinical trials as other medication.

“I can understand the need, the drive to find something that can help,” Moeti said. “But we would very much like to encourage this scientific process in which the governments themselves made a commitment.”

Verdict:

False. No scientific evidence.

Conclusion

Innovation in the search for treatments for COVID-19 are welcomed but must be tested to ensure they are safe and effective. World Health Organization says it recognises Africa’s long history of traditional medicine and the important role practitioners play in providing care. WHO Africa Region tweeted.

New medicines must be tested and in line with the ethical and scientific standard. We caution countries against adopting products that have not undergone rigorous clinical trials to ensure their safety and effectiveness. One fight. Said Dr. Moeti

Although COVID organics may cure Coronavirus but it is not scientifically proven.

Therefore people are advised to wait for scientific studies on COVID organics.

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