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Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by aminulive: 7:17pm On Apr 14, 2020
@POLITICSNIGERIA.COM

Like every other fake news report, many Nigerians woke up to a viral WhatsApp broadcast recently, claiming that steam from boiled Uda (Negro Pepper), Uziza (Benja Black Pepper), Lime and ginger can cure Coronavirus.

The broadcast has since gone beyond private messages to different WhatsApp groups targeting most people from the South-Eastern part of the country.

Although this newspaper can’t accurately predict the intentions behind the spread of this information, One can assume that the motive behind this development stems from ‘fear’ and the natural human instinct for survival amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Verification

As an independent fact-checking newspaper, POLITICS NIGERIA embarked on verifying the authenticity of the widely circulated broadcast.

This newspaper understands that people from the south-eastern part of the country use Negro pepper and Benja Black Pepper to treat various forms of ailments, conditions including post-natal care.

While there is no research that negates the claim or supports the claim, experts say COVID-19 is difficult to handle because it’s a novel virus. The World Health Organisation(WHO) has maintained that there is no approved drug or therapy that cures the disease yet.

An expert, Martins Ekor, said: “Herbs have been shown to be capable of producing a wide range of undesirable or adverse reactions some of which are capable of causing serious injuries, life-threatening conditions, and even death.”

Live Science also states that there is no known cure for the virus. “Currently, however, there is no cure for this coronavirus, and treatments are based on the kind of care given for influenza (seasonal flu) and other severe respiratory illnesses, known as “supportive care,”.

Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine claims

The Centre for disease control and prevention(CDC.gov) has stated that there is no known or tested cure for the virus. “There are no drugs or other therapeutics approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to prevent or treat COVID-19.”

“Current clinical management includes infection prevention and control measures and supportive care”. The CDC lists Hydroxychloroquine, Chloroquine and Remdesivir as therapeutic options that can help to ‘manage’ the virus not cure it.

Similarly, BBC health correspondent, James Gallagher, says that “Chloroquine seems to block the coronavirus in lab studies. There’s some anecdotal evidence from doctors saying it has appeared to help,”.

However, there is insufficient evidence from clinical trials to prove that Chloroquine can treat the virus.

Verdict

POLITICS NIGERIA understands that as at the time of this check, Nigeria has over 300 confirmed cases of COVID-19 already with six deaths.

Based on detailed information about the virus, the claim that Uda (Negro Pepper), Uziza (Benja Black Pepper), Lime and ginger can cure Coronavirus is not scientifically proven, hence can’t be ascertained to be a ‘cure’.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has advised against self-medication; whether through the use of drugs or herbs as such use may compound a patient’s medical history.

SOURCE: https://politicsnigeria.com/fact-check-can-pepper-lime-ginger-cure-coronavirus/

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Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by Garrieveryday: 7:26pm On Apr 14, 2020
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Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by aminulive: 7:29pm On Apr 14, 2020
My brother...honestly..i'm not paid...we are a team dedicated to debunking false stories....read through the fact-check...we attached references and quoted our sources....
kiyosaki1:

You are a very sleek operator that is hidden your real intention under fact check to try and sway public opinion towards your tainted opinion.
You think we are all dull on this platform and don't know a paid influencer ?

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Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by kiyosaki1(m): 7:35pm On Apr 14, 2020
aminulive:
My brother...honestly..i'm not paid...we are a team dedicated to debunking false stories....read through the fact-check...we attached references and quoted our sources....
What you posted is the opinion of the writer and so not in any way make it right just as otherwise.
There are ways you can pass out your opinion without condemning contrary opinions.
The same way you tried to defend bill Gates wife.

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Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by Mightyhaiz: 7:42pm On Apr 14, 2020
aminulive:
My brother...honestly..i'm not paid...we are a team dedicated to debunking false stories....read through the fact-check...we attached references and quoted our sources....
u are not smart boy. These therapies are age long in helping the body overcome,ameliorate and clear up viral infections in good time.. Nobody ever claims it is a cure.. Personally I have been preparing sth similar for my aged parents since this outbreak..they even choose to drink some of the hot fluid.. And I can tell you that they have reported improvements on their general health.. My mom paricularly testified about reduced waist pains, joint pains and chest congestions..

Don't be too eager to shoot down honest and safe efforts geared at improving life because of some primitive and unfounded sentiments when you yourself haven't been able to get off your ass to be of any use .

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Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by aminulive: 7:46pm On Apr 14, 2020
Hello, no one said it doesn't work for other ailments....is there any evidence that backups the claim that it cures coronavirus? thats the locus of the fact-check

Mightyhaiz:
u are not smart boy. These therapies are age long in helping the body overcome,ameliorate and clear up viral infections in good time.. Nobody ever claims it is a cure.. Personally I have been preparing sth similar for my aged parents since this outbreak..they even choose to drink some of the hot fluid.. And I can tell you that they have reported improvements on their general health.. My mom paricularly testified about reduced waist pains, joint pains and chest congestions..

Don't be too eager to shoot down honest and safe efforts geared at improving life because of some primitive and unfounded sentiments when you yourself haven't been able to get off your ass to be of any use .

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Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by jumper524(m): 7:46pm On Apr 14, 2020
If the world is waiting for USA and WHO to provide a cure for the disease, I promise you more than half the world population go die either of disease or hunger.

Solutions must not always come from the top.
Oyo state Governor confirmed recently that he was treated by local herbs.

We should also learn to use what we have to help ourselves.
European countries in the world are using what they have and are failing it's time to look elsewhere..

See how top countries are topping the failure chart..

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Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by Trendz09: 7:48pm On Apr 14, 2020
Ok
Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by Xisnin(m): 7:55pm On Apr 14, 2020
kiyosaki1:

What you posted us the opinion of the writer and so not in any way make it right just as otherwise.
There are ways you can pass out your opinion without condemning contrary opinions.
The same way you tried to defend bill Gates wife.
Let me guess, you are Trump worshipping conspiracy believer.

You need a proper education.

This is an Opinion: Color blue is better than red
This is a Lie: Nigeria is the most populous country on earth.

There can be contrary opinion but contrary fact or alt-fact is a lie, no sugarcoating it.

They didn't tell you guys from the headquarters, do they?

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Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by kiyosaki1(m): 7:56pm On Apr 14, 2020
These is one of the lies you tried to peddle on another thread that was busted .Am not a Femi Fani Kayode fan,but going through your thread on what Mrs Melinda Gates said, there is no differences between what she said in reference to o Ecuador and African and what FFK said.
When she said I see in Africa, what I saw in Ecuador, what was that supposed to be? What did she see in Ecuador, was it not death?

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Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by Dtribeless: 7:57pm On Apr 14, 2020
NO
Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by Xisnin(m): 7:57pm On Apr 14, 2020
Good job OP.
Ignore the bitter fake news spreader.
There is no cure for coronavirus, however, people are free to take whatever
they like without branding it a cure.

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Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by Mightyhaiz: 7:59pm On Apr 14, 2020
aminulive:
Hello, no one said it doesn't work for other ailments....is there any evidence that backups the claim that it cures coronavirus? thats the locus of the fact-check

did anybody tell you it cures any viral infection howmuch more corona virus?

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Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by kiyosaki1(m): 8:01pm On Apr 14, 2020
Xisnin:
Good job OP.
Ignore the bitter fake news spreader.
There is no cure for coronavirus, however, people are free to take whatever
they like without branding it a cure.
How sure are you or you are one of the inept that swallowed wholeheartedly news from cnn without independent research .
People mainly use them as immune booster .

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Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by kiyosaki1(m): 8:03pm On Apr 14, 2020
Mightyhaiz:
did anybody tell you it cures any viral infection howmuch more corona virus?

Don't mind the op let him be forming ijora FBI .

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Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by tpiar: 8:10pm On Apr 14, 2020
How many times are we going to rehash this topic?

Symptomatic treatments, simple.

Gosh you people are anti-correction. Are the NCDC folks nlers because that's how they behave.

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Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by Xisnin(m): 8:15pm On Apr 14, 2020
kiyosaki1:

How sure are you or you are one of the inept that swallowed wholeheartedly news from cnn without independent research .

I am always surprised when I can diagnose a conspiracy believer who happens
to be a total stranger with 100% accuracy.

No, I am not like you. I haven't watched any news station for a decade.
Neither do I rely on YouTube videos produced by kids and failed professionals.

What you guys call research is a joke.
You type "bill gate antichrist" in Google or other search engines.

Then you are greeted with websites and videos run by lunatics confirming your belief
with "secrets" that only they have access to. Then they link to sister websites peddling
the same "news".

Just by making you a member of the imaginary exclusive club, you are 100% sold.
The next step is to start spreading the same "hidden"
knowledge to other shallow thinkers and attacking anyone who would raise any question.

That is not even ordinary research, let alone an independent one.

I could have schooled you on proper research but I will be wasting my time because
the guy who said this is your hero:

“I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters,”

This shows that your conviction isn't a matter of facts but blind loyalty to the cause.

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Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by kiyosaki1(m): 8:27pm On Apr 14, 2020
Xisnin:

I am always surprised when I can diagnose a conspiracy believer who happens
to be a total stranger with 100% accuracy.

No, I am not like you. I haven't watched any news station for a decade.
Neither do I rely on YouTube videos produced by kids and failed professionals.
Am a bit surprised by you garrulous ranting that pass not a single message across.
So because something is local , it should never be trusted ?
The local Eba efo you eat sm sure no scientists certified it and yet it serves the same purpose as the food the European you are trying to emulate eat


What you guys call research is a joke.
You type "bill gate antichrist" in Google or other search engines.

Then you are greeted with websites and videos run by lunatics confirming your belief
with "secrets" that only they have access to. Then they link to sister websites peddling
the same "news".

Just by making you a member of the imaginary exclusive club, you are 100% sold.
The next step is to start spreading the same "hidden"
knowledge to other shallow thinkers and attacking anyone who would raise any question.

That is not even ordinary research, let alone an independent one.

I could have schooled you on proper research but I will be wasting my time because
the guy who said this is your hero:

“I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters,”

This shows that your conviction isn't a matter of facts but blind loyalty to the cause.

Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by tpiar: 8:29pm On Apr 14, 2020
aminulive:
Hello, no one said it doesn't work for other ailments....is there any evidence that backups the claim that it cures coronavirus? thats the locus of the fact-check


Could you post links to where someone said the items cure the virus.

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Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by CodeTemplar: 8:31pm On Apr 14, 2020
That language - cure - is a very heavy one, let's just say it helps boost immune system and offer better chance of beating the monster.

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Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by kiyosaki1(m): 8:36pm On Apr 14, 2020
Xisnin:

I am always surprised when I can diagnose a conspiracy believer who happens
to be a total stranger with 100% accuracy.

No, I am not like you. I haven't watched any news station for a decade.
Neither do I rely on YouTube videos produced by kids and failed professionals.



What you guys call research is a joke.
You type "bill gate antichrist" in Google or other search engines.

Then you are greeted with websites and videos run by lunatics confirming your belief
with "secrets" that only they have access to. Then they link to sister websites peddling
the same "news".

Just by making you a member of the imaginary exclusive club, you are 100% sold.
The next step is to start spreading the same "hidden"
knowledge to other shallow thinkers and attacking anyone who would raise any question.

That is not even ordinary research, let alone an independent one.

I could have schooled you on proper research but I will be wasting my time because
the guy who said this is your hero:

“I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters,”

This shows that your conviction isn't a matter of facts but blind loyalty to the cause.


So because it's not from Europe it's not good .
The writer do not show in anyway, any attempt made to carefully look into the constituent of the herbs and analyse why it can not possibly be used to treat the alignment.
The writer is not a scientist but just a silly journalists that is trying to justified his wages.
Am not sure about you analytical abilities.

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Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by Liamm(m): 6:40am On Apr 15, 2020
cheesy
Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:41am On Apr 15, 2020
Okay now.

The combination make sense to the ears sha!

Corona don die patapata be dat cheesy

Africa our Africa.

Rest in pieces Corona! tongue

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Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by Agberooo: 6:41am On Apr 15, 2020
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Okay now.

Corona don die patapata be dat cheesy

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Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by MrThisandthat(m): 6:42am On Apr 15, 2020
People still make fp with rubbish? Na wa o
Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by lepashandie(f): 6:44am On Apr 15, 2020
audio vaccine

angry
Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by AbuTwins: 6:44am On Apr 15, 2020
Say no to drug abuse!

Drugs abused today may be your death tomorrow!
Re: Can Pepper, Lime, Ginger Cure Coronavirus? (Fact Check) by landmark86: 6:45am On Apr 15, 2020
I give up on the news

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