Twitter suspends Stella Immanuel, doctor who claims a coronavirus 'cure'

Grant Boone
July 31, 2020

In her post to 15.4 million followers, Madonna claimed that a proven vaccine had been available for months but it was being kept secret "to let the rich get richer and the poor and sick get sicker".

"I thought her voice was an important voice, but I know nothing about her", Trump said about Immanuel, sidestepping questions about her history of dubious medical claims.

Dr. Stella Immanuel found social media fame after she came forward with certain claims about a cure for the virus. "The tweet requires deletion because it violates our rules (sharing misinformation on Covid-19), and the account will have limited functionality for 12 hours".

Biden replied that Trump should "stop tweeting and start doing something about it, damn it" and "stop talking about this insane woman he talked about last night, who's an absolute disgrace". "And the scientific data. on trials that are valid, that were randomized and controlled in the proper way, all of those trials show consistently that hydroxychloroquine is not effective in the treatment of coronavirus disease or Covid-19".

Immanuel made waves after speaking Monday outside the Supreme Court in support of treating COVID-19 using the controversial anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, which some clinical testing has found ineffective against the incurable contagious respiratory disease and potentially unsafe if used improperly.

The reaction to the video - and Trump's retweet of it on Twitter -- has been swift.

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"We're taking action in line with our Covid misinfo policy", a Twitter spokesperson told CNN. But the microblogging site said it had also pulled down the video.

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But, the World Health Organization (WHO) informed that while several drug trials are ongoing, there is now no proof that hydroxychloroquine or any other drug can cure or prevent COVID-19. Please try again later. She also, in the video, refers to doctors who declined to treat patients with hydroxychloroquine as "good Nazis" and "fake doctors", and called published research "fake science".

According to the Daily Mail, Stella was born in Cameroon and completed her medical training in Nigeria.

Immanuel, before being coined as "spectacular" by President Donald Trump, was revealed to have had made a wide variety of medical claims revolving around "alien DNA and the physical effects of having sex with witches and demons in your dreams".

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