Doctors in India are now sending out warnings to people that are using cow dung to cure this coronavirus amidst this deadly surge.
Right now, there is no scientific evidence for cow dung being effective in stopping the spread of the virus.
The coronavirus situation in India is currently getting out of hand.
The country is getting over 350,000 cases daily on a 10 day average. So far, over 22 million people have tested positive for the virus and the country has recorded over 245,000 deaths.
After the virus surge this year, a number of people in the country have been going with remedies that are not safe.
Some people are covering their bodies in cow dung and some are drinking cow urine.
They are doing such things with hopes of boosting their immunity, to help fight the virus, or recover from the virus.
In the country of India, Hindu people believe that the cow is a sacred symbol of life and earth.
For centuries, Indian people, particularly the Hindus, have used cow dung to clean their houses, during rituals, and even as medicines.
Participants of the unusual act are lining up to take a bath of mixed cow dung and cow urine.
Not only that, as they take bath of the cow dung and urine, they practice yoga to boost energy levels.
Doctors and researchers in India are now telling people to stop doing such acts because they are not effective of combating the virus.
Dr. JA Jayalal, the national president at the Indian Medical Association, released a statement about the situation in the country regarding cow dung.
The statement reads:
There is no concrete scientific evidence that cow dung or urine work to boost immunity against COVID-19, it is based entirely on belief. There are also health risks involved in smearing or consuming these products – other diseases can spread from the animal to humans.
Not only that, but people are gathering in high numbers to carry out the act.
Right now, India is registering over 350,000 coronavirus cases on a daily basis. Despite the high surge, most states are still open and strict lockdown implementations are still not in place.
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