A Nigerian-born and trained physician, Dr Stella Immanuel, is trending on social media after delivering an emotional COVID-19 speech in the United States on Monday.
Speaking at a news conference in Washington, Immanuel claimed that hydroxychloroquine, zinc and Zithromax were effective cures for the virus.
The Nigerian spoke during the event organised by a group of American doctors under the aegis of “America’s Frontline Doctors” in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington DC.
The doctors are holding a two-day “White Coat Summit” at the Capitol Hill to address what they call a “massive disinformation campaign” surrounding the virus.
Immanuel dismissed experts’ warning that hydroxychloroquine could cause serious heart problems for coronavirus patients, citing her experience with the use of the drug.
The Nigerian, who was joined by other frontline doctors, said she had successfully treated no fewer than 350 patients with hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax.
Immanuel also said hydroxychloroquine, long touted by President Donald Trump as cure for the virus, could also prevent the disease.
She said, “Hello, I’m Dr. Stella Immanuel. I’m a primary care physician in Houston, Texas.
“I actually went to medical school in West Africa, Nigeria, where I took care of malaria patients, treated them with hydroxychloroquine and stuff like that.
“So I’m actually used to these medications. I’m here because I have personally treated over 350 patients with COVID-19. Patients that have diabetes, patients that have high blood pressure, patients that have asthma, old people … I think my oldest patients are 92 … 87-year-olds.
“And the result has been the same. I put them on hydroxychloroquine, I put them on zinc, I put them on Zithromax, and they’re all well.
“For the past few months, after taking care of over 350 patients, we’ve not lost one. Not a diabetic, not somebody with high blood pressure, not somebody who asthma, not an old person.