By Akin Ojumu

Ever since the day Coronavirus invaded our lives, all kinds of remedies have been pushed as silver bullets for curing the dangerous virus. From the most powerful podium in the world, Donald Trump championed the injection of disinfectant into the body, suggested insertion of ultraviolet light under the skin, and lauded the powerful efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in curing COVID. In her tiny space on social media, Sister Stella Immanuel pushed ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, and zinc as pluripotent antidotes.

Some might say, but that was in the early days of the pandemic, at a time when there were no other proven remedies available. I wished that was so.

Even now, months after 4 or more vaccines with proven safety and efficacy against COVID-19 have become available and hundreds of millions of shots have already been administered, promoters of miracle cures have not hung it up and gone into retirement. On the contrary, these pushers of unproven remedies have cranked up the volume of their crankiness, the wackos have decided to up their game and raise the level of their wackiness.

In their latest fad, what these people are selling to their easy-to-deceive audience is horse shit and cow urine. That’s right! The new magic cure in their medicine bag is the entrails of horses and cow pee.

Here’s how Kelly Weill and Adam Rawnsley described this new craze in the Daily Beast:

“As coronavirus infections rage among the unvaccinated, those suspicious of the shot are championing a new supposed COVID-19 cure. Thanks to a dubious study of ivermectin, a drug used in humans to treat parasites like scabies, cranks have seized on the drug as the new solution to coronavirus prevention and treatment.”

“Devotees have besieged pharmacists with prescriptions from shady online prescribers, forcing pharmacies to crack down and treat the antiparasitic drugs like opioids. As human-approved ivermectin prescriptions have been harder to come by, enthusiasts have taken to raiding rural tractor supply stores in search of ivermectin horse paste (packed with “apple flavor!”) and weighed the benefits of taking ivermectin “sheep drench” and a noromectin “injection for swine and cattle.”

You know for certain that the world is going crazy the moment human beings empty entire stock of farm supply stores of cow dung because they read on Facebook it's a remedy for COVID-19. Screws must be loose in the heads of folks who, instead of getting vaccinated, choose to drink horse urine as a preventive and curative remedy against Coronavirus.

The Coronavirus pandemic has drawn social media medical graduates – faux experts who received multiple degrees in medicine from Twitter School of Medicine and Facebook University – out of their dark holes into the limelight to disseminate their lethal medical advice. These Facebook infectious disease medical graduates are peddling their deadly remedies on social media exposing many gullible folks to the noxious panaceas.

It’s at moments such as this one that I feel grateful that I did not receive my medical education from the University of Facebook or get my medical degree from Twitter Medical College. I will forever cherish the medical education I received from reputable, respected, and reliable institutions of medical learning. 

Unlike what they teach them at the Facebook School of Medicine, cow dung and horse urine are not considered remedies against Coronavirus in the medical school where many of us received our medical training. 

That distinction alone separates those of us who went to brick-and-mortar medical schools from those who took medical courses on social media. It is what distinguishes antivaxxers who drink horse urine and consume cow dung as COVID cures from those of us who are fully vaccinated with vaccines that have been proven, by science, to be safe and effective.

For those still looking for where to purchase horse urine and cow dung, visit the farmyard in my backyard, I've got both in stock in large quantities. Just so you know, come with cash in hand, credit card not accepted, it is cash payment only.


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