A social media post is going viral, claiming that cocaine can cure COVID-19, better known as the Coronavirus.
— Bizzle Osikoya (@bizzleosikoya) February 3, 2020
— Jibrail Bin Amir (@Jibrail_99) February 27, 2020
NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be FAKE.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has posted on its website, denying that cocaine can protect against the coronavirus. ”Cocaine is a stimulating and addictive drug. Its consumption causes serious side effects and is detrimental to people’s health,” it wrote.
Is there a vaccine, drug or treatment for COVID-19?
World Health Organization (WHO) report says, ”Not yet. To date, there is no vaccine and no specific antiviral medicine to prevent or treat COVID-2019. However, those affected should receive care to relieve symptoms. People with serious illness should be hospitalized. Most patients recover thanks to supportive care.”
The CDC still reports that there is “currently no vaccine to prevent” and “no specific antiviral treatment recommended” for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. And the World Health Organization said specifically that smoking and “taking self-medication” are not recommended as coronavirus remedies.
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