Many claims on social media to protect themselves from the coronavirus are viral. However, the veracity of those claims is important because not all are true and without proper knowledge and evidence, there can be more harm than benefit.
The horrific surge in cases of infection and death during the second wave of Coronavirus epidemic in India has created awe. People are trying to adopt all possible methods as a cure to stay safe from the virus. The second wave has also brought with it viral posts on social media platforms, which include videos and messages from Desi Remedy to Ayurveda and Unani treatment. Through it, it is being claimed to provide effective treatment of Covid-19. None of these measures or claims have been proved or authenticated by the health authorities across the country, but people are getting affected to stay safe in despair or to protect their families from the deadly disease.
In this episode, one such video is going viral on the social media platform under the name of ‘Lemon Therapy’. According to this therapy, you will need to pour lemon juice in your nose and this can eliminate the infection of deadly virus. In the video, a person claims that lemon therapy not only increases immunity but also treats Covid-19 infection. In the viral video, the person says that putting 2-3 drops of lemon juice in the nose will cleanse the eyes, nose, throat and even the heart within five seconds. The person can be heard in the video that this will also provide relief to those who are facing diseases like cold and cough.
To check the veracity of the video, the official Twitter page of PIB Fact Check conducted an investigation. After analysis, he revealed that the claim being made in the video is fake. There is no scientific evidence that Covid-19 can be treated or can be overcome by adding lemon juice to the nose. PIB Fact Check reported the viral video as ‘completely fake’, stating that lemon therapy does not increase immunity nor prevent Covid-19 infection. The PIB has clearly stated that such claims are baseless and people are advised not to follow such measures and adopt rules and precautionary measures which are certified by the doctor or medical professional.
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