In Indonesia, there’s s surge of the Delta covid variant, and there are all kinds of misleading claims about products that are saying they’re cures and preventions for this illness.
Hospitals are struggling to cope with the rising numbers of patients and shortages of oxygen, and people are getting more and more desperate these days.
BBC posted a piece in which they are looking at some of the examples of health misinformation that’s being shared.
First of all, they are addressing the potential cure called Ivermectin.
“There have been growing numbers of Indonesians sharing claims about using the anti-parasitic drug, Ivermectin.”
BBC also notes that “Interest surged after local media reports said incorrectly that the Indonesian authorities had granted it emergency approval.”
But the thing is that this drug is still undergoing trials, and it’s not been approved yet as a cure for Covid.
There are also some claims about a milk brand that produces antibodies, but these are also not proven so far.
BBC addresses several videos showing Indonesians rushing to buy up Nestle’s Bear Brand milk that has gone viral. They also bring up some immunity boosters and natural remedies, which are also not proven to be effective treatments so far.
We suggest that you check out the original article in order to see more details about all kinds of potential treatments and prevention products that are being analyzed.
Delta covid variant in the news
Earlier today, we addressed Yahoo Finance which has just posted an article that reveals what Kristen Choi, PhD, MS, RN, Assistant Professor, UCLA School of Nursing, had to say about the Delta variant of the virus.
She joined Yahoo Finance Live to break down how transmissible the delta variant of COVID is and the long term impact of this. Check out our previous article in order to learn all the available details.