Disinfo: Ginger cures coronavirus

Summary

According to scientists, there are five products that best protect against coronavirus – first one on the list is ginger.

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Ginger has an allergy against coronavirus, specialists have concluded. It is necessary to chew ginger three times a day so as not to become infected with coronavirus. Ginger has a strengthening effect on the body. If you are sick, then ginger must be tied to your left arm and leg. It works for 24 hours and will overcome the virus as much as possible. It is been said that even the masks don’t help like ginger. 

Disproof

Examples of media sources and a post on Facebook repeating disinformation message about coronavirus. Read a similar case claiming that coronavirus can be cured with saline in 4 days.

At the moment, there is no cure against this strain of coronavirus. 

WHO does not currently have specific drug advice that can be used to effectively treat or prevent coronavirus. However, WHO does not recommend self-medication with drugs whose effectiveness against COVID-19 has not yet been proven.

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  • Reported in: Issue 190
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian, Ukrainian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: coronavirus, fake news

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