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Combatting coronavirus misinformation

23 March 2020

No – drinking cow urine won’t alleviate Covid-19 symptoms.

According to reporting from Gulf News and the BBC, a MP from India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Suman Haripriya, suggested that cow urine could be used against the coronavirus. A different Hindu Nationalist group held a cow-urine drinking event in Delhi to promote its use in combatting the virus.

However, Dr Shailendra Saxena of the Indian Virological Society told BBC News, “there is no medical evidence to show that cow urine has anti-viral characteristics.”

Read more about this story on BBC News and on Gulf News.


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