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“Don’t Shy Away From Mud”: BJP MP’s “Advice” On Boosting Immunity

The coronavirus, which has contaminated over 48.four lakh individuals in India alone, together with almost 80,000 deaths

New Delhi:

As pharma firms world wide pour billions into scientific analysis within the hopes of growing a viable Covid vaccine, a BJP MP from Rajasthan has supplied up some quite weird concepts for cover from the infectious virus.

These embrace sitting in moist mud, getting soaked within the rain and blowing a conch. They don’t, in accordance with him, embrace medicines prescribed by medical doctors.

In a video posted to his Facebook web page on August 13, Sukhbir Singh Jaunpuria, the MP from Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur, is seen sitting cross-legged, topless and lined in moist mud, in an open area, in about six to eight inches of very muddy water.

“I believe if your lungs (and) kidneys are clean it boosts immunity…blowing conch shells helps boost immunity. Taking medicines does not boost your immunity. (Instead) get wet in the rain, don’t shy away from mud, take a walk, go cycling… and do it all to boost your immunity,” Mr Jaunpuria claims.

“Even when the coronavirus outbreak started, I had put out a video. I am able to blow the conch shells for two minutes after regular practice… earlier I could do it only for about 10 to 20 seconds,” he continues.

As he disperses this recommendation the MP is holding a conch in his proper hand.

As the video performs out, Mr Jaunpuria then will get up from the mud (he’s sporting solely a towel round his waist) and walks throughout the sphere to some shrubs and a tree. He plucks and eats the leaves of the plant, suggesting that consuming a juice made out of the leaves will even increase immunity.

The coronavirus, which has contaminated over 48 lakh individuals in India (and killed almost 80,000), has individuals apprehensive and searching for assist and knowledge on doable vaccines, cures and methods to keep away from an infection.

Medical specialists have burdened that the most effective measures embrace social distancing, working towards correct cough and sneeze hygiene (together with safely disposing tissues) and frequent washing of arms with cleaning soap or disinfectant.

There isn’t any recognized vaccine for COVID-19, though testing is underway to develop one; a candidate developed by the University of Oxford and pharma big AstraZeneca is among the many extra promising ones.

The pandemic has additionally elicited some bizarre solutions from politicians within the nation, together with Ashwini Choubey, the Union Minister of State for Health.

In March, when India had fewer than 200 circumstances, Mr Choubey mentioned that sitting for within the solar for 15 minutes might “improve immunity and kill coronavirus”. Cow urine (and cow dung) have additionally been supplied as cures for the novel coronavirus by an Assam BJP legislator contained in the state Assembly.

In July one other Union Minister – Arjun Ram Meghwal – claimed that consuming a specific model of papad would develop coronavirus anti-bodies.

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