On Monday, a video of doctors claiming that malaria drug is the coronavirus cure made 14 million views. It went viral as a Trump and Madonna re-posted the controversial video supporting the claim.
The group of doctors called themselves as America’s Frontline Doctors. They argue that there is already a cure for COVID-19 that is already been there for a while. They are talking about hydroxychloroquine, which has been a cure for malaria. However, their claim goes against what the World Health Organization is telling the people.
And, on Tuesday, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube deleted the video. They stated that the content of the video is imposing fake news and misinformation about the virus.
Even when the people are telling that the theory is not true, President Trump defended the doctor on Tuesday. Trump said that he used the malaria drug for 14 days, and there is no sign of dangerous effects like WHO claims. He even praised the doctor, saying that she is “impressive." Also adding that “many doctors think that it's extremely successful.”
However, it is not only the US President who supports this kind of theory but also Madonna. Amidst the warning against the controversial conspiracy theory, Madonna showed her utmost support for the doctors. She posted the video twice to her account even after it was turned down by the social media platforms the day after.
“The truth will set us free! But some people don’t want to hear the truth,” she stated.
Madonna praised and even called the doctor who has a history of believing out of this world theories named Dr. Stella Immanuel, her “hero”. She also said that those “people in power” are mostly the ones who don’t want to hear the truth.
“They would rather let fear control them and let the rich get richer, and the poor and sick get sicker,” she added on her deleted post by Instagram.
The son of the US president also re-posted the video and got suspended from using social media for several days. Millions of people have watched the video, and it adds up to their what if's lists. What's the truth behind the video? No one knows until it is proven. Ideas will remain theories until there is enough evidence to support the claim.