8.48 p.m., July 29, 2020
The online service Instagram deleted a post by the pop star Madonna in which the singer misleading information about an alleged Corona-Heilmittel had spread. In the video posted by Madonna, the controversial Texas doctor Stella Immanuel praises the malaria remedy Hydroxychloroquine as a miracle cure against coronaviruses.
False claims about Corona
A video shared by Madonna, which was also distributed by US President Donald Trump, among others, was removed because it “made false claims about healing and prevention methods for Covid-19,” said a spokeswoman for the online service Facebook, said Instagram heard on Wednesday. In her post, Madonna also claimed to her 15.4 million followers that a proven corona vaccine had been available for months. However, this was kept secret “so that the rich get richer and the poor and sick get sick”.
Only on Tuesday, the online network Twitter deleted several posts by Trump with the Immanuel video, because they “violated our policy on misinformation about Covid-19”. Immanuel says in the video recorded on Monday, among other things: “Nobody has to get sick. This virus has a cure – it’s called hydroxychloroquine.” However, there is no evidence of efficacy of the malaria drug against the coronavirus-induced disease Covid-19.
Immanuel also railed in the video against wearing protective masks in the fight against the pandemic and other corona requirements.
Long list of bizarre beliefs
Research into Immanuel’s earlier statements reveal a long list of bizarre and unscientific beliefs. Among other things, she blames sex with evil spirits for gynecological problems and believes that the US government is led by “reptiles”. She also believes that marriage between gays leads adults to marry children.