Coronavirus is present in almost every corner of the world. More than 8 million people have been affected by the virus across the globe and India itself has 3 lakh or more confirmed cases, which has made the search for a cure and vaccine the need of the hour.
During such a period, there have been numerous “cures” doing the rounds on social media; none of which have really worked.
Medical experts have constantly advised citizens to follow preventive measures inclusive of following social distancing, maintaining proper hygiene, washing hands, and always wearing face masks, while the search for a cure to combat the virus is on. However, recently, Patanjali Ayurved, run by Yoga guru Ramdev, has overstated the discovery of a cure for the virus with a success rate of 80%!
Acharya Balkrishna, CEO of Patanjali, has stated that the results of their clinical trial will be shared soon, and those patients treated by the so-called cure, have been tested negative. In a program aired by India TV, Ramdev further claims that a 100% recovery was seen in patients who had consumed “Coronil”, the Patanjali medicine, that was made using various Ayurvedic elements like Giloy, Ashwagandha, and Tulsi.
This news has made Indians turn to Google and conduct an in-depth search on the claim made by Patanjali. Other than India, the other two countries to see a rise in the interest of coronavirus medicine, are the USA and Nepal, thereby making Patanjali top the search engines even in these countries.
However, a flip side to this interest in the cure by Patanjali is the rising tension between the countries, India and Nepal, post the recent firing of Nepal Border Police which has led to the death of a civilian and left two injured. This has led to netizens chanting the boycott of Patanjali due to the roots of Acharya Balkrishna, the CEO of Patanjali who was born to Sumitra Devi and Jay Vallabh in Nepal.