Covid-19 'na diabolic religious combat'

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Dr Stella Immanuel biography

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Dr Stella Immanuel

About Covid-19
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). It was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei, China, and has resulted in an ongoing pandemic. The first confirmed case has been traced back to 17 November 2019 in Hubei. As of 28 July 2020, more than 16.6 million cases have been reported across 188 countries and territories, resulting in more than 657,000 deaths. More than 9.64 million people have recovered.Common symptoms include fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, and loss of smell and taste. While the majority of cases result in mild symptoms, some progress to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) possibly precipitated by cytokine storm, multi-organ failure, septic shock, and blood clots. The time from exposure to onset of symptoms is typically around five days, but may range from two to fourteen days.The virus is primarily spread between people during close contact, most often via small droplets produced by coughing, sneezing, and talking. The droplets usually fall to the ground or onto surfaces rather than travelling through air over long distances. Transmission may also occur through smaller droplets that are able to stay suspended in the air for longer periods of time. Less commonly, people may become infected by touching a contaminated surface and then touching their face. It is most contagious during the first three days after the onset of symptoms, although spread is possible before symptoms appear, and from people who do not show symptoms. The standard method of diagnosis is by real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) from a nasopharyngeal swab. Chest CT imaging may also be helpful for diagnosis in individuals where there is a high suspicion of infection based on symptoms and risk factors; however, guidelines do not recommend using CT imaging for routine screening.Recommended measures to prevent infection include frequent hand washing, maintaining physical distance from others (especially from those with symptoms), quarantine (especially for those with symptoms), covering coughs, and keeping unwashed hands away from the face. The use of cloth face coverings such as a scarf or a bandana has been recommended by health officials in public settings to minimise the risk of transmissions, with some authorities requiring their use. Health officials also stated that medical-grade face masks, such as N95 masks, should be used only by healthcare workers, first responders, and those who directly care for infected individuals.There are no vaccines nor specific antiviral treatments for COVID-19. Management involves the treatment of symptoms, supportive care, isolation, and experimental measures. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID‑19 outbreak a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March 2020. Local transmission of the disease has occurred in most countries across all six WHO regions.

Covid-19 'na diabolic spiritual battle'

About 'na

Informate don dey comot about who Dr Stella Immanuel be, why she comot to tok about hydroxychloroquine and who di group wey she bin dey wit be.

Earlier, we bin report say big-big social media companies like Facebook and Twitter don comot one trending video of Dr Stella wia she tok about how she treat pipo wit hydroxychloroquine, di melecine wey World Health Organisation declare say no dey work ontop Covid-19 patients.

Covid-19 'na diabolic spiritual battle'

But BBC Pidgin don torchlight one oda video ontop YouTube wey be like di part two of press conference wey Dr Stella and some oda doctors bin show for.

Di video show different-different doctors comot to tok including Dr Stella wey introduce herself as pastor and “God warrior princess”.

“Dis disease, dis pandemic big pass Gilead, e big pass democrats and republicans, na diabolic, spiritual battle. And sometimes we need to fight spiritual battles spiritually,” Dr Stella bin declare.

“Di pipo behind am na pipo wey no get di good of humanity for mind”.

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Who Dr Stella Immanuel be?

Inside di part two of di conference video wey trend (e dey available as di time we write dis tori), Dr Stella say be Cameroon citizen wey train for neighbour kontri Nigeria and she enta America for 1992. She also tok say she don dey US for “30 years”.

  • Her full name na Stella Gwandiku-Ambe Immanuel and she be around 55 years old
  • Attend Cameroon Protestant College wey be boarding secondary school for Bali, Northwest of Cameroon
  • Study medicine for University of Calabar (class of 1990)
  • According to her, she move to US for 1992
  • She get daughter wey also train as doctor, she graduate from Baylor University and University of Westminster
  • Begin career Paediatric Clinic for Louisiana
  • According to document of one court case, around 2006 she operate and own Rapha Medical and Therapeutic Clinic for Lousiana
  • She be pastor and founder of Fire Power Ministries for Houston, Texas. According to dia social media profile, dem dey do “deliverance, prayer and spiritual warfare”
  • She don write 5 books wey dey Amazon under di name Dr Stella Immanuel
  • She also write one book wit oda pastors of Nigeria-based Mountain of Fire Ministries church and anoda book under her former name “Stella Gwandiku-Tita”
  • For 2019 she begin work for Rehoboth Medical Centre, wey she also own
Dr Stella Immanuel biography

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Facebook profile of Dr Stella Immanuel

America Frontline Doctors

Dem doctors wey tanda wit Dr Stella call demsef America Frontline Doctors (AGF) and dem be group of medical professionals wey dey take strong eye look wetin oda scientists don agree about di pandemic.

E be like say Dr Stella follow as dia member, as she wear coat with di joinbodi logo and tok for di conference wey dem organise on 27 July.

Dr Stella Immanuel biography: Website of America Frontline Doctors

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Earlier on 28 July di website of America Frontline Doctors bin dey work, but by afternoon e don disappear wit dia videos join

Tea Party Patriots, wey be conservative political joinbodi wey dey push for President Trump re-election, tanda gidigba to give di conference support.

For May, America Frontline Doctors founder Simone Gold, bin organise letter to Oga Trump wia im ask am to end di lockdown rules.

Ralph Norman, wey bi Republican member of di House of Representatives, bin dey with di doctors when dem deliver dia press conference wey tok about di success of hydroxychloroquine as treatment of dia Covid-19 patients.

Hydroxychloroquine conspiracy dey?

For dia conference, one AGF medical doctor accuse big pharmaceutical companies say dem dey fear to lose money because dem sabi say hydroxychloroquine dey work.

“We don hear of study wey dem do for Nigeria, India, Portugal, Italy wia dem use am [hydroxychloroquine] as prevention, e work for every case and e especially work when dem use am early… na wetin dey fear dis companies be that… dem go lose plenty money,” Dr Richard Urso bin tok.

Plenty serious debate don dey ontop social media recently about hydroxychloroquine. World Health Organisation don tok say dem torchlight say di melecine no work for Covid-19.

Di debate ginger sotay e divide Americans ontop politics, as those wey support hydroxychloroquine say President Trump support am, and those wey no want Trump na di pipo wey no want make di world sabi say di melecine wey work.

Dr Stella Immanuel biography

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Dr Stella Immanuel

For statement to BBC News, Twitter say: “Tweets wit di video dey in violation of our Covid-19 misinformation policy. We are taking action in line with our policy here.”

“We don remove dis video for sharing false information about cures and treatments for Covid-19,” Facebook tell BBC, confaming say e ey also remove oda versions of di video.

YouTube tell BBC: “We don remove di video for violating our Covid-19 misinformation policies.”

BBC News also approach Breitbart, di White House and America’s Frontline Doctors for comment.