By Amechi Idumuebor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Dr. Stella Immanuel, the American based Cameroonian medical practitioner, who in a recent online video claimed that a cocktail of Hydroxychloroquine, Zinc and Zithromax could cure COVID-19, has a controversy strewn past.
According to a report by the Houston Chronicle, the mother of Leslie Norvell, one of Stella’s patients, alleged that in 2019 Immanuel ignored complaints that a meth needle had broken off in her daughter’s arm, choosing instead to prescribe medication for her rather than an x-ray, resulting in her death from a flesh-eating infection. Stella was said to have escaped prosecution because she moved to Houston in between treating Norvell and the pressing of charges against her.
Dr. Immanuel also raised eyebrows when she suggested that cysts and endometriosis in women were consequences of having sex with demons.
The Nigerian trained medical practitioner recently stirred the hornet’s nest when she stood before the Supreme Court building in Washington DC, while flanked by other doctors, to proclaim that a combination of hydroxychloroquine, Zinc and Zithromax was the cure for COVID-19 and could also be used as preventive therapy, adding that that she had successfully treated over 350 patients with the combination.
Immanuel’s claim was immediately attacked by members of the scientific community for spreading falsehood as the potency of Hydroxychloquine as an antidote for COVID-19 was unproven, while another school of thought aligned to President Donald Trump’s camp, hailed her for her bravery.
President Trump has lauded Immanuel for her “impressive” show of courage, saying she had confirmed what he had always advocated.