India’s Covid-19 crisis gives rise to strange remedies

India’s Covid-19 crisis gives rise to strange remedies

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  • Date: 15-May-2021
  • Source: The National
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Country: Gulf
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India’s Covid-19 crisis gives rise to strange remedies

From worshipping a “corona goddess” to bathing in cow dung, Indians are being offered a host of unproven and unconventional ways to survive a deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The coronavirus has infected more than 24 million people in India so far and killed more than 266,000, most of them since a rapid spread that began in March.

With hospitals and clinics struggling to cope with the hundreds of thousands of new cases each day, the crisis has led many in India’s deeply conservative and religious society to either seek divine help or resort to a slew of alternative remedies based

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