Hydroxychloroquine, The Viral Doctor That’s Praising it, and The Truth

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There’s a video that has gone viral and circling the web of a Houston doctor who gave a speech praising the effects of the drug hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 patients. She goes on to say that face masks aren’t necessary to stop transmission of the highly contagious coronavirus and says that it has worked with people having pre-existing conditions. The short video has garnered tens of millions of views on Facebook in as little as 24 hours. Donald Trump Jr. declared the video a “must watch,” and President Trump himself retweeted the video.

So what’s the truth about hydroxychloroquine and this doctor?

Well, what we found out is that the doctor is Stella Immanuel and is a registered physician in Texas, according to a Texas Medical Board database. She operates a medical clinic out of a strip mall next to her church, Firepower Ministries. She’s apparently a pediatrician and a religious minister, who has a history of making bizarre claims about medical issues. She has often claimed that gynecological problems like cysts and endometriosis are in fact caused by people having sex in their dreams with demons and witches.