Politician Who Claimed MUD BATHS, Blowing Conch Shells Made Him Immune Now Tests Positive for COVID-19

Politician Who Claimed MUD BATHS, Blowing Conch Shells Made Him Immune Now Tests Positive for COVID-19

Politician Who Claimed MUD BATHS, Blowing Conch Shells Made Him Immune Now Tests Positive for COVID-19
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A politician from India who advised people to have mud baths and blow conch shells to get immune from COVID-19 has now tested positive for the virus.

According to a Gulf News report, Sukhbir Jaunapuria is one of the reported 24 Members of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on September 14 this year who tested positive for COVID-19.

A month prior to the results, his video went viral on his Facebook page. In the video, the man was blowing a conch shell while sitting in a pool of mud. He also bit off leaves from random shrubs.

He later on explained that blowing a conch shell and bathing in the mud will “build up immunity against the coronavirus.”

Politician Who Claimed MUD BATHS, Blowing Conch Shells Made Him Immune Now Tests Positive for COVID-19
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In the same video, he sat in the middle of fire to improve his immunity. He also encouraged people to get wet in the rain, stop using air conditioners, and reduce eating food cooked on gas to protect them from the virus.

While Mr. Jaunapuria’s video went viral, he was not the first politician in India to give bizarre, unproven advice to prevent COVID-19.

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Recently, Madhya Pradesh Minister Imarti Devi said she will not get the virus because she was born in cow dung and mud.

Meanwhile, Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal in July promoted a cracker made of lentils. He claimed it has ingredients that help build antibodies against the virus. He later on tested positive for COVID-19.