Amidst the rising Coronavirus cases, a post is being shared on different social media sites with a claim that Russia has performed an autopsy on COVID-19 victims and have found a remedy for treating the disease. It also makes several claims about the virus’s nature, how it is being treated, among others.
The text of the post reads, “Russia has become the first country in the world to perform an autopsy (post-mortem) for a Covid-19 corpse. After a thorough investigation, it was discovered that Covid-19 does not exist as a virus, but rather a bacterium that has been exposed to radiation and causes human death by coagulation in the blood….READ MORE”
NewsMobile did a fact check and found that all the claims in the post are FAKE.
Claim #1: Covid 19 is not a virus, but a bacteria
We found that World Health Organisation (WHO) on its website has clarified that the virus that causes COVID-19 is from a family of viruses called Coronaviridae. It has stated that it is NOT a bacteria.
Claim #2: Coronavirus can be cured with antibiotics and Aspirin
We found another post by WHO that explained that COVID-19 cannot be cured with antibiotics. It explained that since Coronavirus is a virus, antibiotics cannot be used as a means of prevention or treatment.
The Press Information Bureau (PIB) also debunked the claim and said that Coronavirus is a virus and cannot be treated with Aspirin.
A viral #WhatsApp forward claims that #COVID19 is a bacteria that causes intravascular coagulation (thrombosis) and can be cured with aspirin.#PIBFactCheck: This claim is #Fake. COVID-19 is a virus and currently, there is no licensed medication available yet.#Unite2FightCorona pic.twitter.com/g2juuqwgLy
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) October 31, 2020
Claim #3: Covid-19 disease cause blood clotting which leads to death
While there have been cases of blood clotting in Coronavirus patients, it is not the only or the major cause of death in COVID-19 patients. As per a study published in The Lancet having comorbidities like hypertension and diabetes were the reason behind most deaths.
Claim #4: Russian doctors did not use ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients after the discovery
Earlier, NewsMobile debunked a similar claim, where a similar message was shared in the name of Italy.
Hence, based on the above information, it can be stated that the various claims made in the post are Fake.
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