Japarov’s press secretary claimed the president had taken down the posts himself, but Facebook said they were deleted because of harmful “false information”.
On April 15, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov posted about the coronavirus epidemic on Facebook. In that post, he announced that Kyrgyzstan had found an “effective” treatment for COVID-19: Uu Korgoshun, literally “poison lead” and the Kyrgyz name for aconite root, also known as root. Issyk-Kul is locally but more widely known as wolf baits, a poison.
As of April 19, the post was deleted by Facebook, which provides a statement for RFE / RL: “We removed this post because we did not allow anyone, including elected officials, to share false information that could result in imminent physical injury or the spread of claims. is incorrect about how to treat or prevent COVID-19. ”
Japarov’s press secretary claimed that the president had deleted the posts himself.
Kyrgyz Health Minister Alymkadyr Beishenaliev during a press conference on April 16 promoted treatments and sipping from a cup believed to contain aconite root extract, to prove. “You need to drink it hot, and in two or three days a positive PCR test result goes away and the person immediately gets better.” He warned that drinking cold water could lead to dead. According to Beishenaliev, even during hot treatment, eating ice cream can be fatal.
The World Health Organization added immediate criticism, saying “A drug that has not undergone a clinical trial cannot be registered and recommended for widespread use in the general population.”
However, Beishenaliev doubled the gap.
I said 24kg on Monday, “No poisoning or side effects, because we choose the dosage by ourselves.” He goes on to claim that aconite root has been used around the world for many treatments. Beishenaliev also said he spoke with Russian scientists, who clearly supported the treatment.
As 24kg was noted shortly after the health minister quoted, “It is known that no scientific studies on this treatment method have been performed. Furthermore, aconite is a very poisonous and lethal plant.
A 2009 paper “Wild plants (especially the roots and tubers) are extremely toxic,” says in Clinical Toxicology. Severe aconite poisoning can occur after accidentally ingesting wild plants or taking herbal decoctions made from aconite root. The article states that the root is used in traditional Chinese medicine, but after processing it becomes less toxic. “However, overuse of recommended dosage and improper processing will increase the risk of poisoning”.
In the first commercial about the concoction, according to AFP, Beishenaliev claims that Japarov, before being released from prison during the October turmoil, successfully treated “thousands of prisoners” with this solution.
Japarov has risen from prisoner to president and last week saw his favorite super-presidential constitution passed in a referendum. Beishenaliev’s comments contributed to the growing Japarov as the one who offered all the solutions to all of Kyrgyzstan’s problems. Never mind the science that validates his proposed treatment using a known poison.
According to state statistics, Kyrgyzstan recorded 92,095 COVID-19 infections, with 1,555 deaths. This country is just nearby vaccination campaign starts with free doses of vaccine Sinopharm China provided.