Ramdev credits yoga & Ayurveda for India’s low COVID fatality & higher recovery rate

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Ramdev credits yoga & Ayurveda for India's low COVID fatality & higher recovery rate - We The World Magazine
Flag hoisting ceremony at Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar (Image courtesy of Patanjali Ayurved via Twitter)

Yog-guru and terrific businessperson Baba Ramdev of Patanjali Ayurveda credits yoga and traditional Indian medicine for India’s high recovery rate and the lower death toll from the novel coronavirus.

Speaking to reports from the Patanjali Yog Peeth in Haridwar, while hoisting the Indian national flag for the 74th Independence Day, Ramdev said: “In this country, people are doing yoga.

They are using traditional methods to fight against COVID-19. This is the reason we have a higher recovery rate and it is improving with every passing day,” ANI reports.

Earlier last month, the yoga-guru and the MD of Patanjali Ayurved Acharya Balkrishna claimed they have made what they called an Ayurvedic coronavirus treatment called Coronil, emphasizing it is not an immunity booster but a mainstream treatment for the novel virus, which had so far infected more than 20 million globally.

His claim was promptly met with dissent with the country’s alternative-medicine Ministry, AYUSH immediately ordered the company to stop promoting the product a ‘cure for the virus.

A criminal complaint was also filed against the two proponents of Coronil for allegedly misleading the public and endangering the lives of lakhs of people with their unproven claim for a coronavirus cure.

After a series of media and public fiasco, Baba Ramdev and Balkrishna took a U-turn and started to uphold their Coronil kit as an ‘immunity boosting’ Indian traditional medicine.

So far, there is no clear vaccine for the novel coronavirus available that is approved by the WHO and other leading healthcare bodies.

Russia claims to have developed the first COVID-19 vaccine in the world but was met with international criticism for its efficacy, having skipped the vital Phase III clinical trial.

Speaking to the media on Friday, Ramdev vouched for his Coronil kit as a immunity booster with no side-effects after he was asked what he thinks about the recent Russian vaccine, which he said must be checked for side-effects.