Maduro’s ‘miracle’ treatment for COVID-19 draws skeptics

first_imgCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro appears to be counting on yet another “miracle” to save his citizens from COVID-19. He’s promoting a secretive solution with no published scientific evidence he claims will conquer the new coronavirus. Maduro said on television over the weekend that “it’s a powerful antiviral” that neutralizes the coronavirus. But his government has released no evidence and he’s touted other ephemeral treatments in the past. He even kept secret the name of the person behind it. Scientists at home and abroad remained skeptical. The local National Academy of Medicine said it appeared be derived from the common herb thyme.last_img

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