Madonna is backing a series of false claims.
The “Express Yourself” singer posted a viral video on Tuesday (July 28) showing a group making unsubstantiated claims about coronavirus, including Stella Immanuel, who has a history of making outlandish claims, including that endometriosis is caused by sex with demons.
“The truth will set us all Free! But some people dont want to hear the truth. Especially the people in power who stand to make money from this long drawn out search for a vaccine Which has been proven and has been available for months. They would rather let fear control them and let the rich get richer and the poor and sick get sicker. This woman is my hero 🙏🏼 Thank you Stella Immanuel,” Madonna wrote.
Instagram also displayed a “False Information” warning before the Madonna post can be viewed, citing facts to correct the post, including that there is no cure yet for COVID-19.
Her post was originally taken down, and then reuploaded hours later.
The video shows a group calling itself America”;s Frontline Doctors in front of the Supreme Court, claiming that neither masks nor shutdowns are necessary to fight the pandemic. It was live-streamed by Breitbart and viewed more than 14 million times, as well as being promoted by President Donald Trump before being deleted.
Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have removed the videos. Twitter told The Washington Post that they were “;in violation of our covid-19 misinformation policy.”;
“;There is no known cure for the novel coronavirus or the disease it causes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. Multiple studies have disputed claims that antimalarial and antiviral drugs such as hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin and chloroquine can help treat or even prevent the coronavirus. Last month, the FDA revoked an emergency approval that allowed doctors to prescribe hydroxychloroquine to covid-19 patients even though the treatment was untested,” the news outlet adds.
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