On June 3, 2020, the New York Times published an opinion entitled “There’s No Home Remedy for Coronavirus Lies,” written by Dr. Adnan Hirad, who recently received an M.D. and Ph.D. in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Dr. Hirad claimed that Somalians were consuming garlic and black seed oil to fight COVID-19. He urged them not to use these home remedies because they are a lie. There is no scientific evidence that they work.
According to Dr. Hirad, Somalians eat garlic and black seed oil regularly. They are homeopathic remedies and will only give people a false sense of invincibility, nothing else.
Dr. Hirad also stated that the only hope the world has to fight COVID-19 is with a vaccine. In other words, this Ph.D. doctor is saying we are all doomed unless they make a vaccine to fight COVID-19.
Let us examine if what Dr. Hirad stated is correct. First, we are going to take a look at the COVID-19 Stats for Somalia. They are going to shock you!
COVID-19 stats for Somalia
These are the COVID-19 stats for the USA and Somalia as of June 30, 2020:
- Somalia’s population is 15,886,799.
- They have 2,904 total of COVID-19 cases.
- They have a total of 90 deaths from COVID-19.
Somalia’s population is about two times bigger when compared to New York City. Also, Somalia is considered a Third World Country. Yet, they appear to be fighting COVID-19 remarkably better than the well-industrialized nations of the world.
Yes, those nations that have intelligent doctors, such as Dr. Hirad. He got his Ph.D. at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, which is located in New York State.
The question then is, how is Somalia preventing COVID-19 infections and deaths? It is practically non-existent there.
If garlic and black seed oil don’t work, then what is making Somalia impervious to COVID-19? According to Dr. Hirad, when Somalians take garlic and black seed oil, they will feel invincible. Is he saying that it’s a placebo effect?
Can Garlic Help Fight COVID-19?
There is scientific evidence that suggests garlic works against COVID-19, and the study considered it as a valuable source to help prevent COVID-19.
Can Black Seed Oil Help Fight COVID-19?
I mainly did my own study for specific countries that use black seed oil as a staple food in their diets. The countries I studied in my two previous articles all had very low death counts throughout the pandemic.
Now we can add Somalia to the list. If black seed oil does not have any effect against COVID-19, then we have millions of people in Somalia all suffering from a placebo effect. This is unlikely and scientifically unsound.
The COVID-19 Vaccine
Dr, Hirad mentions that the only way to fight COVID-19 will be with a vaccine. First and foremost, what vaccine? Where is it? Is the world supposed to wait for a vaccine that is unlikely to be created, let alone by January 2021?
Let us pretend that a miracle does happen, and a vaccine is created by January 2021, how does Dr. Hirad know that it will work? Just because a scientific entity says a quickly-made vaccine will work, it does not make it so. Let me explain.
Swine Flu Vaccine Of 1976
On March 24, 1976, President Gerald Ford had been informed by his health advisors that there was going to be a pandemic-like virus emerging from the “Swine Flu.”
He was urged that he had to act fast to avoid millions of people from dying. The only way to prevent the oncoming slaughter was to vaccinate everyone in the USA.
On April 15, 1976, a law was passed by Congress that it would provide $135 million towards the swine flu vaccine program.
Big Pharma was reluctant to provide the vaccines unless they were given 100% liability protection.
Congress agreed and passed a law in August 1976. The law made clear that any damages incurred by anyone after taking the vaccine could only sue the Government and not the companies that made the vaccines.
The vaccines were ready to go and made in super-fast time. On October 1, 1976, the first injection was given. The FDA approved all the vaccines for use as being safe.
On October 11, 1976, three people died of heart complications immediately after taking the flu vaccine. In all, over 40 million people got vaccinated with this quickly-made vaccine.
On December 16, 1976, the vaccine was quickly discontinued because it had killed many people and also paralyzed many with a disease called Guillain-Barré Syndrome.
The point of this scenario is that the FDA, the experts, approved the quickly-made vaccines as safe for use, but they were WRONG! And who is to say that this will not happen with a sped-up creation of a COVID-19 vaccine?
Efficient and safe vaccines take years to make, not months. AND THIS IS A KNOWN FACT IN THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY.
It is evident that Dr. Hirad is wrong about his assessment that garlic and black seed oil are not working to fight COVID-19. The COVID-19 stats for Somalia speak for themselves.
Does Dr. Hirad want Somalia to do the same thing the USA is doing?
As of today, June 30, 2020, COVID-19 cases in the USA are on the rise again. As for Somalia, they have completely stopped.
So, I respectfully ask, who is wrong here, the Somalians or Dr. Hirad?