We’ve heard about hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, and betadine, and who knows what else, but now we hit a new low (don’t worry, the bottom keeps receding and they’ll find something else). Another approach to battling COVID-19 is to eat…poop. Cow poop.
A video of a Dr. Manoj Mittal from Haryana, India, has been making the social media rounds. This video showed him walking among cows and then poop there is. He picked up from the ground what appeared to be a handful cow dung. He then selected a piece, put it into his mouth, and began chewing. Here’s a tweet with the video:
Eating cow dung! I hope this is a fake video. pic.twitter.com/YyPqYupFWF
— Zafarul-Islam Khan (@khan_zafarul) November 16, 2021
This is associated with Hindu religious beliefs, so it probably won’t be popular here in the US. I hope.
The letter described how “the Hindu religious system places great value on the products of cows. They believe that the byproducts of cows such as dung, ghee, milk, curd, and urine are purifying agents.” They wrote how “many people are consuming cow dung and urine under branded ‘cow dung therapy’ for Covid cure.” The letter continued by saying, “Some members of the Hindu nationalist party demanded that cow urine and dung can prevent and cure Covid-19. Therefore, the Indian superstitious, fanatic politicians and some other leaders disseminating the propagation that cow dung can cure Covid-19 among the general religious population.” This is all despite the lack of real scientific evidence supporting the use of either cow dung or cow urine against Covid-19.
Christians, at least, don’t believe any of that. They think they can cure everything with prayer, which would actually taste like shit in my mouth, so I’ll duck out of that delusion, too.