22:42 GMT12 August 2020
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    The Cameroon-born Houston pediatrician has been in the media spotlight since Trump retweeted her video where she claimed hydroxychloroquine was a cure for the coronavirus - a claim the US president has been touting himself. The video, also posted on Facebook, has been deleted from both platforms for spreading falsehoods.

    Doctor Stella Immanuel from Texas, whose support for hydroxychloroquine as a cure for COVID-19 was backed by US President Trump, has lashed out at Facebook for deleting her videos on the subject, warning in her Twitter account that the site will face a scourge "in the name of Jesus".

    In the now-deleted video, the doctor alleged that COVID-19 patients have been effectively cured with the help of hydroxychloroquine. She also claimed that mask-wearing and lockdowns were unnecessary. President Trump retweeted the video, but the footage was taken down by the social media platform.

    According to the Daily Beast, the doctor has had a history of making questionable statements, including her belief that some gynecological problems could develop due to sexual intercourse with witches and demons while dreaming.

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    Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), coronavirus, COVID-19, Trump
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