The Texas-based doctor praised by President Trump after she alleged hydroxychloroquine can cure COVID-19 is doubling down on her controversial claim.
On Thursday, Dr Stella Immanuel, 55, was interviewed by The Houston Chronicle outside her office in the city where she once again endorsed the experimental drug.
‘We have not lost one patient yet,’ Immanuel told the publication, adding that she has used hydroxychloroquine treated over 400 people stricken with COVID-19 – including asthmatics, diabetics and the elderly.
She says there have been studies that show the drug’s efficacy, but believes they are being deliberately suppressed by big pharma, who stand to profit off future treatments for the illness.
‘Whenever we have two or three studies that show it works, there’s always studies that come out and knock it down. It’s fake science. They’re going to allow people to die so that they can sell vaccines and $5000 drugs. It’s diabolic,’ she stated.
Dr Stella Immanuel, 55, doubled down on her controversial claim that hydroxychloroquine can cure COVID-19 in a new interview with The Houston Chronicle
Meanwhile, Immanuel also hit headlines for claiming that gynecological problems like cysts and endometriosis are caused by people having sex in their dreams with demons and witches.
She reiterated those beliefs to The Houston Chronicle.
‘I’m a demon buster. Yes, demons sleep with people. Yes, if you pray for them they get better,’ she told the newspaper.
Immanuel – was born in Cameroon and did her medical training in Nigeria – also has several other unorthodox medical opinions.
She claims people are being injected with alien DNA and believes the Magic 8-Ball toy is in fact a scheme to get children used to witchcraft. ‘
Immnauel also runs a church, and infuses spirituality into her practice.
Her Fire Power Ministries church is set up in a strip mall next door to her clinic in Houston.
The church’s ‘beliefs’ section on their website – which has now been taken down – says they are against ‘unmarried couples living together, homosexuality, bestiality, polygamy, etc.,’ Heavy reported.
Stella Immanuel shot to fame in a video touting a discredited COVID-19 cure
Donald Trump on Monday night tweeted her video, before it was removed from social media
However, it’s Immanuel’s views on hydroxychloroquine that catapulted her into the national spotlight.
On Monday, President Donald Trump and his son, Donald Jr., retweeted a video of the doctor appearing in Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress.
In the video – which has since been removed by Facebook, YouTube and Twitter – she attacks ‘fake doctors’ who doubt the efficacy of the drug, and claimed it’s a ‘cure’, adding ‘you don’t need a mask.’
‘If some fake science comes out and says we’ve done studies and they found out that it doesn’t work, I can tell you categorically it’s fake science,’ she said.
‘I want to know who’s conducted that study and who’s behind it. Because there is no way I have treat 350 patients and counting and nobody is dead.’
She said she has treated patients with hydroxychloroquine along with zinc, and the antibiotic zithromax.
Donald Trump Jr was also impressed by her speech, noting on Twitter that it was ‘a must-watch’.
Immanuel preaches sermons about homosexuality, aliens, and vaccine conspiracy theories