Sri Lankan health minister tests positive for Covid-19 after endorsing sorcery

Agence France Presse 01/23/2021

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s health minister, who publicly endorsed sorcery and magic potions to stop surging coronavirus infections in the island, has tested positive and will self-isolate, officials said Saturday. Pavithra Wanniarachchi had publicly consumed…

WHO cautions against use of Madagascar anti-virus potion


The World Health Organization on Thursday advised governments to clinically test a herbal drink touted by Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina as a remedy against coronavirus. The Covid-Organics infusion is derived from artemisia — a plant with proven…

The healing hands of a hilot

Izobelle T. Pulgo 04/15/2017

Suhi by birth. Maria Dear Faunillan is one of them. She came out of her mother’s womb feet first, instead of the usual head first. But her unusual entry to the world comes with the ability to…

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