VICE News Reports
VICE News Reports
Oct 15, 2020
Alternative Medicine, Politicized
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As India’s health professionals battle the spread of COVID-19, some political leaders claim traditional medicine systems can cure the coronavirus. VICE’s Senior Staff Writer Pallavi Pundir reports on how nationalistic fervor for traditional medicine, fake credentialed doctors, and misinformation are gaining momentum in India and making matters worse.

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