By Fridah Okachi.
As Kenya continues to fight with the fourth wave which is Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, most of misleading information are being shared on whatsapp and Facebook encouraging people to use steam week method as a method of curing covid 19.
A whatsapp post with a claim from DR. N.N KANNAPPAN MADURAI that “The hot water you drink is good for your throat. But this Coronavirus is hidden behind the Paranasal sinus of your nose for 3 to 4 days. According to doctors, Covid -19 can be killed by inhaling steam from the nose and mouth, eliminating the Coronavirus.
According to Dr. Moses masika A VIOROLIGIST at university of Nairobi has refuted the claims saying that using steam week method once per day can’t heal the covid 19 as stated in the message. However stating that the corona virus are in cell but not Coronavirus is hidden behind the Paranasal sinus
Doctor Moses Masika has added that if anyone is using a steam week method is for leisure. Dr. Moses Masika has said that anyone with love with steam can use the favorable temperature but he or she should avoid using high temperature steam that can cause harm to them.
According to Dagoretti residents have said that most of them understand use of lemon and water helps a lot on throat soar. Lilian mwenda a residents from Dagoretti “I use warm water to treat sore throat during this time of pandemic.
The vaccine constraints we were facing as a country are now fading away as the government meet its target of vaccinating 10 million people by December as pledged by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Kenya has so far received 5,146,780 various vaccine doses including AstraZeneca and Johnson.
This story was produced by Fridah Okachi at Mtaani newsroom in partnership with Code for Africa’s iLAB data journalism program me, with support from Deutsche Welle Akademie’.’