India's Leaders Claim Drinking Cow Urine Will Cure the Coronavirus

Mish

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his extreme Hindu backers are making some amazing claims about science.

Indian nationalists peddle something worse than snake oil. It's the The Cow Dung Cure for Coronavirus.

Swami Chakrapani Maharaj, president of the Hindu Mahasabha—a century-old organization that advocates Hindutva (or “Hinduness”)—declared that “consuming cow urine and cow dung will stop the effect of infectious coronavirus.” The swami added that a “person who chants ‘om namah shivay’ and applies cow dung” on his body “will be saved.” The Sanskrit chant is a salutation to Shiva, a Hindu deity.

The swami is a prominent figure in hard-line Hindu circles and has an ideological affinity with Mr. Modi.

Since the Hinduist Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, ascended to national power in 2014, its views have infiltrated textbooks and even scientific discourse. Mr. Modi has suggested that ancient Indians had test-tube babies. Citing the case of Karna—a hero of the “Mahabharata,” a Hindu epic from the third century B.C.—Mr. Modi told a gathering of doctors in 2014 that since Karna was “not born from his mother’s womb” (in Mr. Modi’s version of the myth), this had to mean that “genetic science was present at the time.Referring to Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, he said, there “must have been some plastic surgeon at that time who got an elephant’s head on the body of a human being.

Mr. Modi is too smart to believe all this. He spoke those words because he knew they would delight his nationalist base. His fellow travelers routinely resort to pseudoscientific assertions in the service of Indian glory. Among the claims: Indians beat Pythagoras by 300 years to the theorem that bears his name; nuclear weapons were used in the great war depicted in the “Mahabharata”; and ancient Indians flew airplanes.

India's Path of Ruin

India is on the path of destruction with Modi in charge.

This is yet another example that shows the importance of separation of church and state.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (93)
Sechel
Sechel

why when we're sick we go to a doctor and not a politician. didn't trump say windmills cause cancer and vaccinations cause autism?

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Realist
Realist

Science! Americans don’t need stinking science. They can learn everything they need to know from Trump.

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SMF
SMF

And you had to add Trump to this story why?

Realist
Realist

Because he always sounds just as stupid as Modi.

SMF
SMF

See, this is how you confirm your TDS.

Realist
Realist

LOL. And this is how you confirm YOUR TDS. Moron.

Realist
Realist

Now go eat some more cow shit.

SMF
SMF

Aah, did you get your feelings hurt?

Realist
Realist

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SMF
SMF

TL,DR, doesn't have a thing to do with the story still.

Realist
Realist

Of course it does. It's hilarious. Too bad you don't get it. Your TDS gets in the way.

indc
indc

You called modi stupid can you explain why?

Realist
Realist

According to the headline by Mish, Modi is suggesting to consume cow urine as a cure for coronavirus. If that is not true, if Mish made it all up, then I apologize to Modi.

footwedge
footwedge

Realist, me thinks some people are being intentionally dense. Or not.

indc
indc

I saw you countering many of Mish's posts before, but this you readily believed. this shows your prejudice. Mish did not make it up, he was quoting a media report which always did "hit pieces" against India's nationalist party. And that my friend shows how stupid you are.

Realist
Realist

There are a lot of dense people who comment on this site.

Realist
Realist

Lol. Right on cue. Another dense comment. This just keeps getting better!

indc
indc

Right! point out fact is dense. idiot

Realist
Realist

Keep trying. I'm sure you will make a cogent point eventually. Or maybe not.

SMF
SMF

@indc Just remember, if we all follow Realist ideas and attitudes, this world would be a much better place. We should all bask under his glorious mind and ideas...

Realist
Realist

Glad to see you coming around SMF. Maybe there is hope for you yet.

Your friendly neighborhood Realist.

TheLege
TheLege

Every one but yourself, no doubt. I've asked a hundred times but I'll ask once more - why do you visit this blog when all you do is troll Mish and subject to us all to some rather unoriginal opinions which look as though they were lifted straight from some mainstream rag?

Your biggest crime, however, is that you have no humour - humour is what sustains humanity, but you have not a shred of it. And no humility either - you take yourself so seriously it beggars belief.

Realist
Realist

Wow. You add this comment 5 days later. I must really be a burr in your saddle. Good to know.

Latkes
Latkes

It's good for breakfast too: https://i.imgur.com/qEAAmDP.jpg

Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

The politicians will not rest till they ensure our salvation lies with the pharmaceuticals ... and the tens (hundreds?) of $billions they will make (and kick back some to the pols, naturally) for cure / vaccine.

kram
kram

Let me assure you it works. The smell of processed cow urine is mind bending. When the virus comes close to a regular urine drinker, it will die a horrible death smelling him. Those that survive will flee the host at utmost speed to escape similar fate. Indians will never be cow-ed down by this or any other virus! :)

indc
indc

Please mish dont fall for the liberal media. The headline and the article have no relation. The PM did not say it cures, this is what Trump calls fake news. All the person said was put cow dung and call gods name to be healed. Any religious person says the same thing. Dont you think muslims say pray to allah and you will be healed. Or pray to christ and you will be saved. Religious are stupid. Not the religion.

ajc1970
ajc1970

Great. We can fight the flu, Wuhan virus and soon the Indian Bovine virus simultaneously.

Max67
Max67

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truthseeker
truthseeker

On a more serious note, maybe I missed it, but I have not yet read about someone who has tested positive for the Coronavirus, and has later be given a clean bill of health so to speak. Has anyone had a full recovery from the virus is what I’d like to know?

FromBrussels
FromBrussels

Ridiculing is always so fckn easy... but, what if they re right ? ....Never say never ! Even flu vaccines are pure 'shit' injected into our veins , aren t they ?

Maximus_Minimus
Maximus_Minimus

I concur , this treatment has a good success rate: when you die from cow urine, you likely won't contract the corona virus.

Greggg
Greggg

Americans have been eating bullsh*t from Congress and the DNC for years now and many don't even know it. It's now a main course in every American's diet.

abend237-04
abend237-04

If we can believe WHO, there's only been one death reported outside China since Feb 2nd on the 205 cases reported outside China for at least two weeks now. That should begin to raise eyebrows if it persists a couple more days. There should be @4/day dying at this point. Either they're all on cow piss, younger,(Ave. age of deaths is 56 yrs.), or they're getting better care.

wootendw
wootendw

"Mr. Modi is too smart to believe all this."

Probably. Likewise, Pompeo & Pence are too smart to believe in The Rapture. In fact, John Hagee is too smart to believe it. He just rakes it in from his followers and laughs himself sick as he counts their money.

But, the next time I hear something about how crazy Iranian Shiites are for believing the 12th Imam will return, I'll remind the storyteller about Modi. At least we're not talking about war with India.

leroy2
leroy2

Sounds like bullshit, but urine contains antineoplastons and drinking urine has been used to cure cancer for sometime. There is a clinic in Texas where it has been used for several years. I think it is called the Byrzenski clinic.

Stuki
Stuki

"Mr. Modi is too smart to believe all this."

No, he is not.

If, on the off chance he does not believe it, it is in no way, shape nor form because he is too smart to. Dude's a moron. If he wasn't, he wouldn't be fronting "the world's largest democracy."

Per Mencken:
“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

That great and glorious day fully and completely arrived with Nixon's decoupling from Gold, and other central banks following The Fed's lead off the cliff.

Here, there, in Modistan and everywhere. In not only governments and so called "public" institutions, but also in nominally "private" ones. It truly is downright morons., all the way down, and all the way across. With the only possible exceptions being of the "even a broken clock...." variety.

Jojo
Jojo

No wonder their lunar landing craft crashed.

AshH
AshH

Believe it or not, smearing yourself in human feces or bathing in urine were rumored cures for the plague in the 1340's.

avenger
avenger

Yeah right, wapo/wsj/nyt/bbc/cnn/grauniad etc…
When it comes to India/Modi especially Hindus,
why not go straight to the really authoritative people;
pakstan, ish#t (aka isis), evanjihadis, the pope, catholic church,communists

You will really learn a great deal

Look in your own country and see what ethnic/religious group has highest education/per capita income levels and lowest incarceration levels.
Same goes for the uk

But please do keep your Modi/Hindu hatred boiling…..
It will become a raging boil.
As the number of people with an education and high per capita income multiply, all under Modi

Church and state is separate India… Just as in “christian” countries
but maybe not “islamic” countries

Optimist
Optimist

God men preying on poor, highly superstitious and religious population enjoy a luxurious life of wealth, sex, fame and political patronage in India.

ksdude69
ksdude69

Don't they wash their clothes in it also? What a bunch of nasty bastards. I'm surprised this crap isn't on walmart's shelves yet.

Fakenews
Fakenews

This is some low-tier trashy journalism on display, by an author who clearly doesn't know much about India.

  1. The picture is of the Prime Minister. The comment was made by the head of a fringe group that has no say in the executive branch. And yet the headline reads "India's leaders...."

  2. "India is on the path of destruction with Modi in charge" Is it really though? Because Americans come here in droves for medical tourism, and investment opportunities. Besides he's been re-elected twice in the world's biggest democracy. Surely people wouldn't vote for their own destruction.

  3. there is proof to the claim that indians preceded pythagoras (Aryabhatt) and that there were ancient advances in surgery (Sushruta) Look it up.

Herkie
Herkie

Well Mish, he is after all a republican, or what passes for Indian republicanism.

Hindilover
Hindilover

I am more afraid of Samimodi Virus.

azrielle
azrielle

In Nordic countries during the postulated time of Beowulf, Bull urine was widely known as an effective disinfectant for wounds....


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