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Ebola: Is Salt the Solution to the Deadly Virus? No! Celebs, Internet & Dr Craig React

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You have probably seen this on Twitter, Facebook or via BB broadcast that the solution to the Ebola virus is salt but this is false.

A few weeks back, it was also widely speculated that kolanut can help keep you safe, it also turned out to be false.

Celebrities, personalities and numerous internet users took to social media to react to the latest report.

Check it out!

 

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19 Comments

  1. Hurperyeahmie

    August 8, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Hmmmmmmmmm na wa o

  2. Cheliz

    August 8, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Hahahahahahaha! cant stop laughing! This just made my day, Nigerians and their ignorance. God help us! for weight loss tips theshapecube.blogspot.com

  3. benny

    August 8, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    See ehn, I lack the words. Nigerians and ignorance. I can’t even start with the story of how they called mumsi and she came knocking on my door.

  4. nika

    August 8, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    why do Nigerians like making fun of everything? people are dying en masse ,Nigerians are coming up with all sorts ,where are our so called scientists ? what efforts are they putting in place to come up with a vaccine or a therapeutic drug? only in Nigeria……….smh

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      August 8, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      Co-sign. Only Ola Osakioduwa, Tolu Ogunlesi and Dr. Craig had constructive responses. Everyone else seems to think it’s a big joke.

      Of course, ignorance is always a massive hoot until some ignorant person’s actions somehow end up affecting your own health. Don’t mock people who’ve gotten hold of misinformation due to the current mass hysteria. Instead, do your own little bit to educate them (and yes, I realize that individuals shouldn’t be playing the role of Government in spreading enlightenment but if we wait until the Government reaches out to everyone, someone close to you may have drank salt and come into your home unknowingly carrying the virus.).

    • [email protected]

      August 8, 2014 at 12:59 pm

      And Atiku too, his response is informative, i checked out the website

    • Jane Public

      August 8, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      I agree. It is in the poor taste. I thought I was the only one who found it quite annoying, We should try to be a little more sensitive with matters like this. I am sure the family of the nurse who died, or the 6 in quarantine now, won’t find it so funny. You can reprimand or correct misinformation (the way Craig did), without turning everything to a joke. I wonder how Julius Agwu and AY would feel if they are the next victims of Ebola. If it hasn’t reached your doorstep yet, doesn’t mean you are special or it won’t. A little seriousness and sensitivity is needed here.

    • mrs chidukane

      August 8, 2014 at 1:22 pm

      My dad says he’s sure salt sellers came up with it to boost their sales smh

    • sika

      August 8, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      What scientists? So you know the importance of science right? Good! Next time encourage young people to study science instead of becoming artists. Also, Your Govt has never for once invested in science research. why havent you, a concerned citizen protested against that? Do you think scientists pluck money from trees to do research? Any sensible Govt is meant to fund science research on diseases that affects its people. instead your govt spends the money on women and expensive lifestyles..while they wait for the West to solve their problems. Shameless country.

  5. Halima

    August 8, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Being a strong muslim cleric, the Attah of Igala while praying around 9:00pm yesterday, called on all Igala people to put some salt in water and use it to bathe. This escalated more than expected.

    • Virtuous woman

      August 8, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      Everyone has their own version of the origin of the broadcast- some said Revd Father Mbaka, others said TB Joshua, now a Muslim cleric. Bottom line is that within a time interval of less than 12hours it has gone round the whole of Nigeria. This tells us that the government, relevant agencies and everyone with correct information should not withhold them but should quickly send them out to counter all the fear and wrong info being peddled across all the different social media platforms. When people are not informed the right way, busy bodies will start to do what they do best- start their own propaganda.

  6. onome

    August 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    This is Hilarious! Please let’s all try to educate each other. We really can not wait for the government. We can do our own research and take safety measures. One love

  7. Ibinabo

    August 8, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    As serious as this is, it’s also very funny… a man in my neighborhood, acted the town crier today informing us that the Rivers State Government had sprayed some substance into the air in a bid to curb the Ebola spread, hence, the salt and warm water therapy.

  8. next

    August 8, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    So hilarious dat I had tears in my eyes. I even shared

  9. sum1special

    August 8, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    ignorance can be worse than the illness itself.

  10. gentle

    August 8, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Y do some senseless and jobless fellows make a joke out dis serious matter?

  11. Jhennique

    August 8, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    it serious! but i just had to laugh*wiping tears* Heaven help.

  12. Chinma Eke

    August 8, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    First Kolanut, now Salt. next up: Honey or Bleach?

  13. Dimez

    August 8, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Those who know how close the connection is between the state of mind of a man—his courage and hope, or lack of them—and the state of immunity of his body will understand that the sudden loss of hope and courage can have a deadly effect.

    Why do we have to spread these kinds of information?
    Why do we choose to instill FEAR instead?

    Be careful not to lower your body’s resistance against the disease.
    Do not let your body, out of fear fall victim to common illnesses – like a common cold or a mild headache.

    And in the midst of all these selfishness and self-worry, do you ever pause to think about the lives of the amazing people in Guinea and Sierra Leone and Liberia?

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