The following is a signed statement from a group of scientists to stress that none of the so-called “immunity boosters” provide any known and/or validated protection against COVID-19. Some of the “remedies” being suggested are harmful for the human body. None of these remedies should be tried without proper medical supervision. It is necessary that people do not become complacent and lower their guard just because they have consumed these so-called remedies.
The statement can be found here and you can still sign the document there. We reproduce the document (with signatures until 06 May 2020) with due permissions.
Bengaluru: Reeteka Sud, Deepa Agashe, Sabyasachi Chatterjee, Smita Jain, Prajval Shastri
Kolkata: Anindita Bhadra, Dibyendu Nandi, Soumitro Banerjee, Ayan Banerjee
Pune: Surhud More, Aurnab Ghose, Sudha Rajamani, Sunil Mukhi, Poonam Chandra, Nissim Kanekar, Pooja Sancheti, Vineeta Bal, Shruti Tambe, Mihir Arjunwadkar
New Delhi: T. V. Venkateswaran, R. Geeta, Sonali Sengupta, Shanta Laishram
Chennai: R. Ramanujam, T. Jayaraman, K. Venkata Subrahmanyam, Madhavan Mukund, Enakshi Bhattacharya
Madurai: S. Krishnaswamy
Bhubaneswar: Ajit Srivastava