S. Sudan leaders use AirDoctor cards as method to prevent COVID-19
May 23, 2020 (Thessherald)–South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit and other high-ranking government officials have been spotted using ECO AirDoctor cards made in Japan as an alternative way to prevent themselves from contracting the COVID-19 pandemic.
The use of Airdoctor cards or virus removing cards has raised serous concerns among the citizens.
“As of now, there are rumors going around Juba that our nation’s top apparatchiks are wearing the newly distributed ‘virus removing card’ as a COVID19 repellent on their chests. It looks like a name tag usually given at workshops or official functions,” said one concerned citizen.
Last week, a government official, Hon. Paul Dhel Gum criticized the use of the Airdoctor, arguing that the product has not been approved by medical professionals.
“Lately a group of people in Juba are moving around with Air Doctor hanging around their necks. This product is reported to have been supplied by a foreign businessman operating in Juba and the source of production is China. The product produces chlorine dioxide gas with the ability to reduce virus, germs, bacteria, mold and bad odor but also volatile organic chemical and toxic. Due to its toxicity, Food and Drugs Administration(FDA) didn’t approve the use of this substance as a virus repellent.”
Hon. Paul urged members of the public and those who imported those uncertified products to use local remedies provided by the Madagascar government instead.
“To those who approved the procurement of this product, it would have been better to try the Madagascar herbals and start trying it on the current 290 confirmed cases.
Lets assume that the current Air Doctor protect and prevent the virus, how many people the government intend to protect when its only selective group of individuals provided with Air Doctor leaving the population at the mercy of deadly virus. Covid-19 is a threat to all of us that require our collective responsibility than the current segregative measures,” he said.
What’s Air Doctor?
According to medical researchers, Air Doctor is an effective but not certified product that protects individuals from getting infected by producing chlorine dioxide gas. It fights against all kinds of infections including viruses, germs, bacteria and mold.