India is not the only country using homeopathy as a preventative for COVID-19.
Cuba with its population of 11.34 million is doing the same.
Since early April, the Cuban Ministry of Health has been rolling out the combination remedy PrevengHo®Vir as a way to increase resilience in its population to viral diseases and respiratory infections.
PrevengHo®Vir consists of the remedies: Anas barbariae 200C; Arsenicum album 200C; Bacillinum 30C; Baptisia tinctoria 200C; Eupatorium perfoliatum 200C; Influenzinum 200C; Pyrogenium 200C; Tuberculinum aviaire 200C.
The head of the Department of Natural and Traditional Medicine when speaking on state television, “It is not a product that has been specifically registered for the coronavirus but is used in the prevention of viral illnesses and acute respiratory diseases.”
The treatment is being distributed to the entire population through the primary health system and the ‘family doctor’, a professional assigned to each Cuban neighborhood and who directly cares for an average population of about 600 people.
In spite of a late start, how is Cuba progressing in its fight against COVID-19?
Wordometer shows that, like India, it still has a surprisingly low incidence of infections in comparison to other highly developed and affluent countries.
As of today’s update to this article (10th June, 2020), Cuba reports 195 infections per million of population. In contrast, the US reports 6,182 per million and the UK reports 4,260, per million. India still impresses with 199 per million. COVID-19 related deaths per million are reported as: US – 345, UK – 602, India – 6, Cuba – 7.
This is not the first time Cuba has used homeopathy for the treatment and prevention of epidemics.
PrevengHo®Vir was also rolled out for the Influenza A (H1N1) epidemic while other homeopathics are regularly used in Cuba’s outbreaks of cholera, Dengue fever, and leptospirosis.