False! Sperms Cannot Protect You Against Covid-19

A video in circulation on social media has a lady explaining reasons she takes sperms, which are to protect her skin and also help fight against Covid-19.

The lady said her journey to taking sperm began when she looked into the health benefits of it. She states that she has been suffering from rosacea, which is a sensitive skin issue.

She also claims ever since she started taking sperm, the rosacea has been brought under control.

Also on why sperm fights Covid-19, she starts by listing the nutrients in it, that, “each teaspoon contains 200 proteins, Several vitamins and minerals, Vitamin C, Calcium, Chlorine, Citric Acid, Fructose and Lactic Acid.”

The story with it’s attached video has been published on Ghanasonline, Opera News Hub, with the video having 1378 views on Ghanascelebritiesbuzz’s Instagram page.

However, after undertaking a search on this claim, Fact-checkghana can conclude that sperms cannot fight Covid-19.

Explanation: Many have come out with their own hypothesis about curing and preventing the coronavirus since it became pandemic.

The Ghana Health Service (GHS), the Africa Centre for Disease Control, the World Health Organisation and other credible Health institutions responsible for updating the public on the pandemic and the development towards its vaccine-search and others, have debunked most, if not all, of these claims.

The fact, to date, is that there is still no authorized or official cure for COVID-19.

The WHO said in its frequently asked questions page that, some specific treatments are under investigation and are undergoing clinical trials, but medicines that can prevent or cure COVID-19 have yet to be authorized.

“WHO does not recommend self-medication with any medicines, including antibiotics, as a prevention or cure for COVID-19,” it added.

Meanwhile, Oxygen Gershion Wullar, an Epidemiologist with the GHS and Accra Metro Covid-19 Supervisor has said “there is no correlation between sperms and Covid-19”

In a telephone interview with Fact-checkghana, Dr. Wullar indicated “there’s no way sperm in a human body will have an antibody against Coronavirus.”

“Unless it generates antibody but there’s no way it can generate that so it cannot protect anybody against Covid-19,” he added.

Dr. Wullar further explained that there had not been any study so far to prove sperm could aid prevention of Covid-19.

“Unless there’s a study, which has proven it, but I have not come across that study. And I don’t even know of any study that’s going on in that direction,” he said.

Furthermore, some global health sites have examined earlier claims of the potency of semen against Covid-19 and provided same results.

On Rappler.com, a claim by one YouTube channel Dr Anacleto Belleza Millendez that “Clean semen is a cure for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus” has been proven false.

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