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The rise of India's 'Covid quack'


A charismatic anti-vaccination campaigner has gained popularity by claiming that medical science's approach to the pandemic is entirely wrong. But critics say Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury is endangering lives by falsely claiming he can cure Covid-19 through diet alone, report Ed Main and Reha Kansara. Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury is not one to hold back. 'According to me, most deaths are not because of coronavirus itself but because of its treatment,' he says in one video on his website. The Indian social media star - or former social media star, now that he's banned on several platforms - asserts that conventional medicine is a conspiracy designed to line the pockets of doctors and big business.

BBC News - May 4, 2021

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