In a dream

Even shamans aren’t safe.

A Sri Lankan shaman who touted a potion which he said would protect people against Covid-19 has died with the disease, his family says.

Of the disease rather than with it, I think. The disease unfortunately is not dead at all.

Eliyantha White treated sports stars and top politicians with the potion, which he said came to him in a dream.

The sports stars and top politicians must be pretty dim. Medicine via dream is not really the way to go.

His potion was publicly endorsed by Sri Lanka’s former health minister, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, who subsequently spent two weeks in intensive care with Covid.

Former health minister endorses dream-based potion to prevent lethal disease. Shouldn’t health ministers know better than that?

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