It’s for aromatherapy, not an antivirus: Ministry backtracks on anti-COVID-19 necklace claims

first_imgFadjry, however, said that the ministry had yet to test the products’ effectiveness on samples of the SARS-nCoV-2019 coronavirus that causes COVID-19.He nevertheless claimed that the products could be used to remedy known symptoms of COVID-19, such as breathing difficulties.He added that the University of Indonesia in Depok, West Java, and Hasanuddin University in Makassar, South Sulawesi, had offered to conduct clinical tests on the eucalyptus-based inventions.The ministry is also looking to sell the eucalyptus products overseas, and has filed patents for the products in Singapore, Malaysia and India.Experts have expressed skepticism about the efficacy of the eucalyptus-based treatments, saying that no drugs have been clinically proven to prevent or cure COVID-19 to date.Topics : According to Fadjry, the BPOM only required laboratory and testimonial tests to classify herbal products, whereas antivirus claims would mandate pre-clinical and clinical trials on products.Photographs published by the ministry showed the necklace with an “Anti Virus Corona” label. Fadjry said that the necklace in the photo was a prototype and the ministry would remove the antivirus label and market it as aromatherapy accessory upon release.“We used the antivirus label to lift the spirits of our researchers,” he said.Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo had previously claimed that the eucalyptus products had been tested on influenza as well as beta and gamma coronaviruses and was able to kill 80 to 100 percent of the viruses. The Agriculture Ministry is dialing back on its previous claim about developing an “antivirus necklace” that can help prevent COVID-19 transmission, saying that the product is merely a “health accessory” for aromatherapy.Agriculture Ministry Research and Development Department head Fadjry Djufry said in a recent press conference that the upcoming eucalyptus products – which include necklaces, roll-ons and mini inhalers – would not be marketed as having antivirus capabilities.“There is no antivirus claim there because [the National Agency for Drug and Food Control (BPOM)] classifies them as herbal products,” Fadjry said on Monday.last_img read more

Sumner County students on the Wichita State University Dean’s honor roll for spring 2014

first_imgJacob M Rausch Shelbie N Hutchins Oxford Shelby R Bowman Sumner Newscow report — The following Sumner County students were recently named on the Wichita State University Dean’s list for the spring semester for 2014:  Laurel Lewellen D Hannah S Hamilton Andrew K Hartley Samuel S Scott Georgia A O’Brien Michael J Query Thomas C Benz Gina M Nungesser Follow us on Twitter. Kayla N Richmond South Haven Davis F Peck Carlo O Chandler Corissa L Wright Sarah M Johnson Britney A Davis E Skeet Sheba Tiffany S Roth Joseph Bolton Karissa A West Jaron R Higgins Rachel E Simon With Docia Williams Ursula M Goff Ruth A Hembergercenter_img Christian B James Caldwell Kasey A Gerber Justin A Jarman Lacey C Koester Melissa A McGlothlin Alberto I Chandler Drew W Popplewell Guinevere C Melcher Tyson L Johnson Conway Springs Kelsi N Ward The Megan Campbell Anastasia M McPeek Jake L Matt April R Wright Argonia Kaitlin M Buck Austin T Phillips Brian J Brusky Kiersten Howell D Wellington  A Sarah Amrein Stacy L Doffing Belle Plaine  Zane R May Stratton M Lange Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Redress · 319 weeks ago See Sumner county can educate people. Report Reply 0 replies · active 319 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Bantam Reps sweep series from Spokane

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsColton Dachwitz had three points to lead the short-handed Nelson Bantam Reps to a 6-1 victory over Spokane during minor hockey action Friday at the Civic Centre Arena.Nelson made it two straight Saturday over the visiting Lilac City squad posting a 6-3 win.Friday, Nelson led 2-1 after one frame before exploding for three goals in the second period.Brandon Sookro, with two goals and Sawyer Hunt, converting a penalty shot, also scored for the Reps.”We had two Bantam affiliate players, Liam Butterfield and Cole Sutherland, play with us in light of the fact that we had several sick or injured players,” said Nelson coach Jeff Hunt, pleased with the play of the two call ups.Saturday, Sookro led the Nelson charge with a pair of goals. Nelson once again broke open a close game with a three-goal explosion in the third period.Dashwitz and Sam Weber also scored for Nelson.
Adam Maida was outstanding between the pipes, registering wins in both games. Brayden Pompu, Nelson’s other goalie, missed the weekend due to injury.The Reps are back on the ice this weekend with a pair of games, Friday, 6 p.m. at the NDCC Arena, and Saturday 11 a.m. in the Civic Centre, against rival [email protected]last_img read more