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Ginger root and meteorite dust: the Steiner ‘Covid cures’ offered in Germany

By Philip Oltermann

10 Jan 2021 · 6 min read

In a pandemic where global leaders have peddled quack treatments and miracle cures, Germany has often stood out as a shining beacon for science.

It is the country that developed the first diagnostic test to detect the coronavirus, and the first vaccine approved in the west to shield people against the disease. It is a country whose physicist chancellor told parliament she passionately believes “there are scientific findings that are real and should be followed.”

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