Homeopathy 2020; 109(03): 176-178
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1713082
Debate
The Faculty of Homeopathy

Will We Miss the Opportunity Again?

Menachem Oberbaum
1  The Center for Integrative Complementary Medicine, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
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Further Information

Publication History

07 May 2020

11 May 2020

Publication Date:
05 June 2020 (online)

Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by a new coronavirus, first appeared in late 2019. What initially seemed to be a mild influenza quickly revealed itself as a serious and highly contagious disease, and the planet was soon faced with a significant morbidity and mortality associated with this pathogen. For homeopathy, shunned during its 200 years of existence by conventional medicine, this outbreak is a key opportunity to show potentially the contribution it can make in treating COVID-19 patients. This should be done through performance of impeccably controlled, prospective, randomized clinical trials, with publication of their findings in well-ranked conventional medicine journals. If the homeopathy community fails to take advantage of this rare opportunity, it might wait another century for the next major pandemic.