I spend a lot of time following the Google-translated tweets on the #Corona hashtag, and they sometimes do get pretty discouraging. For example, someone just retweeted this prescription for the umpteenth time:
To lift the immunity 1 - yogurt dish with garlic cloves and add it a spoonful of honey and 15 tablets of Nigella sativa 2 - eat an orange every morning 3 - onions
Another popular remedy:
God willing, healthy mix. Lobes tablespoon garlic cumin and one teaspoon black pepper, olive oil and yogurt to degenerate. Very good work and healing.
To lift the immunity black bean 7 tablespoon honey Cup Mezmzm confuse Almviadear and drink and read Al-Fatihah 7 times and healing in God's hand.
I appreciate that these people are trying to help their fellow-citizens (unless they're garlic and yogurt merchants). But if the Saudis had found the source of MERS as rapidly as the Chinese identified H7N9, no one would be wolfing down black beans with honey, or advising others to. While Saudi tweeters are also passing along links to some real educational materials, the folk-remedy crowd is flourishing.