By Ebimo Amungo
Dr. Stella Immanuel shot into the American consciousness like a bolt out of nowhere. Her impassioned argument taunting benefits of Hydroxychloroquine went viral but was taken down by Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. And her full-throated endorsement of President Donald Trump has raised eyebrows. Her religious beliefs in demons has become the bone that has been picked up by the media to denigrate and discredit her.
Dr. Stella Immanuel has been trending after she attended a conference of the American Frontiers Doctors in in Washington DC and joined a group of doctor for a press conference in front of the Supreme Court in Washington DC where she made a passionate plea advocating the use of Hydroxychloroquine saying she has used it to save the lives of 350 Covid 19 patients.
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The claims went against FDA regulations and her views have drawn the ridicule of a large part of the liberal media.
Here are five facts about Stella Immaneul.
1. Born in Cameroon, West Africa
Stella Gwandiku-Ambe Immanuel was born in 1965 in Cameroon. She attended Cameroon Protestant College, a secondary school in Bali, Cameroon.
2. She had her early medical training in Nigeria
Dr. Immanuel had an interest in becoming a doctor from an early age.
She eventually attended medical school in Nigeria, and graduated from the University of Calabar in 1990.
She later had her compulsory one year Houseman-ship in a Military Medical facility in Lagos, Nigeria.
3. Dr. Immanuel has been living in America for almost 30 years
Dr. Immanuel arrived America in 1992. She began her career at the Pediatric Clinic in Louisiana. In December 1998, she began practicing at the Southern Pediatric Clinic in Alexandria, Louisiana. In February 1999, she joined the General Pediatric Care Clinic as a pediatrician.
In 2006, she owned the Rapha Medical and Therapeutic Clinic in Louisiana. She is a registered physician in Texas with an active medical license from the Texas Medical Board. In 2019, she began working for Rehoboth Medical Center in Houston, which she also owns.
4. She is a pastor
Dr Stella Immanuel has drawn the most derision from the media because of her sermons warning of demons. However, demons and devils are prominent themes of the Christian faith in West Africa where she is from. She is a pastor and the founder of Fire Power Ministries in Houston.
Dr. Immanuel hosts a radio and television show titled Fire Power with which she preaches her sermons. She is a self-described “wealth transfer coach”, and has authored several books as part of her Occupying Force series.
Her sermons are available on a YouTube account set up in 2009.
Yes America! some need deliverance from demon sperm. Here’s the message, enjoy. https://t.co/HdVwk1euJP. There is saying in my village in Cameroon. ‘Nyangha de sleep trouble come wake am’. #CNN #MSNBC let’s play.— Stella Immanuel MD (@stella_immanuel) July 29, 2020
5. She is very Savvy with Social Media
Dr. Stella Immanuel is a very vibrant social media user with active twitter, Facebook and YouTube channel. But as the controversy surrounding her viral video continues to grip America, her robust responses has led to her been suspended from twitter for six days.
She used her social media presence to promote her ministry and promote her viewpoints on the efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine. She twitted several responses to her media hounding including challenging doctors who denigrated her position to take blood test before her twitter account was suspended.
After Facebook took down the America’s Frontline Doctors’ video on Tuesday, she declared that Jesus Christ would destroy the social media giant’s servers if her videos were not restored to the platform.
6. Dr. Immanuel is an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump
She has been an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump for a long time.
She has long supported the president’s assertion that hydroxlchloroquine is effective against Covid 19. And when the video from her press briefing in Washington went viral, the President Trump described Dr. Immanuel as “Very Impressive”
On July 27, the president and his son Donald Trump, Jr. tweeted her viral videos
The younger Trump has had his twitter account suspended because of the video.