There never seems to be an end to the attempt by scammers to get people to buy their fake cures. These insane people make bold claims about having cures to the coronavirus. Many of these charlatans have been ordered to stop their promotions or face prison time.
Many have stopped but they are constantly on the lookout for the next thing that they can pedal off as fact when it is fiction. One company in Arizona is claiming to have a cure for the coronavirus. And they are now under the scrutiny of the Arizona attorney general’s office.
A marijuana factory in Phoenix has been ordered to stop pedaling what they are calling a cure to the coronavirus. They are selling a sodium chlorite mix that is being promoted to kill viruses. They also claim that the substance also boosts one’s immune system.
What they are doing is instilling a fake hope in people and challenging them to reengage in public life. In essence, they are putting people’s lives in danger by misleading them into believing that they are immune to the disease being passed around.
The store does not come out and report that it is a full-blown cure. But they do illicit the belief that it boosts a person’s immune system to the point that it will fight off the infection. Most people already have an immune system that will fight the virus off. So, they are selling a placebo cure to a person’s fear.
The YiLo Superstore in Phoenix stated that their drug should be combined with water “should you come down with a life-threatening virus.” In other words, mix the two things together and drink it to be cured.
There is nothing on the market right now that will cure a person of the virus. They must first catch the virus and their body must produce antibodies to fight it off.
Once that happens it appears that they are then immune, but even that may prove to be a temporary thought. There is so much unknown about the virus. Studies are revealing more information, but there is still a lot to learn.
The store labeled the instructions of the placebo “CoronaV instructions.” They pass it off as a misleading label that makes people believe that the mix is a miracle substance that will fight the virus. They are lying to the people.
This makes them no better than people like Jim Bakker who falsely reported that they had a cure for the virus weeks ago. There is a scientific basis or proof that what they are claiming is true. They are simply out for a fast buck.
They were confronted with an order to stop deceiving people and selling the concoction or face fines in the amount of $10,000. They even have to pull their ads from the media. They must disappear or face the wrath of the attorney general.
The order stated that “In the absence of scientific evidence, an advertisement suggesting that a product could provide immunization against COVID-19 creates a misrepresentation and a false promise of a medical preventative or cure.”
Just the notion that they were exploiting people for money is sickening. Their deception could lead to the death of a person. In that case, they should be charged with murder for lying about their mixture.
These kinds of cases are happening all around the world and people need to wake up and stop falling for them. Christian Schrank, who is with the Health and Human Services stated that “It’s a straight-up ruse to get your Medicare number or your Social Security number under the guise of having a test kit or a sanitary kit sent to you.”
There is no cure to the virus yet. Once one has been found it will be announced by the president and his staff. Doctor’s will rally behind the cure and start using it in mass to save lives. The cure will not come from some backyard fool seeking to make a quick dollar at the expense of a person’s life.