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#QuackWatch | Don’t Fall for This Video: Hydroxychloroquine Is Not a COVID-19 Cure | California Healthline

  Millions of people, including the president of the United States, have seen or shared a video in which a doctor falsely claims there is a cure for the coronavirus, and it’s a medley starring hydroxychloroquine. The video shows several doctors in white coats giving a press conference outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. It persists on social media despite bans from […]

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Trump appears to be ‘looking for excuses not to contain this virus’: medical expert – Raw Story

During an appearance on CNN this Monday, professor of tropical medicine Dr. Peter Hotez addressed the fact that President Trump is once again pushing the malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine as a promising treatment for coronavirus —  a claim that has been repeatedly debunked by medical experts and fact checkers. “The problem is this,” Hotez said. “The President […]

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#QuackWatch | Another wave of COVID-19 cure scams targeting victims

  As the coronavirus pandemic stretches on – impacting jobs and the ability to pay bills – some scammers are looking for ways to get their hands on your cash quick! In recent cases, their plans to get rich quick count on you falling for claims they have uncovered a cure for the coronavirus. “Whether […]

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#QuackWatch | FTC files complaint against California company for false COVID-19 treatment plan | WWLP

by: Amy Phillips Posted: Aug 3, 2020 / 12:39 PM EDT / Updated: Aug 3, 2020 / 12:39 PM EDT   WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWLP)- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is charging a California based company with false advertising of a COVID-19 treatment plan. Golden Sunrise Nutraceutical, Inc. began offering an Emergency D-Virus plan as a treatment for COVID-19 in March […]

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Brit parents with autistic children paying thousands for ‘scam dolphin therapy’ – World News – Mirror Online

Some of the centres claim sonar ­signals “activate brain cells” if children touch heads with the mammals. Staff at one waterpark visited by the Sunday People even claimed children unable to speak had uttered their first words after contact with dolphins. Dozens of other parks offer services online – some claiming therapy can beat cancer […]

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Quackery Exposed: Human Umbilical Cord Tissue Derived Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (hCT-MSC) | Fierce Autie

What is hCT-MSC? Human Umbilical Cord Tissue Derived Mesenchymal Stromal Cells are tissue from umbilical cords when a baby is born. This biological product is regulated by the FDA. It is found in blood vessels of the placenta and umbilical cord. It is collected after a baby is born and after the umbilical cord is […]

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An Autistic Perspective of Anti-Vaxxers, Miracle Mineral Solution and Other Quackery | Eve Reiland

Across America parents are feeding their children bleach as a cure for autism. This is a deadly phenomenon and one that Autistic activists and allies have been battling worldwide for years.  Yes, administering industrial-strength bleach as a drug, marketed as Miracle Mineral Solution, is absurd, toxic and has harmed and killed people around the world.  […]