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Do Not Believe Any Fake COVID Cure Being Sold Online

A Georgian businessman has been ordered to stop the production and distribution of his fake COVID cure supplement. According to the news, he was selling vitamin D supplements claiming that it will treat elderly COVID-19 patients.

This man has been identified as Matthew Ryncarz which has been lately accused of selling an unapproved fake COVID cure under his company label Fusion Health and Vitality, LLC , which is also named as Pharm Origins.

Ryncarz called his vitamin D supplement as special immune shots which save a person from contracting the deadly coronavirus with an efficiency of 50%. This product was packed as a 2-ounce small bottle that comes with a dropper. This information has been taken from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recall notice which is also published online.

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The US Department of Justice wrote in a previous statement that this website was developed in March 2020 and started to sell the fake COVID cure shorts for a minimum price of $19 per bottle. The company is also accused of misleading elderly people with false and misinformed sales pitches saying that this product will save their lives.

The company was charged by the office of the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Georgia for a violation of the “Federal, Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act”. Ryncarz has pleaded guilty to these claims attached with his fake COVID cure as per Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

No one is allowed to earn money by taking advantage of the customers during a public health crisis and launch products with unproven benefits and claims.

Typically, the severity of the COVID-19 signs is judged by the development of pneumonia, myocarditis, severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (SARS-CoV-2), and cytokine storms. A patient can have any or all of them at the same time.

Controlling the inflammation is one of the many ways to control the progression of COVID019 and vitamin D supplements are helpful to improve this response.

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Although vitamin D supplements have been studied to improve the condition of Covid patients, there is not enough data to suggest its recommended form and dose. It requires plenty of research to determine how vitamin D can save a person from COVID-19, or if a person is vitamin D deficient, how is he subjected to a higher risk for the virus.

It is high time that the public starts to understand the difference between accurate and fake information. The internet is full of fake COVID-19 cure and remedies, and none of them is true. The public has to restore faith in the scientific community who has been working day and night to find a treatment for this deadly virus.

Although the COVID-19 vaccine is finally here there is still no ‘treatment pill’ for the infection yet. Many pharmaceutical companies are working to find how a person can be saved form Covid complications especially those who are at high risk, such as elderly patients, diabetic and heart patients.

 

 

 

Areeba Hussain

The author is a fulltime medical and healthcare writer. She graduated in Medical Microbiology and Immunology with distinction. Her areas of prime interest are medicine, medical technology, disease awareness, and research analysis. Twitter @Areeba94789300

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