InfoWars founder Alex Jones is pushing a toothpaste that he falsely claims will cure the coronavirus, HuffPost reports.
Jones plugged the “nano-silver infused” toothpaste on his show this week.
“The patented nanosilver we have, the Pentagon has come out and documented and Homeland Security has said this stuff kills the whole SARS-corona family at point-blank range,” he declared. “They’re still discounted despite all the hell breaking loose.”
FDA says nope:
The FDA has long said that colloidal silver is not safe nor can it treat any diseases or conditions.
The FDA listed nanosilver on its list of products fraudulently being sold to treat the coronavirus.
Televangelist Jim Bakker also ran afoul of the FDA after selling a product called “Silver Solution” that he claimed could cure the coronavirus.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that he is suing Bakker for “misrepresentations about the effectiveness of ‘Silver Solution’ as a treatment for 2019 novel coronavirus.”
FTC Chairman Joe Simons slammed the right-wing hosts for trying to cash in on public fears.
“What we don’t need in this situation are companies preying on consumers by promoting products with fraudulent prevention and treatment claims,” he said in a statement. “These warning letters are just the first step. We’re prepared to take enforcement actions against companies that continue to market this type of scam.”