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People really can be idiots. In this desperate world where the Coronavirus is spreading like wildfire, people are turning to social media for a ‘cure’ to the virus…
We’re living in a desperate world as COVID-19 spreads like the plague across the planet. There’s no telling how long country borders will be shut for, but we can predict one thing. We’re not short on how gullible some humans are.
An article published by the Sydney Morning Herald has revealed some people are going to extremes to retrieve a ‘cure’ to the Coronavirus. Please note, these idiots are those who don’t trust certified medical professionals to do their work effectively.
According to the SMH, there was a Twitter post on January 30, 2020 from the “Australian Medical University” that claimed to be manufacturing a cure for the virus which at the time had spread across China. They even claimed to be accepting Bitcoin payments in exchange for shipping ‘the cure’ within five to ten days.
Now, what’s wrong with this, you might ask? Well, first off, a cure is speculated to be a year to eighteen months away. However, US President Donal Trump wants a cure by the US Elections in November which is an impossible deadline.
Dimwitted And Gullible: Social Media Is Not A Certified Health Service
Okay, we’re going to make this quite simple for everyone. Do not listen to a single piece of medical advice if it comes from social media unless it is from a certified medical institution. Remember the little circle with the tick? Yeah, if the information is coming from one of those accounts, it’s true. Don’t listen to idiots like Donald Trump or anyone associated with him.
As for posts you find that claim to be a cure, it’s not. People are just trying to get money out of you. In other words, it’s a scam! Don’t fall for it and please do your research before you do something that could potentially ruin your life.
These Are NOT Cures!
The aforementioned Sydney Morning Herald article mentioned the following fake cures:
- A regimen of drugs including an antibiotic according to US vice-president Mike Pence
- Diet supplements and toothpaste according to Conservative US radio host Alex Jones
- High doses of Vitamin C
- Air Purifiers
- Drugs that treat HIV-AIDs and cancer
- Essential Oils
- Colloidal silver
- Spraying alcohol or chlorine across your body
- Drink water
- Rinsing nose with saline
- Eat garlic
- Drinking bleach
- Snorting Cocaine
- Consuming alcohol
- Anti-malarial drugs
Anyone who does this is an idiot. Please, do not risk your own health! The Coronavirus is similar to influenza. You need to come in contact with it in order to be at risk. If an infected person has it and they touch you, there’s a good chance you’ll get.
We urge you to follow the rules put in place by the government. Isolation is the only way we’re going to beat this. It’s a scary time for everyone so please don’t work yourselves up into a hot bother wanting a cure. One is coming, but you need to be patient. Don’t be a gullible fool and risk everything. That would make you no better than the people who are creating false hope.