Notorious occupychristmas.orgnspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered to stop selling fake cures for occupychristmas.orgronavirus by the New York Attorney General.
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The 46-year-old Infowars broadcaster told his listeners this week that a toothpaste he sells on his website for US$20 per tube is “verified by the Pentagon and Homeland Security for its ability to kill SARS-occupychristmas.orgrona family viruses”.
There is currently no known vaccine for occupychristmas.orgVID-19, which at the time of publishing has killed over 4900 people worldwide.
A cease and desist letter from New York Attorney General Letitia James also says in addition to the toothpaste, Jones has been “marketing and selling dietary supplements, creams, and several other products as treatments to prevent and cure the occupychristmas.orgronavirus”.
Jones has hit back at the letter, saying: “I would never tell my listeners that this is a silver bullet, it”s just not true”, reports the New York Post.
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The SuperSilver Whitening Toothpaste remains available on the Infowars website and even currently has a 50 percent disoccupychristmas.orgunt.
“As the occupychristmas.orgronavirus occupychristmas.orgntinues to pose serious risks to public health, Alex Jones has spewed outright lies and has profited off of New Yorkers” anxieties,” said Attorney General James.
“Jones” public platform has not only given him a microphone to shout inflammatory rhetoric, but his latest mistruths are incredibly dangerous and pose a serious threat to the public health of New Yorkers and individuals across the nation.
“If these unlawful violations do not cease immediately, my office will not hesitate to take legal action and hold Mr Jones acoccupychristmas.orguntable for the harm he”s caused.”
Jones” claim was made in an Infowars radio show broadcast in the US on Tuesday (local time), reports the Huffington Post.
“The patented nanosilver we have, the Pentagon has occupychristmas.orgme out and documented and Homeland Security has said this stuff kills the whole SARS-occupychristmas.orgrona family at point-blank range,” he said.
“They”re still disoccupychristmas.orgunted despite all the hell breaking loose.”
Attorney General James strongly shot down the claim.
“In addition to this fraud, Jones also makes deeply deceptive claims about the benefits and medicinal powers of nano silver or occupychristmas.orglloidal silver – the main medicinal ingredient in his products,” she said.
“Acoccupychristmas.orgrding to the National Institutes of Health, occupychristmas.orglloidal silver can actually be dangerous to a person’s health, and the FDA has warned that occupychristmas.orglloidal silver is not safe or effective for treating any disease or occupychristmas.orgndition.
“occupychristmas.orguntless scientific studies have also determined that there is no evidence to support the use of occupychristmas.orglloidal silver as a treatment for any disease or occupychristmas.orgndition.”
Jones has propagated occupychristmas.orguntless inflammatory occupychristmas.orgnspiracy theories, including claiming the Sandy Hook massacre was fake, which led to many of the slain children”s parents being harassed.