11. N95 Masks
N95 masks are essential personal protection equipment (PPE) that are used by first responders and essential health workers to keep them from being infected by the coronavirus on the front lines as they try to save lives.
Early on, many people bought up the supplies of essential N95 masks, and hospitals started running out of supplies. Prices soared as the demand became high.
At the beginning of the pandemic, experts originally said that masks were not beneficial for everyday use. New evidence has suggested that the COVID-19 can be transmitted by droplets spread through talking and breathing. And the virus particles can potentially linger in the air.
The chairman of a committee with the National Academy of Sciences, Harvey Fineberg, MD, suggests that in places where social distancing is not possible, you should cover your mouth with a bandana, scarf, or nonsurgical mask.
The CDC’s official statement on N95 masks: “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend that the general public wear N95 respirators to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including coronavirus (COVID-19). Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for health care workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.”
10. Elderberry Syrup
Natural health practitioners have long suggested using elderberry to help fight colds and boost immunity based on their vitamin and antioxidant properties.
There is not any evidence that elderberry syrup protects or cures the coronavirus. The FDA sent a warning letter to Herbal Amy, Inc. that they could not claim their products are helpful for coronavirus.
9. Superblue Toothpaste
The New York State Attorney General sent a cease-and-desist order to Alex Jones, a conservative radio host, and conspiracy theorist, regarding his false claims that his toothpaste could be used to fight the coronavirus.
His website claimed that the toothpaste acted as a “stop gate” and “kills the whole SARS-corona family at point-blank range.”
The State Attorney General, Letitia James, stated that the coronavirus has given Mr. Jones another opportunity to make money off fear and caused deception to the people of the United States.
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