Coronavirus Cures: Separating Fact from Fiction

coronavirus cures
Suzanne B. Robotti
Suzanne B. Robotti Executive Director

There is no known cure for coronavirus or COVID-19 yet. However, a new study from Wuhan, China published in JAMA found that treatment with methylprednisolone may be beneficial for patients who develop acute respiratory distress syndrome(ARDS) which is caused by COVID-19.

Antibiotics, herbal remedies, and even straight water do not work as a protection or a cure. Untrustworthy people preying on others’ fears are promoting various “cures” on the internet. Please don’t buy and use them. 

On the internet, you’ll find teas, essential oils, tinctures and colloidal silver promising to prevent or cure COVID-19. There is no proof that they work, and the FDA has specifically said there are no cures or vaccines available yet. 

Don’t fool around with colloidal silver. Silver is not an essential mineral in the human body – no silver of any type has a role in normal human bodies. This metal is dangerous and can cause serious, permanent side effects. 

  • The most common {side effects}  is argyria, a bluish-gray discoloration of the skin, which is usually permanent.
  • Colloidal silver can also cause poor absorption of some drugs, such as certain antibiotics and thyroxine (used to treat thyroid deficiency).
  • The FDA also warned in 1999 that colloidal silver isn’t safe or effective for treating any disease or condition.
  • The FDA and the Federal Trade Commission have taken action against a number of companies for making misleading claims about colloidal silver products. 

Here is a list of companies that the FDA has identified as selling useless and/or harmful coronavirus “cures.”

  1. Colloidal Vitality LLCProducts labeled to contain silver
  2. Quinessence Aromatherapy Ltd.Essential oil products 
  3. N-ergetics – Colloidal Silver 1100 PPM, Colloidal Silver 500 PPM, Colloidal Silver 30 PPM, Colloidal Silver Advanced 20 PPM 
  4. GuruNanda, LLCEssential oil products
  5. Vivify Holistic Clinic – Formula #1, Formula #2, Formula #3, and Eupatorium perfoliatum (Boneset)
  6. Herbal Amy, LLC – Coronavirus Protocol, Coronavirus Boneset Tea, Coronavirus Cell Protection, Coronavirus Core tincture, Coronavirus Immune System, and Elderberry Tincture
  7. The Jim Bakker ShowSilver Sol LiquidExternal Link Disclaimer and products labeled to contain silver

These companies are taking advantage of general fear and uncertainty. They have lost my trust.

Source: NIH