5 Quack Covid-19 'Cures' That Have Been Busted by the Feds

There’s no remedy for the virus yet, but that hasn’t stopped shady marketers from selling them

Learn how the creator economy is transforming the marketing landscape, and how to cultivate partnerships to grow engaged communities at Social Media Week: The Creatorverse, May 16–18 in NY. Register now to secure your early bird pass.


Among the lessons Americans have learned from the Covid-19 era is that many products they took for granted are very important, even essential.

Disinfectants, rubber gloves, hand sanitizers, soap—these commodities, so ordinary just a few weeks ago, now save lives on an hourly basis. But crisis times invariably give way to a crop of not-so-benevolent products, the kind sold by opportunists, profiteers or outright hucksters who understand one of the free market’s more sordid truths: When people are scared, they’ll spend money on nearly anything.

AW+

WORK SMARTER - LEARN, GROW AND BE INSPIRED.

Subscribe today!

To Read the Full Story Become an Adweek+ Subscriber

View Subscription Options

Already a member? Sign in