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

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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.



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