Washington, United States.
The US court on Friday suspended the sale of a course medication miraculous against the new coronavirus, which is made from chlorine and that the religious group “The Church of Genesis” has promoted for years.
A court of Florida issued a temporary ban on the sale of the product that was being sold as a “miracle mineral solution” (MMS) that, according to its promoters’ site, “cures 95% of diseases” such as cancer, AIDS, cholera and now COVID-19.
The Justice Department of U.S, which is behind the lawsuit, revealed that MMS is in fact “a chemical that, when mixed with an included activator, creates chlorine.”
The US Federal Drug Agency of U.S The FDA had issued the first warnings about this product several years ago, which can lead to nausea, vomiting, and dehydration.
In France, health authorities had also alerted in 2010 to the risk of poisoning related to MMS, which has been promoted to cure autism.
Several vendors have been convicted of justice, but the “Genesis Church” never withdrew it from the sale.
On April 8, authorities had issued a final warning to their promoters.
On their website, they defended their product described as “sacred” and “holy” and refused to comply with court orders.
“They have continued to put consumers at risk with the potentially dangerous chlorine dioxide, we will not tolerate it,” said Stephen Hahn, an FDA official quoted in a statement.
The United States has created specialized anti-fraud units to combat crimes related to the new pandemic of coronavirus, which has caused the death of almost 35,000 people in the country.
Different types of fraud have been identified as the theft of masks or protective equipment, the sale of false treatments or calls to make false donations.