As coronavirus cases rise across the United States, so too do reports of bogus, fake or just plain unhelpful homebrew remedies circulating online.
“We’re not just fighting an epidemic; we’re fighting an infodemic,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, general-director of the World Health Organization, the Los Angeles Times reports. “Fake news spreads faster and more easily than this virus, and is just as dangerous.”
More than 523,000 cases of the COVID-19 virus have been confirmed worldwide with more than 23,000 deaths as of March 26, according to Johns Hopkins University. The United States has more than 80,000 confirmed cases with more than 1,000 deaths.
The World Health Organization has declared coronavirus a global pandemic. The United States has declared a national emergency.
The most effective way to prevent coronavirus is to practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, says the