Disgraced televangelist and convicted fraudster Jim Bakker is now hawking a product on his syndicated TV show that claims to be able to “kill” or “deactivate” the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) within 12 hours.
These reckless claims are completely unfounded. This Centers for Disease Control fact sheet about the disease notes that “there is currently no vaccine to protect against 2019-nCoV” and also “there is no specific treatment for 2019-nCoV.” If someone believes they have been infected with coronavirus, they should immediately seek professional medical attention.
The Federal Trade Commission has also warned against falling for grandiose or secret claims of miracle cures sold online or through TV infomercials. “If you see ads touting prevention, treatment, or cure claims for the Coronavirus, ask