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« on: March 17, 2020, 07:10:03 pm »

In the 2011 film "Contagion" the anti-science blogger played by Jude Law faked illness to boost sales of a bogus cure to a raging pandemic.

In the real world, who would be stupid (or perverse) enough to try that, and who would be stupid enough to fall for it?
 
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ordered to stop peddling phony coronavirus cures
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/13/infowars-alex-jones-stop-selling-fake-coronavirus-cures/5044309002/

On a broadcast of the Jim Bakker Show that aired Wednesday from the televangelist and condo developer's Morningside complex near Branson, Bakker and a show guest discussed a "silver sol" product that, the show guest claimed, can "eliminate" the coronavirus from the human body "within 12 hours."
https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2020/02/13/coronavirus-jim-bakker-show-guest-product-claims-virus-cure/4747622002/
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Coronavirus: US man dies after taking drug touted by Trump
https://www.bbc.com/news/52012242
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2020, 06:48:11 pm »

Grimes: [smugly, speaking of the President of the United States] The boss'll be pleased to know that he made the right decision in the first place.

Dr. Ruth Leavitt: [harsh with sarcasm] Congratulate him on his scientific insight.
 
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