Chinese exile Guo Wengui uses misinformation network to push unproven drugs to treat Covid - 2021-09-07

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F0.png Chinese exile Guo Wengui uses misinformation network to push unproven drugs to treat Covid September 7, 2021, Brian Schwartz, CNBC

Guo Wengui, a wealthy businessman who fled China in 2014 and is linked to several high-profile far-right personalities in America, has been using his online network to promote unproven drugs to treat Covid-19 while spreading misinformation about the vaccines used to combat the disease.

As recently as Sunday on a livestream, Guo used his show on the online platform GTV to push ivermectin, which is used to treat parasitic infections, and malaria drug artemisinin as ways to battle the coronavirus.

Neither the Food and Drug Administration nor the World Health Organization have approved either drug for treating Covid. The FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have warned against using ivermectin to treat and prevent Covid infections.

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