The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) warning about fake coronavirus vaccines.
“Because COVID-19 has never been seen in humans before, there are currently no vaccines to prevent or drugs to treat COVID-19 approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA is working with vaccine and drug manufacturers to develop new vaccines for and find drugs to treat COVID-19 as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, some people and companies are trying to profit from this pandemic by selling unproven and illegally marketed products that make false claims, such as being effective against the coronavirus,” – The FDA said.
To date there are many fraudulent products, which is unauthorized fraudulent test kits for COVID-19 that sold online.
“You will risk unknowingly spreading COVID-19 or not getting treated appropriately if you use an unauthorized test. The FDA is supportive of at-home testing for COVID-19 if there is data and science to support consumer safety and test accuracy,” – The FDA warns.
Fake Coronavirus Vaccines
FDA actively inform media about new companies, that joined to the vaccine development. All of them, who take part in warp speed operation or just working on this problem are not finishing, and don’t showing the final result yet.
“The FDA is actively monitoring for any firms marketing products with fraudulent COVID-19 diagnostic, prevention and treatment claims. The FDA is exercising its authority to protect consumers from firms selling unauthorized products with false or misleading claims. The FDA may send warning letters, or pursue seizures or injunctions against people, products, or companies that violate the law. We are also increasing our enforcement at ports of entry to ensure that fraudulent products do not enter the country through our borders,” – was published on the FDA website.
How to Protect Yourself
At first, there are no FDA-approved products to prevent COVID-19. That’s why Administration recommend to all the customers be suspicion to websites and stores selling products that claim to prevent, treat or cure COVID-19.
“Products marketed for veterinary use, or “for research use only,” or otherwise not for human consumption, have not been evaluated for safety and should never be used by humans. For example, the FDA is aware of people trying to prevent COVID-19 by taking a product called chloroquine phosphate, which is sold to treat parasites in aquarium fish. Products for veterinary use or for “research use only” may have adverse effects, including serious illness and death, when taken by people. Don’t take any form of chloroquine unless it has been prescribed for you by your health care provider and obtained from legitimate sources,” – administration stated.
The FDA published some safety rules, for users:
- Be suspicious of products that claim to treat a wide range of diseases.
- Personal testimonials are no substitute for scientific evidence.
- Few diseases or conditions can be treated quickly, so be suspicious of any therapy claimed as a “quick fix.”
- If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
- “Miracle cures,” which claim scientific breakthroughs or contain secret ingredients, are likely a hoax.
- Know that you can’t test yourself for coronavirus disease.
Need to remember that if you have symptoms of COVID-19, follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines, and speak to your medical provider. Only qualified health care provider can give you advice about whether you should get tested and the process for being tested in your area.