Fact-checked by: Myth Detector

2021/09/13 | Georgia, United States

FALSE: An American doctor claims that she had cured hundreds of critically ill patients from the coronavirus infection with the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine and zinc. According to the doctor, wearing facemasks and imposing restrictions to tackle coronavirus is not necessary, because treatment with hydroxychloroquine and zinc is absolutely effective against coronavirus, although pharmaceutical companies and pseudoscientists try to hide this information.

Explanation: The claim that the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine together with zinc cures the coronavirus is disinformation and is a false treatment known as “The Zelenko Protocol”. The video represents a fragment of a recording released in July 2020 by a group of conspiracy theorists and antivaxxer doctors known as America's Frontline Doctors, which was restricted from being circulated on various social media sites last year due to popularizing a false treatment.

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