Fact-checked by: Correctiv

2020/05/26 | Germany, Ecuador

PARTLY FALSE: Chlorine dioxide healed 100 Covid-19 patients in Ecuador according to a study by Andreas Ludwig Kalcker. The article also states that Covid-19 is no lung disease but thrombosis and 88 percent of the patients given artificial respiration with ventilator die.

Explanation: Chlorine dioxide is not medicine, it can be dangeous. The alleged study from Ecuador is not credible. Furthermore, COVID-19 is mainly a lung disease and makes artificial respiration necessary for patients to survive. The number of 88 percent deceased patients was wrongly cited from a study.

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