Fact-checked by: Chequeado

2020/07/08 | Argentina, Bolivia, Spain, Colombia

FALSE: Consuming chlorine dioxide cures the coronavirus.

Explanation: The chemical compound is a derivative of sodium chlorite that has been promoted for commercial purposes since the 1990s, as a "miracle mineral solution" that supposedly cures the most diverse diseases. However, several state health protection agencies and specialists claim that it is harmful and prohibit its use and sale to the public. Furthermore, the preparation has not been shown to combat the new coronavirus because, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), "until now no medicine has been shown to prevent or cure this disease."

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