Fact-checked by: Science Feedback

2020/05/22 | United States

FALSE: Dolores Cahill claims in an interview on TheHighWire that there is already a preventive strategy and treatment for COVID-19 through “nutrition, vitamins and hydroxychloroquine”, therefore social distancing is unnecessary.

Explanation: Contrary to Cahill’s claims, no therapeutic strategy has been proven effective to prevent or treat COVID-19 yet. Current evidence indicates that precautionary measures including frequent handwashing, cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched objects, use of masks, and social distancing are effective to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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This false claim originated from: Dolores Cahill, The HighWire

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