Jim Bakker Accused Of Selling Fake Coronavirus Cure
A well known television evangelist is facing tourble. Jim Bakker, along with Morningside Church Productions claimed a "Silver Solution" could cure the coronavirus. The product includes Silver Solution, also called "Silver Sol" and Optivida Silver Solution." The Missouri Attorney General's Office contends that Bakker has been targeting the elderly with claims that the product boosts the immune system and can even act as a contravirus cure.
Bakker runs his show through Morningside Church, a for-profit entity. According to the state of Missouri's lawsuit against Bakker, "On the Jim Bakker Show, aired on multiple networks across the country, and on Jim Bakker Show website Bakker solicited the business of consumers to purchase Silver Solution as a product to support your immune system, speed up natural processes that have positive effects on the body and resonating at just the right frequency to disrupt foreign elements without disturbing the body's natural environment. The coronavirus cure lawsuit details a concersation Bakker had with Sherill Sellman, a naturopathic doctor about Silver Solution. According to the legal complaint, Bakker and Sellman claim that the product can eliminate, kill and totally deactivate certain strains of the coronavirus. Sellman also stated "Silver Sol" has been proven by the government that it has the ability to kill every pathogen it has ever been tested on including SARS and HIV.
Bakker recommended viewers to make donations of $80 to $125 to receive the so called contravirus cure.
The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have warned seven companies over marketing their products as coronavirus cures, including Jim Bakker and Morningside Church. The FDA letter to Bakker and his company states, "There are currently no vaccines, potions, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over the counter products available to treat or cure coronavirus disease.
Bakker's product, Silver Solution, contains colloidal silver. Although Bakker claims the product works to boost the immune system by reasonating at just the right frequency, the National Institutes of Health say that side effects of the product may be dangerous and include turning the skin a blue-gray color.
Silver Solution and related products have reportedly been removed from the Jim Bakker show's online store since the FDA's warning letter.
Other more dangerous activities represented as coronavirus cures include drinking a supplement containing chlorine, drinks laced with methanol and using skin sanitizer that led to burns.
The State of Missouri is represented by Attorney General Eric Schmitt in the lawsuit against Bakker.