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Burnaby residents among those receiving COVID-19 'cure' flyer

Alex Murguia is warning people not get duped by the latest claim of a cure for COVID-19, for which there is no known vaccine
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Alex Murguia is warning people not get duped by the latest claim of a cure for COVID-19, for which there is no known vaccine.

Murguia said he was shocked to see a flyer in his mail from a U.S.-based manufacturer of an immune-system boosting acid called Legado.

NRP Organics makes a bizarre suggestion in its flyer that its product can help fight the virus by restoring “gut function in addition to its regular immune boosting properties. Humic/Fulvic have been studied and found to be effective with many types of viruses.”

Murguia said every suite in his building complex found one of the flyers in their mailbox just last week. Other people in Metro Vancouver have reported receiving the flyer, including in Burnaby.

“I did not contact these unscrupulous people but did see their website is open for business,” Murguia said.

“I truly believe everyone should be aware that we must remain vigilant and on the lookout of these deceiving practices that could have an impact in our health and economy.

“It is shameful and quite frankly, I am even surprised Canada Post did not flag these.”

Last week, a naturopath in B.C. got rebuked on social media and from the authorities for claiming to have a cure for COVID-19, which has killed more than 16,000 around the world since it surfaced in China late last year.

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