Results for - Beware Of Scams And Quick Fixes

2,462 voters participated in this survey

1. A man has died and his wife was left fighting for her life after the pair took fish tank cleaner in an attempt to self-medicate for Covid-19. The couple, from Phoenix, Arizona, took chloroquine phosphate - an additive commonly used in aquariums but which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration in its medicinal form for treating malaria, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. However, they did not take it in its medical form. President Trump has suggested the additive as a potential treatment for Covid-19, but the FDA has not approved it as a medication for the deadly disease. Have you heard any other possible treatment or cure for the virus being mentioned in recent days?

Yes
25%
596 votes
No
64%
1,531 votes
Undecided
11%
273 votes

2. Do you think treatments or possible "cures" should only be mentioned if, and when, they are confirmed to be safe and effective to prevent people from doing home treatments, like this couple did?

Yes
57%
1,378 votes
Unsure
17%
417 votes
No, they should be talked about so the public knows
25%
605 votes

3. Have you seen any advertising, or received any emails or posts regarding herbal, experimental or other such "cures" or remedies regarding Covid-19?

Yes
17%
398 votes
No
72%
1,734 votes
Undecided
11%
268 votes

4. There has been a lot of misinformation and scams on social media and on the internet regarding this virus. I have seen people selling "masks" and "herbal remedies", many which do not work or can even be harmful. I guess just like everything, when some feel there is an opportunity to scam the public, they will take it. Don't you find this sad?

Yes
81%
1,935 votes
No
7%
173 votes
Undecided
12%
292 votes
03/26/2020 News 2462 112 Anonymous

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