Televangelist Jim Bakker has been on the hot seat after a guest on his show suggested that his product might be effective when it comes to protecting bodies against COVID-19 or the Coronavirus. That guest also claimed that his product can kill the virus and dubbed the product as a "miracle treatment."
Health experts seemed disagreed with the claims and have advised the public that this product is pure fraud and should stay away.
The product is called "Silver Solution" and available on Bakker's website
Dr. Sherrill Sellman was among the guests in the show. The guest was reportedly has a naturopathy doctorate degree from an unaccredited university.
During airing the program, Sellman stated that this product is actually useful and effective in treating Wuhan coronavirus. Sellman also claimed that it could boost and aid the immune system of a person and make them less vulnerable to the virus.
"Well, let's say [Silver Solution] hasn't been tested on this strain of the coronavirus, but it's been tested on other strains of the coronavirus and has been able to eliminate it within 12 hours, totally eliminate it. Kills it, deactivates it. And then it boosts your immune system, so then you can support the recovery, because when you kill the virus, then the immune system comes into action to clear it out. So you want a vibrant immune system as well as an ability to deactivate these viruses," Sellman said.
Experts are advising everyone to stay away from these products as they are fraud products
Bakker has been convincing everyone to buy Silver Solution and has stated on his TV Show that it has been "tested" and that it works on basically everything.
Dr. Peter Lurie, president of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, commented on Bakker's claim. He said Bakker's Silver Solution is just a "snake oil." Lurie told Inside Edition that the said product has no proof about its effectiveness. He added it is better to stay away from Silver Solution.
Looking at Bakker's website, he has been selling Silver Solution in various types of packages with different sizes. He priced the product at $40 with no instructions or directions on how the product is supposed to be used. The description of the product says, "works faster, longer, and more efficiently than other silvers to support your immune system."
The coronavirus came into light from Wuhan, China, in late 2019 and has been spread all throughout a number of different countries, and cases have seemed to be growing by the day though the majority of it still remains in China.
Some news teams have tried to get the side of Bakker and Sellman regarding the accusations to Silver Solution. As of now, none of them answered the calls from the news teams.