UB professor refutes false COVID claims on social media

Published March 1, 2022


Agence France Presse reported on the false claims on social media that hydroxychloroquine can be made from grapefruits and lemons and can cure COVID-19. The story quoted Thomas Russo, professor and chief of infectious disease at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB, who said: "Hydroxychloroquine is not a proven COVID-19 treatment. There is a huge body of data that shows it doesn’t work.” Russo warned that following the recipe outlined in the social media video would be “ill-advised.”

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