The Department of Justice reported that a United States federal court entered a permanent injunction to halt an alleged health center and its principal from selling a purported “ozone therapy” that was supposedly “95% effective in treating COVID-19” in Dallas, Texas. Purity Health and Wellness Centers, and Jean Juanita Allen—one of its owners—apparently had been fraudulently promoting a so-called ozone therapy as a treatment for COVID-19. The defendants agreed to be bound by permanent injunction barring them from marketing such a fraudulent scheme—preying off people’s fears surrounding COVID-19. That the great majority continue to respond to this terrible pandemic in altruistic ways is apparent—those few bad apples seeking to exploit the situation for illicit gain face a formidable federal dragnet.
Can it Get this Low?
As reported by ABC News, this injunction is the result of the Justice Department’s action to crack down on a growing number of scammers promoting fraudulent COVID-19 treatments. In this case, criminals’ prey on those experiencing fear and anxiety by peddling illicit treatments, such as “ozone therapies,” where the treatment actually increases the amount of ox...
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