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Scammers Attempted To Sell Fake At Home Coronavirus Vaccine Kits

 

Coronavirus particle, illustration. Different strains of coronavirus are responsible for diseases such as the common cold, gastroenteritis and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). A new coronavirus (2019-CoV) emerged in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The virus causes a mild respiratory illness that can develop into pneumonia and be fatal in some cases. The coronaviruses take their name from their crown (corona) of surface proteins, which are used to attach and penetrate their host cells. Once inside the cells, the particles use the cells’ machinery to make more copies of the virus.

 

Has anyone contacted you with information about at home COVID-19 testing kits? If so, DON’T FALL FOR IT!!! It’s been reported by the Department of Justice, or DOJ, that the website www.coronavirusmedicalkit.com has been trying to sell fake at home COVID-19 testing kits and charging consumers $4.95 for shipping. They are attempting to market the kits as WHO, or World Health Organization, regulated kits. The DOJ and WHO encourage citizens to not fall for these scams in an attempt to ease fears. Currently there is no cure or vaccine for COVID-19. The best defense against this illness is to wash your hands consistently with soap and warm water, keep your hands away from your eyes, mouth, nose, and ears, stay away from those that are sick, and practice social distancing. If you feel as if you have symptoms of the Coronavirus, contact healthcare officials immediately.


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