Several online media portals have reported that ‘potential cure’ for COVID-19 has been found by a Ghanaian. The name of the supposed drug is COA FS. One of the reports indicate that COA FS “was sent to China upon request by a doctor and it has helped in the treatment.”
According to other reports , the drug “has helped many who have suffered the COVID-19 with two patients recovering from COVID-19 after 5 days of administering the supplement.”
Verdict: Completely False
Explanation: At the time of putting this report together (March 31, 2020), the World Health Organization (WHO) had not approved any named drug to be used for the treatment of COVID-19. It may be true that some patients may have used the drug in China and recovered but there is no scientific data to categorically state that their recovery was solely based on COA FS.
The manufacturers of the drug The Center of Awareness Global Peace Mission (COA GPM) have issued a disclaimer to debunk the claim.
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