Joshua Bote, USA TODAY Published 3:48 p.m. ET March 13, 2020 | Updated 4:19 p.m. ET March 13, 2020CLOSE As flu season comes to an end and allergy season starts to heat up, there may be concerns about symptoms that mimic the new coronavirus COVID-19. WochitConspiracy theorist and far-right radio host Alex Jones was ordered by the New York attorney general to stop shilling phony coronavirus cures.Attorney General Letitia James’ office sent Jones a cease-and-desist letter Thursday, calling his “latest mistruths” a “serious threat” to Americans’ well-being.Jones has peddled colloidal silver-infused toothpaste, mouthwash, creams and dietary supplements, among a slew of other products, that he called a “stopgate” against the virus, according to a statement from the attorney general.He also claimed, the statement said, that the federal government endorsed his toothpaste as a product that “kills the whole SARS-corona family at point blank range.”According to the National Institutes of Health, colloidal silver may be dangerous – and no studies show its benefits as a treatment for any disease or condition, including COVID-19.Fake coronavirus cures: Missouri attorney general files suit against ‘Jim Bakker Show’ over coronavirus ‘cure’This week: Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones charged with DWI in TexasNo treatment has been approved by the U.S. Food and


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