Kristine Phillips, USA TODAY Published 5:00 p.m. ET April 24, 2020 | Updated 8:54 p.m. ET April 24, 2020CLOSE President Trump’s comments on disinfectants and sunlight being used to kill coronavirus sparked backlash on social media and with medical professionals. USA TODAYWASHINGTON — A Texas wellness company was barred from promoting “ozone therapy” as treatment for coronavirus following a lawsuit by the Justice Department alleging that the claim is false and could lead to harmful health consequences, the agency announced Friday.Purity Health and Wellness Centers, Inc. in Dallas used its Instagram account to claim to potential customers that its ozone treatments can cure and prevent COVID-19, according to a complaint filed earlier this week by federal prosecutors in Texas. One post said: “The CORONAVIRUS is here in the USA. The only prevention is ozone. #coronavirus #ozonetherapy.”In other posts, the company wrote:”Concerns over CORONAVIRUS—you don’t have to worry if you do ozone! #coronavirus #epidemic #ebola #ozonetherapy.””Corona Virus update: ozone eradicates lethal viruses and bacteria. #coronavirus #ozonetherapy.”No medical basis: Experts say there’s no proof that disinfectants and sunlight could treat coronavirusCOVID-19 scam: Man tried to sell nonexistent face masks to VA in multi-million-dollar fraud schemeA federal judge on Thursday granted a permanent injunction


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