Alex Jones accused of selling fake coronavirus cures

No treatments or vaccines for coronavirus have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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In this handout photo provided by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, InfoWars founder Alex Jones is seen in a police booking photo in Austin after his arrest on charges of DWI (driving while intoxicated) after a traffic stop March 10, 2020 Travis County, Texas. Jones was released on bond and is now accused of selling fake coronavirus cures.

Photo by Travis County Sheriff’s Office/Handout via Getty Images

NEW YORK — New York’s attorney general is demanding that conspiracy monger Alex Jones stop hawking phony coronavirus treatments.

Attorney General Letita James’ office sent a cease-and-desist letter Thursday saying it’s “extremely concerned” by Jones’ claims that toothpaste, dietary supplements, creams, and other products sold on his website can prevent and cure the disease, known as COVID-19.

Jones, known for pushing conspiracy theories about school shootings and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, touted the products on his radio show last week, according to the letter.

No treatments or vaccines have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the National Institutes of Health says there is no scientific evidence to suggest alternative remedies can prevent or cure the illness.

“As the coronavirus continues to pose serious risks to public health, Alex Jones has spewed outright lies and has profited off of New Yorkers’ anxieties,” said James, a Democrat.

An email seeking comment was sent to a media mailbox on Jones’ website, InfoWars.com. The 46-year-old was arrested on Tuesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

The cease-and-desist letter to Jones was the fourth that James’ office has issued this week regarding fake coronavirus products. One ordered televangelist Jim Bakker to stop selling a purported coronavirus cure. The state of Missouri sued Bakker this week over the sales.

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