Jim Bakker Is Selling Colloidal Silver As A Cure For The Coronavirus

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Jim Bakker agreed with a guest that his "Silver Solution" could likely zap the coronavirus in under 12 hours.

Televangelist Jim Bakker sells all sorts of goodies to his faithful followers, from food buckets to water bottles to vitamins — and that includes his “Silver Solution,” which the pastor claims will get rid of “all venereal diseases.”

But according to the Friendly Atheist, Bakker allowed a guest on his show to tell his gullible followers an even more dangerous falsehood: that the colloidal silver concoction will also “deactivate” the coronavirus in under 12 hours.

Speaking with Dr. Sherrill Sellman on his show this week, Bakker said, “This influenza, that is now circling the globe, you’re saying that Silver Solution would be effective?”

Sellman — who is not a medical doctor but “a naturopath who boasts of having ‘simple solutions to complex issues’” — replied, “Well, let’s say it hasn’t been tested on this strain of the coronavirus, but it’s been tested on other strains of the coronavirus and has been able to eliminate it within 12 hours.”

“Totally eliminates it. Kills it. Deactivates it,” she said. “And then it boosts your immune system, so then you can support the recovery, ’cause when you kill the virus then your immune system comes into action to clear it out. So you want a vibrant immune system as well as an ability to deactivate these viruses.”

Friendly Atheist noted that while there is zero evidence to back up Sellman’s claim, there is plenty of evidence to show that colloidal silver can have serious side effects:

On his website, there’s a link specifically for California residents — a Proposition 65 Warning — that says “This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.”

And according to the National Institutes of Health, one of the most common effects is “argyria, a bluish-gray discoloration of the skin, which is usually permanent,” and it can also cause “poor absorption of some drugs, such as certain antibiotics and thyroxine (used to treat thyroid deficiency).”

The Food and Drug Administration warned in 1999 that colloidal silver is not only dangerous but also is not “effective for treating any disease or condition.”

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JAM661
JAM661

Why is this guy not in jail for fraud and for selling dangerous products. This is crazy!.

DucK1950
DucK1950

This little Bald headed freak still owes us 45 years in Prison! He got out! Now doing the same thing as before! Taking from the elderly and sick! I have heard him talk about Gays! He laid with Men!! He was with Jessica Hahn! There is nothing he won't do for money!! LOCK HIM UP! He backs Rump because he is as big a thief as he is!! Shut him down and sister Paula Pearls too!


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