Arizona Church Trump Visited Told To Stop Claiming It Can Purify COVID From Air
“Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) on Friday sent cease and desist letters to Glendale-based Clean Air EXP and Phoenix-based Dream City Church, demanding that they stop claiming that Clean Air EXP's air filtration systems can purify air of 99 percent of the virus that causes COVID-19,” reported the Hill.
- The church, which Trump visited earlier this week for a rally, “has said that the company's air filtration system ‘kills 99 percent of COVID within 10 minutes’ and that ‘when you come into [the church’s] auditorium, 99 percent of COVID is gone.’”
- During the rally, “very few people in the crowd of about 3,000 were seen wearing masks.”
- Brnovich noted that he was “aware of no scientific research or public health authority that has certified any kind of air treatment product as a means of universally preventing COVID-19 infections at all or at any distance.”
- In a statement, Brnovich said: “Businesses cannot mislead consumers with their advertising, especially when it comes to health issues as serious as COVID-19. “We will not tolerate companies or individuals attempting to deceive or exploit the public during this public health crisis.”
The Hill noted that “both Dream City Church and Clean Air EXP have until Monday to comply [with] Brnovich's letters.”