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'High doses of Vitamin C cannot prevent Covid-19'


The Digital Economy and Society Ministry has warned people not to believe or share news and Internet posts claiming that injecting 10,000 milligrams of Vitamin C can help prevent Covid-19.

“The ministry’s Anti-Fake News Centre contacted the Department of Health Service Support, Ministry of Public Health to verify this information and was told that there was no concrete evidence proving that a Vitamin C injection could help prevent the new coronavirus,” said the Centre via its Facebook page.

“Any hospital or clinic providing vitamin injection services that makes such a claim is committing puffery and could be punishable by either imprisonment or fine,” it said, adding, “To protect oneself from getting infected with Covid-19, people must maintain social distancing, wear a face mask in public, wash their hands regularly, and eat freshly cooked foods.”

Please do not share wrong information, as it could spread misunderstanding amid the outbreak, the ministry said.

For more information, contact Department of Health Service Support on tel No. 1667 or www.hss.moph.go.th.

Published : January 22, 2021

By : THE NATION