A doctor faces more than $500 billion in civil penalties for telling people to take vitamin D and zinc during the COVID pandemic.
Published on 17.11.2022
A St. Louis chiropractor faces more than $500 billion in civil penalties after being accused of misleading marketing of Covid-19 treatments.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has accused Dr. Dric Nepute, 41, and his company Quickwork of violating Covid-19 consumer protection law by marketing vitamin D and zinc as a means of treating or to prevent Covid-19.
The FTC alleged that Mr. Nepute profited from online sales of vitamin D and zinc products, vitamins that benefit the immune system, during the height of the pandemic. The complaint states that “no published study proves that vitamin D protects against, treats or prevents Covid-19”.
The complaint also states that “Nepute’s lack of factual or scientific basis for these assertions [est] frequently accompanied by equally unsubstantiated claims about applicable science. »
“In short, the defendants sell their products by disseminating information, exploiting fears [au sujet] of a pandemic, and posing a significant risk to public health and safety,” the complaint alleges.
When you think about it, the same criticism can be leveled at those who promoted, and continue to promote, Covid-19 vaccines.
However, vitamin D and zinc are harmless vitamins that are actually proven to help the immune system fight bacteria and viruses, so their promotion should be considered less harmful than that of Covid-19 vaccines. 19.
According to the CDC, “zinc promotes immunity, resistance to infection, and proper growth and development of the nervous system. Their website also states that vitamin D “helps the immune system fight off bacteria and viruses. »
Nepute, whose case will go to trial in March in federal court in Missouri, addressed the lawsuit’s ridiculousness, saying, “The feds are suing me for half a trillion dollars…for telling people to take drugs.” vitamins. »
“The only reason they’re going after me — and they said so — is because I’m the first doctor they sued, and they want to set a precedent,” Nepute said. “They said they wouldn’t stop until they had ‘blood on their sword’. It literally comes from the mouth of the FTC. »
The chiropractor has spent all of his life savings defending himself against this lawsuit, rejecting all offers of settlement because he feels he must oppose these wrongful accusations.
Nepute’s lawyer, Tom Renz, insists that these are “wrongful prosecutions”.
“He did not commit fraud,” Renz said. “He said it would boost your immune system, and it’s true. Both [vitamine D et zinc] are well-known mechanisms for boosting your immune system. »
“It’s just about picking on him because he wasn’t shy about using vitamin D and zinc, and he didn’t like the rant – that’s all it is,” Renz told The Epoch Times. “He had a lot of followers and they wanted to make an example of him… There is no legal basis for them to pursue this matter – none. »
Renz added that Dr. Anthony Fauci even said during an Instagram live stream that vitamin D “does indeed impact your susceptibility to infections,” adding that he “wouldn’t mind recommending” the vitamins. .
So why isn’t the feds prosecuting Dr. Fauci?
“I want to know why it’s okay for Anthony Fauci to say the vaccine stops transmission when he knew it was wrong at the time, and we can show he knew that,” Renz said. .