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“Correlation does not equal causation,” says UM COVID-19 researcher

UM virus expert is wary of acupuncturist's claim

March 27, 2020 — 

Dr. Jason Kindrachuk, UM assistant professor and Canada Research Chair in emerging viruses, cautions that herbal or folk remedies against COVID-19 aren’t to be trusted.

In an interview on CBC regarding claims by a Winnipeg acupuncturist advertising ‘coronavirus prevention tea,’ Kindrachuk noted:

“Correlation does not equal causation, and that that is simply how we look at things in the lab.” 

He added: “We have no vaccines and we have no therapeutics. If we can’t validate it, it is purely anecdotal.”

There are currently no medical treatments that prevent or cure COVID-19, Kindrachuk said, and the public needs to question anyone who claims otherwise.

Kindrachuk was one of several Canadian health experts who warned against homeopathic and untested cures for COVID-19.

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