Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup July 9, 2020

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For Immediate Release:
July 09, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Today, a U.S. District Court in Florida granted a        motion for default judgment and a permanent                  injunction   against the Genesis II Church of Health         and Healing, Jonathan Grenon, and Jordan Grenon for      violating federal law by distributing their product,            “Miracle Mineral Solution,” an industrial bleach that        the defendants claim is a cure for COVID-19 and other     serious diseases. The order issued today permanently       prohibits the defendants from selling or distributing         unapproved or misbranded products, such as Mineral       Miracle Solution (MMS). In prior warning statements,     the FDA has urged consumers not to purchase or use       MMS, explaining that drinking MMS is the same as         drinking bleach and can cause dangerous side effects,   including severe vomiting, diarrhea, and life-                  threatening low-blood pressure. In May, the federal         judge entered a preliminary injunction against the            Genesis II Church of Health and Healing and four            individual defendants associated with the entity.

  • Testing updates

             To date, the FDA has currently authorized 171 

              tests under EUAs; these include 142 molecular

              tests, 27 antibody tests, and 2 antigen tests.

The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The agency also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products.