Disinfo: Coronavirus: Western media in cahoots with Big Pharma ignore successful treatment with vitamin C in China


The Western media ignores the fact that the usage of high dosage of vitamin C saved lives in China.

The mainstream media in cahoots with governments and the medical establishment are suppressing any news regarding the use of a cheap, safe and easy to produce treatment for coronavirus patients. Maybe its because this treatment is being used in Chinese hospitals to save lives.


As the global death toll soars higher we can only hope that more and more doctors will follow in the footsteps of their Chinese colleagues and have the courage to use a safe and cheap treatment that is totally at odds with the big pharma approach currently followed by the World Health Organisation and most governments. The current approach used by many Western Governments has been slow, clumsy and ill informed putting the interests of big business above saving the lives of ordinary people.


Conspiracy theory.

International media have reported extensively on the attempts to treat COVID-19 with high doses of vitamin C. US Newsweek, French Le Monde, German Süddeutsche Zeitung and Belgian Le Soir to mention a few. The reporting also shows that vitamin C by no means can be seen as a "miracle cure" at any stage of the disease. Researchers continue to follow various approaches for treatment of COVID-19, including treatment with vitamin C.

See related examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation about the coronavirus, alleging that Big Pharma benefits from coronavirus panic; and that it spreads rumors about the coronavirus to further the business interests. 


  • Reported in: Issue 190
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: China, US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Conspiracy theory


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