After hearing the likes of Pete Evans going around shamelessly spruiking his COVID-19 pseudoscience and fake cures involving biochargers, one has to wonder how he’s been getting away with doing such a dangerous thing without any consequences. Well it seems like the universe has had enough of Pete Evans’ rubbish and decided to slap him in the face with some long-overdue karma and a big fine.
Speaking of COVID-19 pseudoscience, the GOAT team talk about some of the ridiculous claims and conspiracies going around on ‘It’s Been A Big Day For…’ below:
Pete Evans previously made headlines for a Facebook livestream in which he claimed his $14,990 Biocharger machine thingy was some miracle panacea that could prevent or even cure COVID-19.
Just in case people need to be told, Pete Evans’ ridiculous Biocharger is pure nonsense that’s more likely to birth a unicorn than cure COVID-19 and is nothing more than another example of that dangerous pseudoscience going around.
Unsurprisingly, the Therapeutic Goods Administration looked into Pete Evans’ fake COVID-19 remedy device and decided to slap him with a big $25,200 fine after discovering that his Biocharger thingy was *checks notes* complete bullsh*t.
According to the TGA’s statement, Pete Evans was served two infringement notices for alleged breaches of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989, one for his shameless promotion of the Biocharger during his Facebook livestream and one for advertising breaches on his website claiming his machine did things like “proven to restore strength, stamina, co-ordination and mental clarity,”
“Mr Evans allegedly live streamed on his Facebook page, which has more than 1.4 million followers, claims that the device could be used in relation to “Wuhan Coronavirus” – a claim which has no apparent foundation, and which the TGA takes extremely seriously.”
Ouch. Maybe Pete can use his Biocharger to nurse that major burn he just copped. He does claim his miracle machine helps in the “recovery from an injury.”
At a time when you got prominent figures and world leaders sprouting COVID-19 nonsense, like injecting people with disinfectant, seeing someone like Pete Evans get a big dose of justice in the form of fine and a smack from the karma hammer is nice reminder that common sense still exists.
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