Amulets may prevent COVID-19, says a paper in Elsevier journal. (They don’t.)

Amulets may prevent COVID-19, says a paper in Elsevier journal. (They don’t.)

We asked Moses Turkle Bility, a Pitt professor who is listed as corresponding author of the paper, whether he in fact wrote it. He confirmed that he did:…I kindly suggest you read the article and examine the evidence provided. Clearly the idea that a black scientist can provide a paradigm shifting idea offends a lot of individuals. We asked Bility for evidence that “Nephrite-Jade amulets, a calcium-ferromagnesian silicate, may prevent COVID-19,” and whether promoting non-evidence-based interventions during a pandemic was a good idea. His non-answer:Dear Dr. Oransky, please read and understand the article in its entirety, before you make a hasty decision.

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