Anti-vaxx groups and some doctors advocate borax baths, among others, NBC News reports, in an effort to covid-19 vaccine they have already taken. The intended audience for the baths would supposedly regret getting the covid-19 vaccine because they consumed other misinformation. It’s worth noting that there is no way to roll back the vaccine.
In a video previously circulating on TikTok, versions of which are on Facebook without a fact-check label, Dr. Carrie Madej, internal medicine specialist and prominent anti-vaxx disinformation peddler Dr. Carrie Madej, seeing the formula in a microphone. She claims that her “detox bath” contains radiation poisoning, pesticides, heavy metals and… “some” parasites, with ingredients that have long been mistakenly circulated as panacea detoxifiers. She recommends baking soda and epsom salts (for radiation), bentonite clay (for mold and yeast), and a whole cup of borax (for nanotechnology). “Scrub, scrub, scrub,” she says, “20 minutes, as hot as you can tolerate it, right?”
Health experts broadly agree that toxins can only be absorbed by, but not deleted through, the skin. but heyhypothetically anything could beat liquid nanotechnology because it’s imaginary.
Scrubbing your body with borax, a cleaning agent that can kill cockroaches, is unwise. The National Library of Medicine has deemed borax a health hazard, and researchers affiliated with the World Health Organization have found that, in high enough doses, it may cause nausea, convulsions, diarrhea, headache, weakness and drowsiness.
Madej’s broader belief system becomes even more questionable. She claims the vaccine contains liquid nanotechnology that programs human behavior with AI so that atheists can upload your consciousness to the cloud and ‘download’ them to hologram avatars. (I won’t link.) If that leaves no room for doubt, consider the fact that she claimed to have figured this out before the vaccine was even given to the public. Madej couldn’t study the vaccine, and she does not provide a reliable source for this information.
Madej’s video is contributing to the deluge of unmoderated covid-19 misinformation about vaccines is circulating on social media, especially by people who claim to be a doctor, and this misinformation is quite literal kill people, including are proponents. NBC News reports that anti-vaxxers are too promotion of cupping and blood collection as vaccine extraction methods. TikTok is still showing piles of #vaccinedetox videos, including a bottle of hydrogen peroxide and an assortment of stock items next to a bathtub. They can also be found on Instagram Reels, of course, through a vaccine information interstitial, with assortments of vitamins, homeopathic medicines and spray bottles.
TikTok apparently removed the viral video, although less viewed reposts are still searchable. Facebook is still platforming Madej, where she posted today that her Twitter account was suspended.
If Facebook only 12 . has deleted accounts, the Center for Countering Digital Hate has found, it could remove 65% of the misinformation about vaccines on the site. On a related note, wI’ve reached the point where one in three you.s. residents report that a family member or close friend has died of covid-19.
Neither Facebook nor TikTok were available to respond to Gizmodo’s request for comment.