‘Holistic healing’ store in Sydney’s exclusive east is slammed for claiming you can prevent coronavirus with ‘reiki, crystals and essential oils’
- A shop in Bondi, in Sydney’s east, is claiming they can prevent the coronavirus
- A sign at the store says it can be prevented with reiki, crystals and essential oils
- There is currently no vaccine or cure for coronavirus and will not be developed
- In Australia there are 636 confirmed cases and six people have died from it
- Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?
A ‘holistic healing’ store has been slammed for wrongly claiming that coronavirus can be prevented with reiki, crystals, essential oils and meditation.
The store in Sydney’s eastern suburbs said the killer virus could be prevented with holistic healing – despite there being no scientific evidence to back up their claims.
‘Prevent corona by boosting your immune system through reiki, crystals, essential oils and meditation,’ the sign out the front of their store read.
The store, located at Bondi Junction in Sydney’s east, has claimed the killer virus can be prevented with holistic healing
An image of the dangerous sign was posted to Reddit with the caption: ‘This brand of idiocy is a sight to behold’.
There are currently 636 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia and six deaths from the viral disease.
There is currently no vaccine or cure for the coronavirus ready to be used on humans and it is not likely one will be developed in time to slow down the outbreak.
People were quick to slam the holistic healing store, accusing the business of endangering the lives of its customers.
‘Dangerous and probably also illegal. They can’t advertise that right? What load of bulls**t,’ one person wrote.
‘Boosting your immune system (if any of those methods worked, which they don’t) is bad. That’s how you end up with auto immune diseases. Such bulls**t,’ another said.
‘I wonder if just calling it “Corona” is their way of getting around any regulations,’ another commented.
Daily Mail Australia contacted the store for comment about the sign but they said they were too busy.
There is currently no vaccine or cure for the coronavirus and it is not likely one will be developed in time to slow down the outbreak
Currently, governments and health authorities are working to contain the virus and care for patients who are sick and stop them infecting other people.
People who catch the illness are being quarantined in hospitals, where their symptoms can be treated and they will be away from the uninfected public.
While no vaccine exists, those suffering are being advised to take medication to ease their symptoms such as the sore throat, headache and runny nose.
Australia has had its highest number of new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours.
Coronavirus cases in Australia have skyrocketed from 73 to 636 in less than two weeks, with more than 204,000 people globally infected by the disease.
Coronavirus cases in Australia have skyrocketed from 73 to 636 in less than two weeks, with more than 204,000 people globally infected by the disease
More than 81,000 people globally have recovered from the disease, while the Australian death toll is six.
Australia is set for an explosion in coronavirus cases in the next 14 days before the potential effects of social distancing kick in, experts have warned.
With cases of the virus now doubling every three days on home soil, more than 1,000 Australians will likely be struck down with the virus by the weekend.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison introduced a social distancing policy last week, asking people to keep at least 1.5m distance between each other to avoid catching the coronavirus.
He then suspended international travel and banned indoor gatherings of more than 100 people on Wednesday.