Monday, August 21, 2023

Man Accused of Selling Fake COVID Cure Found After Three-Year Manhunt, Feds Say; Was Your Delta Flight Canceled Because of Covid-19? This Settlement Might Get You a Refund — Here's How to Tell if You Qualify, and other C-Virus related stories

Man accused of selling fake COVID cure found after three-year manhunt, feds say:
A man accused of posing as a doctor to sell a fake COVID-19 cure has been arrested in Utah following a three-year manhunt, federal officials reported.
Federal agents performing surveillance spotted Gordon Hunter Pedersen, 63, of Cedar Hills, Utah, in Utah County on July 5, leading to his arrest, a news release by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Utah said.
Pederson had been on the run since August 2020, when he failed to appear in court for his indictment on charges including mail fraud, wire fraud and felony introduction of misbranded drugs into interstate commerce with intent to defraud and mislead, prosecutors said.
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pederson sold a “structural alkaline silver” product online, which he claimed “resonates, or vibrates, at a frequency that destroys the membrane of the virus, making the virus incapable of attaching to any healthy cell, or to infect you in anyway,” prosecutors said.
The FDA has warned against silver-based products as not being effective treatment for any known disease or condition.
“Silver has no known functions or benefits in the body when taken by mouth, and it is not an essential mineral,” according to the National Institutes of Health. --->READ MORE HERE
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Was your Delta flight canceled because of Covid-19? This settlement might get you a refund — here's how to tell if you qualify:
Anyone who had plans to fly at the start of 2020 will remember the travel nightmare that began that March when the spread of Covid-19 left a barrage of canceled and disrupted flights.
Now, certain Delta Air Lines passengers whose flights were canceled during the first year of the pandemic might be eligible for compensation, thanks to a class-action lawsuit (Dusko v. Delta Air Lines) the company agreed to settle. A court has yet to decide but has granted preliminary approval of the settlement, per a website dedicated to the class action.
According to the website, Delta "breached its contracts of carriage with ticketholders" by refusing refunds for flights canceled during the pandemic, instead providing credits for future travel. According to the website, Delta has denied all allegations and agreed to settle to avoid further litigation.
A representative for Delta did not respond to Insider's request for comment, made outside regular working hours.
Are you eligible for a refund?
To be eligible, you must be a US citizen who received credit — not cash — for a non-refundable Delta flight canceled between March 1, 2020, and April 30, 2021.
You must have requested a refund but not received one and have unused or partial unused credit as of January 13, 2023.
Delta employees, their family members, judges involved with the case, and their family members, are not eligible. --->READ MORE HERE
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