CNN anchor Anderson Cooper called out MyPillow CEO Mike Lidell for promoting an unproven treatment — the supplement Oleandrin — for COVID-19.
Cooper compared Lindell to a “snake oil salesman” and accused him of telling “a complete lie” about Oleandrin, which Lindell reportedly has a financial investment in.
Cooper said the U.S. military and FDA determined that the Oleandrin supplement was “a waste of time,” but Lindell claimed that he had seen a study proving the Oleandrin worked on the coronavirus.
Cooper said there has not been any such study published:
You got to see a study but you don’t remember anything about it. You don’t remember who did it. You don’t remember their control group… Because you think that just by coming on and getting this name out there for this unproven thing, desperate people will get it…. You’re a snake oil salesman telling people, take this product, you’re desperate.
Lindell wanted to know why Cooper was “attacking” him over his claims, and Cooper responded:
Because you are telling people who are desperate to take something that is unproven. You have no evidence to back it up. It’s kind of morally bankrupt.
(Source: CNN via YouTube)