Candace Owens Should Be Feeling Blue Shortly ……… And Permanently

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In a world of scams, it appears that Candace Owens has reached the apotheosis of scams, colloidal silver, which not only provides no health benefits but eventually turns your skin permanently blue.

She is touting it as a Covid cure:

Right-wing personality Candace Owens is urging her fans to consume a quack medical cure known for turning users’ skin blue.

In an Instagram video posted on Thursday, Owens praised the use of colloidal silver as a daily supplement, a treatment that comes with no valid medical use and plenty of health risks.

“Yes, colloidal silver!” Owens said in the video. “I take colloidal silver every single day, I love colloidal silver. That is a great one. That is another one that people probably know nothing about.”

While Owens and others have praised preventative use of colloidal silver as a way to stave off illness, colloidal silver has no valid medical purpose and plenty of potential dangers. In extreme cases, according to the Mayo Clinic, colloidal silver can cause seizure or organ problems.

Owens didn’t respond to a request for comment.

But colloidal silver’s most famous side effect is argyria — a condition that turns users’ skin a bluish-gray color, usually permanently. Despite those risks, colloidal silver has sometimes been embraced by political outsiders, including some libertarians seeking treatments for a variety of illnesses outside the medical system. Montana Libertarian politician Stan Jones, for example, turned his skin blue by consuming colloidal silver.

This sh%$ can shred your liver and kidneys, and I am not wishing that on Candace Owens and her Evil Minions™, but I am wishing that they all turn blue.

It really is remarkable just how much of the right-wing infrastructure is just an exercise in defrauding true believers.

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