Whenever there’s a heightened sense of fear and hysteria, scammers come out of the woodwork to both amplify and capitalise on the general public’s growing unrest. In recent months I’m sure you, like me, have seen examples of price gouging, fake charities, medical scams, and unhinged conspiracy theories regarding the origin of SARS-CoV-2. Governments, journalists, scientists et al have done their best to protect the public, but found themselves playing a thankless global game of whack-a-mole, where it seems – to me at least – that for every scammer they expose, another one pops up. Over the past few months I’ve done my part in calling out a handful of these parasitic profiteers and have been rewarded with copyright claims and having my work shadow banned. Whilst it would be beneficial for my metrics, as well as my sanity, to move onto another subject, I believe it’s important, particularly at this moment in time, to expose these swindlers and thus have decided to continue my thankless task and expose yet another magical elixir which its proponents would have you believe can fight off COVID-19. The panacea in question has been on my radar for some time now, but it wasn’t until American radio show host and conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones, promoted it live on his podcast that the flood gates opened and I found myself inundated with requests to cover this snake-oil. I am of course talking about colloidal silver.