Two advertisements for a machine claiming to be an effective alternative to vaccination against Covid-19 have been banned.
Advertising for the electronic bioresonance machine – one on the Resonator.de Website and another on Facebook – said the device produced a “resonant frequency in microamps from a tiny 9 volt battery that will kill your parasites, bad bacteria and viruses”.
A subheading with the inscription “Long Covid” was followed by the text: “Long Covid happens because the immune system has not removed all viruses. Viruses are sucked into underperforming cells and mistaken for food …
“The only way to get rid of these replicants and any other virus is to use a resonator … Using the resonator daily until the symptoms go away will ensure that the body is free of the virus. This generally takes a week or two. “
Another subheading at the bottom of the page read, “Could the resonator replace vaccines?” and continued, “While parasites and bacteria are living things and can be killed by chemical drugs, viruses are not alive and therefore cannot be killed.
“They have to be destroyed, and the only sure way to destroy a virus is to shake it to pieces, which the resonator does … Yes, it can replace vaccines at will – if it is used it will destroy any virus, any parasite or bad bacteria that invade the body. “
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received two complaints, including one from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) that the advertisements contained medical claims for a product that did not bear the CE safety label, a basic treatment for Covid -19 refused and claimed the product could treat the virus, replace vaccines and be an alternative to the Covid-19 vaccine, reports PA.
Anthony Grant, who describes himself as an energy psychologist and acts as Resonator.de, confirmed that the Facebook ads had been deleted, but told the ASA that he believed the remaining ads were relevant and would not be removed.
Mr Grant said he believed the resonator and similar devices would have cured Covid-19 as well as other diseases.
The website continues to advertise and sell the device.
The ASA said it saw no evidence that the resonator could treat or prevent Covid-19.
It stated: “We concluded that the advertisements contained medical claims for a product that was not a CE marked medical device and discouraged consumers from receiving basic treatment under the supervision of a suitably qualified medical practitioner therefore violate the code. “
The ASA added, “We believed that consumers would likely interpret these claims to mean that the Resonator product could prevent and treat Covid-19 and offer an alternative to vaccination.
“Given the risk that people could be deterred from the vaccination, resulting in less protection for them and the population in general, we concluded that the advertisements were also irresponsible.”
The ASA ruled that the ads should no longer appear, adding, “We said so Resonator.de to make sure they weren’t making any medical claims on a product unless it was a CE marked medical device and they had sufficient evidence of the claims to be effective.
“We told them not to discourage basic treatment for conditions that require medical supervision. We also told them not to suggest or imply that the Resonator is an effective alternative to vaccinating against Covid-19 and to ensure that their advertisements are socially responsible. “
Anthony Grant said, “The resonator kills Covid-19 in the body and if every surgery had one there would never be another pandemic. It is inexpensive and should be in every household. It would save the NHS. “