Please note - We objected to the articles headline and were told we had no control over it - these were their chosen words. We never made this statement. The formula is about support of the immune system. It is the immune system that responds to the virus. There are links the the various research articles published over the years on each of the ingredients in the formula and we invite people to read these first before making assumptions and putting them online. And no we did not pay for the article.