What’s the Deal With ‘Virus Shut Out’ Necklaces?

Though banned in several countries, the bogus coronavirus prevention lanyards are still circulating

Yasmin Tayag
Medium Coronavirus Blog

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A photo of my friend’s Shut Out Virus necklace.

Maybe you’ve seen people wearing them, or maybe you’ve seen an ad for one online: “Virus Shut Out” necklaces that claim to keep the coronavirus at bay. They look like an identification lanyard you might have worn at a…

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Yasmin Tayag
Medium Coronavirus Blog

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.