Leaflets being handed out in Marlow suggesting that there is a cure for Covid-19 have been branded a "dangerous scam" by a resident.

The leaflets that claim the drug - which we have chosen not to name because its use in Covid-19 sufferers is inconclusive - could treat ill patients were delivered by “a young lady with a black and white dog” on Pound Lane.

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The drug is a medication used to treat many types of parasite infestations, but the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in March that the current evidence on the use of it to treat Covid-19 patients is “inconclusive".

Until more data is available, WHO recommends that the drug should only strictly be used within clinical trials.

One resident who had the leaflet delivered said it is promoting dangerous advice and could even be a scam.

He said: “A Google search reveals the medication is used for the treatment of parasites in humans and has other uses in the veterinary field.

“This medication has no use against Covid and can be dangerous if taken in large doses."

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A visit to the website on the flyer asks residents to send money to a GoFundMe campaign to raise cash to deliver one million of the leaflets to the public. 

It also makes dubious claims that vaccines or passports would not be needed and that it is the "cure for all variants". 

The resident who spoke to the Bucks Fre Press has reported the details to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.