Scientists Rip AZ Church’s “Absurd” COVID Filter Claim

The Daily Beast reports:

Luke Barnett, Dream City Church’s pastor, said that the mega-church has installed CleanAir EXP filter units. “It was technology developed by some members of our church,” Barnett said. “And it kills 99.9 percent of COVID within 10 minutes.” “This is absurd and will not protect you,” Matthew Scotch, an Arizona State University epidemiologist, told The Daily Beast. Dream City Church didn’t respond to an email requesting comment.

The CleanAir EXP system, built by a Phoenix-based company of the same name, is a combination filter unit and sensor that works with a building’s existing air-conditioning. Clean Air EXP claims on its website that its product can “clean indoor air of allergens, pathogens, odors, smoke, mold, ozone and harmful chemicals.” A graphic that appeared on the Clean Air EXP website as late as Monday night claimed the filter “eliminates 99.9 percent of coronavirus in the air in less than 10 minutes.”

Hit the link for an extensive explanation of why so-called “air ionization” does not provide protection against COVID. Trump will hold a rally at the church tonight.