The Kansas Reflector reports:
In early October, Kris Kobach, Kansas’ former Secretary of State, and Daniel Drake, a Wichita-based venture capitalist-turned-CEO, made a sales pitch to Kansas legislators. The duo wheeled in what looked to lawmakers like a “refrigerator” — a shiny metal box Drake called a “revolutionary” device that would “kill COVID” and bring “several hundred jobs back to Wichita.”
There is no evidence Sarus Systems has made material steps toward rehoming hundreds of jobs to Kansas, and shipping records show products are currently being manufactured in China. There is also scant evidence their machines, or ozone in general, can safely eliminate SARS-CoV-2. And while the pair have hyped the products’ popularity, claiming a three-month backlog and international interest, we were unable to verify any purchases — from the state of Kansas or otherwise.
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Kobach teamed up with Wichita businessman to sell COVID-killing device. An investigation found no validity to their claims. | via @J_fassler @niayancopouloshttps://t.co/ugvrBuRSaS pic.twitter.com/uBTDYN86E8
— Kansas Reflector (@KansasReflector) March 14, 2021