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Who Is Fear Mongering?

Michigan’s Attorney General has settled a complaint over alleged price gouging with BioMed Wellness Center. The Southfield company is required to pay the state $2,000.

In a letter to the company, the Department of the Attorney General accused its managers of fear mongering during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Additionally, your website has set a minimum order of $100 or more for Coronavirus-specific products, indicating that you are using this pandemic to enhance the fear of the public in an effort to line your pockets,” the letter from the attorney general’s office stated.

The letter was sent before Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said on CNN that the Ford Motor Co. plant in Ypsilanti could be shut down because President Donald Trump may have infected workers when he refused to wear a face mask during his May 21 tour there.

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