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COVID surge sparks misinformed run on canned oxygen in Japan

Prices soar despite warnings that product does not work as treatment

The price of canned oxygen on's Japanese site more than tripled to $25 last month.

TOKYO -- Prices for canned oxygen have skyrocketed in Japan, especially online, amid last month's surge in coronavirus cases, despite warnings from medical experts that it cannot be used to treat COVID-19 symptoms.

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