The Global Organization for EPA and DHA (GOED) says science does not support the claim that consuming omega-3 rich products will boost immunity against coronavirus.

Given the context of a viral outbreak, the scientific literature on viral immunity -- not general immunity -- is what is relevant, said the trade body, and studies on the subject to date have only been conducted on diseased, rather than healthy populations, making it difficult to substantiate any claim.

Based on its own research, GOED concluded there is an insufficient body of scientific literature to connect EPA/DHA to benefits of either positive general or viral immunity outcomes in a healthy population.

GOED also pointed out the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are closely watching for misleading product claims around Covid-19 prevention or treatment and "even a general 'immunity' claim on a product could be considered an implied claim about Covid-19 given the current environment."