With no vaccine available, people are flocking to the internet and coming up with some odd ways to prevent or treat COVID- 19. The following preventions or cures not only do not work but are potentially dangerous.
Alcohol may disinfect your skin but drinking it does not protect you against COVID-19. In fact, heavy use of alcohol weakens the immune system and makes you more vulnerable to infection.
Gargling Bleach or injecting disinfectant – this is extremely dangerous and won’t benefit your health - EVER!
Spraying your body with chlorine or alcohol will not kill any virus that is inside you. Chlorine may damage the mucus membranes (eyes, mouth) and may not be good for your clothes!
Snorting Cocaine – does not protect against COVID-19. The French Health dept was forced to issue a warning about this one.
There is no evidence that using cannabis (THC) - or the therapeutically permitted cannabidiol - prevents or cures COVID-19. There is evidence, however, around the potentially impairing effects of this drug.
Home remedies such as vitamin C, essential oils, silver colloidal, sesame oil, garlic, fish tank cleaner and burning sage will not prevent or cure infection.
Holding your breath for 10 seconds without coughing does not mean you are free of COVID-19.
Sipping water every 15 minutes or rinsing your nose with saline has not been shown to protect against infection.
Sitting in the sun or taking a hot bath does not prevent infection.
Hot, humid weather or cold and snowy weather cannot kill the virus.
5G mobile networks do not spread COVID-19. It is only spread through respiratory droplets or touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, mouth or nose.
What should we be doing?
What we do know and what has been proven to be effective in the fight against COVID-19 is:
Washing your hands frequently
Maintaining social distancing
Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth
Staying at home if you start to feel unwell