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gargle with warm salt and water

by Raphae
(MoBay, Jamaica)

Someone may already passed this on but here it is anyway.

"Every night, and morning too if you wish, gargle with warm salt and water."

A friend of mine in New York gargles 3 times a day but I just do the night time.

I was told the germ stays in the throat a couple days before spreading, so the gargling gets rid of the germ.

Don't know how true it is but hey, I don't mind I share.

OK Walk good!!!

Wellesley's Note

Lol. I've done this too Raphae!

But I'm glad you mentioned this, as you know what, all the experts are guarding against the practice.

Basically, they are suggesting that it it is not effective in treating or preventing the virus.

According to an article in the The New York Times (link), there is no evidence to suggest that gargling with warm water and salt or vinegar eliminates the coronavirus.

They quoted The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which said that gargling salty, warm water is indeed one of many ways to soothe a sore throat, but there is no evidence at this time that doing so will kill the coronavirus.

They (as well as Spokes) have also debunked several other theories, including...

  1. The Hair Dryer procedure
  2. Drinking lots of water (every 15 minutes)
  3. Holding your breath (Self check) for 10 seconds
  4. Homemade Tito's Hand Sanitizer
  5. Garlic Water - although the aroma might prevent others from coming near you!
  6. and even, large doses of Vitamins!

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and many experts, there is no known remedy or vaccine currently that can prevent or cure COVID-19; the best suggestion is the same old....

Frequent Hand Wash - and keep hands out of face area!. More at Snopes here.

Thanks is great though, thanks again for sharing Raphae!


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