I have made several additions to my summary report on COVID-19; read the full report here. In particular, I have added the following section:
There is a tremendous amount of misinformation on the internet and in social media. If someone offers you a product or advice for treatment or prevention of COVID-19, be skeptical and check to see what the reliable sources such as WHO and CDC recommend. For example,
• There is no evidence that taking vitamin C supplements will help to protect you from any infection unless you have a deficiency, and you can easily meet your requirements for vitamin C with ordinary foods such as oranges.
• As of today, there is no evidence that higher air temperatures will kill the coronavirus. Influenza and colds tend to be seasonal, but we do not yet know if COVID-19 will diminish with warm weather.
• Drinking water frequently or gargling will not reduce your chances for infection.
• So far, there are no home test kits for COVID-19 that have been approved by the FDA.
Earlier in the week, I did another radio show, primarily about COVID-19, on WRTA in Altoona, Pa. Listen here.
Dr. Gabe Mirkin is Villager. Learn more at www.drmirkin.com