The Novel Coronavirus that has spread around the world has been causing panic and fear to a lot of people. As the number of confirmed cases continue to increase, various kinds of scams also start to come in. #SGB_team is here to clear the fact that as of today, no cure has been found. Thus, don’t fall into the trap of buying medication that claims to be able to cure or prevent Covid-19. Continue reading to find out about warning: fake COVID-19 medicine!
Alcohol DO NOT kill Covid-19 Virus
It’s understandable that with the rise of patients infected by the Covid-19, more people are attracted to a cure without checking its credibility. Reported by www.aa.com.tr, about 194 people have passed away due to over drinking alcohol since the news about alcohol having the ability to kill Coronavirus was first released. This hoax has taken a toll when a total of 1,000 people have also been poisoned because of this.
www.politifact.com reported that Jim Bakker has been sued for false claim of coming up with a cure for Coronavirus. By using his show, he sold the medicine that is known as Silver Solution, which contains colloidal silver.
Although this ingredient has been proven to be able to kill viruses, there is no evidence derived from research that can support its claim for curing Coronavirus. Conversely, this component found in the medicine can have side effects that will change your skin colour to blue-grey and decreased ability of your body to absorb a certain medicine and antibiotic.
Chloroquine can be found in flu medicine and this substance is being used worldwide to check its potential to reduce sickness symptoms but not cure. The efficacy of this substance has not been medically proven yet.
Chloroquine first got its attention during the outbreak of SAS in 2002-2003. Though Coronavirus is found to be similar to SARS, it has not been proven that chloroquine can cure or act as a vaccine to Covid-19
There have been many advertisements about herbal drinks that claim to be an antibiotic to Coronavirus in Indonesia. Containing ginger and turmeric, this herbal drink has made people believe its marketing. Ginger turmeric have been proven to have antiviral properties and antibacterial properties and scientists can also support that they can cure HRSV, but not Covid-19.
Turmeric also has anti-cataracts which can increase mucus production, help to remove virus from the respiratory tract. It’s important to note that these effects can only be obtained after consuming herbs regularly and for a long time. Its usefulness also only helps increase endurance, not KILL viruses, or bacteria.
Right now, the best thing we can do is maintain good health with adequate rest and eat nutritious food. Also make sure that #SGB_Family maintains cleanliness by diligently washing your hands for 20 seconds. Hopefully all this plague passes quickly!