Can Mouthwash Kill the Coronavirus?
Here we go again. First, it was "let's inject sanitizer and disinfectant into our bodies". That's not at all a good idea. In fact, it could be deadly. Don't do that. And now, there has been studies that suggest that mouthwash- the kind with an antiseptic, may be able to kill COVID-19.
Here's the thing. If you gargle with mouthwash for 30 seconds or more (you're supposed to do that anyway) then you will kill off any bacteria in your mouth. So, that would include the coronavirus. But that isn't the only place that the virus lives. Since this is a respiratory virus, as soon as you cough, sneeze or even breathe, the virus, if you have it, could be back to the mouth region again. So, yes, it does kill the virus bacteria, but no, it's isn't a cure for the virus.
There is so much misinformation that is floating around about this virus. Did anyone really think that we would still be dealing with this thing this far into the year? Probably not. Remember people planning on having large gatherings, festivals, concerts, etc by this Fall? Yeah, that didn't happen. And isn't going to be happening for the foreseeable future. But it would be really nice if we found something that would provide a cure, or at least take away the symptoms for a period of time so a person infected wouldn't be contagious. That would be a pile of awesome.
But, here we are, waiting for a vaccine. Then, it's a question of who will take the vaccine and who won't. That will be the next thing.
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