US official falsely claims coronavirus cured by blowdryer up the nose.
A Florida official has apologised for claiming that using a blow dryer up the nose cures Covid-19 after the suggestion was caught on video and shared on Facebook.
Okeechobee County Commissioner Bryan Culpepper made this claim in a March 20 emergency meeting to address the pandemic.
He suggested that the virus could not live at temperatures higher than 136 degrees, and said that he heard the information from one of the “foremost doctors that has studied the coronavirus,” who appeared on a One America News Network program.
“One America News has done a thorough review of all on-air, social media, and website content,” the company stated. “We have also asked staff to track down any possible association between the statements made by the official and One America News Network. We are unable to find any association between the statements made by the municipal official and One America News Network.”
The World Health Organisation’s “myth busters” webpage denies the suggestion that the virus dies in hot climates, saying that “from the evidence so far, the Covid-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather.” The page also debunks the idea that hand dryers can kill the Covid-19 virus. It says that “to protect yourself against the new coronavirus, you should frequently clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.”
Taken from; https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/coronavirus-cure-blowdryer-nose-covid-19-florida-a9426236.html