While the whole world breathlessly watches the development of events around the outbreak of coronavirus, the number of fake news about COVID-2019 is through the roof. This is especially true of news about drugs that supposedly proved its effectiveness. It is noteworthy that most of the public bought the news of the “treatment” of coronavirus large doses of vitamin C. But in fact the situation with medicinal and preventive drugs from a close relative of SARS?
Fake news and fake medicines
It is possible that in the next season of a flu epidemic and ORVI you’ve personally faced with such preparations as Arbidol, Oscillococcinum, etc. These drugs are expensive, but their effectiveness has not been proven. In the composition of the supposedly anti-viral medications contains the active ingredient, for example in the preparation of Oscillococcinum is present in the liver extract, Muscovy duck (Anas Barbariae Hepatis et Cordis Extractum, which do not exist in nature), diluted in 10400 degree water. No need to be a rocket scientist to understand that in addition to the sugar water (at best) in these drugs is nothing. However, as soon as the Russians were concerned about the coronavirus, the sale of such peplomycin only increased.
But this is only half the trouble. Rumor has it that garlic can save you from the sinister coronavirus. Moreover, some people in order to prevent drinking bleach and hydrogen peroxide. However, the most popular was the myth that maradoniana vitamin C not only protects from COVID-2019, but also will cure it. While there is no evidence that vitamin C can actually stop the outbreak or treat patients with coronavirus there. However, vitamin C can really have a minor impact on protection from the cold.
On the official website of the Centre for control and prevention of diseases (CDC) says that supplementing with vitamin C may reduce the risk of colds for sports. Regular supplementation can shorten the duration of colds, but does not affect its duration in the case that taking vitamin C only after the onset of the disease. The same estimate gives the article published in Harvard Health Publishing. In it are the words of Dr. Bruce Bistrian, chief of the division of clinical nutrition at the Medical center Beth Israel Deaconess: “All available data indicate that vitamin C brings only a small benefit, when it comes to colds”.
Habit to verify the information save from coronavirus
Nevertheless, the huge popularity in social networking are the statements of a man named Andrew Saul, who is also called “man-megavitamins”. According to Saul pandemic coronavirus can be dramatically slowed or completely stopped due to immediate wide use of high doses of vitamin C”. However, as you might guess, there is no evidence that vitamin C is able to exert at least some influence on the COVID-19.