AMLO recommends paracetamol, VapoRub, and honey with lemon to treat COVID

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AMLO points out that the honey with lemon that he used for his throat “although lemon is expensive, I tried not to put so much on it”

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador  (AMLO) returned to his “morning” conferences this Monday after spending a week in isolation due to his second COVID-19 infection and assured that his treatment to overcome his illness was to drink a lot of water, paracetamol, honey with lemon for the throat and apply the VapoRub ointment.

“They make fun of VapoRub, but it helps mainly because we all like to be caressed”

AMLO joked that the honey with lemon that he used for his throat “although lemon is expensive, I tried not to put so much on it. “

From the Treasury Hall of the National Palace, López Obrador stated that they make fun of the use of VapoRub, but affirmed that it helps and stressed that the entire population likes to be caressed and “that they give us a little carving on the chest, on the back and on the soles of the feet” .


He explained that the symptoms he had were mild, since he did not have a fever, he had good oxygenation “above 90”, only two days of hoarseness and burning throat.

“Fortunately, the symptoms were mild in my case, I did not have a fever, oxygenation was very good, above 90, I did not have body discomfort, hoarseness for two days, and burning in the throat, basically, that. My treatment consisted of taking care of myself, Isolating myself, drinking a lot of water, that’s what doctors recommend, paracetamol, two days only when I had a little discomfort, I didn’t want to take more time, but that was enough “.

“Honey for the throat, although lemon is expensive, I tried not to put so much on it and remedies that we all already know,” he commented.

At the National Palace, the federal president added: “They make fun of VapoRub, but it helps above all because we all like to be caressed, to give us a little scratch on the chest, on the back, on the soles of the feet, on the children, adults like above all that he is not doing the caress because I am already free of COVID “ .

Fact Check

IT IS A FALLACY THAT LEMON AND ASPIRIN CURE COVID-19

Through Facebook, several netizens spread a homemade recipe that supposedly destroys the new coronavirus. In one image, people are suggested to cut a lemon into four parts, place it in a cup of water, add three aspirin, heat it in the microwave, and drink it immediately. According to anonymous content, people who are already infected by the virus are cured by 100%. The full message says the following:

“Lemon tea and aspirin cure coronavirus
Cut the lemon in four, put it in a cup of water, put three aspirin in it and put it in the microwave for five minutes and drink it, it is a bit bitter, but it works.
1 lemon
3 aspirin of 325
1 cup of water
100% verified by testimonials
Check it yourself before making fun or criticizing”.

Reality

In the last two months, the IZAI Fact Check project has registered various homemade recipes that claim to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus or cure COVID-19 patients. For example, on June 4, 2020, the Institute verified a chain that was circulating on WhatsApp in several municipalities of Zacatecas, in which it was stated that the cure for the pandemic had been discovered in Israel: drink hot lemon tea with bicarbonate, components that alkalize the immune system and eliminate the virus from the human body. Two days later, on June 6, Fact Check denied a piece of alleged news that was also broadcast on WhatsApp where, according to the North American television network CNN, the Chinese doctor Li Wenliang had discovered that coffee contains three ingredients -methylxanthine, theobromine and theophylline- that prevent the human body from contracting coronavirus and in the case of infected people it relieves them in a few days. On July 1, a video was analyzed that was broadcast on Messenger in which a supposed doctor appeared who recommended people to inhale hot steam, gargle with water and sunbathe, as he assured that high temperatures kill the coronavirus even when is already infected. By analyzing the messages and going to scientific sources, health authorities and work carried out by other fact-checking projects in various parts of the world, the IZAI Fact Check verdict was that the content of said recipes is completely false. On July 1, a video was analyzed that was broadcast on Messenger in which a supposed doctor appeared who recommended people to inhale hot steam, gargle with water and sunbathe, as he assured that high temperatures kill the coronavirus even when is already infected. By analyzing the messages and going to scientific sources, health authorities and work carried out by other fact-checking projects in various parts of the world, the IZAI Fact Check verdict was that the content of said recipes is completely false. On July 1, a video was analyzed that was broadcast on Messenger in which a supposed doctor appeared who recommended people to inhale hot steam, gargle with water and sunbathe, as he assured that high temperatures kill the coronavirus even when is already infected. By analyzing the messages and going to scientific sources, health authorities and work carried out by other fact-checking projects in various parts of the world, the IZAI Fact Check verdict was that the content of said recipes is completely false. Well, he assured that high temperatures kill the coronavirus even when it is already infected. By analyzing the messages and going to scientific sources, health authorities and work carried out by other fact-checking projects in various parts of the world, the IZAI Fact Check verdict was that the content of said recipes is completely false. Well, he assured that high temperatures kill the coronavirus even when it is already infected. By analyzing the messages and going to scientific sources, health authorities and work carried out by other fact-checking projects in various parts of the world, the IZAI Fact Check verdict was that the content of said recipes is completely false.

On April 7, 2020, AP News ( https://apnews.com ) consulted several doctors and denied a chain that claimed that lemon tea, aspirin, and honey kill the new disease. On May 11, the Agence France-Presse ( https://factual.afp.com) revealed that according to experts and scientists, a tea with these ingredients does not cure COVID-19, the only effect it causes is to relieve some symptoms that coincide with the flu. Regarding the artisanal “recipes” and “formulas” that have circulated in social digital networks in Zacatecas, it should be noted that according to the World Health Organization (WHO), although some solutions of Western or traditional medicine or home remedies may be comforting and relieve mild symptoms of COVID-19, so far no medicine has been shown to prevent or cure this disease. The WHO does not recommend self-medication with any drug, including antibiotics, to prevent or cure the new coronavirus. However, there are several clinical trials underway, both for Western and traditional medicines.

https://izai.org.mx/covid19/2020/04/15/fact-verification/35/

https://izai.org.mx/covid19/2020/04/15/fact-verification/36/

https://izai.org.mx/covid19/2020/04/15/fact-verification/50/

https://factual.afp.com/el-limon-la-aspirin-y-la-miel-no-tener-efectos-sobre-los-viruses-0

https://apnews.com/afs:Content:8707394975

Source: izai.org.mx, informador.mx, eluniversal.com.mx

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