President López Obrador assured in recent days that his treatment to recover after testing positive for Covid-19 was based on drinking a lot of water, paracetamol, applying VapoRub, and drinking honey with lemon.
The sale of Vick VapoRub and similar ointments increased in the first weeks of January 2022, which coincides with the increase in Covid-19 infections and with the recommendations of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to consume the product to counteract respiratory disease.
From January 1 to 19, 2022, sales of VapoRub and other ointments such as Broncorub increased, according to data from the pharmacy franchise chain La Generosa.
In the case of VapoRub, in a 50-gram presentation, sales increased by 60% and that of 12 grams by 52%, compared to sales in December 2021.
In the case of Broncorub 12-gram sales, they rose 10% in the 260 branches of the chain of stores, including the 15 that opened in the fourth quarter of 2021.
In addition to the fact that rapid antigen tests to detect Covid-19 have increased 80% so far in January 2022, compared to December 2021.
In a tour that EL UNIVERSAL made through pharmacies, the manager of a store said that in recent weeks sales of Vick VapoRub inhaler and breathing products have increased.
“We asked them to restock Vick products, everything you see has already been restocked. Plus Vick’s first breath and inhaler,” he explained.
Honey with lemon, paracetamol and VapoRub, AMLO’s remedies to overcome Covid
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador assured in recent days that his treatment to recover after testing positive for Covid-19 was based on drinking a lot of water, paracetamol, applying VapoRub, and taking honey with lemon for his throat “although lemon is expensive, I tried not to put so much on it.”
In his morning conference on January 17, 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 “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.
“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.
“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, children, adults as above all that is not doing the caress because I’m already free of Covid “, he added.