The virus’ pH means that you can stop it from spreading by eating alkaline foods


A virus does not have a pH. There is no known treatment at this time.


This claim has already been factchecked by the Associated Press. Dr Sarah Stanley, Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, told the AP that “A virus itself does not have a pH”, “pH is something that applies to a water based solution, which a virus is not”, and “there is no evidence that consuming alkaline foods specifically is beneficial”.

Additionally, Dr Donald W. Schaffner, Extension Specialist in Food Science at Rutgers University, told the AP the “pH values for these foods are completely wrong”.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) currently says that “at this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available.”

WHO also recommends the following basic protective measures:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or clean them with alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Maintain at least 1 metre distance between you and people coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell.
  • Refrain from smoking and other activities that weaken the lungs.
  • Practice physical distancing by avoiding unnecessary travel and staying away from large groups of people.


Dr Sarah Stanley and Dr Donald W. Schnaffer in the Associated Press, ‘NOT REAL NEWS: False coronavirus claims and phony remedies’

World Health Organisation (WHO): Coronavirus, overview

Origins of Claim


Translation from Spanish

Just letting everyone know that the pH of the corona virus varies from 5.5 to 8.5.

All we need to do to stop the corona virus spreading is to eat more alkaline foods which have higher pH levels than the virus.

Some of which are:

Lemon – 9.9pH

Lime – 8.2pH

Avocado – 15.6pH

Garlic – 13.2pH

Mango – 8.7pH

Tangerine – 8.5pH

Pineapple – 12.7pH

Dandelion – 22.7pH

Orange – 9.2pH

Do not keep this information just for yourself. Pass it on to all your family and friends.