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Taking doses of vitamin C and iodine will “kill all microbes”.
There is no known treatment, and no conclusive evidence that vitamin C and iodine will kill the virus.
The video claims that taking doses of vitamin C and using iodine in a salt pipe will “kill all microbes” and that “everyone should be taking 5 grams” of vitamin C a day, but on the sign of an infection to take “10 grams every hour until you get diarrhea” and that there is no harm to doing so.
The NHS advises that taking less than 1,000mg of vitamin C supplements is unlikely to cause any harm.
Harriet Smith, a registered dietitian told Sky News that: “There is some research going on to see the effects of extremely high doses of IV vitamin C on coronavirus, however these trials are in the early stages and no conclusions can be drawn.”
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.