"Mouthwash kills covid-19, why not try all these things' - US Senator Ron Johnson says; Mouthwash brands react

"Mouthwash kills covid-19, why not try all these things' - US Senator Ron Johnson says; Mouthwash brands react



Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson is facing backlash after he recommended using mouthwash to fight COVID-19.


The Republican lawmaker and close ally of Donald Trump made his comments during a Town Hall discussion on Thursday, December 9.


“[T]he [National Institutes of Health] had posted a study that most standard mouthwashes...have an ingredient in there that can reduce the viral load in your mouth,” Mr Johnson said in an interview with Vicki McKenna, a radio host who has shared articles referring to the Covid-19 vaccine as a “dead baby vaccine”.



“Standard gargle, mouthwash, has been proven to kill the coronavirus. If you get it, you may reduce viral replication. Why not try all these things?" he added



Johnson’s recommendation is reminiscent of former President Donald Trump’s 2020 suggestion that disinfectants might clear the lungs of coronavirus if swallowed. The comment by Trump was followed by an uptick in people consuming household toxins including bleach.



The WHO says mouthwash won’t kill germs inside a person’s system and coronavirus usually enters through the nose — even though studies have found that mouthwash can kill germs in human saliva.Latest Post
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