The myth about the benefits of cocaine against coronavirus

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — The UN declared the uselessness of cocaine in the fight against coronavirus. A post listing inactive funds appeared on the organization’s Twitter account.

The tweet link leads to the World Health Organization (WHO) website , where myths about the Chinese coronavirus are debunked.

“MYTH: Cocaine helps protect against the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). FACT: taking cocaine will not help protect against infection with a new coronavirus and may be hazardous to health,” the report said.

WHO recalled that cocaine is an addictive stimulant. “Its intake causes dangerous side effects and is harmful to health,” the organization added.

Other methods that should not be trusted in the fight against the virus listed in the UN post and the WHO memo are baby urine, an electric hand dryer and garlic.

According to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University project, more than 107 thousand cases of coronavirus infection have been registered in the world.

More than 80.5 thousand of them are in China, more than 7 thousand in South Korea, 6.5 thousand in Iran, and almost 6 thousand in Italy. In the remaining countries, no more than a thousand are sick.


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