Few days back, a blue graphic picture of a person infected with coronavirus in his throat was circulated throughout social media platforms such as facebook, instagram, and WhatsApp. Anyone receiving that message carelessly continued forwarding and sending it across his/her family members, friends, colleagues without a fact check whether the said fact was actually a fact or just a rumor.
The news became viral on social media and reached such a height where facebook and other authorities were compelled to send it for a fact check which came back with a result saying that it was false. Furthermore, local and international authorities and studies have argued that gargling salt or vinegar with warm water at no point proves to eliminate the novel coronavirus. Till date, there is no cure available for the disease.
Moreover, Health undersecretary Eric Domingo said: “I don’t think there is any evidence that it will kill a virus. I think this is a home remedy that has been followed for many, many generations and I don’t think there’s going to be any harm in doing it. Saline gargle has always been advocated to improve mostly symptoms of sore throat” in a press conference in January.