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Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Gargling Iodine to Prevent Covid-19
Posted by: p8712
Date: September 15, 2021 04:28PM
The taste pairs well with bleach

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Betadine is mostly intended for external use, as it can result in iodine poisoning if taken orally, says Gunter. But on social media, people are promoting it as a means of warding off the Covid-19 virus, either by gargling it or using it in a nasal spray. “Don’t get Covid. Prophylaxis is not that hard,” one person touting themselves as an ER doctor tweeted in a post that racked up almost 300 shares, along with a photo of various supplements, including melatonin and vitamin D (none of which have been proven to effectively prevent against Covid-19). “Also nasal spray with a couple of drops betadine in it. And gargle with original Listerine.”

Another poster on Facebook wrote, “Gargling, nasal spray and eye drops with 1 percent providone iodine (betadine) results in dramatically better outcomes with Covid infections. I do this every time I’ve been exposed.” This particular poster cites a 2020 paper written by a Bangladeshi plastic surgeon, one of several that investigates this question, to support this view. But there have been no human studies on the use of Betadine to treat COVID-19, just hypotheses and lab studies, says Dr. Michael Mrozinski, a family physician based in Australia.

Betadine does make a diluted product, sold as a gargle to treat sore throat symptoms. But the manufacturers specifically state that it is not intended for ingestion, and that “Betadine Antiseptic products” — including the gargle — “have not been demonstrated to be effective for the treatment or prevention of Covid-19 or any other viruses.” “If they are doing betadine gargles, it’s useless,” says Mrozinski.

Needless to say, the side effects of ingesting Betadine can be nasty. Weinberg said that when he was doing his residency, he treated a patient who went into kidney failure after drinking iodine and had to be on dialysis (he eventually recovered, but only after he’d started urinating reddish-brown). “I’m sure it would cause all kinds of GI symptoms as well if you ate or drank enough of it,” he says. When asked if gargling Betadine could reduce the effects of Covid-19 or prevent transmission, Weinberg said, “@#$%& no.”
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Re: Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Gargling Iodine to Prevent Covid-19
Posted by: pdq
Date: September 15, 2021 04:43PM
Anything and everything except the most effective prophylaxis.

Perhaps Biden should mandate betadine and ivermectin. That would shut this nonsense down fast.
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Re: Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Gargling Iodine to Prevent Covid-19
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: September 15, 2021 04:43PM
This is how Rome fell.
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Re: Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Gargling Iodine to Prevent Covid-19
Posted by: bfd
Date: September 15, 2021 05:47PM
Maybe they should try the good stuff … I-131. Sure to also take care of any lingering hyperthyroid issues…

They'll certainly be glowing afterwards.
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Re: Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Gargling Iodine to Prevent Covid-19
Posted by: deckeda
Date: September 15, 2021 06:21PM
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bfd
Maybe they should try the good stuff … I-131. Sure to also take care of any lingering hyperthyroid issues…

They'll certainly be glowing afterwards.

Yeah don't they know that "medicine" with a a half-life of about 8 days is where it's at, now? Why be an amateur about it.

Meanwhile, Madame Curie's corpse is naturally still radioactive.
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Re: Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Gargling Iodine to Prevent Covid-19
Posted by: lost in space
Date: September 15, 2021 06:55PM
Darwin works in strange ways.



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Re: Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Gargling Iodine to Prevent Covid-19
Posted by: Acer
Date: September 15, 2021 07:56PM
Has anyone tried WD-40 yet?
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Re: Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Gargling Iodine to Prevent Covid-19
Posted by: $tevie
Date: September 15, 2021 08:20PM
I am seriously beginning to wonder if all this nonsense is being perpetrated by people who are attempting to kill the fools who believe it.



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Re: Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Gargling Iodine to Prevent Covid-19
Posted by: Ted King
Date: September 15, 2021 08:26PM
I think this is a sign of progress. At least now they aren't saying that Covid is a hoax. Baby steps.



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Re: Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Gargling Iodine to Prevent Covid-19
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 15, 2021 08:58PM
Betadine was used for burst appendicitis before antibiotics became more common. Remove the burst appendix, thoroughly rinse the peritoneal cavity with betadine and hope for the best. They didn’t have ivermectin back then.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Gargling Iodine to Prevent Covid-19
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: September 16, 2021 08:06AM
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Acer
Has anyone tried WD-40 yet?

smiley-laughing001



Grateful11
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Re: Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Gargling Iodine to Prevent Covid-19
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: September 16, 2021 10:34AM
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Acer
Has anyone tried WD-40 yet?

They're still testing WDs 1-39.
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Re: Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Gargling Iodine to Prevent Covid-19
Posted by: Ammo
Date: September 16, 2021 12:23PM
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pdq
Anything and everything except the most effective prophylaxis.

Perhaps Biden should mandate betadine and ivermectin. That would shut this nonsense down fast.

So true!



Where is there dignity unless there is also honesty? - Cicero

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. —Wendy Mass
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Re: Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Gargling Iodine to Prevent Covid-19
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: September 16, 2021 01:37PM
No.

Stop.

Don't.
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Re: Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Gargling Iodine to Prevent Covid-19
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: September 16, 2021 04:33PM
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Lux Interior
No.

Stop.

Don't.





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