I don't know how it can be proven one way or another if hydroxychloroquine helped Gohmert. The woman that cuts my hair (about the same age as Gohmert) came down with covid-19 and she got past it pretty quickly. She credits taking manuka honey for it. Maybe that was it or maybe it was something completely different.
BillyBob@388: " I agree, no proof there. Even if I thought there was some proof, then was it the HCQ, or the D, or the C, or the zinc, or the combination of all? What we do know, with his quick and apparent total recovery, it sure didn't hurt him. Which is one of my arguments for trying things on a larger scale. I can't figure out why we don't. We have had 6 months to prove that none of this stuff is helpful. Or, it is. Instead, things get banned and people get cancelled for discussing it."
Ha, funny coincidence, this just popped up on one of my news feeds this morning. Still no proof here of course, though this sort of thing might e where your hair cut lady got the idea:https://currently.att.yahoo.com/att/honey-may-better-treating-coughs-123153384.html
"Honey has long been used as a home remedy for coughs, but its effectiveness in treating common illnesses has not been heavily researched.
Physicians from Oxford University's Medical School and Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences analyzed existing evidence to determine how the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) responded to it. URTIs are common cold-like illnesses that affect the nose, sinuses, pharynx or larynx.
"Honey was superior to usual care for the improvement of symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections," they wrote in the journal BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine.
"It provides a widely available and cheap alternative to antibiotics. Honey could help efforts to slow the spread of antimicrobial resistance, but further high quality, placebo controlled trials are needed."
Researchers compiled the results of 14 studies, nine of which only involved children. Most compared honey with more conventional treatments like over-the-counter medicines.
When they looked at studies comparing honey with a placebo, however, the authors were unable to reach the same conclusion as they did when looking at the other comparative studies. They said more research should be done on that comparison.
The UK's public health bodies have repeatedly warned of the dangers of overusing antibiotics. In 2018, they said that millions of surgical procedures could become life-threatening if the effect of antibiotics is diminished through over-prescript
"Since the majority of URTIs are viral, antibiotic prescript
ion is both ineffective and inappropriate," the study's authors wrote. "However, a lack of effective alternatives, as well as a desire to preserve the patient-doctor relationship, both contribute to antibiotic over prescript
A large catalog of previous research has proven that honey has the power to kill bacteria. Studies have shown that it is effective against dozens of strains, including E. coli and salmonella.
A specific type of honey from New Zealand, called manuka, and Malaysian tualang honey have been shown to fight staph and the digestive bacteria responsible for peptic ulcers, H. pylori.
And another study of 139 children found that honey did a better job of easing nighttime coughs and improving sleep than both the popular cough suppressant dextromethorphan and the antihistamine diphenhydramine (often sold under the brand name Benadryl)."
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