“Yes, of course that’s true,” the expert replied. “And the higher the percentage of alcohol, the better it is.
“For example, if you are a whisky lover, then that certainly isn’t a bad idea.
“But of course you need to bear in mind that you can’t do that every 15 minutes, that is something else to consider.”
“Are we really advising our viewers to drink high-proof alcohol?” the presenter interrupted.
The medic stood by his position, saying: “I would say it can’t do any harm although we need to remember that it’s not a guaranteed cure for the problem.”
Later he explained that he wanted to make it clear that the virus was susceptible to alcohol because it had a fatty coating.
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