Tasting vodka and going to a sauna to fight the coronavirus: truth or myth?
A few weeks ago, the president of Belarus expressed his views on the coronavirus crisis, recommending vodka, sauna and hokey. The president, Alexandre Loukachenko, refutes any kind of confinement and suggests that his people taste vodka, and even wash their hands with this drink. Furthermore, Lukashenko refuses to paralyse the country’s economy. In fact, the bars, restaurants and shops are still open, and the football championship remains.
Calling the virus a “psychosis”, the man who has been running the country for 26 years did not stop there and extolled the merits of vodka, saunas, hockey and field work. “The tractor cures everyone,” he says, adding, “The tractor cures everyone.”
“People should not only wash their hands with vodka, but also poison the virus with it. You should drink the equivalent of 40 or 50 millilitres of rectified alcohol a day. But not at work.”
So, vodka versus coronavirus: myth or reality?
What we do know is that the efforts of all the distilleries in the world have not been in vain. Between March and April thousands of distilleries around the world have dedicated their ethanol and alcohol to the creation of antibacterial gel. So, let’s go back to our recommended gestures: safe distance, antibacterial gel, and ? stay home for as long as you need!
Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.