Does Apple Cider Vinegar Protect Against COVID-19?

General Health
Some social media postings claim that gargling with vinegar can eliminate the coronavirus in the throat before it reaches the lungs. Is this true? Here is the advice from's fabulous and frequently updated resource Natural Remedies and Supplements for Coronavirus (COVID-19): While all varieties of vinegar, including apple cider vinegar, contain acetic acid, which has antibacterial and antiviral properties, there is no evidence that gargling with vinegar is useful for preventing or treating colds, sore throats, or COVID-19. Further, there is also SIGNIFICANT concern about the safety of using vinegar this way. Regular consumption of apple cider vinegar can cause tooth enamel loss and low blood levels of potassium.  Vinegar may be used to clean surfaces but are not as effective a disinfectant as bleach and may take as long as 30 minutes sitting on a surface,…
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