This Solution Is 140 Times More Powerful Than Alcohol Sanitizers For Killing Coronavirus

We have all been using alcohol-based sanitizers to protect ourselves from the Coronavirus, but there is something else that is far more potent and effective.

A study by scientists from the University of Connecticut found that iodine solution can completely kill the Coronavirus, and even the weakest solution is super lethal for the deadly virus.

140 times more powerful than alcohol-based sanitizers

The study was published in JAMA Otolaryngology, and it showed that three different concentrations of iodine: 0.5 percent, 1.25 percent, and 2.5 percent – all of them were able to completely wipe out the virus.

Even the weakest solution of 0.5% was able to inactivate the virus. Compare this with the alcohol-based sanitizers which need a concentration of more than 70% to kill the virus.

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In fact, iodine solution needs only 15 seconds to kill the virus as compared to the 20 seconds of alcohol-based sanitizers.

Iodine solution is also effective against other Coronaviruses such as SARS and MERS.

Iodine solution can literally save your life if you are critically ill with COVID-19

They have also said that iodine solution can also be used as a nasal disinfectant – to remove the infection from your nose and nasal cavity. t can also be used before the intranasal procedures in hospitals, this would help reduce the risk of viral spread via sneezing and breathing.

Doctors can even advise their patients to use iodine solution before appointments, and this will stop the spread of viruses in waiting rooms and common areas of hospitals where other patients could have been exposed to the Coronavirus.

If you test positive for Coronavirus, then iodine solution could also stop you from getting critically ill since it can kill the virus in your nose and stop it from travelling into your lungs.

Do not try this at home

Although, they have also warned people to not try using an iodine solution at home. This should be only done by a doctor, and not by yourself – under any conditions.


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