Hundreds of Iranians die trying to cure coronavirus with vodka

The fear of getting sick as a result of coronavirus infection causes Iranians to resort to a remedy that is as deadly as the disease.

According to Iranian media, to date, 300 people have died and more than 1000 have been hospitalized after drinking homemade alcoholic beverages, which they used as a means of preventing coronavirus.

Since the massive sale of alcohol is prohibited in Iran, only a substitute for alcohol is available to the general population, which is produced and sold underground.

The surge in alcohol consumption, which is beyond the scope of Muslim culture, in the Islamic Republic began after rumors and publications appeared on the background of the spread of coronavirus that alcohol can prevent the infection of COVID-19.

Norwegian clinical toxicologist Knut Eric Hovda, studying methanol poisoning, during an interview with the British publication Mirror, suggested that the statistics of poisoning in Iran could be artificially underestimated and added:

The virus spreads, and people, when they see many deaths around, are even less aware of the fact that, in addition to the coronavirus, there are other dangers.

Recall that Iran is one of the most affected countries at the junction of the Near and Middle East: 41 cases of coronavirus infection were detected in the republic, 495 people died.
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  1. Offline (Alexander) 30 March 2020 17: 20
    What is good for the Russian is death for the Iranian German ...
  2. Anatoly Smirnov Offline Anatoly Smirnov
    Anatoly Smirnov (Anatoly Smirnov) 30 March 2020 17: 47
    It is necessary to send instructors there, how to drive moonshine.
  3. Afinogen Online Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 30 March 2020 18: 32
    makes Iranians resort to a tool that is as deadly as the disease.

    Correct a little, in inept hands is just as deadly. And when used correctly, this is the entrance to the wonderful world of bright colors and unbridled fun. laughing
  4. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 30 March 2020 20: 36
    Not otherwise, Allah punished. The Koran forbids them.
  5. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 30 March 2020 23: 18
    So they will stick for an epidemic. Moreover, without experience really.
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  7. It’s necessary to have a snack, faithful!