Whenever dangerous viruses appear, there are always some charlatans who convince the gullible that there is a ready made cure. Facebook helps to spread these false cures because as we discovered with recent elections, false news spreads fast. One article suggested that if we drink a small bit of water every fifteen minutes then we would not get COVID 19. The thinking was that by drinking water, we would swallow the virus and in so doing, our stomach acid would kill the virus. It is a sound argument until you realize that COVID 19 is a respiratory virus breathed in through the lungs and not swallowed by the mouth. Another article I read suggested that COVID 19 was not heat resistant. Temperatures around 26-27C would kill the virus. However again this is not based in fact. Australia has had one of its hottest summers ever and has many cases of COVID 19. COVID 19 has spread to tropical countries like Brazil, Suriname, Singapore, India. Jim Bakker, disgraced leader of the PTL club, is selling a silver concoction which he believes is a cureall for COVID.