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Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert (R) recently touted a nonexistent mist that he claims kills coronavirus “instantly.” According to a fact-check the Houston Chronicle conducted with Politifact, the claim is severely lacking.
Here’s what Gohmert said while discussing a ‘spray’ that’s already used in Germany:
“Healthcare workers go through a misting tent going into the hospital and it kills the coronavirus completely dead not only right then, but any time in the next 14 days that the virus touches anything that’s been sprayed it is killed.”
But Dr. Jörn Wegner told Mekelberg that Gohmert’s claim simply isn’t true.
“What your congressman said is absolute nonsense,” Wegner said. “There are no such tents and there’s no powder or magical cure.”
Thomas Ruttkowski, a spokesman for the German Society of Hospital Hygiene found humor in Gohmert’s clueless comment.
“I’m sorry, but we did not [hear] about that magic powder,” he noted in an email to Mekelburg. “Thank you for your mail… Finally, something to laugh about.”