Man Boasts Of Using Honey And Whisky To Shake Off Coronavirus
The first Briton man to contact coronavirus in Wuhan has spoken about how he refused to take the antibiotics given him but rather employed the traditional means of treatment which is Honey and Whisky.
Connor Reed, a 25-year-old English teacher from Wales, was stricken by the virus around two months ago. He had taken himself to hospital in the Chinese city after struggling to breathe with a severe cough in a report by Daily Mail.
Speaking about how he coped, he said:
I used the inhaler which helped control the cough and drank a hot whisky with honey until that ran out. It’s an old fashioned remedy but it seemed to do the trick. I did refuse to take the antibiotics the doctors prescribed me because I didn’t want to take any medicines.
Reed has been in China for the last three years and in Wuhan for the last six months and was discharged from the Zhongnan University Hospital in the city.
He further explained that the Foreign Office was ‘disinterested’ when he told them about his infection.
Speaking about his job, he says his boss has told him that they will get back to work in two weeks, but he is not certain.
“I am a prove that coronavirus can be beaten,” he says.
China updated the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak to 361 on Monday, with an additional 2,829 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 17,205.
A hospital specially built to handle coronavirus patients in Wuhan is expected to open today, just ten days after construction began. A second hospital is set to open soon after.