During a tele-town hall, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) told told people to use mouthwash to treat the deadly coronavirus, which is not supported by any major medical organization:
Johnson defended his bizarre statement on Twitter with a National Institute of Health study that shows an antiviral mouthwash provided “a modest benefit compared with placebo in reducing viral load in saliva.”
However, the study only included “adults with asymptomatic to mild COVID-19” and not severe cases that lead end up in the hospital.
Listerine announced it does not recommend using its products for COVID:
(Sources: Listerine, SenRonJohnson/Twitter, Heartland Signal/Twitter)