Coronavirus: British man who caught virus ‘beat flu with glass of hot whisky’
Connor Reed, who was diagnosed with coronavirus in Wuhan, China, first “thought he was going to die” and was kept in hospital for around two weeks
A British man known to have caught the coronavirus beat the killer bug with a “glass of hot whisky and honey”.
Connor Reed says he was diagnosed in Wuhan, China, after struggling to breathe.
The 25-year-old man, who has lived in the country for three years to teach English, was kept in hospital for two weeks and feared the worst.
“‘I was stunned when the doctors told me I was suffering from the virus. I thought I was going to die but I managed to beat it,” Connor 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.”
Health authorities, though, have never advised hot whisky with honey as a method to calm such symptoms.