Sticking A Blow Dryer Up Your Nose Will Not Cure The Coronavirus

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A Florida man, I mean politician, recently said (in public) that blowing a hairdryer up your noise can kill the coronavirus. Okeechobee County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper, who apparently has a background as a paramedic, told attendees that this was a real “cure” he saw on television.

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Wait, what? Why am I even writing this right now? Oh, I know. Because someone shared this madness on my timeline. And, if folks are believing 5G conspiracies, somebody, somewhere right now is plugging up a blow dryer for all the wrong reason. Stop.


“This sounds really goofy — and it did to me too — but it works,” said Culpepper in a video of the meeting. “The answer was you use a blow dryer. You hold a blow dryer up to your face and you inhale with your nose and it kills all the viruses in your nose. Once the temperature reaches 136 degrees Fahrenheit, the virus falls apart, it disintegrates.”

“Sometimes the cures for some of these diseases are very simple.”

Simple, indeed. As in, he is simple AF and as one Facebook commenter wrote on his page, a “special kind of stupid.”

But just in case: blowing hot ass air up your nose WILL NOT help you beat this illness. It will not prevent it, either. Not at all. All that air is going to do is burn up and irritate the insides of your nose, mouth, and eyes.

Now, I could reference all sorts of actual research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on why this is patently false. But, I’m not. I just want common sense to reign supreme while we practices basic stuff like washing our hands, social distancing, and, really, staying at home.

Press play below to watch the foolishness for yourself.

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Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

Stephenetta (isis) Harmon serves as digital media director for Hype Hair and founder/Black beauty directory for Sadiaa Black Beauty guide, the premier directory Black-owned beauty brands.