Florida Politician Claiming Hairdryer Can Combat Coronavirus Apologizes

A Florida politician suggested earlier that using a hairdryer up your nose can help cure the coronavirus is now apologizing.

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A Florida politician suggested earlier that using a hairdryer up your nose can help cure the coronavirus is now apologizing.

Bryant Culpepper, Okeechobee County Commissioner, claimed that he had extensive knowledge of being a paramedic and that the hairdryer was a valid cure after warning that the virus could be killed at 136 degrees.

“I said how would you get the temperature up to 136 degrees? The answer was you use a blow dryer. You hold a blow dryer up to your face and you inhale through your nose.”

“This sound really goofy — and it did to me too — but it works,” he said, “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. Sometimes the cures for some of these diseases are very simple.”

He was met with a lot of criticism and people online were quick to bash him for spreading false information during a dangerous time.

“Misinformation is deadlier than the actual virus,” oneperson wrote on Facebook.

Culpepper was forced to apologize for his actions and “the embarrassment I caused to my Fellow Commissioners” and staff.

“I will not offer any more suggestions unless they are tried and proven,” he vowed, asking for “forgiveness for anything offensive that I uttered.”