Gargling products fly off Japan's shelves after governor touts anti-virus effect

Published on 5 Aug 2020 7:18:28 PM

Japanese drugstores were stripped bare of gargling solution by Wednesday, a day after the Osaka governor suggested it could help fight Covid-19.

On Tuesday, Osaka Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura said a study showed a smaller viral load in the saliva of 41 patients after regular gargling with a medicine infused with povidone-iodine solution than in those who had not.