Kachasu Could Be The Panacea to Curb Coronavirus: Particularly in Africa

Research elsewhere has shown that coronaviruses can be inactivated within a minute by disinfecting surfaces with 62-71% alcohol (Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 104, Issue 3, pp246-251).

This offers a little hope for African countries for there is a strong often lethal brew called Kachasu aka Lutuku. The beverage is commonly illegally brewed in DRC Congo, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia. The university of Zambia (UNZA) found out that the brew contains 20-30 % alcohol. However many would argue that the alcohol content is more than that. Besides the UNZA results other studies concluded that the beverage contains as high as 70% alcohol. Rather than labelling it as a an illegal drinking beverage this this could utilised as a panacea and save lives.

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