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Drinking one's own urine can cure COVID-19.

There is no scientific evidence that drinking urine can cure COVID-19 or help manage it. It is unhygienic and is not advisable.

Christopher Key, who runs the anti-vax website named Vaccine Police, is promoting a urine treatment to heal COVID-19. As seen in the viral video originating from Key's Telegram account, he claims that drinking one's urine is the antidote to COVID-19 based on "tons and tons of research." He highlighted studies and peer-reviewed articles on urine but did not go into any significant detail about how it helps treat COVID-19.

Urine comprises fluid and waste items that the human body doesn't require. Kidneys filter the bloodstream, eliminating excess water and cellular wastes. Urine collects this waste and transports it to the bladder. Healthline states that there is no scientific evidence to show drinking urine is helpful. Besides, drinking urine may introduce bacteria, toxins, and other hazardous chemicals into one's circulation, putting kidneys under extreme strain.

Key's Twitter account was suspended after his false claim gained traction on social media and U.S. national television. He's a known COVID-19 conspiracy theorist who has made several baseless claims in the past.

Logically has debunked several false and misleading claims about COVID-19 cures. Vaccination against COVID-19, social distancing, mask-wearing, hand hygiene, and other protocols suggested by World Health Organization (WHO) and local authorities are the best way to avoid infection and treat it.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.

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