Re: beer for algernon

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Fri, 3 Sep 1999 16:31:01 -0700 (PDT)

> I had a friend whose theory was that you should get good and drunk
> whenever you have a cold. See, alcohol kills germs, right? So you
> need to raise the alcohol level in your blood to kill the germs.

I assume he's being facetious, but in case he's not you should remind him that alcohol kills /any/ cell, including the immune system cells needed to fight bugs. That's why you can sanitize a surface or an instrument with alcohol, Listerine, or bleach, but using any of those to treat infection doesn't work.

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