Drinking coffee can’t protect us from Covid-19

Last year, warnings against fake news regarding the efficacy of garlic in protecting people from Covid-19 were issued by many governments around the world.

However, it looks like claims of anti-viral properties in food are still popping up in other ways. 

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proved that drinking coffee can’t protect us from Covid-19.

Besides warning citizens not to trust sources that promoted the anti-viral properties of coffee, here’s what else they said.

Recent news about Covid-19:

Drinking coffee disproven by FDA

The FDA has clarified that some café entrepreneurs have convinced consumers that coffee’s natural properties may protect them against Covid-19.

They’ve shared warnings against the “fake news” on 9th June 2021 via Twitter

Apparently, the information has never been approved by the FDA. The organisation further mentioned that it’s unacceptable to publicise this, because it’s equivalent to lying. 


Instead, the FDA provided netizens with some coffee consumption tips. For example, consumers are advised to consume less than 250 MG of coffee daily.

Coffee consumption infographic by the FDA
Image credit: @fdathai

Overconsumption may cause increased alertness, an elevated heart rate, nausea and enhanced insomnia, reported the FDA.

FDA encourages Covid-19 safety measures

The FDA also encouraged everyone to continue practising these Covid-19 safety measures listed below:

  1. Don’t share your utensils
  2. Wear a surgical mask in public spaces
  3. Clean your hands with soap or hand sanitiser
  4. Avoid mass gatherings and crowded communities
  5. Eat fresh and cooked food
  6. Maintain social distancing several metres away from other people
  7. Shower immediately after returning from public spaces

If you experience a sore throat, shortness of breath or a high fever, do note that these are classified as Covid-19 symptoms.

You’re advised to seek medical help immediately, if you – or your loved ones – exhibit these symptoms.

Be cautious of fake news

No matter what the situation is, there’ll always be fake news.

In times like these, we need to ensure the information we disseminate to others is relevant enough to share.

If your social circle shares a fishy method to protect you from Covid-19, we recommend that you make sure you verify it before trying it out.

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