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Cristina Cuomo's Strange Coronavirus Treatment

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Posted: Apr 24, 2020 6:30 PM
Cristina Cuomo's Strange Coronavirus Treatment

Source: AP Photo/Charles Sykes

Disclaimer: Don't try this at home.

Cristina Cuomo, wife of CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, has the coronavirus. That's despite taking every precaution imaginable while taking care of him while he had the illness; wearing gloves and a mask, washing her hands incessantly. And it demonstrates just how contagious this virus really is.

Now she's quarantined herself in her bedroom and, as she explained to Entertainment Tonight, she's using a lot of natural remedies to help the healing process, drinking tea, taking vitamins and iron supplements that were sent to the Cuomo household by Iron Man himself, Robert Downey, Jr.

But other parts of her treatment have been rather unorthodox. Ahem, Clorox unorthodox.

In a post on her Goop-like wellness blog Purist, Cuomo shared a laundry list of holistic methods she is using to tackle the coronavirus, including a “body charger” borrowed from a friend that sends electrical frequencies through the body, a vitamin drip done by a doctor who makes house calls to the Hamptons and what appears to be billions of milligrams of vitamins.

Yet one method rang decidedly unnatural: bathing in Clorox.

“Both days, I added 1/2 cup of Clorox to my bathwater to combat the radiation and metals in my system and oxygenate it,” she wrote of her routine. 

Even The Huffington Post had to tell its readers, "Please Do Not Bathe in Clorox Like Cristina Cuomo Has Been Doing."

Oddly, the headlines about Cuomo's bath routine come as President Trump is facing backlash for suggesting COVID-19 patients be injected with "disinfectant" to clear their systems. He later suggested he was being "sarcastic."

When Chris Cuomo was diagnosed with COVID-19, he quarantined himself in the basement of his house and still taped his CNN show live every night, using part of the time to explain his symptoms to viewers. He said he experienced a fever that just wouldn't break, chills, and most disturbingly of all, hallucinations.

The Cuomos revealed recently that their 14-year-old son Mario has also contracted the virus.