Connor Reed is British, but he's been living in China for three years.
He’s originally from North Wales in England, but he's been living in China for three years now. Last summer he moved to Wuhan, China, where the new coronavirus originated, to teach English. A couple of months ago, he went to the hospital because he couldn’t get over a cough and was having trouble breathing. It was so bad that he was in the hospital for two weeks.
He refused to take the antibiotics he was prescribed.
"I did refuse to take the antibiotics the doctors prescribed me because I didn’t want to take any medicines,” he told The Sun. Instead, he used the inhaler that he was given to control his cough and made himself some hot toddies with hot whiskey and honey. “It’s an old-fashioned remedy but it seemed to do the trick,” he said. “I am proof coronavirus can be beaten.”
Connor didn’t even know he had the coronavirus until he was out of the hospital. “It was only when I called back a couple of weeks ago that they told me I’d had the coronavirus,” he said.
Did the hot toddies really cure him?
Again, there is no specific cure for coronaviruses, so a hot toddy is not a cure. The truth is that Connor probably did get some relief from his symptoms by drinking the hot whiskey with honey because of the warmth and alcohol. But what most likely happened is that the virus ran its course. Despite the widely reported deaths due to complications resulting from coronavirus, most people recover on their own.