Elected officials everywhere say, “You hold a blow dryer up to your face and you inhale through your nose and it kills all the viruses in your nose.”


When I saw this newspaper story mentioned on social media, there seemed little reason to investigate.

Was it The Onion or Babylon Bee?

No, brothers and sisters, it’s a real newspaper, and Bryant H. Culpepper really is an elected official, but I’m willing to print the link to the facts and allow it to suffice with no further comment.

That’s because during the past 15 years of paying closer attention to local affairs in New Albany and Floyd County, I’ve heard numerous utterances like this, on a wide variety of topics, emanating from members of both political parties who’ve been elected to office, often for multiple terms.

Nah. I got nothin’.

Okeechobee county commissioner suggests ways to combat COVID-19 virus, special to the Lake Okeechobee News

OKEECHOBEE – While most of the Okeechobee County Commissioners urge the public to refer to the health information from the Centers for Disease Control, the Florida Department of Health or their own doctor, one commissioner uses the public commission meetings to share his own ideas about COVID-19.

At the March 20 meeting of the Okeechobee County Commissioners, Commissioner Bryant Culpepper referenced a program he said he saw on One American News Network about the coronavirus.

“One of the things that was pointed out in this interview with one of the foremost doctors who has studied the coronavirus said that the nasal passages and the nasal membranes are the coolest part of the body. That’s why the virus tends to go there until it then becomes healthy enough to go into the lungs.

“This sound really goofy, and it did to me too, but it works,” he explained. “Once the temperature reaches 136 degrees Fahrenheit, the virus falls apart, it disintegrates.

“I said how would you get the temperature up to 136 degrees? The answer was you use a blow dryer. You hold a blow dryer up to your face and you inhale through your nose and it kills all the viruses in your nose.

“So that sounds like a really simplified way of doing things, but sometimes the cures for these diseases are very simple.

“Also, if you are worried about it going into your lungs, because that’s where it goes to turn into pneumonia, you can put a pan of water on the stove until it turns into steam and inhale it. It sounds too easy, but at this point, it’s worth trying,” he continued …