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dr. Karl Australia: How to cure a hangover?

Popular scientist Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki shared his simple trick for curing a hangover — and why you feel better when you drink more alcohol.

dr. Called “the people’s scientist,” Karl, 73, says that while drinking one more drink will relieve symptoms in the short term, time is the greatest — and safest — healer.

“Unfortunately, a cure is just a little bit of alcohol — the dog’s hair — which is a bad way to go down,” he told listeners of the Dr. Karl Podcast last week.

Popular scientist Dr Karl Kruszelnicki (pictured) has revealed why drinking more alcohol can help cure a hangover — but he doesn't recommend it

Popular scientist Dr Karl Kruszelnicki (pictured) has revealed why drinking more alcohol can help cure a hangover — but he doesn’t recommend it

Hangovers occur when the body begins to absorb methanol, a toxic chemical found in trace amounts in alcohol.

dr. Karl said hitting the bottle again slows this down because the body is forced to break down ethanol, the main component of alcohol, instead.

But getting back to drinking isn’t something he recommends.

“Some people feel so much better that they then go down the path of becoming alcoholics,” he explained.

Later in the episode, Doctor Karl confessed that twice in his life he was so drunk that he vomited.

While having another drink like the classic Bloody Mary will relieve hangover symptoms in the short term

While having another drink like the classic Bloody Mary will relieve hangover symptoms in the short term

dr.  Karl says time is the greatest - and safest - healer

dr.  Karl says time is the greatest - and safest - healer

While another drink relieves symptoms in the short term, beloved scientific boffin says time is the greatest — and safest — healer

“The second time I thought, ‘I’ll never do this again’ — and I never did,” he said.

The revelations come weeks after the beloved scientist revealed what would happen if a person drank a Covid-19 vaccine instead of injecting it into their arm.

dr. Karl claimed that stomach acid would likely destroy any vaccine taken by mouth.

‘[The vaccine] is optimized to work by injecting a small amount of it into the muscle and then different things happen there,” he explained during an interview on Triple M’s The Danny Lakey Show.

Instructions for Covid-19 vaccines emphasize that they should be administered intramuscularly (above) and not be swallowed

Instructions for Covid-19 vaccines emphasize that they should be administered intramuscularly (above) and not be swallowed

Instructions for Covid-19 vaccines emphasize that they should be administered intramuscularly (above) and not be swallowed

He added: ‘The vitamin isn’t that much, it’s less than a mil, so I’m guessing on average you could swallow it in your mouth, no worries, and it would end up in your esophagus, no worries.

“In the stomach, the extreme acidity can break it down and destroy it very well.”

dr. Karl said that while there are vaccines that are ingested, including for polio, the health industry is moving towards vaccines that are delivered via a spray.

“We’re now moving to vaccines that work where the center of all the action is, the lungs,” he said.

Host Lakey asked if the vaccine would taste like medicine.

“It’s only a mil, half a mil, so it would depend on the individual vaccine because there are so many of them,” said Dr Karl.

While stomach acids, enzymes, and gut bacteria from a human generally kill vaccine antigens, ingestible vaccines exist for diseases such as polio and rotavirus because both are gut pathogens.

Earlier this year, the beloved scientific boffin took to TikTok to share an important message about the risk of dying from a Covid-19 vaccine compared to the disease itself.

“One in a million is the chance of dying from the AstraZeneca vaccine,” the expert said.

The figure comes from data from Therapeutic Goods Administration, which shows that as of August 29, there were just nine deaths related to the AstraZeneca vaccine from more than 9.6 million doses administered across Australia.

Only nine deaths have been linked to AstraZeneca vaccine from more than 9.6 million doses delivered across Australia on August 29

Only nine deaths have been linked to AstraZeneca vaccine from more than 9.6 million doses delivered across Australia on August 29

dr.  Karl said the odds of dying from Covid-19 once infected are 22,000 in a million

dr.  Karl said the odds of dying from Covid-19 once infected are 22,000 in a million

Only nine deaths have been linked to AstraZeneca vaccine from more than 9.6 million doses delivered across Australia on August 29

The vaccine has been linked to extremely rare blood clotting incidents, but Dr. Karl said the risk of dying in a traffic accident is still much higher at 40 deaths in a million.

He said the chance of dying from Covid-19 after being infected is 22,000 in a million, 550 times greater than the risk of dying on Australian roads.

‘22,000 to one. Those are really good opportunities,” said Dr Karl. “That’s why I got vaccinated as soon as possible—and you should too.”

During Melbourne’s second wave of Covid, there were 18,628 cases and 800 deaths as the virus ripped through Victoria’s unvaccinated population in late 2020, according to the state’s Department of Health.

Those numbers correspond to a death rate of 42,000 in a million.

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