Yeah, it was the garbage pseudoscience I was lolling at. Obviously authoritarian leaders around the world are rubbing their hands together over what they might be able to get away with while this is going on.It's not a lol. Only the most wide eyed of naifs could fail to share Karen's concerns. Simon Jenkins wrote an article for the Guardian about it yesterday for heavens sake. The bit about about an alkaline body repelling the virus you might want to take with a pinch of salt however
Although as droid says, it looks like the biggest threat at the moment might be sheer incompetence, at least as far as the USA and UK are concerned.