Is There A New Powder Disinfectant That Kills Coronavirus For Weeks?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alexandra HartApril 22, 2020 3:53 pm, , ,

U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert, a Republican from Tyler, Texas, recently claimed that a coronavirus-fighting powder is being used in Germany to combat COVID-19 – the disease caused by the virus. During an interview with KLTV in Tyler earlier this month, Gohmert said that the powder, when mixed with water and used as a mist, can kill the virus on surfaces immediately and for 14 days thereafter.

Is that a fact?

PolitiFact Texas’ Madlin Mekelburg looked into the East Texas lawmaker’s claim.

Hear how Gohmert’s claim scored in the player above.


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