Best Of 2022

Best Doctor’s Warning

It’s kind of nuts that it needs to be said, but here we go: Urine isn’t a magical COVID-19 cure. Unfortunately, Dr. Jon Klein — the vice dean for research at University of Louisville Medical School and an expert in kidneys — had to spell this out in what became a viral tweet in January, as anti-vaxxers vehemently claimed that drinking pee was “the antidote to COVID.” We could picture Klein rolling his eyes as he watched the “urine therapy” movement build before finally sighing and tweeting, “I’m a kidney doctor. I’ve studied how the kidneys make urine for 39 years. Do not, I repeat do not, drink urine to treat COVID. That is all.” That’s the Lord’s work.