I consulted a medical doctor, Dr. Heidi Klessig (also one of our blog community), as to whether Pepto-Bismol might be a cure for COVID. She examined the material from clinicaltrials.gov and reported:
Pepto-Bismol “might be helpful for intestinal symptoms of C-19… I didn’t see that they actually completed the study… I doubt it would have any effect on respiratory symptoms.”
Oh, well. The headline raised false hopes. Headlines do that sometimes.