I stand before you ashamed, disgraced. Mortal. Alcohol, that hydra of temptation and woohoo! deceived me; and, full disclosure, it wasn't the first time, nor will it be the last. It helped stave off my oncoming cold/flu for a few days only to, yesterday, allow that virus (H1N1?) to rend me, incapacitate me. Sooner or later, we all get what we deserve, and I deserved that flu/cold like the kids in those shitty Final Destination movies deserved to die. It was only a matter of time.
Therefore, sober and at one with my god, I must admit that alcohol, while the perfect hangover remedy, does not cure the common cold or flu viruses.