2. For an aspirin to save your life during a heart attack, you need to chew it.
3. Antibiotics don’t work on viruses.
4. The “Freedom of Speech” provision in the First Amendment protects you from punishment from the government, not from the consequences of your speech.
The U.S. government, generally speaking, can’t arrest you for what you say, but that doesn’t shield you from consequences or critique of your speech or actions.