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An actual doctor tells us why we shouldn't get too excited about hydroxychloroquine

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Donald Trump thinks he knows more than anyone else in the whole wide world about, well, everything.

He reminds us all the time.

Now he’s playing doctor. And not just with skeeved-out women this time.

He wants everyone to take hydroxychloroquine because he did fuck all about a deadly virus for months, and now, like a kid who spent an entire semester partying before waking up hopelessly lost the day before his finals, he’s praying for a miracle while desperately trying to think of ways to cheat and cut corners.

So we get a scene at a public health press conference that would have been unimaginable just four short years ago — a feckless fopdoodle of a pr*sident shutting down a respected infectious disease expert who is following long-held protocols about the promotion and distribution of still-unproven drugs (second tweet):


That’s astounding, particularly given that hydroxychloroquine is still not approved as a COVID-19 treatment and is a vital lifeline for people with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Which brings us to this tweet, which should throw at least a small beach pail of cold water on President Thalidomide’s irresponsible snake oil salesmanship:


— Jeremy Faust MD MS (@jeremyfaust) April 5, 2020

Faust is a doctor at Harvard Medical School, so I can only assume he knows just a bit more about medicine than the mascot for Trump University.

Also, this, from another physician:


— Eric Topol (@EricTopol) April 6, 2020


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When it comes to COVID-19, Trump is flopping around like a fat, muddy carp in the bottom of a rowboat, and yet this is what Republicans call strong and effective leadership.

But, hey, we always knew he was a dipshit. We just hoped his stupidity somehow wouldn’t kill us.

Is Trump still chafing your arse-cheeks? Then Dear Fcking Lunatic: 101 Obscenely Rude Letters to Donald Trump and its boffo sequels Dear Prsident A**clown: 101 More Rude Letters to Donald Trump and Dear F*cking Moron: 101 More Letters to Donald Trump by Aldous J. Pennyfarthing are the pick-me-up you need! Reviewers have called these books “hysterically funny,” “cathartic,” and “laugh-out-loud” comic relief. And they’re way, way cheaper than therapy.

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