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Trump's reckless promotion of unapproved chloroquine likely just killed a man

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Oh, why oh why would anyone ever get the idea to do something this foolish? I can’t even imagine where such a preposterous idea would ever come from.

NBC News:

An Arizona man died after ingesting chloroquine phosphate in an attempt to protect himself from becoming infected with the coronavirus. The man's wife also ingested the drug, and is currently under critical care.

The drug chloroquine is used to treat malaria, and some early research suggests it may be useful in treating COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.

There are no drugs approved to prevent or treat the coronavirus.

If medications are taken without any clear benefit proven by science, “they have the potential for a lot of harm,” said Dr. Ben Singer, a pulmonary and critical care specialist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, who was not involved with Arizona couple's case.

Wait, I seem to remember something spewing from a 350-pound liquid-manure sprinkler head recently. What was it?


So someone sees the “president” on the teevee touting chloroquine as a slam-dunk cure for COVID-19 and figures, “Why wait for the stupid gub’mint when I can just take this easily accessible fish tank cleanser and be right as rain? It says ‘chloroquine’ right there on the bottle, eh?”

And then he dies.

This death comes on the heels of news that three Nigerians overdosed on chloroquine (not chloroquine phosphate) recently.

And now people who rely on chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to treat conditions — such as lupus and arthritis — for which the drugs are approved are being forced to deal with shortages

It’s almost as if being led by an irretrievable dipshit who pretends to be sure about things he hasn’t studied or bothered to think about has a downside.

Who would have thought?

Well done, President Thalidomide. What other wisdom can you offer?

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