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Arizona death prompts warning against self-medication
ASTRID GALVAN and JONATHAN J. COOPER
March 23, 2020
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The medicine is HYDROXYchloroquine. The fish tank cleaner is chloroquine PHOSPHATE. not the same thing at all. Just like sodium chloride ( table salt ) is Not the same thing as sodium hydroxide ( caustic lye ) one is safe, the other deadly
A health expert on Monday warned that coronavirus will 'spread widely, rapidly, terribly and millions could die' if Donald Trump lifts lockdowns in the United States early.
Tom Inglesby, a director at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, tweeted his fears after the president said he will reconsider the nation's social distancing policy within a matter of days.
Inglesby tweeted a thread aimed at 'anyone advising the end of social distancing' .
He wrote: 'COVID would spread widely, rapidly, terribly, could kill potentially millions in the yr ahead with huge social and economic impact across the country.'
The president has indicated he supports a return to normal life.
'America will, again, and soon, be open for business. Very soon,' President Trump said at the daily White House coronavirus briefing Monday.
He added: 'A lot sooner than three or four months that somebody was suggesting. Lot sooner. We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself. We're not going to let the cure be worse than the problem.'
John Hopkins health expert says 'millions could die' if Donald Trump lifts lockdowns early
I think it was Dr. Drew who said the only negative side effect of the anti-malaria drug was an increase of cataracts in people who have taken the drug for many years, but it is safe for short term use under a doctors order.
The drug chloroquine used for COVID or any other purpose is adminnistered by IV and monitored for a reaction because it can affect heart rate. You don't take fish tank chemicals.
There are conflicting articles about this but what is used in the fish tanks to clean is obviously not the same thing being prescribed for people. In the fish tank hobby, they call it a "wonder drug", so some people mistook that as being for humans. It's for treating the water in fish tanks people. Sadly, these 2 people are not the only ones that have tried this, and no, it is not Trump's fault. Some people need to learn what personal responsibility is.
President Trump was referring to an ANTI-MALARIA drug that requires a PRESCRIPTION from a DOCTOR. Common sense would tell people that the stuff that they use to CLEAN AQUARIUMS, which comes with a warning about contacting the Poison Control Center immediately, if ingested, CANNOT be the same thing.
The man made a serious mistake that costs his life, but don't blame it on President Trump. Blame it on people who lack common sense.
Why would these people not check with their doctor first? They're actually blaming Trump, but they are the ones who took it without doctor's advice.
Consulting a pharmacist could have prevented this.
Who decided eating fish tank cleaner was a smart thing to do?
So it's the POTUS ' fault you tried to save money by not consulting your doctor? Darwin Award.
Don't drink koi fish cleaner. No duh
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