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Man Dies, Wife In Critical Condition After Consuming Drug Trump Endorsed As Cure For COVID-19


Man Dies, Wife In Critical Condition After Consuming Drug Trump Endorsed As Cure For COVID-19

Donald Trump, who thinks he’s a medical expert because his uncle taught at MIT and was a “super genius,” has been touting the anti-malaria drug chloroquine phosphate as a possible solution for treating the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Healthcare experts have been advising people not to listen to Trump because the drug has not been tested for a possible cure.

Part of the reason it hasn’t been tested is because people are buying it up, which gives scientists trouble finding it so they can test it.

“Medical toxicologists and emergency physicians are warning the public against the use of inappropriate medications and household products to prevent or treat COVID-19. In particular, Banner Health experts emphasize that chloroquine, a malaria medication, should not be ingested to treat or prevent this virus,” reported the Banner Health system.

“Given the uncertainty around COVID-19, we understand that people are trying to find new ways to prevent or treat this virus, but self-medicating is not the way to do so,” said Dr. Daniel Brooks, who works at Banner’s Poison and Drug Information Center as medical director. “The last thing that we want right now is to inundate our emergency departments with patients who believe they found a vague and risky solution that could potentially jeopardize their health.”

It was reported on Monday that a man in his 60s died after taking Trump’s advice and ingested chloroquine phosphate.

According to reports, the man’s wife is currently in critical condition after also consuming the drug touted by Trump.

There have been numerous chloroquine overdoses in Nigeria the wake of Trump’s comments.

“We are strongly urging the medical community to not prescribe this medication to any non-hospitalized patients,” said Dr. Brooks.

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