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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 03:35 AM

Nigeria Has Chloroquine Poisonings After Trump Praised Drug

Nigeria reported two cases of chloroquine poisoning after U.S. President Donald Trump praised the anti-malaria drug as a treatment for the novel coronavirus.

Health officials are warning Nigerians against self-medicating after demand for the drug surged in Lagos, a city that’s home to 20 million people. Two people were hospitalized in Lagos for chloroquine overdoses, Oreoluwa Finnih, senior health assistant to the governor of Lagos, said in an interview.

She said via text message: “Chloroquine is still in a testing phase in combination with other medication and not yet verified as a preventive treatment or curative option.” Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control warned that the World Health Organization hasn’t approved use of the drug against the virus.

Trump said Thursday that chloroquine and its less-toxic cousin hydroxychloroquine had shown “tremendous promise” to treat the new illness. The president doubled down on Saturday, telling his Twitter followers that hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin “taken together” could be “one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine.” He urged they “be put in use IMMEDIATELY.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-21/nigeria-reports-chloroquine-poisonings-after-trump-praised-drug?srnd=premium

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Reply Nigeria Has Chloroquine Poisonings After Trump Praised Drug (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Mar 22 OP
BigmanPigman Mar 22 #1
duforsure Mar 22 #2
Journeyman Mar 22 #3
Lady_Chat Mar 22 #5
Scarsdale Mar 22 #4
jaxexpat Mar 22 #6
denem Mar 22 #7
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 22 #8
Shermann Mar 22 #9
Champp Mar 22 #10

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 03:40 AM

1. Never, ever believe a word tRump says.

That goes without saying, especially now. My ears automatically turn him off when they hear his voice. I think my self defense mechanism is stepping up. His voice is like the teacher in Charlie Brown specials. Whah, whaa whaa.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 04:01 AM

2. Promoting untested drugs by a president

Because he's incompetent, and cares little about public safety now publicly should be criminal. It also shows the American people shouldn't trust him on anything he says , as his lying on this shows he should not be in office .

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 04:30 AM

3. My wife uses hydroxy for her RA. I fear she'll be unable to get it for the duration . . .

The entire supply may be bought up by frantic, ill-informed people desperate for a "cure."

I foresee so much of it going into the black markets there won't be any left even for the researchers seeking to test its efficacy on CV19.

I'm just so tired of piling up reason upon reason to hate that man.

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 05:52 AM

5. A Doctor was just saying that on tv, that it would deprive patients that actually need it.

I'm so sorry, I hope this doesn't effect your wife. What Trump did was ignorant and cruel, and he did it just to score points with his supporters, especially Hannity. I've been so worried about my husband too. Medical supplies are running out at the hospital he works at, and there aren't enough masks, gloves, equipment or test kits, either. They are trying to make do. We keep hearing more are suppose to be coming, but we have see nothing, it's vital to protect the patients and health care workers. I hate Trump so much.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 05:20 AM

4. Do the tRumps

own stock in the pharma companies that make these two drugs?

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 06:16 AM

6. Survey Says.......

Probably.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 06:17 AM

7. Trump is promoting Hydroxychloroquine, a less toxic derivative of chloroquine

The drug shows promise, but has not been trialed for COVID-19
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41421-020-0156-0

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 06:17 AM

8. Trump has his head up his ass

If he would stop playing doctor and let door experts do their job we wouldn't be in this mess.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:13 AM

9. Unfounded optimism

...is just another insidious but "feel good" way to be anti-science.

Search for "anthropogenic climate change" in the conservative media for another example.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:26 AM

10. Republican lies and BS are dangerous

Damn it.

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