After Trump pushes new 'miracle drug' for coronavirus, Arizona man dies from overdose

After Trump pushes new ‘miracle drug’ for coronavirus, an Arizona man dies from an overdose

03/23/2020 5:26 pm ET Brian Frazer
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As usual, President Trump is focused on the quickest possible solution for something — even if that solution isn’t a real one and happens to lead to more problems.

Trump’s new miracle corona cure is chloroquine, often used to treat malaria. It sounded promising at first, but that was before Trump prematurely opened his mouth. Now he’s created even more issues.

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Since the President spoke, “an Arizona man has died and his wife is in critical condition after they ingested chloroquine phosphate,” Reuters reported Monday.

That chemical is “an aquarium cleaning product similar to drugs that have been named by President Trump as potential treatments for coronavirus infection.”

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Also, since Trump’s remarks, prices for chloroquine in Lagos, Nigeria have soared 400%, and three people have overdosed. A lawyer from Lagos, Kayode Fabunmi discusses why the prices have skyrocketed:

“The pharmacist knew the market and was saying to every incoming customer, ‘You know Donald Trump has said this thing cures coronavirus,’ and the price kept changing.”

Bringing the facts

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Lagos’s state health commissioner offered some sage advice, stating that there is no “hard evidence that chloroquine is effective in preventing or managing COVID-19.”

And you thought having malaria was bad a week ago

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It gets even worse. The touting of chloroquine — WHICH HAS NOT EVEN BEEN APPROVED TO TREAT THE CORONAVIRUS! — means that the people who need the drug to fight malaria can no longer find it or afford it.

Well done, Mr. President!

Fauci’s follies

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It seems even the nation’s top infectious disease expert can’t reel him in. Friday, after Trump referred to the State Department as the “Deep State Department” (wow, who knew he was this funny?!) Dr. Anthony Fauci briefly put his hand over his face presumably to hide his chortle. Well, the gesture became an internet meme and… you know the rest. Fauci, when asked if Trump had scolded him, replied, “No comment.” Which likely means Trump scolded him.

There’s…substance

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“He goes his own way,” said the doctor. “He has his own style,” Fauci defended himself by saying, “I can’t jump in front of the microphone and push him down.”  You never know unless you try…

Fauci claims that he doesn’t disagree with the “substance” of Trump’s remarks in the coronavirus briefings:

“It is expressed in a way that I would not express it, because it could lead to some misunderstanding about what the facts are about a given subject.”

I take no responsibility

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Since then, Trump has gone on to whine that China should have told everyone about the virus two months before it even happened. Can someone, anyone, please inform the president that that’s impossible?

Paging Dr. Fauci…

What you can do

Seek medical advice from the experts instead of listening to the hunches of the President.

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