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Trump's Touting of Chloroquine as a Possible Treatment for COVID-19

 
has resulted in at least one death in the United States. Chloroquine Phosphate has been used to treat aquarium fish for some parasitic and fungal diseases for quite some time. It has been available in tropical fish stores, and can be found with a simple Google search. The problem is dosage control if purchased for human use by stupid people.

And stupid people are just the ones Trump reaches with his idiotic promotion of an almost-untested treatment. So, a man in Arizona is dead and his wife is still hospitalized after they took some of it in the form used for aquarium fish. It is unknown how much they took, but it killed the man.

An overdose of the medication, which is used in humans to treat rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and some other diseases, can cause cardiac arrest, eye damage and other severe problems. Odds are that the stupid people who decided to use it to "ward off" the virus didn't know what dosage to use, didn't measure the dosage accurately, or just winged it and got an overdose.

Now, it's possible that the medication will prove useful, but only after testing to find appropriate dosages and treatment protocols. Instead, Donald J. Trump, on national television, said that it could be the answer to COVID-19. He doesn't know anything about it, just like most things he knows nothing about. But, he said it, and sent people off to Google to find it.

And, find it they did, on many sites from which it can be ordered to treat diseases of aquarium fish. There's no information on how much a human should take for COVID-19, because it gets bought from aquarium supply stores. They don't know. The stupid people who order it don't know. The typical human dosage is measured in milligrams, and the chloroquine phosphate sold for aquarium use comes as a powder of unknown potency or a liquid of unknown concentration, along with directions for dilution in gallons of aquarium water. Without accurate scales capable of measuring milligram amounts or liquid measures capable of measuring an appropriate amount of the liquid, overdosing would be very likely.

Trump knows nothing about this drug. He knows nothing about its dosage. He just speaks its name on national television, so stupid people can look it up on Google and order it from those aquarium supply stores and kill themselves unwittingly.

Thanks, Donwald. I wonder how many other stupid people will die from your own ignorance and lack of judgment.

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Re: Trump's Touting of Chloroquine as a Possible Treatment for COVID-19
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 02:28:06 PM »
https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/19/french-study-finds-anti-malarial-and-antibiotic-combo-could-reduce-covid-19-duration/


Not the "fish" treatment. The DUmdasses that tried the other stated that were NOT influenced by President Trump.
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Re: Trump's Touting of Chloroquine as a Possible Treatment for COVID-19
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 02:46:58 PM »
Trump is not responsible for an idiot and his wife deciding to buy anti-parasite aquarium treatment at a pet store and then ingest an unknown quantity of Chloroquine plus whatever else was in the aquarium treatment.

Meanwhile, multiple countries have used Chloroquine in medicinal form under doctors' supervision, and claim it has been effective. Why DU-folk don't want to know that or for that to be known ... well ... the answer to that is ghoulishly hateful. I would have thought MM might be smarter than to fall for this ludicrous Hate-Trump narrative, but as so often happens, I under-estimate DU-folks' hate and stupidity.
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Re: Trump's Touting of Chloroquine as a Possible Treatment for COVID-19
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 03:13:36 PM »
This one simple thing is going to be one of the big reasons Trump gets reelected.  Just my opinion.

There are too many in the US who actually have platforms (read famous) who have been infected and used this combination of drugs and are touting the effectiveness.  It can't be hidden.

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Re: Trump's Touting of Chloroquine as a Possible Treatment for COVID-19
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 04:00:02 PM »
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Thanks, Donwald. I wonder how many other stupid people will die from your own ignorance and lack of judgment.

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Re: Trump's Touting of Chloroquine as a Possible Treatment for COVID-19
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2020, 04:13:49 PM »
Trump is not responsible for random morons who think that chloroquine being a possible treatment for coronavirus means "take products that have chloroquine in them to prevent contracting the illness".

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Re: Trump's Touting of Chloroquine as a Possible Treatment for COVID-19
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 04:39:16 PM »
Chlorinating [or in this case Chloroquine] the gene pool not the fish bowl.  Yup, Darwin award winners fer sur but there is still a lot of time left in the year.  Toilet lickers will only rate honorable mention at this rate.



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Re: Trump's Touting of Chloroquine as a Possible Treatment for COVID-19
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2020, 04:52:57 PM »
Chlorinating [or in this case Chloroquine] the gene pool not the fish bowl.  Yup, Darwin award winners fer sur but there is still a lot of time left in the year.  Toilet lickers will only rate honorable mention at this rate.

Haven't had time to check but heard that one of the early airplane toile lickers got the chinese flu.

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Re: Trump's Touting of Chloroquine as a Possible Treatment for COVID-19
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2020, 06:46:27 PM »
By this bizarre logic, couldn't one sue the creators and actors of Breaking Bad? After all, they do mention chemicals (which are not the proper components) to manufacture blue meth.

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Re: Trump's Touting of Chloroquine as a Possible Treatment for COVID-19
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2020, 03:37:03 PM »
Well, well, well. It turns out the woman in question is a democratic party donor, and has been for at least a couple of years.

https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/woman-who-ingested-fish-tank-cleaner-was-prolific-donor-to-democratic-causes/

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Re: Trump's Touting of Chloroquine as a Possible Treatment for COVID-19
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2020, 04:01:24 PM »
Well, well, well. It turns out the woman in question is a democratic party donor, and has been for at least a couple of years.

https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/woman-who-ingested-fish-tank-cleaner-was-prolific-donor-to-democratic-causes/

IOW, she was dumb as a rock to start with, or she planned this as a way to kill her husband.

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Re: Trump's Touting of Chloroquine as a Possible Treatment for COVID-19
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2020, 04:23:38 PM »
Given rockhead’s “logic”, if Trump told someone to take Tylenol for a headache, and they took 100 tablets, then it’s Trump’s fault when they die.

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Re: Trump's Touting of Chloroquine as a Possible Treatment for COVID-19
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2020, 04:44:25 PM »
If President Trump were going after stupid people he'd be a Democrat and the DUmbasses would love him.
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Re: Trump's Touting of Chloroquine as a Possible Treatment for COVID-19
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2020, 06:33:09 PM »
Well, well, well. It turns out the woman in question is a democratic party donor, and has been for at least a couple of years.

https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/woman-who-ingested-fish-tank-cleaner-was-prolific-donor-to-democratic-causes/

IMO, her story is fishy, :rimshot: . Why would a #Resist Dem be so credulous of something Trump said as to randomly swallow something containing, among other things, Chloroquine? I'm having a hard time believing she's that monumentally DUMB, and wonder whether this was actually a suicide or murder (with her taking a much lesser dose as camouflage).
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Re: Trump's Touting of Chloroquine as a Possible Treatment for COVID-19
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2020, 10:32:15 PM »
>MineralMan (130,191 posts)  Trump's Touting of Chloroquine as a Possible Treatment for COVID-19

Then leave it at that supposition you arrogant blowhard.   Your pompous insignificance in this world of freedom is welcome like the plague you blame a political party of introducing.  You are one of the few scum in America that would get the bird if you were in dire need of help.  GFY your palm again and this time see it's only you with the malaise.