The Cure Is Worse Than The Disease?

No one has ever died from watching Fox News. Let me be perfectly clear about that.

President Donald Trump has never gone out of his way to kill any of his supporters or even former supporters. Let me be perfectly clear about that too.

So, what should we think about the story of an Arizona man who died after taking the drug chloroquine phosphate after he heard from President Trump that it could help fight Coronavirus.

“Fake news!” You say? Well, it ran on a Fox affiliate.

The man and his wife, both in their 60’s, both took chloroquine phosphate when they heard it was found in an anti-malaria medication that might be useful in treating the virus. They were both in a hospital 30 minutes later, according to the story posted on line.

They didn’t have a prescription. It was an ingredient in a compound used to clean fish tanks. It has never been approved to treat the virus by health agencies, but is being looked at. It has been approved to treat malaria and lupus.

No one suggested the couple should take it.

The story explained that there was no treatment or vaccine for the virus in its ninth paragraph. In the twelfth paragraph, it gave the tweet they read from President Trump: “HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE & AZITHROMYCIN, taken together, have a real chance to be one of the biggest game-changers in the history of medicine.”

Now, with Coronavirus cases ramping up all over the nation and the President talking about getting our economy back on track by getting as many people as possible back to work, and not talking about how millions and millions of us are still not able to get tested for it , what should we think about his idea that the medicine — our isolation, our closing of stores and factories, of banning large public gatherings and even people gathering at Trump golf courses and resorts — is a lot worse than the disease? After all, a lot of people get it and don’t show any symptoms worse than a mild temperature.

And once they get it, they won’t ever get it again. You know, just like the flu.

Oh, wait a minute. That’s not true.

What do you think of that?



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