There are going to be hundreds and thousands of deaths from COVID-19 that can be laid on President Donald Trump’s doorstep related to his procrastination and lies around the pandemic.
But this death can be directly traced back to something that the president actually said in a Coronavirus Task Force news conference about the efficacy of a drug only anecdotally touted as a treatment for the coronavirus.
An Arizona man died after ingesting chloroquine phosphate in an attempt to protect himself from becoming infected with the coronavirus. The man’s wife also ingested the drug and is under critical care.
Dr. Daniel Brooks, medical director of Banner Poison and Drug Information Center, said in a statement: “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.”
A news release from Banner Health, based in Arizona, said the couple, both in their 60s, took an additive called chloroquine phosphate, used to clean fish tanks, to try to prevent infection with the coronavirus.
President Donald Trump touted the drug for its potential during a news conference last week;
Draw the line —–>DJT——-> choroquine ——-> dead man who trusted the president. This time we have a crime…a felony.
If the Senate had removed President Trump from office in January, we wouldn’t be here right now.