No, I Won’t Inject Myself With Disinfectant to Fight Coronavirus

I want the coronavirus to be a hoax or imaginary more than the conspiracy theorists who peddle such garbage.

Coronavirus is very real.

This loss of personal control, and burgeoning terror, is driving people to believe in ridiculous panaceas. (And, expose themselves to serious medical and financial risk).

I have close friends who tried to sell me on such.

Coronavirus “Cures”

As the coronavirus pandemic revealed itself to the world earlier this year, I got disturbing social media messages from some friends.

They were desperate to find homemade cures to a virus that just manifested itself.

A friend of mine forwarded a FB post claiming that garlic cloves boiled in water cured coronavirus.

There was another FB post claiming that combining bleach in drinking water killed the virus. (This was in the early days of the pandemic before FB began deleting such posts).

Still another claimed that warm water can flush the coronavirus out the digestive system.

I have a dear friend who believes in the garlic water remedy who chided me for not believing it.

It’s human nature to not believe in something until its destructiveness can’t ignored. Still, its costly folly to believe in the ridiculous.

Televangelist Jim Bakker was sued by the state of Missouri in March 2020 for peddling a fake coronavirus cure to desperate people. There is no vaccine or cure for coronavirus currently.

Desperate people do desperate things. People in positions of power should understand that.

The Disinfectant Cure

A few weeks ago, President Trump touted hydroxychloroquine as a, “game changing,” drug that might cure coronavirus.

It’s an 80-year old anti-malarial drug with serious life-threatening side effects.

The FDA had to announce that the drug isn’t meant for use by healthy people, its only being used in trials, and that it carries the risk of poisoning, irregular heartbeat, and death.

That hasn’t stopped people, even doctors, from hoarding the drug.

All of this because the president touted it.

Where your politics lie is irrelevant. The president’s words carry weight.

And desperate people do desperate things.

In a press conference yesterday, the president of the United States suggested that the injection of disinfectants should be a considered treatment against coronavirus.

The makers of Lysol, as well several doctors, had to publish public warnings against the ingestion or injection of disinfectants in the aftermath.

Do not inject or ingest disinfectant. Drinking bleach or isopropyl alcohol can disintegrate the esophagus, causing a horrifying death or significant disabilities. You probably know this. Warn loved ones who may want to believe it.

When elected official say such things, desperate people often do desperate things.

In March 2020, a 60-year old man died after eating fish food that contained hydroxychloroquine.

After Trump’s comments, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency reported that several citizens called operators asking if ingesting disinfectant was safe.

I know people who sadly may consider such comments. You may as well. Advise them of a better path.

I Need to Save Money, Not Self-Initiate Medical Emergencies and Spend Money

So, sad as it may be to say out loud, no, I won’t be injecting myself with disinfectant.

I have enough problems. I need to save more money. Its bad enough I could potentially catch coronavirus and then deal with the medical consequences of surviving.

I can’t imagine dealing with the medical, and financial, consequences of drinking or injecting disinfectant.

That’s a horrifying thing to write in 2020.

Right now, I am desperately brainstorming ways to make more money as a telecommuting writer.

I have money on my mind.

I have no financial interest in taking bogus cures that will cost me money in the long run, if not my life.

It amazes me how people I know, people who send me ridiculous “coronavirus cure,” posts on social media, don’t consider the financial cost of desperate actions.

Especially in a time of existential contagion terror, uncertainty, and unemployment. Like now.

Desperate people act desperately.

It’s no excuse for ignoring medical science and reality.

It’s no excuse for not thinking.

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