From bleach to ivermectin: Why these coronavirus “cures” are deadly
Two people have died in New Mexico after taking ivermectin, a deworming drug for horses and other livestock to treat COVID-19. According to David Scrase, the acting head of the state health department reported the two patients were infected with the coronavirus when they attempted to treat themselves with the anti-parasitic drug.
“The jury is out on ivermectin. It is not recommended by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for this indication of treating COVID,” said Scrase just last week at the press briefing. The patients who have passed away were thirty-eight and seventy-nine years old, and in one of the cases, the drug caused kidney failure.
“I know that one of the patients had a fairly serious issue with COVID. The patient was on dialysis and ivermectin was basically taken in lieu of or instead of effective treatments,” he added. The Food and Drug Administration actually warned people against taking the drug that was simply intended for cows, horses and other large livestock following multiple reports of hospitalizations.
The FDA tweeted, “You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, ya’ll. Stop it.” Unfortunately, ivermectin isn’t the only deadly cure for the virus. Remember sometime last year, there was a claim running around on social media that the former president of America, Donald Trump suggested people ingest disinfectants to fight the virus?
Trump didn’t really explicitly recommend ingesting bleach but his remarks surely urged some companies to issue warnings on the improper use of bleach. Okay, let’s explore these dangers for a little bit.
First off, we know we’re not the only ones thinking this, let’s get it out in the open. Why is this article even necessary to write?! Chances are, at some point during our early childhoods, we were taught not to put everything in our mouths and those things included cleansers. You can choke on such things as little toy cars and cleansers like bleach are poisonous. Even breathing cleansers can be a bit rough.
Now yes, it is true that bleach can clean away the germs causing coronavirus on surfaces such as a table or all white bed sheet, but since when have our bodies been counted as common household surfaces?
We all know bleach to be a highly powerful cleansing chemical. It sterilizes everything. We use it to wash our white clothes, clean our toilets and tubs, you may even put some bleach on your floors. But how does it work? Well, there are several different types of bleach.
There’s chlorine bleach, oxygen bleach, and bleaching powder. They vary by their ingredients. It helps to whiten, brighten and remove stains. On clothes, bleach converts soils into colorless, soluble particles which are removed by detergents, then carried away in the wash water. Bleach is fabulous for removing those overly stubborn stains.
We’re all getting tired of hearing about coronavirus, especially those who lost loved ones to the pandemic. But never be so eager to find a solution that you believe everything you’re told, no matter how ridiculous it sounds.
A warning letter was sent to a company marketing fake and dangerous chlorine dioxide products for the prevention and treatment of coronavirus, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The false claims from the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing about its “Miracle Mineral Solution” products are chiefly troubling when it comes to children. The youth are at an increased risk of harm from consuming bleach.
The FDA along with the Federal Trade Commission gave the company forty-eight hours to outline what it’s done to rectify the violations. Consumers have been warned against consuming bleach products marketed as coronavirus treatments because the chemicals contain serious and potentially life-threatening side effects.
In addition to not curing the coronavirus, problems include but are not limited to respiratory failure (you won’t be able to breathe which is a little ironic for a coronavirus treatment, don’t you think?); shifts in your heart’s electrical activity which causes fatal abnormal rhythms; low blood cell counts requiring transfusions; acute liver failure; life-threatening low blood pressure; and severe vomiting and diarrhea.
Bleach will not clear the coronavirus from your body! Keep it for your clothes and toilets, please! Do you have any thoughts on this matter? Let us know in the comments.