But the couple taking that chloroquine? That’s not on Trump. That truly is a case of stupid people doing stupid things. They chose to self medicate.
Shameless copy/paste from The Hill: "Trump kept saying it was basically pretty much a cure," the woman whose husband died told NBC.https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/4 ... oronavirus
Fortunately she's finally seen the light, albeit a bit late for her husband (more shameless copy-pasting): "Don't take anything. Don't believe anything. Don't believe anything that the president says and his people ... call your doctor."
Maybe, just maybe the president could learn a thing or two from her, starting by the last three words...
In Las Vegas, the gun range, was open the day after Gov Nv asked all non-essential businesses to shut down. I drove by and they were standing in line like sardines out the door and down the street.
I asked my husband how could a gun range be considered an essential business. He said they probably sell guns there. I immediately thought of Darwinism. What good is a gun going to do if you come down with the virus?
Same thing in Texas. Our governor is refusing to declare a state-wide shelter-in-place out of a newly-found love for local control (wasn't such a fan when cities started adopting their own minimum wage), but thankfully our even lovelier state attorney general chimed in to state that local control does not include the right to declare gun stores as non-essential. I'm sure the governor will have something to say about it, like remind people it is only a non-binding opinion from his attorney general.
Guns are necessary in case we "have a breakdown in society" and we the people find ourselves on the frontline and have to protect ourselves by shooting the virus or something. As for intruders, I plan on telling them I have the virus and I've just finished sneezing all over the house, so they may want to wash their hands on the way out.
For the record, there's evidence that chloroquine works but there's not enough evidence yet to make it an "approved" treatment.
Not only is there not enough evidence to make it a scientifically-approved remedy (it's experimental at best), but there's also evidence that the cure may be worse than the disease for people with heart disease or diabetes.... the very people most at risk from COVID-19.