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Fri Mar 27, 2020, 10:49 AM

Hundreds of Iranians Killed After Chugging Poison in False Hope of Beating Coronavirus



https://www.thedailybeast.com/methanol-kills-hundreds-of-iranians-who-drank-it-in-false-hope-of-beating-coronavirus?ref=home

Hundreds of Iranians Killed After Chugging Poison in False Hope of Beating Coronavirus
TOXIC SHOCK
Jamie Ross. Reporter
Updated Mar. 27, 2020 6:23AM ET /
Published Mar. 27, 2020 5:53AM ET
VIA REUTERS


Nearly 300 people in Iran have been killed after drinking a toxic chemical in the mistaken belief that it would save them from the coronavirus, according to local reports from the country. The Associated Press reports that thousands of Iranians have been chugging toxic methanol—an industrial alcohol—on the completely false basis that it protects people against the virus. News of the fake cure has reportedly spread like wildfire across social media in Iran, and people are deeply suspicious of official government advice not to drink methanol because it downplayed the virus crisis for days before it overwhelmed the country. Iranian media report nearly 300 people have been killed and more than 1,000 sickened by drinking methanol, and AP reported one case of a 5-year-old boy who was blinded after his parents gave him the poison. As of now, there is no known cure for COVID-19.

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Reply Hundreds of Iranians Killed After Chugging Poison in False Hope of Beating Coronavirus (Original post)
babylonsister Mar 2020 OP
The Magistrate Mar 2020 #1
babylonsister Mar 2020 #2
The Magistrate Mar 2020 #3
babylonsister Mar 2020 #4
The Magistrate Mar 2020 #6
librechik Mar 2020 #8
The Magistrate Mar 2020 #9
customerserviceguy Mar 2020 #12
ProfessorGAC Mar 2020 #10
WhiskeyGrinder Mar 2020 #5
The Magistrate Mar 2020 #7
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2020 #11

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 10:54 AM

1. Trolls, Ma'am, Need To Tracked Down And Euthanized

There are darker possibilities, which are sure to be suggested, but some little creep going for the 'lulz' is the most likely origin for this horrible occurrence.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:01 AM

2. This article is blaming bootleggers. Horrific!

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/03/hundreds-die-iran-drinking-bootleg-alcohol-methanol-coronavirus-cure-social-media.html

Hundreds Die in Iran From Bootleg Alcohol Being Peddled Online as Fake Coronavirus Remedy
By Elliot Hannon

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:05 AM

3. A Possibility, Ma'am

Sometimes back in Prohibition 'wood alcohol' circulated. Not good for repeat business.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:06 AM

4. Well, Sir...

You made me laugh in these dire times.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:08 AM

6. Happy To Be Of Service, Ma'am

Be well, and stay safe.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:18 AM

8. Wow! a rare and welcome appearance, Magistrate!

Stay well!

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Response to librechik (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:52 AM

9. Signed Back In About A Week Ago, Ma'am

If you venture into the Primaries forum, my appearances there are not rare....

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 01:19 PM

12. You, sir

are the Duke of Decorum!

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 12:01 PM

10. SDA 3A

Ethanol, 190 poof, denatured with 5% methanol.
Some clever mob connected chemists distilled out the methanol. Some less clever ones did a rotten job of distilling.
So, the end product ranged from "not so wise to drink" to "dead tomorrow".
Industry uses much less 3A because of the methanol that would end up in consumer products. Replaced mostly by SDA 40B.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:07 AM

5. Gosh, maybe we should lift the sanctions on Iran.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:15 AM

7. We Should, Sir

Though I doubt there is any direct relation to this.

This is fear and ignorance, which abound in all places. There is no cure, no treatment beyond palliative care. No one can be certain their loved ones or themselves will not be struck down, and this is a terrible strain on the mind and spirit.

There was some Republican county commissioner or something down in Florida who, on learning temperatures above 136 degrees fahrenheit killed the virus, was seriously recommending people point a hairdryer at their nostril and let 'er rip. I am sure more outre suggestions have and will emerge, and that people in desperate fear will actually follow them

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 12:12 PM

11. One might think that would go against their religion, but....

silly me thought voting for Republicans would be against the beliefs of America's dominant religion.....

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