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Tue May 19, 2020, 07:04 PM

If Trump likes hydroxychloroquine, he'll love camel urine

May 19, 2020 at 6:21 p.m. CDT
I hate to toot my own respirator, but I totally scooped the world on the story about President Trump taking hydroxychloroquine.

I deduced last month that he was taking high doses of the anti-malarial drug, because he was showing obvious side effects of the hydroxychloroquine cocktail he had been touting: Confusion. Aggression. Unusual behavior. Unsteadiness. Paranoia. Change in hair color. Difficulty speaking.

Now some are reacting with horror because he confirmed he’s actually taking the stuff (with a zinc chaser), which has been found to cause heart trouble but apparently is not effective against the coronavirus. Who knew that when Trump called hydroxychloroquine a “game changer,” the sport he had in mind was Russian roulette? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speculated that the “morbidly obese” Trump is putting himself in danger. Fact-check: Mostly false! His obesity is garden-variety, not morbid. He has room for many more pills, supplements and tonics.

That’s a good thing, because Trump ordered about 30 million doses of hydroxychloroquine, now of dubious value. But he shouldn’t limit himself to his favorite drug. At this moment, his highest service to the country would be to commit himself to personally testing other unproven treatments for covid-19.

The president has botched the pandemic response, and he is now botching the economic recovery. But he could put his talents to use by serving as a full-time lab animal, a national guinea pig, a cavy-in-chief. He probably won’t find a cure, but Trump, by acting as a one-man FDA, would do something almost as helpful: Distract himself from doing yet more damage to the country.

First, Trump will want to take up smoking, or at least slap on a nicotine patch; French researchers think that will prevent the virus.


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pbmus May 2020 OP
empedocles May 2020 #1
cos dem May 2020 #2
Ferrets are Cool May 2020 #3

Response to pbmus (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 07:08 PM

1. Not morbidly obese? Actually a toned 239?

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Response to empedocles (Reply #1)

Tue May 19, 2020, 07:18 PM

2. It's not like a wafer thin mint would send him over the edge.

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Response to cos dem (Reply #2)

Tue May 19, 2020, 09:30 PM

3. That made me spit out my tea.

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