What is the president thinking?

To the Editor,

Now, people have heard of hydroxychloroquine. Well, at least, some have heard a tongue-twister like that from the news, or, the dearest, Mr. Trump.

Currently, he has made the decision to take the drug.

Hydroxychloroquine is in a drug class called antimalarials. It is widely used to treat lupus and acute malaria as well as various other conditions. Although this drug may be effective for necessary, known, conditions, it shouldn’t be taken as a precaution. Hydroxychloroquine comes with a series of risks and side effects. As well as an increased risk of liver problems. Like most medicinal drugs, it is especially dangerous to take marijuana and alcoholic beverages. Vomiting and diarrhea. It can also cause heart issues and sudden cardiac death. So, not what I would personally call the most stable drug, but then again, I am far from a doctor.

Although common sense and logic tells me to not listen to the guy who says in national TV, *begins with a back and forth hand motion, “Suppose we hit the body, with a tremendous uh… whether it’s ultra-violet or just very powerful light,” *weird finger-poking motion, “and I think you said that hasn’t been checked but you’re gonna test it.” So, the President of the United States is suggesting that we inject a chemical used for cleaning countertops. So, he could just be trying to help. Or it’s a new Tide Pod Challenge: Presidential Edition.

Alright, let’s get back to the point: Do not inject disenfectant and go all alien with the “ultraviolet light,” and please, please, consult your doctor before using hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19. Stay safe.

Luna Ginsburg



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