Arizona man dies after taking medicine touted by Trump
24 de marzo de 2020, 8:11
Washington, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) US citizens' panic over the coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 has already claimed its first victims, an Arizona man died after taking a product similar to those mentioned by President Donald Trump to cure the disease.
The deceased's wife, both in their 60s, is in critical condition after she aslo ingested chloroquine phosphate, an aquarium cleaning product similar to drugs that have been named by the president as possible treatments for coronavirus infection, media reports on Monday.
Chloroquine phosphate shares the same active ingredient as malarial drugs that President Trump touted as possibly effective against COVID-19, despite much criticism.
Trump tweeted over the weekend that the combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin had 'a real chance' to be one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine.
The first cases of the new coronavirus SARS-Cov-2, which causes the highly contagious COVID-19 respiratory illness, emerged in December 2019 in Wuhan, China's Hubei province. The respiratory virus has spread rapidly across the world, affecting more than 160 countries.
About 582 people have died until Monday in the United States as a result of the disease. According to statistics, at least 157 people with COVID-19 have died just in New York, which has the largest number of confirmed cases. In all, there are 46,168 Covid-19 cases.
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