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  1. 1 hour ago, Nunavut Patrick said:

    Arizona man dies after taking chloroquine for coronavirus......

     

     

     

     

    The couple, in their 60s, experienced immediate distress after swallowing the drug, an additive used at aquariums to clean fish tanks, according to Banner Health Hospital in Phoenix.

    Chloroquine phosphate shares the same active ingredient as malaria drugs that President Trump has touted as possibly effective against COVID-19, the potentially life-threatening disease caused by the coronavirus.

    On Saturday, Trump tweeted about the combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, saying it had “a real chance to be one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine.”

    The nation’s top infectious disease expert, Anthony Fauci, played down that claim, saying the therapy must be tested to assure its safety and efficacy.

    “Chloroquine, a malaria medication, should not be ingested to treat or prevent this virus,” Banner Health said in a statement on Monday.

    The new coronavirus, which causes the highly contagious COVID-19 respiratory illness, emerged in December in Wuhan, China and has spread throughout the world.

    There are currently no vaccines or treatments approved for the disease, but researchers are studying existing treatments and working on experimental ones. At the moment, most patients can only receive supportive care.

    “Given the uncertainty around COVID-19, we understand that people are trying to find new ways to prevent or treat this virus, but self-medicating is not the way to do so,” said Dr. Daniel Brooks, Banner Poison and Drug Information Center medical director.

    Brooks urged the medical community to not prescribe chloroquine medication to any nonhospitalized patients.

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    In Trump's defense, it did prevent him dying from the coronavirus.

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  2. "The Day the Earth Stood Still"
     

    dir: Alan Smithee

     

    I'd give this one a miss.

     

    Did an okay, if slow, job of building up some significant existential dread, and like the best Hitchcock most of the really bad stuff has occurred off-screen (to this point); but unlike your typical thriller, I'm really really not sure what's going to happen. Should I be terrified? Or just bored?

     

    Worst of all is it's not over yet, I don't know when it's going to end, and I can't just stand up, throw my popcorn at the screen, and walk out in a huff.

     

    I hope everyone is hanging in there.

     

    Strange days indeed.


  3. Just finished "The Outsider".

     

    I quit reading King's novels about 20 years/books ago, but this was very enjoyable.

     

    A bit too long, of course, but a good, simple story, well told and acted, with a beginning, a middle, and an end.

     

    I might dig out "The Stand" and give it another go. Pick up some pointers to prepare for the coming post-Corona-Virus walkabout.

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