During times of great turmoil, like the one we are in now due to the Coronavirus, bad information can sometimes take on a false legitimacy. This is especially true when the bogus input comes from an authority figure. Unfortunately, we find ourselves in just such a mess.
A President Who Spreads Rumors
President Trump has been spreading the unfounded claim that two drugs that do have actual medical
applications can treat the Coronavirus. In particular, the president has touted the combination of hydrodroxychloroquine and azithromycin as a way to address Coronavirus infections.
Trump's Statements Were Reckless
What President Trump is saying about these two medications is unproven at very best. It's that simple. Worse still, it appears that he has pressured the FDA to allow the use of these two drugs even though there is no real evidence that they will make the sick better or prevent a single Coronavirus infection.
Real Lies, Real Harm
If President Trump's misrepresentations were not having any effects, that would be one thing. The problem is that people who do not need these two medications are hoarding them. This results in a shortage of drugs for the
people who do need them. Americans who face such debilitating diseases as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus cannot get these two pharmaceuticals. This means they are suffering needlessly while the worried well stockpile these drugs.
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Do Your Part
Until we defeat this virus, we are all united in the fight. Do your part to assist your fellow citizens who need drugs for legitimate reasons. Just because we have a President who spreads rumors does not excuse the rest of us from doing our best for the common good.