46 North Texans treated for drinking bleach to fight COVID-19, just during August

By Larry Johnson

Nearly 50 North Texans have drunk bleach during August.

What’s going on?

They’re apparently drinking bleach, as you might have guessed, in an attempt to ward off infection by COVID=19.

The Texas Poison has reported 46 cases of people drinking bleach during August.

This comes after a number of New Mexico cases of folks drinking hand sanitizer last month.

In New Mexico, some people were presumably trying to get at the alcohol in the sanitizer, even though a poisonous, potentially fatal form of alcohol that’s present in hand sanitizer.

In Texas, the TPC reported “misleading and inaccurate information circulating online about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

I don’t want to blame Donald Trump for absolutely EVERYTHING, but you might recall that he appeared to suggest during an earlier COVID briefing that an injection of disinfectant might fight COVID=19.

That “plan” was, of course, widely discredited, and most people forgot about it. Apparently some didn’t, unless they came up with the idea of drinking bleach all by themselves.

Neither is a good idea, not that you probably needed me to tell you.

Drinking chlorine dioxide products can lead to severe vomiting, severe diarrhea, life-threatening low blood pressure caused by dehydration and acute liver failure, the TPC says, while noting that it’s good for disinfecting surfaces where the coronavirus might live,

Denying science seems to be a contemporary “thing,” but this is crazy.

One or two such incidents you could see, but 46?

Maybe it’s just another sign of The Apocalypse.

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