A dead man and a woman are rejoicing because they drank as a treatment for Covid-19, chloroquine, one of two drugs that US President Donald Trump praised as possible treatments for coronavirus.
An incredible one our story came from the state of Arizona, USA, where a man and his wife consumed the substance chloroquine phosphate, which is used to clean aquariums because it contains chloroquine.
The couple, about sixty years old, immediately felt discomfort as soon as they swallowed a quantity of the drug, as explained in a statement by the Banner Health hospital in Phoenix.
Chloroquine is the active drug used to treat malaria, and has been praised by President Donald Trump as "one of the biggest players against coronavirus".
Specifically Trump wrote on twitter"Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, together, have a real chance to be one of the biggest players in the history of medicine. The FDA has moved Earth and sky. Thank you! Let's hope they do both (hydro- works better with azi-, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents) ".
It is worth noting that hydroxychloroquine, recommended by the President, and chloroquine phosphate are completely different compounds. The first is used to treat malaria and the second to clean aquariums.