Words have consequences. From fox news via the msn aggregator. Yes, fox...
“More concerning, though, is the number of people who actually went ahead with the suggestion.
In New York City, the Daily News reported that the Poison Control Center saw 30 cases of “exposure to Lysol, bleach & other cleaners in 18 hours after Trump’s suggestion” that cleaning products might be used to treat coronavirus. NYC Poison Control saw only 13 such cases in a similar period last year.
Anna Sanders, who wrote the Daily News article, reported that no one died or was hospitalized as a result.
The Illinois Poison Center had a 36 percent increase in March in calls statewide concerning "inappropriate use of disinfectants and cleansers,” according to Danny Chun, a communications and marketing employee at the center. “Since the president made his remarks Thursday night, we have gotten two specific cases where we got calls.”“