March 28, 2020
The funny thing is that the vast majority of the people who died could’ve gotten over the Coronavirus without any serious issues.
Standing over the still body of an intubated 5-year-old boy wearing nothing but a plastic diaper, an Iranian health care worker in a hazmat suit and mask begged the public for just one thing: Stop drinking industrial alcohol over fears about the new coronavirus.
The boy, now blind after his parents gave him toxic methanol in the mistaken belief it protects against the virus, is just one of hundreds of victims of an epidemic inside the pandemic now gripping Iran.
Iranian media report nearly 300 people have been killed and more than 1,000 sickened so far by ingesting methanol across the Islamic Republic, where drinking alcohol is banned and where those who do rely on bootleggers. An Iranian doctor helping the country’s Health Ministry told The Associated Press on Friday the problem was even greater, giving a death toll of around 480 with 2,850 people sickened.
The poisonings come as fake remedies spread across social media in Iran, where people remain deeply suspicious of the government after it downplayed the crisis for days before it overwhelmed the country.
Lots of governments did that.
They went from “it’s just a flu, bruh” to “SHUT DOWN ALL OF CIVILIZATION RIGHT NOW OR WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE” literally overnight.
So I can understand why people would want to find solutions from someplace else.
Drinking industrial alcohol tho… that’s not really a solution to anything.
The pandemic has swept across the world, overwhelming hospitals, crippling economies and forcing governments to restrict the movements of billions of people. Particularly hard hit has been Iran, home to 80 million people.
As of now, there is no known cure for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. Scientists and doctors continue to study the virus and search for effective medicines and a vaccine.
But in messages forwarded and forwarded again, Iranian social media accounts in Farsi falsely suggested a British school teacher and others cured themselves of the coronavirus with whiskey and honey, based on a tabloid story from early February. Mixed with messages about the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, some wrongly believed drinking high-proof alcohol would kill the virus in their bodies.
So these people read that whiskey with honey cures you, and they started drinking pure methanol…
They’ve certainly got bigger problems than a virus.
Same as we all do.
Hassanian said his figures included reports from coroner’s offices around Iran also counting those who died outside of hospitals from the poisonings.
“Unfortunately in some provinces, including Khuzestan and Fars, deaths from drinking methanol has exceeded the number of deaths from the new coronavirus,” he said.
Even before the outbreak, methanol poisoning had taken a toll in Iran. One academic study found methanol poisoning sickened 768 people in Iran between September and October 2018 alone, killing 76.
Call me paranoid, but I can’t help but wonder if Jews are behind this.
No, seriously, it makes perfect sense.
Israel has around a quarter of a million Persian Jews, most of whom presumably speak Farsi, so the language isn’t an issue.
They could just hire some of them to go to whatever sites are popular in Iran and spread this in order to kill a few of them and make them look like retards to the rest of the world.
“They use this stuff in hospitals to kill germs, so why wouldn’t it work the same in your body” shouldn’t be a hard sell considering the average IQ in Iran.
Plus they have Jews in Iran that the Iranians tolerate for some reason, those could help out too.
If I could think of it, why not Shlomo?