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The danger in Chloroquine

President Trump says the FDA has approved the very powerful drug chloroquine to treat #coronavirus.

In Lagos, Nigerians rush to pharmacies to clear out chloroquine, saying Trump had declared it cure for #COVID19. But here's the catch. THREAD. Please RT
I also went to a pharmacy in Lagos, where I found people buying five, six sachets of chloroquine at once.

Remember, chloroquine was banned in Nigeria in 2005 based on @WHO recommendation. That it still sells in Nigeria is quite the Nigerian story.

So here's the problem:
The Chinese said in early Feb. that Chloroquine has shown some efficacy in treating #COVID19's pneumonia. Trials were carried out in less than a thousand People but dosage is unknown.

@WHO has not sanctioned it for use in #COVID19 treatment. Egungun be careful.

Where dosage of #COVID19 CQ trial is unknown, abuse is almost inevitable.

Experts told @AFPFactCheck that overdose of #chloroquine can cause permanent blindness. @WHO agrees & says it can cause cardiac atrio-ventricular BLOCK.
FDA has also come out to contradict Donald Trump. The agency says it was still investigating whether chloroquine should be used to help infected individuals.

Trump and FDA may be miscommunicating or playing politics with #COVID19. But you shouldn't play politics with your life.
Here's our #FactCheck on #COVID19NIGERIA and #Chloroquine. It's all you need to know about CQ for now.

For every one buying chloroquine in Nigeria, take it easy. It was banned in 2005 due to our resistance to the drug. Why use a drug you're resistant to?…
Let our egungun be careful as we #FightCOVID19. Na egungun wey no die for express Sabi dance.

Thank you for coming to my #FightCOVID19 talk. Please RT the thread.
Here is what the spokesperson to the Lagos state govt is saying on Chloroquine:
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