In April — just a day after President Trump suggested during a White House briefing that injecting disinfectant might be a possible coronavirus treatment — the CDC posted on Twitter: “Household cleaners and disinfectants can cause health problems when not used properly. Follow the instructions on the product label to ensure safe and effective use.” … [Read more...] about People Are Dying After Drinking Hand Sanitizer, CDC Says
CDC researchers and their partners in Arizona and New Mexico reviewed 62 call records to poison centers from May through June to characterize cases that could be methanol poisoning from alcohol-based hand sanitizer. The researchers also obtained medical records for additional details. But the report does not provide information as to why people were ingesting hand sanitizer. … [Read more...] about People Are Drinking Hand Sanitizer And Dying, CDC Says
State health employees spent nearly 1,700 hours over six weeks — from Feb. 5 to March 17 — collecting and processing information on U.S. citizens and permanent residents arriving from China and Iran at California airports. Yet they were able to identify just three positive cases out of 11,574 travelers, according to the report released Monday by the state’s public health department and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. … [Read more...] about California’s coronavirus tracking of nearly 12,000 travelers was ineffective, CDC report finds
The agency has said that methanol -- a substance often used to create fuel and antifreeze -- can potentially be fatal if ingested and "is not an acceptable ingredient" in any drug on the market. … [Read more...] about CDC warns against drinking hand sanitizer after poisonings, deaths
Claim: “Wearing a mask infringes on my freedom of speech.” Several audiological studies have concluded that the presence of face coverings — including surgical masks — does not have a detrimental effect on speech understanding in normal-hearing people. While decibel reduction and frequencies affected are dependent on the type of material used and the thickness of the mask, your words will still get through loud and clear. … [Read more...] about No, wearing a mask does not cut off your oxygen. Here are the facts.