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Hundreds dead in Iran after consuming methanol thinking it was coronavirus protection | Fox News

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More than 300 people have died and a further 1,000 have fallen ill in Iran after consuming methanol in the belief that it will protect them against the coronavirus, according to local media.

Fake remedies have spread across Iranian social media, with methanol simply the latest supposed cure. As an Islamic nation, the consumption of alcohol is banned, but bootleggers have distributed industrial alcohol.

“Other countries have only one problem, which is the new coronavirus pandemic,” said Dr. Hossein Hassanian, an adviser to Iran’s Health Ministry who claimed that the problem could be more severe than reported. “We have to both cure the people with the alcohol poisoning and also fight the coronavirus.”

The government downplayed the crisis ahead of a parliamentary election, leaving the Iranian people with little trust in their lawmakers.

“Unfortunately in some provinces, including Khuzestan and Fars, deaths from drinking methanol has exceeded the number of deaths by the new coronavirus,” Hassanian said.
Hundreds dead in Iran after consuming methanol thinking it was coronavirus protection | Fox News

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This is just crazy.

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This is sad, what century are these people living in anyway?

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Methanol, Meth, what's the difference?

One can make a car run on methanol....

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Are they heretics because they turned their back on Koran teachings for man made alcohol?

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@stephen19 Just ded.... smiley

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Oh but such pretty floral bedsheets!

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Just another culling of the herd of sheeple. The universe does not reward willful ignorance: Perfect example.

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