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posted by martyb on Sunday June 07 2020, @10:44PM   Printer-friendly
from the Dunning–Kruger-Effect-or-Darwin-Award-Candidates? dept.

Americans are drinking bleach and dunking food in it to prevent COVID-19:

Americans are doing more housecleaning and disinfecting amid the COVID-19 pandemic and many are turning to wild and dangerous tactics—like drinking and gargling bleach solutions.

Back in April, the agency noted an unusual spike in poison control center calls over harmful exposures to household cleaning products, such as bleach. The timing linked it to the spread of the pandemic coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 (not statements by President Trump). But to get a clearer idea of what was behind the rise, CDC researchers set up an online survey of household cleaning and disinfection knowledge and practices.

In all, they surveyed 502 US adults and used statistical weighting to make it representative of the country's population. The findings—published Friday in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report—are stunning.

Overall, 60 percent said they were doing more cleaning and disinfecting amid the pandemic and 39 percent admitted to doing at least one non-recommended cleaning practice the CDC considers high risk.

The questions and responses are fully available (NO paywall); read it here:

Journal Reference
Gharpure R, Hunter CM, Schnall AH, et al. Knowledge and Practices Regarding Safe Household Cleaning and Disinfection for COVID-19 Prevention, [OPEN] MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (DOI: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6923e2)

Questions from the survey:

Recommended Best Practices:

  • When making a dilute bleach solution, only room temperature water should be used
  • Bleach should not be mixed with vinegar
  • Hand sanitizers should be kept out of reach of children
  • Bleach should not be mixed with ammonia
  • For some household cleaning products, eye protection should be used during use
  • Hands should be washed with soap and water after using household cleaning products
  • For some household cleaning products, gloves should be used during use
  • Good ventilation (air flow) is needed when using cleaning chemicals
  • Household cleaning products should be kept out of reach of children

Risky Practices Performed:

  • Drank or gargled diluted bleach solution
  • Drank or gargled soapy water
  • Drank or gargled a household cleaner
  • Inhaled the vapor of household cleaners like bleach
  • Misted the body with cleaning spray or alcohol spray
  • after being in public spaces
  • Used household cleaner to clean or disinfect hands or bare skin
  • Washed fruits, vegetables, or other food products with bleach

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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 07 2020, @11:05PM (17 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 07 2020, @11:05PM (#1004646)

    Trump (even GOP) is planning to lost election, by killing off his followers.

    1) Their is no COVID-19 its just the flu.
    2) GOP suing to force everyone to go to polls and vote... That raised COVID-19 rate in state.
    3) Stupid ideas like injecting cleaners. And you got this story.

    Now if the offer a Kool-Aid party... watch out.

    But this will just lead to marshal law. We have seen in the last week of Blue Line (police), Brown Line (Troops), and ???? Line (every thug they could find without ID), take over Washington DC, because of peaceful protests. There was some bad actors mixed in, no better than the Brown Shirts is take over of German before WWII. This will lead to Trump lossing the election but winning the war as he calls for marshal law, so he become the KING of America.

    Next envade Canada and Meixco (sheap labor).

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  • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 07 2020, @11:19PM (9 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 07 2020, @11:19PM (#1004649)

    And 100+ BLM protestors right next to each other won't spread COVID? Stupidity is pretty universal.

    • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 08 2020, @02:16AM (3 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 08 2020, @02:16AM (#1004702)

      From a different AC:
      Of COURSE the parent post was modded flamebait. It showed the fundamental, hypocritical illogic in how Democrats are treating coronavirus spread and deadliness. Is it really a threat? Democrat actions now appear to indicate they really think it's just a cold. Who got slammed and by whom the first time around for having that attitude? Remember? Or maybe Democrats REALLY DO think it is dangerous, and they have the same level of concern for the health of the law-abiding public they have showed with respect to the arsons/assaults/looting associated with the peaceful protests: not much. Either way, it's awful.

      P.S. I would LOVE for parent post to be modded anything other than Flamebait -1 because that just CENSORS a legitimate counterargument.

      • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 08 2020, @03:29AM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 08 2020, @03:29AM (#1004722)

        CENSORS

        Browse at -1, faggot.

        • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 08 2020, @05:23AM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 08 2020, @05:23AM (#1004734)

          Obviously I saw it, jackass, or how could I respond to it?
          Are you one of those who drank the bleach, by chance?
          This was so OTHER PEOPLE would see the post who don't look at -1 posts.

          • (Score: 5, Touché) by janrinok on Monday June 08 2020, @08:59AM

            by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 08 2020, @08:59AM (#1004768) Journal

            This was so OTHER PEOPLE would see the post who don't look at -1 posts.

            Perhaps they don't want to see posts that have been moderated to -1? If they don't want to see it why should the moderation system be changed so that they have to see it?

    • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 08 2020, @07:02AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 08 2020, @07:02AM (#1004752)

      So COVID is a Democrat hoax right up until it is convenient for you to attack your political enemies?

      Interesting how your brain works. Well, more predictable than interesting, but y'know.

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 08 2020, @01:26PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 08 2020, @01:26PM (#1004809)

      I don't know of anyone that thinks the protests aren't going to spread it. Honestly, the timing couldn't be worse.

      But the protesters didn't exactly choose the timing, that was up to George Floyd's killer.

      • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 08 2020, @03:02PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 08 2020, @03:02PM (#1004840)

        No, it's not the cop's fault.
        It's the fault of the ENTIRE WHITE RACE since Amerikkka was founded. You're not keeping up with the evolving story here.

    • (Score: 2) by hendrikboom on Tuesday June 09 2020, @05:12PM

      by hendrikboom (1125) on Tuesday June 09 2020, @05:12PM (#1005265) Homepage Journal

      And 100+ BLM protestors right next to each other won't spread COVID?

      I've heard the argument for allowing the BLM protesters. It is, roughly that the protests will have an effect on another significant cause of death -- the murder of blacks by authoritarians.
      So it is a trade-off between one cause of death and another.

      I'm not convinced. The murder of blacks is endemic, but dies not appear to be as contagious as covid-19, and as such is not exhibiting exponential growth.

      It is clear that suppressing these demonstrations by use of force will only inspire the demonstrators to carry on.

      -- hendrik

  • (Score: 5, Funny) by aristarchus on Sunday June 07 2020, @11:23PM (5 children)

    by aristarchus (2645) on Sunday June 07 2020, @11:23PM (#1004650) Journal

    marshal law

    envade Canada

    Meixco

    sheap labor

    Let me try to fix this for you.

    Trump will loose despict the Brown Note, but he will declare marshmallow laws, envenerate Canada, and Mexico will pay for the sheep.

    Close to what you were trying to say? The spelling is atrocious and deplorable, even by SN standards. But we are all aboot the Freeze peaches, so we will tow your line. It will help you get a new leash on life!

    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by hendrikboom on Monday June 08 2020, @03:27AM

      by hendrikboom (1125) on Monday June 08 2020, @03:27AM (#1004720) Homepage Journal

      Is there a venery shortage in Canada?

    • (Score: 2) by istartedi on Monday June 08 2020, @06:19AM (1 child)

      by istartedi (123) on Monday June 08 2020, @06:19AM (#1004741) Journal

      Maybe he meant Marshall Law [youtube.com]

      • (Score: 2) by PinkyGigglebrain on Monday June 08 2020, @08:59AM

        by PinkyGigglebrain (4458) on Monday June 08 2020, @08:59AM (#1004769)

        I thought he meant Martian Law [youtube.com]

        --
        "Beware those who would deny you Knowledge, For in their hearts they dream themselves your Master."
    • (Score: 0, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 08 2020, @07:11AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 08 2020, @07:11AM (#1004756)

      Russia has downgraded the importance of SN propaganda. I guess Buzzy's stubborn stupidity has at least had some effect for good, can't brainwash people already blinded by idealism.

      • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Monday June 08 2020, @10:37AM

        by c0lo (156) on Monday June 08 2020, @10:37AM (#1004787) Journal

        can't brainwash people already blinded by idealism.

        Don't try to brain-bleach them, they are already doing it on their own money.

        --
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoFiw2jMy-0
  • (Score: 3, Touché) by c0lo on Monday June 08 2020, @10:16AM

    by c0lo (156) on Monday June 08 2020, @10:16AM (#1004784) Journal

    Now if the offer a Kool-Aid party... watch out.

    Cleaning the swamp, one drop of bleach at a time. (grin)

    --
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoFiw2jMy-0