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Title    Americans are Drinking Bleach and Dunking Food in it to Prevent COVID-19
Date    Sunday June 07 2020, @10:44PM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the Dunning–Kruger-Effect-or-Darwin-Award-Candidates? dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=20/06/06/1725259

upstart writes in with an IRC submission:

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:

Risky Practices Performed:


Original Submission

Links

  1. "upstart" - https://soylentnews.org/~upstart/
  2. "Americans are drinking bleach and dunking food in it to prevent COVID-19" - https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/06/americans-are-drinking-bleach-and-dunking-food-in-it-to-prevent-covid-19/
  3. "Back in April" - https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/04/americans-are-poisoning-themselves-while-trying-to-kill-the-coronavirus/
  4. "not statements by President Trump" - https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/38-rise-in-bleach-poisoning-predates-trumps-suggestion-data-show/
  5. "published Friday in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report" - https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6923e2.htm?s_cid=mm6923e2_w
  6. "10.15585/mmwr.mm6923e2" - https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6923e2
  7. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=41437

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