Man Who Died Drinking Fish Tank Cleaner Mistook It for Drug Pushed by President

April 30, 2020

After hearing President Trump advocate for the drug hydroxychloroquine at his press conferences, Wanda Lenius says that she and her husband wanted to prevent themselves from contracting COVID-19, so they went in search of the drug. What they ended up consuming was not the antimalarial drug that Mr. Trump had touted, but rather chloroquine phosphate, a fish tank cleaner. The two became violently ill almost immediately, and rushed to a Phoenix hospital. There, her husband died of poisoning.

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