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Over 700 Dead and 1000s Became Blind in Iran Drinking ‘Corona Cure’ Alcohol

by Imaging Solution Bureau

More than 700 people have died in Iran after ingesting toxic methanol, believing that alcohol can cure or may help in effectively warding off the dangerous and fast-spreading contagion. The national coroner’s authority said that alcohol poisoning killed 728 Iranians in the last 2 months. Last year there were only 66 deaths from alcohol poisoning, according to the report cited by Al Jazeera.

Alcohol poisoning has seen a 10-fold increase in Iran in the past few months, according to a government report released earlier in April, amid a significant surge in coronavirus cases in the country — considered to be the epicenter of the pandemic in the Middle East. Hossein Hassanian, a health ministry adviser, said the final tally of people who lost their eyesight could be much higher. Iran is facing the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East with 5,806 deaths and more than 91,000 confirmed cases. Methanol cannot be smelled or tasted in drinks. It causes delayed organ and brain damage. Symptoms include chest pain, nausea, hyperventilation, blindness, coma, and even death.

[Source: ANI & Rediff]

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