>300 dead in Iran from drinking methanol

Alcoholic beverages are illegal in Iran, and a rumor somehow got started that DRINKING methanol, which is toxic at extremely low doses, would prevent or cure COVID. Since Iran is being ravaged by the disease, naturally people are desperate enough to do something drastic like this.

Over 300 are known to have died, and thousands more sickened, by doing this.

You won’t catch Covid-19 when dead, so maybe this is an effective prevention strategy.

I fear that we’re going to see more and more of these secondary deaths that are caused by fear and rumor.

People will take crazy risks if they think the alternative is death.

Already have a thread on this - https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=892704

Closed duplicate.