(Newark, New Jersey) – The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine has been in the news after showing promising results treating victims of the Covid-19 virus, which has lead to some confusion among the general public.
“I heard on the TV that Hydrox cookies cure Corona, so I went out right away and got some,” James Bruckner, 42, told The Fake Scoop outside of a Newark-area ShopRite.
Driving the confectionery buying-spree is a viral Facebook post advising readers about the potential cure.
“DOUBLE STUFFED IS BETTER BUT REGULAR WORKS TOO,” the anonymous post reads.
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The run on Hydrox cookies has lead to nationwide shortages, but one expert isn’t concerned.
“Don’t let the medical establishment fool you – you can easily substitute Oreos,” a spokesperson for the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance told TFS.