Omicron hysteria has many frantic Americans needlessly testing for any minor ailment they think maybe COVID-19.
COVID-19 testing sites in major urban areas have seen enormous lines of people waiting outside in the cold.
New York City is one place where you’ll see thousands of asymptomatic or mildly ill people lined up for COVID-19 nasal swabs.
Thousands of New York City residents have been waiting in lines in below-freezing temperatures for hours to get tested for the new COVID Omicron variant, which typically presents with symptoms similar to the common cold.pic.twitter.com/txlw9iZQzd
— Michael P Senger (@MichaelPSenger) December 21, 2021
Many people have resorted to COVID-19 home test kits to escape the frigid lines.
That has rapidly increased the demand for self-administered test kits during the holiday travel season.
In response, the Biden Administration invoked the Defense Protection Act to divvy $3 billion to make millions of COVID-19 home testing kits available for Americans.
It’s critical to note that the test kits are NOT approved by the FDA. They’re only given emergency use authorization (EUA) to waive manufacturer liability in case of accidents.
One popular COVID-19 home testing kit contains a lethal ingredient that has caused past deaths even in small doses.
Abbott’s BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test is the product in question for containing the “hazardous” ingredient sodium azide.
Greg Reese of Infowars published this video report that’s available to watch on the HealthImpactNews Bitchute channel:
On the FDA website, you’ll find the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test healthcare provider instructions for use:
18. The Reagent Solution contains a harmful chemical (see table below). If the solution contacts the skin or eye, flush with copious amounts of water. If irritation persists, seek medical advice: https://www.poison.org/contact-us or 1-800-222-1222.
The NIH National Library of Medicine has the study titled “Human health effects of sodium azide exposure: a literature review and analysis“:
Sodium azide, used mainly as a preservative in aqueous laboratory reagents and biologic fluids and as a fuel in automobile airbag gas generants, has caused deaths for decades. Its exposure potential for the general population increases as the use of airbags increase. In order to characterize the known health effects of sodium azide in humans and the circumstances of their exposure, the authors conducted a systematic review of the literature from 1927 to 2002 on human exposure to sodium azide and its health effects. The most commonly reported health effect from azide exposure is hypotension, almost independent of route of exposure. Most industrial exposures are by inhalation. Most laboratory exposures or suicide attempts are by ingestion. Most of the reported cases involved persons working in laboratories. The time between exposure and detection of hypotension can predict outcome. Fatal doses occur with exposures of >or=700 mg (10 mg/kg). Nonlethal doses ranged from 0.3 to 150 mg (0.004 to 2 mg/kg). Onset of hypotension within minutes or in less than an hour is indicative of a pharmacological response and a benign course. Hypotension with late onset (>1 hour) constitutes an ominous sign for death. All individuals with hypotension for more than an hour died. Additional health effects included mild complaints of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, temporary loss of vision, palpitation, dyspnea, or temporary loss of consciousness or mental status decrease. More severe symptoms and signs included marked decreased mental status, seizure, coma, arrhythmia, tachypnea, pulmonary edema, metabolic acidosis, and cardiorespiratory arrest. The signs and symptoms from lower exposures (<700 mg) are physiological responses at the vascular level and those at or above are toxicological responses at the metabolic level. There is no specific antidote for sodium azide intoxication. Recommended preventive measures for sodium azide exposure consist of education of people at high risk, such as laboratory workers, regarding its chemical properties and toxicity, better labeling of products containing sodium azide, and strict enforcement of laboratory regulations and access control.
The CDC lists these facts about sodium azide:
- Sodium azide is a rapidly acting, potentially deadly chemical that exists as an odorless white solid.
- When it is mixed with water or an acid, sodium azide changes rapidly to a toxic gas with a pungent (sharp) odor. It also changes into a toxic gas (hydrazoic acid) when it comes in contact with solid metals (for example, when it is poured into a drain pipe containing lead or copper).
- The odor of the gas may not be sharp enough, however, to give people sufficient warning of the danger.
“Survivors of serious sodium azide poisoning may have heart and brain damage,” according the public health agency.
As Reese mentioned in his report, there’s a small warning on the instructions that states:
11. Do not dip the swab into the liquid reagent or other liquid before inserting the swab into the nose.
But how many users will thoroughly read the instructions before using the test kit?
Do they know the potential dangers of sodium azide?
Accidents have occurred to trained professionals handling the lethal ingredient.
And these test kits could be administered to children as young as two years of age.
With millions of individuals using COVID-19 home test kits, it’s urgent to get this message to the public.