Doctors Warn Over Dangerous Viral Milk Crate Challenge
Health and clinical experts cautioned on Friday that individuals ought not to make an attempt on the trending viral milk crate challenge, walking ontop a pyramid of loaded up, unstably adjusted milk crate.
TikTok and other social media websites have been buzzing crazily as of late by videos of individuals in the United States and other continents attempting, and for the most part ascending and descending the crates unsuccessfully.
Most of the videos uploaded on Tiktok end with an excruciating fall onto the collapsing crates, or the ground, as viewers/observers passing by on the street record on their smartphones in what some named an event in the “Hood Olympics.”
Tiktok Challenge: Doctors Caution Over Risky Viral Milk Crate Challenge
“You’re at risk for, hitting your head and getting a head bleed,” said Dr. Chad Cannon, an emergency room doctor at the University of Kansas Health System.
If “you land on the milk crate, you will break your back and be paralyzed.”
Baltimore City Health cited that medical clinics are now under strain from the pandemic. The official account tweeted:
“With Covid-19 hospitalizations rising around the country, please check with your local hospital to see if they have a bed available for you, before attempting the #milkcratechallenge.
While the hashtag was readily searchable on Twitter and Instagram on Wednesday, searches on TikTok returned no results.
“This phrase may be associated with behavior or content that violates our guidelines. Promoting a safe and positive experience is TikTok’s top priority,” the search result page said.
The recordings, and photos of some shocking wounds, were reminiscent of an earlier internet sensation that had doctors and health experts ripping their hair out.
The 2018 Tide Pod Challenge saw youngsters biting into liquid laundry detergent packets. Some social media users called attention to the probability that not those showing up in these videos in the United States would get free clinical treatment.
Others differentiated the ability of individuals to try something so evidently risky with the demeanor to getting a Covid jab that has been confirmed to be safe and effective.
“You’ll do the milk crate challenge but won’t get the vaccine. Got it,” ‘Star Trek’ actor George Takei jokingly says.