Manufacturers: Do Not Inject Disinfectants To Combat Coronavirus

Last week President Trump responded to a presentation by Bill Bryan from the Department of Homeland security on how to fight COVID-19 by suggesting that injecting the body with disinfectant could serve as treatment.

In New York, the most hard-hit state in the U.S., health authorities reported that they have received an unusually high number of people contacting them after Trump's comment.

According to Risen, this serves as a boost to Trump's "disinformation campaign", which could result in thousands of additional infections and death from coronavirus.

Emergency hotlines in multiple states have reportedly received hundreds of calls from people asking about using disinfectant to counter the coronavirus after Trump openly wondered if it was a good idea at a press briefing. So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous - whether it's ultraviolet or just very powerful light - and I think you said that that hasn't been checked, but you're going to test it.

And response units from several states have commented on an increase in calls regarding "questions" about whether disinfectant can help with coronavirus, such as this tweet from the Emergency Management Agency in Maryland. "Trump asked at the conference, adding, "'Cause you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that. Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Administrator Scott Gottleib said there's "no circumstance" where an individual should inject themselves with a disinfectant, while the company that makes Lysol issued a statement warning against ingesting its products.

None of the people who contacted Poison Control died or needed to go to hospital, the report said.

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Meanwhile, American Medical Association President Patrice Harris said in a statement: "It is unfortunate that I have to comment on this, but people should under no circumstances ingest or inject bleach or disinfectant".

"I see the disinfectant that removes it in a minute, a minute", Trump said during the task force briefing on Thursday. The Governors of most states were very concerned when their citizens started ringing them up as Trump called for disinfectants to be a potential remedy to COVID-19. So, we'll see, but the whole concept of the light, the way it kills it in one minute.

Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of his coronavirus who was seated in the briefing room, tried to warn Trump off of his musings as she explained this wasn't meant as a treatment.

"Trump further took a potshot at the mainstream media, saying that he "never said the pandemic was a hoax".

But White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany defended Trump and accused the media of "irresponsibly" taking the President's comments "out of context" and running with "negative headlines".

  • Sonia Alvarado