Trump suggests injecting disinfectants to kill virus
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Apr 26, 2020,
Apr 26, 2020, 0:34
But Trump might eventually have to reckon with the consequences of his free-wheeling medical commentary, even as his experts try to massage his off-the-cuff remarks.
It was also said that bleach had been shown to kill the virus in saliva and respiratory fluids (obviously referring to those fluids after people have coughed or spat them out onto a surface) in five minutes or less, and that isopropyl alcohol could do it even faster.
In response, Trump suggested conducting tests on the virus using "ultraviolet or just very powerful light", again, inside the body. The President then turned to him and asked him to "speak to the medical doctors to see if there's any way that you can apply light and heat to cure [Covid-19]. And I think you're going to test that, too?"
Birx also came under some criticism from media figures for not more forcefully pushing back on the president. "I was asking...when they use disinfectant it goes away in less than a minute".
"I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute.And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or nearly a cleaning?"
Trump was angry after a day of punishing headlines Friday, largely about his comment at the previous evening's briefing wondering if it would be helpful to inject disinfectant into people to fight the coronavirus.
But President Trump did suggest that researchers look into the possibility that such behavior could prove useful. "But I'm, like, a person that has a good you-know-what". "And if it has an impact, that's great", Trump replied.
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Rather, Cuomo said it's because of these measures that the curve is flattening - and we have to keep doing them. "To put this in perspective, I lived through 9/11, as many New Yorkers did who are of somewhat advanced age".
Trump Jr. responded, adding a wink emoji: "We know, we know ... poison is reserved for a long list of people like Jeffrey Epstein ... and servers".
"This is one of the most risky and idiotic suggestions made so far in how one might actually treat COVID-19", said Paul Hunter, a professor of medicine at Britain's University of East Anglia. His scientific advisers later discredited the use of the medication. The virus in a short time begins to multiply and unfold, finally reaching the lungs.
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"Deborah, have you ever heard of that? The heat and the light relative to certain viruses, but relative to this virus?"
Neither Fauci nor Birx appeared at Friday's briefing, which abruptly ended after 21 minutes when Trump stalked out of the room without taking questions for the first time in weeks.
And the contradictions go both ways. "Didn't want to answer questions that the reporters had prepared". But in a report at 6:55 p.m. EDT, the network's Jim Acosta said the president had put out some "very questionable ideas". Others prescribed quinine, strychnine and a poisonous garden plant called Digitalis to help circulation, and drugs derived from iodine for "internal disinfection", according to author Laura Spinney, who wrote a 2017 book on the pandemic entitled "Pale Rider, The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World". "I think this was notable Wolf because this is the President is willing to lie to Americans about something we all saw on camera less than 24 hours prior". "I don't agree if he said that".
Health professionals have been encouraging people to wash their hands thoroughly with soap or to use hand sanitizer to combat the spread of the virus. "I think everybody would know that that would be unsafe and counter-productive".