Donald Trump Suggests Injecting Disinfectants For "Cleaning" Of The Lungs And A Possible Treatment Of Coronavirus

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Just when we think Mr. Trump has said it all, we are timely proven wrong again.



Yes, you heard this right. President of the US, Donald Trump actually thinks that if disinfectants are effective in killing the COVID-19 virus than the simplest way to treat the patients is to inject these disinfectants in their bodies, that way it will "kill" the virus and help "cleanse" their lungs too.

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The man also proposed irradiating patients' bodies with UV light, fortunately, the idea was dismissed by the doctor at the briefing. Another of his officials had moments earlier said sunlight and disinfectant were known to kill the infection.

Hearing all this, one should very well keep this in mind, disinfectants are hazardous substances and can act as a POISON if ingested or injected. Even external exposure can be dangerous to the skin, eyes, and respiratory system.

During Thursday's White House coronavirus task force briefing, an official presented the results of US government research that indicated coronavirus appeared to weaken more quickly when exposed to sunlight and heat.

The study also presented that bleach could kill the virus in respiratory fluids or saliva and isopropyl alcohol kills it much more quickly.

William Bryan, acting head of the US Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, outlined all the findings at the news conference.

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Knowing very well how research in this area should be treated with great care in this area, Mr.Trump couldn't hold himself in suggesting further research.

"So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous - whether it's ultraviolet or just very powerful light," the president said, turning to Dr Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response co-ordinator, "and I think you said that hasn't been checked but you're going to test it.

"And then I said, supposing you brought the light inside of the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way. And I think you said you're going to test that too. Sounds interesting."

The President continued, "And then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning?

"So it'd be interesting to check that."

Pointing to his head, Mr Trump went on: "I'm not a doctor. But I'm, like, a person that has a good you-know-what."

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He turned again to Dr Birx and asked if she had ever heard of using "the heat and the light" to treat coronavirus.

"Not as a treatment," Dr Birx said. "I mean, certainly, fever is a good thing. When you have a fever, it helps your body respond. But I've not seen heat or light."

"I think it's a great thing to look at," Mr. Trump said.

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Needless to say, Trump's medical advice didn't really sit well with the public and the doctors.

Doctors actually warned the president's idea could have fatal results.

Pulmonologist Dr Vin Gupta told NBC News: "This notion of injecting or ingesting any type of cleansing product into the body is irresponsible and it's dangerous.

"It's a common method that people utilise when they want to kill themselves."

Kashif Mahmood, a doctor in Charleston, West Virginia, tweeted: "As a physician, I can't recommend injecting disinfectant into the lungs or using UV radiation inside the body to treat Covid-19.

"Don't take medical advice from Trump."

John Balmes, a pulmonologist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, warned that even breathing fumes from bleach could cause severe health problems.

He told Bloomberg News: "Inhaling chlorine bleach would be absolutely the worst thing for the lungs. The airway and lungs are not made to be exposed to even an aerosol of disinfectant.

"Not even a low dilution of bleach or isopropyl alcohol is safe. It's a totally ridiculous concept."

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