Trump Baffles all with “injecting disinfectant” Comments
Donald Trump caused widespread bewilderment and has been castigated by medical professionals after suggesting research into whether coronavirus might be treated by injecting disinfectant into the body.
Furthermore, he suggested irradiating patients’ bodies with UV light, an idea which was immediately quashed by the physician attending the briefing.
Disinfectants are hazardous substances and can be poisonous if ingested.
Even external exposure can be dangerous to the skin, eyes and respiratory system.
From the horses mouth
Here are a few quotes from the mind boggling rant:
“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.”
Medical professionals from around the globe have lambasted The President for his comments. Some suggesting that they could cause people to take drastic and harmful measures.
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.”
Politics aside, those in positions of power really should consider their words very carefully. This is another example of mouth before brain.