Or in this case, don't inject yourself with disinfectant. Thursday, President Trump suggested his bright idea for a cure in the White Housing briefing room after a presentation that mentioned disinfectants can kill COVID-19 on surfaces and in the air.
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This supposed cure is inject disinfectants like Lysol into the bloodstream. Please, don't do this. Following backlash and ridicule, Trump claimed that he suggested this sarcastically. He also raised the possibility of using light to battle the virus.
After the briefing, doctors stepped forward, calling his comments "irresponsible," "extremely dangerous" and "frightening," while also warning people of the severe consequences of ingesting toxic chemicals.
Lysol also stepped forward and urged people not to inject disinfectant.
The (not so) surprising result of Trump's comment is that his fans absolutely do not believe he said it.
True, he did not say to drink Lysol, but he did say: "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."
Khait, among others, refused to believe that Trump actually suggested injecting disinfectant to combat the novel coronavirus despite the actual footage of him suggesting it on air. Rather, they are blaming the mainstream media for saying this. Again, despite the evidence and that Trump himself confirmed he said this, although he said it was apparently sarcastic.
In a time of crisis and fear, the President of the United States cannot be suggesting possible "cures" even sarcastically. People might have already done this.