Disinfectants could be a deadly treatment

               Trump suggests disinfectants to be a cure of covid19

He said that he was just playing a trick on reporters.
After releasing a statement in which he suggests disinfectants can be injected so as to cure coronavirus, something which brought him a national criticism. In Maryland the state’s emergency management agency issued a warning that no disinfectant should be used as a treat under no condition, the state of Washington as well urged people not to use laundry detergents.
“Injecting bleach or highly concentrated rubbing alcohol causes massive organ damage and the blood cells in the body to basically burst”  said Dr. Dian P. Calello, the medical director of the New Jersey poison information and education system. “It can definitely be fatal” she added.
Even the makers of Clorox and Lysol pleaded with Americans not to inject or ingest their products.
The frantic reaction was promoted by president Trump’s suggestion on Thursday at a white house conference. “Injection inside the human body with a disinfectant like bleach or isopropyl alcohol could help combat the virus” he said
“And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute” he added
Dr. Deborah L Brix, the white house’s coronavirus response coordinator was sitting to the side in the white house briefing room, blinking hard and looking in the floor as she hardly spoke. Later Mr. Trump asked her if she knew about “the heat and the light” as a possible cure.
“Not as a treatment” Dr Brix said, adding “I haven’t seen heat or light…” before the president cut her off.
Trump’s statements caused an uproar, and the white house spent much of Friday trying to hold it back, as the food and drug administration warned that hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, two drugs that the president has reportedly recommended in treating the coronavirus, can cause dangerous abnormalities in heart rhythm in coronavirus patients and has resulted in some deaths
However Trump later on undermined arguments by insisting that his statements in fact had been an elaborate prank that he had engineered to trick the reporters.

Source: NYT

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