edited by O Society April 25, 2020
“Donald Trump suggests injecting disinfectant is one way to combat COVID-19,” the city said Saturday.
In the 18 hours after the president’s suggestion during a Thursday night news conference, the city poison control center got 30 exposure calls — nine specifically about Lysol, 10 about bleach, and 11 about other household cleaners.
In the same window last year, there were 13 cases: two specifically about bleach and none about Lysol-related products.
None of the 30 exposure calls in the city resulted in death that we know of.
WASHINGTON – After President Donald Trump wondered out loud about possibly injecting disinfectants into people infected with the coronavirus, “Tide Pods” and other household cleaners began trending on Twitter. Many doctors also tweeted stern warnings against taking the president’s medical advice.
“And then I saw the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in one minute, and is there a way we could do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning,” the president said during his White House press briefing. “As you see it gets in the lungs, it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”
UV light exposure from tanning booths and spray-on orange tanning products touted as a cure for COVID-19 by so-called “president.”
Afterwards, Bill Bryan, an undersecretary of science and technology at the Department of Homeland Security, clarified it isn’t possible and said, “We don’t do that within the lab, at our labs.”
However, Trump replied: “maybe it works, maybe it doesn’t work.”
The Washington Military Department’s Emergency Management Division pleaded, “Please don’t eat tide pods or inject yourself with any kind of disinfectant, do not make a bad situation worse.”
Despite containing potentially poisonous chemicals, MMS – miracle mineral solution – is still widely available.
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The leader of the most prominent group in the US peddling potentially lethal industrial bleach as a “miracle cure” for coronavirus, autism, and cancer wrote to Donald Trump at the White House this week.
In his letter, Mark Grenon told Trump chlorine dioxide – a powerful bleach used in industrial processes such as textile manufacturing that can have fatal side-effects when drunk – is “a wonderful detox that can kill 99% of the pathogens in the body. It can rid the body of Covid-19.”
A few days after Grenon dispatched his letter, Trump went on national TV at his daily coronavirus briefing at the White House and promoted the idea disinfectant could be used as a treatment for the virus. To the astonishment of medical experts, the US president said disinfectant “knocks it out in a minute. One minute!”
He went on to say: “Is there a way we can do something, by an injection inside or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it’d be interesting to check that.”
Apparently this thing is going on for the last 20 years and the FDA tells people outloud not to do this:
Trump did not specify where his idea of using disinfectant as a possible remedy for Covid-19 comes from, and the source for his notion remains obscure. The Guardian learned peddlers of chlorine dioxide – industrial bleach – have been making direct approaches to the White House in recent days. Trump’s son Barron has autism, which the church reports is cured by MMS bleach, according to marketing claims disputed by the FDA.
With virtually no testing available to inform public conversation, Trump was free to unleash his “natural ability” on the problem, which he did with abandon throughout the early weeks of the crisis.
Trump took to describing himself as a “wartime president” with Covid-19 as the enemy. His dogged pursuit of his own instincts and his preference for letting his “hunches” lead the nation into “battle” rather than deploying the weaponry of evidence and science are the hallmarks of his response to the contagion so far.
From the first confirmed US case in Washington state on 20 January to Trump’s citing of 2.2 million projected deaths, he has kept up a relentlessly upbeat facade, downplaying the severity of the threat largely for the benefit of the New York stock exchange.
“We have it totally under control,” he said two days after the first confirmed case and a day before China cut off Wuhan, a city of 11 million.
“We only have five people, we pretty much shut it down coming from China,” he said on 30 January, the day the World Health Organization declared a global emergency.
Trump’s ‘hunches’ versus science