The President of the United States Donald trump suggested that to overcome the coronavirus may be taking inside disinfectant. He stated this at a press conference April 23, according to the BBC.
During the press conference, the Director of the research Department in the Ministry of internal security of the USA William Bryan presented the results of studies of the US government, which showed that the coronavirus weakens faster when exposed to sunlight and heat.
In addition, in his words, bleach can kill the virus in saliva or respiratory fluids within five minutes, and isopropyl alcohol will make it even faster.
After his words trump put forward the hypothesis about the possibility of using “huge UV” or “very powerful light” on the patient’s body or even inside the body as a potential treatment. He also suggested that to defeat the virus with the help of injection of disinfectants.
The next day, 24 April, trump told journalists that his proposal was sarcastic, writes The Washington Post. He noted that he asked reporters to “just see what happens.”
However, American doctors cautiously accepted the statement of the President of the United States. In particular, the head of the Department of global medicine at the medical center at Columbia University Dr. Craig Spencer in comments to The Washington Post expressed concern that people might take the statement of a trump as a really good idea.
In addition, the emergency management Agency of the state of Maryland has released on Twitter a warning about the dangers of ingestion of disinfectants, after their hot line fell calls with questions about the effectiveness of this method of treatment.
ALERT: We have received several calls regarding questions about disinfectant use and #COVID19.
This is a reminder that under no circumstances should any disinfectant product be administered into the body through injection, ingestion or any other route.
— Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MDMEMA) (@MDMEMA) April 24, 2020