How United States became a global laughingstock over President Trump’s bleach injection disaster
"Injecting any cleansing product into your body is a common method that people use when they want to kill themselves," Dr. Vin Gupta
The United States has become a global laughingstock over President Trump’s bleach injection disaster, with leaders from around the world struggling not to laugh while indicating that no one should follow Donald Trump’s advice.
The US President has been widely criticized by the medical community after suggesting research into whether the coronavirus might be treated by injecting disinfectant into the body.
Trump also appeared to suggest irradiating patients’ bodies with ultraviolet light, an idea rejected by a doctor at the briefing.
Disinfectants are harmful substances and can be poisonous if consumed. Even external contact can be dangerous to the eyes, skin, and respiratory system.
What did President Trump say?
During a recent White House coronavirus task force briefing, an official showed the results of US government research that revealed coronavirus appeared to weaken more rapidly when exposed to sunlight.
The research also revealed bleach could kill the virus in saliva or within five minutes and isopropyl alcohol could kill it even more quickly.
Doctor’s reaction to Trump’s comments?
Doctors warned that Trump’s idea could have fatal results.
Pulmonologist Dr. Vin Gupta, told a source, “The idea of inserting any type of cleansing product into the body is negligent and it’s dangerous.In fact, it is a common method that people use when they want to kill themselves.”
Kashif Mahmood, a doctor in Charleston, West Virginia, tweeted, “As a doctor, I cannot suggest injecting disinfectant into the lungs or using ultraviolet rays inside the body to treat the virus. Do not take medical advice from Trump.”
A pulmonologist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, John Balmes, warned that even inhaling fumes from bleach could cause serious health issues.
Trump has earlier suggested a malaria medication, hydroxychloroquine, as a potential treatment for the coronavirus, though he has stopped advertising that drug recently.
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