President Donald Trump recently proposed to study the possibility of injecting disinfectant into the lungs to kill Covid-19. After this aberrant statement, calls for information on this subject have multiplied in the country.
A surreal statement
After minimizing the impact of Covid-19 at the start of the epidemic, Donald Trump again made an exit that only he himself has the secret of. On 24 April 2020, the applicant had declared during an information meeting at Maison Blanche.
“I see that disinfectants clear the virus in a minute, a minute. Isn’t there a way to do something like that by injecting inside or almost, like cleaning? As you can see, it gets into the lungs, it does a lot of things there, so it would be interesting to check that out. ”
Obviously, many researchers and politicians were amazed by the nature of this statement. On social networks, the world is divided between indignation and mockery. In addition, if the head of state quickly reconsidered his remarks by believing he had been sarcastic, the latter once again turned around. Indeed, Donald Trump would have asked government experts to study the issue.
As Newsweek explains Maryland and the New York Poison Control Center saw a very large increase in calls after the president’s exit. In fact, many citizens want information on the injection of disinfectants such as bleach.
The state of Maryland emergency line even posted a tweet to clarify matters (see below). It was reminded that in no case should a disinfectant be administered into the body by injection. Besides, no product of this type must penetrate the organism, regardless of the way. There is also the British company Reckitt Benckiser (RB), which manufactures several household disinfectants. This company published a press release reminding that it was absolutely not necessary to inject or ingest this kind of products.
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
Fortunately, the authorities have not seen any deaths linked to this serious and incredible case. In these difficult times, heads of state and other political figures assume great responsibility, particularly with regard to their communication. Indeed, some people overcome by fear are likely to believe what is said here and there about the Covid-19.
Recall that a month ago, around 300 people died in Iran after taking fake news on social media seriously. The victims believed they could kill the coronavirus in their bodies by drinking high-strength alcohol such as methanol.