US President Donald Trump’s bizarre idea came after he learned about the effects of sunlight & household disinfectants on the virus.
Washington| US President Donald Trump gave a shock to Health experts in the USA at the latest press conference, where he recommended the chance of an “injection” of disinfectant into a person infected with the COVID-19 as a restraint to the disease on Thursday.
A presentation on research was given by Bill Bryan, who leads the Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology division, that shows that hotter and humid temperature cuts half the life of the coronavirus. Bryan said, “The virus dies quickest in sunlight”.
Trump wondered, as a result of Bryan’s research, whether people could bring the light “inside the body,” and suggested that experts should find a way to inject light and disinfectants into human bodies to kill the virus.
Speaking to Bryan during the briefing Trump said: “So supposing we hit the body with a tremendous — whether it’s ultraviolet or just a very powerful light — and I think you said that hasn’t been checked because of the testing and then I said, supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or some other way, and I think you said you’re going to test that, too.”
The President of The US added: “I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning?”
However, he didn’t mention the kind of disinfectant to verify his claim.
Disinfectants like bleach are poisonous and dangerous when mishandled, doctors say.
Trump has consistently looked for hopeful news about containing the virus,
Trump was asked if it was threatening to make people think they would be safe by going outside in the heat, acknowledging that so many people have died in Florida.
“I hope people enjoy the sun. And if it has an impact, that’s great,” Trump replied, adding, “It’s just a suggestion from a brilliant lab by a very, very smart, perhaps brilliant man.”
The president has often talked up prospects for new therapies and offered rosy timelines for the development of a vaccine.
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