U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested treating the coronavirus with “an injection of disinfectant” or applying “sunlight” to the human body in order to defeat Covid-19, the disease generated by the virus, according to NBC.
“I can see the disinfectant knocking him out in a minute, in a minute. Is there any way we can do something like an injection in or almost a cleanse? As you can see, it gets into the lungs and reaches a tremendous amount in the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that,” the U.S. president said, addressing the director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Division of Technology and Science, Bill Bryan. Trump made the suggestion after Bryan made a presentation on measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, in which he said the virus “dies quickly” when exposed to sunlight. In response to that statement, Trump directly asked him if you can “get sunlight into your body” to beat the coronavirus.
Following Trump’s hearing, scientific and health experts have criticized his claims as an irresponsible and “inadequate” health message. “This notion of injecting or ingesting any kind of cleaning product into the body is irresponsible and dangerous,” pulmonologist Vin Gupta told NBC News. “It’s a common method for people who want to kill themselves,” he said.