Trump Faces Backlash Online After He Suggests Sunlight, Bleach Could Cure COVID-19

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According to a recent report by the BBC, more than 150 different drugs have been tested around the world to see if they could stand as a cure for the coronavirus but have had dissatisfactory results. On the other hand, human trials for the coronavirus vaccine have started in Germany and the UK. It is no doubt that scientists are working round the clock to find a solution.

While all this happens, Donald Trump in the recent White House coronavirus briefing suggested that sunlight, heat, and humidity could kill the virus, reports The Indian Express. He also went on to ask if disinfectants like bleach and isopropyl alcohol could be injected into a COVID-19 patient as medication.

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Addressing his coronavirus task force coordinator Dr Deborah Birx, Trump said:

“There’s been a rumour, a very nice rumour, that if you go outside in the sun or you have heat, it does have an effect on other viruses. Speak to the medical doctors to see if there’s any way that you can apply light and heat to cure (the virus).”

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He went on to add:

“So supposing we hit the body with a tremendous ultraviolet or just a very powerful light. Supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or some other way. I think you said you’re going to test that too.”

Bill Bryan, the Acting Undersecretary of Science and Technology for the Department of Homeland Security, spoke about experiments in which disinfectants like bleach and isopropyl alcohol quickly killed the virus.

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Addressing him Donald Trump asked whether there was a way they could inject disinfectants into people, almost like a “cleaning”, reports BBC.

“And then I see the disinfectant where it 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?” he asks.

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People on the internet are not just face-palming super hard right now but many tweeted how Trump’s claims were inaccurate, “irresponsible”, and “disastrous”.

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Health officials have not confirmed any of Trump’s suggestions as cure for coronavirus. In fact, disinfectants are hazardous substances and can be poisonous if ingested. Even external exposure can be dangerous to the skin, eyes, and the respiratory system.

We just hope people do not take his claims seriously and instead educate themselves more on the current pandemic!

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