KUALA LUMPUR (April 24): US President Donald Trump has made a “stunning” suggestion that people could receive injections of disinfectant to cure them of the COVID-19 infection, say reports.
The BBC reported that Trump also “appeared to propose irradiating patients' bodies with UV light” to kill the coronavirus in patients.
These suggestions came about when during a White House coronavirus task force briefing yesterday about new US government research on how the virus reacts to different temperatures, climates and surfaces was discussed.
“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, by an injection inside or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it’d be interesting to check that. So, that you’re going to have to use medical doctors with, but it sounds interesting to me,” Trump said during the briefing.
"So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous - whether it's ultraviolet or just very powerful light," he went on.
“… and I think you said that hasn't been checked but you're going to test it,” Trump said while turning to Dr Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response co-ordinator, BBC reported.
"And then I said, supposing you brought the light inside of the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way. And I think you said you're going to test that too. Sounds interesting," the president explained.
Then he made his famous gesture of pointing to his head saying: "I'm not a doctor. But I'm, like, a person that has a good you-know-what."
The Guardian reported that Dr Birx remained silent.
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