If he is your President he sure isn’t mine! To think that Donald Trump is smart enough to be President this is probably the biggest example of why he shouldn’t. Its fine to believe in weird conspiracy theories, or spew hate from your mouth, but the current President of the United States suggested that we inject disinfectants as a way to battle the coronavirus.
And because of this lunacy, the maker of Lysol had to issue a statement warning people not to follow the advice of their President.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The parent company of Lysol and another disinfectant warned Friday that its products should not be used as an internal treatment for the coronavirus after President Donald Trump wondered about the prospect during a White House briefing.
Trump noted Thursday that researchers were looking at the effects of disinfectants on the virus and wondered aloud if they could be injected into people, saying the virus “does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”
That prompted a strong warning from the maker of disinfectants Lysol and Dettol, which said it was issuing a statement to combat “recent speculation.”
“As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion or any other route),” said the statement from Reckitt Benckiser.
Researchers are testing the effect of disinfectants on virus-laden saliva and respiratory fluids in the laboratory, said William Bryan, of the Department of Homeland Security. They kill the virus very quickly, he said.