While countries went through various steps and attempt to find the solution to the contagious coronavirus, it was a surprise in the United States when President Donald Trump proposed an injection of disinfectants to treat the virus. The US President also suggested using UV light to illuminate the patient’s body.
All of this suggestion has been reapproved by the medical community. A doctor rejected all ideas during the briefing. Although an official previously said that sunlight and disinfectants are known to kill the infection, Trump may have derived the proposal from the same idea.
However, the disinfectants are dangerous substances and can be toxic when ingested. External exposure can also be dangerous for the skin, eyes and respiratory tract
During a briefing by the Coronavirus Task Force at the White House on Thursday, an official presented the results of research by the United States government that showed that the coronavirus appeared to be weakening more quickly in sunlight and heat.
Also, research has suggested that bleaching could kill the virus in saliva or breathing fluids within five minutes. It has also been shown that isopropyl alcohol can kill the virus faster.
All of this was explained by William Bryan, Acting Director of the Department of Science and Technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, during the press conference.
And Mr. Trump recommends further research in the area. However, many doctors do not agree that patients should be injected with disinfectants or exposed to US light, as both are associated with fatal results.
According to Dr. Vin Gupta, theidea of injecting or ingesting some type of cleansing product into the body, is irresponsible and very dangerous. The doctor added that the approach is a one-way that people use when they want to kill themselves.
Kashif Mahmood, a doctor in Charleston, West Virginia, tweeted to reapprove the idea of disinfectants be injected into the lungs or use UV radiation in the body to treat COVID-19. The doctor warned that no medical advice should be taken from the president.
John Balmes, a pulmonologist who works at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, said that even gasping bleach fumes could result in serious health problems. The doctor added that inhaling chlorine bleach would be absolutely the worst for the lungs since the airways and lungs are not even meant to be subjected to an aerosol disinfectant.
And not even isopropyl alcohol or a slight dilution of bleach is safe. So, the president suggestion is ridiculous.
Earlier, Mr. Trump uploaded a malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine, to treat the virus, but now he doesn’t seem to recommend it anymore.
Investigations conducted this week in a US government-run military veteran hospital have shown that after treatment with hydroxychloroquine, more patients die than those receiving standard care. Joe Biden also responded to the President’s comments on Thursday evening. In a tweet, he questioned the idea of UV light or the injection of disinfectant but issued an idea of more testing and protective equipment for actual medical professionals.
Lena Wood graduated from John Carroll University in the year 2002. She born and grown up in Dallas but later she moved to Cleveland for Studying. Lena has written for several major publications including Community Newspapers and News Desk. Lena is a community Reporter and also Covers National Topics.