Paris | An “injection” of “disinfectant” to combat the coronavirus? Statements of Donald Trump on Thursday were dismayed the scientific community and many experts have accused the u.s. president of being irresponsible in making this suggestion “dangerous”.
“I see that the disinfectant knocks him out (the sars coronavirus) in a minute. A minute. And is there a way to do something like this with an injection to the inside or almost like a cleaning?”, said Mr. Trump during the press briefing daily on the pandemic in the White House.
“As you can see, it gets in the lungs and it has a huge effect, so it would be interesting to check it out. It will be necessary to call on doctors for that, but it seems interesting to me”, he continued.
These remarks have triggered an outcry among scientists.
“This idea of injecting in the body or ingest any type of cleaning product is irresponsible and dangerous,” said NBC’s Dr. Vin Gupta, expert public health specialist of the lung and intensive care.
“It is a common method used by people who want to kill themselves”, he continued.
On social networks, many doctors and scientists have also blasted the remarks of Mr. Trump.
“In the same way, the immolation by the fire could be a useful alternative”, thus ironisé the centre de recherche français Marseille Immunopôle, pointing out that the methods suggested by the us president “kill the viruses and the patients!”.
“Stop retransmission of these press conferences on the coronavirus. They are putting lives in danger. And please, do not drink and do not inject disinfectant”, has tweeted Walter Shaub, a former director of the federal office responsible for ethics (OGE) under the democratic administration of Barack Obama.
“The press conferences of Trump are a danger to the public health. Boycott the propaganda. Listen to the experts. And please, do not drink disinfectant”, was pestered, also on Twitter, Robert Reich, the former secretary of Labor of the democratic president Bill Clinton.
In addition to the disinfectant, Donald Trump also referred to as “ultraviolet light” or “light very powerful” that we could project “inside the body” to fight against the coronavirus.
On social networks, many internet users have delighted in the annoyance manifest of Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of the crisis unit of the White House on the virus, during the president’s statements.