It’s hard to believe that the President of the United States said ingesting disinfectants should be checked as a way to “knock out” coronavirus. His suggestion that about UV light was also bizarre. During the White House briefing Thursday he remarked, “supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or some other way, and I think you said you’re going to test that, too.” Dr. Deborah Birx’s facial expression echoed what many of us were thinking. The coordinator of the White House coronavirus response couldn’t hide her bewilderment over Donald Trump’s quaky medical suggestions.
Here is Dr. Birx's reaction when President Trump asks his science advisor to study using UV light on the human body and injecting disinfectant to fight the coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/MVno5X7JMA
— Daniel Lewis (@Daniel_Lewis3) April 24, 2020
And while they say any publicity is good publicity, it was clear this was the kind of exposure Lysol wants. The company prompted issued a warning on their website outlining “Improper use of Disinfectants.” It read, in part:
Due to recent speculation and social media activity, RB (the makers of Lysol and Dettol) has been asked whether internal administration of disinfectants may be appropriate for investigation or use as a treatment for coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
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).
The company goes on to say, “We have a responsibility in providing consumers with access to accurate, up-to-date information as advised by leading public health experts.”
Dear @senatemajldr & @SenateGOP,
When a major American Company like, say for instance, Lysol, has to issue a public warning because something the President said IN A BRIEFING could possibly kill thousands of people, don’t you think that’s the time to USE THE 25th AMENDMENT?!
— Ken Olin (@kenolin1) April 24, 2020
Joe Biden wrote, “UV light? Injecting disinfectant? Here’s an idea, Mr. President: more tests. Now. And protective equipment for actual medical professionals.”
For the first time in a long time, I'm seeing people who were previously dead set against Biden slowly begin to change their tunes.
And all it took was the idea of people ingesting Clorox and Lysol at the suggestion of his opponent.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) April 24, 2020
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said:
“This is so beyond madness. You have an American president saying such things about putting disinfectant in the body, putting light in the body. It is so beyond parody.”
Watch more above from MSNBC’s Morning Joe.